Is War A Game? A Short Film By Michael Rees

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We've shown you Michael Rees' work before (here and here) – so why am I showing you his new film “Is War a Game?” Because Michael is only 16 that's why!

We love to know more about what people are doing with their HDSLRs and Michael is sure putting his knowledge to good use. I wish I could make a short like this!

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the movie

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Michael sent us this little blurb:

We shot it in a couple of hours. I used the Canon Rebel T2i/550D (reviews) with the 28mm 1.8 (reviews), 50mm 1.4 (reviews), and the 28-135mm (reviews). That's about it really. I would really love for you to mention that I am trying to build up a bigger audience to deliver to, so if people would post it to their twitters, facebooks, blogs, etc. it would be GREATLY appreciated.

Michael's use of sounds and music (the video has no speaking parts – unless you count the kid making gun sounds HA) is wonderful and he's got a mastery of using different shots and motion. Can't wait to see what he does next!

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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  1. there is something amiss in the first part, but the transition
    to the kid coming back home has an overwhelming emotional
    impact. in ‘good will hunting’ robin williams talks to the matt damon character… something that i point you to study.
    if you are going to be that guy, you might as well become the best guy ever… it is a creative masterpiece, although young,
    although u.s. could you do ‘don’t worry be happy’ ?
    saluti from Rio de Janeiro roman AT paradigmadigital dot net

  2. You have an exiting career waiting to be yours.
    Keep up the good work Michael!!

  3. powerfull..maybe a missed
    have the Col. and the boy have a moment there. If
    that happened last shot wouldn’t have had to be there.

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