De Denis Villeneuve
D'après une idée originale de Phoebe Greenberg
Au cours d’un opulent et luxueux banquet, onze convives, servis sans retenue par des valets et des serviteurs attentionnés, participent à un étrange rituel aux allures de carnage gastronomique. Dans cet univers absurde et grotesque, une succession d’événements viendra secouer la procession de cette symphonie d’abondance.
Présenté dans plus de 200 festivals de par le monde.
A reçu près de 60 prix internationaux, dont :
Prix Canal + du Meilleur Court Métrage, Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes 2008
Prix Génie et Jutra du meilleur court métrage dramatique (2009)
Une décennie de Next Floor - Installation au Centre Phi: https://goo.gl/zr22ic
By Denis Villeneuve
Based on an original idea by Phoebe Greenberg
During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.
Shown in over 200 festivals worldwide.
Winner of nearly 60 international prizes, amongst others:
Prix Canal + for best short film, Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival 2008
Genie and Jutra Awards for Best Live Action Short Drama (2009)
A Decade of Next Floor - An installation at the Phi Centre: https://goo.gl/RBS8MP
Everyone should watch this short video to understand the consequences of what goes into our daily routines, and the hidden horrors behind the privileges we take for granted. Please take just 5 minutes to watch, and share to help spread the message for those who take their lives for granted.
Following 3 characters as they perform seemingly harmless tasks of normal Western life, see the tragic consequences behind buying consumer electronics, filling a car with gasoline, and eating meat--though found footage that is 100% real and, respectably, considered legal, not harshly prosecuted, and 'humane'.
Please enjoy, be sure to watch in full quality with good sound, and PLEASE, SHARE THIS TO HELP MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. One share and a few words is enough to make a difference, one person at a time.
[This film was originally produced for a writing class, WRIT 1122 at the University of Denver, under the instruction of Professor Matthew Hill. The project involved 'remixing' media for a cause that has meaning to us--so we tackled 3, mixing found footage with our own forte of original and interesting narrative filmmaking. Shot on a Canon 60D in 50 & 60 fps at 720p, and edited in Sony Vegas 12.]
"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives. These animals are actually very mobile creatures. However their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen.
Make sure you watch the video on a large screen. This clip is displayed in Full HD, yet the source footage (or the whole clip), is available in UltraHD 4k resolution for media productions.
The answer to a common question: yes, colors are "real" and not exaggerated by digital enhancement. We have only applied basic white balance correction. However, we used specialized lights to mimic the underwater ambient spectrum. When photographers use white light (artificial spectrum) on corals, they simply miss the vast majority of colours. Corals have spectrum-sensitive colouration due to fluorescent pigments.
The duration of sequences varied from 20 minutes to 6+ hours.
=== Technical details ===
To make this little clip we took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, we used focus stacking and deconvolution algorithms. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots.
Just the intro and the last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking + deconvolution in some scenes). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and we spent almost 9 long months to get it right.
Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.