The Film: My Ink
100-level films are frequently derivative, imitations (or parodies) of popular genre pieces. That's why "My Ink" was such a surprise. It feels passionately personal and artistically realized. It avoids tricky lighting and polished camera movement, typically pitfalls of first-time filmmakers. Meanwhile, it puts to good use the signature depth-of-field of newer pro-sumer grade cameras and achieves fairly good location audio via dual-system recording. As a bonus, this filmmaking team was brave enough to synchronize some multi-camera work.