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June 30, 2011 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Splitscreen: A Love Story is a short film by JW Griffiths. Filmed entirely with two Nokia N8 phones, it was the winner of the first Nokia Shorts competition.
posted by Lutoslawski (11 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh that is clever.
posted by The Whelk at 12:07 PM on June 30, 2011


Great stuff! Thanks for posting this. One hell of an editing job.

(wonder if the director is related to D?)
posted by likeso at 12:28 PM on June 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


That was excellent. Rather than get into art/sponsorship/advertising issues, what I really want to know is how they coordinated the angle at which they filmed the planes' takeoffs. That seems like the hardest bit to have to reshoot.
posted by psoas at 1:23 PM on June 30, 2011


I'm guessing that while the video itself was shot using the phones, allowances were made for cropping/resizing/tilting. Otherwise I guess it would just be a case of aligning the phone with the edge of the window and hoping for the best (or shooting it with like 10 phones at slightly different angles and choosing the best match)
posted by ShutterBun at 1:31 PM on June 30, 2011


I had an urge to start singing that song by Daniel Powter.
posted by The ____ of Justice at 2:14 PM on June 30, 2011


Fantastic. I laughed out loud during the plane takeoff sequence. Thanks!
posted by Popular Ethics at 3:34 PM on June 30, 2011


what I really want to know is how they coordinated the angle at which they filmed the planes' takeoffs. That seems like the hardest bit to have to reshoot.

I'm not a video editor, but this one seems easy. I'm sure there is post-processing software to rotate a clip to any desired angle. Maybe that's cheating, but it's OK with me. I'm more impressed with the location work. They've taken the time to scout compatible locations across Paris and London (like the clip where the metro / tube crosses the seine / thames).
posted by Popular Ethics at 3:37 PM on June 30, 2011


Very impressive editing!

Quibble with the subtitle, though. Splitscreen: A Meet Cute would be more like it. A Lyrical Meet Cute, even. But if you're going to claim a love story, you need to have rather more of two elements, namely story and love.
posted by eritain at 5:53 PM on June 30, 2011


Anyone else notice that the Manhattan geography seems off? The woman appears to go via subway from 168th St to 231st St to Grand Central. Then she takes a cab to an airport via the Brooklyn Bridge. She is one spectacularly inefficient traveler.
posted by ms.codex at 9:39 PM on June 30, 2011


She's got to make a detour to pick up the bomb.
posted by The Whelk at 9:47 PM on June 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's excellent!

There's some background on the filming here. Plus JW Griffiths has posted some making of videos on his Vimeo page.
posted by DanCall at 7:16 AM on July 1, 2011


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