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“I tried to increase production quality with each new film. I started researching a lot about cameras and lenses and watching a lot of films; figuring out which films were high quality and which were not. I moved to more serious short films that all turned out to be way too melodramatic….”

Jacob Wishnek

 

Woolgathering:

A LITTLE ABOUT YOU AND THE CRAFT:

Filmmaking Specialty: Writing, Directing
# Years Experience: 5? Maybe more? I’m no professional, but this has been a passion of mine for awhile.
A little about your journey as a filmmaker: I got into making parody videos in junior high. I tried to increase production quality with each new film. I started researching a lot about cameras and lenses and watching a lot of films; figuring out which films were high quality and which were not. I moved to more serious short films that all turned out to be way too melodramatic. Now I’m here explaining to people how I’m that college hipster who’s way too into Wes Anderson and Sergio Leone. Hopefully I can make a selfaware, dark comedy for 48 Hour because
that’s the only genre I’ve been writing recently.
Equipment You Use on Typical Project: Canon t3i… whatever else I can get. Definitely lights, shotgun mics, tripods, simple dollys that sort of stuff
Majority of Recent Projects: Shirt films.
Notable Clients:

 

YOUR TRACK RECORD:

Notable Projects: Woolgathering. The ISO was never set right during filming (my bad), but it’s the best looking melodramatic short film I’ve helped make. We definitely overused some distortion effects though (also my bad).

 

FILMS HAVE MADE PEOPLE LARGER THAN LIFE… YOUR THOUGHTS?

Your favorite famous person and why their influence improves our world: Maybe Kubrick? Woolgathering was basically an homage to him. Maybe Anderson? Both PT and Wes. Nolan? Bird? Joel and Ethan Coen? Tarantino? Kaufman? Art is art. It improves our world by existing. It entertains. It inspires. It improves our world by providing a release. These directors create artwork that doesn’t just entertain, but also provoke thought. In a world where irrationality and mindlessness are pervasive, thought provoking films are a commodity.

 

JUST FOR FUN

The next exciting thing. College, yo.
The last film you watched before you knew you wanted to make films? Oof… Umm… Maybe Good Will Hunting? Fantastic film driven by Robin Williams’ performance.
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