Howdy, Clam Bakers. Grab a seat around the campfire and settle into your chairs. We’re trying something a little different tonight. Part of the reason for this variance is that I spent too much time today doing things I shouldn’t have (XBOX may have been involved, I’m not signing anything) and I didn’t properly prep an original post. But really, and mostly, I wanted to share a few short films with you that are really striking in their originality and conception.
All of tonight’s selections have been “borrowed” from the Slippery Edge blog, a site dedicated to, in their own words, “the exploration of beauty and creativity”. This might sound a little obscure and fancy, but trust, they really know what they’re doing. I have yet to read a post on their site that I didn’t find intriguing on at least some level. If you are interested in emerging arts and artists, you might want to click the link and poke around a bit.
So, make sure you have a satisfying beverage handy, keep an eye on your roasting weenies so we don’t have an unfortunate culinary incident, and take a gander at what some folks are doing with short-form storytelling. It’s fair to say that five or ten minutes of quality can be much more satisfying than two hours of explosions and supermodels taking an explicit shower for no apparent reason.
Job, Joris and Marieke – “A Single Life”
Natasha Chernysheva – “Le Retour”
Francois Ferracci – “Lost Memories”
Jim Archer – “My Sister’s Dollhouse”
Vladimir Leschiov – “Wings and Oars”
Final Note: I realize that some of these bits are not for all tastes, and that many of you will not even watch them, because really, who has that kind of time? Still, at least one of you will click, and that’s good enough for me…