Thanks for all your support - we hit one million views in ten days, got featured in the Best of Vimeo selection at SXSW, and got nominated for a 2012 Webby in the viral category! We made this film in one day for £200 at a friendly school in South London. We never imagined the film would get this response and we're so glad you're enjoying it!
In December, we asked you to tweet YOUR school portraits to #SchoolPortrait - watch the Xmas Special featuring the competition winners! vimeo.com/34181225
We've been featured in hundreds of blogs and newspapers. Top features:
The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world...
...so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it's unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.
Production Company: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
Directors/Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb @ Variable
Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton (@MNS1974)
Producer: Tyler Ginter @ Variable
Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig
The Mill: New York City
Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colourist: Sal Malfitano
Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com
This is a short longboard film I recently produced. The idea behind it was to marry some slow motion longboard sliding to a 'glitch' track and mash it all up to the beat. I wanted the images and audio to become one. Also wanted to try some super slow shots and see how far I could push optical flow.
Camera // Canon 7D, GoPro HD
Lenses // Canon 24-105mm L f4, Canon 50mm f1.8, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Software used // Final Cut Studio, Photoshop CS4
Shot/directed/cut by Benjamin Dowie
Music written and produced by Oliver Dowie