Director: Evan Dennis
DOP: Zak Mulligan
Editor: Nathan Caswell
Narration: Lori Leven
Colorist: Tom Poole @ Company 3
Music: Grails "Canyon Hymn"
Audio Engineer: Jeremy Griffith @ Singing Serpent
Audio Mixing: John Black @ CypherAudio
This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.
In this film there are two pieces of licensed music, in the beginning and in the end. All the other music and sound design are original. The opening track (Dean Martin "Good Morning Life") and closing track (The Ink Spots "I don't want to send the world on fire") songs are licensed pre-existing tracks. All original music and sound design is by, human (humanworldwide.com)
I had been wanting to do a short film about tattooing and tattoo culture for a some time, so when my good friend and tattoo artist, Bill Canales, told me he was getting ready to do a complete backpiece, I knew that I had to film it from start to finish. It would be the perfect opportunity to put together a short form documentary.
This is not the finished piece, this is just a montage I put together so I could share some of the footage I had obtained during the several month process of completing this award-winning backpiece. Originally meant to only be seen by the people directly involved with the project, we've decided to share it with everyone.
Tattoo Artist's Name: Bill Canales
Shop Name: Full Circle Tattoo
Client: Denny Le
Filmed by Mike Flores with a Panasonic HVX200, Cinevate Brevis, and Canon EOS lenses (15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 17-40L f/4)
Almost two years in the making, FST: On the Shoulders of Giants is Stewart Robson’s intimate portrait of life in a modern, highly respected, world-renowned tattoo shop.
Spread across four parts, Stewart interviews resident tattooers, guest artists, customers, and staff to offer a glimpse into what makes Frith Street Tattoo tick. With no candy-coating, the FST crew shares their views on tattoos, the people who do them, the people who get them, and the world of tattooing in general.
Entirely self-produced, directed, and edited, this film stands as an honest portrayal of Frith Street Tattoo in 2012 and 2013.