I've been a filmmaker for 25 years, though I'm still trying to understand why.
Tarantino has a handful of fans... But honestly, he doesn't deserve this kind of veneration. Over the top violence and a string of offensive racial terms has gotten really stale. When is this guy going to make a film that surprises, inspires and emotionally moves an audience to change for the better, instead of just assaulting their conscience with 70mm excremental sickness on celluloid?
Sorry Brenton...your film is pretty bleak. I feel more uplifted watching holocaust footage. Why would anyone want to go to this joyless church? Serve the cold, remote God portrayed here? I know you worked hard on this, but why would anyone want to watch this dark, hopeless film? So much of the pain in people's lives and hearts is already reflected in contemporary art -- Such a contrast to the joy I've experienced since committing my life to Christ. Hate to go all 'Pollyanna Spielberg' on 'ya, but audiences tend to respond in bigger numbers when a film offers them some hope rather than wallowing in reality and despair.
I hid behind the barcalounger when the flying monkey's would appear in the 'Wizard of Oz'. Then there was the fierce Abdominal Snowman in Rankin Bass' stop motion classic: 'Rudolf'. Both terrifying (when you're 3).
Yeah-- but the color grading was just one of many problems in "Prix". This short is so badly written, directed and acted that it's embarrassing. It's surprising that a tech company trying to promote a product to creative professionals would allow work this bad to represent them.
It's been a few years since I sat around with a bunch of stoned, pretentious film school students waxing orgasmic about cinematography-- Am I missing something here? Granted, there are a few shots from some good films that are somewhat compelling... but for the most part these images tend to be shots where the DP mounted a wide lens, shot into the backlight and let the characters fall into silhouette. Tasteful? yes. but the fawning and "breathless awe"? I think our slobbering adoration might be a bit overblown.