60 seconds of beauty submitted by users to the first round of The Beauty Of A Second short film contest.
** UPDATE **
Good news, moviemakers: Due to the success and massive response The Beauty of a Second has been extended with one extra round! The deadline for submitting one-second videos is now January 20.
Create your own playlist now on the site or upload your second of beauty to participate in the next round now. 20 videos will be shortlisted from each of the three rounds to be judged by Wim Wenders in the grand final.
For more information visit: montblanconesecond.com/#/en/the-challenge
Montblanc and Leo Burnett Milan pay homage to the chronograph -- which recorded time to the accuracy of a fifth of a second -- with a short film challenge. The Beauty of a Second is a contest curated by Wim Wenders which asks users to demonstrate beauty in a second of film. The winner will meet Wenders and win a Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec chronograph.
Every Second Counts!
Update: The music is made by Marcus Loeber (marcusloeber.com/)
Buy the original soundtrack from the campaign here:
See the Sequel, called Imagine California, here: vimeo.com/78562451
A Day in California is comprised of 10,000+ individual photographs, taken on beginner Canon equipment. It is the result of a year and a half of travel around Southern California to capture some of the wonderful and unique locations that this great state has to offer. To learn more about the story behind A Day in California, check out my Huffington Post interview: huff.to/qdnc4O
This video has been featured on CBS, NBC, Gizmodo, CNET, LAist, and many others. It is a Vimeo Staff Favorite, and received recognition by being #1 on Facebook, Google+, and Reddit.
To have a video made or licensing opportunities, send me an email.
Music by Cinematic Orchestra (Song: Arrival of the Birds): amzn.to/A9NJxw
Produced 2011 by Uncage the Soul Productions
Ben Canales, John Waller, Steve Engman, Blake Johnson
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Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in September. We've filmed the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson, the Southwestern Coast, the Alvord Desert, Leslie Gulch, Blue Mountains, Crater Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Deschutes River, and more. We're proud to have touched all four corners of the state; however Oregon is the kind of place that the more you see, the more places there are to still discover.
The greatest challenge with this project was being in the right place at the right time. Night timelapse sequences particularly have an unexpected number of requirements to get the bright, stunning payoff. First, the moon should be around the New Moon phase (no moon) so as not to compete with outshining the stars, so that means we get about 5 days a month window. Next, weather must be cooperative with a dependable expectancy of cloudless skies. Here in Oregon, only the Summer months have good chance of clear skies, so only 1/4 of the year offers good chance of clear skies. So that means, we have three months in the year, with a 5 day window each month to plan with fingers crossed for epic star shooting conditions. That's only 15 days in a year. Then, you hope that something doesn't come up in regular life to pull you away to other obligations on those few days. It is a maddening challenge getting all the factors to line up to be in the right place at the right time. But, when it does happen- it is such a satisfying feeling!
Behind the scenes video and photos will be posted at
Many thanks to those who supported us in this project including...
Music by Michael Nelson Rizzo
Pro Photo Supply...still and video camera and audio equipment support
Captain of the Starship
On Huffington Post
On Discover Magazine
On The Atlantic
On the Daily Beast
On Discovery Channel