I was not paid to create this video, I did this out of my passion to create and inspire. If your footage was used in this film and you were not contacted, please reach out to me with any concerns or extra credit requests.
This is a short longboard film I recently produced. The idea behind it was to marry some slow motion longboard sliding to a 'glitch' track and mash it all up to the beat. I wanted the images and audio to become one. Also wanted to try some super slow shots and see how far I could push optical flow.
Camera // Canon 7D, GoPro HD
Lenses // Canon 24-105mm L f4, Canon 50mm f1.8, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Software used // Final Cut Studio, Photoshop CS4
Shot/directed/cut by Benjamin Dowie
Music written and produced by Oliver Dowie
James Brown is a force of nature, a gift from heaven.He invented funk, but it was a symbol of freedom and success for millions of black American in combat for their civic rights, who saw him as a source of hope and pride. I tried to describe the richness of his life.
For this year’s Music Video Challenge, Saatchi & Saatchi in association with Universal Music Enterprises, the James Brown Estate, BUG and Genero.tv bringing together fresh filmmaking talent and iconic music with songs by the legendary James Brown.
The 2012 Challenge was in celebration of the James Brown catalogue being re-released on iTunes in May, and the re-issuing of the classic James Brown Live at the Apollo album later this year.
This is the director's cut version of the video music of James Brown - It's Man's Man's Man's World.
Produced and Directed by Xavier Fauthoux
Editing by Adrien Deleule
Character Design : Thomas Buron & Liza Lussiez
Backgrounds : Marion Brunetto & Tristan Mercier
Concept Art : Alexandre Tissot
3D Cam Mapping : Charles Blanchard
Animation : Milan Starcevic, Matthieu Fouchier, Marion Brunetto
Compositing : SKULL & Martial Coulon
Stagiaire : Benjamin Le roux, Clement Domergue
Special thanks to Dan23 for his amazing work
And Florent Mazzoleni for his kindness
More interview and infos about the contest here :
A music video I made for Johnny Neon after my friend, Will asked me to look after his dog for the weekend.
Shot on GoPro with a custom built rig from soccer shin guard and an H-harness.
Thanks: Will & Lemon, Jess & Gypsy, Lea Colombo, Reijer, Kieron Piper, Golden Planes.