1. FUTURE PROOF - SHORT FILM

    FUTURE PROOF is a short film developed for the 2011 A/NZ PromaxBDA Conference. Essentially a labour of love for DMCI creative director Nathan Drabsch, this performance piece continues to be admired throughout the world.

    The response to this emotive piece, still amazes us. Since launch FUTURE PROOF has been selected for various film and digital media festivals and showcases throughout the world.

    The only boundary to the project was the theme of FUTURE PROOF. The development of the film started with an approach that aimed to focus not on futuristic notions but consideration of that which is timeless. People, the expression of self and the interactions between each other are timeless qualities relevant to creativity, no matter what the future holds.

    The concept started quite fluidly, by briefing a variety of dancers, with individual performance styles, to develop choreography based on the concepts of growth, sharing, sending and receiving.

    Directed by Nathan Drabsch, the performances were shot over one day using two RED Epic cameras, capturing the action at high speed. All design, editing and post production was done in-house by The DMCI team. We worked closely with composers and audio designers Mark Brandis & Jeff Black from ism studios, to create a unique score that perfectly compliments the performances.

    As a whole, the focus is on the dancers as they create and interact with abstract forms in a vast unknown world. Their own movements determine the creation and final destruction of these elements. Their own paths of communication and creative expression have come full circle, and all that remains is the individual.

    ACCOLADES
    TAAFI Awards - Stash Magazine Presents: VFX Highlights of 2011-2012
    Pause Fest - Best in Show
    Circuitto OFF 2012
    Prix Ars Electronica 2012
    Pixellerie Fine 2 – Paris, France
    Stash 87
    Screening At London Olympics ICCI 360 Visual Arena – Arts Festival In Dorset
    IDN Feature: Issue 19 Sexual Graphics
    International Melzo File festival 2012
    Liberarti Film Festival
    Inclusion in Nasjonalgalleriet / Norwegian Arts

    CREDITS

    Director: Nathan Drabsch
    Design, Edit, 3D & Compositing: The DMCI - Brecon Littleford, Bernard Tan, Nathan Drabsch
    Produced by The DMCI

    AUDIO
    Composition & Sound Design: Mark Brandis and Jeff Black @ ism studios
    Contact: info@ismstudios.com.au

    CREW
    Director: Nathan Drabsch
    DOP: Simon Chapman
    Camera Operators: Aaron Haberfield & Glen Cogan (Enigma)
    Producer: Amy Nguyen
    Talent Co-Ordinator/Production: Briony Luschwitz (Motion Picture Company)
    Gaffa/Lighting: Steve Scholfield
    Best Boy: Andrew Ward
    Hair Stylist: Elizabeth Vo
    Make Up Artist: Angela Vien-Debetaz
    Cameras supplied by Lemac and Enigma

    DANCERS
    Sarah Seville
    Natasha Marconi
    William Sanchez
    Christopher Van Doren
    Amy Campbell
    Charles Bartley
    Thi Nguyen

    Contact:
    hello@thedmci.com.au
    +61 2 9439 4111

    thedmci.com.au

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  2. Created to inspire by Michael Marantz: michaelmarantz.com - twitter.com/michaelmarantz
    Produced by Already Alive alreadyalive.com

    Imagine the future as a movie, consider this a trailer to that movie.

    The future excites me so much, that is why I made this. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit.

    Help inspire others by sharing this video and tagging any interesting content on twitter with #TheFutureIsOurs

    Text from the Launchgram Manifesto: launchgram.com/manifesto

    Music by Michael Marantz: soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/the-future-is-ours

    Thank you so much to the amazing vimeo community who supported this piece and allowed me to use their footage.

    Special footage credits:

    Variable - wearevariable.com
    Infinity List - infinitylist.com
    Patrick Lawler - vimeo.com/patricklawler

    CREDITS FOR FOUND FOOTAGE AND SPEECHES (in order of apperance)
    “Abundance is our Future” TED talk by Peter Diamandis ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html
    “Hawaii’s Clouds” by Michael Marantz - vimeo.com/40250952
    “Slow it Down” by Sacha Powell - vimeo.com/35668241
    President Ronald Reagan - Address on the Challenger Disaster - youtube.com/watch?v=gEjXjfxoNXM
    “Earth” by Michael König - vimeo.com/32001208
    “Solar Roadways” - vimeo.com/40095422
    “Solar Powered EV Parking” - vimeo.com/17408340
    Planetory Resources Video - youtube.com/watch?v=7fYYPN0BdBw
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson address Congress - youtube.com/watch?v=Xhc25v0DpJc
    “Holi” by Variable - vimeo.com/40123818
    Jason Silva at the Economist Ideas Conference 2012 - vimeo.com/40464684
    Honda “Asimo” - youtube.com/watch?v=LuymCZL5aWM
    “Look at Me” by Patrick Lawler - vimeo.com/8455331
    “462 in the Speed Demon” - youtube.com/watch?v=Le6aCV_CRvQ
    2005 Stanford Commencement Address by Steve Jobs - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
    “Experience Human Flight” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/22428395
    “Experience Zero Gravity” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/29017795
    “Lost in Tokyo” by Mark Bramley - vimeo.com/34447797
    “29 year old hearing for the first time” - youtube.com/watch?v=LsOo3jzkhYA
    “Building something Big in Lousville” by GE - youtube.com/watch?v=BGljVE27vzU
    Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation - youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y
    Stephen Hawking: Asking big questions about the universe - youtube.com/watch?v=xjBIsp8mS-c
    Self Driving Car Test by Google - youtube.com/watch?v=cdgQpa1pUUE
    Apollo Saturn V Launch by Spacecraft Films - vimeo.com/4366695
    Space X Launch of Falcon 9 - youtube.com/watch?v=4vkqBfv8OMM
    Dragon Capsule with ISS - youtube.com/watch?v=ccNJDwJNngQ
    “Dublin’s People” by Phillip Bloom - vimeo.com/6475938
    Permission to use footage received when possible.

    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.

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  3. Follow me on twitter! @JasonSilva - https://twitter.com/JasonSilva

    This video was created by Jason Silva and shot and edited with my friends at Bravo Media, and is non-commercial and for educational and inspirational purposes only. Full credits and clip attributions can be found below. This video was inspired by three big ideas:

    1) The ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who has written of "THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OF BEING AWESTRUCK". Basically, our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive...

    "Humphrey refers to consciousness as a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent... this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success--

    Humphrey says “being enchanted by the magic of experience, rather than being just an aid to survival, provides an essential incentive to survive.”

    "We relish just being here. We feel “the yen to confirm and renew, in small ways or large, our own occupancy of the present moment, to go deeper, to extend it, to revel in being there, and when we have the skill, to celebrate it in words..”

    Our desire to understand brings exquisite pleasure... and feeds our exploratory voyage, our scientific inquiry, our technological development, and even our poetic self-regard..

    More: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703858404576214771893335998.html

    2) The Stanford study that found that AWE is clinically good for you, expanding perception of time, increasing compassion and empathy and promoting well being:

    More: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/study-awe-inspiring-experiences-change-our-perception-of-time/260138/

    3) Ross Andersen's rapturous meditation on the ontological awakening of our psyches provided by the Hubble Space Telescope: "At first glancing the Deep FIELD “one might mistake it for gemstones scattered across black velvet, but a closer look reveals that each smudge of light, 2,600 in all, is a galaxy dense with billions of star-fired worlds, pinwheeling in deep time. … To that point, astronomy had imaged objects only four billion light years away, and poorly at that. Here a telescope reached 11 and a half billion light years into space and delivered an image legible to the layman: an unprecedented expansion of human vision."

    More: http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=331

    **Music by John Murphy - "Kaneda's Death Pt 2" from Sunshine Soundtrack
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863

    **Featuring Stock Footage from Shutterstock
    Still images courtesy of THE IMAGINARY FOUNDATION - http://www.imaginaryfoundation.com/
    And clips from Knate Myers' "ISS at Night" featuring NASA images: vimeo.com/45878034

    Camera: Liam O' Sullivan
    Edited by Jess Betz and Jason Silva
    Shot and edited at BRAVO MEDIA - http://bravomediainc.com/

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  4. A short film made only from still photos.

    Not really a short film... it was a test but I liked it, so I spent a few more hours (ok, a lot of hours!) to finish it...

    It was made by editing in Final Cut pro a series of still photos of the actor I took with a Nikon D70s.
    I used a lot of hand made paint textures, drops, ink brushed lines, etc. I also used some old stone wall textures.
    I composed every shot in Photoshop splitting footage in layers, drawing and pasting things like a kind of "collage" or patchwork.
    Later, I made a 3d composition in After Effects.
    Every layer was internally animated independently and later composed in a 3d environment in which I put lights and DoF (depth of field).
    The music and sound effects were made with Soundtrack and Apple loops.

    By the way, thanks for the comments!
    This site is really well done! Congrats to the staff!!!!!

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  5. A bookmark is stuck in a forgotten book that is one day knocked over by wind. It experiences its environment by surfing the pages that turn in to ocean-waves, enjoying the ride of its life. As the book cover closes light reveals new challenges.
    muchbetternow.net
    A short making of here: vimeo.com/33456325

    "Children Jury Award" Bristol Encounters 2012
    °Best Short" Content Award Vienna 2012
    " Bronzener Nagel" - Art Directors Club Germany 2012
    " Rookie of the Year" - Creativ Club Austria
    "Special Mention" Rome Idependent Film Festival 2012
    "3rd Price" Athens Film And Video Festival 2012

    Official Selection: ECU 2012 Paris, Vilinius Shorts, Mo & Friese Hamburg, Taafi 2012, SAL Surf At Lisbon 2012, Tyrolean Independent Film Festival 2012, Nord Nordwest, Supertoon, ...

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