Shake off all the worries on your mind and smile! The dogs featured in SHAKE are simply here to offer you a couple minutes of wonder and laughter. :)
SHAKE is based on a photography series of the same name by co-director Carli Davidson. The work was inspired by her own dog Norbert, whose drool she regularly cleans off walls due to his own frequent shaking.
In 2012 the Variable team stumbled upon Carli Davidson's photo-series-gone-viral, "SHAKE", and immediately fell in love with the images of dogs that she was able to capture. The combination of innocence and ridiculousness had us all hysterically laughing, and of course thinking; "We NEED to meet this Carli and bring her images to life!" Fortunately for us, Carli responded to our enthusiastic e-mail with an even more enthusiastic e-mail stating that she was totally down to collaborate and had a very similar vision! After months and many meetings of trying to figure out how we could even afford to make this film, we all just decided to empty our pockets, pull some serious strings, and make the video purely for the fun of it.
If you are fans of the video, there is a very good chance you will enjoy the book as well. Check it out on the link below and please consider supporting our awesome friend Carli. This is her first book, and we are certain it won't be her last!
*No dogs were harmed during the making of this film. We love animals. Please reach out to email@example.com directly if you have any questions or concerns about the animal’s rolls and we will get back to you asap. Thanks in advance!
For press inquiries about SHAKE please contact:
Production Company: Variable
Directors: Carli Davidson & Jonathan Bregel
Executive Producer: Tyler Ginter
Producers: Carli Davidson & Alex Friedman
Director of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb
Camera Master/Phantom Technician: Nick Midwig
Assistant Camera: Daniel Stewart
Gaffer: Travis Becker
Animal Wrangler: Amanda Giese
Craft Services: Tim Wiesch
Production Assistant: Cheyenne Allott
Post Production: Variable & The Mill
Editor: Jonathan Bregel
Assistant Editor: Jeff Levine
Post Production Producer: Alex Friedman
Head of Content: Ian Bearce @ The Mill
TK Producer: Heath Raymond @ The Mill
Colourist: Sal Malfitano @ The Mill
Special thanks to the amazing team at Rule Boston Camera for trusting us yet again with their Phantom Flex camera package. None of this would be possible without their support over the past few years. Rule.com
Thank you to the entire Becker family and Becker Productions for kindly providing us with a great studio space and plenty of lighting and grip to cover with dog hair and drool.
Last but most certainly not least, thanks to all of the wonderful dogs and their owners for collaborating with our team in making this idea a reality. Next time we are in Portland, dog treats are on us. ;)
'City Lights' is the final chapter from my "Trilogy of Light" series that began a couple years ago with 'LA Light' and then followed up with 'Nightfall'. It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder. It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway perspective and to observe the sun slip from view and watch the electric dance of nightfall begin. It was challenging. It was frustrating. Definitely dangerous at times. Sometimes it hurt. I was chased. Yelled at. Warned. But the overall context of things learned, people met, things seen, and places discovered over the past three years shaped who I am today. I didn't always love Los Angeles but I learned to and discovered that this city is much more than temperate weather, palm trees, pretty girls, and beaches; to me the true beauty behind the city lies hidden on the other end of a rusted fire escape to a view no one else has seen.
I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my film making career where I will be concentrating on narrative and documentary films.
Thanks for watching, reading, and supporting my films.
I will be running a limited series of high quality Kodak Endura VC metallic prints based on each series of shots. If you are interested in purchasing them, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the shot (timecode).
Special thanks to:
Mom and Dad (always with the support and encouragement)
M83 (Anthony and D-E-F- Management)
Matthews MSE (Ed, Tyler, and Bob)
Dynamic Perception (Jay Burlage)
14 teams of Austin based studios and freelancers participated in a 48 hour animation challenge in the spirit of an Exquisite Corpse presented by the Austin Motion Artists Group, Moontower VFX, Houndstooth Studio, and The Octopus Project.
On January 17th, 2014, each team received a specifically designed start frame, an end frame, an 11 second 4 bar phrase of the chosen Octopus Project song and a guiding theme "The Ecstatic Energy of Geometry."
2 days later, everybody converged on Moontower VFX to assemble their segments into a seamless 3 minute music video, drink beer, and revel in the bliss of their collaborative creation. There was also a pool table.
Presented by: Austin Motion Artists Group, Moontower VFX, Houndstooth Studio, and The Octopus Project
Produced by: Travis Benn and Ryan Padgett
Hosted by: Moontower VFX
Keyframe Design by: The Octopus Project and Houndstooth Studio
Written and Performed by The Octopus Project
0:06 - 0:18 Diego Hernandez - Cuyá Productions http://www.cuyaproductions.com/ 0:18 - 0:30 Greg Omelchuck - Moontower VFX http://www.moontowervfx.com/ 0:30 - 0:41 Chris Beaver - Powerhouse Animation http://www.powerhouseanimation.com/
Louie Granda 0:41 - 0:53 Travis Benn - Houndstooth Studio http://www.houndstoothstudio.com/ 0:53 - 1:05 Geoff Marslett - Swerve Pictures http://www.swervepictures.com/ 1:05 - 1:17 Dustin Scott - Great Job LLC http://www.greatjob.tv
Michael Ricks http://www.mricks.com 1:17 - 1:29 Jacob Hilton http://www.foliohilton.com
Thomas Thorne http://www.systmh.blogspot.com/ 1:29 - 1:41 Wiley Wiggins http://www.wileywiggins.com/ 1:41 - 1:52 Scott Gelber http://www.stateofeternity.com/ 1:52 - 2:04 Nick Walker - Zoticus Design http://www.zoticusdesign.com/ 2:04 - 2:16 Adam Garner - Trigger Studios http://www.trigger-studios.com/ 2:16 - 2:28 Ryan Padgett - Chaotic Moon Studios http://www.chaoticmoon.com/ http://www.duale.tv/
Brad Dugdale http://www.audiobrad.com/ 2:28 - 2:40 Ray Pena - Moontower VFX http://www.moontowervfx.com/ 2:40 - 2:52 Toto Miranda - The Octopus Project http://www.theoctopusproject.com/