Yep, the next one, the last of the original four I made before I launched the thing. There’s another ready to go next weekend, but I’ve got to pull my finger out and get a few more done. Maybe not New York, maybe Europe. For now, it’s still NYC: Twelve Fives USA #04: Day + Night. I’m even in this one.
Twelve Fives USA #03: Times Square + Central Park
More in NYC? Yep. Here’s Twelve Fives USA #03: Times Square + Central Park.
Twelve Fives USA #02: Empire State
Looking down from the Empire State Building: Twelve Fives USA #02 is live.
Twelve Fives USA #01
Here’s the official release of Twelve Fives USA #01. Comments welcome, and more movies on the way. I’ll try to get one new movie out each week. QuickTime 7 required. It’s a 5.2MB MP4/H.264 file @ 512×288. RSS feed on the right. iTunes Podcast link coming soon.
Introducing Twelve Fives
Welcome to this little experiment in short short film, delivered as a video podcast. It’s simple: twelve shots, each five seconds long. Why? To find a way to show old tapes that won’t bore everyone (including me).
I’ve edited holiday footage down before: 8 hours from three months on a scooter around Europe. It went down to 2 hours 45, then down again to 1 hour 25. That’s watchable, but I don’t have time to. I do have time to edit and to watch a series of one minute snapshots, so I made up some rules to help. Don’t worry, it’s not Dogme.
Pick twelve good shots and find the best five seconds in each. Add some music, credits top and tail, and you’re done. Easy to edit, and twelve similar shots create a tight little haiku-style portrait.
As I work through the many “USA road trip 2004” tapes sitting in the cupboard, I’ll add more episodes to the video podcast. I’m considering opening this site up to other people’s videos. I’ll add a few how-to guides if people are interested. For now, drop me a line on twelvefives [at] funwithstuff.com.