Sunny Afternoon by *Orioto
I really like this short from Orioto. There are some great visuals in the piece, but the whole project is economical and elegant. Film elevating the banal to something truly special. You feel like you are there. (
I enjoyed the film so much that I had to watch it in HD. The simplicity of your actions really tunes in the audience: it gives a chance to interpret through one's own eyes rather than have it focused on one plot.
cuongqtranFeatured By OwnerMay 29, 2010Professional Filmographer
My goodness! This was so AWESOME!! I can't tell you how awesome this is. I love everything about it! How in the world did you get the little particles in the air to move around like that. And the focus come in and out, did you do that in preproduction, or did you do that in post? Man, you're the MAN!!
I really love the video itself. The textures were compelling, repulsive and intriguing at the same time.
However, it lost it's power for me as soon as the 'beat' kicked in... The early windy raspy sounds were really wonderful but the introduction of the beat was so harsh, i found it distracting.
I personally wouldn't have included the rewind/backwards sequences - felt a little contrived and once again stuck out like an embarrassment. Somehow felt as if you were trying to say something, when i would have prefered to just observe.
But some really amazing art. (and i'm not massively into video art)
@03:20I've been watching independent films nonstop for two weeks now, screening entries for a film festival I'm working for, so I'm a LITTLE turned off of artsie shorts...BUT I could NOT look away from this! And it's just a guy cooking! It's so artistically done, and I love what tuxtuxtuxedo said! The mood IS gorgeous! Well done!
@03:20Very interesting! The way you pulled the clips, lighting, and music together really worked. Although it got a little bit dry nearing the end, I think that's sorta how I would've put it, if it were me producing it. It gives it a certain tone which is almost inexplainable, but I guess you could say it as 'deja vu'. Like memories with no true meaning behind them coming back in a flood of nothingness. I dunno, did that sound too inegmatic? Haha anyway, great production and I'm looking forward to seeing your other works!
I kept waiting for a nice enticing meal to be served at the very end but he never got to the point. Left me hanging but in a good way. It really shows the dedication that the cook has to the food and to his profession. I love the detail work that was put into this, really shows thought and creativity. The post editing and the reverse of the film is just icing on this video cake.
@03:20It was a beautiful film, when I began watching it I couldn't help but think of those comercials that don't seem to be going anywhere and then at the end a Nike sign comes out of nowhere leaving you to think... "what did that have to do with shoes?" As it went one I then thought, Man It'd be real nice to be in that mans shoes right now. It just seemed so right and peaceful. The music helped set the mode allot too. All and all It's nirvana for the senses, Great job!
@03:20Wow, i really like this video. I love the way you stage all the individual clips. Like, the one where the man just kind of sways, but you see him molding into the shapes behind the window, or, the specific shots of his neck. Everything is very unique and i liked the assortment of shots. Way to go : )
@03:20I believe Dekusu has got the majority of it correct, but as I saw it, the monotony of a serene cooking activity began to dull as time progressed. Every time he is given less satisfaction, yet still works through it, as to resurrect the old and very vivid memories. I feel kind of sad for this character...