Monday, August 24, 2009

Filling time and blank spaces

Gah! As you can see, I've fallen a bit behind in my effort to Blog every day for a month (though 21 days in a row isn't to shabby, especially since some of the writing is actually pretty good) but real life has derailed my efforts over the last two days, as much of the weekend was spent drinking and hanging out with friends. In the future, I will try not to let fun in the physical world get in the way.

Anyway, I've not really anything new to say today so, in the interest of getting an entry up and to give me breathing space to catch up tomorrow, I'm just going to post up this short film I made earlier in the year, which I'm surprised I haven't already put up before because I'm a shameless whore who loves to promote himself.

Anyway, this is Tonguetied, a short documentary about my housemate Michaela's attempt to stay silent for a whole 48 hours in aid of comic relief.

This is actually the second of these that we've done and I'm quite proud of it. It's not great, but it's a great deal smoother and focused than the first one we made, Dreadlocked, which I've put below because, since it was the first film I'd ever made, I am quite proud of it and it's pretty funny.

As you can tell from the respective view counts, dreadlocks are apparently much more popular than silence. If only Trappist monks had wi-fi, I'm sure we could boost the numbers for Tonguetied. I feel like the Michael Cimino of YouTube videos. I'll never quite match that early success, though I've yet to make an over long and over budget epic, but we'll see what the rest of the year has to bring.

Anyway, those are two films I made, hopefully you enjoyed that and don't mind too much that there is zero actual content to this entry.