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#1 chris caliman

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:48 PM

" The Family keeps it all "

a shortfilm by Chris Caliman


" Childhood was always a place full of danger, you seldom come off
unscathed. "
Katharina Ohara, a writer

Nothing is moving. Standstill. Deathly silence. One's heart of hearts looks
as if it's going to come out. Time has stopped and the suppression is always
looking for a way to ...

The short-film " The Family keeps it all " throws an hopeless, exaggerated
and partly grotesque glance at the situation of "the family" in the upper
middle classes.
The intact - from the mother longed-for but arduously hold together - ideal
world breaks into its pieces when her fifteen years old son has placed an
obituary in the local newspaper. His parents neither note nor understand his
suptle cry of "help". So the disaster culminates in a conflict between
father and son, while the mother lonely fights a struggle against herself.

It is a little, soft film about the loss of confidence, about honesty and
about a deep bubbling behind the outward appearance. A film about restrained
feelings, which however dominate each moment of the life and which let the
here and now to become insignificant, because you don't live any longer,
because you can't live that way any longer.


The shortfilm was inspired by the photographer Gregory Crewdson

14.Min
35mm
1:1.85
shooted in summer 07
6 days
germany


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"The Family keeps it all"



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Chris

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#2 Ryan Patrick OHara

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 01:21 AM

I enjoyed the film very much. My biggest criticism is the unmotivated changes between dolly/static shots and the really rough handheld.

Some absolutely great shots!
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 09:05 PM

wonderful dinner scene, with the classic soft toplight which in this case is really bright...i liked it a lot, what was the lighting setup?

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:53 AM

hi, first thanks for your critics...
yes we had some time problems, with the weather, so some scenes espacially the scene where the boy find the dead bird, was shooted in 1-2 hours and so this is the scene i didnt like... but its ok, i cant changed it... so... because of the rough handheld in this scene, your are right, but we shooted this scene with a heavy arri 535 and this cam isnt a good handheld camera... much to heavy... for me...

the dinner scene was lightning very easy... we put 6 old one kw rocknroll lamps together to a ring and hang them 3 meters up... that was it... for the table...

so greets

chris
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