1. "Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives. These animals are actually very mobile creatures. However their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen.

    bioqueststudios.com.au
    Don't forget to check out our new video with updated technology: vimeo.com/220289475

    Make sure you watch the video on a large screen. This clip is displayed in Full HD, yet the source footage (or the whole clip), is available in UltraHD 4k resolution for media productions.

    The answer to a common question: yes, colors are "real" and not exaggerated by digital enhancement. We have only applied basic white balance correction. However, we used specialized lights to mimic the underwater ambient spectrum. When photographers use white light (artificial spectrum) on corals, they simply miss the vast majority of colours. Corals have spectrum-sensitive colouration due to fluorescent pigments.

    The duration of sequences varied from 20 minutes to 6+ hours.

    === Technical details ===

    To make this little clip we took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, we used focus stacking and deconvolution algorithms. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots.

    Just the intro and the last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking + deconvolution in some scenes). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and we spent almost 9 long months to get it right.

    Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.

    === Sharing/Use ===

    Inquiries/licensing/press: find our contact details bioqueststudios.com.au/

    More information about using our videos:
    bioqueststudios.com.au/image-and-video-use/

    Please support the Great Barrier Reef conservation efforts marineconservation.org.au/pages/donate.html

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  2. Japanese handmade paper of Kyoto Kurotani kurotaniwashi.jp

    Film by Kuroyanagi Takashi polar-design.jp/
    Music by Kurachi Martha kurachino.tumblr.com/

    ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・

    (撮影・編集)
    畔柳尭史 polar-design.jp/
    (音楽)
    倉知真麻 kurachino.tumblr.com

    (協力)
    黒谷和紙共同組合
    京都工芸繊維大学 中野デザイン研究室

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  3. Teaser for documentary short about the Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera, currently on Netflix worldwide.
    Film running time: 30 minutes
    Teaser music is "Salvador" from "Obrigado Brazil" by Yo Yo Ma.

    For more information, go to the100YearsShow.com
    Follow the film at facebook.com/100YearsShow

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  4. Shokunin (Sho-koo-neen) is a Japanese word used to describe an individual that aspires to become a master in their particular craft or art form. Ryan Neil falls firmly into this description, as he has been practicing the art of Bonsai for nearly two decades. In this short film, we get a glimpse at the broader thinking behind a professional American Bonsai practitioner, as well as some of the inherent challenges and aspirations that come along with the pursuit for bonsai mastery in America.

    Join the movement.
    visit: theartisanscup.com/

    A Film By: Ryan J. Bush (ryanjbush.com/ )
    Commissioned By: Bonsai Mirai ( bonsaimirai.com/ )
    Creative Direction: The DeSpains ( thedespains.com )
    Opening Title Animation: Caleb Cappock ( uphilldownhill.com/ )
    Music By: C418 - Tracks used: “Taswell” and “Intro” - ( c418.bandcamp.com/ )

    Filmed in Oregon

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  5. Can watch at these ocean creatures endlessly. It's like a live cosmos, unbelievable smooth moves, eternity and meditation. No single VFX used, this is magical nature.

    Rig: Hands

    Magic Lantern RAW 14bit video.

    Graded in Davinci Resolve Lite.

    Music by Astropılot altar.bandcamp.com/track/gravity-free

    Poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1869.

    Follow me on facebook.com/alexaafilm

    Endless Gravity in Hollywood blockbuster: digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/motion-graphics/deep-dive-into-ghost-in-shells-meditative-underwater-scene-updated/

    PS: This is 720p (HD) version.

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