I had an interesting discussion with a director friend of mine, Dave Docimo. He said all short films are disappointing to him because the stories never give the audience what it wants. The endings are always sad and for most part the antagonist never gets what he or she deserves. I must say I can Read More
THE BLACK HOLE from Philip Sansom on Vimeo. Here’s a bit of inspiration for your week. I found this shortfilm while doing research for an upcoming project. It’s fairly short, but it’s a well told story with no dialoge. I also like it for its simplicity. However, it has all the elements of a great Read More
I hesitate to use videos I’m involved in producing as “inspiration”. However, I’m pretty happy with this project and a lot of credit goes to the film team I work with. It was written by Blake Frazier and features Chris Neal and Jenève Dubé. Chris also came up with some of the shot ideas and Read More
I found this short a few days ago while surfing through Vimeo Staff picks. It’s a fun story. It includes humor, personal connection and a great moral. In the age of the anti-hero more and more stories are losing the classic moral. Moral: a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can Read More
A bit of inspiration for your Monday. This is a brief video on Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s writing process. His most popular films are Milk, and J. Edgar. “I think we make progress by telling our personal stories. The personal story can change the world.” “A film is not what happened. A film is Read More
This past weekend I attended Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion workshop in Nashville. It was definitely worth the price of admission. So that’s one reason I’m posting this 90 second commercial Laforet co-directed for Nike as inspiration for this week. Vincent is a former award winning photojournalist turned commercial director.
I don’t post many one minute commercials as inspiration, but this is one I really like. It was directed by a friend of mine, Dave Docimo, the owner of Fleck Media. I’ve worked with Dave several times and have the utmost respect for his work ethic, vision as a director, and business owner.