WINNER!! 2011 Short Shorts Film Festival

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My third music video premiered for the first time Saturday, June 4th at the 2011 Short Shorts Film Festival in San Antonio. I was fortunate to win the Critic’s Pick and Taylor James Johnson picked up the Audience Award. Thank you to the organizers, John Lambert and Brad Milne for giving us an outlet to display our work. Also, a big thank you to the judges, Dagoberto Patlan’, Pablo Veliz, Bryan Ortiz, and Nikki Young!

“It’s All Good” is a story of a young man who lost someone special and how he was able to overcome his sadness by leaning on his friends. Directed, shot and edited by San Antonio resident, Rod Guajardo over 3 days in San Francisco, CA., February 2011. Shot on a Canon T2i/550D, with no crew and using available lighting, with the Canon 50mm f1.4 and Tokina 11-16mm f2.8. Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and colored graded with MBL and Colorista II.

This is another example of the importance of sites like YouTube and Vimeo. The California based record label found my work online, which led to my website, which led to an email to me requesting rates. A few emails and a phone call later, contract was signed and I had a ticket to San Francisco waiting for me.

I have only been shooting for 12 months, and never thought I would have the chance to travel doing what I love. I am extremely thankful to Arthur Woo and Muted Digital for the unforgettable experience. I hope you like the final cut!

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One response on “WINNER!! 2011 Short Shorts Film Festival

  1. Jose says:

    Awesome work Rod. I would be happy with 1/10th of your skills! Look forward to seeing your next creation.

  2. Rod says:

    Thanks Jose! Luckily when I started a year ago, I had mentors that pointed me the right direction. This site is dedicated to helping others as others have helped me. Again, thanks for the continued support!

  3. Jack says:

    Hi Rod, Congratulations! Great Job on this Video. Quick question, how could I achieve a similar effect as the shot on 1:07 where the guy is walking down an alley. Thank you :)

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