Thursday, May 31, 2012
Video of the Day: I Dreamt of Flying
I Dreamt of Flying 'I Dreamt of Flying' is a mixed media documentary, combining hand-drawn illustration with archive material. The piece focuses on the crews of Bomber Command who sacrificed their lives in the skies to help end World War II, and illustrates the distinct contrasts between the heroic and romanticised perceptions of the R.A.F, and the brutal and terrifying realities so many young airmen faced night after night. The film is a tribute to those men who risked their lives and to my grandfather; an RAF tail-gunner 1943-44.
Written, drawn, animated and directed by Alex Bland
Awards and Screenings:
*Winner of 'Best Imaginative Response to War Award' - Imperial War Museum Film Competition (2008).
*Runner Up, Documentary Award - Soho Rushes (2008).
*Selected for 'New British Talent' touring programme - onedotzero (2008-2009).
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Video of the Day: Albee Layer's final winning edit
Here is Albee Layer's final winning edit from Taylor Steele's 2012 Innersection video contest. It was filmed & directed by Elliot Leboe of ACL Digital Cinema. For more info on the contest check out innersection.tv. So thankful to all who voted for Albee's part, and a big MAHALO to Taylor Steele & Nathan Myers for putting on this contest. Aloha.
Other filmers who contributed clips to this edit are: Dan Norkunas, Dylan Mc Neil, Jace Panebianco, Chris Thompson & Justin Clark.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Video of the Day: A Momentary Lapse of London
by Davide Roveri
ABOUT A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF LONDON:
"When I first moved to London two years ago the first period of my relationship with the city wasn’t that great, I couldn’t find a connection, I felt like a stranger and I couldn’t feel any inspiration at all. But then, all of a sudden, one night I was walking on the South Bank when a glorious sunset caught my attention and I experienced that beautiful sensation of feeling like home. And at that point, it was.
It has been exactly like when you meet someone and at first you don’t like him/her, but then you hang out for a while and, before you can realise, you’re in love! So the main idea behind this timelapse movie was simply to write a sort of visual love letter to the city that stole my heart and that gives me a lot of inspiration every single day."
The technical stuff:
Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II w/ TC-80N3 timer
- Canon EF 24/105 f/4L IS USM
- Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 2.8/20 M42
- Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 2.4/35 M42
- Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 2.8/180 M42
Music is "This Love" by Craig Armstrong
Special thanks to Ms Leah Larkin @ the London Eye Press Office for the photography permit
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Video of the Day: Jason Njoku, founder of iRoko Partners
VideoMind Interviews iROKO Partners Founder Jason Njoku | VideoMind:
At VideoMind, we want to bring you the latest insights from individuals working at the forefront of Internet TV. One of the biggest trends in global cinema right now is the explosive growth of the Nigerian movie industry. Nollywood produces more movies per year than the Hollywood system (only India's Bollywood turns out more feature films on an annual basis). iRoko Partners is the world's largest online distributor of Nigerian movies. The BBC, The Telegraph and PandoDaily have featured the venture-backed digital media company. I recently sat down with Jason Njoku, who founded iRoko Partners in 2010, to discuss the global reach of Internet Television, the Nollywood phenomenon, and our spirit animals. Selected quotes are transcribed below.
On iRoko Partners . . .
We're like the Netflix of Africa. We take the best, premium African movies -- typically from Nollywood -- and put them online for people to enjoy worldwide.
We're like the Netflix of Africa. We take the best, premium African movies -- typically from Nollywood -- and put them online for people to enjoy worldwide.
On the Nollywood phenomenon . . .
You've heard of Hollywood. Most people have heard of Bollywood. Nollywood is the west African movie industry which is centered in Nigeria. We're talking about the world's second-largest film industry in terms of output after Bollywood. It's electrified the entire African diaspora.
On reaching a global audience online . . .
We've amassed the largest collection of Nollywood movies ever collected in one place.
We set free this content so the whole world can see it.
We get traffic from 178 countries. There are people from the African diaspora everywhere.
I think the great thing about online video is that it democratizes people's ability to get this content.
On the benefits of distributing media online . . .
[It is better because] on your terms, you can watch as many or as few movies as you want.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Video of the Day: America's Cup - Full CG boat race
Full CG promotional trailer for the upcoming Americas Cup in San Francisco.
Since none of the new bigger boats have yet been built in real life there were no real point in shooting anything on location so Lost Liner were brought in to create the upcoming race in San Francisco Bay in CG instead. The San Francisco were recreated from areal photoes and 3D water. The CG boats were built according to existing blueprints with a CG crew added and animated to bring life. The CG ocean were set up with Softimage ICE to automatically create splashes of water when the boats hit the waves. The only thing shot were some still images of the San Francisco skyline to use for constructing a mattepainting of the city backdrop.
To be able to realise director Johan Rimérs grand vision Visual Arts turned to Lost Liner for lookdev, lighting cinematography, shading, water simulations, rendering and Comp.
Modeled in Maya lookdev and fluids in Softimage, Rendered in Arnold. Lens flares and water splashes on the camera were then added in After Effect to finish of the effect.
Working with director Johan Rimér were as always very inspiring and pushed us to go that extra mile needed.
for more work check out:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Video of the Day: Hugo Boss - Sailing
A video commissioned by Schokolade Filmproduktion for the new Hugo Boss flagship store in London. The video was directed by Florian Rederer and my role was art direction & animation. The resolution was close to 4k. The fluid and Ocean simulations were made with Blender3d http://blender.org
The [inofficial] track I added to the video is by Clams Casino soundcloud.com/clammyclams
Monday, May 21, 2012
Video of the Day: Detour
An Atlanta cabbie is forced to change his plans when he decides to drive an unlikely passenger.
Premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival 2012.
Starring: Addy Miller ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2900452/ ) & Ted Huckabee
Co-written and Directed by Takashi Doscher (www.takashidoscher.com)
Cinematography and Color Grading by David Torcivia (www.davidtorcivia.com)
Co-written and Edited by John Merizalde (www.johnmerizalde.com)
Art Direction by Dustin Fletcher
Costume Design by Amor Owens
Music Composed by Taylor Ronne
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Video of the Day: Organic Trip
Réalisation : Lilian Hardouineau /
Sound Design + musique : Cedric Vanderstraeten /
Voix : Pierre-Yves Allais /
Un voyage métaphysique de l'existant au néant, à travers des paysages mentaux aux résonances psychédéliques.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Video of the Day: Chance Encounter on the Tiber
A project by: Lisa Bielawa and Robert Hammond
Produced by: Tevereterno
Timelapse by: Edoardo Cicchetti - timelapse.it
Chance Encounter on the Tiber was the pilot for an urban revitalization plan combined with a musical performance composed expressly for outdoor public space. The project turned the walkway along the Tiber River in the center of Rome into a vibrant social open space by focusing on two simple means: movable seating and musical performance.
All music composed by Lisa Bielawa © Ganesa Music (ASCAP)
Album availble from Orange Mountain Music
Susan Narucki, Soprano
Produced/Engineered/Edited by Adam Abeshouse
The musical composition Chance Encounter is a project of Creative Capital.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Video of the Day: UGF Bank 2010 commercial
"UGF Bank" 2010 commercial -
DOP: Edoardo Cicchetti timelapse.it -
shoot in timelapse with Canon 5DMII and TiltShift lens.
Client: Unipol Gruppo Finanziario
Agency: McCann Erickson Roma
Art: Gianluca Pagliarulo
Agency producer: Fabio Cimino
Production: FilmMaster Roma
Director: Adriano Falconi
DoP: Edoardo Cicchetti
Executive producer: Fabrizio Razza
Editor: Pasquale Vitillo
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Video of the Day: Infinite Tranquility
Takes you on a relaxing journey from an exquisite, dreamlike tropical island, up through the clouds and whirling galaxies to the edge of the Universe. Breathtaking imagery creates a world energised by an animating life force. The relaxation is enhanced with ambient backdrops - beach, rainforest, crystals, zen structures, full moon and stars. The peaceful journey slows your thoughts and uplifts your mood leaving you feeling completely relaxed and revitalised, ready to enjoy life from a fresh perspective.
BUY ONLINE: http://www.infinitetranquillity.com/buy_online.html
Friday, May 11, 2012
Video of the Day: 5158.3 miles
by Jorge Gonzalez
Notes from creator: On March 17 2012 Jessica and I set out across the country to chase down the colors in our dreams through fields and valleys, around rivers and cities, across mountains and deserts. Over the course of two weeks we covered 5158.3 miles, 17 states, 2 speeding tickets, we drove through a snow storm in the mountains of Wyoming, listened to M83, Appleseed Cast, Feist, Smashing Pumpkins, Tycho, Job for a Cowboy, Colour Revolt and the rest of our iTunes playlist about 20 times, heard Adele on the radio more than we care to remember, ate more gas station food than could ever be healthy, broke into Four Corners National Park and made out at the Four Corners in the pitch black desert night, and learned that the line between man-made and nature is blurrier than we had previously believed.
24-70mm 2.8 LS
GoPro (for underwater shots and for one set of time-lapse)
Edited and graded in FCPX
Music by M83 // Gone from their album Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts // http://tinyurl.com/7gxpxse
Thursday, May 10, 2012
MIAMI jazz - Video of the Day
Miami portrait in HDR and Tilt-Shift Timelapse.
- 2010 MIAMI ART BASEL - collateral event
Photography: Edoardo Cicchetti - Timelapse.it
Production: Alessandro Cecconi
Music: Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
shot with Canon 5DMII.
Nikon AF 85mm 1.8 - Canon EF 17-40mm 4.0 - Sigma 15-35mm 3.5 - Nikon 28mm 2.8 - Canon 75/300mm -
Post: Photomatix - After effects - Finalcutpro
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Video of the Day: Go right
Relive video game history with epic 'Go right' | Crave - CNET: "The beautiful montage of video game history, infused with dramatic music, shows off many popular games from past and present. As an enhancement to the experience, the footage appears self-shot, giving it a much livelier feel."
Music: Michael Nyman - A Wild And Distant Shore
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Video of the Day: Yosemite Range of Light
Notes from the artist:
I am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking. I love to travel, so if you have a project in some far flung location, lets talk.
Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite when I was 18, the beautiful Range of Light has captured my heart and become my home. Nothing brings me more joy than to share this life changing beauty with others.
Ever since I became fascinated with timelapse photography almost 2 years ago, after seeing the work of Tom Lowe, I’ve wanted to do a piece on Yosemite and the Sierra. Now after almost 2 years of shooting, I'm thrilled to share. I hope you enjoy my vision of my home, the majestic Yosemite & Sierra. Best viewed Full Screen with Sound :)
If you would like to license any of my clips or hire me to shoot for you, please be in touch.
Music licensed and used with permission by: www.shaunpaul.com
Composition used: Sounds of Peace
Huge thanks to Kessler Crane and Lens Pro To Go. Without their help this piece would not have been nearly as good.
Also a huge thanks to all of you who help support me with your warm comments and continuing encouragement. It means more to me than you know.
I hope this inspires everyone to get outside and explore the beautiful outdoors, especially magical places like Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra. It's National Parks week and all of our national parks are free this week, so get outside and explore!
*So it seems like a lot of people are asking what gear I used. I'm not going to detail every little thing, but here's the core of what I used: (Shot at 5k in Canon RAW)
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 14L II & 16-35L II (rented from LensProToGo)
Canon 17-40L, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L IS
KesslerCrane 5 foot Cineslider, Revolution Head, Oracle's & Basic controller, Elektra Motors, AT Outrigger Feet
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Temporal Distortion - Video of the Day
Featuring an original score by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Eureka, etc) http://www.bearmccreary.com Thanks to Bear for taking the time to do this!
Watch in HD
http://dakotalapse.com/?p=944 for more info and digital download.
There is a 23 minute extended cut, available for digital download here http://dakotalapse.com/?p=877 The feature is 23+ minutes of Milky Way, Aurora and other night timelapse, it has 2 original scores by Simon Wilkinson http://www.thebluemask.com , as well as some from his royalty free collection.
Download an MP3 of Bear McCreary's Temporal Distortion on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/8955prd or on Itunes
What you see is real, but you can't see it this way with the naked eye. It is the result of thousands of 20-30 second exposures, edited together to produce the timelapse. This allows you to see the Milky Way, Aurora and other Phenonmena, in a way you wouldn't normally see them.
In the opening "Dakotalapse" title shot, you see bands of red and green moving across the sky. After asking several Astronomers, they are possible noctilucent clouds, airglow or faint Aurora. I never got a definite answer to what it is. You can also see the red and green bands in other shots.
At :53 and 2:17 seconds into the video you see a Meteor with a Persistent Train. Which is ionizing gases, which lasted over a half hour in the cameras frame. Phil Plait wrote an article about the phenomena here http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/10/02/a-meteors-lingering-tale/
There is a second Meteor with a much shorter persistent train at 2:51 in the video. This one wasn't backlit by the moon like the first, and moves out of the frame quickly.
The Aurora were shot in central South Dakota in September 2011 and near Madison, Wisconsin on October 25, 2011.
Watch for two Deer at 1:27
Most of the video was shot near the White River in central South Dakota during September and October 2011, there are other shots from Arches National Park in Utah, and Canyon of the Ancients area of Colorado during June 2011.
Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their support and for making the Stage Zero Dolly. http://www.dynamicperception.com The best dolly made in many ways!
Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 60D
Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16
Shot in RAW format. Manual mode, Exposure was 30 seconds on most Milky Way shots, 15-30 seconds on Aurora. ISO 1600 - 6400 F2.8. 3 second intervals between exposures
Production Assistants - River Halverson and Kelly McIlhone
Opening title by Gus Winkelman // Winkelmedia LLC // Contact Guswinkelman@gmail for creative solutions
Contact for licensing footage, or anything else.
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Friday, May 4, 2012
Video of the Day: Norway--travel guide
Planning a trip to Norway this summer?
In this timelapse film you will see some of Norway´s most famous nature attractions- from the beautiful fjords, spectacular views from famous panoramic viewpoints like Dalsnibba in Geiranger all the way up to Galdhøpiggen (highest mountain peak in Norway and Northern Europe) just to mention a few of the locations in this film.
The nature attractions and locations will appear in the right corner while this video is playing, so if there is a particulary part in this movie you like, you can look it up.
Nature attractions and Locations
0:37-0:45 Olden in Stryn
0:45-0:53 Briksdalsbreen in Stryn
0:53-1:00 Stegastein 650m/2132ft /Aurland(famous panoramic view point)
1:11-1:15 Skageflå/Geiranger (abandoned farm)
1:15-1:30 Ørnesvingen/Geiranger (famous panoramic view point)
1:30-1:46 Dalsnibba1476m/4842ft /Geiranger (famous panoramic view point)
1:46-2:38 Trollveggen (Troll wall/Trollwand) 1797m/5895ft
3:17-3:27 Valdresflye1389m/4557ft /Jotunheimen(mountainpass)
4:29-4:34 Soleibotentind 2083m/6833ft/Jotunheimen
4:35-4:49 Fanaråken 2069m/6788ft/Jotunheimen
4:50-4:54 Sognefjellet1434m/4704ft /Jotunheimen (Mountainpass)
5:10-6:08 Galdhøpiggen 2469m/8100ft /Jotunheimen (highest mountain peak in Northern Europe)
This is my debut timelapse video, and the making of this film has been a real challenge. Living in Oslo (250-500 km away from the scenery portrayed in this film), I had to make 11 trips over a period of 15 months to fullfill this project. I had to visit and revisit locations which were not easily reached considering the the heavy photo gear I was carrying.
Special thanks to
Tore Johnsen who spent many hours to create and synchronize his beautiful music into this film and my parents for the support. Also, a HUGH thanks to all the timelapse enthusiasts on http://forum.timescapes.org/phpBB3 for sharing there valuable knowledge.
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly
Enhanced Rotary Table
Hope you enjoy it
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