1. Light Emitting Dudes takes a team of freerunners, geared up from head to toe with LED lights, and sets them loose on the streets of Bangkok at night. With acrobatic grace, they carved up the already buzzing nightlife spots while adding their own flair and colour to the mix.

    Jason Paul, Shaun Wood, and Anan Anwar are a team of freerunners whose homes are already quite far apart, coming from Frankfurt, Sydney, and Bangkok respectively. Director Frank Sauer and Costume Designer Christina Zahra also had to fly in from Germany, so getting everyone together to shoot this video was a challenge in and of itself. With no definite locations, pre-planned stunts, or even a working LED suit prototype, making the decision to fly to Thailand was a real leap of faith. All I had was an idea in mind of what I wanted to create.
    I had worked with Jason before in 2011 to create Dream World, which documented Jason's journey to London to compete in the Art of Motion Freerunning competition. Since then I have been looking for another opportunity to work together and to get the rest of his team involved. I wanted to portray freerunning in a way that hasn't been done before. I realized that freerunning at night was a barely-touched space where I could do some ground-breaking work, so I began thinking about LED suits as a concept.
    One of the biggest challenges was putting together a suit that both looked cool and was functional. It had to be able to withstand the stresses of high impact acrobatic stunts, while adequately lighting up the surroundings as we passed through them. Luckily, Christina, with a wealth of experience as a fashion designer, was there to put it all together. Armed with a few morphsuits, some batteries, and a plethora of LED strips and duct tape, Christina really did a great job of fashioning together a Tron-style LED suit on a shoe-string budget.
    Once the suits were ready, and we were tired of playing dress-up in the apartment and scaring the cat, it was time for the team to hit the streets. This opened up a whole new can of worms. It turns out, walking around the streets looking like creepy Neo S&M Power Rangers attracts unwanted attention, making guerilla-style shooting particularly difficult, to say the least. And the traffic police didn't take our presence at busy intersections light-heartedly either. Go figure.
    The mix of dangerous stunts and exhaustion due to all-night shoots really tested our resolve to finish the video. Maintaining the suits in good condition was also a continual hassle. They needed to be disassembled from time to time so the batteries could be recharged, and damaged LED strips needed to be unthreaded and replaced. The schedule being what it was meant that the suits never really had time to air out. We had to work with the mild stench of men’s locker room on us the whole time. The low light conditions presented their own challenges for shooting, but did provide an opportunity to experiment with long exposure to create beautiful light stroke shots.
    For two weeks we were out every night collecting shots and enjoying the confused look on peoples face when we walked by. Oddly enough the cool factor of looking like a general bad ass never wore off. I think a lot big kids dream of dressing up like superheroes and leaping around the city. That's something I can cross off my bucket list, now. We had a great time together. In the end, it's definitely worth it to create something new and unique in a way only you can.

    CREDITS
    
WRITTEN & DIRECTED Frank Sauer
 (frank-sauer.com)
    IN COOPERATION WITH Team Farang (farang-mag.com/)
    EDITING Frank Sauer & Sebastian Linda
    COSTUME DESIGN Christina Zahra
    SOUND DESIGN Jens Fischer

    TITLES Stephan Baumann
    MASTERING Matthias Greule
    MUSIC 
Metric - Artificial Nocturne (Love Thy Brother Remix)

    TECH-SPECS
    
CAMERA: GH2
 (Hack: EOSHD Vanilla)
    LENSES: Voigtlander f/0.95 25mm, SLR Magic Hyperprime f/1.6 12mm, Panasonic f/4 7-14mm
, Canon FD f/1.4 50mm, Canon FD f/2 85mm

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  2. Steven couldn't see how his day could get any worse, but that's because he's is looking the wrong way.

    Official Selection:

    Austin International Film Festival, 2011
    Toronto After Dark Film Festival, 2011 (Audience Choice Award)
    Leeds International Film Festival, 2011
    Miami International Film Festival, 2012
    Boston Sci Fi Film Festival, 2012
    London Sci Fi Film Festival, 2012
    On Story, 2012
    Mississauga Indie Film Fest, 2012 (Audience Choice Award)
    Toronto Independent Film Festival, 2012
    Interfilm Berlin, 2013
    Dead By Dawn ,Scotland, 2013

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  3. created by:
    samadhiproduction.cz
    jamcopters.cz

    DIRECTED BY
    Jan Minol

    PILOT / TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Jan Dojcan

    STORY
    Jan Minol / Jan Dojcan

    EDIT / POSTPRODUCTION
    Jan Minol

    SPECIAL CREATIVITY
    Jana Minolova

    CAMERA OPERATORS
    Jan Fuksa
    Ondrej Prochazka
    Daniel Truhlar

    SKATER
    Jan Minol

    SONG
    Nullified Mark Petrie

    Watch making of FIREFLY here:
    vimeo.com/55086619

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  4. UPDATE: check out episode #2 now! At: vimeo.com/macncheese/supermarket

    Mac 'n' Cheese is an animated short directed and created by four students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. This roughly two minute animation took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches.

    Synopsis: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there's only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!

    Tools used:
    - Autodesk Maya
    - Eyeon Fusion
    - Pixologic Zbrush
    - Adobe Photoshop
    - TVPaint

    Inspired by Team Fortress 2 and Meet Buck.

    Credits:
    - Animation: Tom Hankins, Gijs van Kooten, Guido Puijk, Roy Nieterau
    - Music & Audio Design: Giulio Sterbini, Wouter Messelink, Peter-Paul Timmermans
    Title song: The Grateful Dead - Casey jones

    Awards:
    - UPC Animation Prize at the Netherlands Online Film Festival 2011 (NOFF)
    - Best National Student Award at Playgrounds Festival 2011
    - Best Chase Scene Award at Couchfest 2011

    For any press or work related questions you can contact us at: info@colorbleed.nl
    Or visit our website: colorbleed.nl/

    macncheese.nl
    facebook.com/MacNCheeseShort

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  5. Did the mime commit the crime? Clive Buckle is being questioned about the murder of his wife. Interrogation brings back a slew of memories, some good, some bad...some sexy. The police are convinced he did it, they just need a weapon; but Clive's saying nothing.

    The film was made for the London 48 Hour Film Project, 2010. We funded it entirely ourselves, hence why we have included the little 'Tip Jar' button... don't feel you have to though, we won't go hungry or anything. However, if you laughed, it's a £1,000 minimum.

    For more info on The Girl Is Mime, click this bitch: thegirlismime.co.uk

    Also, why not check out the 'Making of' by the brilliant Sam Sapin, here: vimeo.com/19741170

    Double also, why not check out the band who composed the film's brilliant soundtrack: themiserablerich.com

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