So last quarter, I decided to enroll in this class called “making your first short film”. Without reading through the course description carefully, I thought I would just help out on someone else’s project and hopefully, I will get to contribute some music. It would be a great opportunity for me to meet other film makers and network a bit.
I was wrong. This class was basically a bootcamp for film makers to crank out a short film in 3 months. Everyone has to present their own rough cut at the end of the quarter. Somehow, I missed the drop date entirely, so I got stuck with the class.
It was a pretty intensive/interesting process, and I learned a lot about film making and how stressful it actually is. I had about 8 weeks for pre-production/scripting/casting and all that. After that, we shot the entire film on one saturday, and a couple of my friends came and helped as DP, sound mixer, assistant director and PAs (@Hetong, Deb, AJ, Mitchell, Pallavi, Elaina, and Andy: Thank you!). The cast was fantastic (@Pavel and Calvin). I presented a first cut to the class. I have been in editing hell after that, but here’s the final version! I would like to share with you guys.
So here’s my first short film “Alone, Along”; it’s basically a story about two best friends at the end of the world and how their relationship develops in that last couple minutes. I was inspired after watching Lars Von Trier’s beautiful film, Melancholia, and trying to imagine how I would have reacted to the end of the world.
I was able to put in a little short cue at the end of the film. I hope you like it, and let me know what you think!