One of my favourite things to do with a bit of time off is to flick through the various short films on Vimeo. Every now and again I stumble across something I really like, and naturally I hit the ‘like’ button. But ‘Successful Alcoholics’ is a short film that I LOVE! It’s easily one of the best short films I’ve seen, so it deserves an extra special mention!
Despite being a lengthy 25 minutes long, I’ve watched it at least a dozen times. It puts a fantastic spin on the story of balancing career and addiction (perhaps a funnier, more lighthearted Shame?!) as we see Drake (T.J. Miller) and Lindsay (Lizzy Caplan) battle with alcoholism. Jordon Vogt-Roberts’ film brings together brilliantly witty writing and a serious message all in one, transitioning from often hilarious slapstick and satire to a touching sensitivity that sees the characters realise and tackle their problems head-on by themselves.
It’s just over a year since I bought my Canon 60D and it has been an eventful year for me, going from TV company intern to fully-fledged freelance and self-employed DSLR fanatic. I’ve had a go at almost everything; music videos, short films, corporate videos and most recently, timelapse. This is my first showreel, a collection of shots and scenes I contributed to on 20+ projects in 2011. Enjoy!
I’ll soon be attempting to shoot timelapse videos with my 60D and one of the reasons is that I’ve been inspired by timelapse videos by the likes of Philip Bloom. However, I think I’ve stumbled upon the best I’ve ever seen by a guy called MindRelic. This is absolutely stunning and so inspirational for those of us thinking of trying our hand at timelapse videos.
Mind you, Philip Bloom’s 24 Hours of Neon is top-notch too: