Also,at times, I get sent emails about films, moviemaking, etc. Earlier this year, such a thing happened. An up and coming filmmaker by the name of Mark McCombe (http://www.moviescopemag.com/2010/08/mark-mccombe-director/) sent me a peek to his film titled Lover’s Jump.
After watching the film, it got me thinking – overall, I am impressed with the level of creativity and vision it must take to put together a whole story arc (beginning, middle and end) in such a short timeframe.
To be completely honest, prior to this communication, I never had given much thought to the whole production of a short. In fact, I have known of people who have made short films when I was in college, but at the time, it was of passing interest to me.
Now that my cinematic I.Q. has developed since then, I feel like I “get” it. Often when we look at the world of cinema, we think about it mostly in terms of the featue films. That is not that crazy of a notion especially since that is where all of the energy and exposure is put forth. But for a purist (not quite there yet), cinema as an art form includes all forms of film – including the shorts and experimental film making. In fact many films that fill our main stream multiplexes have their roots in short-subject films.
In conclusion, this experience in screening Mark McCombe’s Lover’s Jump has been an enlightening experience, which I hope with the rest of the “i luv cinema” community in the near future.