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antigraviddy
From: Taranaki
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One Shot Genre

Have seen some good ones in the screening room. Have been alluded to this via someones tweet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgILEmJFw2o&feature=related

Personal favourite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz5qUPpuAFM

Not short films, but good examples.

Think it's probably safe to say that this would've been a hard genre to pull off. Well done to those that did.

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Warren Walker
From: Dunedin
Since: May 2012
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Not a film but the world record for the longest continuous shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjjZCO67WI

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CraigWB
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How on earth can that hold the "World record" when a film like Russian Ark exists.

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in reply to CraigWB:

Exactly what I thought. Turns out, in the the YouTube description of the other clip:

*Note: The "NEW WORLD RECORD" designation refers to size and scope, not duration.

So, it's only the "world record" in terms of completely unquantifiable aspects. Great.

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in reply to CraigWB:

How on earth can that hold the "World record" when a film like Russian Ark exists.

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toowit toowoo
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In that case this film wins the "world record" in terms of really good one-shot films that didn't make the finals:

http://www.v48hours.co.nz/screening-room/2012/auckland/happy-birthday-nicky-brick/

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Cinema in Decline's 'Have You Met My Sister?' - shown at last night's WN finals - was great.

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ryan
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in reply to Andrew Todd:

How can you have a world record in size and scope when Russian Arc features thousands of extras in a period piece spanning hundreds of years in scope and they shut down the Hermitage to make a movie - the fucking Hermitage!

Russian Arc shut down one of the worlds largest and most prestigious cultural establishments and one of the largest tourist attractions in Russia - had a cast of thousands, was one shot that included crane shots, etc. And was done in 2001 when camera equipment that could handle it was much bigger and more complex than now days.

Much bigger than shutting down a couple of city streets and having a few dozen people singing along to a popular tune.

Not to say that its not an achievement, but those people need some perspective.

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Andrew Todd
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in reply to ryan:

That's exactly what I was saying. That YouTube clip doesn't have a world record in shit.

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ryan
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in reply to Andrew Todd:

Yep not even their made up scope and size record is a fraction of Russian Arc.

The Hermitage is so busy that you line for several hours to get in, much like the Louvre and other over hyped art museums in Europe.

Russian Arc had thousands of actors, the last scene with everyone leaving the ball is amazing.

That claim is just amazingly ignorant, a ten second google search would refute their claim.

Edit: end of Russian Arc, remember that this is after 90 minutes of a single take - imagine if one person tripped over in an otherwise perfect take!

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toowit toowoo
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On second reading, I'm pretty sure the "world record" is referring to the size and scope of a lip sync video (which we're now calling lipdub?) not that it was all filmed in one shot.

I'm also not sure how many music videos Roger Ebert has seen, but for the sake of staying on topic, OK Go is a good place to start.

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One of Spike Jonze's early music videos:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DesvEO6B5eU

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Haven't seen it, but SILENT HOUSE is done all as one shot (though not in one take):

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*Ahem*
That is very unlike you to post the remake, Andrew...

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Andrew Todd
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Oh what the hell. And I even own the original on DVD. Bluuuh?

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Matt Typhoid
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I've only got the OG Silent House - and it's not one shot. It's shot on a 5D for a start, which conks out after about 12 minutes. If you watch closely, there are some "pan up to the black ceiling, pan back down" type of shots here and there that I assume hide the cuts.

Still a pretty decent little flick, though, but nothing great beyond the gimmick.

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in reply to Matt Typhoid:

I've only got the OG Silent House - and it's not one shot. It's shot on a 5D for a start, which conks out after about 12 minutes. If you watch closely, there are some "pan up to the black ceiling, pan back down" type of shots here and there that I assume hide the cuts.

Still in the one-shot GENRE though. I'm not gonna look down on a film for having hidden cuts in it. ROPE's got (poorly) hidden cuts and the 2009 Chch V48 runner-up FREQUENCIES has some better-hidden ones:

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Allan George
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One shot music video,

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antigraviddy
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in reply to Allan George:

Nice, similar to this NZ band's video:

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ryan
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Can't believe no one has mentioned children of men, a few long tracking shots - but this is my favourite:

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Scott Ransom
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in reply to clang:

I agree!!! Have you Met My Sister was an excellent One Shot film, well timed, some great performances, and a clever use of the leaf! A great film, and excellently planned out!

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