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Hisham Sharafeddine


What you are capable of as a human is quite vast, and it can be projected in so many different manners. Whether it’s the Russian gymnast Kseniia Afanaseva falling down during her performance at the Artistic’s women’s team final in the 2012 Olympics in Russia, or British runner Derek Redmond pulling his hamstring in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona; it is years of dedication, hard-work and practice that just instantly put the future career on the line. To put it differently, the end result of a film, with all its aspects (whether technical or theoretical), can determine the director’s future for possible works, or even the technical crew members’.

Notably, the editing phase or advancement in post-production nowadays have made it way easier for failures to be turned into successes. However, this only applies to films as most people know them, which is a film with cuts/montage. Comparatively, shooting and executing a one-shot film is ultimately challenging, since there is no room for any kind of mistake, and contingency is your best friend. In reality, the word film is now a metaphor for the what the world once meant in its literal form, but now it is rather cinema than “film”. From cinematography to sound recording, acting to dialogue, blocking to directing, from the timing to blocking roads, it is all a complete teamwork hand-in-hand job that undergoes to execute a one-shot film with success.