a Visual Essay by Eli Guerron...
(play it full screen and with sound)
First off, I would like to thank you for watching this short film, entitled "It Gets Better."
This film is a visual poem, one that focuses on the hard times every single one of us has gone through in the process of discovering who we want to be, dry patches in the journey of finding out who it is we really are...
Isolation. Desolation. Courage. Endurance. And in the final moment, grasp of self-realization, represented in simple elements of visual design.
I have been working on this short for months, and one of the nicest moments I've experienced
was on 10/12/10, when I listened to Joel Burns give a speech encouraging those who suffer dire situations to remember one thing- "it gets better".
Listening to Joel, I realize that this film might not change the situation. It might not end suffering or change the mentality of the perpetrators, but what it CAN do is help the perpetrated to become stronger, arming them with a positive attitude and a resonant hope for the future.
I would like to thank Joel Burns for his inspiration, and to all our silent collaborators.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in screenings,
or if you would like to get a higher version of this file for your own postings or sharing on your websites.
Remember to thank those who are still fighting, still strong, still walking that beautiful journey
and discovering themselves... As I leave, all I can say is, "It gets better"...
In the memory of those who are no longer at our sides, fighting for us... in our hearts.
"...it gets better..."
per request... for those interested... a technical breakdown and more info on the making process of this essay at osito.tv
Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy.
In this short-form profile, VitaBrevisFilms interviews Neil Youngberg for the beginning exploration of our "Professional" series. Shot on location in Neil's metal fabrication shop, the 3rd generation craftsman gives a sincere overview of his life's work, dispensing hard-worn wisdom while illuminating the sobering realities of the role private business plays in an ever changing economic landscape. A deeply personal project for all involved, this on-going series seeks to shed-light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America.
Caspian: For protection
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Destined for great things
Bon Iver: Beach Baby
Direction: Skylar Nielsen
Director of Photography: Ian Rigby
Camera: Lance Clayton
Title design: Michael Hall
*UPDATE: Its official...PROFESSIONal won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival....
Thank you Slamdance!!!
Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring the fringes of his field. Mike's work is a great example of how non-traditional methods of exploring one's craft can lead to unique end results.
To find out more about Mike and his work visit fritondesign.com or @mikefriton.
DIRECTOR: Tristan Stoch
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Sean Grasso
SOUND: David Panton
MUSIC BY KEVIN MACLEOD
The tale of Derek, an office worker, as he struggles with the true speed of planet Earth.
For full festival screenings and awards visit: danojari.com
Director: Dan Ojari
Sound Design: Joe Tate
Modelmaking: Bethan West
Additional Craft: Soledad Aguila, Sam Ojari, Electra Kythreotou,
Mary Martins, Laura Bateman, Anna Eijsbouts, Johanna Jouppila
Mixed By: Steve Bond
Mixed at: National Film and Television School
Production: Royal College of Art, 2011©
Additional Funding: Phil Davies
Running Time: 07' 38''
A How-To Video from Braid Creative
Pinterest is a place to organize and share things that catch your eye on the web. Want your own Pinterest? This video takes you through a simple step-by-step to get pinning.
At Braid we use Pinterest as a way to visually curate what's inspiring us, to share our own branding work in progress and vision boards with our clients, and (just for fun) even construct our ideal dress code.
BraidCreative.com for more how-to videos.