Love The Toy – Student Film for SCAD Film & Television MFA program.
30 second short film about love. Marty came up with the concept. I came up with the scenario. Together we had 30 seconds, an adorable star, a beautiful costar, and Thomas The Tank as our prop. For cinematography I really wanted to try out the motion filming at high frame rates so the camera team shot our 16mm at 70fps. With the unlicensed dreamy clip from Spiritualized as a soundtrack, I think the timing of this brief moment came together. It was a cold January morning when we filmed this, and with the sun angling in from the southern hemisphere we got a nice bounce light off of all the buildings and walls. Our characters have a nice glow from that January sunlight which was totally luck on the day and not anything we planned for. Thank God.
Maura Maddy Nevell
Features a sample of “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating Into Space” by Spiritualized