1. Watch the series for ICP at: mediastorm.com/clients/2015-icp-infinity-awards-all

    The fundamentals of warfare are changing in the United States.

    Pilots, sitting in a shipping container in Nevada, are waging war all over the world using drones that can stay in the air for days at a time. Their bombs represent an increasingly significant part of the United States global war on terror, and it’s being done largely in secret.

    The details and reasonings for these strikes are classified, kept away from the scrutiny of the media.

    Tomas van Houtryve wanted to find a way to visualize this war.

    “If we don't ever see who are victims are, then that empathy never kicks in.

    I want there to be a permanent visual record of the dawn of the drone age, the period in American history when America started outsourcing their military to flying robots,” said van Houtryve.

    In order to create this record, van Houtryve sent his own drone into American skies.

    “I decided to attach my camera to a small drone and travel across America to photograph the very sorts of gatherings mentioned in strike reports from Pakistan and Yemen - weddings, funerals, groups of people praying or exercising.

    By creating these images, I aim to draw attention to the changing nature of personal privacy, surveillance, and contemporary warfare,” said van Houtryve.

    Publish Date: May 1, 2015

    A film by: MediaStorm
    Photography: Tomas van Houtryve
    Editor & Producer: Tim McLaughlin
    Director of Photography: Andrew Michael Ellis
    Motion Graphics: Joe Fuller
    Transcription: Cortney Cleveland
    Design & Development: Tim Klimowicz, Shameel Arafin, David Kofahl
    Partnership Development: Samia Khan
    Director: Brian Storm
    Executive Producer: Renee Harbers

    Blue Sky Days was created with the support of: Harper’s Magazine, the Pulitzer Center, TIME Magazine, the Getty Images Grant, the Aaron Siskind Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the ACLU and National Geographic.
    This film was made possible with the generous support of Harbers Studios.

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  2. Trailer for Gandini Juggling's piece 4 x 4 Ephemeral Architectures. Filmed at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House London as part of the International Mime Festival in January 2015.
    Direction: Sean Gandini
    Choreography: Ludovic Ondiviella
    Music by Nimrod Borenstein. (extracts of Suspended Opus 69) Played by Camerata Alma Viva
    Lighting: Guy Hoare
    Artistic Assistant: Emma Lister
    Dancers: Kieran Stoneley, Kate Byrne, Erin O'toole, Joe Bishop,
    Jugglers: Kim Huynh, Sakari Männistö, Owen Reynolds, Kati Ylä-hokkala
    Musicians: Charlotte Maclet, Gaëlle-Anne Michel, Elitsa Bogdanova, Arthur Boutillier, Siret Lust.
    Editing and filming of the trailer: Jean Francois Valentin

    Project funded by the Royal Ballet Studio programe, National Centre for Circus Arts, the Arts Council of England, Agit-cirk Finland, Jackson's Lane and Shoreditch Town Hall.

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