Film School Rejects: (Re)introducing The One Perfect Shot Database. Plus: A Video Database, Too! . “You asked for it, we heard you, and now, after months of planning, months of prepping, weeks of formatting and years in the making, the one and only One Perfect Shot Database is here and it’s going to be bigger and better than you ever could have hoped for…. You can search by director, cinematographer, title, year of release, even the type of shot. Got a hankering for extreme close-ups? We got you. Want to see all the films Roger Deakins shot? We got you.”
Mashable: This dark short film is told through a series of Snapchat videos . “A young woman sits cross-legged on her bed, staring into the jaunty-angled camera lens and moaning about her fruitless hunt for a job. The words ‘Job search got me like’ appear on the screen as she narrows her eyes and presses her fingers to her temples. It looks like any other video you might see popping up on Snapchat — and that’s exactly what makes British student Trim Lamba’s short film so damn effective.”
The Victorian College of the Arts will be releasing 50 student films into a digital archive. “Each week, in the run up to the anniversary party on June 19, the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) will be releasing the films as part of a series of Pursuit articles highlighting films from the collection and the decades in which they were made. Head of Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts, Nicolette Freeman said the project was a celebration of the school’s legacy and its contribution to the Australian screen industry.” Check out the trailer for this project.
Now available: a database of digital cinema cameras. Enter a daily hire budget and specify any special requirements like slomo, 4K, etc. and click Search. You’ll get a table of possible results, with filters on the left. Unfortunately, whoever designed this site thought light gray text on a white background was a good idea.