Content We Love: Micro Films
If you want to be touched (figuratively speaking…) but only have ten minutes to open your inner chakra, then these micro films should do just the job.
The Feeling of Skateboarding
If like us you can’t go near a skateboard without falling over, but want to understand why people live for it, Jakob Knutsson’s ‘The Feeling of Skateboarding’ does a fine job explaining it.
This beautifully shot, warm and soulful film perfectly captures the sense of freedom, community and passion that skateboarding represents. The creative use of sound design, camera movement and editing techniques (different aspect ratios, colour grade etc) really drive home the themes the film presents to the viewer.
Dean Goes Surfing
This heartwarming film takes a look at the wonderful work of ‘Surfing With Smiles’, a charity that gives those with special needs the chance to learn how to surf.
Following Dean, a participant of the program, we are instantly invested in discovering how this teenage boy finds freedom through surfing and how surfing provides a unique and positive space for him and his friends to express themselves.
All this positivity is expressed using an intimate and energetic shooting style as well as a tight narrative that flows effortlessly between Dean’s personal goals and the goals of the event being expressed by the organisers.
Exploring the works of renowned Australian photographer ‘Trent Mitchell’ this gorgeous profile piece perfectly captures the powerful and often surreal photography of Trent Mitchell. Seeping with rich texture what Robert Sherwood has managed to capture is nothing short of amazing.
This film ditches the flashy filming and editing techniques found in a lot of contemporary works and instead sticks with what feels like an authentic craftsman like visual style that was helped crafted by the unforgiving shooting conditions. Sherwood has created something truly beautiful yet rugged, much like his home country of Australia itself.
Long Term Parking
By far the longest film on our list, it is no means the least impactful. Long Term Parking, by Lance Oppenheim, looks at the isolated and melancholic community of airline workers living at an airport carpark in Los Angeles.
Exploring the stories of three residents of this makeshift village, Oppenheim provides the viewer with an intimate glance into their lives and how they deal with their unusual living conditions as both individuals and as a community.