15 years ago i bought a Cannon XM1 mini DV camera.
was just sifting through the hours of footage, and I decided to put together a little edit, because i feel enough time has past to give the dv format a nostalgic feel and all the things i once hated like grainy ,soft, low res, shaky, hand held with digital zoom, now these things remind me of a time before smart phones, and to record something was rare. All the footage is untouched no color correction, levels its as it was captured
this is some of the from my home town, hanging about with my friends
In memory of my father, my grandparents and the inner mountains of Portugal - Trás-os-Montes (2017).
PS: Wow. Staffpick! I am truly grateful for the response that the film has been getting. I have to thank Vhils - this video is a strict collaboration between his amazing work and my own. Be sure to check out Solid Dogma, the company I work for and has been supporting and producing all the videos I've been making. vhils.com || soliddogma.com
I think the best way to tell a story is to speak of something intrinsic to you. The more you know about the subject you are dealing with, the deeper people will connect with the film, by seeing their own reflections in it. This short film blurs the line between documentary and fiction, since it is based on a true story, from my own grandparents, but it could be anybody’s story - in this case, a woman in Macau. The universality of storytelling is what pushes me to insert this tiny narratives on a much broader subject that me and Vhils have been tackling. And that is, generally speaking, the pace at which the world is moving today. It has sped up dramatically from 20 years back. And while that has brought us infinite positive things and progress, it also created new questions and paradigms. Is the world still a big place? We take 3 hours to drive 300kms, but we can send a photograph to the other side of the world in one second. Are distances getting smaller? Is the world shrinking? Are the gaps between us getting smaller? Or are we drifting apart? We’re constantly texting, talking, posting about everything and anything, but are we really communicating most of the times? And maybe more importantly - is anybody really listening?
As a curiosity, the only super 8 shot that is used in this film portraying a woman and her baby (a big friend of mine) is actual footage from Macau in late 1970s. Domingos Silva, his father, was always documenting their life in Macau and he kindly sent me a pack of old videos and it was with absolute pleasure that I made a small homage to his family and any other family who has lived there in the past.
Thank you so much to Sin Ting Yung for translating AND reading my story in cantonese for the third time. It's been 2 years since the first one and I am very grateful for having the opportunity to express myself in cantonese. Thanks to Tiago Silva, Li Chongyu and Locanda Films for being an indispensable help on local production while in Macau and helping me get whatever I needed when I needed.
And finally, thank you to Vhils and all the Vhilstudio Team who joined us in Macau : Alex, André, Russo, Juca, Viktor, Zhao, Tiago and Li, for one more amazing job done in such a small timeframe. You guys are truly hard working beasts ;)
Full credits :
Artwork : Vhils
Written & Directed by : José Pando Lucas
Production : Solid Dogma, Vhilstudio
Camera & Edit : José Pando Lucas
Sound Mix : Chullage, José Pando Lucas
Voice Over : Sin Ting Yung
Translation : Sin Ting Yung, Miguel Moore
Local Production : António Faria
Aerial Footage : Crane Productions
Super 8 : Domingos Silva
Vhilstudio Manager, Asia : Tiago Silva
Communication Manager, Asia : Li Chongyu
Vhilstudio Manager, Portugal : Duarte Cavalinhos
Artist Assistants : Alexander Silva, Alex Zhao, André Alves, Duarte Cavalinhos, Ionut Clipacs, Luís Alcatrão, Paulo Piedade, Viktor So Lost, Sin Ting Yung, Tiago Silva
Editorial Content : Miguel Moore
79 year old lovely legend Rosemary Smith smashes it round in a Renault F1 !
Directors : Michel + Nico
DOP : fredrik backar/luke Scully
Editor : matt newman
Produced by Believe media UK
Exec Producer : James Covill
Producer : Rob Leonard
Head of Sale : Francesca woods
Agency : Publicis UK
ECD Dave Monk
CD Dave Sullivan
TV prod Colin hickson
Account team Meera Sanghvi & Alex Augustyn
"Bär" is a personal story about my grandfathers past in World War 2. The film is my graduation project from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It was finished in 2014.
I am very thankfull that within the last 2 years, the film was screened on over 150 festivals worldwide, win Awards and Special Mentions and had me travel to many of those wonderfull festivals. I thank everyone involved in helping me create this very personal piece and the people choosing the film for their festivals. Thank you very much!
Please go to my website for more info about the film and myself: http://www.floerks.de
Thank you for watching!
Music and Sound: Christian Heck (sumophonic.de)
Production: Julia Smola
Excerpt of Prizes, Nominations and Official Selections:
First Steps Award 2014 / Winner Short and Animation Film
12th Shnit International Short Film Festival / Nomination: Jury Award Up to 10 Minutes Section
Reflecta Film Festival 2014 / Audience Award
Couch Fest Films 2014 / Golden Couch
Watersprite 2015 / Nominated for The Animation & Original Film Music Categories
20th It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival / Special Mention
Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival / Best Animation
9th Wendland Shorts Kurzfilmfestival / Best Documentary Film
4th International Tour Film Fest / Special Mention
23rd Curtas Vila Do Conde International Film Festival / Best Documentary
22nd Capalbio International Film Festival / Special Mention
12th Indianapolis International Film Festival / Best Short
2nd International Film Festival Crosscurrent / Winner in The Category International Contracorriente
14th Concorto Film Festival 2015 / Golden Donkey Award
8th Filmzeitkaufbeuren / Special Mention Innovation Award of the Jury
30th Brest European Short Film Festival / Shorts Tv Award for The Ovni Competition
Prix Ars Electronica 2015 Computer Animation/Film/VFX/ Award of Distinction
Annecy 2015 / Official Selection
Unicato / Unicato Award film of the year 2015
For the full list, please visit http://augohr.de/catalogue/baer