An extended preview of a film constructed from 150,000 photographs that combines time lapse footage of riots, optical illusion paintings and stars. Modern Ruin is a contemplation of the idea that creation and destruction is the same thing. In the same way that you, life itself and even the laws of the universe are deeply paradoxical, so too are the realities pieced together to form this non-reality.
Every event depicted in Modern Ruin happened in naked reality, from the riots, to the optical-illusion paintings.
All of my films are accompanied by still portfolios and outtakes culled from thousands of photographs shot for the film. They are designed not just to reflect the artwork in the film, but to add another dimension to it. They can be found on my website: jeff-frost.com
Riots – I would like to be clear that the riots in this film, which began right outside my front door, were set in motion when the Anaheim police department shot and killed an unarmed man last summer. When the residents of my neighborhood began protesting they showed up and shot into the crowd with rubber bullets, threw tear gas and released a K9 unit, which mauled one man’s arm. They would later say that releasing the dog was accidental. There’s quite a bit more to the story obviously, but I want to make sure that it’s well understood that the footage in this film is not meant to be consumed as a factual news item. It’s definitely taken out of the context of reality and used in another. It’s making art out of news.
Soundtrack & Sound Design: Jeff Frost
Additional Editing: Michael Tremaine
Assistance: Stephanie Alva
Location Assistant: Sebastian Paquin
LINDA VISTA CREW
Camera 2: Paul Anthony
Camera 3: Michael Stern
Assistants: Stephanie Alva, Bree Walker
Special Thanks: Francis Kortekaas, Chelton Perry, Fredrick Faith
Linda Vista location secured with the support of
Capital K Pictures
A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore's work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic, though it could just as well be described as visually acoustic, his often complex arrangements referencing the scales and melodies in music.
Since 2010, Gilmore has been collaborating with Ghostly International, creating several album covers for the artist Gold Panda, along with releasing his own visual compositions under Ghostly International Editions, Ghostly's art house division dedicated to releasing the work of a growing cadre of talented visual artists.
Andy Gilmore’s extensive list of clients includes Wired Magazine, The New York Times, Fast Company, Wallpaper*, Nike, and Warp Records. He currently lives and works in Rochester, New York.
Shot by Will Calcutt
Edited by Isabel Freeman
Produced by Will Calcutt and Brian Fichtner
Music by Gold Panda
I would like to dedicate this video to Cory Berg. He was the man who made it all happen. Sadly, he passed away in early 2015. He truly was a wonderful human being and i wish i had got the chance to hang out with him more.. RIP x
I was brought on board by Strawberry Frog, a creative agency based in NY, and LG to make a music video for Pretty Lights. I worked closely with Derek (Pretty Lights) on the idea and aesthetic. We both wanted to revisit some of my well versed camera techniques as well as try out some new ones. It was a real pleasure spending time with him, cruising around Brooklyn, shooting elements and meeting people involved in the making of the record. We both liked the fact that our creative processes had certain analogue parallels and i feel like this video shows the success of that shared outlook. I hope you enjoy!
Oneness New Zealand is the first art offering from Shawn Reeder and Kirsi Ranto in their Oneness Mission. Oneness Mission is a global movement sharing beauty, love and light through visuals, music and writings. Please join us on facebook and share in this journey with us.
Oneness New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 100,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months this past spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Paul accompanied by the compelling poetry of Kirsi Ranto uplifts you with its message of love, and is the perfect complement to this magical landscape.
"I (Shawn) am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking. I love to travel, so if you have a project anywhere in the world, let's talk. If you would like to license any of my clips or contract me to shoot for you, please get in touch. I also have 4k footage available for licensing as clips and showreels."
"I (Kirsi ღ Deepthi) am a music artist and writer, and founder of the Be The Light You Are method, which is a tool of the heart for self discovery and awareness. I'm constantly traveling giving concerts, retreats, lectures and workshops. India also has a special place in my heart."
For a more complete experience, please check out Oneness New Zealand on Reelhouse where you can purchase and download the film & soundtrack, and where you'll find a spectacular collection of additional images & behind the scenes videos. Reelhouse.org/ShawnReeder/OnenessNewZealand
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A big thanks to Drew Geraci of District 7 Media for producing the beautiful opening title sequence for us! district7media.net
Arya is the last remaining member of her family, a lineage with a unique genetic code that grants the ability to survive the folding of temporal and spatial boundaries... In short, she can teleport. Tasked with exploring new planets, she is in search of something that will explain who exactly she is and where she comes from.
For those interested, I shot this with a Canon c100. Lenses used were the Canon 24mm IS prime, the Canon 50mm 1.4, the 100mm Macro IS 2.8 and the Tokina 11-16mm. By far, most of it was shot on the 24 and the 100. The final shot was done with my trusty 5DII as it was a pickup. There was no crew on this shoot. Just myself and Bianca. The shoot took 3 days and post production took significantly longer. All the visuals were done in after effects. I used Element3D a good amount. Thank you to everyone who helped me out during all the time spent editing. You know who you are.