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July 29 at 9:55am

Do More With Less

By Ted Hope

When we were first trying to figure out how to make a lot of movie with a very little bit of money, our MO was to boil each scene down to it’s single essence. Or at least try to. Why fill it up? Why not strip it down instead? What was it that the movie truly couldn’t live without? Was the scene about plot or performance, beauty or energy, humor or emotion? I think this video could have helped us a lot…


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  1. Jendra / Jul 29 at 9:55am

    WoW! I knew when you made a whole blog post about this that this was going to be something! It gave me chills! I've never paid that much attention to the words before. And his emotion on delivery: How incredibly moving.

    Thank you!

  2. George / Jul 29 at 9:55am

    Very moving, yes. But I don't completely buy it. He clearly claps his hands twice and it isn't audible. He stomps his feet, no crowd, etc. It's too clean! It sounds like the studio audio feed to me…

  3. before cinema / Jul 29 at 9:55am

    :-)

  4. Jendra / Jul 29 at 9:55am

    WoW! I knew when you made a whole blog post about this that this was going to be something! It gave me chills! I've never paid that much attention to the words before. And his emotion on delivery: How incredibly moving.

    Thank you!

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