1. Minnehaha Falls: First Descent


    from OGP Productions / Added

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    After seeing a picture of this waterfall for the first time, I was instantly intrigued. At the end of a long, but awesome Colorado trip, I was able to gather up the motivation to drive to Minneapolis, where this waterfall sits in the middle of the city. While it is very high profile and urban, tons of people, and in the very center of the general public, there is something strangely beautiful about this drop. It is complex, twisting, and questionable depth of landing, and has much more to it than just kayaking. A chain was put across the creek just above the lip that was almost a factor that prevented my decision to run it. At the last second, a log pinned against the chain, propping it up enough to get under in the river right eddy, and leaving no choice but to make a scramble ferry back to the left. After three intense days of thinking and scouting, it finally all came together. Very thankful for the outcome, and to wrap the first half of Summer up with a good run in an amazing place. A huge thanks to the safety team that showed up to help and support. While many people watching probably think we are crazy, the real danger in life is hiding in the crowd, and not trying. Do your thing. Call it what you want, but this is what we do, and this is the story of Minnehaha Falls. Song: Beautiful, Eminem

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    • Canon 60D 1000fps using Apple Motion instead of Twixtor


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      This is a test of the Optical Flow feature in Motion that lets you retime footage to obtain high-quality slo-mo. Canon 60D with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @59.94fps retimed to 1000fps using Apple Motion. Graded with Magic Bullet Mojo and FCP. Titles created with CrumplePop Revealer. Tutorial video with the complete workflow is here on Vimeo and at crumplepop.com/blog. Music: Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No.1 played by Jed at CrumplePop

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      • Dusty Signs


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        Traditional hand-lettering by Dan Madsen. → more from him at http://dustysigns.com Video made by Hunter Johnson Song: Artie Shaw & Helen Forrest - Deep Purple

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        • Into Dusk - Short Film


          from Jason Ho / Added

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          Ellie is terminal. Wren is broke and struggling, but would do anything to keep her alive. With only a gun and his love, can he do what it takes to save her life? Into Dusk is a proof of concept scene for a planned feature film. It was created by people who love cyberpunk. ***** We are hoping to spread the word to show investors people are interested in a longer version of this film. Starring: Ryan Colbert Piper Quinn Natalie Reynolds Directed by Jason Ho www.dreamnineteen.com Executive Producer Naohiko Isomura at Artmark Project, Tokyo http://www.ampjt.net/ Written by Jason Ho and Andrew Post www.megadeluxo.com Cinematography: TJ Schwingle www.schwingleimage.com/ VFX: Jesse Pelkey Art Direction/Set Design: Aaron Schmoll & Elizabeth Richardson Sound Design and Original Score: Nick Leisenheimer http://nickleisenheimer.com/ Editor: Cody Brown http://codyleebrown.com/ AD: Cody Brown Production Coordinator: Anne Mahoney 1st AC: Chris Hadlund 2nd AC: Dan Godar Grip: Chris Savage Set Builider: Alissa Gold Set Builder: Ben Gascoigne Makeup: Miki Sautbine Wardrobe: Elizabeth Richardson Graphic Designer: Kipp Crawford Color: Michael Sandness Titles: Travis Kragh Concept Art: Irina Levin Special Thanks: Michael Heagle & Sarah Jean Shervin RED Scarlet Camera and Lenses Provided by Nick Junkersfeld

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          • Chokes and Chuckles


            from Brian Redban / Added

            A typical weekend on the road, with a comedy show and Ultimate Fighting.

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            • Dirty Girl (The Goondas)


              from Nick Benidt (VJ Bandit) / Added

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              I saw The Goondas last summer at a free show downtown Minneapolis near the St. Anthony falls. And as their reputation attests to, they ARE a super high energy live rock n' roll group. My family was with me at the show that day. After the band finished screaming and jumpin around for 40 mintues or so, they disappeared backstage. While waiting for them to come out front so I could buy a CD off them, my (then 10 year old sister) quietly says to me, ' I just saw the lead singer puking backstage...' It doesn't get any more rock n' roll than this ladies and gentlemen. www.thegoondas.com www.thegoondas.bandcamp.com/

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              • Blu Dot Real Good Experiment


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                When we opened our SoHo store in 2008, we were introduced to the resourceful culture of "curb-mining": the act of finding furniture and art on the street. Now that a year has passed, we decided to conduct a curb-mining experiment of our own to celebrate our one-year anniversary in New York. On November 4-5, 25 Real Good Chairs were dropped around NYC, free for the take. Many were GPS-enabled. Watch the film to see what happened. Directed by Andrew Zuchero Produced by Supermarche Concept by mono Technology by Tellart

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                • Sparks - Short Film


                  from Jason Ho / Added

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                  Short film about a lonely mechanic with a hopelessly romantic imagination. Created for Tokyo based apparel maker, Pherrow's. The clothing you see the male characters wearing were created by Pherrow's. Soundtrack now available for download here! http://luckiestman.bandcamp.com/track/love-or-lie The film was shot entirely on a Canon 7D. Lenses: 70-200 2.8 Canon, 24-70 2.8 Canon and a few Nikon lenses, too. Sparks: Starring: Will Caesar Anne Marie Rooney Rich Reeder Jeremy Messersmith Bruce Miller Michael Cox Written/Directed/Edited: Jason Ho Executive Producer: Masahiro Shimura Producer: Sergio Rapu & Jason Ho Director of Photography: Bo Hakala Music: Grant Cutler, Aby Wolf AC: Brian Suerth Gaffer: Dave Underhill 2nd Grip: Jake Hanson Art Director/Wardrobe: Sarah Jean Shervin Hair/Make-up/Wardrobe: Jessi Dery Make-up Assistant: Kristen Leigh Storyboards: Irina Levin Production Assistants: Shane Lattie, Shelly Benson Location Manager: Tony Perez Editor: Jason Ho Colorist: Dave Sweet Car provided by Props On Wheels

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                  • Why We're Here: Twin Cities


                    from Seven and Sixty Productions / Added

                    With all the possibilities around the world, what is the “it” that keeps people here in the Twin Cities? We suspected the answer to the question "Why We're Here" was both simple and incredibly nuanced -- worthy of art. We took our camera to the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul to find people willing to talk, unscripted, on film. The result is our collective love poem to the Twin Cities. Why We're Here: Twin Cities is a six-minute film that explores what unites us, and unites us here, in the Twin Cities. Filmed on location the spring and summer of 2010 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the film features an original score by John Munson of the New Standards, the Twilight Hours, Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare, camerawork by Adam Olson and editing by Sam Heyn. Visit www.sevenandsixty.com to post your response and tell us, with all the possibilities that exist in the world, why you’re living where you do. Produced in association with the Minnesota Culture Club. Visit them at http://mncultureclub.com.

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                    • Splice Holiday Video 2011


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                      CLIENT: Splice Creative Director: Shannon Pettini Producer: Steve Fait Director: Eric Howell DP: John Burch 1st AC: Steve Speers Grip/Electric: Scott Jolstad Grip/Electric: Joe Vandenberg Grip/Electric: David Pope Hair/Makeup: Maureen McGavin PA: Mitch Heil PA: David Crowley PA: Keith McGregor Practical FX: David Weiberg, MNFX Props: Gordon Smuder, MNFX Storyboards: David Stephan Stage Management: Red White Editor: Kevin Russell Art Director/CG Artist: Andy Lefton VFX Supervisor/Artist: Mark Youngren VFX Artist: Ben Watne VFX Artist: Gino Zappia Graphics: Brian Olson Color: Alexis Hurkman Sound: Fred Street, Kelly Pieklo, David J Russ Compression/Delivery: Adam Betker Captain: Tom Reiner Communications Officer: Lily Duckler First Mate: Steve Fait Santa: Kipp Crawford

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