Short Film: ‘The Kiss’ is the First Short Shot with Google Glass

The Kiss - Google Glass Short Film

Why Watch? In 1896, The Kiss became one of the first movies ever to be shown to commercial audiences. At 47 seconds, it features a man with a rad mustache and a woman preparing to kiss and then delivering the act in a way that Edison claimed “brings down the house every time.”

Evan Ferrante and Boonsri Dickinson must be film history fans because they’ve channeled that antique movie for the first short film shot with Google Glass. Also silent and without dialogue, it’s accompanied by a moody love song complete with piano tinkling as a young man chases his way through a cityscape to catch up with his lady love.

It’s an interesting artifact, and a fun little flick, but the limitations of how close the camera/computer/eyeglasses get while the two are kissing borders on the ridiculous. But like all new technology (like, say, moving pictures) it’s got a long way to go before it’s full capabilities are discovered, and there’s definitely something haunting and romantic about what they’ve used it for here.

What Will It Cost? About 3 minutes

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Hat tip to Samantha Murphy Kelly at Mashable

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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