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'''''Being Born Twelve Time''''' is a [[2019]] [[New Eiffel]]ic [[w:surrealist cinema|surrealist]] [[w:short film|short film]] created, directed and produced by [[Zarel Smith]].<ref name="zed"/> The film was later distributed by the now defunct [[Classical Claw Films]], which was also their first film distributed. The film also stars Smith as the only actor. The film is about "...the story of the [[w:Post–World War II economic expansion|Post-World War II economic boom]] and the [[w:financial crisis of 2007–2008|financial crisis of 2007–2008]], and what it is like growing up [[w:poverty|poor]] in a [[w:capitalism|capitalist]] society". The film was released on 30 June 2019, and was not intended for mainstream audiences.
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'''''Being Born Twelve Time''''' is a [[2019]] [[New Eiffel]]ic [[w:surrealist cinema|surrealist]] [[w:art film|art]] [[w:short film|short film]] created, directed and produced by [[Zarel Smith]].<ref name="zed"/> It is Smith's third independent film. The film would later be distributed by the erstwhile [[Classical Claw Films]]. The film stars Smith as the only actor.
  
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According to Smith, the film is about "...the story of the [[w:Post–World War II economic expansion|Post-World War II economic boom]] and the [[w:financial crisis of 2007–2008|financial crisis of 2007–2008]], and what it is like growing up [[w:poverty|poor]] in a [[w:capitalism|capitalistic]] society". The film was released on 30 June 2019.
 
== Production ==
 
== Production ==
=== Filming ===
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The idea came to Smith a few weeks prior while he began to rediscover his interest in the surrealist [[w:film genre|film genre]]. Smith said that the film was not made directly to criticise [[capitalism]], but instead highlight the hardships some people faced. The first version of the film was shot in mid-June 2019. However, due to unknown reasons, the footage was later scrapped. The footage which would end up being used was shot on 30 June – the same day as the film's release. It was filmed on an [[w:iPhone 7|iPhone 7]] at 240 [[w:Frame rate|frames per second]], and a [[w:black and white|black and white]] filter was added in post-production.
The first video was filmed sometime in the middle of June 2019. The footage was than edited and a [[w:black and white|black and white]] filter was added. The video was later scraped. The final video which would be used was filmed on an [[w:iPhone 7|iPhone 7]] at 240 [[w:Frame rate|frames per second]] on 30 June 2019, on the same day as the films release. The same editing process was also used for the new footage.
 
 
 
=== Development ===
 
The idea came to Smith a few weeks prior while he starting taking an interest in the surrealist [[w:film genre|film genre]]. Smith said that the film was not made directly to criticise [[Capitalism]], but instead highlight the hardships of work some people face.
 
 
== Release and legacy ==
 
== Release and legacy ==
The film was released on 30 June 2019. Later releases were distributed by Classical Claw Films. The film is often credited to what kickstarted the [[Cinema of New Eiffel#Modern surrealism era|modern surrealism era]] in [[Cinema of New Eiffel|New Eiffelic cinema]]. Smith has said it is a symbol of his surrealist filmography.  
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The film was released on 30 June 2019. Later releases were distributed by Classical Claw Films. The film is often credited to what kickstarted the [[Cinema of New Eiffel#Modern surrealism era|modern surrealism era]] in [[Cinema of New Eiffel|New Eiffelic cinema]], although the film was critically panned by wider audiences. ''Being Born Twelve Times'' was Smith's favourite film until the release of ''[[Insaniam]]'' in May 2020, which Smith now regards as his "[[w:magnum opus|magnum opus]]".
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
*[[Cinema of New Eiffel]]
 
*[[Cinema of New Eiffel]]
*[[Layers]]
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*''[[Layers]]'' (2018)–another surrealist film by Smith
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 00:04, 17 March 2021

Being Born Twelve Times
Directed byZarel Smith[1]
Produced byZarel Smith
Written byZarel Smith
StarringZarel Smith
Edited byZarel Smith
Distributed byClassical Claw Films
Release date
30 June 2019
Running time
1 minute
Country New Eiffel

Being Born Twelve Time is a 2019 New Eiffelic surrealist art short film created, directed and produced by Zarel Smith.[1] It is Smith's third independent film. The film would later be distributed by the erstwhile Classical Claw Films. The film stars Smith as the only actor.

According to Smith, the film is about "...the story of the Post-World War II economic boom and the financial crisis of 2007–2008, and what it is like growing up poor in a capitalistic society". The film was released on 30 June 2019.

Production

The idea came to Smith a few weeks prior while he began to rediscover his interest in the surrealist film genre. Smith said that the film was not made directly to criticise capitalism, but instead highlight the hardships some people faced. The first version of the film was shot in mid-June 2019. However, due to unknown reasons, the footage was later scrapped. The footage which would end up being used was shot on 30 June – the same day as the film's release. It was filmed on an iPhone 7 at 240 frames per second, and a black and white filter was added in post-production.

Release and legacy

The film was released on 30 June 2019. Later releases were distributed by Classical Claw Films. The film is often credited to what kickstarted the modern surrealism era in New Eiffelic cinema, although the film was critically panned by wider audiences. Being Born Twelve Times was Smith's favourite film until the release of Insaniam in May 2020, which Smith now regards as his "magnum opus".

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Filmography of Zarel Smith doc. Retrieved 18 June 2020.