Arto Saari is a professional skateboarder born in Seinajoki, Finland. He’s been one of the most celebrated skateboarders of our time, while starring in several skate films and elevating the standard in the industry. In the last three years Arto has shifted his focus from skateboarding to photography. This short film captures that transition and his process to make photography his profession.
Production Agency: Helio Collective
Director: Christopher Murphy
Cinematographer: Christopher Murphy & Logan Triplett
Producer: Zach Johaneson
Line Producer: Chad Dawson
Editor: Sam Hedlund
Assistant Editor: Katie Roberts
Colorist: Jim Menkol
Sound Engineer: Jeremiah Slovarp
Additional Cinematography: Fred Mortagne / Ewan Bowman
Camera Assistants: Nick Weber
Design: Josh Davis
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In the final episode of BREAKING BAD…there are two shots in a pivotal scene that are perfect examples of how to use camera movement to amplify the narrative and surprise the audience. With one simple pan and one simple dolly…there is a set-up and shortly after, a dramatic pay-off. The scene at first appears to be just conveying information to the viewer. Then, with one pan and one dolly move…the scene is flipped on its head and is seen in a whole new light. This could only happen through writing, direction, set design and camera movement working in unison. A Steadicam or crane shot through a window could never have achieved the emotional impact of a simple pan and dolly.
Writers’ Block is a short film written and directed by Tom Gran and Martin Woolley and produced by WONKY Films with the support of IdeasTap.
Set in a prison for criminally poor writers, it follows a gang of cons who get ahold of the script to their own lives and attempt to re-write it in order to make their escape.
In conjunction with the online release of Writer’s Block, Wonky Films have also updated the films companion iOS app (bit.ly/writersblockapp). The app which is available for free via the Apple app store for both iPad, iPhone and iPod now contains the full film, a look behind the scenes with additional content including storyboards, animatics and original concept and development work for the short.