this year we launched Share, a stillmotion effort to give back. every year we'll donate our time and gear to tell a one story that could use our help to get a wider audience or recognition. if you'd like to nominate somebody for our next share film, please email us at email@example.com
getting to know so many of the people that make up Old Skool showed us a world that few of us had ever experienced first hand. it was certainly my first time visiting the projects and you can immediately feel the environment as you enter.
as you'll see in the film, what we were left with was such a warm portrait of these youth who put so much of who they are, and so much heart into making Old Skool a success. i can remember being in that age range, not quite 20 yet, and i don't think i could point to one thing that i care about half as much as these youth care about Old Skool. their perspective and determination at such a young age is absolutely awe-inspiring.
last Friday we brought a projector down to Old Skool to premier this piece. among a packed restaurant, Teresa stopped the kitchen and had everybody come out and take a moment to share in the experience. Tammy's first reaction to the film, through tears, was especially touching. she said that the Old Skool family means so much to her and the film showed the world how she knows each of them to be in her heart.
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for the soundtrack we needed music that was at first quiet and contemplative, and later uplifting. originally we thought something with piano would work great for the first chapter, but it didn't feel perfect for the tone of the piece - while it filled the quiet need,we still felt the contemplative aspect was missing.
we've always been a fan of Drew Barefoot's music because of the contemplative nature of the music - you can't help but reflect on your own life as you listen to it. Enjoy The Calm filled both needs perfectly - it's both quiet and contemplative. when you watch this film, you feel a sense of calm in the characters as they talk about their past experiences; they've come to terms with who they were, and now they're looking at who they are and who they are going to be, and the title of the track and the music therein couldn't have been more perfect.
for the uplifting chapter, we turned to Kelli Schaefer's - Song For a Friend. the music, while uplifting, isn't over the top - it felt perfect for the emotional tone of the second chapter of the film and the lyrics couldn't have been better suited to the piece - I'm just going to stand by your side, I'm just going to hold your hand tight - it's exactly what Old Skool is about and it couldn't have been any more perfect for the end of the their film.
Music licensed at WithEtiquette.com
Drew Barefoot - Enjoy the Calm
Kelli Schaefer - Song For A Friend
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Share started because we wanted to give back. after our first film, we feel like we have taken much more than we gave, and for that we have to thank everybody at Old Skool. if you enjoy the film and want to support Old Skool, please share their film and come visit their restaurant. if you have ideas or want to help our with our next Share film, please email is at firstname.lastname@example.org
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No more wild ponds or grass, it’s time for metal cages, for tubes and neon lights, it’s time for mechanical chains and corn overdoses, to electric shocks and sharp knives…
Is there a time for compassion?
This short movie was entirely made with sand, mixing frame by frame sand animation and live sand drawing.
Some videos from StopGavage.com inspired me to show violence behind nice ads. A small pleasure like “foie gras” causes great sufferings for ducks and geese in stockbreedings and slaughter-houses.
< You can screen this sand animation film freely for any non-commercial use on the web, festivals, private projections, streets… >
To help stop force feeding, please don’t buy any “foie gras” (fat liver) and sign the manifesto: stopgavage.com/en/manifesto.php
A film by David Myriam: art-engage.net
In partnership with Stop Gavage: stopgavage.com
Sound track and original music: Gérard Bonnotte
Duration: 09:40 (with generic)
End of production: October 2009
Technical: sand animation, full HD 1920x1080, colour, stereo, 16/9
A HD file (1280x720) is available here to download, and a DVD will be soon available for order on stopgavage.com
« Plus de mares ni d’herbes sauvages, place aux cages métalliques, aux tubes et aux néons, place aux chaînes mécaniques et au maïs en surdose, aux décharges électriques et aux couteaux tranchants… »
Ce film mélange animation image par et dessin sur sable en direct.
Les vidéos de Stopgavage.com m’ont inspiré pour montrer la violence derrière les jolies publicités.
> Pour faire cesser élevage et gavage pour le foie gras, merci de signer le manifeste pour l’abolition du foie gras stopgavage.com/signer.php, et évitons d’en acheter.
> Ce film indépendant est disponible gratuitement pour diffusion à but non commerciale, usage personnel, soirées à but non lucratif, militer dans la rue ou sur le web… Il est téléchargeable sur cette page
Alexis Laurent latest artworks are a mix a live plants, and metal/wood elements. He calls them "Living Sculptures".
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San Francisco Bay Area based Video and Documentary Film Production Company