"Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reviews

  • ??? Non Credited Review
    A review of Stephanie
    by serge rocco on 05/11/2014
    Great composition in your shot and the idea of telling a story in one shot is interesting and challenging, but then what? It's intriguing at the beginning and one really wants to know what happened to Stephanie, but nothing is explained at the end, and that makes it weak. You need a resolution. The camera should end its move on a clue that explains everything. There lies... read
  • A review of Off the Cliff
    by rtori on 05/11/2014
    Here is a great charismatic talent in front of the camera with a good voice and nice composure but the concept behind the project remains unclear. It's also too confined in terms of location. Having your lead character (the only actor) walk around in circle in his studio for so long is a bit boring. You could have had him delivering his monologue while walking alone in the... read
  • A review of Regret
    by rtori on 05/10/2014
    The whole thing looks like you're videotaping an audition in your apartment. The lighting is flat, you have no props feeling the frame, like in the overlong opening scene where they are talking at that table in front of a white wall. Also, you don't really know where the characters are. Is it a hospital, a cafeteria...? There is no real sense of time and space. You need... read
  • A review of A Very Important Call
    by dougmattingly on 05/10/2014
    One of the challenges to independent short film making is making a film you can afford to make. These film makers did a good job keeping it simple: one actor in one room. I've never been a fan of telephone calls in films. I think that if you can find a way to get two characters together in one place to talk, you're much better off. It's much more visually interesting than... read
  • A review of The Pact
    by dougmattingly on 05/10/2014
    I think the film suffers from technical problems mostly, sound being possibly the biggest issue. While the visual of the rooftop is very nice, the problems it presents for sound are immediately apparent. The actors' dialogue is often hard to hear. When an actor is closer to the camera, he is heard more clearly, leading me to believe that the sound was captured directly in... read
  • by Jason Asnes on 05/09/2014
    I'm assuming that this is supposed to be a music video for the song? I think that it would of been more interesting if had you shown Montauk during the busy Summer season, then showed the people leaving, had footage of shop keepers closing up for the season, & then showed the closed businesses. That way, the song's theme would've had more impact instead of just all the footage... read
  • A review of Meat
    by Peter777 on 05/08/2014
    I think the footage probably dates from the 1950's. The musical accompaniment to the footage was not to my liking. Some sequences were repeated several times, yet the 'film' still is less than four minutes. I could not decipher some of the images, I think they were of 'tools'. (I was not motivated to pause the film to help clarify the images). The focus was soft. The footage... read
  • A review of Respect 101
    by JakeFree on 05/08/2014
    This is a well written piece. The only complaint I have is when the younger guy says he met a girl. It just seems too cliché and since he doesn't get talked out of continuing to do the work anyways it just seems pointless. Other than that, nice twist at the end. The lighting in this was done really well too. So A+ on that. great camera work as well.
  • A review of Awks
    by linusonline on 05/06/2014
    The concept is pretty funny and the side by side screen motif works well for the reveal of the punchline in the end. I was hoping for more interaction as the scene is painfully quick and I had to re-watch it a few times to get a good understanding of what the scene was exactly about as some of the dialogue (and I'm not British so the accents threw me a bit). Overall it has... read
  • by linusonline on 05/06/2014
    I like the theme and points being presented here. The artist clearly has a point of view and it shines in this short. I felt like it was lacking more of a documentary feel. Ironically this is a short about human beings and yet it is lacking that human feel. If the piece was interspersed with some interviews of people and their points of view in society then that could have... read
  • A review of REDtest
    by linusonline on 05/06/2014
    everything looks great and sounds great. my only concern is story and character because there doesn't seem like much of either. The actress shows that she can act, but isn't given a lot in terms of story or character, a credit to her as well. This to me seems more like a moment captured on film as opposed to a scene or a narrative, but it looks great and it shows potential... read
  • by InPost on 05/06/2014
    Excellent work. A very well produced, extremely well acted and very entertaining short film. This is definitely one of the more professional works on TS, with the minor exception of some lighting gaffs and blowouts. But other than that minor 'nit pick' this is a very very good piece of work.
  • A review of It's Just A Movie
    by serge rocco on 05/05/2014
    Great work. The editing and angles are eye-catching and there is a message behind it. You’ve got good acting from the man who plays the censor. I thought the idea of showing him on television the whole time was great. Sound effects work perfectly. Here is an example of a non-narrative piece that captivates the viewer and is entertaining.
  • A review of A Liquored Vicar
    by dirt410 on 05/05/2014
    This man is demented, selfish, argumentative; I love it. The acting is good, but could probably be honed a bit more. The idea of a priest falling from the faith through arguing against his own beliefs is intriguing. I was expecting more of a payoff than him stealing money from the church, but still a decent end to his speech about morality. Overall this is a decent short... read
  • A review of Choppers @ Noon
    by JakeFree on 05/05/2014
    I watched this film as well as your video The Fuzz That Wuzz just to try and get a better idea of what style of videos you make before I wrote this review. I Think you have a niche audience for your style. I think this video was more cathartic for you to make but I get what you're going for. A lot of people are going to look down on you just because its not the norm that they... read