One-Shot Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Colby Day Traverses the Archetypal Romantic Journey of a New Relationship in Dance Short ‘Lead/Follow’

Colby Day explains how he practically translated his intimate play, about a couple experiencing new love, into a free-flowing dance short.

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Live Action

Craig Bingham’s Yorkshire-Set Fight Pit Short ‘IRONSTONE’ Is a Brooding Look at a Battle for Survival

Craig Bingham breaks down the physical and emotional intensity of shooting the long one-shot takes required for his engrossing fight pit short.

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Live Action

An Immigrant Couple in 70s London Navigate the Law and Each Other in Roxy Rezvany’s Short ‘Photo Booth’

Roxy Rezvany divulges how she sought to subtly unpack immigrant prejudice through the setup of her single-shot short drama.

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Live Action

Old Friends Face a Difficult Moral Quandary in Mauritz Brekke Solberg’s Gripping Summer Drama ‘Juli.’

Mauritz Brekke Solberg breaks down the construction of the lengthy single-take behind the pivotal tonal switch in his riveting ensemble drama.

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Live Action, Premiere

Nicole Rixon & Ryan Goodman’s ‘Portrayed’ Captures the Relentless Scrutiny Placed on Women in Politics

Nicole Rixon & Ryan Goodman talk about marrying shooting medium with concept for their uncomfortable one-shot drama about skewed gender dynamics.

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Music

A Couple Are Trapped in a Violent Embrace in Andrew Jim Gannon’s ‘United (Why Can’t We Say Enough)’

Andrew Jim Gannon deconstructs the purpose of the ever-evolving frame mask in his precise and psychological single-shot music video.

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Music

Ben Galster’s Crafts an Immersive One-Shot Experience for Marie Bothmer in ‘Kugelsicher’

Using epic anamorphic lenses and flowing Steadicam movements, Ben Galster takes DN inside the precise planning of his thrilling one-shot music video.

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Music

Slow Cinema Meets Rap Music in Krzysztof Skonieczny’s Brutally Compelling Tektonika Project ‘Peru48’

Krzysztof Skonieczny talks through deploying flowing Steadicam shots and black & white cinematography in a bleak evocation of a man's personal purgatory.

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Live Action

A Chatty Man Instigates an Unsettling Conversation in Larry Ketang & Liam White’s Thriller ‘Punch-Drunk’

Liam White speaks to the narrative importance of the near single-shot cinematography in his tense co-directed short drama about an unexpected meeting.

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Music, Premiere

A Musician Makes a Music Video While Making a Music Video in Josh Sondock’s Ambitious Promo ‘Morning / Midnight’

Josh Sondock unpacks the ambitious technicality behind his multi-layered one-take music video about a musician making a music video.

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Animation

Olivier Lescot’s ‘The Rift’ is the Perfect High-Octane Tribute to the Myth of Tommy Lee Jones

Olivier Lescot discusses deploying flowing movements, an impressive one-shot, a fine sense of myth and a propulsive tone for his kinetic car chase short.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

The Struggles of Homelessness Are Gracefully Interpreted Through Dance in Krzysztof Grajper’s ‘Home’

Krzysztof Grajper reveals how intricately rehearsed choreography led to the organic shooting of his one-shot dance polemic on homelessness.

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