The Unique Voice of Vinegar Hill

I've recently become intrigued by the filmmakers of Vinegar Hill. I first came across their short film "The Cosmonaut", and was captivated by their storytelling style.

THE COSMONAUT from Vinegar Hill on Vimeo.

They are currently working on a feature called Twin Reflex- their successful Kickstarter shows some great ideas:

Twin Reflex — Featurette #1 from Vinegar Hill on Vimeo.

I find this method of filmmaking interesting... it's sort of a fusion of cinéma vérité and role-playing. I like the fact that they have a solid technical background but are now approaching this feature in a fresh, albeit experimental, way. And I love it. It drives me to want to try it.

It's been a re-occurring theme in my posts, but I can't stress it enough: If you want to stand out, approach each piece of work differently with UNTESTED ideas and methods. Break yourself out of your comfort zone and truly challenge yourself. Techniques, like cameras, are only tools- use them to your creative advantage and to solve problems. Better, more refined tools will help you attain a better, more refined vision... but don't let them become the crutch that defines your work.

Enough of my soapbox. I really just want you to become a better artist, even if you think you don't need to. Personally, I know I have a long ways to go... but I'm confident I'll get there if I stay true to knowing I'll always need to improve, I'll always need to learn.

I certainly feel that the filmmakers of Vinegar Hill know this- and I'm anxious to see more of their work!


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