1. 2 weeks
    1,000 miles
    4,000 photo
    in 2 minutes.

    mikematas.com
    twitter.com/mike_matas
    facebook.com/mikematas

    Music by Patrick Brooks
    soundcloud.com/patwbrooks/
    twitter.com/patWBrooks

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  2. Troublemakers.tv

    Making Of vimeo.com/45206187

    Title: Ink
    Length: 60 Sec
    Client: CCTV - Central China Television
    Agency: MMIA
    Creative Director: Zhou Jiahong
    Art Director: Wu Hao
    Copywriters: Zhou Jiahong, Sophia Xu
    Storyboard: Wu Hao, Liang Yuanchun
    Production Company: Troublemakers.tv & weareflink
    Director: Niko Tziopanos
    Producer - Troublemakers.tv: James Hagger
    Producer - weareflink: Andreas Lampe
    CG & Compositing Artist: Alexander Heyer
    Compositing Artist: Martin Hess
    CG Artist: Philipp Von Preuschen
    CG Artist: Timo Schaedel
    Ink & Footage: Thore Bornemann
    Ink & Making Of: Felix Martens
    Production Coordinator: Catharina Foelling
    Production Assistant: Aurelie Da Silva
    Music & Sound Design: Supreme Music, Florian Lakenmacher
    MoCap: MoCap Lab, Remi Brun, Frank Vayssettes, Thomas Oger
    Taiji Performer: Alexandre Thorlet
    Joker : Willi Wutz
    Tagline: Believe in the power of the brand
    CCTV水墨宣传片《相信品牌的力量》

    Awards:
    * Red Dot Awards 2011 - Best of the Best
    * German Design Award 2012 - nominated
    * VDW Award 2010 - Best Animation
    * Spikes Asia 2010 - Gold for Best Use of Computer Graphics / Special Effects
    * Adfest 2010 - Silver for Best Visual Effects
    * New York Festivals - Television & Film Awards - Gold World Medal 2010
    * Chinese Element International Creative Award 2010 - Grand Medal
    * China International Advertising "Great Wall" Festival 2010 - Silver Trophy
    * Longxi Awards 2010 - Bronze for Best Post Production
    * Promax | BDA Asia Award 2009 - Gold for Best Animation
    * Promax | BDA Asia Award 2009 - Gold for Best Out of House Station Image Promo
    * China Advertising Festival - Gold for Best Advertising of 2009
    * China Advertising Festival - Gold for Best Public Advertising of 2009
    * Shooting Award - Gold for Best Advertising of 2009
    * Shooting Award - Silver for Best Sound Design

    facebook.com/Troublemakers.tv

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  3. Presentation video for the SXSW "Excellence in Title Design" competition screening.

    Editor: Ian Albinson (artofthetitle.com)

    Initial concept: David Horridge (davidhorridge.com)
    Special thanks: M. Keegan Uhl (mkeeganuhl.com), Bill Simmon (billsimmon.com)

    Website: artofthetitle.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/ArtoftheTitle
    Facebook: facebook.com/ArtoftheTitle

    Music: RJD2 "Ghostwriter"

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    07/16/12 update - includes more HD-sourced materials, slight edit tweaks, font change, and adds Repo Man, Twelve Monkeys and Panic Room to the mix.

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    Full film and television listing:

    Intolerance
    Phantom of the Opera
    King Kong
    Modern Times
    My Man Godfrey
    Make Way For Tomorrow
    Citizen Kane
    The Maltese Falcon
    Gun Crazy
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Lady in the Lake
    Fallen Angel
    The Thing
    Singing in the Rain
    The Man with the Golden Arm
    Anatomy of a Murder
    Psycho
    North by Northwest
    Vertigo
    Grand Prix
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Dr. No
    The Pink Panther
    Goldfinger
    Dr. Strangelove
    Bullitt
    Barbarella
    Soylent Green
    Mean Streets
    Star Wars
    Saturday Night Fever
    Superman
    Alien
    Raging Bull
    The Terminator
    Repo Man
    Brazil
    The Untouchables
    Do The Right Thing
    Forrest Gump
    The Naked Gun
    Cape Fear
    Reservoir Dogs
    Delicatessen
    Natural Born Killers
    Twelve Monkeys
    Freaked
    Se7en
    The Island of Dr. Moreau
    Mimic
    Donnie Brasco
    Mission Impossible
    Dawn of the Dead
    Fight Club
    Catch Me If You Can
    Panic Room
    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
    The Fall
    Casino Royale
    Six Feet Under
    Carnivale
    Dexter
    Mad Men
    Iron Man
    Juno
    The Kingdom
    Wall•E
    Sherlock Holmes
    Up In The Air
    Zombieland
    Scott Pilgrim vs the World
    Buried
    Robin Hood
    Machete
    The Social Network
    Enter The Void

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  4. Main title sequence for 'Mad Men', produced & created by Imaginary Forces. Editorial by Caleb Woods.

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  5. What makes a great story? For legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, the answer is both complicated and personal. In this short documentary about the craft of storytelling, he explains his lifelong mission to wake the dead. Recently featured on The Atlantic. (theatlantic.com/video/archive/2012/05/ken-burns-on-story/257165/)

    Directed by Tom Mason and Sarah Klein
    Music by Ryan Sayward Whittier
    Animation by Elliot Cowan

    Check out the sequel to this piece, George Saunders: On Story: vimeo.com/143732791

    Transcript for Closed Captioning
    Ken Burns On Story Transcription

    You know the common story is one plus one equals two, we get it. But all stories are really, the real genuine stories, are about one and one equaling three. That’s what I’m interested in.

    We live in a rational world where absolutely we’re certain that one and one equals two, and it does. But the things that matter most to us, some people call it love, some people call it God, some people call it reason, is that other thing where the whole is greater than the some of its parts, and that’s the three.
    Oh great story, they are everywhere. There are millions of them! Abraham Lincoln wins the Civil War and then he decides he’s got enough time to go to the theater. That’s a good story. When Thomas Jefferson said we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, he owned a hundred human beings and never saw the hypocrisy, never saw the contradiction, and more important, never saw fit in his lifetime to free any one of them. That’s a good story. You know the stories that I like to tell are always interesting because the good guys have really serious flaws and the villains are very compelling. My interest is always in complicating things.

    Jean Luc Goddard said cinema is truth 24 times a second. Maybe. It’s lying 24 times a second too, all the time, all story is manipulation. Is there acceptable manipulation? You bet. People say oh boy, I was so moved to tears in your film. That’s a good thing? That was, I manipulated that. That’s part of storytelling. I didn’t do it dis-genuinely, I did it sincerely, I am moved by that too, that’s manipulation. Truth is we hope a byproduct of the best of our stories and yet there are many, many different kinds of truths and an emotional truth is something that you have to build.

    I made a film on baseball once and it seemed to me that there was a dilemma for the racist of what to do about Jackie Robinson. If you were a Brooklyn Dodger fan and you were a racist, what do you do when he arrives? You can quit baseball all together, you can change teams, or you can change. And I think that the kind of narrative that I subscribe trusts in the possibility that people could change. I hope it’s a positive version of manipulation, but I do think that we do coalesce around stories that seem transcendent.

    I don’t know why I tell stories about history I mean there’s kind of classic dime-store Ken Burns wolf-at-the door things, my mother had cancer all of my life, she died when I was 11, there wasn’t a moment from when I was aware, two-and-a-half, three, that there was something dreadfully wrong in my life. It might be that what I’m engaged in, in a historical pursuit is a thin layer perhaps thickly disguised waking of the dead, that I try to make Abraham Lincoln and Jackie Robinson and Louis Armstrong come alive and it maybe very obvious and very close to home who I’m actually trying to wake up. We have to keep the wolf from the door, you know, we tell stories to continue ourselves. We all think an exception is going to be made in our case and we’re going to live forever, and being a human is actually arriving at the understanding that that’s not going to be, story is there to just remind us that it’s just okay.

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