1. David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer.

    This film captures the 'Behind The Scenes' creation of the 'Born & Raised' and 'Queen of California' artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David A. Smith.

    Music by John Mayer johnmayer.com
    A Film by Danny Cooke dannycooke.co.uk
    Featuring David A. Smith davidadriansmith.com
    Special Thanks to Sony Music and Columbia Records

    To watch David's original documentary, vimeo.com/14985356

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  2. I had the pleasure of contributing to the awesome Animation Tag Attack project, curated by the equally awesome Christen Bach. You can see the full thing and all the details at animationtagattack.blogspot.com/ .

    "Each participant gets 4 weeks to produce between 5 and xx seconds of film. When the time is up, the clip gets uploaded to the blog and the next one in line takes over. It is up to each individual creator to pick the style and media they want to work in - and to decide how they think the story should evolve."

    I was especially happy as this project gave me the opportunity to animate ducks getting shot in the head and celestial bear rays. I also got to use songbird sounds for a duck. That was fun.

    This was created with the standard combo of After Effects, Flash, Photoshop and Soundforge. I talk about it more at length at bombsfall.blogspot.com .

    By the way, I'm available for freelance projects this fall. Contact me at mrscottbenson@gmail.com!

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  4. Roller Skating has never been so much fun when you have a little LCD Soundsystem to rock out to!

    Compositing and rotoscoping done in Mocha and After Effects. Edited in Final Cut Pro. Song: "Dance Yrself Clean" - LCD Soundsystem.

    For anyone interested in sweet disco tunes from this era, my good buddy DJ Tokoloshe made an incredible mix inspired by the movie "Roller Boogie" and all things roller skating. You can download for free here: yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=dVlxb2VITmFiV3pIRGc9PQ

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  5. Game intro animation I made for the Aquafresh online game. It's a fun story that takes place in a tooth-like country.

    # vimeo.com/36435198 Uploaded 602 Plays / / 1 Comment Watch in Couch Mode


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  • Stefan Haverkamp

    Hey Deandre. Would love you to check out my latest slow motion music video. Maybe it is worthy for your group. vimeo.com/16739035
    All the best. Stefan

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