Trick Meter by Simeon Duncombe

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As I was scouring the web for a quick film fix! I went to one of my usual places to search for cinematic treasures (Shortoftheweek.com) and I stumbled upon this gem. At only 4 minutes long, this is another great example of why I enjoy short films so much. The story, albeit not a very complex one, still grabs your attention right from the jump. After a few seconds of watching a coin spinning we see a lonely skater who happens to ride past it but his attention was immediately drawn to the coin. Once the skater examines the coin and puts it in the meter the action commences. Continue reading

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Short Film Pick! PROXiMITY by Triune Films

@RyanConnolly and his @Filmriot crew know how to turn a horrible situation into something great! They first set out to make a Zombie short called Outsiders with a $100,000 budget and was planning on taking us, the viewers, for the ride as they go through pre-production all the way down to post-production and ultimately show us the final product. As a Film Riot Junkie I was just as excited to watch these guys go through all the nooks and crannies involving the film making process, as they were to make the film. They actually got a few episodes in, showing us what they looked for when scouting for locations, how to story board the project, how to handle the script and was basically breaking down the project as they went along. The Film Riot community was loving it every step of the way. Like many others, I began watching their previous shorts, Losses as well as Tell a few hundred times, in preparation for Outsiders. Unfortunately due to things that were out of their hands, they had to postpone filming Outsiders. Left with a crew without a project and some fancy camera equipment, they did the only logical thing a true guerrilla filmmaker can do; whip up a new script and start filming! Continue reading