Yoann Lemoine is a musician and video artist from Paris. His skills as a producer and videographer have been demanded by many big names in the music industry; Lemoine produced Katy Perry's music video Teenage Dream as well as the videos for Lana Del Rey's Blue Jeans and Born To Die. The list of his clients continues with Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, Mystery Jets and so on. It is obvious that Lemoine is gifted catching dreams and visions to transform them on to celluloid. The most impressive is Yoann Lemoine's own musical project that goes by the name WOODKID.The tracks are epic and monumental using the imposing effect of orchestral instruments such as string players, trumpets and horns, an abundance of drums and the significance of an organ. The conceptual full length album 'The Golden Age' will be released on the 15th of March 2013. The concept of the album builds up around the story of a boy who leaves the era of childhood and dies, only to be reborn within growing up. This story is told through Woodkid's music videos full of mystic images and extensive special effects. The first release of those videos was 'Iron' followed by 'Run Boy Run' and the very recently released 'I Love You'. As I was told in the interview there is more to come, more from Woodkid and more from Yoann Lemoine...we can't wait.
Watch the video interview and find out what Woodkid has to say about budgets of music videos, questions without answers and that it is ok to make mistakes even if they involve a grizzly bear.
Interview and Editorial: Georgia Reeve (twitter.com/Georgia_Reeve)
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Poland is a country with a very brutal past, even so recent at just 70 years ago. The holocaust is something I have thought about often as a child, especially as a 3-year-old with a vivid imagination and my father sitting me in front of the television to watch Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' film. I have always wanted to visit the German Nazi concentration camps and let the seriousness and power of it envelop me, humble me, and change me. It was one of the most chilling moments of my life, also because of how peaceful and beautiful the camps were. Spring flowers blooming bright and birds playfully jumping over the brick rubble. The calm breeze definitely added to its eeriness.
Poland has this tension that is slowly healing itself as time goes by and newer generations emerge, but you cannot look in any direction without the constant reminder of the past whether it is the remnants of the ghetto wall, or the cautious faces of the elderly. This piece was supposed to be about Auschwitz, but in making the video the surprise was how vibrant, tough, and full of life the Polish people are. I was as emotionally impacted with these new wonderful friends and sensory overload of the gorgeous present-day country as I was with sympathy and sadness at the camps. Even though they are very tough souls, I started to admire them and their country.
I chose to not only observe present-day Auschwitz, but also present-day Poland, document both, and show them as I felt them...knowing the strength of these people who looked forward and fought tooth and nail so the new generations could live these beautiful lives today inspires me so much. This is my tribute to Poland, its people, and the ones who perished in World War II.
****The title 'Bipoland' is meant to describe the two feelings of the past and present while I was there. On one hand, there is a heaviness that still lingers from WWII, but on the other hand things are as bright and exciting as any other flourishing country.
Music by the amazing Philip Glass "Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: Movement II" Performed by Dennis Russel Davies (amazon.com/Tirol-Concerto-Piano-Orchestra-movement/dp/B000UVC5L6)
Captured and Editing by Matty Brown
Shot on the handheld Canon 7D
Edited with Sony Vegas
Dialogue by Gerda Weissmann Klein and Winston Churchill
HUGE special thank you to Gonçalo De Almeida Costa and all the awesome people who befriended and helped us while in Poland. Thank you also to Keith Rivers, Nathan Miller, Steven Weinberg, and Ian Todd for your input on this touchy subject and giving me confidence, hehe. Much appreciated guys.
GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN SPEECH:
Kary, Sheila, Sandy, Michael, my beloved husband and my family. I have been in a place for six incredible years where winning meant a crust of bread and to live another day. Since the blessed day of my liberation I have asked the question, why am I here? I am no better. In my mind's eye I see those years and days and those who never lived to see the magic of a boring evening at home. On their behalf I wish to thank you for honoring their memory, and you cannot do it in any better way than when you return to your homes tonight to realize that each of you who know the joy of freedom.
WINSTON CHURCHILL SPEECH:
Poland has again been overrun by two of the great powers which held her in bondage for a 150 years, but were unable to quench the spirit of the Polish nation. The heroic defense of Warsaw shows that the soul of Poland is indestructible, and that she will rise again like a rock, which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave, but which remains a rock.
Watch Part Two, Daydreaming It[aly}... vimeo.com/51078732
I was asked to go to Basilicata, Italy to participate in a Digital Diary contest for the tourism board to show one of the most untouched parts of Italy...
It won Grand Prize in the competition.
Created by Matty Brown
Music by the amazing Reid Willis (If you like his music please contact Reid personally at firstname.lastname@example.org That is his PayPal email too, so donate a little smoething to him! Help an unknown artist out! He deserves it!! His new album with some amazing tracks is not out yet, so contact him) reidwillis.com The main song used in this is called "Parachute". The first aural song is called "My Sincerity" And please donate a little something to him! He deserves it! His
Shot with the 7D
Edited with Sony Vegas
Special thank you to Nathan Miller and Jason Vo for letting me use your equipment. And a massive THANK YOU to Mikaela Bandini and Caspar Diederik; without you two this would not be possible for me. Big hugs to you guys! cantforget.it
Thank you Steven Weinberg for the impromptu help getting the words to go in the video! you my script doctor! haha. Without you editing my words around it would've been a joke, lol.
And thank you to everyone who supported me with the project! SJ Chiro, Goncalo de Almeida Costa, Steven Weinberg, Joaquin Baldwin, Brenton Perry, and the list goes on and on!
BBC's Ripper Street VFX Breakdowns.
Screen Scene VFX completed all the visual effects work on BBC’s Ripper Street’s season 1.
This video is the breakdown/making of video showing you how we made Dublin look like Victorian London.
Visual Effects Supervisor: Ed Bruce
Please follow : @EdBruceVFX
VFX Supervisor, Digital 3D artist & compositor showreel 2010.