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Check out "STARCHASERS: BEHIND THE DREAMLAPSE", a 4 minute Behind the Scenes Doc here: vimeo.com/65031084
After the unbelievable response to our first DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE (vimeo.com/57757618) our team returned for Part 2, this time going deeper, to the mysterious and unexplained sliding stones of Racetrack Playa. No UFOs this time (we THINK) but plenty of wonder and amazement, including some insane star trails, a beautiful milky way pass over the lakebed, and an incredible pink desert aurora! We also tried out some new timelapse techniques, like moonpainting the foreground landscapes (0:53 -- 1:20), and also some experiments merging regular timelapse footage with star trails -- a technique we've been calling STARSCAPING (1:07:1:33). If it has an actual name, let us know! :) Star Trails shot at 25 sec exposures. No special effects used, just the natural rotation of the earth's axis. Photography Merging: STARSTAX. Used two Canon EOS 5Dmkii, with a 24mm/1.4 lens & 28mm/1.8.
The pink aurora first makes an appearance during the star trails shot at 1:36 and later in more detail at 2:22. Since we didn't even know auroras were POSSIBLE this far south, we did some research and learned there was a CME (Coronal Mass Eruption) solar event that night (March 17th) which likely triggered what we see. Read more at UNIVERSE TODAY (bit.ly/11ygzCy). If anyone has any additional theories/insight, we'd love to hear more! To learn more about the mysterious sliding rocks, read here: bit.ly/YgjOf2
Download our DREAMLAPSE 2 PRESS KIT (22MB) of Behind the Scenes Photos, Stills and Full Captions: bit.ly/17s4u5d
Shot and Edited by: Gavin Heffernan twitter.com/GavinHeffernan
Producers: Michael Darrow, Rachel Payne, Ben Dally, John Brookins
Associate Producers: Michael Leland, Briana Nadeau, Adam Jeremy Williams
Music: "Stay Down (Ambient)" by MOBY (License Courtesy MobyGratis.Com)
Behind the Scenes Doc: Shot, Edited, and Produced by John Brookins. vimeo.com/65031084
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Congratulations to James W Griffiths for his BAFTA award for Short Film for Room 8.
Room 8 is one of five films based on the same script that formed part of Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 2012.
The Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series seeks to spark the imagination. We asked Oscar winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher, to write a short script stripped of any stage direction. The five most imaginative film entries were picked, produced and premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2013.
a TeachingMachine production
in association with the Institute for Cinema Studies
presented by Brainfeeder
director / animator
David Wexler ( Strangeloop )
Strangeloop and Darryl Cobb
*with a special acknowledgement to Leigh J. McCloskey
string compositions and arrangements
Gavin Gamboa and Jake Bloch
MonoPoly, Strangeloop, and ParticleKid
Theo Jemison and Grace Oh
Christy Smith and Micah Nelson
additional 3d modeling
special thanks to:
the Wexler family, the Nelson family, the Bloch family, the Peralta family,
the McCloskey family, Adam Stover, Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus, Jessica Savio, Ian Simon,
Wylie Cable, the Creators Project, the Kickstarter community. Everyone who has supported
the work, we thank you infinitely.
Stranded, starving and facing certain death, three intergalactic criminals encounter an ominous harbinger that will change the fate of the universe.
OVO is a short film by WeWereMonkeys.
Director : Mihai Wilson
Producer : Marcella Moser
Starring : Kazumichi Nakashima, Stacy Lundeen, Ron Stone & Marie-France Tessier
Written by: Mihai Wilson, Marcella Moser, Davide Di Saró
Art Direction and Visual Effects : Mihai Wilson
Original Score : Starscaper
The 10 year celebration theme for Roppongi Hills is "LOVE TOKYO".
We will be starting a movement here from Roppongi Hills to transform Tokyo into a more attractive and exciting "world-class city".
We are opening a 10th anniversary website in which users can experience 3D projection mapping on a miniature model of the city of Tokyo at a 1 : 1000 scale.
Participants can enjoy various motifs of the city: "Futuristic City," "Rock City," and a traditional Japanese "Beauty of Nature" motif by pressing the keys on a keyboard, as if playing the piano.
Exploit the possibilities and make Tokyo more dynamic and exciting.
Join us in a symphony with the entire city of Tokyo, and enjoy this completely new visual experience.