"platoon 3051, dismissed!!"
- HOW IT WORKS
- OUR CREDITS
- OUR CREW
- VIDEOS + EXTRAS
"platoon 3051, dismissed!!"
That moment is buried deep within my vaults... But the final day of High School was Close! That final moment where the bell rang!
Standing in the warm waters of the Pacific off Manuel Antonio Beach at around 3am in Costa Rica, with a beer in hand, to witness the brightest moon and starlit night.
The first time I made a child laugh.
Perfect moment was standing in the middle of an empty parking lot at 4am realizing I could do anything I set my mind to.
If I could choose one perfect moment from my life to make into a film, it'd probably be this one . . . no wait, this one . . . or maybe this one. Frankly, each one seems to be a little better than the last.
The moment I stepped into the airplane leaving Korea for Toronto when I was 9 years old. It was the biggest turning point of my life, not to mention the perfect moment I would like to be caught into a one-second film.
The second you get the feeling you want to dance, in any random fashion... Even if it sucks and not care who sees.
Our wedding - the smooch
One perfect moment is coming down from the top of the first hill on a roller coaster; so much anticipation, excitement, giddy joy. It's all adrenalin and uncontrollable laughter. If I could live in that kind of moment for a lifetime…
A moment from my childhood. Sitting around the kitchen table with my parents, brother, and grandparents...laughing. Happiest moments of my life. I tear up to think about them.
One evening, I noticed the moon (very nearly a full moon) had just risen. It was a pure white, in a very pale, light-coloured blue sky. The sky was still light, so I knew the sun must be up, but very close to setting. I spun around 180 degrees. The sun was just over the horizon, deep red, and the sky a beautiful orange. I stood there for many seconds, turning around and around. Both views were absolutely enchanting, one side pale and delicately-coloured, the other side rich and deep, and both of them in the sky at the same time. That they were exact opposite sides of the horizon, so I could only look at one at a time, was part of the magic.
meeting my mother for the first time when i was 12 years old.
The one perfect moment to put in a one second film is very difficult to just think of, but I will try to do my best... I am doubting between a few... One is the moment i first met my first true love, after having talked to him for about half a year over the internet I decided to go visit him in the USA (I am from the Netherlands myself) and the first time that I actually saw him might be that perfect moment to put in a one second movie. Another one that I would consider is my coming out to my mother, and then in particular the part where I would say "mom, I'm gay", that should take about a second... but is that really a perfect moment? It was definately a moment of relief though, and went perfect in every way possible... A last one I would consider is the moment that I bought the ticket to visit that guy in the USA, because it took me quite a while to click that mouse button to confirm the transaction, since I was only 19 at the time and hadn't told anybody about buying the ticket or the purpose of the ticket yet, and since it was something bigger than I had ever done before. That moment has changed my entire life. Ever since I have changed from someone who would just let life come over him, to someone who takes initiative and doesn't just take life for granted the way it is. Ever since I feel more complete, more free, and happier than ever before and truly have the feeling that everything is possible, the feeling of "the sky is the limit." I think that moment, which took place about 2 years ago, is for myself probably the perfect moment, because it changed my life so much. But I wonder how interesting it would be to make a one second movie out of that... I guess in one second indeed a lot can happen... Sorry it turned out to be a little long ;)
When i was hit by a car passing a stop sign at 40 miles an hour and I was on motorbike. Best action scene ever...triple flip and broke his windshield with my helmet and then just got up like nothing happened. Couldn't believe how lucky I was an really makes you appreciate you're alive
one autumn, seeing the last leaf fall off a tree.
My suggestion for perfect moment: The moment you start dreaming before you actually fall asleep
I do martial arts , and am a part of the national demonstration team. I remember we were giving a show at this sea side city In Greece and we had our platform right over d edge of a cliff and all that there was to stop us from falling was a tiny wood banister . Story cut short the new guy on the maintenance team forgot to nail the last piece of platform , and some one , unknowingly put a 1x1m cushion carpet over it not knowing it was barely balancing on the edge. In a couple of minutes inside the show i saw myself tilting over , smashing right through the wooden banister , falling 2 storeys high , expacting a splash into the water that never occured. The cause ? On my not so smooth descent down my ranking belt got caught in a root and I was left gobbersmacked and barely able to breath hanging 1 story up , and looking down at another one. A rescue boat came after 15 mins , but it sure took an hour to get me down from there , or at least so it seemed ! ... Why is it my perfect moment ? Cos thats when I learned to laugh at myself , and silly as it may seem , that moment shaped life as I know it , life is a beautiful mess ! perfection is sooo overrated ! imperfections are the main ingredients for a perfect moment!
© The Collaboration Foundation, Inc 2011 - Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons NC-SA Attribution 3.0 License.
The 1 Second Film is a non-profit collaboration Produced by Stephen Colbert, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, and thousands more. A 501(c)3 non-profit production of The Collaboration Foundation. Our finished film may contain mature language and themes- ratings info.