I discovered this amusing observation on student filmmaking as I was browsing through Rebels, a Latinate Film initiative. Well Melbourne Rebels to be more precise. Anyway, D.U.M.P.S stands for "Directing Unsuccessful Motion Picture Shorts", and the website you can read this insight is Filmmaker. The thing is we all know that many students are experiencing learning curves so what makes it even scarier is that there are filmmakers who aren't students that are using these devices also!
My own opinions on these matters, although I chuckled at the truisms from the article, rest primarily on students having at least one year of not making or doing anything technically orientated to do with films. One year upon which to cogitate. One year upon which to brew themselves in texts. Watch films, read books, look at paintings, listen to music and talk to each other. Instead of waking up one morning and saying, I want to make films, better learn all about. Get to the point of saying, I have these great ideas and manifesting them into cinema would communicate the best outcome for them.
So that's my two cents worth. Now onto other bits and things.
Whilst I'm Blogging general stuff, I thought readers might like to go and have a peek at Chioke Nassor, you can pick up an "Honorary Negro" or "Honorary Jew" badge from his Blog, or watch some of his movies. Either way, you will be entertained. He's working on something called Titsburg (with an exclamation mark; I had to write that just in case you thought I was getting overly excited by the prospect).
Lastly I was wondering how Dennis O'Rourke is going. He is currently in production for a documentary called "I LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY..." - I very much enjoyed CUNNAMULLA, and also THE GOOD WOMAN OF BANGKOK. Very cheeky of O'Rourke to have the two controversial girls as the headlining picture on the CUNNAMULLA page of his production company site, Camera Work. So I await to see what response will come from his next piece, I am hoping that Dennis gives us a few sharp corners as that is what makes his approach so enjoyable for me, the at times satirical humor that only a cracked mirror pointed back at us can reflect.
Dennis O'Rourke's THE GOOD WOMAN OF BANGKOK
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