02.18.13

Choros from Michael Langan on Vimeo.

Choros / 2011 / 13 min / HD / Stereo

Credits
Directed by Michael Langan and Terah Maher
Music by Steve Reich

“A chorus of women are borne from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike “pas de trente-deux.”
‘Choros’ premiered at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2012 and has gone on to play dozens of festivals worldwide. The film is currently broadcast in Europe by Canal+.”

For more information on the history of this technique, visit: chorosfilm.com

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Rainbow Narcosis from Jonathan Monaghan on Vimeo.

A lamb gets lost in the multiverse.

Credits:
Animation by Jonathan Monaghan
Original Soundtrack by Evan Samek

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Essays On Reality, Chapter 2 from Greg Barth on Vimeo.

See Chapter 1, the integral work, research and analysis: cargocollective.com/essaysonreality

Making-Of: vimeo.com/57189786

“A caricature of hardcore pornography, a visual intepretation of our relationship with social technology, and a critique on the collapse of the Europeen Union.
The Theme for this chapter is the Generation Y, and is separated into 3 essays.

Essays On Reality is an ongoing series of short video art installations, influenced by the existentialist and surrealist movement, and inspired by social-political and economic events from around the world.”

Credits:
CREATED AND DIRECTED BY Greg Barth
MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN: Nookaad Productions

TALENT: Maxime Roux
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Jean-Constant Guigue
ART DIRECTION AND LEAD DESIGN: Greg Barth
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR: Jean-Constant Guigue
COSTUMES AND PROPS: Yuki Honjo-Archer, Greg Barth
SETS: Jean-constant Guigue, Clement Yeh

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01.31.13

CYBORG FOUNDATION | Rafel Duran Torrent from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

I wanna be a cyborg to. Do you?

“CYBORG FOUNDATION is the Grand Jury Prize Winner in the $200,000 GE/FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch the winners at focusforwardfilms.com/winners.

Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a device that translates colours into sounds.
Harbisson has been claimed to be the first recognized cyborg in the world, as his passport photo now includes his device. In 2010, Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas created the Cyborg Foundation, an international organization to help humans become cyborgs. The foundation has also experimented with other sensory devices, including an “earborg,” which translates sound into color, and a “speedborg,” which allows people to detect movement through electronic earrings that vibrate.”

Credits:
Directed & Produced & Edited by: Rafel Duran Torrent
Image & Sound: Filma-T Produccions (Anna Moradell & Joan Figueras)
Video Effects: Rafel Duran Torrent, Harald Donner
Music: Neil Harbisson
Lighting: X So (Xavi Fusté & Miquel Gasol)
Cyborg Foundation: Neil Harbisson & Moon Ribas
Sound Postproduction: Jens Erdmann
Footage provided by: El Xip Multicolor
Pictures used with permission of Campus Party Mexico and Christopher Jones
Special thanks to: Roger Soldevila, Palau de la Música Catalana, Mercat de la Boqueria, Arts Santa Mònica, Come&See Catalan Performing Arts Market, Supermercats Caprabo, Gabrielle Wessling

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I loved this little animation. It’s fun, well styled, well storied, simple but engrossing. Excellent work.

Lots of people involved on this one and they are all here in all CAPS.

Credits:

WWW.PRIMERFRAME.COM

CHELO ANDREU – ANIMACIÓN/ MODELADO PJ Y PROPS
ÁLEX PUIG – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ / RIGGING
YOLANDA ÁGUILA – ILUMINACIÓN / MODELADO DE PROPS Y ESCENARIOS
FABIO CARMONA – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ Y PROPS / RIGGING
BORJA LÓPEZ-GALIANO – DISEÑO, MODELADO, TEXTURIZADO Y SHADERS DE PJ Y PROPS / ANIMACIÓN
JORGE MUÑOZ – ILUMINACIÓN /MODELADO PJ Y PROPS / ANIMACIÓN
ALEJANDRO MONREAL – FX / ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO PROPS / GUIÓN
JHONY CHAVESTA – ILUMINACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ Y ESCENARIOS
JORDI AMPOSTA – ILUMINACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ / MODELADO PROPS
MÓNICA RÍOS – ANIMACIÓN / DISEÑO Y MODELADO DE PJ Y PROPS
MAJO SILVA – ILUMINACIÓN / MODELADO DE PROPS Y ESCENARIOS / LAYOUT
MIGUEL ORREGO – ILUMINACIÓN / DISEÑO Y MODELADO DE PJ / RIGGING
MARÍA BARBADILLO – FX / ANIMACIÓN/ MODELADO DE PROPS / LAYOUT / GUION
MARTA RODRÍGUEZ – ANIMACIÓN / PRODUCCIÓN / MODELADO PJ/ DISEÑO Y MODELADO PROPS/ GUION
JUAN MORO – MODELADO Y TEXTURIZADO PROPS Y ESCENARIOS / RIGGING /EDICIÓN / LAYOUT
DAVID QUEROL – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO PROPS Y ESCENARIOS / LAYOUT
SANTI BONO – FX/ MODELADO PROPS Y ESCENARIOS / LAYOUT
LAURA PORCAR – ANIMACIÓN / COMPO / LAYOUT YUI GÓMEZ – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ
BELÉN MARMANEU – ANIMACIÓN / MODELADO DE PJ
ANDRÉS SERRANO – MODELADO DE PROPS

JAIME MAESTRO – DIRECTOR
CARLOS ESCUTIA – PRODUCTOR
AITOR HERRERO – DIRECTOR DE ARTE
EDUARDO OLIDEN – SUPERVISOR ANIMACIÓN
ANA AMAT – SUPERVISIÓN ILUMINACIÓN
RAÚL COLOMER – SUPERVISIÓN DE FX
RUBÉN SOLER – SUPERVISIÓN GUIÓN
ANA PENADES – PRODUCCIÓN
TWELVE DOLLS- MUSICA Y SONIDO

 

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CADAVER – A bittersweet love story (7 min) from Jonah D. Ansell on Vimeo.

This is well done all around and I was amazed at the acting talent represented. It’s got a raw and rugged styling to the animation and feels a little Tim Burton inspired.

CONTACT:

- Agent: Simon Faber, William Morris Endeavor // sfaber@wmeentertainment.com
- Writer/Director: Jonah D. Ansell // jansell@jamstories.com

ABOUT THE BOOK:

- Pre-order your copy @ amazon.com/Cadaver-A-Bittersweet-Love-Story/dp/0897337026.

EACH BOOK COMES WITH THREE FREE BONUS ITEMS:

- CADAVER: THE FILM (7 min, starring Christopher Lloyd, Tavi Gevinson & Kathy Bates)
- HEART – by the Pet Shop Boys (1988 U.K. Billboard #1) – performed by Tavi Gevinson & Aaron Koppel
- HEART OF GOLD – by Neil Young (1972 U.S. Billboard #1) – performed by Tavi Gevinson & Aaron Koppel

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Media Inquiries: Sarah Russo at sarahlrusso@gmail.com
Book Orders: info@academychicago.com // (312) 751-7300

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Film Producers: Amanda Dunham Ely & Mike Raspatello
Co Producer/Editor: Timothy Hahn
Lead Animator: Abe Dieckman
Character Artist: Carina Simmons
Art Director: Eric Vennemeyer
Score: Chris Thomas
Sound: Chris Whetstone & Chris Julian
Production Company: JAMS Productions

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Visit us on the web: cadaverthebook.com
Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/cadaverthemovie

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CATERPILLAR from David Field on Vimeo.

Wow. I have been consistently blown away by some of the content being thrown out there on Vimeo lately. This was no exception. As a matter of fact this is so exceptional that I guess it is an exception. Well worth your time.

“Finding your way can mean losing your mind in the process…

An isolated elderly woman, in desperate need of stimulation, conjures an infestation of silk-spinning caterpillars, thus leading her to a mind-bending epiphany.

‘Caterpillar’ is a cerebral drama, filmed in the historical Wynkoop House, famous for housing George Washington. The crew consists of highly esteemed artists working across a wide spectrum of disciplines. This includes special effects artist, Ben Bornstein (300, The Fighter), visual effects artist Greg Silverman (Black Swan), and editor, Corey Bayes (Haywire, Contagion, The Informant, Che). From storyline through production, Caterpillar is an ode to the creative process. This film is a must-see for anyone who has ever submitted to their imagination and felt transformed by an idea.”

INTERVIEWS:

With Director, David Field
thewhirlingblog.com/2012/01/30/interview-13012-artistfilmmaker-david-field/

With Cinematographer, Eric Giovon
davidfieldproductions.com/interview-with-eric-giovon-cinematographer-for-the-film-caterpillar/

With SFX artist, Ben Bornstein
davidfieldproductions.com/interview-with-ben-bornstein-special-fx-artist-for-the-film-caterpillar/

visit here for behind the scenes pics, videos and more:
caterpillarfilm.com

To view the rest of David Field’s works:
davidfieldproductions.com

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One Minute Dream from Trunk Animation on Vimeo.

Directed by Rok Predin
Produced by Richard Barnett
Prod: Trunk Animation

A short film about dreaming dreams.

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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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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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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

 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/

hr200.tumblr.com/

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

Gorilla Tripod

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06.25.12

“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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06.15.12

An Adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe Poem entitled “A Dream Within A Dream” by Junior Hernandez.

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Shot on the RED Scarlet with Canon L lenses.

 

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05.25.12

Wow! Talk about epic stop motion work. More below…

- If Peter could be anything, he’d probably be a beetle -
The 2011 BAFTA award winning short film from Mikey Please.
For full festival and awards info visit TheEaglemanStag.com
Support the new film IndieGoGo.com/MartynMyller
Follow twitter.com/#!/MisterPlease for updates

CREDITS:
A FILM BY: MikeyPlease.co.uk
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Benedict Please (TheBookshopBand.bandcamp.com/)
MUSIC PERFORMANCE: BenedictPlease.co.ukmyspace.com/StringbeansQuartet
SOUND DESIGN: Benedict Please
DUBBING MIXER: MauricioDOrey.com
PETER EAGLEMAN DavidCann.co.uk
PHILIP Tony Guilfoyle

set design & model making:
Mikey Please, AmerInCamera.co.ukDanOjari.com, Gemma Taylor, Laura Bateman, SeanRobertHogan.com, Steve Hutton, John Wilkinson, Rebecca Fox, TD Van Der Beek, Jessie baker

PRODUCED @ The Royal College of Art

Presented by ShortOfTheWeek.com/

 

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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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