Weekend Watching 17.05.14

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Passion For Sound

Living in a city like Mumbai where the noise levels are high on the quietest day, I am constantly made aware of how important sound–and quiet–really is. This short documentary helps highlight the power of sound in a fun, easy to understand manner.

Between Zero & One

Drummer Jojo Mayer says some interesting things in this short documentary. And it looks great. So double win.

Falls Like Rain

I am not going to dwell on the irony of the video for a song called Falls Like Rain featuring a young man dangling off very tall buildings–I felt gravity’s pull even though I was just sitting in my work chair watching it. I am impressed by the cinematography of DOP Chris Clarke because it is the appropriately-situated camera that gives us a true sense of how scary and daunting these stunts are.

Carlo’s Story

The static camera and a stuffy edit can be easy traps to fall into while making a talking heads-style documentary. This film is the exact opposite. Director Michael Marantz and DOP Tim Sessler keep the camera mobile and help inject a great deal of kinetic energy into this short documentary.

At the Bar – A Joke

Jason Headley’s At the Bar series has a new episode, in which the two characters–one of whom is played by the writer/director himself–attempt to write a joke. if I have to explain why this is funny, you “don’t get it.” See what I did there Jason?

Feast in a Fallen City

Sometimes one has to embrace the darkness to truly appreciate the light. The character design in this tale is beautiful, even if the narrative is grim.

Elvis

Independent filmmaker and screenwriter.