Sunday, March 06, 2011

Short Doc Day

Sometimes simplicity of format can reveal the essence of being human. The following three short-form documentaries (all parts of individual series of their own) seem to be derived from or influenced by one another. They all stick to a simple structure of selecting people and displaying them in front of a lens while applying basic conditions. The effect is human honesty in some of it's purest and most touching forms.

"People in Order: Age"
By Lenka Clayton and James Price
Run Time 03:06

"Fifty People One Question: Brooklyn"
By Kenneth Chu, Benjamin Reece, Nathan Heleine, and Tung Bach Ly
Run Time 05:48

"Gadajace Glowy: Part 1"
Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski
Run Time 4:42
(NOTE: Brent Meier of The Meier Family found this film and told me about it. Brent is rare in the fact that he is both a rational man and a wildly creative individual. He is also one of my best friends and I miss him.)

1 comment:

brent said...

Thanks for the kind words. Miss you too, brah!