Hey Everyone! For this week's reflective response, I'll be sharing with you a short film by Sawyer Hartman named, "Parallax." This short film is about a catastrophic disaster, the world being destroyed by meteors. 17 years later, a man named Jonathan, who was once an astronomy professor, finds out that another meteor will hit Earth, using the 'Parallax Method.' Although no one believes him, he continuously tries to convince the world to prepare for another meteor strike. He creates a shelter to protect his family, enough to keep 3 people alive for a long period of time until it is safe. However, something unexpected happened, changing his whole plan. You can watch the short film below, then continue on reading.
Hopefully you've watched the short film. I thought the ending was quite sad, yet, honorable that Jonathan would sacrifice himself for his family. My favorite part about this short film is the cinematography. I'd also like to mention that this short was filmed on a RED camera, which shoots in 4K. I especially loved the aerial shots of the road and terrain in the beginning. I liked the movement in the shots, so that they weren't just static and still. For example, in the beginning where we see Jonathan as a young boy, he's walking through a hallway and the camera follows through his movement. Another thing I thought was pretty cool was the time lapse of the stars in the beginning, at 0:35. I liked how each individual star was clearly visible, but then blurred out into lines of circles as if it was being shot using long exposure. Another thing to note, this short film, "Parallax" was shot a bit over a year ago on a low budget with a small crew, and is now being remade into a full length feature film, "The Parallax Theory" working alongside professionals. If you'd like to see the trailer, you can click here. I'm pretty excited to see how that will turn out! Well, that is it for this week's reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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