IIn October 2011 I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to 'collect' a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don't get out of the house much. I found my very old 'models' in care homes and it was a privilege to document these -often vulnerable- people for this project. I had particular problems finding a 99 year-old. (Apparently 100 year-olds enjoy notoriety, but a 99 year-old is a rare species...) And when I finally did find one, she refused to state her age. She simply denied being 99 years old! But finally, some 4 months after I recorded my first 'age', I was able to capture the 'missing link' and conclude this project. Enjoy.
(By the way: together these people have lived 5050 years...)
Shot on a Panasonic GH2
Lenses: mostly a Cosmicar 25mm 1.4 and a Panasonic 20mm 1.7
Please like this video to help support film incentives in Colorado! Share with everyone!
February 8th, as filmmakers, content creators, and local businesses, we will stand together on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol to show the legislators our support for the new film incentives in Colorado.
Currently Colorado is 46th out of 50 states in terms of film incentives, ahead of just a few states that don’t have incentives at all.
No feature film has utilized the current incentives in Colorado for the last 4 years.
Currently we have a 10% incentive and aim to increase it to 20%.
When Georgia increased from 10 to 20% in 2008, they went from $229 million film related dollars to $2.9 billion. In one year.
This is our year Colorado. Let's build our film community.
Appearances in Video are all Colorado Creatives (in order of appearance):
Paul Rohrer (Voice) - Narrator
Justin Lang - Filmmaker
Rich Lerner - DP
Brook Aitken - DP
Justin Lewis - Filmmaker
Isaac J Ramos - Director
Ed Kramer - VFX Artist
Ken Seagren - President of Rental House
Meryem Erosz - Producer
Jon Firestone - DP
Frederic Lahey - Film School Program Director
David Quakenbush - Filmmaker
Josh Gaffga - Actor
Patty Kingsbaker - Talent Agency
Kim DeLancey - Restaurant Owner
Misha Belfer - Hair Salon
Jasper Gray - Director/DP
Austin Anderson - Student Filmmaker
Danny Diaz - Editor
Ken Hendricks - DP
Peter Wigand - DP
Jake Swain - Art Director
Paul Sitzman - Filmmaker
Nathan Trumbull - Filmmaker
Donald Zuckerman - Colorado Film Commissioner
Special thanks to:
Historical images provided by Boulder History Museum
"The Glenn Miller Story" 1953
Couresy of the University of Colorado, Glenn Miller Archive
Intro Timelapses by:
James Drake and Paul Sitzman
Motion Graphics/Typography by:
Sound Effects used under the Creative Commons License from Freesound.org
-Super8-back.aif by Eklee
-Boots & Spurs.wav by CGeffex
-Whip Crack 01.wav by CGeffex
-20060419.horse.neigh.wav by dobroide
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-strings jam 5 - warmup.wav by offthesky
-Wind with rigging.flac by Benboncan
-Surround dronetail -08.wav by Jovica
-Olympia Electric Typewriter - May 17 2008.wav by lonemonk
Music: "Creative Minds" from Premiumbeat.com
More details at http://coloradofilmincentives2012.com and http://cfva.com/events/cinema-co
*This project was not funded by anyone or anything except the passion that Colorado filmmakers have in seeing lasting change to industry, both filmmaking and otherwise, in Colorado.
Please like and share this video to support film in Colorado!
Your next steps to move things forward:
1) Email your reps
2) Spread the word
3) Stay tuned for upcoming events.
More details on how at http://coloradofilmincentives2012.com
The push for Colorado Film Incentives was realized in a big way on February 8th, 2012. Hundreds of filmmakers from all over the state showed up in an effort to promote a much needed change to the current conditions.
This video is a demonstration of that movement.
Colorado, though being one of the first places to have film incentives, is now 46th in the United States, ahead of several states with NO film incentives.
The increase this year is from 10 to 20% and will make shooting large feature films viable in Colorado.
The "cast" in order of apperance:
-Kristopher Poskey, Legislative Aid
-Frederic Lahey, Film School Program Director
-Laffrey Witbrod, DP
-Ben Dunn, Film Student
-Patty Kingsbaker, Talent Agent
-John McSween, Film Student
-Mike Haskins, Entertainment Lawyer
Ending Graphics by:
All music is royalty free and proper licenses were obtained.
Special thanks to:
-The hundreds that showed up on Feb 8
-Tons of others!!!
Use this video in any way to promote film incentives in Colorado!
This piece recounts the last 7 months of change in the Colorado Film Industry and provides many reasons to shoot in the beautiful state.
A very special thank you to each person in the video, listed by apperance:
CO Governor John Hickenlooper
CO Senator Jean White
Additional Special Thanks to
T. David Rutherford
Colorado Film Office of Media and Television
Colorado Film School
Denver Film Society
Denver Open Media
High Noon Entertainment
Mile High Cinema
The State of Colorado