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Animated light paintings of a little piano player performing. Filmed at night with the lovely I-5 and San Diego skyline in the background. I would like to thank everyone for the fantastic feedback I have received lately. To answer a few questions, I wrote the music and recorded it first. The frames were photographed with a Canon Rebel using 20-30 second exposure time. I used a small green LED keychain light to draw each frame. Once all the positions were photographed they were strung together and synchronized to the music in After Effects.
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Part of Pictoplasma Berlin Festival 2010. Characters in Motion 3. berlin.festival.pictoplasma.com/
Creator, Director, Animator, Editor
Director of Photography, Camera Operator
Shot and edited entirely on the iPhone 4 / iMovie App (in 48 hours).
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Reelz Channel HOLLYWOOD DAILIES Interview
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USA Today - "Shooting and Editing Travel Videos In the iPhone"
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MacRumors - "Short Film Shot and Edited Entirely on iPhone4"
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PSFK - "iOscars Celebrates Mobile Filmmaking"
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Permission To Suck Blog - "Equipment Doesn’t Matter; iPhone Movies & Michael Koerbel"
Directed by Michael Koerbel
Written by Anna Elizabeth James and Michael Koerbel
Executive Produced by Anna Elizabeth James
Produced by Eric Edmonds and Rebekah Koerbel
Photographed by Michael Koerbel
Edited by Anna Elizabeth James
Production Design by Leigh Koerbel
Original Score Composed and Conducted by Corey Wallace
Starring Greta Charness and Timothy Guest
Special thanks to
Allied Model Trains, Culver City, CA
Birns & Sawyer, Burbank, CA
In loving memory of Leigh Koerbel
February 28, 1950 - September 27, 2010
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After working on the latest cover for Macworld Magazine I wanted to show what is involved in making a cover. I focused on the three main areas: the photography, photoshop and design. I chose a time lapse format to convey lots of information in a small amount of time. The only drawback of time lapse is that since half a day goes by in 30 seconds, the whole process seam so easy! Lots of details were left out of the design process (like the cover meetings and rounds of layout options). I began to photograph the design process after the layouts had already been narrowed down to just three cover designs.
On the technical side, for the time lapse video, I used the Canon 5D Mark II with a 24mm-70mm zoom. I chose the 5D because of its great image quality with high ISO's. Canon's sRAW1 gave me the flexibility of a RAW file with the file size of a jpeg. The actual Macworld cover was taken with a Phase One P65+ digital back attached to a 4x5 Sinar X camera with a 65mm lens.
Many thanks to Rob Schultz for allowing me to invade his office and literally shoot over his shoulder.
The music was used with permission by The Brokenmusicbox.
Awards / Merits:
Cresta Awards 2012 - (Craft Television) - SPECIAL EFFECTS/COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Cresta Awards 2012 - Finalist - (Craft Television) - ANIMATION
Cannes Lions 2012 - Shortlist - Filmcraft Animation
ADC of Europe 2012 - Motion graphics - Nomination
ADC of Germany 2012 - Corporate Image Film - Nomination
New York Festivals 2012 - Advertising - Bronze World Medal - Animation
New York Festivals 2012 - Advertising - Finalist - Special Effects
CLIO Awards 2012 - Film - Animation - Silver
D&AD London 2012 - Film Advertising Crafts / Animation - Book
New York Festivals 2012 - TV & Film - Gold World Medal - Animation
New York Festivals 2012 - TV & Film - Gold World Medal - Public Relation
Die Klappe 2012 - Visual Effects - Bronze
LIA 2011 - Animation - Finalist
Deutscher Werbefilmpreis 2011 - Animation - Winner
Deutscher Werbefilmpreis 2011 - Music - Finalist
Eurobest 2011 - Film Craft - Animation - Gold
Eurobest 2011 - Film Craft - Visual Effects - Silver
Agency: Leagas Delaney Praha
Production Company: weareflink@Bakery Films
Creative Lead: Niko Tziopanos
Director of Photography: Roman Jakobi
Executive Producer: Andreas Lampe, Florian Sigl
Producer: Karsten Müller, Tini Schwarz
Lead CG & Compositing Artist: Moritz Gläsle
Lead CG Artist: Philip von Preuschen
CG Artists: Nils Engler, Stefan Galleithner, Martin Sächsinger, Christian Schnellhammer, Alex Heyer, Niko Tziopanos
Compositing: Moritz Gläsle, Markus Gratl, Alexander von der Lippe
Music & Sound Design: Supreme Music, Hamburg
Photographer: Steve Shaw @steveshawphoto
Model: Emily Ratajkowski - Ford Models
Makeup: Jo Baker
Videographer: Jim Dziura & Rob Hoffman
Video Editor: Michael Duffy
Video Production: Mike Welch
Location: Smudge Studios LA