Carol: The Voyeuristic Camera | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review

After watching the short film Carol: The Voyeuristic Camera . If you like to write a HAIKU REVIEW – leave Haiku in the Comment section of this post or your own . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ …

A new short will appear on Fridays so feel the Muse when it happens.

One of the ways to write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . often writing one or more verses. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

TENDER POINT
by j.kiley

Lens is in focus
Always someone watching you
Seen . not knowing who

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

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CAROL: The Voyeuristic Camera | Jacob T. Swinney

Rate . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary . Arts . Forbidden Love
Length . . . 51s

CAROL (2015) is a film about forbidden love. This concept is very much echoed in the film’s cinematography. Director Todd Haynes presents us with many shots of Therese watching Carol from afar, Carol unaware she is being observed. In these moments, the camera serves as Therese’s POV, forcing us to feel the struggle between her uneasiness and her desire. Even when a character is not secretly observing another person, Haynes often positions his camera in a way that makes us feel like we are the voyeur. Shooting through windows and obscuring our view with door frames, Haynes places us where we are not supposed to be. We are watching something we shouldn’t be watching, and that is what makes CAROL such an experience.

Music: “Datebook” by Carter Burwell

Art of the Moment | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film Art of the Moment . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

Being the Bridge
by j.kiley

Meditate beyond
Art will open the canvas
Life will free the soul

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

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Art of the Moment | Travis Lee Radcliff

Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Art . Documentary . Narrative
Length . . . 6m 33s

Dutch painter Gert Johan Manschot reflects on his art and life.

Gert Johan Manschot is based outside of Austin, Texas. His paintings are born from a period of deep contemplative meditation in front of the canvas.

As a lifelong meditator and student of Zen Buddhism, Manschot has interwoven the process of his work with his practice of meditation.

The resulting work are paintings informed by the ancient style and formal techniques of Zen Buddhist monks but with the extreme personal quality of contemporary minimalist abstract art.

In this short documentary Manschot describes the events that led him to turn towards the path of meditation, and how the lessons he learned helped him find a quiet harmony with life.

Directed by Travis Lee Ratcliff & John Carmichael IV
Cinematography by John Carmichael IV
Editing by Travis Lee Ratcliff

Unpresidented | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film Unpresidented . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

Oops! You Voted For Who?
by j.kiley

He’s the destroyer
Brexit screwed Britain . Shiva US
The world’s joke . laugh not

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

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Unpresidented | Magic Squire Films

Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary
Length . . . 14m 29s

New Yorker Keith had a good feeling when he bet on Trump to win the 2016 Presidential Election, but as the inauguration looms he keeps on losing friends.
Anger, anxiety and depression in the time of cucks.

How Stanislavski Reinvented the Craft of Acting | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film How Stanislavski Reinvented the Craft of Acting . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

A ROLE IS CREATED
by j.kiley

Guts advance character
Ripping from experience
Tearing sensitive

Truer depth is reached
The actors become alive
The performance breathes

James Dean . Natalie
Brando . Newman Paul . Monty
Marilyn . Acting’s true

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku Triplet

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How Stanislavski Reinvented the Craft of Acting
Travis Lee Ratclif

In the 1950s, a wave of “method actors” took Hollywood by storm.

Actors like James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Montgomery Clift, brought a whole new toolset and perspective on the actor’s craft to the films they performed in.

The foundation of their work, however, was laid in Russia more than fifty years prior to their stardom.

Stanislavski’s conception of “psychological realism” in performance challenged ideas about the essential features of the actor’s craft that had been held for centuries.

In theatre before Stanislavski, acting was defined as a craft of vocal and gestural training. The role the actor played was to give life to the emotions of the text in a broad illustrative fashion. Formal categories such as melodrama, opera, vaudeville, and musicals, all played to this notion of the actor as chief representer of dramatic ideas.

Stanislavski’s key insight was in seeing the actor as an experiencer of authentic emotional moments.
Suddenly the craft of performance could be about seeking out a genuine internal experience of the narrative’s emotional journey.

From this foundation, realism in performance began to flourish. This not only changed our fundamental idea of the actor but invited a reinvention of the whole endeavor of telling stories through drama.

Teachers would adopt Stanisvlaski’s methods and ideas and elaborate upon them in American theatre schools. The result, in the 1950s, would be a new wave of actors and a style of acting that emphasized psychological realism to a greater degree than their peers in motion pictures.

This idea of realism grew to dominate our notion of successful performances in cinema. Stanislavskian-realism is now central to the DNA of how we direct and read performances, whether we are conscious of it or not.

I think it is important to know this history and consider its revolutionary character. Understanding the nature of Stanislavski’s insights allows us to look at other unasked questions, other foundational elements of our craft that we might take for granted.

Stanislavski’s books are still fascinating explorations of the craft of performance.

Check them out:

An Actor Prepares: goo.gl/8CR551
Building a Character: goo.gl/pZR1U4
Creating a Role: goo.gl/ato2rZ
The Stanislavsky System: goo.gl/JDGkfK

Visual References:

A Place in the Sun, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anatomy of a Murder, Baby Doll, Before Sunset, Blue Valentine, Carol, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Daisies, East of Eden, Giant, Grandmother, Kid Auto Races at Venice, Moonlight, On the Waterfront, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Splendor in the Grass, Taxi Driver, The Breaking Point, The Heiress, The Conversation, The Misfits, There Will Be Blood, Twentieth Century, Vaudeville: Early American Entertainment, Wild River

Patreon: patreon.com/luxessays
Twitter: twitter.com/travratc
YouTube: youtube.com/c/LuxVeritas

Appearing on ‘Expats Post‘ Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Why You Shouldn’t Be an Artist | a short film | Haiku Review

Haiku Review Challenge

After watching the short film Why You Shouldn’t Be an Artist . If you take the Challenge . Write a HAIKU REVIEW leaving your Haiku in the Comment section of this post . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ [as I like to refer to GREAT short films.]

If this short film doesn’t inspire . A new short will appear next Friday in our Weekly Haiku Review.

The way I write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . I also often write more than one verse. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.

Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley

REASONS NOT WHY
by j.kiley

Talk the stop away
No child accepted No first
Voluntarily

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

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Why You Shouldn’t Be an Artist | DSLRguide

Ratings . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary . Narrative . Philosophical
Length . . . 2m 35s

No one said the artist’s creative life would be easy.
Host and Creator – Simon Cade

WEBSITE: dslrguide.tv
TWITTER: twitter.com/dslrguidance
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/cadevisuals
CONTACT: simon@dslrguide.tv

Harvest | a short film | Haiku Review

HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE

The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the short film Harvest . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of Harvest.

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

WATCHING
by j.kiley

No juice . no power
Turning off . Tuning out . Stop
Life returns . your choice

© j.kiley ’17
Haiku

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Harvest | Kevin Byrnes

Rating . . . PG
Genre . . . Documentary . Technology
Length . . . 11m 17s

Narration performed by . . . Patrick Mulvey

Harvest is an eleven minute documentary that follows the daily life of a woman named Jenni, exploring the simple patterns that define her. As we get to know her, we come to understand the extent to which her seemingly ordinary life is of great interest to people she has never met.

Learn more at harvest-documentary.com

Producer/Director . . . Kevin Byrnes
indevu.com
Director of Photography/Editor . . . James Christenson
vimeo.com/vistapop
Director of Technology . . . David Choffnes, Ph.D.
david.choffnes.com
Music . . . Joel Pickard
hatfarm.com
Sound Editor . . . Tom Hambleton
undertonemusic.com
Narration written by . . . Patrick Mulvey and Andrew Scott-Ramsay

Megan Harrison | Complexity of Scale | a short film | Haiku Review

HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE

The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the short film Megan Harrison| Complexity of Scale . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of Megan Harrison| Complexity of Scale .

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

NATURAL
by j.kiley

Ink drops on water
Organic activation
Ideas become art

© j.kiley ‘17
Haiku

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Megan Harrison|Complexity of Scale

Rating . . . G
Genre . . . Narrative . Art & Design
Length . . . 4m 54s

Artist Megan Harrison has always been drawn to stories of exploration – the scope of the vision, the ambition of it, the amount of endurance required, and the human history of facing the unknown. Harrison moves through this world amazed with the endlessly rich and evocative universe that she finds herself in.

Learn more about the artist at Megan Harrison MeganHarrison.net.

Learn more about the filmmakers at Walley Films WalleyFilms.com

Music Courtesy Artlist.