Early last year we were experimenting with product photography for a retail client pitch. We wondered how we could we use cinematic techniques to explore product imagery. What would happen if instead of a single product image or a linear video, we could flick and drag our way through time and the optical qualities of lenses? What if we had control of the depth of field, focus, lighting, exposure, frame-rate or camera position through tap and swipe?
Vimeo's Top 12 Videos of 2012.
Shortlisted at the Vimeo Awards 2012.
Gold at El Ojo de Ibero America 2012
Tilt shift of the Carnaval party in Rio de Janeiro.
Soundtrack available here: http://tinyurl.com/6mrzndl
Made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli.
Captured during Carnaval of 2011.
Music by Jarbas Agnelli.
Special thanks to Rede Globo, Liesa and Jodele Larcher.
Extra thanks to Aguinaldo Rocca (producer) and Nick Graham-Smith (recording engineer).
Thanks also to Guto Vaz, Marcio Avila and Duda M. for supporting us on the ground.
Brightling - Music Composition / Production and Sound Design
Jaclyn Blumas - Voiceover
Sander van Dijk - Concept / Motion Design
Inspired by the perspectives of: Remco Janssen, Martijn Hogenkamp, Kevin Megens, Menno Fokma, Koen Oosterbroek, Wesley Wittkamper, Anatol Kushpèta
Reach out, Share and Demonstrate each other to grow and get better at what we love to do.
I loved working on this project and want to share some of its insights on how I approached to color the elements. Go to vimeo.com/sander/color to download the tutorial. Leave a comment there if you find it helpful and if you see more possibilities for improvement from your unique perspective!
Artists need to visit Pause Fest: Connect to others, to gain knowledge in order to grow. Every artist has a unique story to tell about his or her style and perspective, by allowing individual stories to be shared, Creatives grow individually and together as everybody learns from one another. This animation visualizes exactly that concept in a very abstract way.
99% of this animation is vector and continues rasterized. Every element in the scene is the same size and but put to gather in different ratios. Expression where used to keep the colors dynamic by creating a texture library. ( See tutorial )
Desktop Magazine: "Your thoughts on why motion designers are so willing to work for love and participate in festivals like this?"
Because motion designers believe in their work. They do it for the love of it. Pause Fest is a free platform to experiment with, try new things and for people to become better at what they do. Working for love is the only real satisfying element in this work and it gives you the energy to go on and make the next piece your best piece ever. Artists need a space where they can take the time to communicate to each other and get back to that core issue of why we are doing this. What are we spending your valuable time on? What are we communicating? The festival is a moment to pause! and share what you've learned with other unique designers out there in order to grow, get inspired and learn a whole lot yourself.
Finally up is my own little space opera : a mesmerizing choregraphy evoking atoms, DNA, seeds, spirals, fractals, etc... inspired by Anaxagoras of Clazomenae. http://philosophy.gr/presocratics/anaxagoras.htm
The first draft screened in 2008 as a backdrop for the robotic and live music performance by URBAN ORCHESTRA at the city council new year celebration meeting critical acclaim.
This is the final director's cut with updated soundtrack and tighter edits to my original vision : 42000 HD frames at 50p running for 14 minutes.
"Reflection" is a movie from " Mood Collection" , a photographic research. Born with the wish to film New York differently. It's a quest of pictures and portraits, the night desapearing for a new day... a new begining...
Directed by Paul Mignot
Photography: Mike Simpson/Paul Mignot
Music Ludovico Einaudi
"Reflection " is one of the four movies shot for "MOOD collection"
The movie is dowloadable in ipod and ipad format on