The Dan Ellis Project: A Documentary Work-In-Progress

  1. 3 honest letters of the alphabet: RAP

    Dan Ellis has ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and is completely 'locked in'...unable to move or speak.
    Iconic hip hop rapper MC Serch, Dan's neighbor and friend, heard that Dan was writing raps by blinking each letter of each word into his eye-gaze machine to express his thoughts and feelings.
    MC took one of Dan's raps to the recording studio and wrote a record called "BLINK".

    "Hip Hop is about the struggle; it's about overcoming the worst of your situations and becoming something better and bigger than yourself"~MC

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  2. 3 worst letters of the alphabet: ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

    3 creative letters of the alphabet: ART

    3 inspirational letters of the alphabet : DAN

    In 2010, Dan Ellis, the owner of a successful printing company, was stricken with ALS and "locked in"-unable to move or speak-but still the same man within his mind and heart.

    Dan turned to artistic expression and to his thirteen year old daughter Gina. Dan and Gina began painting and they found joy collaborating, Gina as his hands and an eye-gaze machine as Dan's voice.

    An inspirational film that shows the truth of the disease but not the defeat; the strength of family; and the power of courage, faith and art.

    Uploaded 820 Plays / / 4 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. To watch the entire series from episode 1 vimeo.com/channels/oftenawesome

    This is for the official entry into the Vimeo Awards.

    Episode 1: "Diagnosis" - We meet Tim and Kaylan and after 6 months of symptoms find out that Tim has ALS

    Episode 12: "The Wedding" – Tim and Kaylan become man and wife in front of their friends and family. Even though the state doesn't recognize their union the world does.

    Episode 19: "Who Cares" — The Often Awesome Army gears up to take charge of Tim's Quality of Life Care.

    # vimeo.com/35311255 Uploaded 34.1K Plays / / 18 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. Pieces of wood, love, knowledge and 299 hours of work, condensed in a 3 minute film.

    The ‘Art of Making’ series aspires to display and highlight people who go against the spirit of today’s pessimism and desperation. They dare to dream and create with zeal and imagination. Armed with passion for knowledge and emotion, they attempt to combine the precision of science with the elegance and resourcefulness of art. We thank them wholeheartedly for their contribution.

    Directed & VFX - Spiros Rasidakis, Dimitris Ladopoulos
    Director of photography - Nikos Mexis
    Editing - Yiannis Kostavaras
    Sound design - Nikos Tsines
    Guitarist & composer - Edsart Udo De Haes edsartudodehaes.nl
    Guitar maker - Vassilis Lazarides lazaridesguitars.com
    Software - After Effects, FilmConvert

    visit film page theartofmaking.eu

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    Κομμάτια από ξύλο, αγάπη, μεράκι, τεχνογνωσία και 299 ώρες εργασίας συμπυκνωμένα σε κάτι περισσότερο από 3 λεπτά.

    Η σειρά ‘The Art of Making’ φιλοδοξεί να αναδείξει και να προβάλλει τους συναναθρώπους μας, οι οποίοι πέραν από το πνεύμα του καιρού, την απαισιοδοξία και την μοιρολατρία, επιμένουν να ονειρεύονται και να δημιουργούν με πάθος και φαντασία. Αυτοί οι εραστές της γνώσης και της συγκίνησης επιχειρούν να συνδυάσουν την οργάνωση και την ακρίβεια της επιστήμης με την κομψότητα, την λεπτότητα και την επινοητικότητα της τέχνης. Η προσφορά τους ανεκτίμητη και τους ευχαριστούμε.

    Σκηνοθεσία & VFX - Σπύρος Ρασιδάκης, Δημήτρης Λαδόπουλος
    Διεύθυνση Φωτογραφίας - Νίκος Μέξης
    Μοντάζ - Γιάννης Κωσταβάρας
    Ηχητική επιμέλεια - Νίκος Τσινές
    Κιθαρίστας / Συνθέτης - Edsart Udo De Haes edsartudodehaes.nl
    Κατασκευαστής - Βασίλης Λαζαρίδης lazaridesguitars.com

    επίσημη σελίδα στο theartofmaking.eu

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    Pedazos de madera, amor, esmero, celo, conocimiento y 299 horas de trabajo, concentradas en una película de algo más de 3 minutos.

    La serie “The Art of Making” pretende mostrar y promocionar a gente de nuestros días que, superando el fatalismo y el pesimismo del espíritu contemporáneo, se atreven, con pasión e imaginación, a seguir soñando y creando. Estos amantes del conocimiento y de la emoción, intentan combinar la organización y la precisión de la ciencia con la elegancia, la sutileza y el ingenio del arte. Su oferta es de un valor incalculable y se lo agradecemos profundamente.

    Dirección y VFX: Spiros Rasidakis y Dimitris Ladópoulos
    Dirección de fotografía: Níkos Mexis
    Edición: Yiannis Kostavaras
    Diseño Acústico: Nikos Tsines
    Guitarrista y compositor: Edsart Udo de Haes edsartudodehaes.nl
    Constructor de guitarras, luthier: Vassilis Lazarides lazaridesguitars.com

    Visite el sitio oficial en theartofmaking.eu

    # vimeo.com/43005056 Uploaded 768K Plays / / 355 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. AQUADETTES: On Life, Death, and Synchronized Swimming

    A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

    # vimeo.com/26502243 Uploaded 187K Plays / / 133 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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