I was about to cut a chocolate cake and when I moved the plate on the countertop I noticed a very interesting sound.
One side of the plate was free to vibrate because the tiles were not perfectly even, so by applying pressure with one finger and tapping it with another I was able to create some tonal beats.
I hope you'll enjoy it!
The recording setup was very simple, Røde NT5, Apogee ONE, Pro Tools 9.
The internet has established itself as a repository of knowledge. The lion’s share of the world’s knowledge, experience and information resides on server farms and can be accessed by anyone at any time.
The work focuses on the shift of knowledge onto the internet and a question that arises from that shift: What will we still want to know when all information is permanently available?
The product is a two-minute trailer for an animated series on this theme of the transfer of knowledge. I am responsible for the script, the general form, the coordination of everyone involved and the project realisation.
Through an emotional grandfather/grandson relationship, the trailer illustrates how the transfer of knowledge has changed in the last three generations. At the same time, it deals with the difference between analogue and digital knowledge.
I simply had to make this video after meeting "James" a very enigmatic man who has taken it upon himself to collect one bicycle from each developmental epoch for future generations to enjoy , a kind of time capsule if you will !
Hong Kong is home to more than 7 million people. Amongst the high rise apartments, product designer Michael Leung founder of HK Honey, has created his own space bringing nature back into the metropolis one box at a time.
HK Honey is an organisation of Hong Kong beekeepers, artists & designers who aim to communicate the value of bees to the human food chain & the benefits of locally produced honey. With a network of bee farms and a design studio, Michael and HK Honey harvest local honey & design products and services relating to urban beekeeping.
The short film was commissioned by Nokia through R/GA.
In March of 2013, Variable was commissioned by Edelman to produce four mini-documentary films along with the print advertisements for Pfizer's cause-driven campaign; "Get Old". The purpose of the campaign is to spread positive awareness on aging by showcasing stories that break the mold of the negative pre-conceived notions surrounding the topic. As a team of ambitious young creatives, we thoroughly grasp these negative connotations so we were thrilled to put our energy into a campaign message that we truly believe in.
The first of four films features Hy Snell, an energetic and awe-inspiring gentleman. When asked how he felt about aging, Hy couldn't even comprehend why we were interested in the topic. It was as if "age" didn't even exist in his world. For Hy, "age" has had nothing to do with his joy and contentment in life. His immense passion for creating artwork has kept him moving forward without looking back for over seven decades despite his ongoing battle with failing eyesight. At 94 years-old and a dwindling 5% of his eyesight remaining, Hy continues to find inspiration due to the fact that he is literally seeing things differently every day. This fact spoke volumes to us since it is relatable on so many levels. In summary, Hy truly is a living testament who proves that each road block, as tough as it may seem at the time, can provide tremendous opportunity for growth and prosperity.
Production Company | Post Production | Creative Collective: Variable
Director | Editor: Jonathan Bregel
Executive Producer: Tyler Ginter
Producer: Alex Friedman
Production Supervisor: Paige DeMarco
Production Coordinator: Alexandra Van Voorst van Beest
Cinematographer | Photographer | Colorist: Khalid Mohtaseb
Art Director: Joseph Sciacca
1st AC | DIT : Dan Stewart
Sound Mixer: Anthony Viera
Assistant Editors: Dan Stewart, Jeff Levine
Motion Graphics: Maha Mohtaseb
Creative Assistants: Ashley Horton, Michelle Brooks, Dotsie Bregel
Creative Development & Casting: Edelman & Variable
Executive Creative Director: Jimmie Stone
Executive Producer: TJ Sponzo
Copy Supervisor: Kristen Dietrich