A simple hitman job. Things don't go as expected.
The Chase is an Animated Action Short Film by Clawer Films.
Directed by Tomas Vergara
Characters by Mauricio Galvez
Music and SFX by Jay Taylor
My name is Tomás Vergara, a self taught 3d artist and a film nut. As for now, I’m 25. I was born in Chile and I live here. In 2011, I left my full time job in advertising to produce The Chase, my first personal project, completed in an isolated cabin in the woods. It took me 6 months to produce, but 8 in total to complete because of slow render times. My budget was US $700.
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In this video we show how it is possible to perform gesture recognition just with contact microphones and transform every surface into an interactive board.
Through gesture recognition techniques we detect different kind of fingers-touch and associate them with different sounds.
In the video we used two different audio synthesis techniques:
1- physic modelling, which consists in generating the sound by simulating physical laws;
2- concatenative synthesis (audio mosaicing), in which the sound of the contact microphone is associated with its closest frame present in a sound database.
The system can recognise both fingers-touches and objects that emit a sound, such as the coin shown in the video.
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Filmed and edited by Cristina Picchi
Directed by Warren Fu
Produced by Partizan
Producers: Ross Levine (US), Martin Poyner (UK)
Director of Photography: Byron Werner
Editor: Warren Fu
VFX: Bonnie Brae Studio
Sound Designer: Peter Lauridsen
Colorist: Marc Steinberg
Executive Producers: Jeff Pantaleo (US), Sasha Nixon (UK)
Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren't so tidy. They're layered, they’re interwoven, they're tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality... the system starts to fail.
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On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on our way to get ice cream, we stumbled upon what appeared to be a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As we began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned us that we were welcome to explore, but nothing inside was for sale. Our interests piqued, we began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life. This is a story of a man and his home.
A film by Mark Cersosimo and Kelsey Holtaway
Music by Red Hook Ramblers redhookramblers.com
"This video has a magical, masterful charm" - Roger Ebert