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I liked all the films especially the one for Superman [“This is Joe”] and the last one which was longer [“ Frontman ”]. I look forward to at...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Superfama

Reviewer: Josephine Koima

Director: Olga Osorio

Producer: Olga Osorio

Duration: 3mins 45 sec

Country of Origin: Spain

This music video, ‘Buscandia a Superfama’ which means ‘Looking for super fame’  is sang by a  Galician rock band ‘Herederos da Crus’. They started singing in Riberia, a town in Northwestern Spain. Though band members have changed since 1991, the current ones are Antonio  ‘Tuchino’  Novo Suarez (main guitarist),Antonio ‘Tonito’  Ageitos Ares (guitarist),Francisco ‘Fran Velo’ Javier Velo Cambeiro and Francisco ‘Javi’ Javier Maneiro as the lead singer.

The video set is a backstage dressing room with costumes, hair accessories, lighting , furniture and other elements that the band wanted to reflect their humorous and fun-loving personalities and spirit. The song talks about kids who want to be rockers and the musical whim they will need to get ahead in the music world by playing in an orchestra. The ‘special’ piece chosen for the single came as a result of a request made by the orchestra Panorama to the band, with the intention of including one of the band’s themes, on a charity album intended for the fight against cancer. What I enjoyed about the film is the excessively garish and sentimental art employed by individual members e.g having a toilet with oars, (Antonio Novo’s idea) which to me was funny, but weirdly appropriate.

One should appreciate the precision and coordination when it comes to the pace of costume changes for the members. Considering that there was minimal camera movement, only a fixed plane with a dolly-out, they achieved that technical aspect pretty efficiently.

When you look at the band’s previous works, there are certain elements that define them. They are fun, colorful and include a lot of fast paced movements in their videos. In fact, with regard to their themes, appearance and lyrics, they consider themselves more like AC/DC and infuse influences like The Rolling stones.

For me, the fun in the video and reading about their history made me appreciate the changes the band has made over the two decades they’ve been in the music industry. You certainly don’t have to understand Spanish/Galician to enjoy ‘Superfama'.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Spotlight on ROFFEKE followers: Ramin Nasibov

Ramin Nasibov is a Designer & Art Director based in Berlin. His portfolio can be found at http://www.nasibov.me

He was featured in The Guardian in this article.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Review: Don't you have a good feeling?

“Dont You Have a Good Feeling?” is a touching and emotive film about how people treat others. This is a film that everyone should watch and learn from.”

- Edward Mimi.

What is the benefit of kindness? One might wonder. Regis Terencio in his film "Dont you have a good feeling?” seeks to answer this question. In the film whose main theme is kindness, Terencio tells the story of a poor and hopeless street worker who is used to people playing tricks on him. The film utilizes narration - instead of characters’ dialogue - and acting. The two elements complement each other well. The choice of music creates a dramatic effect as it matches the emotions elicited by the narration and acting. One setback of the film is that the street worker ,though depicted as poor by the narration, is well groomed and well-dressed than someone who is poor and hopeless.

- Jedidah Nguyo

What got my attention was the clarity of the film; it was picture perfect. The music was cool and relaxing. It would have been nice if there was some suspense music during the moments we were being kept in suspense. The positive aspect of this short film is that the lesson (kindness) is applicable in everyday life. The theme was appropriate and was in line with the title although the kind act would have been more powerful if it was performed on a poorer looking person, like a street person or a dirty and shabbily dressed person. Now, to the quality of acting. The couple was acting. It didnt come out as a natural occurrence, especially the young man. The sweeper too should have drunk the water thirstily and not poured it on his head. However, I was kept in suspense throughout the viewing. Very interesting, I would award it 4 out of 5 stars.

- Linet Njenga

Dont you have a good feeling is a fascinating movie that I admire because of the hard to get lady vs. man- of- effort notion. The ladys self-respect and endeavor to test the guys love fascinates. The facial expressions portray romance. The music instrumentals are cool and stimulate a breeze of love in the atmosphere of the viewer. The subject matter of the film is affection and the extent to which it gets in tracing its true path between the prospective lovers. The enactment is realistic and creative in an appropriate setting; with the lady eventually opening up to her love.

- ROFFEKE Reviewer

This film is about touching other people's life in a positive way, how a simple kind gesture can brighten another person's day. It's shot in a park which is in an urban setting. The cinematography and the sound are excellent. The soothing background music reflects the exact mood of the story. The acting is on point, feelings and actions are projected conspicuously such that even in the absence of dialogue you can clearly get the message. Nevertheless, the film would have been more exciting if we heard the cast speak as opposed to having a narrator. Worth Watching.

- Marion Njau