Friday, August 17, 2012

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Professional (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.

It's time for another amazing short film for all you short film lovers out there. I love documentaries that showcase a singular outdated job, a job that can easily be done by machines quicker and just as precise as by hand. Jobs worked on by artisans that refuse to give up their craft even if sadly the world is slowly giving up on them. There's true poetry in the life of such a craftsman. Here is the 8-minute documentary short Professional from filmmaker Skylar Nielsen.

Here's the synopsis:

Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy.

This is the first part in VitaBrevisFilms interview series where they seeks to shed-light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America. I commend them for such an undertaking because I can't imagine the marketability for such documentaries as being high, but I do feel that they are important and necessary (and yes I do recognize that I sound like an old man so just get off my lawn already okay?).

Check this out if you want to take a peek into a world that may not exist 10 years from now. Check this out if you want to understand the importance of the past and how fast technology can change things. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with Professional.


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