Just posted the new TB at the OPi8 site. A few pics from the Film Marmalade event that I attended last night. It’s a showcase for amateur video filmmakers in Tokyo, and I was actually pleasantly surprised by quite a few of the shorts. A few years ago I had seen a tape of shorts from an organization called Eyesaw, and, well, it was definitely very “amateur”. I did attend a cool Eyesaw event once, it had all sorts of art installations, but haven’t heard anything from them in a while, even though I’m supposed to be subscribed to their mailing list. I just checked out their website (which I had sort of forgotten about), and they still seem to be organizing events, so maybe I’ll check another one out in the near future.
As for the shorts shown last night at Film Marmalade (formely known as Filmbrothel), I especially enjoyed the 3 that were done by someone who was just listed as Takuya. Even though they were all quite different (going from really funny to documentary style), they were all shot in an interesting way, and never lost my interest. One of the funniest shorts there was by Rob Pongi, who has a whole bunch of short videos on his site. The personals are especially funny. And yes, he was wearing the same outfit last night that he wears in all of his videos.
You can also check out the TokyoDV site, which is affiliated with last night’s event.