da Vinci Film Festival and Moro blood oranges

The ninth annual da Vinci Film Festival starts next Friday and runs through the weekend, April 18-20, 2008.
This weekend is the da Vinci Fast Film Project, in which participants write, shoot, and edit a film in 48 hours. The goal is to make a short of 10 minutes or less using the prop and [...]

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“Two-Headed Boy” by Ian Cavalier

I completed my second (and last?) short film today, titled Two-Headed Boy (the title was inspired by the Neutral Milk Hotel song). It is 3:34 long and, like my first film, was shot using a crappy super 8 camera (borrowed from the Northwest Film Center in Portland) on Kodak Tri-X reversal film and Eastman Ektachrome [...]

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“All Love is Fleeting” by Ian Cavalier

I completed my first short film today, titled All Love is Fleeting. It is 2:35 long and was shot using a crappy super 8 camera (that we borrowed from the Northwest Film Center in Portland) on Kodak Tri-X reversal film.
This film was storyboarded in one day, shot in one day, and edited in one day. [...]

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Super 8 filmmaking

I just started a filmmaking class at the Northwest Film Center in Portland, which means I’ll be commuting to and from Salem quite a bit this summer. So far all I’ve shot is a test roll of super 8 film, but it came out really well. It mainly consisted of creepy light bulb and flying [...]

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