The New Boredom

Mah and Newer. Manure.

Shorter = Mo’ Bettuh.

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I’m pretty sure I’ve ranted about this before with that whole life story fitting into 42 seconds by Chris Milk but now there’s another short that just makes you want to feel like you chugged a tall glass of awesome (unlike film student movies which make you feel like you were drip fed a bottle of concentrated sick).

The winner of this year’s Mixtape short film contest is Luke Snellin and his short is ridiculously charming. Three characters, all well acted, clean shooting, and a simple story that anyone can relate to (more on that in a minute), and best of all, it’s short (by which I mean it’s only as long as it needs to be).

So everyone has made a mixtape in the past right? Well maybe not, now that I think about it. A lot of young whipper snappers out there are born well past the time of cassette tapes. They have grown into the age where kids start to love music in an era of burnable cd’s (or alleged-god forbid: ipod playlists). And how much less charming is that shit? Completely less charming, that’s how much. Chuck Klosterman has got some smart writing about how burnable cd’s ruined his mixtape making on one hand because if the girl he was making it for didn’t like a track, she could just hit skip and be to the next song, completely removing the punch from the message each song was supposed to deliver. On the other hand, it meant that he could burn the same cd for the girl on the east coast and the girl on the west coast and could do it in a lot less time and they would never find out (until he published that book at least).

I work with college kids every day and when I see them misserably fail at simple tasks such as filling out forms with whimsical details like “their names” and “today’s date” and stuff like that, it just makes me lose all kinds of hope for the future. But then something like that Mixtape film shows up and gives me a little glimmer of hope that some where out there, a young kid is listening to The Kinks and making a mixtape by hand, in real time for the girl next door, and she loves it, and she listens to it really loud and maybe they preserve some of the sensibilities of times gone by. I hope.


This has got to be some of the coolest photography news in recent memory.


Written by photokevo

February 9, 2010 at 11:48 pm

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  1. ‘chugged a tall glass of awesome’

    i’m stealing that ASAP

    blunt delivery

    February 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    • also good drinks: cup of rage. glass of crap. tall cup of whimsy.


      February 19, 2010 at 2:18 am

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