1. The City Limits

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    from Dominic / Added

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    / About the Project As of today, it is estimated that there are more than 7 billion humans living on Earth. Humans have only been a glimpse in the Earth’s timeline, yet in the last 200 years the evolution of mankind has skyrocketed as well as the need for Earth’s resources. Skyscrapers are growing taller than the next, like huge trees battling for sunlight. At night, from a higher point of view, traffic evokes lava flowing down a volcano. Like a giant ant colony, humans have made this planet their own. But what about the Earth? Can we continue to take without consequences? The City Limits tries to show that even though we are the dominant species on the planet, there is something bigger than us. In Carl Sagan’s own words “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.” Human progress and technology are developing at exponential rates but at what cost? Where is the city’s limit? / Technical Info Camera: Canon 5D Mark II Lenses: Canon 14 II, Canon 24 II, Canon 70-200 / Licensing For licensing information please visit: www.dominicboudreault.com/licensing / Connect with Me Website: www.dominicboudreault.com Twitter: twitter.com/domboudreault Instagram: instagram.com/dominicboudreault

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    • Mirror City Timelapse

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      from Michael Shainblum / Added

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      When I first started Mirror City, I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm. I wanted to showcase something unique and artistic, which takes Timelapse photography into a more abstract direction. Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation. The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece. I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City. Directed, Filmed & Edited: Michael Shainblum www.shainblumphoto.com/ www.facebook.com/shainblumphoto www.500px.com/Shainblum www.twitter.com/shainblum Music: Bassnectar Track: Bassnectar – Butterfly (ft. Mimi Page) www.bassnectar.net/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bassnectar/id2900657 Motion Control Gear Sponsors: Emotimo www.emotimo.com/ Dynamic Perception www.dynamicperception.com/ (All clips are available in the original and mirrored format) For licensing & inquires please contact at Shainblumphoto@gmail.com

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      • Joy Ride

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        from Sandro / Added

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        A film by Sandro shot with the Nikon D800. Director: Sandro Editor: Alaster Jordan / Whitehouse Music: Yessian Production: Cap Gun View the Behind the Scenes Video shot by the Nikon Crew: http://vimeo.com/36306101

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        • Cityscape Chicago

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          from Eric Hines / Added

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          Please watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for best quality. Cityscape Chicago is a personal timelapse piece consisting of over 30,000 still photographs shot on the Canon 5D Mark III incrementally between July and October 2012 around downtown Chicago, Illinois. The inspiration of this piece was my fascination with the city of Chicago, particularly at night. For me, there has always been a mysterious sort of feeling to Chicago at night, so I decided to explore and capture it. Special thanks to Kessler Crane for the motion control equipment used in the making of this video. www.KesslerCrane.com Also, thank you to Hotel 71 and the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago www.Hotel71.com www.HardRockHotelChicago.com Music: "Transcendence" by 'The American Dollar' | http://www.facebook.com/theamericandollar Download a free compilation of 9 of their best tracks here: http://tinyurl.com/freeAMD Website www.EricHinesPhotography.com Twitter www.Twitter.com/EricHinesPhotos Facebook www.Facebook.com/EricHinesPhotography Copyright: Eric Hines Photography This video may not be used without permission. Embedding this video into a commercial website is not permittable without the consent of Eric Hines Photography. YouTube 4K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZjmjT5SLYs Licensing Details - Available in 4K EHinesNWI@Gmail.com

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          • Half

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            from Alex Bohs / Added

            (n) one of two equal parts that together constitute a whole Starring: Chloe Howcroft Emily Deering Melody Snyder Written, Directed & Edited by: Alex Bohs Cinematography by: Mark Johnson Original Music by: Davis Jones Animation by: Marissa Dorman Chelsea Gyger Special Thanks: Amanda Brinton Brian Patterson Dirk Matthews Adam Glab Kimberley Pinto Michael Pinto © 2011 OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2011 Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival (Chicago, IL) 2011 Take 1 Film Festival (Chicago, IL) 2011 Circus Surreal Film Festival (Chicago, IL) 2011 Out in the Desert: Tucson's International LGBT Film Festival (Tuscon, AZ) 2011 South Texas Underground Film Festival (Corpus Christi, TX) 2011 Pink Sheep Film Festival (Wilmington, NC) 2011 OUTrageous! LGBTQ Film Festival (Santa Barbara, CA) 2011 Short Film Showcase (London, United Kingdom) 2011 The Stepping Stone Film Festival (Bangalore, India) 2012 KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (Mumbai, India) 2012 Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago, IL) 2012 Indie Boots Film Festival (Chicago, IL) 2012 NFFTY Film Festival (Seattle, WA) 2012 Frameline Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) 2012 Outfest Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA) 2012 Newfest (New York City, NY) 2013 Ascona Film Festival 2013 (Ascona, Switzerland) 2013 Inside Out: Toronto LGBT Film Festival (Toronto, Canada) The 1st Annual Short Film Channel (VMSplay.com) The 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival (San Francisco, CA) The 22nd Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival (Fresno, CA) The 16th Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Seattle, WA) The 26th BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (London, UK) AWARDS: Staff Pick (Vimeo) Audience Award (Take 1) Audience Award (Indie Boots) Best Drama (CineYouth) Most Innovative Award (SLGFF) Editing Award and Cinematography Award (STUFF)

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            • Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

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              from Craig Shimala / Added

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              On June 23rd, 2010 a line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago in the early evening hours. I stayed late at the office that night to work on some things and to avoid the rush hour chaos that was going on. Once I returned home I wasn't really paying attention to what was happening outside until someone asked me if I was watching the lightning. I took a quick look out my window and saw some quick hits of lightning and ran back to my room to grab my camera and tripod. I was standing out there randomly hitting the record button and hoping I would catch some of the strikes. About 15 minutes in nothing was happening during my current recording so I reached to stop it and start a new one. At the moment I touched the camera three of the tallest buildings in Chicago were struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest). If you listen closely, you can hear me lightly say "yes!" after the triple strike happens. **** 6/27 - Posted the sequel with more strikes from this storm! http://vimeo.com/12905965 *** HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio. Music: Sufjan Stevens - To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

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              • Cityscape Chicago II

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                from Eric Hines / Added

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                Please watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for best quality. Cityscape Chicago II is a personal timelapse piece that I have worked on periodically over the past two years. The inspiration behind the project ties similarly with the original piece. As the city of Chicago continues to change, my fascination with it grows as well. The goal for me is always to capture the city in a unique way from new perspectives, and to continue exploring it. If you are interested in prints from Cityscape Chicago II, please visit my Redbubble! http://www.redbubble.com/people/erichinesphotos The timelapse sequences in this video were all shot on the Canon 5D Mark III and various lenses. Motion control used in the making of the piece was provided by the Kessler CineDrive and Second Shooter. www.KesslerCrane.com Music: "Signaling Through the Flames" by 'The American Dollar' | facebook.com/theamericandollar Website www.EricHinesPhotography.com Twitter Twitter.com/EricHinesPhotos Facebook Facebook.com/EricHinesPhotography Copyright: Eric Hines Photography Licensing Details - Available in 4K EHinesNWI@Gmail.com

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                • Wide Web World

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                  from Paul Wex / Added

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                  Music by myself (c) 2013 THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS :)) All imagery recorded from www.here.com. All movements handmade. Look pimped in FCP7. This is a personal project, there is no commercial use. Thanks to the friendly Nokia and Here.com staff for leaving me alive :) I stumbled upon this super awesome service a couple of months ago and I was really impressed. Unfortunately my graphic card (GT8800) was not powerful enough to realize my idea. I tested a lot of screen recorders, but all of them throttled the fps of the footages and the results were always too jerky at 720p...:( Meanwhile I had to upgrade my card (for another reason) (HD5770) and I tested it again - and it worked much better! :) Stay tuned on facebook.com/paul.wex.films :)

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                  • Bruce

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                    from Jason Stanfield / Added

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                    created and produced by: TRUE STORIES >> truestoriessf.com edited by: SCOTT KEENAN >> scottdkeenan.com shot by: KEITH WILSON >> wall-eye.com graded by: PAUL GALATI >> company3.com mixed by: JEREMIAH MOORE >> jeremiahmoore.com/reel/index.html

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                    • Matt Damon reads from Howard Zinn's 1970 speech, "The Problem is Civil Obedience"

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                      from Voices of a People's History / Added

                      Here, Matt Damon reads from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience. Matt Damon and his family were lifelong friends of the Zinns. This performance was part of "The People Speak, Live!" show, featuring Damon, Lupe Fiasco and a cast of Chicago's finest poets, actors, activists, artists, musicians, and writers. The show took place at the Metro in Chicago, on January 31, 2012, and was produced by Voices of a People's History (www.peopleshistory.us) in collaboration with Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival (http://youngchicagoauthors.org). Learn more about Voices of a People's History at www.Facebook.com/VoicesofaPeoplesHistory and on Twitter @VPH. Here's what Howard Zinn writes about this 1970 speech in his introduction to the full piece in his book Voices of a People's History of the United States, written with Anthony Arnove and first published in 2004 by Seven Stories Press: "In November 1970, after my arrest along with others who had engaged in a Boston protest at an army base to block soldiers from being sent to Vietnam, I flew to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to take part in a debate with the philosopher Charles Frankel on civil disobedience. I was supposed to appear in court that day in connection with the charges resulting from the army base protest. I had a choice: show up in court and miss this opportunity to explain — and practice — my commitment to civil disobedience, or face the consequences of defying the court order by going to Baltimore. I chose to go. The next day, when I returned to Boston, I went to teach my morning class at Boston University. Two detectives were waiting outside the classroom and hauled me off to court, where I was sentenced to a few days in jail. Here is the text of my speech that night at Johns Hopkins."

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