Spielberg in the making
When I start to get tired of all the formula garbage being served up from Hollywood, I take heart in the future of film.
Young people know about film, not just from going to the multiplex but from videotaping their friends from the time they're old enough to press a record button. Making movies to them is like a first language. (For me, I had to sneak the super 8 from my dad's closet... not an easy task.)
Making my point today is local teen James Killian, a sophomore at St.Mary's High School, whose awesome short film, "The First Day of School" is competing on a site by Kohl's department store.
Check it out (and vote for it) at http://www.shockwave.com/2006/kohls/filmcontest/index.jsp
That's his brother Alex doing his hair and trying to get dressed. What fun. Check out the smooth special effects as one pair of shoes changes to another. These kids have talent.