1. Light Emitting Dudes takes a team of freerunners, geared up from head to toe with LED lights, and sets them loose on the streets of Bangkok at night. With acrobatic grace, they carved up the already buzzing nightlife spots while adding their own flair and colour to the mix.

    Jason Paul, Shaun Wood, and Anan Anwar are a team of freerunners whose homes are already quite far apart, coming from Frankfurt, Sydney, and Bangkok respectively. Director Frank Sauer and Costume Designer Christina Zahra also had to fly in from Germany, so getting everyone together to shoot this video was a challenge in and of itself. With no definite locations, pre-planned stunts, or even a working LED suit prototype, making the decision to fly to Thailand was a real leap of faith. All I had was an idea in mind of what I wanted to create.
    I had worked with Jason before in 2011 to create Dream World, which documented Jason's journey to London to compete in the Art of Motion Freerunning competition. Since then I have been looking for another opportunity to work together and to get the rest of his team involved. I wanted to portray freerunning in a way that hasn't been done before. I realized that freerunning at night was a barely-touched space where I could do some ground-breaking work, so I began thinking about LED suits as a concept.
    One of the biggest challenges was putting together a suit that both looked cool and was functional. It had to be able to withstand the stresses of high impact acrobatic stunts, while adequately lighting up the surroundings as we passed through them. Luckily, Christina, with a wealth of experience as a fashion designer, was there to put it all together. Armed with a few morphsuits, some batteries, and a plethora of LED strips and duct tape, Christina really did a great job of fashioning together a Tron-style LED suit on a shoe-string budget.
    Once the suits were ready, and we were tired of playing dress-up in the apartment and scaring the cat, it was time for the team to hit the streets. This opened up a whole new can of worms. It turns out, walking around the streets looking like creepy Neo S&M Power Rangers attracts unwanted attention, making guerilla-style shooting particularly difficult, to say the least. And the traffic police didn't take our presence at busy intersections light-heartedly either. Go figure.
    The mix of dangerous stunts and exhaustion due to all-night shoots really tested our resolve to finish the video. Maintaining the suits in good condition was also a continual hassle. They needed to be disassembled from time to time so the batteries could be recharged, and damaged LED strips needed to be unthreaded and replaced. The schedule being what it was meant that the suits never really had time to air out. We had to work with the mild stench of men’s locker room on us the whole time. The low light conditions presented their own challenges for shooting, but did provide an opportunity to experiment with long exposure to create beautiful light stroke shots.
    For two weeks we were out every night collecting shots and enjoying the confused look on peoples face when we walked by. Oddly enough the cool factor of looking like a general bad ass never wore off. I think a lot big kids dream of dressing up like superheroes and leaping around the city. That's something I can cross off my bucket list, now. We had a great time together. In the end, it's definitely worth it to create something new and unique in a way only you can.

    CREDITS
    
WRITTEN & DIRECTED Frank Sauer
 (frank-sauer.com)
    IN COOPERATION WITH Team Farang (farang-mag.com/)
    EDITING Frank Sauer & Sebastian Linda
    COSTUME DESIGN Christina Zahra
    SOUND DESIGN Jens Fischer

    TITLES Stephan Baumann
    MASTERING Matthias Greule
    MUSIC 
Metric - Artificial Nocturne (Love Thy Brother Remix)

    TECH-SPECS
    
CAMERA: GH2
 (Hack: EOSHD Vanilla)
    LENSES: Voigtlander f/0.95 25mm, SLR Magic Hyperprime f/1.6 12mm, Panasonic f/4 7-14mm
, Canon FD f/1.4 50mm, Canon FD f/2 85mm

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  2. created by:
    samadhiproduction.cz
    jamcopters.cz

    DIRECTED BY
    Jan Minol

    PILOT / TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Jan Dojcan

    STORY
    Jan Minol / Jan Dojcan

    EDIT / POSTPRODUCTION
    Jan Minol

    SPECIAL CREATIVITY
    Jana Minolova

    CAMERA OPERATORS
    Jan Fuksa
    Ondrej Prochazka
    Daniel Truhlar

    SKATER
    Jan Minol

    SONG
    Nullified Mark Petrie

    Watch making of FIREFLY here:
    vimeo.com/55086619

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  3. Riding at night can be a daunting and dangerous task; many biking commuters are faced with the issue of being obscured when riding on the streets. Visibility at night is a vital component of biker safety, hence the need for reflectors and attachable lights. However, some of these devices are not always effective especially from the side.

    We created a system that requires very little rider input and maintenance, while increasing the visual footprint of bikers from all directions especially from the side. We accomplished this by expanding the surface area of light emitted through the use of RGB LEDs inside the rims of the wheels that change from red when slowing down to white when at cruising speed.

    It should be noted that Project Aura is a lighting system which allows a rider to be seen, but does not replace a forward facing headlight to illuminate the roadway. By law (in Pennsylvania, the laws vary state by state) a front headlamp and rear reflector are required, use of a rear blinky is up to the rider‘s discretion.

    Check out our process at http://www.surg2011.tumblr.com

    Music by Gold Panda - "You"

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  4. ***3rd movie: vimeo.com/151377762
    ***2nd movie: vimeo.com/87354300

    Flowers Timelapse compilation (Amaryllis, Lilies, Easter cactus, Rose, Gladiolus, Tulip, Gardenia)

    I took more than 7100 photos in more than 730 hours (using Canon 5D Mark II)

    It is my first timelapse, hope you'll enjoy it :)
    http://www.pruskova.com

    The music is called Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra... amazing music, my favorite..

    Adding more details according to questions I've been recieving:

    It was shot in a homemade "studio" that I made in a cabinet. I covered the back of the cabinet with black cloth, the flower was placed in the middle, and the whole cabinet was then covered with another cloth to insulate from the daylight (to keep the light constant, which is the most important). Two led lamps were used to illuminate the flowers.
    Some flowers bloomed in hours, some in few days.. therefore the interval between photos varies from few seconds to several minutes depending on the type of flower.. after several missed tries you'll learn ;)

    In order to keep ISO as low as possible (couldn't go lower than 640 because of low light), the shutter speed was usually 1/5 s at f16.

    All flowers are mine or from my mother's garden :)
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    edit 20 Jan 2013: I made a page with even more info and photos:
    http://www.pruskova.com/others/flower-timelapse-behind-the-scenes.htm
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  5. *No sound on video.

    A mobile LED bottle wall made from 253 Bacardi Breezer bottles for a Canada wide summer festival tour.

    Behind each bottle is an LED light controlled from an on-board computer.

    Not shown in the video are the empty cavities which the public is encouraged to fill with bottles to reveal the visuals.

    tangibleinteraction.com
    @tangibleint

    # vimeo.com/5116519 Uploaded 116K Plays 23 Comments

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