Tag Archives | Emotional

…It’s Movie Monday: Mankind Is No Island?

Mankind Is No Island

Tropfest is the world’s largest short film festival.

Founded at Sydney’s Tropicana café in 1993, it now has an attendance of over 150,000 in Australia each February, and thousands more in other cities through out the world at other local Tropfests.

This year, the $20,000 first prize at the Tropfest in New York went to a film called “Mankind Is No Island” which was shot entirely with a cell phone camera.

The music is perfect, the effect is simple yet powerful, and the end result is a very emotional film that challenges the way we look at the world.


[Via: Lens Culture]

…It’s TGI Friday: Camera Toss?

Camera Toss

This weekend, grab your camera (or your friend’s camera), set the timer, and toss it in the air for a new style of photography called Camera Tossing.

The results are often a beautiful art piece that is less about documenting a moment, and more about creating an emotional picture that is filled with color and motion.

Check out COLOURlover’s article on Camera Tossing for a brief history of the technique, and some fantastic examples that should give you more than enough inspiration to get going.

[COLOURlovers – The Colorful Art Of Camera Tossing]

[Flickr – Camera Toss]

[Camera Toss (The Blog)]

[Photo Via: Daddy0h]

…It’s Movie Monday: My Name Is Lisa?

“My Name is Lisa” is a short film about the Alzheimer’s Disease.

It’s also the winner of Best Short Film in the 2007 YouTube awards, and for good reason. It’s a powerful and emotional (and sad) short about a daughter’s struggle to deal with her mother’s Alzheimer’s, and gives you a glimpse into the lives of those that live with conditions that most of us can’t even imagine.

[2007 YouTube Awards Winners]