1. Land of the Long Ears


    from Ben / Added

    14.6K Plays / / 230 Comments

    I saw a hare in the field. I crept cautiously towards him. Set my tripod down and shoot. It turned out to be three playing hares. It seems they didn't noticed me while I was sitting up. They came very close to me. One time straight towards me. Wonderful experience! I want to thank ferrie = differentieel for giving advice.(http://vimeo.com/differentieel) Music: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"

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    • 11-11-11 One Day on Earth - Boston


      from Rick Macomber / Added

      6,246 Plays / / 112 Comments

      Up until the final moments before sunset I still had no idea what I was going to do for One Day on Earth this year. As a matter of fact, I had been so busy working all day, I was about to blow the whole thing off and head home... until I saw the sun setting across the street from the TV studio along the Charles River, a place where only a few weeks ago had been the staging area for the world famous Head of the Charles Regatta. I hustled over there with my gear and slogged through soaking wet grass and 3 inches of mud to get to the river just in time to set up my sticks as the sun was going down. At the time I had no clue that I was about to be surrounded by flocks of geese that probably come to the very spot in which I was currently encroaching upon at dusk every day. I suddenly found myself in the midst of them, flying around me and landing right next to me. I was so still while documenting them, I think they saw that I wasn't a threat to them so they stayed within reach of my lens. I got lucky on this one and I was glad that I had thrown my gear bag and sticks in the car when I left the house for work in this morning! Cinematographer/Editor: Rick Macomber Camera: Canon 60D Lens: Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 Cutting Tools: FCP 7 Soundtrack: Parting of the Ways by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/

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      • The Innovator


        from Cineastas / Added

        154K Plays / / 79 Comments

        Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring the fringes of his field. Mike's work is a great example of how non-traditional methods of exploring one's craft can lead to unique end results. To find out more about Mike and his work visit www.fritondesign.com or @mikefriton. DIRECTOR: Tristan Stoch DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Sean Grasso SOUND: David Panton MUSIC BY KEVIN MACLEOD

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        • One Day on Earth 10-10-10 - Salem


          from Rick Macomber / Added

          2,153 Plays / / 74 Comments

          This is my contribution to 10-10-10 One Day on Earth, documenting the planet in one day. It was a real run and gun last minute shoot for me. Up until a few days before D-Day I was still unsure about what my subject matter would be. Add the fact that I had a paying gig later that same day and ladies and gents... you got a possible situation here. Suddenly I was starting to doubt that: A - I could find a last minute story that would be interesting enough to watch... and B - I would have enough time to actually film all the scenes I needed to tell a story before I had to pack up and go off to my paying gig later on. About two blocks from my apartment is a shelter. I often noticed some interesting characters smoking outside whenever I drove past the building, so I figured on this particular morning I would try an unannounced "door knock" to see if anyone would talk to me. It's something I'm used to doing for my day job as a TV news photojournalist. But still never an easy task finding people with substance abuse or emotional problems willing to just go on camera with a total stranger. And although the people in charge at the shelter were very helpful, because of privacy rights, I couldn't shoot any footage on the premises. Luckily, I ended up finding Mike, a 49 year old alcoholic who lives there full time. He's trying to pull his life together in the midst of this massive annual tourist celebration happening all around him during the month of Halloween in Salem, nicknamed "The Witch City." Even though he had never been on camera before, Mike was very eager to share his story with me. I quickly pre-interviewed him off camera just to see if he would be worth the time. And man, he was talkin' in sound bites right out of the gate! So I clipped a Sony lav mic on him and sat him down on a busy downtown Salem stoop, where he proceeded to pour his heart out to me about his difficult time with booze and drugs. After the interview I followed him around for a bit among the crowds of tourists and street hawkers who were peddling cheap Halloween trinkets and t-shirts. I shot this with a Canon 550D (T2i) using 70-300mm and 17-50mm lenses. Special thanks to Mike for sharing his struggle with alcoholism and to Lifebridge of Salem, MA. Soundtrack: "March of the Mind" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" creativecommons.org/​licenses/​by/​3.0/​"

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          • BTS from Big Ole' Lens Test Party


            from Rick Macomber / Added

            3,200 Plays / / 42 Comments

            So... what do you do when you are invited to hang at a lens test party with a bunch of cinematographers slinging cool gear and a promise of free food? A sort of lingerie party for guys? You shoot a BTS short film of course! And that's exactly what I did as DPs Ben Eckstein, Chris Loughran and the gang scrutinized a plethora of lenses ranging in price from $350 to $20,000 on a Panasonic AG-AF100. But not before consuming some big beefy burgers and washing them down with ice cold beer. Loughran slapped a Ki Pro Mini compact field recorder set to ProRes 422 on the AF100 rig while the rest of us assisted Eckstein lighting the set - his kitchen. Well actually they helped while I documented with my Canon 60D and Tamron f2.8 17-50mm lens. I told the boys to go easy on the Tamron putdowns, but you can scrutinize this BTS film here for yourselves. It's not a bad piece of glass for run and gun work... and I picked it up on CL for $350. The set was lit flat with no dramatic effect and had minimal shadows. And although the test did not include any low light conditions or blown out white levels, each lens saw the exact same short scene with no changes made in the room. Keith Wasserman was hilarious as 1st banana repeatedly ad-libbing his way through each take and lens swap with 2nd banana Brandon Vincent acting as droll straight man. Michael Murie and Matt Stapleton also shot some footage of the event while Ben Pender-Cudlip was drafted for iPad FilmSlate duty. Even Eckstein's dog Schnitzel made a cameo appearance in my BTS short. The results? Besides the belching and a few random SBDs... here you go: http://benjamineckstein.com/2011/09/the-big-ole-lens-test-party/ The Lenses: Cooke S4 35mm Zeiss CP2 35mm Zeiss Superspeed 35mm Nikon 17-35mm Olympus 14-35mm Canon 17-55mm Tamron 17-50mm Sigma 30mm Most of the lenses were provided by Rule Boston Camera. Music by Kevin MacLeod "Scheming Weasel" www.incompetech.com More BTS fun from Michael Murie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kYpk94BIIGg#!

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            • Bathed In The Light by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)


              from SAFYRA ROSA / Added

              391 Plays / / 36 Comments

              Bathed in the Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0. http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100308. Permissions beyond the scope of this license are available at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/licenses/. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Genre: Contemporary Time: 2:46 unknown tempo ISRC: USUAN1100308 © 2006 Kevin MacLeod Super light with some sweet cutting sounds. Round, full, and slow. Bright, Uplifting, Relaxed Editing & Production by Safyra Rosa

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              • Enchanted Journey by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)


                from SAFYRA ROSA / Added

                823 Plays / / 34 Comments

                Enchanted Journey by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0. http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100799. Permissions beyond the scope of this license are available at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/licenses/. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Genre: Contemporary Time: 4:30 - 62 BPM (Largo - Very Slow) Instruments: Harp ISRC: US-UAN-11-00799 (C) 2011 Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com) A harp solo in several distinct sections. It works well as a contained piece, but also contains several smaller sections that stand alone. Bright, Calming, Mystical, Upliftin Editing & Production by Safyra Rosa

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                • Sale Fever


                  from Julia Barnickle / Added

                  44 Plays / / 28 Comments

                  This is my first film for my "A Year of Creating Time Capsules" project with Xanthe Berkeley. It was filmed with a mixture of Windows phone and new iPhone 6. I originally wanted to include my peaceful walk to and from the town centre, by the river, but decided it would be too complicated to have appropriate music for the different moods.

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                  • Atlantean Twilight by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)


                    from SAFYRA ROSA / Added

                    482 Plays / / 22 Comments

                    Golden sky, clouds crimson, dreams protected ... The dreamcatcher in the memories of sleep ... strange nocturnal world... Atlantean Twilight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0. http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100322. Permissions beyond the scope of this license are available at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/licenses/. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Genre: Contemporary Time: 2:51 Instruments: Piano 44 BPM (Largo - Very Slow) ISRC: USUAN1100322 © 2005 Kevin MacLeod Time ticks away in a far away place in this little new-age piece. Mystical, Somber. Editing & Production by Safyra Rosa

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                    • "Arcadia" by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)


                      from SAFYRA ROSA / Added

                      514 Plays / / 21 Comments

                      Arcadia by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0. incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100326. Permissions beyond the scope of this license are available at incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/licenses/. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Genre: Soundtrack Time: 1:38 Instruments: Choirs, Flutes, Celesta, Glock 80 BPM (Andante - Medium Speed) ISRC: USUAN1100326 © 2007 Kevin MacLeod Many choirs in a slow-moving ethereal progression. Eerie, Epic, Mysterious, Mystical, Unnerving, Uplifting Editing & Production by Safyra Rosa

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