Vincent Laforet's The Story Beyond The Still

Back in December of 2009, photographer turned film maker Vincent Laforet teamed up with Canon and Vimeo to start a social experiment in story telling. The idea was to create an short 3 or 4 minute video that would end on a single still frame. Then by taking that final frame as a starting point of reference, other film makers could continue the story and add their own twists and turns into the developing scripts. Each segment would be judged by industry heavy weights like Philip Bloom, Shane Hurlbut, Russel Carpenter, among others, and a new chapter would begin. Over the next year, hundreds of chapters were written with 6 lucky directors winning spots in the final video that is currently being shown at Sundance. Below is a summary of the final project and the second video is the final film in its entirety. Hopefully this contest not only inspires you in your own photography but also encourages you to test the waters in film making.

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Amazing project. Props to Canon for supporting the creative community.

Fantastic stuff!! There is such a wealth of talent out there. Well done to the brains behind it all.

Great execution by everybody involved.

I remember this video from a while ago. It inspired me to do something similar but I never got going. Maybe I'l go do that.

Ghislain Leduc's picture

Well made.. so FStoppers, are we doing one? :)

Let's make it on a different subject: Love, simple life and Passion :)

Cheers

Ghis

Ghislain Leduc's picture

Well made.. so FStoppers, are we doing one? :)

Let's make it on a different subject: Love, simple life and Passion :)

Cheers

Ghis

I agree with Ghislain!! Fstoppers should do a spin off of this!