The Manual 2007

Growing Brain
Stats:
2006. Cannon KLH1 - HDV camera w/ P&S Technic adaptor and 35mm lenses. 7 min. Dramatic short.
Synopsis:
A man at a loose end comes across an advertisement for a mysterious book called ‘The Manual' – that offers to answer all his questions. Could this book really provide a solution to his shallow existence?
Other:
Screened at Screen Machine in Noverber 2007 and is available for Download.

Stylistic Notes:

The style of storytelling aims to be simple, yet subtle. There is no speech in the movie, and all remaining elements seek to combine to create a magical dimension to mundane setting.

Other Notes:

The Film was shot over three consecutive nights with a skeleton crew. We shot on the Cannon XLH1 using a P&S adapter to enable the use of prime lenses. The film was shot concurrently with the 'Men Who Lie' music clip.

 

Kim Lajoie was responsible for Sound Design and sound mix. Click here direct to his web site.
Composure created Origional Music for this film. Click here to go direct to their web site.

 

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The Manual
Short Film
2007
A man at a loose end comes across an advertisement for a mysterious book called ‘The Manual' – that offers to answer all his questions. Could this book really provide a solution to his shallow existence?
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CAST

Justin Batchelor

CREW

Director Alex Scott
Director of Photography Cameron Ford
Based on a short story by John Mansfield
Camera Assist Charles Lowthian
Camera Assist Iain Bonner
Sound Recordist Andre Cooray
Sound Recordist Kim Lajoie
Props Creation Kate Ambler
Original Music Nicholas Buc & Hugh Crosthwaite
  @ Composure
Sound Design Kim Lajoie
Sound Mix Kim Lajoie
Location and Catering Jesse Shepherd
Screenplay Alex Scott
   
Camera From ASC Rentals
Original Score by Composure
Lights and Grip Video Australasia
   
Special Thanks: Carmel McAloon
  Jenny Clark
  Colin Savage @ Deakin Uni
  Carol and Doug Scott
  Dean Reynolds @
  Dean Reynolds Productions
  Mark Aquilina
  Dale de Silva
  Al Marczyk
  Mun & Ivy Chin

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