We’re just a couple of days from releasing this month’s short film, “Swing King,” and I think it’s going to be our best yet. If you haven’t watched our two previous shorts, we began to establish a bit of a style, and this short doesn’t really fit into that style, it’s more narrative, and is in “mockumentary” style. Honestly, I think it’s really funny, and I’m hoping that all of you will also. It’s not “This is Spinal Tap,” but I think we’re giving you a solid few minutes.
We’ve also begun pre-production on May’s short film, which will return to the “stand up style monologue” meets “visual medley” style that we’ve been establishing over the last couple months.
While I’ve enjoyed that style of short filmmaking, I’m more interested in making the best film for any particular idea, and so that’s why we may switch between that style, and more traditional narrative style. It’s going to be all about conveying the idea.
The hope is that regardless of style, that we continue to improve/take risks/learn with each new short film that we make. “Swing King” was an exercise in expanding our cinematography skills, (while I directed it, I was not the actual cinematographer, my friend David was), and obviously that’s why our first episode of “Back to Film School” covered the topic of cinematography. May’s short, will likely be an exercise in stylized editing, and so on May 15, you can expect an episode of “Back to Film School” that will cover that topic.
If you want to watch any of the videos that I’m talking about, please check us out here, and if you like what you see, or want to see more as it comes out in the future, please like and subscribe, and maybe just as importantly share. Thank you, and keep your eyes open for Sunday’s (04/30/18) release of “Swing King.”