Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Sarah Moore/AF Tip of the Day

I just finished watching some "Handmade Films" by a friend of mine named Sarah K. Moore. It is so refreshing to watch experimental films made by someone that just loves film. Her work is wonderful, and it's inspiring. Here is a person who is not going to make money on her work (experimental filmmakers rarely do), but she does it anyway, for the love of the medium. All of her films are short, in the 2-4 minute range, and I think that is one of the reasons they are powerful. They are glimpses in to another world, short and sweet. Okay sometimes not so sweet, but worth watching. Her film Desolation Landscape is particularly powerful. Shots of a damaged and destroyed building with a really haunting sound track.

What I didn't know before I started watching her films is that Sarah is also a violinist and she did a lot of the sound on her own movies. Sometimes she credits a sound designer, but I think she has her hands all over the design of her movies. Home and County Fair are also two stand out films by her.

In this climate of rampant commercial films and most so called independents working their asses off trying to get a deal in Hollywood, (and all the time telling us how independent they really are, we know it's bull shit, but keep trying to convince yourself that you are an independent), it is refreshing to watch the work of people like Sarah Moore. It's all about the work for her.

Sarah, keep doing what you are doing. There are a lot of us out here that really like your work.

Check out Sarah's blog at, tell her I sent ya.

Here is your AF Tip of the Day.

What I learned is if you do something, you need to go all the way. Go big, or go home!

- - from The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide (coming in 2008)


Blogger smoore said...

thanks for all those wonderful words on my films, Kelley! it's nice to know that there's someone out there who appreciates the work that goes into a 'handmade' film...

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