Anna’s Video Pick – Marcos Efron’s Common Practice

by on January 13, 2011 · 7 comments

in Anna's Video Pick, Culture, Media

There are moments which transcend the need for words. ┬áMarcos Efron’s short video “Common Practice” reveals one of those moments.

Common Practice from Marcos Efron on Vimeo.

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RB January 13, 2011 at 10:26 am

I loved this film. The tension as I wondered what was going to happen to the young boy made the positive ending even better. It takes a lot of talent to tell a story without dialog
Also for me, the toast popping up was a great way to signal the ending.


annagrace January 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

I felt the same way about the tension. I was imagining all kinds of ways- frankly not positive- that the film could have played out. I chose the video for that reason- for the surprises of it. And yes, the toast popping was brilliant.


Frank Gormlie January 13, 2011 at 11:04 am

Anna, very inspiring. After viewing this, I wanted to make a vid.


annagrace January 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

Do it Frank!


ss January 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Really good, The diversity of the setting and the built in prejudice we all have made for a pleasant little video. I love it when they keep you thinking


Ernie McCray January 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm

What wonderful images of a simple beautiful life, full of assumptions that are put to rest – and then life goes on. Beauty in a moment in time. We have to get it when and where we can, don’t we? Thanks, Anna.


Marcos July 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Hi, this is Marcos Efron, the director of the short “Common Practice.” Thank you for your kind words!

I wanted to let you know I’ve expanded the short into a feature called “Music City,” and we’ll be shooting this summer in New York. To help get the word out we’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign, and so I would like to ask you all to give it a look-see here:

Please tell your friends…. thank you!
Marcos Efron


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