BDM110_Project1_Clement
     The Digital Media Method I am choosing for our Capstone project is short film, and the short film I am using as my example for this project is Saw. Before Saw became a lucrative horror/thriller franchise, it was a short independent film done by the same men that went on to direct, write and star in the big screen adaptation. What I find amazing about a short film like this is it's simplicity, but also it's way to pull you in, and feel what the main character is going through. The plot is nothing elaborate or flashy, it's simply a "get out alive" approach, with a twisted life lesson learned at the end. I think it's a testament to the writer, and his ability to touch that primal fear we have inside all of us, if we were ever caught in the same life and death situation. Credit must also be given to the director too, and his use of camera and editing techniques to really add tension to the climax of this film.

quick link to the Saw short film.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olj57iN3pm8

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gpelaia   gpelaia wrote
on 11/3/2008 12:54:50 PM
DJ - great assessment. There is no question that the story and themes that the Saw series have concocted are a success. The idea is relatively simple, but executed with a unique aesthetic and gripping editing which make it achieve its goals.

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