Friday, March 4, 2011

One Shot

I came across some cool videos on /Film this week, thought I'd share. Both videos were done in one camera shot, and I thought they were pretty interesting. Curious to hear what other people think.

The first one is Tick Tock, a short film by Ien Chi. It plays in reverse, and according to Chi, "traces a young man's few minutes trying to fulfill his highest potential." Not sure I get that from watching it, but it's certainly cool to look at. Chi said it took 36 takes to get the right one, and it was filmed on the Oxford College of Emory campus. I'd say Chi was influenced by Memento, which in my book is a good thing.

The second video is a rap song, T.Shirt's "24 Frames." I don't know how many takes they needed for this one, but it was shot on two floors of a theater in SoHo. I could do without the cheesy blond, but the lyrics, 120 movie titles, are kind of cool. I'm not much of a rap fan, but I thought this was pretty creative.


  1. Tick-Tock was certainly interesting...but I'm left wondering what happened! The Rap was great, I'm usually not a fan, but this was kind of fun...wasn't quite sure about the blond! What was her purpose in the film? Thanks for sharing!

  2. I would love to find out how many takes it took. I remeber seeing a music video done in one camera shot. It was done on the first official attempt although they did a practice run first. It was done on a college campus to a Black Eyes Peas song. The Today show mimicked it as well.

  3. Interesting choices. I like your Memento comparison with Tick Tock.

  4. Cheesy blonds and messy redheads rule my world, as do black haired mavens and bald headed beauties. I'm not sure why I have opened up to you with such candor, but I feel all the better for doing so. Thanks for being there.

  5. T & B: Glad you enjoyed the videos.

    Nari: I'd like to know how many takes myself.

    dbs: Memento was such a cool film.

    Munk: That may be the the best comment ever left on this blog.

  6. I thought Tick Tock was neat. Thanks for posting it.