Wait, I made a short film last year? – Alone, Along

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!

8 thoughts on “Wait, I made a short film last year? – Alone, Along

  1. So proud of you, Jason! It takes a lot of courage to put yourself through something so mentally/creatively taxing and then put it out there for criticism. I could never!

  2. I’m really impressed by the fact that it was the first time you have done this!! Looks like a professional work! Congrats! The only CON for me would be the light, sometimes the image looks too dark. But despite that, it’s a great job! And yes, editing is a nightmare… :)

  3. So happy to hear you let yourself to be challenged, even not expecting for it, you didn’t give up! You can not imagine how inspired by you I am! And Leyre is right: the video is so professional! I would doubt it was your first one if you wouldn’t have confessed. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you all! for your kind remarks! @disqus_WZAFRl847S:disqus editing is just an endless nightmare, just when you thought you are done, you found another thing you want to change. I agree I was having a lot of trouble with adjusting for color.

  5. @disqus_3Qb686VxbQ:disqus, thank you! I love your blog btw! I have learned a lot about the entertainment business.

  6. @patrickmulderrig:disqus, Hey Patrick, I hope everything is going well with your own short! I understand how chaotic the filming process can be!

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