103 Awards, more than 300 selections, including:
Nominated to the Spanish Academy Award 2013 (Goya)
Melies D'or 2013 (Best European Fantastic Short Film), received in Sitges International Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival, official selection
Clermont Ferrand 2013, official selection
Gijon International Film Festival, Young Jury Award
Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Plaque
New York City Short Film Festival, Best of the Fest
The Wrap Short List Film Festival, Audience Award
The Smalls Film Festival (UK), Best Foreign Film
Seattle Short Film Festival, Best Cinematography, Best Script, Best Art Direction
Manhattan Short Film Festival, Bronce Medal
Short Short Mexico Film Festival, Best Iberoamerican Film
ZINEBI, Best Basque Short Film
Elche Independent Film Festival, Best Short
Curtmiratges, Organization Award; Best Director
Alfas del Pi Film Festival, Best Short; Best Director
Zaragoza Film Festival; Best Short
San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival; Best Short
Synopsis: A French narrator jumps from one dramatic scene to another one, confused about the story that he is trying to tell and fighting with himself until he finally finds it.
Starring Jonathan D. Mellor, Feodor Atkine
Directed by Martin Rosete
Written by Luiso Berdejo
Produced by Koldo Zuazua
The Rosete Brothers
Cinematography by Jose Martin Rosete
When I first started Mirror City, I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm. I wanted to showcase something unique and artistic, which takes Timelapse photography into a more abstract direction. Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation.
The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece.
I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City.
Using a 250 sized mini quad for aerial cinematography is not only possible, but the ONLY way to achieve this shot.
Gopro Hero 4 black stabilized with ReelSteady. ReelSteady.com
Watch the unstabilized "before" footage here. vimeo.com/143101584
Have a look at the copter used here. vimeo.com/149911679
Aerial inquiries: RobertMcIntoshInfo@gmail.com
Special thanks to Eric Maloney for helping to make this happen!