The Long Take

A short film in collaboration with Gelitin.

In 3 days total, we created a one-shot short film with Gelitin. This film consists of multiple performances and set pieces, the content of which was decided in the first day. No topic or theme was off limits—as John Waters once said, “If someone vomits while watching one of my films, it’s like getting a standing ovation.”

You’ve only got one shot at this, baby! In filmmaking terms, a “long take” is one, long, continuous shot that is longer than other shots in the film or longer than what could be considered the average. A long take can immerse the viewer in an environment, reveal information about a character in fluid, uninterrupted (unedited) “real time,” show an event that drives the narrative, or potentially do all three.