Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): #WatchlistScreenCaps, 7/25 - 8/3 (early 00s short films edition)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 7/25 - 8/3 (early 00s short films edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be short films released between 2001 and 2003), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.



Water from elephants
Cat Soup (2001), dir. Tatsuo Sato
viewed July 25, 2013

Hiding on top of the world
Copy Shop (2001), dir. Virgil Widrith
viewed July 26, 2013

Watching the sea from the spot where he left her behind
Father and Daughter (2001), dir. Michael Dudok de Wit
viewed July 26, 2013

Love the texture in this shot
Lovesong (2001), dir. Stan Brakhage
viewed July 27, 2013

"Then he did Donald Trump's hair too...yeah, but then they caught him & put him back in jail"
Sounds from a Town I Love (2001), dir. Woody Allen
viewed July 27, 2013

Running like Roger Thornhill, firing back like General Patton
Ticker (2002), dir. Joe Carnahan
viewed August 2, 2013

I don't know what it is or how he does it, but it's always so incredibly effective
Darkened Room (2002), dir. David Lynch
viewed August 3, 2013

We are being watched
Now (2003), dir. Simon Staho
viewed August 3, 2013

Calling across time and space
Voices of a Distant Star (2003), dir. Makoto Shinkai
viewed August 3, 2013

The flimsy prize still entices
Wasp (2003), dir. Andrea Arnold
viewed August 3, 2013

4 comments:

Michael said...

Long time fan of the blog, here. I don't believe I've ever commented before, but I think you're one of the sharpest and most passionate minds on film out there on the internet, and one of the reasons I've started one of my own.

I was wondering how you got your screenshots. Every method I've tried just makes low quality pics, so I've had to rely on stuff I found doing image searches, but that's not the best way, obviously. I'd really appreciate some feedback on this.

And keep up the good work!

--Michael

Joel Bocko said...

Thanks Michael! I always love to hear from lurkers & will add your blog to my roll (glad to see you are a fan of This is England as well).

I use two programs I downloaded, though at least one of them is meant for Macs: MacTheRipper and MPEG Streamclip. Not sure what dictates quality of caps, if it's the screen or program but if you use those programs with a decent-looking screen, then the images should come out looking as good as they do when you play the DVD.

If you have any further questions let me know via email (MovieMan0283 at gmail) and I'll be happy to answer them.

Joel Bocko said...

(Oh, and I should note for this particular post, since the films were all online I used my iPhone to make all the caps, holding the two buttons for a moment to do so. On my computer, and as I said it's a Mac so it's a different tool on a PC - I hold down the apple button & "4" to create screen-grab icon while MPEG Streamclip is playing and then I choose the area I want to capture.)

Michael said...

Wow, thank you!