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.
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
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
Director: Nathan Drabsch
Design, Edit, 3D & Compositing: The DMCI - Brecon Littleford, Bernard Tan, Nathan Drabsch
Produced by The DMCI
Composition & Sound Design: Mark Brandis and Jeff Black @ ism studios
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
Christopher Van Doren
The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world...
...so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it's unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.
Production Company/Creative Collective: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb
Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton
Producer: Tyler Ginter
Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig
The Mill: New York City
Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colourist: Sal Malfitano
Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com