One Perfect Shot

One Perfect Shot

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About

One Perfect Shot is Twitter account founded by Geoff Todd. The feed posts screenshots of individual frames from films that Todd finds to have high aesthetic quality, as well as the posting the director and cinematographer who photographed the shot.

History

Todd launched his Twitter[1] page @OnePerfectShot on November 3rd, 2013 but did not post his first image until February 8th, 2014. The first post comes from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. The tweet (shown below) has received more than 60 retweets and 100 likes in less than three years. The account, as of December 2017, has more than 300,000 followers.






One Perfect Shot @OnePerfectShot Perfect shot from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

Within a week of his first tweet, Todd began posting more information with the shots. On Feburay 15hth, he tweeted a frame from Wait Until Dark and included the DP or Director of Photography in the post (shown below, left).[4] Several months later, on April 19th, Todd began including the film's director in the tweets as well, beginning with a frame from the film The American Soldier (shown below, right)


One Perfect Shot @OnePerfectShot Perfect shot from WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967) DP: Charles Lang One Perfect Shot @OnePerfectShot Perfect shot from THE AMERICAN SOLDIER (1970) DoP: Dietrich Lohmann Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder ⑤ Translate from German

Several months after launching on Twitter, One Perfect Shot launched a Facebook account on May 1st, 2014. As of December 2017, the pages has more than 30,000 likes and followers.[5]

On October 24th, 2016, Variety[2] reported that Film School Rejects had purchased One.Perfect.Shot in "an all-cash deal."

Features

Originally, the site posted frames from films that Todd, the founder, considered to have high aesthetic import. The editor would, after a time, also come to start posting some important credits along with the shots, including the director and cinematographer.

When the Twitter account was purchased by the website FilmSchoolRejects.com,[2] a number of features were added to a main page on FSR, allowing for easier search and categorization were added. Users could use the site's features to look up shots by cinematographer, director, shot type and release year. The site also gave users the ability to rate the shots, purchase the film in question on Amazon or iTunes. [3]

The sale to FilmSchoolRejects also allowed the site to start producing videos (example below), which FSR has posted to their YouTube page.



In March 2017, the site has also branched out into a podcast channel called "One Perfect Pod." The channel contains five podcasts, including "Shot By Shot," which is hosted by Geoff Todd and H. Perry Horton. As of December 2017, the channel had produced more than 70 episodes.[2][6]

Parodies

One Perfect Shot Parodies feature stills or frames from anywhere but are purposely mislabeled with the names of famous films for humorous effect. Therefore, users can use the image and caption to create a juxtaposition of something they are mocking online with a piece of popular culture that is considered important (examples below). These parodies are formatted in the style of a @OnePerfectShot tweet and sometimes contain a #oneperfectshot hashtag.

On January 4th, 2017, New York magazine[7] published an article about the parodies.


The Shape Of Water (2017) DP: Dan Laustsen Dir: Guillermo Del Toro #oneperfectshot Before Tdie, m gon fuck me a fish. BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (2013) D Abdellatif Kechiche #OnePerfectShot PHANTOM THREAD (2017) Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson #oneperfectshot

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