Sugar Frosted 5x5s

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Sugar Frosted 5x5s

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Of course there’s no call for another 5x5 group, not with Blake Whitman’s excellent “5 Vignettes,” Maria Bowskill’s “5x5 fanatics” and other groups filling out the card.

It’s just that my own 5x5s often feel - unfinished. Lacking something. While the austerity of the established requirements (raw cuts, no music) can certainly bring out the best in a short project, there are other times when a bit of sound design or a few bars of the blues would add depth, continuity, or a sense of narrative.

Sometimes you want a little sugar on your Corn Flakes.

So the essential rule here is the same:


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Of course there’s no call for another 5x5 group, not with Blake Whitman’s excellent “5 Vignettes,” Maria Bowskill’s “5x5 fanatics” and other groups filling out the card.

It’s just that my own 5x5s often feel - unfinished. Lacking something. While the austerity of the established requirements (raw cuts, no music) can certainly bring out the best in a short project, there are other times when a bit of sound design or a few bars of the blues would add depth, continuity, or a sense of narrative.

Sometimes you want a little sugar on your Corn Flakes.

So the essential rule here is the same: use five clips, five seconds each. Beyond that, do what you will - throw in some music, use split screens or slow-mo if you like.

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