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Check out “STARCHASERS: BEHIND THE DREAMLAPSE”, a 4 minute Behind the Scenes Doc here: vimeo.com/65031084
After the unbelievable response to our first DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE (vimeo.com/57757618) our team returned for Part 2, this time going deeper, to the mysterious and unexplained sliding stones of Racetrack Playa. No UFOs this time (we THINK) but plenty of wonder and amazement, including some insane star trails, a beautiful milky way pass over the lakebed, and an incredible pink desert aurora! We also tried out some new timelapse techniques, like moonpainting the foreground landscapes (0:53 — 1:20), and also some experiments merging regular timelapse footage with star trails — a technique we’ve been calling STARSCAPING (1:07:1:33). If it has an actual name, let us know! :) Star Trails shot at 25 sec exposures. No special effects used, just the natural rotation of the earth’s axis. Photography Merging: STARSTAX. Used two Canon EOS 5Dmkii, with a 24mm/1.4 lens & 28mm/1.8.
The pink aurora first makes an appearance during the star trails shot at 1:36 and later in more detail at 2:22. Since we didn’t even know auroras were POSSIBLE this far south, we did some research and learned there was a CME (Coronal Mass Eruption) solar event that night (March 17th) which likely triggered what we see. Read more at UNIVERSE TODAY (bit.ly/11ygzCy). If anyone has any additional theories/insight, we’d love to hear more! To learn more about the mysterious sliding rocks, read here: bit.ly/YgjOf2
Download our DREAMLAPSE 2 PRESS KIT (22MB) of Behind the Scenes Photos, Stills and Full Captions: bit.ly/17s4u5d
Shot and Edited by: Gavin Heffernan twitter.com/GavinHeffernan
Producers: Michael Darrow, Rachel Payne, Ben Dally, John Brookins
Associate Producers: Michael Leland, Briana Nadeau, Adam Jeremy Williams
Music: “Stay Down (Ambient)” by MOBY (License Courtesy MobyGratis.Com)
Behind the Scenes Doc: Shot, Edited, and Produced by John Brookins.
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Music download link (+ a few extra variations of the song I worked on before the final version, hope you enjoy!): soundcloud.com/dee-san
My thesis animation done at School of Visual Arts, class of 2013, Computer Art MFA.
Software used: Houdini (animation), Reason (music), Nuke (comp), After Effects (final render), Processing (pre-viz)
A full description of the piece along with some still frames can be found at: dbsierra.com
Hong Kong is Home.
I remember when I first arrived in Hong Kong almost a decade ago, I felt like I had walked into an actual movie set. It was a place that I had only seen on TV as a kid, with its strange red taxi’s, odd stop lights and driving on the other side of the road.
My intent with this project was to illustrate the grandeur of Hong Kong that most people would never get to see. When I had recently watched the movie Oblivion, it had somehow starkly reminded me of Hong Kong, with the feeling of being so insignificantly small — almost irrelevant to my surroundings. Hong Kong is an unbelievably dense city, where much of the world can be accessed at your fingertips. But in a city where you can access the material world in a matter of seconds, it also has the ability to isolate you from the 8 million people around you as well.
With this piece, I hope that you are able to engage in this contradiction.
Track: M83 - Waking Up
Inspiration: Oblivion Movie
For licensing information, please visit: javinlau.tumblr.com/licensing
Andrew Tso, for a good time in Hong Kong, as always. tsotography.com
Tom Ryaboi, for the technical editing expertise. tomryaboi.com
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon T2I
Lenses: Sigma 8-16mm, Samyang 8mm, Sigma 30mm, Canon 50mm
‘Magma’ is the very first Dvein’s music video for The Vein’s new single.
Direction & Art Direction: Dvein
Post-production & VFX: Dvein
ZBrush Artist: Luis Gómez Guzmán
Live Action Crew
D.O.P.: Alejandro Oset
Production assistant: Anna Carretero
Camera operator: Toni Rodríguez
Grip: David Felices
Make-up Artist: Salònica Rodríguez
Actors: Ramón Pin, Antonio Izquierdo
Sound mixing & mastering: Gerardo Vicente Martínez
Microphone recording: Alex Félez (Heptagon)
Special thanks to Pamplona89, Anders Hattne, Agosto & Sergi Roda.
Exhibition Concept and Creative Direction - Nike Brand Design
‘Fit’ Installation Concept and Creative Direction - Matt Pyke
Art Direction - Dylan Griffith
3D Animation - Chris Perry
Sound Design - Simon Pyke
Executive Producer - Keri Elmsly
Producer - Captain Blyth
Commissioned by Nike
To celebrate the release of the long-awaited book “Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design”, I put together a brief visual history of some of Saul Bass’s most celebrated work.
Editor: Ian Albinson (artofthetitle.com)
“Saul Bass: A Life In Film & Design” by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham
(Available on Amazon - amzn.to/uZDYYR)
Related: A Brief History of Title Design (vimeo.com/20759580)
Music: Greg Fonkmaster B “Fonkmaster’s Interlude”
Full film listing:
Carmen Jones (1954)
The Big Knife (1955)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)
Ocean’s Eleven (1960)
West Side Story (1961)
Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
Not with My Wife, You Don’t! (1966)
Grand Prix (1966)
That’s Entertainment, Part II (1976)
The War of the Roses (1989)
Cape Fear (1991)
The Age of Innocence (1993)