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Recommended movies on the web - UPDATED

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:19 pm
by Dave Watterson
In various threads we recommend movies we have seen on various websites. I suggest we keep this thread exclusively for such recommendations.

If you like the idea then please add links to movies you think we would enjoy - your own or other people's films. But let us keep comment on them to a different thread so that this one is ONLY for recommendation. That way it may become a valuable archive of films worth watching.

I'll start with this one:
http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1939554
It demonstrates yet again that the subject matter of a film is what is most important. It is simply the point-of-view record of someone walking along a perilous "walkway" on a cliff side. I gasped after one minute and felt my stomach churn after three.

Dave

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:15 am
by Graeme Webb
There is a whole raft of independent (both amateur and professional) short films at the 'Shooting People' website here:


http://shootingpeople.org/watch/films.php

'Cheese makes you dream' caught my eye

Graeme

Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 11:23 am
by fraught
This is a superb film! Its a short 8 minute film, actually shot on 35mm. I was pointed its way by one of the FX guys involved who is a Senior at Columbia College, Chicago.

The production values are stunning, as is the camera work. Not 100% sure what its about... but revel in its glory. :-)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1vWCoKnaxE[/youtube]

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:23 am
by Dave Watterson
http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/ ... becker.swf has a fascinating and clever piece of animation.

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:49 am
by Dave Watterson
There is an amazing compilation of clips from commercial movies which have been made into a send-up version of those tv shows: "100 best xxx movies"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FExqG6LdWHU[/youtube]

Dave

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:42 am
by fraught
I can thoroughly recommend this film. ;-)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmG3oJykYnQ[/youtube]

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:48 am
by peteb
White Red Panic



A great example of the kind of look you can get by playing around with colour correction in post.

A great looking movie with plenty of follow up from the director who is more than happy to share his experiences.

Official site
Stu Maschwitz Blog post
Rebel DV Board

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:01 am
by peteb
Did you ever think you could make such a beautiful looking movie with a digital SLR?

http://vimeo.com/2264936 [Editor: the film was deleted from Vimeo in June 2011.]

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:37 pm
by Brian Saberton
This is the first production by XDL Films (myself Pat Mahon and Robert Letham). We've joined the IAC and SAM and are operating purely as a film making group. Plans to film a longer movie for which we had a finished script had to be deferred but we needed a film for the Strathclyde Film Competition to the theme "Job Done". This was filmed in an evening and edited over a frantic Sunday with final Sound FX added the day before the competition. I hope you like it.


Re: Recommended movies on the web

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:05 pm
by col lamb
www.vimeo.com has a great collection, including a HD section.

Those interested in using the video function on a DSLR such as the Canon 7d or 5D then check out the movies of philip bloom on vimeo

Re: Recommended movies on the web

Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:35 pm
by Dave Watterson
There is a slow stream of Christmas-related movies turning up on YouTube and other video hosts. I'm sure you can add to the list, but for starters:

The Digital Nativity ... the story re-told as if it happened in today's networked world:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkHNNPM7pJA[/youtube]

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas ... the wish of an innocent child:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGLGJV01C0Q[/youtube]

The Greatest Action Story Ever Told ... the Terminator meets Christ :
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFrufPxjwX0[/youtube]

Carol of the Belts ... charming, bell-ringing musical interlude :


and my current favourite:

An Unexpected Incident in a Mall ... shoppers pausing for a snack find a change from the muzak:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE[/youtube]

Come on, let's build a definitive list!
- Dave

Re: Recommended movies on the web - UPDATED

Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:37 pm
by fraught
I can thoroughly recommend this film, made by some friends of mine, with some help from myself (i recorded the sound). It's called 'Writer's Block', and its a comedy. Hope you enjoy it!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9maRmwUTwI[/youtube]

Re: Recommended movies on the web - UPDATED

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:11 am
by Chrisbitz
fraught wrote:I can thoroughly recommend this film, made by some friends of mine, with some help from myself (i recorded the sound). It's called 'Writer's Block', and its a comedy. Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9maRmwUTwI
Really enjoyed that! great script and great acting.

(And the sound was very nice too) :-)

Re: Recommended movies on the web - UPDATED

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:32 am
by fraught
Cheers Chrisbitz, glad you enjoyed it. Mark who wrote and directed it, did so just for as an excuse to test out his new Canon 550D. He also made another film called 'Meat...', i'll put the link up later, but if you can't wait... have a browse for it on YouTube.

Re: Recommended movies on the web - UPDATED

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:07 am
by Michael Gough
If you enjoy commercial animation you will love this brilliant parody of a Pixar intro film.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video/56354 ... tro-parody

Michael