Watch: First Excellent Tribute to This Year in Film - 'The 2011 Portfolio'
by Alex Billington
December 6, 2011
Yep, it's that time. It's already December, the year is almost over. Along with big releases, Oscar bait and Top 10 lists aplenty, another annual tradition we see every December are numerous tribute videos, looking back at a year in film. It all began with oyguvaltshappy's first "Year for Drama" video back in 2007, and has continued every year since, because some of these are truly exhilarating to watch. This first one from 2011 (via Awards Daily), created by Alex "hatinhand" and titled The 2011 Portfolio, features some of the best clips and best music from this year ("Immigrant Song", of course). The first of many, already a must watch.
Here's the first cinematic year in review tribute video, titled The 2011 Portfolio, as edited by "Alex":
"The 2011 slate of releases, from The Adjustment Bureau to Zookeeper." While there's been years with more drama or more action, he mentions in the YouTube comments about this year: "This is where a cathartic and overarching statement would succinctly sum up the year's displays of creativity, passion, ingenuity, and bravado, but the only thing that comes to mind is: weird shit. Lots of weird shit… [But] what's not to like? Something for everyone." Indeed. The footage in this comes from 166 films, he uses 6 different songs, and took over a month to edit together in AVID. You can find the music and full list of film clips at those two links, if you're interested and can't recognize any of it on your own. Another great year in film! Thoughts?