I’ve always been a fan of beautiful cinematography. Rack focusing and shallow depth of field frames make my cinematic world go round.
But it’s one thing to know how to work a camera. Really, that’s only half the battle – because without a compelling story, your video may as well be used as filler to test colour depth on a new box store TV.
A good friend of mine introduced me to this heartwarming/heartbreaking video on Vimeo a few months back. Whenever I try to assemble an honest film, I use this example as something to measure up to.
Last minutes with ODEN is thrilling, chilling and will leave you feeling .. something.
(Disclaimer: Kleenex for eye-dabbing may be required.)