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Adrift

An experimental micro-shot immersing audiences with haunting audio and disorienting visuals.
4/5

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Craig Murley’s experimental narrative thrusts viewers into a harrowing scenario with his one-shot film centered around a tragic event. Against a backdrop of a commercial building almost silhouetted against a blue-lit sky, Murley employs unconventional post-production techniques that disorient and captivate. The film’s visual perspective zooms in at an upright angle and then flips to a vertical angle upon zooming out, creating a disconcerting and immersive experience.

However, it’s the audio that truly drives the narrative forward, as the audience is enveloped in the anxious thoughts of a man on the brink of something perilous. Murley’s decision to prioritize auditory storytelling over visuals adds a layer of complexity and intensity to the narrative, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the film’s duration.

The cyclical nature of the film, where the narrative repeats itself, underscores the relentless and cyclical nature of the subject matter. While Murley’s avant-garde approach may not be for everyone, his mastery of cinematography and sound design is commendable. The film grips audiences with its unique style and refuses to release its hold until the final frame. Murley’s artistry is undeniable, offering a thought-provoking and unforgettable viewing experience.

Brief Synopsis

Testing the boundaries of storytelling using one shot and sound design. The idea is the experience of an anonymous somebody losing their ability to cope. It’s a never ending loop, just like life, death and consciousness.
Adrift Short Experimental Film

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Credits

Director(s): Craig Murley
Writer(s): Craig Murley
Cast: Craig Murley
Producer(s): Elastic Studio
Director of Photography: Craig Murley
Animation: Craig Murley

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Runtime: 1 min

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Adrift

An experimental micro-shot immersing audiences with haunting audio and disorienting visuals.
4/5

Review

Craig Murley’s experimental narrative thrusts viewers into a harrowing scenario with his one-shot film centered around a tragic event. Against a backdrop of a commercial building almost silhouetted against a blue-lit sky, Murley employs unconventional post-production techniques that disorient and captivate. The film’s visual perspective zooms in at an upright angle and then flips to a vertical angle upon zooming out, creating a disconcerting and immersive experience.

However, it’s the audio that truly drives the narrative forward, as the audience is enveloped in the anxious thoughts of a man on the brink of something perilous. Murley’s decision to prioritize auditory storytelling over visuals adds a layer of complexity and intensity to the narrative, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the film’s duration.

The cyclical nature of the film, where the narrative repeats itself, underscores the relentless and cyclical nature of the subject matter. While Murley’s avant-garde approach may not be for everyone, his mastery of cinematography and sound design is commendable. The film grips audiences with its unique style and refuses to release its hold until the final frame. Murley’s artistry is undeniable, offering a thought-provoking and unforgettable viewing experience.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

Testing the boundaries of storytelling using one shot and sound design. The idea is the experience of an anonymous somebody losing their ability to cope. It’s a never ending loop, just like life, death and consciousness.
Adrift Short Experimental Film

Credits

Director(s): Craig Murley
Writer(s): Craig Murley
Cast: Craig Murley
Producer(s): Elastic Studio
Director of Photography: Craig Murley
Animation: Craig Murley

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Language:
Year:
Runtime: 1 min
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