11.09.12

Nigel Powers shot, edited and directed this video for Lucian Walker’s single ‘Moneyspell’.

Directed/Shot/Edited by: Nigel Powers
nigelpowers.com
Produced by: Lucian Walker
youtube.com/TheLucianWalker
Starring: Lakewet
Production Company: HI OWL

DOWNLOAD THE MP3: soundcloud.com/lucianwalker/moneyspell

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10.26.12

In awareness of National Breast Cancer month here comes a fun or funbags (sorry that was really bad) video celebrating that uniquely feminine part of the body responsible for nurturing us into this world.

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10.15.12

And here’s more great work via Nabil.

Credits:
directed by: Nabil
dop: Danny Hiele
producer: Tara Ravazi
editor: Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer
post: Bonnie Brae
color: Marshall Plante

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09.06.12

Boy meets girl. Boy gives girl half a Tim Tam. Boy and girl marry. Girl marries other boy. Boy is confused.

This short was a part of the online film competition titled ‘THE VOICES PROJECT’. More info can be found at freshink.com.au/thevoicesproject.

Starring Lucas Van Hilten and Emily Foreman

Written and Directed by James Hartley
Director of Photography: James Shepherd
1st Assistant Camera: Tim Oxford
Gaffer: Boustros Chedid

Edited by James Hartley and James Shepherd

Music: Kevin MacLeod – Wagner Bridal Chorus

A Pyramid Schemes Production

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I am not sure if I posted this when it first hit the interwebs but even if I did, it is worth a second watch. The Mill continues to stun with jaw-dropping work. It’s nice that they actually kept track of every spot on the reel also.

Music Track: Midnight Conspiracy & Cenob1te – The Eye (Original Mix) Graham Geren, Louis Kha, Chess Hubbard, Mikul Wing

Full Spot List
Sony PS3 – Michael : themill.com/work/sony-ps3-michael.aspx
Sprite – Global Camouflage : themill.com/work/sprite-global-camouflage.aspx
Nissan – Gas Powered Everything : themill.com/work/nissan/gas-powered-everything.aspx
Hennessy – Manny : themill.com/work/hennessy/manny-hd-60.aspx
Dow — The Quiet Train : themill.com/work/dow-quiet-train.aspx
Mattel Hot Wheels – Immersion: themill.com/work/mattel-hot-wheels/immersion.aspx
Cadillac — Trike: themill.com/work/cadillac-trike.aspx
Wrigleys 5 – Icefly: themill.com/work/wrigleys-5-icefly.aspx
P&G — Best Job: themill.com/work/pampg/best-job.aspx
Coca Cola — Modern Dinner: themill.com/work/coke-modern-dinner.aspx
Super Bowl 2012: Audi – Vampire Party: themill.com/work/audi/vampire-partykelvin-r1.aspx
Shaw — Chase: themill.com/work/shaw-shaw-exo.aspx
Adidas Derrick Rose – The Bull : themill.com/work/adidas-derrick-rose—the-bull.aspx
Toyota – Two Worlds: themill.com/work/toyota-camry-two-worlds.aspx
Old Spice – Motorcycle: themill.com/work/old-spice-motorcycle.aspx
Hallmark — Motherbird : themill.com/work/hallmark-mother-bird.aspx
Gillette — Homage: themill.com/work/gillette-homage.aspx
Exhale, a short film by Dan Willams: themill.com/work/exhale-a-short-film-by-dan-williams.aspx
Holi – Festival of Colors: themill.com/work/holi-festival-of-colors.aspx
Emerson — Wolf: themill.com/work/emerson-lukoil-us.aspx
Super Bowl 2012 Budweiser – Return of the King : themill.com/work/budweiser-return-of-the-king.aspx
Dow — Bread : themill.com/work/dow-bread.aspx
Bag Of Bones — Hold Your Breath: themill.com/work/bag-of-bones-hold-your-breath.aspx
Super Bowl 2012 Budweiser – Eternal Optimism : themill.com/work/budweiser-eternal-optimism.aspx
Axe – Susan Glenn : themill.com/work/axe-susan-glenn.aspx
Activision – Prototype 2 : themill.com/work/activision-prototype-2.aspx
Maroon 5 — Payphone : themill.com/work/maroon-5-payphone.aspx
EA Games – Mass Effect 3: themill.com/work/ea-games-mass-effect-3.aspx
Super Bowl 2012 NFL — Timeline : themill.com/work/nfl-timeline.aspx
Target Color – Changes Everything: themill.com/work/target-color-changes-evertying.aspx
State Farm – State of Chaos : themill.com/work/state-farm-state-of-chaos.aspx
Newcastle — Miners: themill.com/work/newcastle-miners.aspx
Jordan — Airborne : themill.com/work/nike-jordan-airborne.aspx
Heineken — The Date: themill.com/work/heineken/the-date.aspx
Emerson — Kangaroo: themill.com/work/emerson-australiaus.aspx
Johnnie Walker – Rock Giant: themill.com/work/johnnie-walker/rock-giant.aspx
Nissan BRAND / Unveiling : themill.com/work/nissan-brand–unveiling.aspx

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08.23.12

Really terribly sorry for the copying and pasting but I have so little time to blog lately. So alas…

“Skateboarder Magazine ‘We probably should have intervened when our Senior Photographer Jonathan Mehring got together with the globetrotting filmer Patrik Wallner to concoct some harebrained excursion to another third world country for a skateboarding trip, especially when they started throwing motorbikes into the mix.

But as they say, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, which is probably why the likes of Jerry Hsu, Keegan Sauder, Joey Pepper, Javier Mendizibal and Michael “Michi” Mackrodt were game to accompany them on this journey down nearly the entire length of Vietnam despite some of their limited past experience with riding motorbikes.’”

Directed, Filmed & Edited by Patrik Wallner

skateboardermag.com/the-killing-season/

visualtraveling.com

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08.08.12

‘Sight’ is a short film based in the future directed and created by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. The project is was completed as a part of their graduate program at the Bezaleal academy of arts. Wow this is for school? What are they feeding these kids lately? Amazing!

Credits:
Daniel Lazo: duniol2@gmail.com
Eran May-raz: eranmayraz@gmail.com
Hanan Revivo: hanan5712@gmail.com
Boaz Bachrach: hearfeel@gmail.com

Guidance:
Eric Lerner

Actors:
Ori Golad
Deborah Aroshas

Animated Starry night by:
Petros Vrellis, vimeo.com/36466564

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07.28.12

The synopsis:

“Scientists observe a tribe, which lives peacefully outside the external world in the rainforest. They know no form of writing and communicate only with their simple dances. After some month of abstinence, the scientists visit the tribe again and discover, that their whole behavior has changed completely. They pray to a skull-god and menace the scientist. Now they use weird signs, which they paint on themselves. The scientists have to find out what happened.”

Author Georg Klein asked Director Marc Rühl if he would like to create a short based one of his novels.  Rühl choose the book “Die Logik der Süße” (The logic of sweetness). The entire shoot took nearly 6 months to complete.

credits:
director: MARC RÜHL
screenplay: GEORG KLEIN
music: KAY BADER

breakdown: vimeo.com/schwarzgrau/tungubreakdown (video)
making of: schwarzgrau.com/tungushort
website: tungu.schwarzgrau.com

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07.18.12

 produced this stop motion piece using a lot of editing, ingenuity and little green plastic army men moving to the accompaniment of  an instrumental track by the band “Pink Martini”.

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 directed this opus to a favorite childhood and now adulthood past time. He exclaims that he never wanted to be a fireman, pilot or superhero. All he wanted was to be a skateboarder and that’s what he is.

I can stand on a skateboard for a couple of minutes before I lose my balance and fall off. But I love watching other people do it.

 

Filmed in germany´s most beautiful city: Dresden

Directed & Edited by Sebastian Linda
sebastian-linda.de

FB Site
facebook.com/pages/Sebastian-Linda-Cinematographie/236987166380010

Music by
Giselle – Silk Ianborg Remix
Download here: facebook.com/IanborgOfficial/app_220150904689418

Portugal the man – So American Woodkid Remix

Pls support if you like and buy their original music on Itunes.

Special Thanks to Ralph Ruthe. He provided the camera for 3 days and this video came out of all the testing:
ruthe.de/

Still photos by Erik Groß:

flickr.com/photos/erikgross/

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Filmed with Red Epic
Tokina 11 – 16 2,8
Pelang Fisheye 8mm
Canon 28, 50, 85, 100

Gorilla Tripod

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I’ve had a director crush on  for a while now and he recently posted a new spot for Tribord Swimwear that is again a fine example of his trademark style and eye for unusual visuals.

Agency: Fred & Farid
Production Company: Moonwalk Films
Executive Producer: Gaspard Chevance
Producer: Franck Servoz
Director: Christopher Hewitt
DOP: Nicolas Karakatsanis
Post Production: Nightshift
Colourist: Aubrey Woodiwiss (The Mill)
Edit: Adam Marshall at The Whitehouse
Music: Zbigniew Preisner – Offertorium (Ben Boysen Remix)
Sound: Aaron Reynolds at WAVE

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06.25.12

And now lets watch a kick ass music video directed by  for the french electro rock outfit Apoplexie for their single ‘Pimpon’ off of their LP Lp ‘Après Minuit’.

More:
Lp ‘Après Minuit’ avalaible on itunes : itunes.apple.com/fr/album/id475445384
myspace.com/lapoplexie
facebook.com/Apoplexiemusic
zingy.fr

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“The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud), so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process. The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer, as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.

The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static, inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.

Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems so real that it comes to life again.”

Credits:
Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer
project documentation : onformative.com/work/unnamed-soundsculpture/
produced by:
onformative.com
chopchop.cc
Documentation:
vimeo.com/38850289
Dancer:
Laura Keil

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MvsM / SCI / Unnatural from ManvsMachine on Vimeo.

MvsM / SCI / Deep Sea from ManvsMachine on Vimeo.

MvsM / SCI / Collider from ManvsMachine on Vimeo.

ManvsMachine is a design & motion studio based in London, England.

Since opening its doors in early 2007, ManvsMachine has grown into a multi award winning, multi national team of creative specialists directing & producing globally acclaimed branding, commercials, animation, film & print.”

ManvsMachine has some stunning work in their portfolio including the above ident package for the recently relaunched Science Channel that was commissioned by The Discovery Network. Cracking good work as they might say.

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06.15.12

Nothing spoken for on the Vimeo page for this video so I’ve got no credits to list here but this is Metric and as a fan that is enough said for me.

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06.04.12

This is the latest single and official video from the album “Shrines” coming out July 23 (UK)/24(US and Canada). Gotta wait a day U.S. Deal with it.

Credits:
Commissioned by Jamie Kohn Rabineau (larkcreative.tv)
Executive Producer Candice Ouaknine
Directed by BREWER
Produced by Matt Paley and Adam Hirsch (sainteliotandco.com)
Shot by Jackson Hunt (jacksonhuntdp.com)
Production Design by Erin Thiele

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Starring Grace Averis
Directed and edited by Joey Bania
VFX by Robin Stuart Cape
Photography by Joey Bania
Production assistance from Dominic Stephenson & Ram Alluri
Excerpts from ‘Cassini Mission’ courtesy of Chris Abbas and NASA

Filmed in and around Dunedin, New Zealand // June 2012

From the album – Bring Me the Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn
a double CD // low-point.com/LP049.html

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05.25.12

We watched this in it’s entirety yesterday and all I can say is that it is batshit insane but in a totally supreme taco awesome kind of way.

More:
“‘Welcome little one! We shall call you SHE’ is what we felt like saying after giving birth to the OFFF Barcelona 2012 Main Titles. It has literally been like going through labour, albeit a labour of love. We feel very excited and extremely privileged to be able to present this project. Brosmind created an incredible double-feature comic and plastic masks with the face of the characters that were handed out at the festival. The two projects are intimately connected and bear witness of a great collaborative effort. Big hugs Bros!”

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