Projects

The projects currently listed on this page were all hosted by outside organizations or individuals, with the participation of one or more SIS employees. This will change at a later date when SIS begins hosting projects of its own.


SIS Solo Projects

 Faux Commercial for Stupid Ideas Inc.

  • Project for Intro to DV and Filmmaking at Cuyahoga Community College
  • October 2008
  • Crew: Justin Phillips in all roles
A humorous, self-deprecating commercial for Stupid Ideas Inc.
Watch on Vimeo HD


 Player vs Player

  • Project for Intro to DV and Filmmaking at Cuyahoga Community College

  • November 2008

  • Crew: Justin Phillips in all roles (except music and sound effects)

Made from still photographs, Player vs Player chronicles a brief gun battle between a man and himself. Stylized to resemble a video game.

Watch on YouTube (HD)




In cooperation with Little Hollywood Ohio

 Marvelette Vs. The Rubber City Madman

  • Little Hollywood Ohio's entry into the 48hr challenge at the Akron Independent Film Festival
  • March 2008
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as camera operator*
  • Requirements
    • Genre: Melodrama
    • Prop: Chopsticks used for something other than eating
    • Line: "That's why they call it the rubber city!"
A superheroine must save the day when a math teacher is kidnapped by a madman intent on destroying Akron.
Watch it on YouTube
Blooper Reel (YouTube)


Outtake of Sharon Purvis as Marvelette and John Leonard as Dr. Von Leonard

 Serial Diner

  • LHO's first self-hosted 48hr challenge
  • August 2008
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as DOP*
  • Requirements (contributor)
    • Genre: Horror Musical (Jeff Stoll)
    • Prop: Stuffed animal (Vanessa Stoffer)
    • Line: "You did say you were a cheerleader, right?" (Bryan Pixler)
A man who takes orders from a talking plush bear has a date in a diner. This film falls into the rather unusual compound genre of horror musical.
Watch it on YouTube



Bryan Pixler and Sharon Purvis in Serial Diner 

 Nachos

  • LHO's second self-hosted 48hr challenge
  • November 2008
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as cinematographer, editor of alternate version (link below)
  • Requirements (contributor)
    • Genre: Heist Comedy (Ian Kline)
    • Prop: Microscope (Justin Phillips)
    • Line: "What have I done?" (Justin Phillips)

Two stoners get the thrill of a lifetime when they try to pull a heist at a mob hangout.

Watch it on YouTube (HD)
Blooper Reel (YouTube)




Bryan Pixler, Kipp Speicher, Sharon Purvis, and Vanessa Stoffer in Nachos

 The Hot Pocket

  • LHO's entry into the second annual 48hr film challenge at the Akron Independent Film Festival
  • March 2009
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as DOP and assistant editor.
  • Requirements
    • Genre: Film Noir
    • Props: Ping-pong ball, Hot Pocket
    • Line: "I found it in the Erie Canal."
A private eye takes a case to die for.

Watch it on YouTube


Sharon Purvis in The Hot Pocket

In cooperation with other parties

 My Space

  • Class project for Intro to DV and Filmmaking at Cuyahoga Community College
  • October 2008
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as camera operator and editor*
A man demands the return of his seat at a coffee shop.
Bob Fadeley and Kathy Boyd in My Space

 Everyday Love

  • 48hr film challenge hosted by Ian Kline A.K.A. the Blurry Dude
  • April 2009
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as DOP and assistant director.
  • Requirements (contributor)
    • Genre: Romantic Comedy
    • Prop: Fridge (or other cooling device)
    • Line: "And miles to go before I sleep" (omitted)
Love at first sight in a laundromat.
 

Sharon Purvis and Jeff Pixler in Everyday Love

 Terminal Fiction

  • Final project for a Digital Cinematography class at Tri-C
  • April 2009
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as camera operator.
Three adventurers set out on a quest for fresh milk in this spoof of video RPGs.
The cast battles in Terminal Fiction

 Kids Show Idol

  • Blurry Dude Media Group's entry into the Pie Fight Film Fest 48hr film challenge.
  • September 2009
  • SIS Participation: Justin Phillips as DOP and actor
  • Requirements
    • Genre: Childrens Comedy
    • Props: Pi symbol, vacuum cleaner used for something other than cleaning, stack of six 1-gallon jugs.
    • Line: "Why don't you hum a few bars for me?"

Hopefuls audition to become kid show hosts. A spoof of American Idol.

 Photo Coming Soon

 Dolly Oxem's Traveling Video Circus

  • Larry Longstreth live action pilot
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as camera operator and minor roles
Larry Longstreth, as Dolly Oxem, as a pirate in Dolly Oxem's Travelling Video Circus

 Melvin R. Claus

  • Larry Longstreth live action cinematography practice short
  • SIS participation: Justin Phillips as co-cinematographer
Larry Longstreth in Melvin R. Claus

*SIS is not credited because it was not yet formed at the time of the project

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