Have you made a short film lately? Why not? Perhaps you don’t think you can pull it off? Perhaps you think there are just too many moving parts for you to handle.
Minimalist Filmmaking in Action
Todays guest, Ian Wittenber, made a powerful short film called “Turtle” (video below) which embodies the spirit of minimalist filmmaking. He’s a Director, Writer and Cinematographer all wrapped in one. I was floored by his achievement and even more floored as he shared what went into producing this masterpiece.
There are so many lessons to be learned her:
One – go out and make a movie – no excuses!
Two – visuals must be dictated by your story.
Three – you don’t need expensive equipment to knock a film out of the park.
Four – Five – Six . . . it’s all in the interview below.
Watch Ian’s Short “Turtle” Below
The lighting and film gear used here made me one happy camper because it reaffirmed to me that all that matters is your vision and your tenacity to go and get it done! Actually Ian referred to my Minimalist Filmmaking post as something he especially related to.
The Viewer’s Experience
Ian is clearly an astute student of film. A graduate of film school and studying the art of story telling are clearly his weapons here. I think he would agree that film school isn’t necessarily necessary, but in any event, his focus on doing WHATEVER is necessary to tell his story in the most impact full way, and a CONSTANT mind on the viewer’s experience to ensure delivering his message in the strongest fashion, are the keys to his success and the success of this short film.
If you need some inspiration on what can be done with a go-getters attitude and are curious to the efforts that went into making this type of short a success – this interview is for you.
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