1. I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Liu's lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video I had ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice, and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between one's taste and one's skills. Later in 2012, I decided to do my own filmed version of Ira's interview - using my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.

    I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt about his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.

    Ira Glass, whom I've never met in real life, but who had such a big influence on my development. Thank you for telling beginners what nobody else does.

    David Shiyang Liu for the video that inspired me to start the project. You all should watch his awesome kineticTypo-version here: vimeo.com/24715531

    The people from current.tv who originally recorded the interview with Ira Glass. See the relevant part here: youtube.com/watch?v=BI23U7U2aUY

    The people from Magic Lantern who gave DSLR videography a new dimension (I chose this project to be a test run with the RAW plugin)!

    Steven Sasseville for painting the "taste" painting for me.
    Pedro Sousa for his advice and working his ass off at the "creative work" chalkboard.
    Wolfgang Kraus for letting me borrow his sound equipment.
    Kai Löhnert for working out on his birthday in the "fight" take.
    Wolfgang Hendrik Schnabel for giving me the museum-like atmosphere and his silhouette in the painting takes.
    Hermiyas Ötztürk for his hairy "good enough" hand.
    Orange Hive Studio for light equipment and location.
    Mima and Heinz Sax-Schmitz for the location of the "ambitions" take and finding me the "finish 1 story" typewriter.

    Joyce Chen (vimeo.com/clownmori), Soufiane Mabrouki (vimeo.com/user21466567), Damien Tsenkoff (behance.net/damtsnkff), Nikita Samutin (baselinedesign.ru) and Andrej Mikula (amara.org/en/profiles/profile/65015/) for taking the time and patience to create Chinese, Arabic, French, Russian and Slovak subtitles and dissolving language barriers to make even more people understand Ira's words.

    Solveig Gold for being the most patient and supporting person in my life. She appears in a lot of scenes in this video.
    Jutta and Uwe Sax for several pieces of equipment and their support.

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  2. Book artist Ido Agassi making the book Pointe Shoes with poems by Ronny Someck.

    The process involves hand setting of the type, letterpress printing & innovative hand made binding.

    The book contains hand colored prints by the poet. The English text was set in Alt-Mediäval typeface and the Hebrew text in Margalit typeface. The edition is limited to 88 signed and numbered copies, published at the Even Hoshen Private Press.

    The film was taken at Agassi's studio "HaMamlacha".
    Directing, editing, producing and sound design by Alon Hetzroni.
    Cinematography by Shaked Hetzroni.

    For more about Ido Agassi's work idoagassi.com or on Facebook fb.com/Hamamlaha
    For more about Even Hoshen see evenhoshen.co.il
    For more about Alon Hetzroni's work ahetzroni.com

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  3. Director, photographer and Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich was presented with a great, though certainly not simple and straightforward opportunity: Create a short film, and a behind-the-scenes film, about three prolific photographers using the new Nikon D4s in seven locations spanning from San Diego to Snowbird, Utah, to Tampa to the coast of Ireland. The catch? He had only 21 days to do it, and would be using all prototype equipment.

    As a long recognized outdoor and adventure photographer and filmmaker, Rich has relied on "small footprint productions" methods, tactics and equipment to be light and fast and capture still and moving pictures from some of the most remote spots on earth. A longtime proponent of small footprint productions, Rich employed this approach to make DEDICATED.

    "The Making of DEDICATED" shows the behind-the-scenes story of a light-and-fast, small-footprint-production team traveling together halfway around the world over 21 days, pushing themselves to the brink as storytellers, and finding an inspired camaraderie around the shared love of photography.

    # vimeo.com/90571962 Uploaded 80.7K Plays / / 36 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. Every year we get a little older. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. Take the birthday challenge. Writer Brendan Leonard delivers a dedication to the joys – both big and small – of the climbing life. What are your 35?
    Creative by Duct Tape Then Beer
    Directed by Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak and Matt Van Biene
    Edited by Nasa Koski
    Written by Brendan Leonard and Fitz Cahall
    Produced by Fitz Cahall
    Music – Gregory Alan Isakov – The Stable Song

    # vimeo.com/62716181 Uploaded 236K Plays / / 85 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. Photographer and professional skateboarder Ed Templeton uses his Leica M6 to capture images of skateboarding life. In this portrait, he gives us a clearer picture of his views on life, photography, Leicas, and the nature of his creative quest.

    # vimeo.com/42242442 Uploaded 75.5K Plays / / 24 Comments Watch in Couch Mode


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