Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
:iconsilverbondage:
Silverbondage Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
@15:07That was amazing! I somehow understood it...or in a way I thought I did. It was great!
Reply
:iconrahulnsm:
rahulnsm Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@17:29that was so beautiful!
the character's conflict was so well depicted and the end was just brilliant!
Reply
:iconiwagakure-village:
Iwagakure-village Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
@15:22That is very awesome! How did that happen? Einstein has a big brain.
Reply
:iconreadytodie:
ReadyToDie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
@17:30this is just amazing!!!
Reply
:iconrightshit:
rightshit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
@15:55respect!!
Reply
:iconconnorchap:
Connorchap Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student Filmographer
@13:13I love the psychological stuff going on here, nice and unsettling! These actors are amazing.
Reply
:iconeeeemu:
EEEEmu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@15:39This was absolutely WONDERFUL.
Reply
:iconrandomtart:
randomtart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@16:51This deserves more than just a favourite button.
I love this.
i love this. i love this. : D
Reply
:iconchelseylou:
chelseylou Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@17:11Alright sorry for leaving two comment but now that I've watched the whole thing I've realised what amazing work you really did do with this - Horatio's trip had all of the feelings of a dream - it went from whimsical to scary to just plain weird. The story really sucks you in - I found myself with my nose nearly touching the screen by the end so I wouldn't miss a single detail.
Reply
:iconchelseylou:
chelseylou Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@11:11You've captured everything so perfectly in this - at this moment I actually felt scared for the main character. The whole thing has an almost alice-in-wonderland feel to it. Awesome, awesome work!
Reply
:iconxxxkellisxxx:
xXxKellisxXx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@01:13i love the way youve used the picure of the stairs leading out behind him
Reply
:iconchibi-violet:
Chibi-Violet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@17:02brilliant
Reply
:iconyayhinatayay:
YayHinataYay Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@15:13I loved it, very creative and it's an interesting view of Horatio's Trip to insanity caused by his mentor's death, However, i do agree with Neho about the 3d scenes but im sure you'll improve that in your next film.

Congratulations.
Reply
:iconhighstrung:
highstrung Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:07this was EXCELLENT!! :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconshanqueline:
shanqueline Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@10:18wow, this looks so professional
Reply
:iconsupaslim:
Supaslim Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
@07:01Way to go little cabinet kid!
Reply
:iconmuse21:
Muse21 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@08:52Poor baby. I almost go to pieces when she compares herself to a character in a romance novel.
Reply
:iconmuse21:
Muse21 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@03:14I can only say that the transitions are perfect giving it a flow and meter one tends to think of as poetry. But I won't insult you by saying this is something as common as a poem. This is art.
Reply
:icongdi7007:
GDI7007 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@09:38! did they remove his brain
Reply
:iconrowein:
Rowein Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@09:17Man, he seduce that poor woman for enter in a morgue!
xDD
hahaha, that's great!
Reply
:iconrowein:
Rowein Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:51I like the Magritte and Dalí air of the film... great!
Reply
:icondeathdr3am:
DeathDr3am Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@05:30No! Don't die! =O *continues watching*
Reply
:iconx-mira:
X-Mira Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   Digital Artist
@02:32Wow, amazing! :O Very good!
Reply
:iconkhobox:
khoBox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@12:24im refering to the metal -looking boxes. just in case
Reply
:iconbart5on:
bart5on Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@02:18yeah nice....
Reply
When Albert Einstein dies, his devoted assistant, Dr. Horatio Pettincourt, steals the brain of the famed physicist. Hoping to uncover the secrets of the universe, Pettincourt learns to face his own fears, conquer the quandaries of time & space and discovers the magic of his own vision.

Einstein's Playground was my graduate thesis from USC film school. The film took nearly two years to complete. It has screened in over 40 film festivals in the US and overseas and was featured in the New York Times.
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2008-01-05
Einstein's Playground by *mheckerling "For its incredible cinematography and mind blowing story. You'll see what I mean when you watch it." This truly is an amazing short film cinematic experience. One of the strongest films on deviantART to date! ( Suggested by dotcommer and Featured by KariAnnLax )
:iconsilverbondage:
Silverbondage Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
@15:07That was amazing! I somehow understood it...or in a way I thought I did. It was great!
Reply
:iconrahulnsm:
rahulnsm Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@17:29that was so beautiful!
the character's conflict was so well depicted and the end was just brilliant!
Reply
:iconiwagakure-village:
Iwagakure-village Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
OMG! I must fave this!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconiwagakure-village:
Iwagakure-village Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
@15:22That is very awesome! How did that happen? Einstein has a big brain.
Reply
:iconfiety1:
fiety1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
@15:01very...different. but then again Einstein was different.
Reply
:iconreadytodie:
ReadyToDie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
@17:30this is just amazing!!!
Reply
:iconrightshit:
rightshit Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
@15:55respect!!
Reply
:iconanarella:
anarella Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
@17:30This is one of the most nice things I've seen lately! Very well produced, and the concept, as well as the actors, are just amazing! I loved Einstein's dead body. It was creeping and wonderful at the same time, that line of the cut in the head...
Wonderful job!!
Reply
:iconsoundlessw:
soundlessw Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Student Writer
I'm curious, what was your budget?
Reply
:iconconnorchap:
Connorchap Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Student Filmographer
@13:13I love the psychological stuff going on here, nice and unsettling! These actors are amazing.
Reply
:iconmheckerling:
mheckerling Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Writer
I just wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to watch my film. I've been overwhelmed by the positive response. And thanks to Deviant Art for creating this showcase.

-M-
Reply
:icon33xit:
33xiT Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
@17:30Fantastic!!
Reply
:iconhideg:
hideg Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
can i ask which song played Albert?
Reply
:iconeeeemu:
EEEEmu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@15:39This was absolutely WONDERFUL.
Reply
:iconsolfa:
solfa Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
stunnin movie , also im in luv with its end title soundtrack , is there any way for me to get it ?
Reply
:iconhappymoments:
happymoments Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing...
Reply
:iconrandomtart:
randomtart Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@16:51This deserves more than just a favourite button.
I love this.
i love this. i love this. : D
Reply
:iconchelseylou:
chelseylou Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@17:11Alright sorry for leaving two comment but now that I've watched the whole thing I've realised what amazing work you really did do with this - Horatio's trip had all of the feelings of a dream - it went from whimsical to scary to just plain weird. The story really sucks you in - I found myself with my nose nearly touching the screen by the end so I wouldn't miss a single detail.
Reply
:iconchelseylou:
chelseylou Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@11:11You've captured everything so perfectly in this - at this moment I actually felt scared for the main character. The whole thing has an almost alice-in-wonderland feel to it. Awesome, awesome work!
Reply
:iconxxxkellisxxx:
xXxKellisxXx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@01:13i love the way youve used the picure of the stairs leading out behind him
Reply
:iconrj815:
RJ815 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@17:30Very interesting film overall, and I can definitely see that a ton of work went into it. Alas, all great things are too short. I suppose a ton of time and effort was already expended on this film.

In short, it's great, and looks truly professional.
Reply
:iconchibi-violet:
Chibi-Violet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@17:02brilliant
Reply
:iconcurtis13666:
Curtis13666 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
b-b-b-b-b-beyond god-like!
Reply
:iconyayhinatayay:
YayHinataYay Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@15:13I loved it, very creative and it's an interesting view of Horatio's Trip to insanity caused by his mentor's death, However, i do agree with Neho about the 3d scenes but im sure you'll improve that in your next film.

Congratulations.
Reply
:iconhyuga34:
Hyuga34 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@17:30It deserves to go down in deviantART history.
Reply
:iconlizalove:
LizaLove Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   Writer
kind of boring, but good filming
Reply
:iconlizalove:
LizaLove Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   Writer
omg i didnt know you could put vids on here! woot
Reply
:iconhighstrung:
highstrung Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:07this was EXCELLENT!! :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconshanqueline:
shanqueline Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@10:18wow, this looks so professional
Reply
:iconsupaslim:
Supaslim Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
@07:01Way to go little cabinet kid!
Reply
:iconscon-the-freak:
Scon-the-Freak Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@17:29For some reason, I loved the clocks and the way time seemed slower and faster through out the film.
Reply
:iconcern:
Cern Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
My favorite aspect of it was how seamlessly everything was tied together. The flow of it was cool.

Same thing with the music.

Also, you shot in some great locations. I really liked the end with the wheels sticking out of the sand.

"come down before you kill yourself!"
Reply
:icono-uaglione:
O-Uaglione Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Superb work! Congratulations on the very well deserved feature!
Hope to see more from you soon.
Reply
:iconmuse21:
Muse21 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@08:52Poor baby. I almost go to pieces when she compares herself to a character in a romance novel.
Reply
:iconmuse21:
Muse21 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@03:14I can only say that the transitions are perfect giving it a flow and meter one tends to think of as poetry. But I won't insult you by saying this is something as common as a poem. This is art.
Reply
:icongdi7007:
GDI7007 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@09:38! did they remove his brain
Reply
:iconneho:
Neho Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@15:17That was incredible! I hope you don't mind a little critique. I liked it, but the 3D scenes where a bit bad. They were essential, but a bit bad. :)
Reply
:iconv1ll4n:
V1LL4N Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@15:12Incredible.
Films like this are the reason I want to get into film.
Reply
:iconorpheusoul:
Orpheusoul Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@17:29Beautiful, brilliant...

I especially liked the allusions you made to the harmony of music and the theories of Einstein, and the music did play a prevalent part throughout the film...
Reply
:iconrowein:
Rowein Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@09:17Man, he seduce that poor woman for enter in a morgue!
xDD
hahaha, that's great!
Reply
:iconrowein:
Rowein Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@02:51I like the Magritte and Dalí air of the film... great!
Reply
:iconsherbet-fountain:
sherbet-fountain Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@15:11That was immense :D
I loved it :]
Reply
:iconwolfx128:
Wolfx128 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
Amazing, Awesome, Spectacular!
Reply
:icontoothrot:
Toothrot Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Student Photographer
Wow. Awesome!
I absolutely enjoyed this film =)
It all fits perfectly together.

Very good story and much stuff to think about..

The quote i liked best is "Sometimes math is easier without the numbers"
The work of a genius ^^
Reply
:iconalfredlau:
alfredlau Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
This is a piece of art. (The most exalting praise I've ever given to anyone so far)

I salute you, wholeheartedly.

This work is great.
Reply
:iconsmilincadaver:
smilincadaver Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@17:29this is so fucking amazing, the pace, photography, the music, u deserve the credit and more
Reply
:iconecclesiast:
Ecclesiast Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
@17:30Amazing... just amazing... The whole idea, the characters... Oh, everything was just perfect... Great job!
Reply
:icondeathdr3am:
DeathDr3am Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
@05:30No! Don't die! =O *continues watching*
Reply
:iconwwelcuu:
wwelcuu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I don't usually comment on deviantart.com but for God sake... this is absolutly incredible... I'm keep watching it over and over again...
Every single part, scene, music, characters... Haven't seen such great work for a long time...

No matter how many words shall be said... there will always be something more to say but nothing can really decribe the genius of this work.
Reply
:iconx-mira:
X-Mira Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   Digital Artist
@02:32Wow, amazing! :O Very good!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
January 2, 2008
Resolution
638×342
File Size
129 MB
Length
17m:29s
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
15,260
Favourites
262 (who?)
Comments
84
Downloads
921
×