Power of the tire is a satirical piece depicting the current political and economical situation in Lebanon. It is meant to be satirical and does not reflect a real situation, but a personal interpretation.
Regarding this piece, it all started after watching Buck's Take part / waiting for superman trailer, which seemed to have the exact tone for what we wanted. Some of the copy was so good and served our message that we had to use it.
Regarding the visuals, buck's piece (Jr Canest's style) is a huge inspiration for experimenting and learning motion graphics. So the intro which is almost identical started as an exercise/study in smooth keyframing, and as the piece took shape, we decided to keep it and give a credit to Jr Canest's inspiring work. You can also find below a list for our inspiration for this piece. Hope you enjoy it.
Participant Media's 2011 film "The Beaver" has partnered with the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and PostSecret.com for last month's launch of IMAlive.org, the first online crisis network with 100% of its volunteers trained and certified in crisis intervention. This social action campaign for "The Beaver" has sponsored IMAlive's first 12,500 IM (instant message) chats to people suffering from depression or close to suicide.
To find out more, go to http://IMAlive.org
For more information on the campaign, please visit http://TakePart.com/TheBeaver.
Director - Mariana Blanco
Producer - Carolyn Sams
Production Design - Sol Linero & Barbara Sordoni
Director of Photography - Javier Pistani
Assistant Cameraman - Lucas Guardincerri
Animation and VFX DIrector - Sol Linero
Additional VFX - Sprinklelab, Martin Garro
Special Thanks - Verónica Del Real, Jogu Gutierrez
Sound design by TK Broderick
Featuring the song 'W H A L E' by Yellow Ostrich
Over the past year we’ve learned volumes about the current state of distribution and the challenges presented to today’s aspiring filmmakers. Working with Erica Gorochow, we created a video to summarize these ideas and help shed light on what the future holds for filmmakers.
Watch it with your eyes, spread the word by sharing with your friends and filmmakers, and let’s work together to change the path of film as we know it.
The summer of 2012 is going to be hotter than a billy goat in a pepper patch here in California and that could mean electricity shortages as people try and stay cool. To avoid those pesky blackouts, we partnered with Brainchild to pump out these nifty PSAs that educate the public about the Flex Alert program and also alert Californians when one is called. So next time you are sitting all cool and comfortable on a hot day you can say “thanks Buck.”