1. Track: Detritus "Haunted (remix by Niveau Zero)"
    Taken from Detritus's album "Things Gone Wrong" (adn121) , remixed by Niveau Zero
    originally released by Ad Noiseam
    adnoiseam.net

    In 2010, scientists succeeded in recreating a miniature version of the Big Bang.
    Within a few years, some of the universe's deepest secrets may be unlocked.

    Genesis is another self-initiated personal project that I've written, designed and animated single handedly. It's a 3D short film with a story that revolves around a machine that has the power of creating new, miniature universes. By controlling the universe rotation, it can speed up the time and evolution of the miniature worlds, and with the help of a fancy search engine it can pin point and extract terrestrial planets. Well, it's not very scientifically correct by any means.. Or is it..? You might live in a manufactured miniature world..

    Anyway, what would mankind do if they possessed the power of creating new worlds? Probably use it for creating some kind of decorative snow globe. Guaranteed gift of the year.

    Well, it's not all science fiction, I actually got inspired after reading some interesting articles about the European science agency CERN, who designed the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. This accelerator shoot beams around a freezing 27km concrete ring underground near Geneva, smashing atoms together in search of the elusive "God particle" believed present at the Big Bang. Since it began operating at the end of March 2010, CERN engineers and physicists have created billions of miniature versions of the Big Bang, revealing fundamental insights into the nature of the cosmos.

    Also, at Lancaster University in UK, physicists unraveling the secrets of how to build a universe. In fact, they have already formed one, or something very much like it. This scientific breakthrough lies in the bottom of a chamber no larger than a pinky finger, filled with helium and cooled to 0.0003 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero.

    There's a short "behind the scenes" here: andreaswannerstedt.se/motion/genesis/breakdown/

    # vimeo.com/33294114 Uploaded 181K Plays 140 Comments
  2. Time-lapse footage taken at the Very Large Array in Socorro, New Mexico; one of the largest Radio Astronomy Observatories in the world.

    As a learning exercise, and something to challenge myself, I wanted to try to combine two of my favorite things: motion-graphics and time-lapse photography.
    I also wanted to see if I could stretch my editing techniques a little further.

    The VLA really is a legitimately amazing thing to see in person. If you've ever considered making a visit, you should.
    It's an awe-inspiring feat of human engineering, and the surroundings are gorgeous. Unbelievable skies in New Mexico. I caught some nasty weather, but it was still a great experience. I'm definitely going back!

    Canon t3i / 600D (2 -rented a second)
    Canon 10-22mm
    Canon 24-105mm
    Canon 70-200mm 2.8 (rented)
    Sigma 30mm 1.4
    GoPro HD Hero

    Kessler Crane Pocket Dolly
    Kessler elektraDrive Basic Controller

    Completed in After Effects.
    Grading with Magic Bullet.

    Music: "What It Is Without The Hand That Wields It",
    Telefon Tel Aviv

    Many, many thanks to Rob Chiu and Tony Scott for their inspirational cutting style.

    # vimeo.com/35820201 Uploaded 176K Plays 244 Comments
  3. Client : Self Initiated Project
    Role : Art Direction, Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animation, Compositing. (emperador.fr)
    Date : November 2012
    Music : Deadmau5 - Raise Your Weapon (Noisia Remix)

    Norsk Trailer : vimeo.com/49145317

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    In the beginning there was a choice.
    This choice was in spite of everything instilled in our creation. The A.I.
    And it was this same choice which has destroyed us.

    The fear.

    But there is one last hope...

    Norsk is one of the possible narratives of our future, where there is a slim hope into the depths of this story.
    Reflection of a selfish society, which in its progress has forgotten its own human values.

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    Au commencement, il y eut un choix.
    Ce choix fut en dépit de tout instillé dans nos création. Les I.A.
    Et c'est ce même choix qui nous a détruits.

    La Peur.

    Mais il existe un dernier espoir...

    Norsk est l'un des récits possibles de notre avenir, celui où réside un mince espoir dans les profondeurs de cette histoire.
    Reflet d'une société égoïste, qui dans son progrès en a oubliée ses propres valeurs humaines.

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    # vimeo.com/52805894 Uploaded 113K Plays 33 Comments
  4. Further Up Yonder is available for download in 2K original resolution on my blog: wp.me/p2fVm6-bv
    Facebook page - Making of coming soon! facebook.com/furtherupyonder

    ***UPDATE / SUBTITLES***
    Malay, Greek, Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Esperanto, Thai, Dutch, Latvian, Polish, Czech, Chinese, Bulgarian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and English subtitles on universalsubtitles.org bit.ly/WuZ4z2
    You are welcome to add subtitles in your language, you will be credited for your help. Thanks!

    ***UPDATE / 100.000 Plays!***
    After just a week, we reached the awesome goal of 100K plays. Thanks to everybody who shared, commented, liked and got inspired by watching Further Up Yonder. It has been an intense week, spent answering a ton of nice messages that people from all over the world sent to me. You made possible to have this video featured on blogs, forums and major media websites during this week. You helped this video crossing borders, as the astronauts asked us, reaching out to every continent. Thanks for your incredible support. Keep sharing!

    ***TO THE STARS!***

    A timelapse message from ISS to all Humankind. - 2K version available on my blog: wp.me/p2fVm6-bv

    I wanted to use pictures taken from the International Space Station to tell a story and share the message sent by the astronauts who worked on the station in the last 11 years.

    They are working to open a Gateway to Space for all humankind, but people on Earth must understand that they have to get rid of the concept of borders on our planet if they want to follow the astronauts to new worlds in outer space. While the cosmonauts speak a day passes on Earth, from dawn to sunset, until the Gateway opens with a burst of light. The ISS then gains speed, the astronauts are leaving our planet which they see spinning faster and faster, merging earth, oceans and people together, ready to follow them, Further Up Yonder.

    Making of

    As a filmmaking student, this was my first attempt to craft a timelapse video. It has been a time consuming process, but it turned out as one of my most satisfying projects.

    I focused my workflow on colours and harmony of movements, syncing every frame with the music and the voices of the astronauts. Every picture has been post processed individually before being imported in the NLE software, as I tried to take the most out of every image in terms of colours, contrast and neatiness.

    Pictures were downloaded from the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center and edited with Photoshop CS6. Even if they were Hi-res images shot with Nikon D3S cameras, a lot of noise removal and color correction was needed, especially for those shots at ISO 3200, which was the highest ISO speed limit I've allowed myself to use, exception made for the last sequence of the spinning world, which comes from a sequenze of shots taken at ISO 12800. Daytime shots were taken at ISO 200. I've used Topaz Denoise 5 for noise removal, as it is very powerful and accurate when dealing with shadows and blacks.

    Editing was made with Adobe Premiere CS6, with a 2K workflow, which allowed me to scale, rotate and pan image sequences whose native resolution is 4K. The video was downscaled to 1280x720 resolution for Vimeo. The original 2K version is available for download on my blog (link on top of this description).
    Credits

    Images courtesy of Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, downloadable for non-commerical use from eol.jsc.nasa.gov/

    Music: Synthetic Truth, by digitalR3public - licensed under a Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 License: soundcloud.com/digitalr3public/synthetic-truth

    Audio messages courtesy of NASA: nasa.gov

    # vimeo.com/54269169 Uploaded 461K Plays 223 Comments
  5. Client: GQ iPad [itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gq/id428117848?mt=8]
    Director: Dan Winters [danwintersphoto.com]
    Editor: John Aldrich
    Sound Design & Music: Shervin Shaeri @ Mutant Jukebox
    Photography: NASA JPL, Dan Winters, David Robertson, Travis Smith
    Narrated by: Adam Steltzner, Miguel San Martin, Ann Devereaux, Allen Chen

    This is a very special project for me, It has been an honour to collaborate with Dan on this amazing project. Mr Dan Winters (danwintersphoto.com) is a renowned photojournalist, creating portraits of luminaries such as Barak Obama, Niel Young, Tupak Shakur to name but a very few, the list is incredible. His work documenting the final launches of Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis is some of the most beautiful images i have ever seen, pre-order on Amazon;
    amazon.co.uk/Last-Launch-Discovery-Endeavor-Atlantis/dp/029273963X

    During composing this piece my father was ill with cancer, he passed away just recently and in my own small way i'd like to dedicate this to the memory of him and the fragility and beauty of life.

    It has truly been an honour to work with Dan, he allowed me the creative freedom to create as i wanted with little intervention. And of course a big cheers to the Mars Rover Curiosity crew who are inspiring us all with their work.

    Shervin Shaeri

    # vimeo.com/54130221 Uploaded 88K Plays 36 Comments

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