The leaves have dropped and the snow is falling! It's a somber and quiet time of year. Here is a collection of clips depicting that transition from Autumn to Winter, from snowfall to the magical morning after when the flakes cling to the trees. There is an abrupt transition from one piece of music to the next, it's meant to do that! I thought it would represent the abrupt transition from snowstorm to crystal clear morning! This was mostly shot with my Sony EX1 with Letus Extreme, some V1 shots from the archives as well.
The music is "The Promise" from Michael Nyman's soundtrack to "The Piano", one of the most hauntingly brilliant piano pieces I've ever heard. After the change it goes to "First Time Outside" from the movie "Secret Garden" by Zbigniew Preisner. Buy these CDs if you can find them! I've had them and enjoyed them for nearly 20 years, I felt like they fit the mood perfectly for this video.
Lost Boys (an Interactive Agency) invited me to do something for their agency Christmas card.
We took this as an opportunity to reinterpret the Christmas tree and its role as the traditional focal point for a communal space. 'Mobile Mobile' is a six metre circumference interactive sculpture, and signature piece for the entrance of the Lost Boys London Brick Lane studio.
To cut a long story short, after a company-wide upgrade the agency had a lot of old mobiles gathering dust. We took these, built and hoisted a gigantic interactive chandelier/mobile that plays Christmas jingles in their reception.
To add a little xmas spice to the mix, anyone could go online, compose and play their own jingle (and enjoy annoying the hell out of people waiting around in the reception). This was achieved by playing the thing live, using your computer keyboard from a web browser.
Mobile Mobile has been made as a semi-permanent hanging (exhibition) space. In January the mobiles will be replaced with another hanging media, then updated month in, month out.
Mobile Mobile is just one in a line of many great lo-fi art/build concepts; from the Design Museum's Aquarium, Digital By Design, Troika and The Cloud, the Printer Bleeping Thingy (I can't remember who did it), all the great work by W+K, and of course, AKQA's wonderful microwaves from last Christmas.
Looking forward to many more to come.
Good Cause: One of the largest problems facing the developing world is a lack of trained physicians. MoCa, is a health screening system for developing countries using mobile (cell)phones and open source technologies. See mocamobile.org
Duelity is a split-screen animation that tells both sides of the story of Earth’ s origins in a dizzying and provocative journey through the history and language that marks human thought.
To have the full experience, visit DUELITY.NET
Concept: Ryan Uhrich, Marcos Ceravolo, Sergio Toporek, Sebastien De Castell, Mark Busse.
Direction, Design, Animation: Ryan Uhrich, Marcos Ceravolo [ http://www.bocamotion.tv ]
Sound Design: Chris Ray [ http://www.myspace.com/abacusrecords ], James Boatman
Musical Score: Chris Ray
Written by: Lee Henderson [ http://www.leehenderson.com ]
Advisors: Sergio Toporek [ shop.toporek.com ] and Mark Busse [ industrialbrand.com ]
Voice over: Rob Wood and Mariem Henaine [ http://www.linkedin.com/in/mariemhenaine ]
Special Thanks: Sebastien De Castell
Produced at Vancouver Film School [ http://www.vfs.com ] (2007)
Winner, Motion Graphics Category, 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Winner, Motion & Interactive Category, 2008 Salazar Awards
Winner, Best Digital Animation, 2007 Popvox Awards
Finalist, Motion Graphics Category, FITC 2008
Nominated, Motion Graphic Production of the Year, ELAN Awards
Official Selection, 2nd Motion Graphics Review
Official Selection, Resfest Brazil 2008
Special Screening, Imperial Beach Film Festival 2008
Official Selection, Webcuts 2007
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Garrett Gibbons made a kid-friendly G-rated radio edit clean version of Thrift Shop, created as part of Fair Use, for non-commercial social commentary purposes, with the permission of the music video director. Production credits are below.
Directed By Jon Jon Augustavo, Ryan Lewis, Ben Haggerty
Produced By Hollis Wong-Wear, Tricia Davis, Zach Quillen
Lead Grip: David Herberg
Grip Assistants: Josh Marten, Jay Neilson
Stylists: Annie Murphy, Alex Nordstrom
Written by Ben Haggerty
Produced by Ryan Lewis
Additional vocals by Brooklyn Grinnell
Scratches by DV One
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Value Village Capitol Hill
Red Light Vintage
Fremont Vintage Mall
Northwest African American Museum
Sara Stapleton, JR Ewing and Inner City Empire, Faisal Jaswal, Clay Davis