Directed by: Aaron van Valen
Produced by: Aaron van Valen & Syreetha Domen
D.O.P.: Job Kraaijeveld
Camera Ass.: Tom Bakker, Antonio Martinez Urbina
Gaffer: Jürgen Lisse
Set Dresser: Luka van den Dungen
Prod. Ass.: Allen Grygierczyk
Styling: Isis Vaandrager
Styling Ass.: Chinouk de Miranda
Editing: Godelinde Pollmann
Grading: Remi Lindenhovius@AVP
Special thanks to: Ralf van Egmond, Brenninkmeijer & Isaacs, Amsterdam Video Productions (AVP), Djef van Vliet, Max Oude Weernink, Danny Groenenboom, Jan Willem's Mustang, Maartje Ongering, Wouter van Luijn.
Retrospective in anticipation of the 85th Academy Awards
Conceived and Edited by Nelson Carvajal
Music: "November" by Max Richter
85th Oscar Poster Artwork by Olly Moss
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It's not quite a video | A Cinemagraph | It's not quite a Photograph
In this tutorial we take a look at how to make a Cinemagraph with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Cinemagraphs, a term coined by Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg are not quite photographs, and not quite video. They straddle a line somewhere in between.
For more information, check out this article and see the site where they originated. Some very cool stuff!
To see the Cinemagraph in this tutorial, visit my flickr stream:
If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to ask!
Nominated for an Emmy at the 2013 50th Annual Emmy Awards!
I wanted to take the prim and proper concert piano and pianists straight off the stage and throw them into the dusty, scary, grimy mess of the factory where these majestic black creatures are born.
I have always wanted to make a video with a piano in it and finally got the chance to make this quick little video! I have always been mesmerized by pianos, even just the look of them. They have always had an ominous quality to them. Their shiny, black skin, and volcanic vibrations inside. I wanted to show the piano the way I saw them...as passionate, living beings that suck the creative life out of anyone who touches them and feeds it into the ears of the listener.
Steinway let my cinematographer (Nathan Miller) and I into their factory to run around and shoot with some of their brand new crazy expensive pianos. It was a dream come true! They don't let filmmakers or photographers in very often, so I am very grateful that they let us do the things I did inside there!! Haha! And to work with the pianists, having fun experimenting on this was one of the best times I've had this year. I almost got heat stroke, I sprained my ankle, and almost died from the fumes in the factory, but I (we) survived it! And thank you, Clay, for enduring the craziness!
Director, editor, sound design (Sony Vegas): Matthew Brown
Cinematographer (Canon 7D and HV40): Nathan Miller (nathanmmiller.com)
Piano Track Engineer: Steven Epstein
Music by FRANZ SCHUBERT
Arrangement for piano/four-hands by ANDERSON & ROE
Performed by the ANDERSON & ROE PIANO DUO (andersonroe.com)
Elizabeth Joy Roe
Special thanks to:
Steinway & Sons
the Yale School of Music
And HUGE thank you to the pianists for letting me beat them up, soak them, cover them in paint, and make them play their fingers off! You are two extremely talented people! WOW.
BEHIND THE SCENES of the shoot...random fun moments, hehe... tinyurl.com/3nxq5x6
April 27, 2013
San Francisco International Film Festival
A few months ago I was on this Jet Blue coming from New York to Burbank, and I like Jet Blue not because of the prices, but they have this terminal at JFK that’s really nice. I think it may be the nicest terminal in the country although I have to say of this country, if you want to see some great airports you have to go to a major city in another part of the world—they have amazing, amazing airports, they’re incredible and they’re quiet. You’re not being assaulted by music all the time. I don’t know when it was decided that we all need a soundtrack everywhere we go. I was just in the bathroom upstairs andthere was a soundtrack, accompanying me at the urinal [laughter], I don’t understand. Read More at blog.sffs.org/home/2013/4/steven-soderbergh-the-state-of-cinema-video-transcripthtml