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Watch 2 Reader-Submitted Short Films To Start Your Work Week...

by Tambay A. Obenson
December 3, 2012 10:48 AM
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The first is a "dance film" from producer, writer, director Jamila Glass, (a filmmaker - USC grad - and a professional dancer herself), titled Love On A Sunday Afternoon.

Its synopsis reads:

This short film shares a day in the life of a young couple who experience the power and beauty of love between each other and among friends.

Jamila says that her goal in making the film was to "expand the view of Black dancers beyond our narrow portrayal in popular media;" it features Janelle Monae's Say You'll Go.

And the second is from Detdrich McClure, titled Jordan's Walk - a post-Civil War drama, set in 1865, which, as the synopsis states...

... chronicles the journey of Jordan (Asante Jones) on the heels of the Civil War as he embarks on a long walk and encounters various people along the way.

So it's a "road movie" of sorts.

Watch both short films below:

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  • blah, blah | December 3, 2012 5:35 PMReply

    The nerdy guy from Awkward Black Girl is in this. I think this is the second dance video I'd seen him in.

  • Darkan | December 3, 2012 1:39 PMReply

    @Monkeysuit, sorry bro, the yellow tinge would be considered a "color grade" but if it was "color corrected" it wasn't a good pass.

  • Darkan | December 3, 2012 5:00 PM


  • monkeysuit | December 3, 2012 4:28 PM

    I just want to note that I made no comment on whether or not the correction or grading was done properly, just that some sort of correction was done. But your pretention blinds you from what I'm actually saying.

  • monkeysuit | December 3, 2012 4:26 PM

    Oh thank you so much sir for taking the time to impart me with your infinite knowledge of post production terms. Now I am I capable of progressing, never again to make the grievous mistake of interchanging the words "grading" and "correcting" even though many filmmakers and editors use these terms interchangeably. I know now they are wrong for you have shown me the light through indisputable youtube videos.

  • Darkan | December 3, 2012 2:40 PM

    @Monkeysuit, I tell you, the only way we can move forwards as a culture...
    Color Grading
    Color Correction:
    "Information puts you in the know, get the knowledge." If it was color corrected or color graded they weren't good passes, that's why I was looking out for the sister to inform her because I think her work was great. SMDH

  • monkeysuit | December 3, 2012 1:56 PM

    I think that depends on how much of stickler you are for technical definitions, because many people use those terms interchangeably. And even so, you claimed it wasn't color corrected or graded, but it clearly was. Hence the tinge and the uniformity of the footage. If you didn't like it that's one thing, but it definitely was done, "bro."

  • Darkan | December 3, 2012 12:12 PMReply

    I thoroughly enjoyed "Love on a Sunday afternoon". Great work Jamila, just make sure to color correct and color grade your footage. Looking forward to seeing your next work!

  • monkeysuit | December 3, 2012 1:34 PM

    It was color corrected. The footage on the credits looked raw. It looks like the yellow tinge was a stylistic decision.

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