1. Vimeo's Top 12 Videos of 2012.
    Shortlisted at the Vimeo Awards 2012.
    Gold at El Ojo de Ibero America 2012

    Tilt shift of the Carnaval party in Rio de Janeiro.
    Soundtrack available here: http://tinyurl.com/6mrzndl

    Made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli.
    Captured during Carnaval of 2011.
    Music by Jarbas Agnelli.
    Special thanks to Rede Globo, Liesa and Jodele Larcher.
    Extra thanks to Aguinaldo Rocca (producer) and Nick Graham-Smith (recording engineer).
    Thanks also to Guto Vaz, Marcio Avila and Duda M. for supporting us on the ground.

    keithloutit.com
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  2. This video was written and produced while traveling through Chile & Patagonia with my girlfriend. We spent 5 weeks exploring this amazing country, and this is how we chose to document it. Thanks so much for checking it out.

    Special Thanks to:

    LensProToGo, for helping us out with cameras and lenses. They are an awesome company, and the perfect place to rent DSLR's and lenses.

    website: lensprotogo.com

    ...Castulo Guerra for helping out with the voice over. He is an extremely talented man, who was great to work with...and I am so grateful he decided to take on this project...thank you very much Castulo.

    ...and also, to my girlfriend Nina for putting up with my nerdy ways, and for making this such an awesome trip...you're the best.

    Equipment used:
    Canon 1D mark IV + full Canon lens package - 17 tilt shift, 24, 50, 70-200, polarizer, gradient filter, monopod, tripod.

    Music:
    Bowspirit by: Balmorhea
    Skeletons by: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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  3. There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times.

    Made possible by Patagonia
    Generous support from: First Descents, Ruffwear and Snow Peak

    The end quote of the film is an excerpt from an incredible story by writer David Dudley that we highly suggest reading: 'What Our Dogs Teach us about Aging.' aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2014/aging-in-dogs.html [Thank you for saying it so perfectly, David]

    In order of appearance: Ben Moon & Denali
    Producer: Ben Moon // Moonhouse
    Directed / edited / written: Ben Knight // Felt Soul Media
    DP: Skip Armstrong // Wazee Motion Pictures
    Second Camera: Page Stephenson
    Co-Writer: Katie Klingsporn
    Wet Camera: Justin Harris
    Sound Recordist: Jim Hurst
    Music Supervisor: Ben Knight and Ian Anderson
    Sound Mix: Justin Harris
    Narrated by: Ben Knight

    Music by: Chihei Hatakeyama, Images of a Broken Light — chihei.org
    Music by: Odesza, It's Only [feat. Zyra] In Return, odesza.com, courtesy of Counter Records 2014

    Still Photographs by: Ben Moon, Lisa Hensel, Carli Davidson, Miranda Moon, Vivian Moon, Jean Redle Dawn Kish, Lisa Skaff, Pete Rudge, Kristen & Ian Yurdin, and John Sterling

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  4. Steadicam: Kevin Andrews
    Director: Tyler Stableford

    2017 TELLY AWARD WINNER

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  5. What makes a great story? For legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, the answer is both complicated and personal. In this short documentary about the craft of storytelling, he explains his lifelong mission to wake the dead. Recently featured on The Atlantic. (theatlantic.com/video/archive/2012/05/ken-burns-on-story/257165/)

    Directed by Tom Mason and Sarah Klein
    Music by Ryan Sayward Whittier
    Animation by Elliot Cowan

    Check out the sequel to this piece, George Saunders: On Story: vimeo.com/143732791

    Transcript for Closed Captioning
    Ken Burns On Story Transcription

    You know the common story is one plus one equals two, we get it. But all stories are really, the real genuine stories, are about one and one equaling three. That’s what I’m interested in.

    We live in a rational world where absolutely we’re certain that one and one equals two, and it does. But the things that matter most to us, some people call it love, some people call it God, some people call it reason, is that other thing where the whole is greater than the some of its parts, and that’s the three.
    Oh great story, they are everywhere. There are millions of them! Abraham Lincoln wins the Civil War and then he decides he’s got enough time to go to the theater. That’s a good story. When Thomas Jefferson said we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, he owned a hundred human beings and never saw the hypocrisy, never saw the contradiction, and more important, never saw fit in his lifetime to free any one of them. That’s a good story. You know the stories that I like to tell are always interesting because the good guys have really serious flaws and the villains are very compelling. My interest is always in complicating things.

    Jean Luc Goddard said cinema is truth 24 times a second. Maybe. It’s lying 24 times a second too, all the time, all story is manipulation. Is there acceptable manipulation? You bet. People say oh boy, I was so moved to tears in your film. That’s a good thing? That was, I manipulated that. That’s part of storytelling. I didn’t do it dis-genuinely, I did it sincerely, I am moved by that too, that’s manipulation. Truth is we hope a byproduct of the best of our stories and yet there are many, many different kinds of truths and an emotional truth is something that you have to build.

    I made a film on baseball once and it seemed to me that there was a dilemma for the racist of what to do about Jackie Robinson. If you were a Brooklyn Dodger fan and you were a racist, what do you do when he arrives? You can quit baseball all together, you can change teams, or you can change. And I think that the kind of narrative that I subscribe trusts in the possibility that people could change. I hope it’s a positive version of manipulation, but I do think that we do coalesce around stories that seem transcendent.

    I don’t know why I tell stories about history I mean there’s kind of classic dime-store Ken Burns wolf-at-the door things, my mother had cancer all of my life, she died when I was 11, there wasn’t a moment from when I was aware, two-and-a-half, three, that there was something dreadfully wrong in my life. It might be that what I’m engaged in, in a historical pursuit is a thin layer perhaps thickly disguised waking of the dead, that I try to make Abraham Lincoln and Jackie Robinson and Louis Armstrong come alive and it maybe very obvious and very close to home who I’m actually trying to wake up. We have to keep the wolf from the door, you know, we tell stories to continue ourselves. We all think an exception is going to be made in our case and we’re going to live forever, and being a human is actually arriving at the understanding that that’s not going to be, story is there to just remind us that it’s just okay.

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