In honor of the 15th anniversary of Joss Whedon’s cult sci-fi favorite “Firefly,” we've launched a reel that celebrates the epic journey of Serenity and its valiant crew. The compilation highlights some of the best VFX work on the beloved show, which launched Zoic in 2002 and earned an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series.” We dug into the archives to create this commemorative reel, rebuilding Serenity with the original team and put together a shiny new sequence followed by an assembly of some of the most beloved and quotable moments of the franchise.
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Singer Zhang Liangying, portrays the role of an office lady and was presented at the beginning of the story. This unlucky lady was blamed by her boss over the phone when she visited the Art Institute of Chicago. Suddenly, she enters a world of famous paintings, and was on her way to a fantastic adventure.
In this MV, we try to connect 12 world-known paintings through interesting and smooth transitions. The original values of those paintings are re-defined. For example, Van Gogh’s ear is bitten by Mike Tyson; when the girl in the Gleaners looks up, she becomes the Girl with A Pearl Earring; the two men in black at the end of the bridge in the Scream by Edvard Munch are actually MIB, and they scream because they see the big monster in the painting of Dali; and the man in suit sitting with his back to us in the lonely café of the last painting Nighthawks, is Dali, and so on.
The 3D effect of those famous paintings is the largest challenge in this MV. We invited excellent artists to contribute their ideas and skills on all the scenes, costumes, actors and the singer. The innovative shooting methods are extremely experimental, which seems crazy!
Although the concept of the script is radical, weird and wild, the revival of paintings, the integration of the new and the old, the copy of painting lines and the texture presentation in the production process are all challenges. The traditional arts and aesthetics are supported by creativity, and innovative story line and the overwhelming CG are integrated. The MV was made possible through the efforts of experts in various fields. We hope you enjoy it!
The list of paintings and artists used in the MV:
1. Edward Hopper – Nighthawks
2. Vincent Willem van Gogh
3. Jean-François Millet- Des glaneuses
4. Johannes Vermeer-Het meisje met de parel
5.Andrew Nowell Wyeth-Christina's World
6.Georges-Pierre Seurat-Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte
7. Edvard Munch-Skrik
8.alvador Dali-A Tentação de Santo Antônio
9. The marches of summer
10. Maurits Cornelis Escher-Ascending and descending
11. Maurits Cornelis Escher- Gallery
12. Magritte Rene-The Son of Man
13. Salvador Dali
* As for the 13th painting, the explosion at 1:35 of the MV adopts the style of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.
故事的開始，從歌手張靚穎所扮演的OL上班族拉開序幕，電話那頭傳來老闆的責駡，正在逛芝加哥美術館( Art Institute of Chicago)的倒楣OL，莫名闖入名畫的世界，展開一連串不可思議的奇幻冒險。
*事發地點-芝加哥美術館( The Art Institute of Chicago )
名畫1.愛德華•霍普-夜遊者(Edward Hopper – Nighthawks)
名畫2.梵谷-自畫像(Vincent Willem Van Gogh Museum) VAN GOGH Van Gogh Museum La Oreja de Van Gogh - Oficial
名畫3.米勒-拾穗( Jean-François Millet- Des glaneuses)
名畫4.楊•維梅爾-戴珍珠耳環的少女( Johannes Vermeer -Het meisje met de parel)
名畫5.安德魯•魏斯-克莉絲蒂娜的世界 ( @Andrew Nowell Wyeth -Christina's World)
名畫6.喬治•秀拉-大碗島的星期天下午 ( Georges -Pierre Seurat-Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte)
名畫7.孟克-吶喊（Edvard Munch -Skrik）
*亂入彩蛋-MIB Men In Black
名畫8.達利-聖安東尼的誘惑(Salvador Dali-A Tentação de Santo Antônio) Salvador Dalí
名畫9.瑪格利特-馬奇的夏天( Magritte Rene-The marches of summer )
名畫10.艾雪-上下階梯（Maurits Cornelis Escher-Ascending and descending) 莫里茲·柯尼利斯·艾雪
名畫11.艾雪-畫廊（Maurits Cornelis Escher- Gallery)
名畫12.瑪格利特-人子(Magritte Rene-The Son of Man)
2015 Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere
2015 Mill Valley Film Festival Official Selection
2015 Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection
2015 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection
2015 Napa Valley Film Festival Official Selection
2015 Underexposed Film Festival Director's Choice
2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Official Selection
2016 Los Angeles Comedy Festival Official Selection
Short of the Week and Vimeo Staff Pick
Cast: Lyle Friedman, John Anderson, Doug Moe, Griffin Newman, Shacottha Fields, Alexis Pereira
Producers: Mary Rohlich, Jacob Robinson, Devin Landin
Editor: Sara Shaw
Cinematographer: Mike Simpson
Co-Producer: Lacy Wittman
Production Designer: Maki Takenouchi
Costume Designer: Olga Mill
Composer: Ryder McNair
Casting Director: Seth White
My tribute to my favourite sword duels in cinema (60 films). EDITED IN 2009.
SONG: "Don't let me be misunderstood", performed by Santa Esmeralda, extracted from the soundtrack album of "Kill Bill".
FILMS USED (listed only the first time each one of them appears): 00:01 - Kill Bill 00:06 - Hero 00:08 - Seven Samurai 00:09 - The Princess bride 00:11 - Hero 00:13 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 00:14 - Gladiator 00:16 - Conan the Barbarian 00:17 - Troy 00:19 - Batman begins 00:21 - Dragonslayer 00:23 - Kill Bill Vol. 2 00:26 - The Empire strikes back 00:29 - Crouching tiger, hidden dragon 00:33 - Zatoichi 00:35 - Hellboy 2 00:37 - The mask of Zorro 00:40 - The phantom menace 00:45 - Peter Pan 00:47 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl 00:49 - Revenge of the Sith 00:52 - The duelists 00:54 - LadyHawke 00:55 - The Count of Montecristo 00:56 - Kingdom of Heaven 00:58 - Blade 01:03 - The 13th warrior 01:05 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 01:06 - The Fellowship of the Ring 01:07 - Highlander 01:12 - Cutthroat Island 01:13 - Dangerous liaisons 01:14 - The adventres of Robin Hood (1938) 01:20 - The attack of the clones 01:26 - Stardust 01:28 - House of Flying Daggers 01:30 - Matrix Reloaded 01:32 - The flame and the arrow 01:35 - Willow 01:36 - Cyrano de Bergerac 01:48 - Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves 01:49 - Monty Python and the Holy Grail 01:50 - Hamlet (1996) 01:52 - Rob Roy 02:02 - Young Sherlock Holmes 02:08 - The Crow 02:12 - Casanova 02:20 - Star Wars: A new hope 02:29 - The Four Musketeers (1974) 02:31 - Dragonheart 02:33 - The return of the Jedi 02:38 - Hook 02:40 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 02:44 - Army of Darkness 02:55 - Azumi 02:57 - 300 03:01 - Excalibur 03:03 - Blind Fury 03:05 - The Curse of the Golden Flower 03:38 - Equilibrium
The highly acclaimed, blockbuster-style short film THE SHAMAN premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in 2015. After that it ran successfully at numerous film festivals around the globe, including Los Angeles, London, San Diego and the DragonCon in Atlanta. The trailer turned into a viral sensation with over 6 million views.
The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war. Recently mankind re-discovered the arts of Shamanism. The Shaman’s school of thought believes that every person or object has a soul. During battle Shamans step over into the Netherworld to find and convert the souls of their enemies’ giant battle machines. This tactic enables a single man to overcome an invincibly seeming steel monster.
This is the story of Joshua, a Shaman, who is sent on a mission to convert the soul of a giant battle colossus. He does not yet know that the soul is prepared for his coming and that the deadly psychological soul-to-soul confrontation in the Netherworld will be on eye level.