Sunday, May 10, 2015

Burnt Pixel
'Burnt Pixel' (Dir. Josef Lorenzo) is an example of the new genre called 'mumblecore'.

It's a good example because it contains many of the mumblecore ingredients. It's a simple story about two every day girls on a beach. Together with the use of handheld DSLR cinematography, the film is very successful in creating a sense of realism. It feels like we are watching two real people interacting. The things they talk about are the things that every day teenage girls would say.
The camera, sound, sets and costumes are not over the top like many Hollywood films are - they are all low budget and make for a very realistic kind of look.
The dialogue and acting was also naturalistic. A lot of sound bridging was used to connect shots - and the shots shifted from location and places in time.