Friday, 18 March 2011

Little Things...

So at some point while I was working on Jenny Ringo, I think possibly when I'd just started the editing, I came into contact with fellow short film maker Mark Moynihan. Mark was in the process of making his own short film Little Things and was also writing a blog about the process. Since then we have been checking on each other's progress, commenting on shared experiences and most of all competing in a desperate race to finish each of our films first. Mark won. As per the terms of our agreement I now have to eat my tripod.

I'm kidding, it's not a race, it is incredibly encouraging to see someone reach the finish line on their project. I am slightly envious of his efficiency.

Now comes the important part. Mark has put his film on his blog. You can watch it here right now by clicking this link. I'm not going to embed it, I'm going to insist you watch it on his blog so you may feel inclined to leave him some feedback. The film is ten minutes long. That's not a lot of time out of your day. You can then go back through his blog and read about how he put the film together, in which you will learn that this was a lot of hard work. I'm not saying you have to like it but you do at least have to give it the full ten minutes of your time.

I'm making a big deal out of this because I think it most definitely is worth ten minutes of anyones time. And because if it's not and people really don't have ten minutes to spare to watch a short film online then I'm going to have no chance of getting people to sit through twenty-five minutes of Jenny Ringo.

So go watch it (it's here in case you've forgotten already), and make sure you leave Mark some feedback in the comments section.

5 comments:

Mark Moynihan said...

Wow man, thanks for the shameless plugging, and thanks even more for the great feedback.

It's nice that the flaws people see are what I am already acutely aware of and the the bits that people like are thee parts that make me most proud. Maybe I haven't been looking at the film through blinkers after all.

I promise that when Jenny Ringo is finally out there it will be furiously pimped by me and that every fecker I know will sit willingly for the full twenty five minutes.

Mark Moynihan said...

I would also like to point out that my tripod was rented, and as I couldn't afford to loose the deposit, this was was my main motivation for finishing first...

Blazing Modesty said...

Chris, you don't even OWN a tripod. Darren won't be happy when he hears you'll have to eat his.

Ross said...

Um... I have a tripod. And it's broken. Meaning if someone wants to try to ingest it it's up for grabs.

Blazing Modesty said...

Problem solved! We can make it part of the next Moviebar...