The finale of this series of video posts, my long-awaited directorial followup to The Tree. In this documentary film, we capture incredible footage of a university-roaming cryptid.
My live-action directorial debut. I forget what the assignment was, but you know, basic stuff. Establishing shot. Medium shot. Close-up. That kind of thing.
You WILL believe Martijn is in that tree.
This was a video collage assignment in class. I’ve got an exemption for this class, but I usually just do the work anyway, just so I’ve got what everyone else is doing front of mind when someone inevitably requests my assistance.
Footage from 2007’s The Tracey Fragments used under a CC BY-NC-SA license.
As a film The Tracey Fragments is notable for three things — for starring a young Elliot Page before he was famous, for its extreme use of splitscreen, and for releasing all of its footage online under a Creative Commons license. It’s not a particularly good film, honestly, but it’s a good source of professionally shot footage starring real actors that you can both play with and legally release.
I never ended up actually showing these in the class I made them for, but here’s a bunch of examples of relatively simple stop-motion examples I made last year to show what you can just do for fun at your desk with basically nothing. I think they’re sort of charming.