Role: Art Direction, Design, Animation, Compositing
Date: February 2010
Format: Short Film 1024*576 Widescreen Pal
Sound: ECHOLAB Gavin Little
Nokta . (Dot .) is an abstract short film project which is an improvisation of organic pieces and themes like power, control and luck. Using low-budget equipment and with the combination of actual camera shooting, 2d and 3d animation techniques, the film alters the reality and physics of the real world with the help of the liquid and dynamic simulations’ impact.
Even though the film is not produced according to the base of Amos Funkenstein’s text on harmony, but the text is a convenient statement for the stylistic and representational behaviour of the film.
'I see some correspondence between the foundation of universal harmony on elliptical orbit and the predilection for the elliptic forms in Baroque architecture. In both cases harmony is still defined as unity within multiplicity, but it ceased to be static, namely, harmony expressed in one ideal geometrical form, and became so to speak dynamic. What was previously regarded as the deviation from the ideal form, was comprehended for the first time as an integral part of the form, or form of forms, which are capable of endless transitions one into another. ' [Amos Funkenstein, The Dialectical Preparation of Scientific Revolutions. On the Role of Hypothetical Reasoning in the Emergence of Copernican Astronomy and Galilean Mechanics.]
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....
Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
Online Edit : Peter Mirecki
Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman
Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness.....
Huge Thanks to :
Marco, Juliana and Julio at GAP Argentina and Peru
Ariana Cardenas, Toni Figuera and cooltra scooters in Barcelona,
Abete Zanetti Glass blowing school, Murano, Venice (abatezanetti.it)
Annabel, Rosario and Carolina (Pitu) in France
Juane and Andrea from the Princeca Insolenta hostel in Chile
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people. x
This short documentary follows my pal Darren as he ventures out to San Francisco's Lands End to try his giant homemade camera out. It shoots on 14×36-inch negatives! This is the ultimate application of a DIY mind.
Directed, Shot, & Edited by Matthew Sultan
Check out Darren's website(s) at:
The Panasonic AF101 (AF100 in the US), was the most talked about new camera at IBC2010 and could be Panasonic's HD DSLR killer. It will have the shallow depth of field, from its large sensor, people love with their DSLRs, but all the controls familiar to camcorder users (such as peaking, zebra and timecode), and Panasonic promises it won't have any of the aliasing problems we sometimes see from DSLRs. Panasonic US product manager, Jan Crittenden Livingston took the time to speak to us at length about the camera and all the features it will offer when it goes on sale in late December.
The camera seen in the video is still a prototype. Jan felt it was about 70-75% ready. So, the final version will have more to offer, but the pictures we saw looked impressive. The video is 20 minutes long, so grab yourself a beer, sit back and enjoy....