Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Red Bike

It's New Year's Eve Day and most of you will be getting the glad rags on or stocking up on Champagne.  But, if you have 9 minutes and 5 seconds to spare, take a look at the silent movie I have been working on this month instead of painting.
It is an entry in the Bryn Mawr Film Institute's contest, which asks film makers to create a short film of 15 minute or less based on one in a list of classic films.  I chose The Bicylcle Thieves, an old Italian film by Director Vitorio DeSica.
As you will see it uses a lot of local talent - my Brooklyn children and grandchildren.  The best part is the score which was composed and performed in one go, just like in the old days, by my good old friend Squeek Steele who you might know as Squeek Moore, former music teacher at Merion School.
Here is the link. (This is not the absolutely final version but it is so close that utube would not accept it as another video, they thought the new one was the same)



Anne said...

If you are going to have stills instead of footage, they need to be shown a bit quicker imo...also we should see some of O.'s quest before another thief repeats what we just saw...O is your break out star. It's her flick...I made it till almost 3 mins...then got bored because of the repeat. It needs to pick up imo ... Music and text:great

Nancy Herman said...

Thanks for you input Anne. I had trouble deciding how fast to make the transitions as once you have read them and seen them you naturally want them to move more quickly. shortened it a lot. Yes Olive is my inspiration. So much expression in that little face. You really should try the whole thing.