I went to buy a door handle for my car, and met this 9 year old boy, who had spent his summer building this elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto part store. Caine dreamed of having customers, but he hadn't had any - so we decided to surprise him and make his day. What happened next is a real life fairytale. Chip in to Caine's Scholarship Fund: cainesarcade.com
UPDATE: Thank You!!
- Over $240,000 has been donated to Caine's Scholarship Fund!
- We also started a non-profit called Imagination.org to foster creativity in more kids like Caine: imagination.org
- We host an Annual Global #CardboardChallenge inspired by Caine's Arcade- over 750,000 kids in 80 countries have taken part: cardboardchallenge.com
Please continue to share this story, and lets foster the creativity of every child!
I spent a couple of years saving enough money to be able to take a frugal year off from work my entire 30th year of life... I spent it doing all the important things I never had enough time for... travel, my own creative projects, & family.
Almost entirely shot on iPhone 4 or 4S
about a dozen shots on a Canon 7D
a handful of shots on a LUMIX ZS3
a handful of shots on a goProHD
1 shot was provided by Kathy Monahan
1 shot was provided by Matthew Guzzardo
*credit to the magnificent OLLOCLIP for iPhone which allowed me to easily capture FishEye shots.
I started shooting not long after my thirteenth birthday, and what began as a test, turned into a project that would take 9-10 months of on-and-off shooting to complete. I shot over 45,000 stills including reshoots, not all of which made the final cut, and eventually decided that I had most of the footage I had set out to get for my film.
Shot as a series of stills on a Sony A230. Tilt-Shift effect applied in AE. Edited in FCP.
The music is by the wonderful 'Cinematic Orchestra' who kindly let me use their track.
"BIG BANG BIG BOOM:
an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life ... and how it could probably end.
direction and animation by BLU
production and distribution by ARTSH.it
sountrack by ANDREA MARTIGNONI
many thanks to (in random order):
xm24 bologna, csoa mezzacanaja, ericailcane, robert rebotti, andrea bagni, paper resistance, studiocromie, rifrazioni festival, sasso passo, sibe, festival de cine experimental de maldonado (uruguay), gianluigi toccafondo, orilo, maria de brea, bs as stencil, run don't walk, franco fasoli, modo infoshop, pietro and icone festival, doma, cesare romani, popup festival and all the blu's family