The short film Plot Device is, admittedly, an ad. Produced by software maker Red Giant to show off the capabilities of the company’s Magic Bullet Suite 11, the film puts a mysterious object — a Plot Device — into the hands of a would-be filmmaker. When activated, the device turns reality into cinema, full of unexpected twists, unwelcome action, and alien goop. (And a couple Garden State rejects, just to make sure all bases are covered.) In short, this is a nine-minute movie that races through a half-dozen film genres, and does so with humor and panache. Check it out below. Read More »