04.19.12

A short film by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle

Music Credits : To build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra

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03.23.12

Whoa man! WTF! I guess I could get down with some yarn you know.

Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
andrewthomashuang.com

WINNER at SLAMDANCE 2012 of the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short

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Cast Featuring: Mary Elise Hayden, Marissa Merrill & Dustin Edward

Executive Producers: David Lyons & Andrew Huang
Producers: Laura Merians & Stephanie Marshall
Cinematographer: Laura Merians
Production Designer: Hugh Zeigler
Costume Designer: Lindsey Mortensen
Hair & Makeup Designer: Jennifer Cunningham
Sound Design & Original Score: Andrew Huang

A Moo Studios & Future You Production

Copyright 2012 Andrew Huang All Rights Reserved.

 

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02.22.12

Jacob Sutton has created a mesmerizing film that captures a world most of us will never experience. Tearing down a mountain at night seems like a dangerous venture, but it looks phenomenal.

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01.25.12

SpineTV has assembled a series devoted to what may be the world’s most quirky metropolis, Tokyo. I have never been but this series has me itching to travel there as soon as humanly possible. It must truly be an amazing place. In order to view the entire series you can dig into Spine’s Vimeo account here.

Here is the description of episode 6 of the series that you can watch above:
“In episode 6 of our Tokyo City Series we visit Kokoro HQ, part of the Sanrio Group responsible for one of the most famous Japanese exports, Hello Kitty. Since their inception on 1984 Kokoro have created various ‘ofrobots’ including people friendly vending machines, massive animatronic dinosaurs and life-like ‘humanoid’ robots, developed in ‘continous observation of humans’. We meet Takeshi Mita who shows us the female actroids (actor/android) they are currently developing and tells us of his hopes for an actroid and human integrated future.”

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We love us some Chris Milk.

“Two Against One” from the album “Rome”
by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi
featuring Jack White and Norah Jones
directed by Chris Milk and Anthony Francisco Schepperd

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01.04.12

Vinicius Costa sent a humble little, ‘hey check out my latest work’ type of email and I have to say very humbly that I am floored. Wow. Absolutely gorgeous work is spilling over his amazing portfolio. What a talent.

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AXN LatinAmerica called on Plenty to develop a promo of one of its primetime shows, “Criminal Minds”, whose main characters are a team of FBI profilers who analyze ‘Criminal Minds’ to deduce their next move.

More info and Backstage at plenty.tv

Directed by: Plenty
Art Director: Pablo Alfieri
Animation Director: Mariano Farias
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Typography Treatment & Graphic Design: Elda Broglio & Pablo Alfieri
Compositing & Postproduction: Sebastian Curi, Mariano Farias & Pablo Alfieri
3D Modeling & textures: Daniel Bel & Juan Martin Miyagi
3D Rendering & Lighting: Daniel Bel
3D Animation: Daniel Bel
2D Animation: Mariano Farias
Montage & Edition: Mariano Farias
Production: Inés Palmas
Year: 2011

Client: Sony Pictures Television Latin America
Production Manager / Art Director AXN Latin America: Sergio Moreno
Creative Producer: Marisabel Torres
Audio: Marisabel Torres / Valentina Durán

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11.27.11

Tobias Stretch directed this trippy romp with special effects and costume development by Jenny Lee Maas and animatronics by Luna’s Puppets and Scott Gurten. Production was handled by Skin Flicks. We were tipped off by a comment left after a post and pleasantly surprised by both a great video and a great song.

Credits:
Post War Years
postwaryears.com
Director – Tobias Stretch
tobystretch.com
Producer – Skin Flicks
skinflicks.tv
DP – Mitch Martinez
stamphill.com
PA – David Popolow
Sculpture, Costume – Jenny Lee Maas
Animatronics – Luna’s Puppets, Scott Gurten
Wardrobe – Rachel Nachmias
Actress – Arianna Conover
PA – Jamie Rose
PA – Nick Dronick

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11.23.11

“A collaborative short film by Andrew Telling and Owen Richards that documents photographer Robin Friend working on his series ‘Slaughterhouse’ deep beneath the hills of North Wales.’

Camera & Edit – Andrew Telling & Owen Richards
Music – Andrew Telling
Grade – Chloe Hayward
Typography – Chris Thompson

Special thanks to Owain Brown

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11.22.11

“The DMC Initiative (DMCI) developed this piece as a response to the 2011 A/NZ PromaxBDA Conference title of Future Proof.

Directed by Nathan Drabsch, the performances were shot over one day using two RED Epic cameras, capturing the action at high speed. All design, editing and post production was done in-house by The DMCI team. We worked closely with composers and audio designers Mark Brandis & Jeff Black from ism studios, to create a unique score that perfectly compliments the performances.”

CREDITS:
Created by The DMC Initiative (DMCI)
Contact: hello@thedmci.com.au

Creative Director / Director: Nathan Drabsch
Producer: Amy Nguyen
Editing, Design, 3D & Compositing: The DMCI – Brecon Littleford, Bernard Tan, Nathan Drabsch

AUDIO
Composition & Sound Design: Mark Brandis and Jeff Black @ ism studios

Contact: mark@ismstudios.com.au

CREW
Director: Nathan Drabsch
DOP: Simon Chapman
Camera Operators: Aaron Haberfield & Glen Cogan (Enigma)
Producer: Amy Nguyen
Talent Co-Ordinator/Production: Briony Luschwitz (Motion Picture Company)
Gaffa/Lighting: Steve Scholfield
Best Boy: Andrew Ward
Hair Stylist: Elizabeth Vo
Make Up Artist: Angela Vien-Debetaz
Cameras supplied by Lemac and Enigma

DANCERS
Sarah Seville
Natasha Marconi
William Sanchez
Christopher Van Doren
Amy Campbell
Charles Bartley
Thi Nguyen

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10.31.11

More obscure artistic strangeness in the form of music video this time for the Casiokids by Kristoffer Borgli.

Credits:
Director: Kristoffer Borgli
DoP: Håvard Byrkjeland
Editor: Mikael Svartdahl
Executive Producer: Magne Lyngner
Producer: Mari Grundnes Paus
Production company: Bacon OSL
Flame: Daniel De Vue, Ivar Rystad
1st AD: Kamil Grzybowski
1st assistant cameraman: Espen Gulbrandsen
Lighting: Daniel Matthew Atkinson, Kim Skogstad
Assistant: Magnus Ersland
Grading: Sofie Borup, Bacon X

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09.28.11

I played football growing up but was terrible at it. I was always curious about Rugby since I am good at being mean and rough but have very little athletic ability. I thought I could probably find a place in rugby. Judging by the rules and the players in this little spot by Soap Creative I am now certain this is a sport I would be interested in playing. I was curious if anyone knows what league these ladies play in and where I could possibly sign up to join one of their teams and maybe just help out a little. I could sit on the sidelines if I wasn’t good enough and just spray water on them if it was too hot outside. You know, just help out.

Oh, my wife just walked in. Gotta go, see you guys later!

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09.27.11

Paranoid finally puts the tilt-shift technique to good use or at least a commercial use for this amazing TV spot. Now why didn’t I think of that? Damn.

Annonceur : RFF Agence :W / ATJUST Directeur de la Création: Thomas Stern – Ivan Pierens Directeur Artistique FILM: Ivan Pierens Concepteur-Rédacteur FILM: Thomas stern Réalisateur : Thierry Poiraud Responsable Annonceur : Christophe Piednoël- Thierry Jankowski, Anne Le Garrec Responsable Agence: François Lamotte – Grégoire Weil Production : Paranoid Production 3D : BUF

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09.19.11

This is very well shot.

“‘When what you see is not what you get’
The 2D version of the 3D short film by Alexei Popogrebsky.
We used the opportunity to test some concepts in 3D and see how it would translate to 2D, and vice versa. Originally part of the Experiment 5ive omnibus – 5gum.ru . (Hence the black envelope with the picture inside, which had to be the common element of all 5 films)
Watch the 3D Anaglyph version here vimeo.com/​28852133 (you would need those cardboard red-cyan glasses for that)

Featuring Grigory Dobrygin and Ina-Maria Jaich
Photography by Peter Steuger; Production design by Erwin Prib; Art Direction and SFX by Niels Müller; Costume Design by Petra Wellenstein; Music by Dmitry Katkhanov; Stereography by Sarah Rotter; Shot on Arri Alexas and Stereotec 3D rig; Postproduction by Pictorion das werk; Produced by METRAFILMS

‘Bonne Annee’ written and performed by Marie-Aude Robin and Dmitry Katkhanov”

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09.08.11

“A rogue with an eye for salvage – and the ladies – Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man’s deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts.

Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life. The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered — even gold. In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear.

He even still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit.”

There is some seriously great cinematography happening in this mini-documentary.

Produced and Directed by Amanda Bluglass amandabluglass.co.uk
Editor and Director of Photography: Danny Cooke dannycooke.co.uk
Dive photography: Neil Hope divingimages.co.uk
Soundtrack: Tony Higgins tonyhiggins.org

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09.07.11

“The film is set in post-nuclear Tokyo in a dimension not so distant from ours. Young salary-man’s morning commute takes a surreal turn.”

Cinematographer: Ryouken Okamura
Gaffer:Satoshi Mizoguchi
Designer: Nami Masuda – 66 DESIGN
Composer: Yuuki Ono – WONDROUS inc. / Chorus: CANTUS
Sound Mixer: Yuri Hasegawa
3DCG: Wataru Hanajima & Kanji Fukuta / Inferno: Hisashi Suzuki
Colorist: Motoi Tanaka
Photographer: Tokio Kuniyoshi -Shootinglife LLC.
Web Designer: Junji Suzuki
Costume Designer: Chihiro Yasuda
Deco Designer: Mio Shoji

Executive Producer: Mike DeMille
Producer: Jamie Holland & Pasha Alpeyev
Production manager: Ryousuke Haruta
Assistant director: Nobushige Suematsu
Written & Directed by: Yukihiro Shoda

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“A Short Film by Sebastian Lopez

The Killing Joke is a 15 minute suspense/fiction short film about a mysterious woman that finds a red balloon tied up to a curious little box on an eery derelict street. Using classic elements of suspense and working within a seventies aesthetic, ‘The Killing Joke’ is an action packed film that pays homage to some of the horror movies from that era.”

You can read more about the production here.

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08.21.11

All footage was shot within an 8 hour span in Brooklyn, NYC. Several of these shots will be used in part w/ a series of spots we are directing/producing which will be released sometime in the near future.

Check out our blog for more info:
nextlevelpictures.com/​blog/​2011/​8/​11/​8-houbrooklyn–rs-inw-the-phantom-flex.html

Director/Cinematographer: Jonathan Bregel
Color Grade: Khalid Mohtaseb
Production NGAFers: Dan Selby, Jesse Korman, Chris Dowsett
Executive Producer: James Douglas
Production Company: Next Level Pictures

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