This is an ongoing list of things I don’t want to have in any of my films and other work. I’m sure I’ll look at this after a while as the perfect set of things I should be doing.
- No scenes where the person doesn’t know how to tie a tie.
- No extremely fit men.
- No aliens (from other planets).
- No weddings.
- No men with dogs.
- No cool bartenders.
- No pistols.
- No World Wars.
- No villains that I wouldn’t want to be.
- No dying words, unless they are meaningless.
- No hackers.
- No car chases. Chases involving all other modes of transportation are encouraged.
- No talking animals.
- No famous/public figures as characters.
- No story that takes place before 1900, unless there are no humans in the film.
- No sex scene montages.
- No black and white cinematography.
- No voice-over narration.
- No math geniuses.
- No expected nudity.
- No time travel.
- No superheros.
- No dinosaurs.
- No flashbacks.
See You Later, Scott – Preview from Matthew Miller on Vimeo.
Here is a little preview of the short film I have been working on. I wish putting together the whole film was as simple as putting together the preview. Maybe in the future our attention spans will be so short that previews will replace feature films altogether. Watching a film in theaters would be similar to watching the Japanese horror film House, in which every scene plays out at the speed of a commercial.
The 2012 Vimeo Awards has shortlisted Matthew Miller’s short film “A Bitch.”
The awards cover everything from animation and motion graphics to documentary and narrative films.
Grants will be awarded to the winners of each category to help fund their next project.
You can vote once per day, per category, between now and April 30. 5 days left!
Watch + vote here: https://vimeo.com/awards/vote/narrative
The judges will consider your votes when deciding which films move on to the festival.
The judging panel includes Peter Greenaway, Geoff McFetridge, James Franco, Lucy Walker, Chris Milk and Colin Greenwood of Radiohead.
Vimeo Awards 2012
When: June 7-9
Where: NYU Skirball Center in New York City
I recently did my first set of corporate headshots for a company called Ad Colony. We did a couple of different poses with shoulders at an angle and straight on, plus some where they looked off to the side. I didn’t end up using those because they were a little too cheesy. It was a simple two-strobe setup against a semi-reflective black background–one strobe camera left in front of the subject, one strobe camera right behind the subject pointing toward the back of the head. I obviously should have done more shadow control with a reflector but forgot to bring it, whoops! Nonetheless, I’m pretty proud of myself. =)
Click to see the rest of the photos….
I’ve been playing around with different handmade typefaces in birthday cards and just for fun. The illustrated one is tedious mainly because you have to get it all right in one go, whereas the cutout type is also tiresome but is easier to redo. I’m interested in exploring these little character typefaces, which I enjoy for the pun and the possibilities.
Here is some aggressive typography:
I am working on a short film with a few friends and planning a kickstarter project to fund it. We tried to go camping a few weeks ago to give it a go, but we were only able to do some tests. Right now I am working on a budget for the project and trying to consider all possible costs that are out of my own budget (which are most of costs).
I’m not the best at documenting my print work. Sometimes people take a video, some take photos, some scan, and some just post the original digital files. Sometimes the photos are static and sometimes they are a variety of closeups. How do you like documenting your print work? I just redocumented some of my work again, keep reading for some samples…
I hope everyone had a Happy New Year! Finally got some more film developed so thought I’d share. Nothing special, but I’m definitely learning the limits of my camera!
I finally got around to printing the lookbook for my Natasha shoot! I printed on a gray matte cardstock and then printed on semi-gloss photo paper for the photos on top of the patterns. They’re pasted on so it has a cool raised and glossy DIY touch to it. I’m really happy with it! I glued the pages back to back and then bound it together with a printed pattern along the spine! Hope you enjoy! These are just photos from my iPhone but I’m sure I’ll document this a bit more professionally in the future!
I don’t pretend to be a film photographer because, frankly, I don’t know much about it. But just because I haven’t done it doesn’t mean I’ve never wanted to! This is a review on my first film camera, a wonderful automatic film camera called the Fuji Natura Classica!