Our speaker at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings (www.creativemornings.com) was Mike Monteiro, Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio (www.muledesign.com). This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit (who also hosted the event at their office in the Mission).
Mike's book "Design is a Job" is available from A Book Apart (www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job)
A big giant thank you to Chris Whitmore (www.whitmoreprod.com) for offering to shoot and edit the video. Photos were graciously provided by Rawle Anders (twitter.com/rawle42).
The San Francisco chapter of Creative Mornings is run by Greg Storey (twitter.com/brilliantcrank).
Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/SanFrancisco_CM
- Published: 2012-02-28T23:56:03+00:00
- Duration: 251
- By Bird
Off Bird's debut album 'La Notte'
Filmed by - Aaron Bird & Elise Clarke.
Directed by - Aaron Bird
Music By - Bird
FREE DOWNLOAD: https://soundcloud.com/bird/the-whole-world-knows
or PAY WHAT YOU CAN: http://bird-music.bandcamp.com/
Special Thanks to: Trevor Baum and Book
Follow me on Facebook and Vimeo for new songs, videos and updates.
Bird's Facebook Fan Page: facebook.com/BirdLaNotte
Bird's Vimeo Channel: vimeo.com/channels/birdmusic
- Published: 2013-11-13T13:27:00+00:00
- Duration: 140
- By A/H1N1
In the world where the focus is placed on materialism and consumption, not only we find ourselves destroying our planet but also loosing our trust and concern for the well-being of others. We prefer to own rather than share. Luckily not all of us.
DON’T PAY ME is a portrait of people who live the alternative in 8 different places across Europe sharing their knowledge, home, food, skills, and time. They don’t want to be paid with money but they do have the feeling of living a luxury life.
Directed by: Ryszard Szozda
Director of Photography: Grzegorz Hospod
Written and Produced by: Piotr Skarbek
Trailer editing: Grzegorz Hospod
Trailer sound mix: Michał Jesiołowski
Trailer music: Une Pipe
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- Published: 2016-06-02T04:41:32+00:00
- Duration: 180
- By Matti Haapoja
After their father's have died two young mobsters have business to settle.
This was the first short film I have worked on which we made for the My Rode Reel contest. We shot everything in one day on a C300 MK2. Lighting was done using an Aputure Lightstorm LED panel and available light. Edited in Premiere Pro and graded in After Effects using the Visioncolor Impulz LUTs.
Director : Jacob Puiras
DOP: Matti Haapoja
Editor: Matti Haapoja
Colorist: Matti Haapoja
Sound Design: Sean Story
Sound recordist: Benjamin Kemppainen
Luc Trottier - Lead Actor
Tom Davis - Lead Actor
Nate Shelton - Supporting Actor
Gavin Bowerman - Supporting Actor
Shane J Gramlich - Supporting Actor
Thanks to everyone who was a part of this project!
- Published: 2016-04-26T13:01:20+00:00
- Duration: 162
- By RUFFMERCY
Somehow I got to work on a video 3 of the best to do it... all of whom have inspired me along the way...
MADLIB compositions in particular have shaped my style in a big way
Video for the bonus track "The Sickness" directed by RUFFMERCY from J Dilla's "The Diary" available exclusively on iTunes. Buy it here: http://found.ee/JDillaTheDiary
Edited, Animated & Fucked up by RUFFMERCY
Intro Audio by TOM GUEST / http://www.tomguest.tv
C/O my accomplice
Nas shot in LA by MASS APPEAL
Archival Dilla footage provided by MASS APPEAL
client: PAY JAY & MASS APPEAL
- Published: 2012-12-29T17:53:08+00:00
- Duration: 917
- By Simon Fiedler
Here's another XPresso/Thinking Particles setup which i want to share. It creates branches, twigs, creepy looking plants and black metal band logos. A custom user interface gives full control over all attributes. Feel free to play around with it and let me know what you think. I hope you like it!
Download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25168616/TP_tendril.zip
If you like it, write it in the comments. I also added a tip jar, if you want to pay me a beer or something ;-). There will be a few more goodies in the future.
- Published: 2011-07-04T20:58:29+00:00
- Duration: 211
- By Kevin McCall
- Published: 2012-12-18T20:02:09+00:00
- Duration: 269
- By Andrew Julian
Check out my latest film The Quiet City: Winter in Paris.
I brought my new Blackmagic Cinema Camera with me on a recent trip with my wife to the Bahia de Banderas area of Mexico. We stayed in Mismaloya, about 20km south of Puerto Vallarta. If I had it my way, the camera would have been glued to my hands for the entire trip, but considering it's not water-proof, I had to leave it at the hotel quite a bit.
We did a day trip north of Puerto Vallarta and explored towns, beaches, and did a small jungle hike. In Valle De Banderas, they were celebrating their town's anniversary, or at least I think that's what a banner said. At any rate there were many people out celebrating.
I love shooting with the BMCC! Little issues aside, it is an amazing camera! I love how it makes me slow down while shooting. Considering I'm getting about 25 minutes of raw footage on each 240gb SSD, and the fact that you can't delete clips or format the drive from the camera, makes me feel as if I'm shooting film. On this trip I had no way of downloading footage or formatting the drives. It felt like having an old slr film camera with me and just a couple rolls of film.
I shot all raw and processed the images in Lightroom. I had thought to take Resolve for a spin, but my main workstation stopped working and Resolve won't run on my laptop. I used a calibrated HP monitor.
I experimented with different color grades and you will see different styles in this film. There's even a single random BW shot in there. Uncompressed raw and 13 stops of dynamic range is a powerful mix. Being able to process the raw images in a variety of programs is freeing, and re-processing old footage with new color correction tools is something I look forward to.
Download the original if you want to see the full quality. Not much else to say really. It's good this camera will be shipping in larger quantities soon. Sorry to use an already over used phrase, but this camera is a game changer and needs to be in more people's hands! I can't wait to see what people shoot with it, and what the other camera manufacturers come up with to compete.
P.S. The reality of owning a camera called the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is at times a bit awkward. I'm finding myself saying things like, "No, I'll use the Black Magic." which tends to make strangers in the vicinity raise an eyebrow. Oh well. It's a small price to pay.
Music: I Wanna Go by Summer Heart
Canon 24-70mm (no iris control yet, so all wide open at f2.8)
Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS Mark II
B+W ND Filters
A montage of a dozen types of Echinopsis cactus flowers blooming. And wilting. And just generally showing off their mind-blowing colors. My favorite cactus flowerings from the 2014 blooming season.
Echinopsis cactus flowers bloom overnight and the flowers last for only a day. Actually, the flowers are at their peak beauty for an hour or two at the most. That's what turned me from a cactus enthusiast into a cactus photographer ... the desire to try to preserve some aspect of their freaky beauty. Prior to becoming an Echinopsis addict a few years back, I had never owned a DSLR or image/video editing software.
The cacti shown in this video come from my collection. The evening when it looks like a plant's flowers are about to bloom, I bring it indoors to image. Most of the clips in this montage show approximately 8 hours of change as the flowers open and bloom. A little more than halfway through the montage, there's a series of three clips showing different views of a 24-hour period in the life of a yellow-flowered 'Daydream' plant. Six flowers that opened the night before I started filming wilt to nothingness and another 4 flowers grow dramatically and then open. This series of 'Daydream' clips is followed by another three showing other types of flowers wilting. These additional wilting clips are also taken over a daylong period.
The question I'm asked most often about my cactus flower still images and timelapses is whether I've "Photoshopped" them, that is, have I used editing software to juice things up and create the flowers' intense colors. I do, of course, use Photoshop and Lightroom and other editing software. But not in the way most suspect. Rather than using these tools to overstate reality, I actually use them to reduce the intensity of the colors my camera captures. I have reduced the color saturation in every timelapse clip in this video by a minimum of 10% and some ('Yes', 'Cabaret' and 'Antimatter') by 30% or more in order to have something that wasn't just completely blown out.
I hope you enjoy "Freaky Flowers" and invite you to contact me via my Vimeo account and/or visit www.echinopsisfreak.com where you'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about these cacti and also be able to reach me via a contact form should you wish.
The 2015 blooming season is just about to start now that April approaches and I hope to be posting new timelapses soon here at Vimeo.
Video: Greg Krehel. Sound: "Chin Swee Sunset" with the permission of the artists O$P$ (Owe Money Pay Money) ... SoSolid Records
They don’t call Italy “Il bel paese” - “The beautiful country” - for nothing, and it’s no coincidence. For my next project I decided once again to pay homage to my homeland, a place that always leaves an impression on my heart, the southern region of Puglia.
Watch my latest film "Cuba ¡Está Volao!" - https://vimeo.com/224883799
There is a list called “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”. Casting a glance over it, one will notice that Italy - and Puglia in particular - boasts an enviable number of locations. With numerous UNESCO sites, pristine beaches, and enchanting destinations, it was difficult to restrict such beauty into a 2 minute video.
But here it is anyway, a small taste of what this amazing region has to offer. I’m sure you’ll add it to your own list of 1000 places to see before you die!
I have received so many messages asking for details on how I produce my videos.
I put down this short piece: oliver.as/videotips this explains few techniques I have been using and includes a list of equipment. Don't hesitate to write to me if you need further details or have any recommendation.
Polignano a Mare
Filmed and edited by Oliver Astrologo - FB: fb.com/oliver.astrologo
Drone Footage: Courtesy of Vito Renò - https://vimeo.com/simplyrec
For any drone inquiry about this video please contact: [email protected]
Intro and outro Music: Sciamaballà - fb.com/Sciamaballà-124671817549469
Soundtrack: A moment of Silence - Courtesy of Max LL - http://maxll.ca
All music and sounds effects rights are reserved.
Simona de Carlo, Sara de Carlo, Simone Sampò, Nils Samò, Fabian McDonald and everyone who helped
me create this video.
Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHskhSG3hS
Gear (Find a comprensive list of my equipment here: https://kit.com/oliverastrologo)
Sony A7ii @ 1080 50p PP7 (Exposed in S-Log2)
Zeiss 35mm 2.8
Zeiss 55mm 1.8
ImpulZ LUTs with some tweaks.
- Published: 2012-11-04T20:04:40+00:00
- Duration: 618
- By Simon Fiedler
Today i want to share a Thinking Particles setup i build for a project. In this setup, the particles are only allowed to change their direction in 90° angles. The user interface has several options to manipulate the particles. Have fun and let me know what you think.
Download link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/25168616/grid_noise.zip
If you like it, write it in the comments. I also added a tip jar, if you want to pay me a beer or something ;-). There will be a few more goodies in the future.
This is a university video-project made by "Game Design"-students from munich.
Done in a single-shot fashion...well almost single shot =)
The film covers different eras of the video-game history.
Took us a week to organise the various props (controllers, monitors. lighting, camera, etc.), two whole days to film and several days of postproduction.
It isn't perfect, but hopefully fun to watch nevertheless ,)
Tennis for Two, Oscilloscope, 1958
Pacman, Arcade, 1980
Donkey Kong, NES, 1986
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, 1991
Street Fighter II. SNES, 1991
Super Mario 64, Nintendo 64, 1996
Final Fantasy VII, Sony Playstation, 1997
Need for Speed: Hot Pursiut 2, Sony Playstation 2, 2002
Ecco the Dolphin, Sega Dreamcast, 2000
Super Smash Bros. Melee, Nintendo Game Cube, 2001
Wii Sports Golf, Nintendo Wii, 2006
God of War III, Sony Playstation 3, 2010
Rock Band, XBox 360, 2008
Rock Band Song: "Social Code" by Satisfied
"Luminous" by Geir Tjelta
Additional Special Thanks To:
Lena Hartl for having the guts to lend us her cam =)
Thanks for watching! Keep on gaming...
We're quite aware that we could have used more games or different games but we just wanted to show a small insight into the history of videogames that just shows how far we've come and where our roots are buried.
A small FAQ:
There are Playstation 1,2 and 3 devices, just pay close attention or read the credits =)
I noticed that many of you are missing the XBox and Halo on it. It was planned but my friend with the controller called me just before the day of the shooting and said he couldn't find it =( Sorry
Ecco and the dreamcast were mainly meant to show a flop in game history (please don't kill me for saying that =) ! If you have a different opinion on this one it's cool. We don't mean to insult anyone).
Why didn't we just cover...everything?!—due to the limited time that we had for this project it was hard enough to gather all controllers and output devices we used. And we're quite aware that it's not always the best possible combination of game pad and monitor =)
We didnt use XBox Kinect or Playstation Move because the technology isn't new.
And remember this is (almost) a one-shot (= no cuts used) => the more games/controllers, the harder it gets—one mistake and you can start over.
We captured a total of 45takes.
If you're interested visit vimeo once in a while, we're up to make a little "Making Of".
- Published: 2014-12-15T11:29:39+00:00
- Duration: 380
- By Brent Foster
Thomas Weller, a.k.a. “The San Diego Highwayman” has been rescuing people stranded on the side of the road for 48 years.
When he was 16 years old, he drove his car into a ditch. A man came along and rescued him, asking only that Thomas pay it forward one day.
Since that time, Weller has rescued thousands of people who were stranded in one way or another. Weller hands them a card that says “You don’t owe me a thing. I’ve been there too. Someone once helped me out, just the way I’m helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here’s what you do: don’t let the chain of love end with you.
Back in August of 2011, Weller’s famous rescue car “Beulah” was totaled during a rescue. The remains of his prized car still sat in his back yard. Since the launch of this film, we've been able to raise more than $12,000 to help Thomas and a donor has come forward and fixed Beulah. You can learn more about the results here: http://sfglobe.com/2015/08/20/grateful-citizens-give-back-to-guardian-angel/?src=fbfan_46058&t=fbsfg
About the Project:
While I'm Here | The Legacy Project is a series of videos that profile living legacies while they're still doing what they do best ... turning life into legacy.
I decided to start this project after missing out on the chance to tell the story of a man from my hometown who dedicated his life to helping others. That man's name was Frank Dymock. For years, Frank opened his garage to the public and sharpened skates free of charge. He wouldn't accept a dime. He was an icon in the place where I grew up, and I always wanted to tell his story while he was still here.
Regretfully, I let time pass, and Frank passed away before I had the chance to tell his story. This project is dedicated to him and to countless others who live selflessly and truly leave a legacy, forever impacting the lives of the people lucky enough to cross their paths.
This project is 100 per cent a passion project. It's self funded and something I wanted to do to pay it forward to people like Frank and Thomas (The San Diego Highwayman) who is profiled in this first film.
The crew and I have donated our time and personal expense to make this first film happen, and I am truly grateful that we were able to do so.
A very special thanks to Thomas and his wife Patti, who spent so much time with us and opened their doors to allow us to help tell this special story.
Director | DP | Editor: Brent Foster
Second Cinematographer: Gerald Mabee
Audio and Production: Tammy Foster
Project site: www.whileimheretheproject.com
Music: The Music Bed & iStock
Thanks for taking the time to view, and please stay tuned for the next film!
We are regularly being informed how our way of life destroys nature. I think that most of the people are already resistant to this type of information, saying: “Nothing depends on me!” With a creation of this video clip I would like to pay attention to a hobby that has a power to protect not only target bird species but the whole biodiversity of certain areas. Birdwatching is not just a hobby but an investment in nature conservation.
- Published: 2015-05-28T17:58:46+00:00
- Duration: 670
- By Marine Layer
i emailed a friend of mine a link to ‘SAMPLER’ the other day to see what he thought and he texted me back that it was ‘pretty cool.’ i said ‘that doesn’t sound very enthusiastic.’ and he wrote back that it was ‘a little too b sidey for me.’ then the next day he sent a long winded explanation saying he just expected more. i wrote back 'that text leaves me more confused than before, so your saying you were just disappointed? i don’t really care i like it… it’s b sides whatever i’m not gonna force people to watch it or pay for it so if they’re disappointed then fuck em’
man… expectations, what a stoke killer. every time you do something, the expectation is that whatever you do next has to be better. do you understand how unsustainable that is? the pressure caused by this principle has stressed me out, burned me out, i eventually cracked, hid out, dropped out, turned away... but then it get’s to a point where you’re just like ‘fuck it.’ that’s when i’ve done my best surfing. when there is a complete absence of consideration for what people expect.
so here’s SAMPLER, which is a collection of surfing i’ve done the past year that didn’t make it into ‘cluster.’ so yeah, it is ‘b sidey’ but that is not a disclaimer, i’m proud of it. every moment can’t be your best, the waves aren’t always perfect, the more you expect the more your disappointed, do what you can with what you’ve got, surfing’s an art, there’s no winner and no loser, no right or wrong way to do it, there’s a big difference between saying ‘fuck it’ and genuinely feeling it, and as much as i wish it did, writing it on my boards doesn’t really make me feel it, and i have to say that for the most part, while filming the past year, i was aware that i was one of the oldest guys in the movie with a reputation to defend, and that is not the right frame of mind to surf your best. or feel your best, or be yourself… but seriously… fuck it, forget what your sponsors expect, what viewers expect, expect nothing, do your best, clear your mind, be present, turn off, tune out, drop in.
or as ethan fowler says it ‘do what you want, do it well, or, if you don’t want to do it well, don’t do it well, just do it how you do it, and that shit shines through a thousand times brighter’
for the prime cuts visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/cluster/id969060730
** UPDATE - I've uploaded some Prores originals from the camera if people want to check them out:
Been out grabbing some footage and beta testing this little guy the last week or so and having a blast! I really can't get over the image that's coming from this tiny little package. Amazing. The stealth factor is also great as everyone assumes you're on a typical "point and shoot" and don't think twice so pay you no attention. I can see myself shooting casually with this more than my EF 2.5k model (which i plan to sell to get the MFT mount version) as it's so portable and light-weight, i can take it just about anywhere with me. I couldn't bring myself to rig up this camera as it kind of defeats the purpose to me.
The footage is mostly made up of our Canon L Primes via the Redrock Live Lens adapter so that i can control aperture on our lenses. Some shots are with the Panasonic/Lumix 12-35/2.8 (thanks to Gilbert for loaning me this and a couple of other active lenses to test with).
Lenses used in this clip are:
Everything is either handheld, on a monopod, or on a Glidecam HD4000 (thanks to Si Moore). Majority is shot at ASA400 (did not shoot RAW) with a few of the night shots at ASA800, but even some of them are at 400. Most of the night shots are also at F1.4. The glidecam stuff by the beach was the Lumix 12-35 at around F16 (don't have any ND's that fit the filter thread). Otherwise the majority of the day shots are at F2.0 using Tiffen IRND's to get appropriate exposure.
Shot in BMDFilm with my LUT applied, and only minor corrections beyond that:
I can see this camera becoming VERY popular. Great stuff and congrats again to all the team at blackmagic, plus a HUGE thank you to BMD for letting me take this guy for a test drive!!
Music by the amazing Lennon and Maisy:
- Published: 2014-07-29T18:10:02+00:00
- Duration: 194
- By JT Singh
“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-diplomacy pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.
North Korea was the last country seemingly immune to change—but no longer. Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.
This video is the single most significant multi-media contribution to transcending clichés about North Korea as a society defined by reclusiveness and destitution. To travel there is to witness a proud civilization, though one caught in a Cold War time-warp. Korean cultural traditions are meticulously preserved and displayed in authentic richness. Anyone who has witnessed the awe-inspiring Mass Games knows that, with great sacrifice, North Koreans can pull off a performance unparalleled in its precision.
“Enter Pyongyang” captures the reality of North Korean citizens as earnest and humane, not automatons. The infamous traffic ladies and subway guards stand stiff and sentinel—but today they share a smile too. The more North Koreans one meets, the more one sees an organic society that wants to be a normal country. If you travel there not to judge but to appreciate, you will come away with a better understanding of how challenging national transformation can be.
"Enter Pyongyang" is above all an invitation to explore. Few places in the world have been as hermetically sealed as North Korea, but Koryo Tours has made it possible not just to see North Korea but to engage with it in ways that were impossible until very recently. This is a window of opportunity not to be missed. If Pyongyang is no longer off limits, no place is.
--Foreword by Dr. Parag Khanna, Director, Hybrid Reality
Koryo Group: The Koryo team brought a wealth of valuable knowledge and expertise to this project. Thanks to their extensive experience in running tourism and cultural engagement projects in North Korea since 1993, we were able to get unprecedented access in Pyongyang. We are thankful to the Koryo team and their Korean partners for an unforgettable experience.
-How were you guys allowed to film in Pyongyang?
This project was produced in conjunction with Koryo Tours, the leading North Korea travel specialist. Co-producer Vicky Mohieddeen of Koryo Tours was with us throughout the shoot.
-Were there restrictions on what was allowed to be filmed?
We were closely assisted by two guides from the National Tourism Administration, who helped us gain special access to locations and made sure that we followed all the rules. As is standard for all foreign visitors to the country, we were not allowed to shoot any construction sites, undeveloped locations or military personnel. Other than that we were given relatively free reign.
-Isn’t this all fake? You don’t see the real North Korea.
The average visitor to Pyongyang is likely to be surprised by the scenes they encounter and are especially surprised about how clean and orderly the city actually is. Indeed, people living in Pyongyang and other major cities enjoy a higher quality of life than those in other parts of the country.
-Are people allowed to travel to North Korea?
Yes, despite what the majority of people think, it is possible to visit North Korea as a tourist. North Korea does not release official data on the number of Western tourists it receives, but estimates range from 4,000 to 6,000 per year. Most of the foreign tourists are from Mainland China, estimated in the tens of thousands annually.
-Were you paid to make this film?
We volunteered for this project with no pay at all. All other travel expenses for the 6 day trip were covered by Koryo Tours.
-Does this film support the DPRK government?
"Enter Pyongyang" is an observational film. At no point did Koryo Tours or we have to pretend to be supporters of the DPRK Government or their philosophy in order to be granted permission to shoot this film. Amazingly, we were given complete editorial control in the making of this piece.
- Published: 2013-07-20T14:41:48+00:00
- Duration: 32
- By Joao Unzer
- Published: 2013-03-13T17:55:19+00:00
- Duration: 36
- By DuDuF
Duik IS and WILL STAY FREE.
But it takes a lot of time to develop (but it's ok since I'm the first one to need those tools), a lot of time to share, to help people use it, to answer mails and questions about it...
I could create a video tutorial, very complete, user friendly, to make duik easy to use and understand, with explanations about animation in general too... Would you, users of duik, be interested to pay for this kind of tutorial ?
How much do you think would be fair ? 2 - 5 - 10 € or $ ?
I don't want to make money with this, only get back what it costs to maintain and update the website, the time spent to help people, etc.
Give me your thoughts and advices!