Hussein worked for his family's real estate company before the Syrian uprising became increasingly violent 8 months ago. Frequent bombings and gunfire between President Bashar al-Assad forces and Syrian rebels turned the country into one of the most dangerous place in the world. Most jobs in Syria, including Hussein's in Qusayr, disappeared. Hussein, a pro-revolution activist who asked not to use his last name for fear of retribution, began taking pictures and videos of the violence and sending them to TV stations, free of charge. Blockades and attacks on foreign journalists in Syria has made real-time information about the conflict more and more scarce. Broadcaster are increasingly relying on untrained citizen journalists like Hussein for insight into what's going on in the country. In this eye-opening Storyhunter video, Hussein tells his story. Directed and Shot by Ricardo Garcia Vilanova Executive Produced by Storyhunter ----- Are you a video journalist or documentarian? Want to get paid to tell the stories you love? Learn more and become a Storyhunter at www.storyhunter.tv Follow us on Twitter @STORYHUNTER+ More details
View more of my stuff here: www.democracyforthecartoons.blogspot.com An animated interpretation of the strange life of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth. It was animated in charcoal, pastels and crayon on the pages of 12 paperback books. The driver's side window of a box truck was used as the light box for animating because I made the entire thing while I was at work (a job I no longer have). Music by Spencer Thun. Sound and Voices by Ian Picco. Winner-Best Short Film, Local Sightings Film Festival 2010. Official selection Atlanta Film Festival 2011.+ More details
"Rural preterit". An Experimental documentary. Lenght: 06 minutes 36 seconds Language: Galician with English subtitles. Shortmovie and Film Score by Sonia and Miriam Albert Sobrino (Also Sisters) UPDATE NOVEMBER 2011: Official selection FLUXUS International Film Festival Official Selection at CINESPAÑA Film Festival. Official Selection at Explora Competition within Curtocircuito Film Festival. Nominated in the category of best experimental film within the Galician Academy Awards. Also known as "Premios Mestre Mateo". "Rural Preterit" is an experimental documentary that -through the memories of two people that once lived in a now abandoned village in Galicia- explores the causes and consequences of rural exile. The documentary confronts the simplicity of the rural life and the influence of the technology in our daily routine. In other words, could we really live without technology? GALICIAN SINOPSE A néboa deixa paso ao sol que se resiste a levantarse. A aldea é un eco do pasado, un fantasma do que só as pedras das casas derrubadas son testemuñas. Os seus habitantes marcharon obrigados, coa velocidade coa que se acende unha lámpada ao pulsar o interruptor. 40 anos máis tarde e coa vida refeita nas urbes, o exilio do rural galego demostra que o abandono trouxo consigo unha teórica mellora na calidade de vida pero tamén a morriña dun estilo de vida non dependente da tecnoloxía. "Rural Pretérito" é un documental experimental que realiza unha retrospectiva sobre o estilo de vida dos habitantes dunha aldea hoxe extinta. O emprego da narración, efectos sonoros e a súa relación coa imaxe cuestiona se o avance tecnolóxico nas cidades compensou que o ámbito rural se converta, hoxe, nunha forma de vida case pretérita.+ More details
Civil war lasted for for more than 30 years in Sri Lanka. Now that the conflict has ended hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless or forced to live in IDP camps. They have lost their homes, their lively hoods and now have little chance of providing a better life for their children. These are the people of conflict, people whose daily life is one of survival.+ More details
A view from the sky of the Battle of Cool Springs in Virginia. It is now a monastery, giving this violent place a serene and beautiful life once more. Shot in Clark County VA and commissioned to be the accompanying video for My Politic's "Civil War Song" A special thanks to the monks of Holy Cross Abbey for opening up their land. Shot on the DJI Inspire drone.+ More details
- Grand Prix of "Golden Frame" of the International film festival of "YOUNG CINEMA ART" Warsaw (Poland) of 2008. - The Grand Prix "the VI International film festival of MILITARY CINEMA of Yu.N.Ozerova" Moscow 2008. - Grand Prix, figurine "The gold goddess" film festival "the GOLD TAMBOURINE" Khanty-Mansiysk 2008. - "Audience Award" VIII of the International film festival of "ICFVF" Beijing (China) of 2009. - Special Prize of jury of the International film festival of "MEDIASCHOOL" Lodz (Poland) of 2008. - Special Prize of the International film festival "SACRED ANNA" Moscow 2008. - Special Prize of the International film festival "MOVIE TEST" Yekaterinburg 2007. - The prize "For the Best Scenario" of the International film festival "BEGAN" St. Petersburg 2008. - Special guest of the International film festival of "BLIFF" Banja Luka (Bosnia) of 2008. - The special guest of the International film festival "AT the VOLGA BOUNDARY" Cheboksary 2008. - Special guest of the film festival of "A-Film Festival" Moscow 2008 Directed by Arthur Videnmeer Cinematographer Yuri Kokoshkin Screenwriter Sergey Muratov Production designer Evgeniy Savin - Гран-При "Golden Frame" Международного кинофестиваля "YOUNG CINEMA ART" г.Варшава (Польша) 2008г. - Гран-При "VI Международного кинофестиваля ВОЕННОГО КИНО им.Ю.Н.Озерова" г.Москва 2008г. - Гран-При, статуэтка "Золотая богиня" кинофестиваля "ЗОЛОТОЙ БУБЕН" г.Ханты-Мансийск 2008г. - "Audience Award" VIII Международного кинофестиваля "ICFVF" г.Пекин (Китай) 2009г. - Специальный Приз жюри Международного кинофестиваля "MEDIASCHOOL" г.Лодзь (Польша) 2008г. - Специальный Приз Международного кинофестиваля "СВЯТАЯ АННА" г.Москва 2008. - Специальный Приз Международного кинофестиваля "КИНОПРОБА" г.Екатеринбург 2007г. - Приз "За лучший сценарий" Международного кинофестиваля "НАЧАЛО" г.Санкт-Петербург 2008г. - Специальный гость Международного кинофестиваля "BLIFF" г.Баня Лука (Босния) 2008г. - Специальный гость Международного кинофестиваля "НА ВОЛЖСКОМ РУБЕЖЕ" г.Чебоксары 2008г. - Специальный гость Кинофестиваля "A-Film Festival" г.Москва 2008г. режиссер: Артур Виденмеер оператор: Юрий Кокошкин сценарист: Сергей Муратов художник: Евгений Савин+ More details
This is the final update to my experimental "evolving" vidblog from my Maryland trip (April 26th - May 4th 2009). Every day I updated the video with the latest footage from that day, the editing changed based on my mood, and the scene's/places were different everyday. This video is now my whole trip as I saw it from start to finish. Enjoy.+ More details
The Sixth Gun is an ongoing comic book series that takes place shortly after the civil war. It's a compilation of a few genres - at its core, it's a western - but is infused with some sci-fi and horror elements as well. The artwork and story are amazing, so I felt inspired to create a "trailer" for the series. Here it is.+ More details
Haunted Civil War era Music Video for Folk Artist Benjamin Grenville. We follow a man as he nears the end of his fight in the American Civil War. After being baptized alongside his fellow soldiers and losing his way through the Appalachian Mountains, He becomes a prisoner to a group of confederate soldiers. While in captivity he is constantly haunted by the beautiful woman who baptized him. As he nears his last breathe, she returns. WINNER* Awardeo.tv "Short of the Week" Feb. 8th - Feb. 15th 2015 Best Shorts Competition "Award of Merit" - April 7th, 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival 2015 Film Shortage: Daily Short Picks Best Shorts Competition 2015 LAIFF Awards May 2015 NOMINATION "Best Music Video" at LAIFF Awards May 2015 www.congestedconjurist.com https://soundcloud.com/benjamin-grenville www.codysignore.com Cast: Benjamin Grenville Amanda Soucy Seyi Ayorinde Chris Pike Kevin O. Peterson Andrew Dunn Andre Phillips Dave Wilkinson Greg Robbins Eric Campana Ian Fein Crew Director - Cody Signore Producer - David Bouley Assistand Director - Andre Phillips, David Bouley Cinematography - Chuck Vuolo Art Director - Judy Prescott Set Dresser - Ryan Bliss Make Up/Wardrobe - Jeff Adler Gaffer - Tom Fitzgerald, Andrew Dodd A.C.'s - Josh Weinhaus, Joseph Lingad Grips - Thomas Eckenfels, Christian Doucette Production Sound - Alex Kukla Production Assistants - Andrew Dunn, Chyna Lin, Sam McGoldrick, Sound Editing/Mixing - Ben Didsbury Color Grading - Jon Mercer Production: Charles River Media Group Special thanks to everyone who supported us on Kickstarter! Without any of you this would not be possible and we would not be able to do the things that we love to do! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003286495/congested-conjurist+ More details
http://www.historytheatre.com/shows/2011-2012/civil_war_xmas.asp This was the second video I produced after hacking my GH2 for the History Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota (www.historytheatre.com) for their upcoming Christmas musical that takes place at the end of the Civil War. Since there weren't any sets built and the cast was just beginning rehearsals, we decided to shoot some of the cast's hands in ECU. We filmed at 60fps, which with the hack was at 32MPBS and 720p. ISO was set at 160, and we left the 20mm f/1.7 wide open. Lighting was with two Cowboy Studio fluorescent lights, one overhead, and one to the side. Shutter speed was left at 100 for the duration of the shoot. In post, we blended the footage 50% with a Gold Process plugin from Magic Bullet Quick Looks to give everything a slightly yellow and aged look. Like the look? Hate it? Tell us in the comments! This video was produced by Sugo Media, which provides hyper-local advertising services and consulting to Twin Cities businesses and non-profits. Visit http://www.sugomedia.com to learn more! Video was shot on hacked GH2 with the 20mm f/1.7 lens at 160 ISO in slow motion at 32MBPS. Download "Rise Up Shepherds And Follow" by Robin & Linda Williams from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Christmas-Gift/dp/B000S5947W/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_4 I followed the excellent instructions at zeroplusplus.com/updated-42-mbps-gh2-ptool-v3-62d-patch-visual-instructions/ for the hack - and I'm indebted. Directed/edited by Joe Filipas, Sugo Media Produced by Rachel Flynn, History Theatre+ More details
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