1. "A lovely reworking of Men At Work's hit record is used to send a message to the Australian team at the London Olympics in this charming commercial for Telstra." - David Reviews

    A little interview with ourselves featuring some behind the scenes photos, and some info from the shoot was done by Little Black Book can be read here. lbbonline.com/news/ddb-sydney-rework-land-down-under/

    Agency: DDB (Sydney)
    Creative: Dylan Harrison / Rupert Hancock
    TV Producer: Mark Summerville
    Production Co: Rogue Films
    Photography: Ben Magahy
    Production Manager: Tom Farley
    Casting: Michelle Thomas
    Editing House: Stitch
    Editor: Leo King

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  2. Director: Tom Haines
    Producer: Ilduara Lamas & Tom Haines
    Exec Producer: Tamasin Glasson & James Studholme
    Original Soundtrack: UNKLE
    DOP: Steve Annis
    Sound Recordist: Andy Paddon
    Editor: Julian Eguiguren
    Sound Design: Sven Taits
    Colourist: Ben Rogers
    Camera Assistant: Alvaro Gonzalez
    Runner: Miguel Costa

    Luminarias is a short visual documentary that mixes powerful images captured during the two day “Luminarias” fiesta in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, with a rich soundtrack comprised of an original UNKLE score, location sounds and a reading of the Rafael Alberti poem “Galope”.

    Using grainy 16mm film, Luminarias portrays the drama, confusion and traditions of the event in a painterly way, while the multi-layered collage of sound design and music and text render the drama of the fiesta. The festival takes place every January and involves “cleansing” horses and their riders as they pass through burning pine brush. Horsemen and women of all ages from infants to octogenarians take part in the purification and despite the dramatic, sometimes scary images Haines has captured here, accentuated by slow-motion photography, there is an overwhelming sense of pride, respect and care that the villagers have towards their animals, as one rider said “Luminarias is something from another world, for me a horse is a King, I understand and love horses”.

    Galope by Rafael Alberti

    Las tierras, las tierras, las tierras de España,
    las grandes, las solas, desiertas llanuras.
    Galopa, caballo cuatralbo,
    jinete del pueblo,
    al sol y a la luna.

    ¡A galopar,
    a galopar,
    hasta enterrarlos en el mar!

    A corazón suenan, resuenan, resuenan
    las tierras de España, en las herraduras.
    Galopa, jinete del pueblo,
    caballo cuatralbo,
    caballo de espuma.

    ¡A galopar,
    a galopar,
    hasta enterrarlos en el mar!

    Nadie, nadie, nadie, que enfrente no hay nadie;
    que es nadie la muerte si va en tu montura.
    Galopa, caballo cuatralbo,
    jinete del pueblo,
    que la tierra es tuya.

    ¡A galopar,
    a galopar,
    hasta enterrarlos en el mar!

    Translation

    Land, Land, Land of Spain,
    The large, the lonely, the bleak plains,
    Galloping, white-footed horse,
    Cavalier of the people,
    under the sun and the moon.

    Galloping!
    Galloping,
    until they are buried in the sea

    As a heart it sounds, resounds, resounds
    the land of Spain, in its horseshoes.
    Galloping, cavalier of the people
    white-footed horse,
    Horse of the surf.

    Galloping!
    galloping
    until they are buried in the the sea

    Nobody, nobody, nobody, there is nobody ahead;
    death is nobody if it rides on your saddle
    Galloping, white-footed horse,
    Cavalier of the people
    the land is yours.

    Galloping!
    galloping
    until they are buried in the the sea!

    © TOM HAINES 2012

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  3. Hermit Crab Migration
    This morning I received an urgent telephone call from my good friend Pam Gaffin. She was terribly excited about an event that was happening before her eyes. Pam told me it was a migration of soldier crabs also called hermit crabs and there were millions and millions of them she likened it to the migrations of Serengeti. I didn't need to hear anymore, I loaded my car with cameras and was out the door. Pam told me that this began this morning at sunrise at Nanny point near Concordia. I have heard about this migration for years and knew that it occurred in August, I can't tell you how happy I am that Pam called. Pam you're my hero.

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  4. One of my favorite places on earth - the heart of the Tuscany in Italy, from a macro perspective. No music, just the sounds of little life in a fantastic atmosphere.

    A big "Thank you" goes to my friend and fellow filmmaker Nino Leitner, who encouraged me to upload the film as is without music.

    Shot over the course of 14 days, searching for those moments where everything aligns. Field recordings with a ZOOM H2, other ressources included freesound.org.

    At a later stage, I will most probably share an alternate version with specifically composed music as well.

    Let me know what you think!

    See my latest film here: "Paintings of Umbria" vimeo.com/103172085

    follow me on twitter: twitter.com/gunmac

    Shot on the GH1, GH2 (both hacked), a Canon FD 35mm f3.5, Canon FL 55mm f1.2, Voigtlaender 25mm f0.95, DLSR Magic 12mm f1.6 and the 14-140mm kit lens

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  5. The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world...

    ...so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it's unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.

    --

    Production Company/Creative Collective: Variable
    Post Production/Editorial: The Mill

    Directors/Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb @ Variable
    Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton (@MNS1974)
    Producer: Tyler Ginter @ Variable
    Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
    Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig

    The Mill: New York City
    Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
    Editor: Ryan McKenna
    Colourist: Sal Malfitano

    Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv

    Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
    Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
    Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com

    --

    WeAreVariable.com
    twitter.com/WeAreVariable
    hello@WeAreVariable.com

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