February 9th, 2010 by Glendyn
Lately, I have been drawn to images and films and that explore or portray ideas of ‘chaos’, as broad as this sounds it fits very specifically into the development of a few film projects and in particular Cherry Bomb
Earlier today I saw this amazing short film over at Boing Boing. I wouldn’t usually be drawn to this overly technical style of filmmaking, however, Nuit Blanche wears it’s bells and whistles proudly on it’s sleeve, yes it’s FX we have all seen before, but here the visual audacity doesn’t take away from the simplicity of the idea and more importantly the emotional connection between the man and woman.
What I really like about this film are the two characters who are totally engulfed by chaos, literally, smashing glass and crashing cars, and yet they remain totally at ease and focussed, almost hypnotised by one another.
Please click out and watch the clips in the largest way you can!
Also check out the equally impressive ‘Making Of’. I think seeing the process behind making Nuit Blanche made me appreciate the film even more. Even though most of it’s trickery is revealed, there is surprisingly more comping and FX work going on that I first thought. Making the narrative and the romantic spell of which the couple are under (of which no computer effect could enhance) even more impressive.
I dont know… maybe I’m just a hopeless romantic!