1. Find me on Facebook and Twitter. @AndrewJulianB facebook.com/andrewjulianb

    Claire and I recently took a trip to France, and I filmed this during our time in Paris. Until this trip, I had only ever experienced Paris in the summer and I was struck by just how different the city is when most of us tourist are gone. We were equipped with our metro and museum passes and were able to easily access most places of interest without even waiting in line. It was incredible! We were even given a private tour of the École du Louvre. Thanks Elisabeth!

    The weather wasn't always perfect, but our experience was totally different and unique. Now I'm truly curious to visit the city in other seasons. Maybe a trip during the Fall someday?

    I continue to be amazed by the little camera that could, aka the the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. I have yet to shoot ProRes or DNxHD, though I've seen amazing footage that was shot in the compressed modes. For me it's all about the uncompressed raw. It's not the easiest or fastest format to work with in post, but it allows me to color grade the images to get exactly the look I'm after.

    I had the latest firmware for this shoot and put the timelapse feature to use. It's not going to replace a DSLR for serious timelapse work, but it is an amazing companion in my opinion. It can shoot consistently at higher frame rates than a DSLR can sustain, so shots where you only want a subtle timelapse effect are achievable. You can also shoot with longer intervals, but the slowest shutter speed is still only 1/24th of a second so shots become less smooth the longer your interval is. Ideally, you'd want to be closer to a 180 degree shutter.

    Music: Spiegel im Spiegel composed by Arvo Pärt

    Camera and Lenses:
    -Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF
    -Sigma 8-16mm
    -Canon 24-70mm
    -Canon 50mm 1.4
    -Canon 70-200 IS II

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  2. Project page: christianschmeer.com/Malaise-2013/

    Malaise (2013) is a non-narrative documentary short film exploring Beelitz-Heilstätten. Built from 1898 as a sanatorium to care for victims of tuberculosis its intended use soon became distorted, serving as a German military hospital during World War 1 and 2, and Soviet military hospital after World War 2. Prominent historical figures recuperated in the hospital, notably; Adolf Hitler, after being wounded at the Battle of Somme during WW1, as well as Erich Honecker following his dismissal as the head of the East German government. In 1989, the grounds became the scene of 6 murders as necrophilic serial killer Wolfgang Schmidt, also known as "The Beast of Beelitz", terrorised the area. Once considered amongst the most advanced hospitals in Europe, Beelitz-Heilstätten has been abandoned and left to dilapidate due to discrepancies over ownership.

    Counting more than 60 buildings spread over 200 acres, linked via underground tunnels, Malaise delves into a small fraction of the "healing town", but attempts to convey its unsettling atmosphere through a distinct, yet delicate treatment of colours and tones. The film amalgamates subtle camera movements with still images and sound.

    This film was screened at:
    • Magnum Print Room, London (England)
    • Fantadia Festival Internazionale di Multivisione, Asolo (Italy)
    • Cinematique, London (England)
    • Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York (England)
    • Regensburg Short Film Week, Regensburg (Germany)
    • Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow (Scotland)

    PLEASE NOTE: I activated the download function for playback quality purposes ONLY. Reproduction or reposting is not permitted.

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  3. NAKED & FAMOUS DENIM: THE WORLD'S MOST INNOVATIVE JEANS is a short documentary about a Montreal based denim brand called Naked & Famous Denim who are challenging the status quo of jean production through a vast catalogue of never before created denim fabrics and styles.

    The film explores the philosophy, importance, and fascination behind raw japanese selvedge denim and peers into why old school production methods, modern innovations, and wear and tear are all important factors when striving for a truly unique pair of jeans.


    DIRECTED /// Matt LaFontaine
    SHOT /// Kyle LaFontaine, Matt LaFontaine
    MUSIC /// "Sneeuland" by Oscar Schuster
    LOCATION /// Naked & Famous Denim factory in Montreal, Quebec
    THANKS /// Kari Svarc, Brandon Svarc, Bahzad Trinos, Entire Naked & Famous Family


    # vimeo.com/73665417 Uploaded 148K Plays / / 45 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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