Flashback: Nefesh B’Nefesh Video

No, I didn’t say Flashmob, I said Flashback.  Remember when Shmuel won the Israel in a Minute video contest for Nefesh B’Nefesh?  That was soooo long ago.  One of our favorite comedians, Benji Lovitt, sent me this article that he found (from 2007 – you must have really been searching a long time to find this one, Benji!) announcing Shmuel as the winner:


Here’s the video:
When I get an extremely rare free moment, I like to watch Shmuel’s older videos to see how far he’s come.  While he’s advanced on all technical levels, and comes up with cool new ideas for visuals, sound, graphics, story, etc., I’ve found that one thing stays the same: the excitement.  His videos just don’t get boring.  Even though he’s basically dealing with the same topic every time, more or less.

Check out this other Nefesh B’Nefesh video he made back then:

He must have learned from his classical training in viola how to take a theme and find its millions of variations.

For those who have been watching Shmuel’s videos from the beginning, and have shared this evolution with us, I just want to give you a heartfelt thanks for your continued viewing and support.  And to give you something nostalgic on this rainy day.


Here’s the original post I wrote back then for the Aliyah on Campus video, with a bit about how he made it.


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4 Responses to "Flashback: Nefesh B’Nefesh Video"

  1. Miriam says:

    Seeing this film reminds me why we chose Shmuel to make AKIM-Jerusalem’s p.r. film – his positive outlook on life and above all his warmth.

  2. Nice. Stylistically, I like Shmuel’s fast-moving frames – good editing job. For tonight’s Oscar’s I think there’s a new category called: ‘Best Docudrama Short’ that just might need to be filled by some Hoffman works!

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