There are filmmakers we love and then there's Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of "Bayhem" — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct.
For further reading/viewing, I recommend
Letterboxd user sydney's review of Bad Boys 2: http://bit.ly/1iZe7SX
Michael Bay watches West Side Story: nyti.ms/Vg7ErY
Werner Herzog Talks About Wrestlemania & Anna Nicole Smith: http://bit.ly/VfQ9Iu
The Sound Defects - Take Out
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Overture
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong
Paris & NY, like many large cities, have a lot in common ; transport, infrastructure, national monuments. I wanted to explore not only these comparisons but also the differences, in order to expose the beauty and individuality of each. What you cannot deny is the vibrancy and explosion of character each city has and I thought split-screen with timelapse would be a good way to help convey this.
Created for OpenSkies, the french airline specialist on the Paris-New York route. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to collaborate with you and make this video. http://www.ba.com/openskiesus
Shot with canon 5D mark III and edited with Lightroom, After Effects and Premiere
Music is Tony Anderson - Further up, further in. Licensed by Music Bed https://www.musicbed.com/
Special thanks to all these people for featuring in the video :
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel http://www.newyorkerhotel.com
Jerome Faure http://www.iloverien.com
Novar Excell http://www.excelleatery.com
Sued Ali http://cafegrumpy.com/
Cyril Muller for his generous moustache :)
Cedric Chevalier "le barbu"
Thanks to the fantastic team of artists that made this video possible!
DIRECTOR: Xavier Reyé
DOP: Sacha Wiernik
CHOREOGRAPHY: Marion Motin
PRODUCER: Michel Denis
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Thomas Van Cottom
ART DIRECTOR: Luc Junior Tam
POSTPRODUCTION AND VFX: Benuts
VFX PRODUCER: Françoise Hernandez
POSTPRODUCER: Cédric Herbet
VFX SUPERVISOR: Ronald Grauer
CG SUPERVISOR: Bruno Pollet & Nicolas Martin
EDITOR: Thomas Van Thuyne
PRODUCED BY MOSAERT