1. The Camera (short film / original score)

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    from Peter Lewis / Added

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    In an abandoned beach house, a solitary girl finds a mysterious camera that reveals something unexpected. ------------------------ "Perfect in its simplicity, beautiful and haunting in its visuals, The Camera is a reminder that a great film is in everyone’s grasp, as long as he/she has the creative capacity and appropriate willpower to drop pretension, and quite simply, make something." —Short of the Week "From its delicate shot composition to an emotionally stirring score, Peter Lewis‘s The Camera is a crash course in great filmmaking." —Film School Rejects Short Film of the Day "A compelling example of what’s possible when perseverance and resourcefulness meet." —DirectorsNotes.com "Awesome ... 'The Camera' proves that beautiful movies can be made simply and makes you want to get out and make your own!" —Mitch Aunger, planet5D "Haunting" —FStoppers.com ------------------------ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCameraShortFilm Behance: http://bit.ly/Yhsthe Follow me on twitter: @thispeterlewis Aside from a few unfinished running-around-in-the-woods-with-guns experiments from my early teens, this is my first film. I made it because I love all the different aspects of filmmaking, because I was tired of my fear of failure, and because I wanted to see what would happen if I just finished one. Maybe this will lead to bigger and better films; maybe not. Either way I learned something. The story was largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation in Nags Head, NC—with a budget of only $50, to cover the props (I'd previously owned the Canon T2i, lenses, and Logic Pro, and used the free 30-day trial of FCPX). I wanted it to be a simple story with a mysterious twist or two. I got lots of advice from fellow filmmakers—Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, David, and others. If you like the film, thank you Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, and David. If you thought it was rubbish, they only tried to make it better than it was. And thanks again to Abbie and Gabe, without whose talents I couldn't have made it. Some have asked about Emily; the film wasn't written about her (she passed away while it was in post-production), but she was a dear friend of my family and many others, and it was an honor to dedicate it to her memory. Many of you know far more about filmmaking than I do, so please feel free to offer any critique. The Lights Film School blog interviewed me about the making of the film and overcoming fear of failure: http://www.lightsfilmschool.com/blog/short-film-canon-t2i-low-budget/1780/ FILM FESTIVALS - HollyShorts - DC Shorts - Juggernaut Film Festival - Shortcutz International Short Film Exhibition - Filmbooth International Short Film Screening (Gurgaon, India) - Surrey International Film Festival - Winner, Best of Fest, Fandana Film Festival - Festival du Film de Vacances - Low Country Indie Shorts - Choice Cuts (London) - Write.Shoot.Cut - MudasFest - Shortlisted for the Forster Film Festival - ClujShorts International Short Film Festival - Love Fest FEATURED - PBS Digital Studios Top 5 No Budget Short Films - Short of the Week - planet5D - Digital Convergence podcast (http://tinyurl.com/l3a5jxml) - PetaPixel - Impossible Project - FSTOPPERS - Film School Rejects - Directors Notes - Making the Movie - Charlotte Viewpoint - The Veda House - Movie Playoffs Favorite Shorts - New American Storytellers Screening Room - WriteShootCut - Independent Filmmakers Channel - 01SHORTFILM Channel - 200+ additional blogs Also used in Basic Cinematography and Reflexive Film classes at universities including Syracuse. ------------------------ Director / DP / Editor / Composer / Colorist / Sound Designer / Foley: PETER LEWIS Girl: ABBIE LEWIS Boy: GABE LEWIS ------------------------ Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 550D T2i Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.4, Tamron 28-200mm Editing / Color Grading: Final Cut Pro X Sound Design / Foley / Original Score: Logic Pro 9 Polaroid film: The Impossible Project

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    • The Moped Diaries

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      from Lucky Treehouse / Added

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      When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland a boy has to come to grips with the change and opportunities that come along with it. Love of home, love of a partner, and love of family all seem to be falling apart and slowly pushing him towards the inevitable, crossing that bridge himself to see what lies beyond the horizon. Shot 95% on a Canon 5dmk2 with a few pick ups done with the Sony FS700. luckytreehouse.com

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      • Eye of the Beholder

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        from The Upthink Lab / Added

        352K Plays / / 180 Comments

        Featuring an array of scenes from the North American landscape, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER is a short film that encourages the viewer to shed previous conceptions and ideas about the world, and to return to a place of wonderment and awe. Shot on location in the High Sierra Nevada, Canadian Rockies and Southern Appalachians. Some insight from the writer, Meghan J. Ward: http://adventurousparents.com/2013/11/07/eye-of-the-beholder-how-my-daughter-inspired-a-film-that-went-viral/ BTS: http://blog.planet5d.com/2013/09/exclusive-bts-combining-magic-lantern-raw-video-with-timelapse-on-eye-of-the-beholder/ Cinematography & Direction by Doug Urquhart (http://upthink.tv) 
Original Words by Meghan J. Ward (http://meghanjoyward.com)
 Original Music by Michael Wynne (http://michaelwynne.net)
 Additional Musical Collaboration with Matthew Smith
 Audio Post Production Services provided by http://MWPro.net
 Narrated by Brian Bremer (http://imdb.com/name/nm0107068/) Original text inspired by the writer's daughter, Mistaya Joy, and Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose". Special thanks to:
 Karen Urquhart
, Guy Thorsby
, Erik Huber, Paul Zizka, Doris Doster & the 
USFS - Nantahala Ranger District
, The McClure Family, 
The Urquhart Family, 
Wendall Beason, Maggie Caldwell, Mike Posehn, Brian @ http://emotimo.com, Chris Pritchard, Yosemite Steve, Oscar and Julie @ http://aperturent.com, Jay & Chris @ http://dynamicperception.com, Fred Beal, Andy Hendrix Shot with Canon 5D3 (Magic Lantern Raw video module), 6D, 7D, T3i (solar-powered camera) and Rebel 400D (solar-powered camera). Samyang Cine Primes (14mm, 24mm, 85mm), Canon 14mm, 17-55 EF-S and 10-22 EF-S, Timelapsecontroller.com For footage licensing inquires: http://upthink.tv/contact/ If you enjoy this short film, you might also like our previous award-winning release, Mountains in Motion http://vimeo.com/upthink/mountainsinmotion Location Listing: 00:10 - Small pond nestled below a cliff on the southern edge of Minaret Lake. High Sierra, CA + 00:21 - Sunset view from the summit of Mt Craig in Pisgah National Forest. Black Mtns. North Carolina. + 00:30 - Lassen Volcano reflected in Lake Helen. Lassen NP, CA + 00:34 - Multi-directional clouds soar while crepuscular rays radiate above a morning inversion blanketing the town of Franklin, NC. Shot from the Albert Mtn Fire Tower, located directly on the AT. Nantahala National Forest. + 00:39 - Sunset at Minaret Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness + 00:43 - Our home galaxy illuminates a devastated area (wind damage) along the John Muir trail. CA + 00:55 - Sunrise at Minaret Lake. High Sierras, CA + 01:03 - Big Sur coast. CA + 01:07 - Evening light on McWay Falls. Big Sur, CA + 01:11 - McArthur-Burney Falls, road to Shasta, CA + 01:15 - Winter at Mistaya Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada + 01:19 - Full moon above Nantahala National Forest. Albert Mtn Summit + 01:23 - The Milky Way shines over the dancing maritime fog layer. Big Sur / Lucia, CA + 01:32 - White Oak tree atop Lookout Mountain, GA. Summer to Winter + 01:37 - White Oak, Lookout Mountain, GA. Winter. + 01:43 - Apple orchard, winter, Franklin, NC + 01:50 - Yamnuska Mtn, Winter, Front range, Canadian Rockies + 01:55 - Morning light on the Minarets. Minaret Lake, High Sierras, CA + 02:00 - Morning light on the redwoods of Pfeiffer State Park. Big Sur, CA + 02:06 - Australian tree fern + 02:07 - Winter moonlight above Bow Lake. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada + 02:10 - Autumn colors at Sweetwater Creek State park. Atlanta, Georgia + 02:14 - Albert Mountain Summit - Summer to winter, fall foliage change. Nantahala National Forest + 02:23 -+ Full moon and fall colors at Lake Nantahala. Nantahala National Forest, NC + 02:27 - Nantahala River, NC + 02:32 - Sunset with Crepuscular rays illuminating the Appalachian Trail. Cheoah Bald Summit. Nantahala National Forest, NC + 02:39 - Afternoon at Cecile Lake. High Sierras, CA + 02:43 - The Galactic core illuminates the outlet stream / pond at Minaret Lake. High Sierras, CA + 02:46 - Evening light at Pfeiffer beach. Big Sur, CA + 02:51 - Sunset above the Pacific. Coastal Ridge - Santa Lucia Mountains, Big Sur, CA + 02:55 - Our home galaxy blazes above the dancing maritime fog layer. Big Sur / Lucia, CA "Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much. Language consists of five basic sounds produced by the vocal cords. They are the vowels a, e, i, o, u. The other sounds are consonants produced by air pressure: s, f, g, and so forth. Do you believe some combination of such basic sounds could ever explain who you are, or the ultimate purpose of the universe, or even what a tree or stone is in its depth?" - Eckhart Tolle

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        • 24 Hours on an Aircraft Carrier

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          from The Seventh Movement / Added

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          On 11-11-11, Veteran's Day, a basketball court assembled on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson for the Carrier Classic basketball game. But the action on the hardwood between Michigan State and North Carolina is no comparison to the teamwork that's seen here on any given day. An ESPN Feature - 24 Hours on an Aircraft Carrier - Produced by Sharon Kum-Matthews, ESPN. Filmed and Edited by The Seventh Movement http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7216645 ESPN Front Row - Behind the Scenes http://frontrow.espn.go.com/2011/11/producer-chronicles-a-typical-24-hours-aboard-the-uss-carl-vinson/

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          • Divided By Friday - "Disappoint: Surprise"

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            from Patrick Lawler / Added

            14.7K Plays / / 115 Comments

            http://www.myspace.com/dividedbyfriday These awesome guys flew me out to North Carolina to shoot their music video! I brought only clothes, a 7D with some Nikon-mount Zeiss DSLR lenses, and no tripod. We shot it over the course of two days on Matt the lead guitarist's property and in an old abandoned textile mill. We drove around to all the band member's houses and stole their parents lamps for the video. Near the end of day one while shooting the band set-up inside the textile mill my nikon to canon adaptor ring broke and got stuck on my Nikon 50mm lens. So for all the solo vignette shots of the lead singer surrounded by lamps I am hand-holding a 17mm Nikon lens on the Canon 7D camera body and wiggling it around, it created a cool hand-held tilt-shift effect that never would have happened if my adaptor ring hadn't broken! What a happy accident! It was really fun shooting the car accident scenes because everyone came out to watch. At one point a car full of people drove by horrified that I was filming people who had just died in an accident, and when the dead people woke up and said "oh no it's just a movie" the people in the car freaked out and started screaming! It was hilarious!

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            • Beauty

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              from Jesse Brass / Added

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              Take a look at the entire series here: vimeo.com/channels/makingart Melanie Norris shares her passion for finding beauty in people that others may have overlooked. "My responsibility as an artist is to convey beauty in people. To find the wonderful side of things that may typically be ignored, or just kind of passed on the street ..." Music provided by Welcome Wizard

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              • Breaking The Cycle

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                from Music Bed / Added

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                Hear more + License Music from 'Breaking The Cycle' on www.musicbed.com If We Give Up • Lord Klaus: mscbd.fm/ifwegvp 15 • Carrousel: mscbd.fm/crsltrk BTS: mscbd.fm/jrdhogn Jared Hogan is a brilliant filmmaker from North Carolina with a knack for pushing his own creative limits. He looks comfortable, but beneath his nonchalant exterior is a filmmaker who is deeply committed to becoming one of the best in the business — a filmmaker who can’t stand the thought of mediocrity or disappearing in to the middle. As artists, we all wrestle with offering up our creative work to receive affirmation from others. Along with Jared, we believe it's time to break the cycle of striving for approval and start making our best work for what matters most.

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                • my daughter, winnie.

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                  from jared hogan / Added

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                  a video about the best day of my life. and the first day of hers. winnie eloise hogan 5-10-2010 4:31 pm music: "those to come" by the shins stills courtesy of cheyenne schultz www.lovetheschultzes.com www.jaredhogan.com

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                  • Pickin' & Trimmin'

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                    from Matt Morris Films / Added

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                    At The Barbershop in Drexel, NC, the atmosphere is laid back, the conversation free, and the music a cut above the rest. Emmy® nominee, Official Selection of over 60 film festivals, and Best Documentary Short Film winner at the Florida Film Festival and Woodstock Film Festival. Director's Cut DVDs with extended scenes and music available at: www.MattMorrisFilms.com MattMorrisFilms [at] gmail.com twitter.com/MattMorrisFilms Facebook.com/PickinandTrimmin HELP SAVE THE BARBERSHOP For more, please visit http://www.mattmorrisfilms.com/Site/Save_The_Barbershop.html Pickin' & Trimmin'

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                    • 28 YEARS "That Ho" - Official Music Video

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                      from Wes Richardson / Added

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                      download the MP3!!! >>> http://soundcloud.com/doubleyew/that-ho-by-28-years watch on youtube!!! >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ybd6Tl5Jo4 Official video for "That Ho" by 28 YEARS Direction / Design / Composithreedeanimation - Wes Richardson Editorial - Sophia Coaxum and Wes Richardson Sound Engineering / Effects - Sid Menon Security / Camera Operation / Wardrobe - Thomas Schambach WINSTON-SALEM, NC 28 YEARS is held together by David Stith (MC Mis-One) and Don Richards (MC HotelDonnell) http://wesrichardson.me

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