Friday, April 6, 2012

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Upside Down, Left to Right: A Letterpress Film (live-action)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

Wow, it's been a while (not for content of course since I set a few posts up before I left), but rather since I had the chance to watch short films again and post the best one's for our readers. That's right, I'm back form my sojourn, now married, now responsible for someone other than myself and frankly, it's terrifying. But thankfully short films will always be there to bring a smile to my face. This week its documentary time again with a look at a beautiful yet dying art, an artform of language and precision. Here is the 7-minute documentary short Upside Down, Left to Right: A Letterpress Film from filmmaker Danny Cooke.

Here's the synopsis:

A short film about letterpress and one of the few remaining movable-type printing workshops in the UK, situated at Plymouth University, featuring Paul Collier.

For me, one of the saddest things in our ever evolving society is the loss of the myriad of artforms and skill sets that have been around for hundreds of years. While Letter-pressing hasn't been around that long, it's still an important art form, a skill that we just cant replicate in our new digital age and that's a shame.

Check this out if you enjoy well made documentaries. Check this out if want to see a beautiful typography art form that's sadly losing its place in our modern world. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with Upside Down, Left to Right: A Letterpress Film.

Upside Down, Left To Right: A Letterpress Film from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.

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