Is today's younger generation all thumbs?
A short mockumetary.
"Best of Boston" winner at the 2011 48 Go Green Film Competition. It was a Top 16 Finalist and screened at NAB on April 13, 2011 in Las Vegas.
A mockumentary with the assigned theme of "Save the Next Generation."
Required character: Morgana Johnson, Ph.D.
Assigned prop: keychain.
Required line of dialogue: "When does she arrive?"
Thumbosis Extremis is what happens to young people who, perhaps already debilitated by Nature Deficit Disorder, overindulge in typing, texting and endless video game playing, rendering the digits of their fingers nearly useless from overuse.
Thumbosis was shot entirely with a Panasonic HVX200, usually utilizing a Brevis 35mm adapter and a selection of SLR lenses. My 24mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4 and 105mm 2.8 Nikon primes were the most useful on this shoot and account for 90% of all shots.
Only the "nature" shots were done without the Brevis and I took advantage of the 60fps capabilities of the HVX (which, on a 24fps timeline, makes for some very pleasant slow-mo) and it's excellent standard 13x Leica lens. The HVX has been around a good five years, but it's still a highly competent workhorse capable of very cinematic HD video.
All stills are frames from Thumbosis. Cinematography by Brad Kelly ©2011
More on my blog: bradkellyfilms.blogspot.com/2011/04/our-48-go-green-short-film-wins-best-of.html
You can also watch the film on 48 Go Green's official site: 48gogreen.com/video/742/thumbosis