1. Hayaku: A Time Lapse Journey Through Japan

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    **To all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish for the safety of you all.** Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is my Japan. This is one of the many reasons why I love Japan. I shot this in many locations around Japan in the summer of 2009. Some of the location include Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu, and Ishizushisan. I started this as a personal project to try and capture the beauty that I see in Japan. It started as just that... But now that I have finished, I see it only as a beginning. This video, along with SAIJO MATSURI (www.vimeo.com/7458088) is just the start of a much larger project that I have now decided to do. Anyone interested in helping fund/produce this dream of mine please feel free to contact me: brad@bradkremerfilms.com So I hope you enjoy this preview of what is to come in the future. "Hayaku" definition: Hurry up Camera: Canon 5DMKII Additional equipment: Mumford Moco Music: Royksopp - Triumphant The Album Leaf - Window Edit: A very big THANK YOU to all the amazing comments from everyone! It is a great feeling to have one's work appreciated and possibly to inspire. Domo Arigatou!

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    • KI: Michael Levin

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      I first became aware of Michael Levin's photographs in 2010. His photographs of everyday places and common subjects are transformed into something much more when he views them through his lens...absolutely stunning! Being that a large majority of Michael's work is done in Japan, I instantly had a connection to it as I too have a bond with Japan and have traveled and documented the landscape extensively in my own way. After watching my film Hayaku (http://vimeo.com/12112529) Michael contacted me regarding a project he was working on and felt it might be of interest to me. He told me that he really appreciated my work and recognized the dedication and effort that went into it. I agreed to go on a trip with him to Japan and work on his project. But for me, there was a greater opportunity at hand. We had several conversations and I gave him some ideas about expanding the project and he really took to it. A month later and we were in Japan having beers and sushi. I wanted to document Michael at work, in Japan, in a way that hasn't really been explored with photographers. I told Michael of my idea to make an artistic representation of his experiences in the Land of the Rising Sun - to show him in his working environment in a way that complimented his work. Not to explain it with words, but to feel it through the flow of the film. I wanted to show the process, the journey, the adventure in a way that would give the viewer an emotional connection to Michael and his photography. The final result is something that I think is truly original… something that showcases who Michael is, and more importantly, what his work is all about. This film is a collaboration between Michael and I and our love for photography, film, Japan and adventure. This is a subject that Michael and I are continuing to explore as we plan more trips together, more films and more adventures. I hope you enjoy! **Michael will be conducting a photography workshop in Brighton, UK. this September. Please email info@michaellevin.ca for all the details.** www.michaellevin.ca www.bradkremerfilms.com brad@bradkremerfilms.com Filmed with: Canon 5DMKII Dynamic Perceptions Dolly Music: Artist- Röyksopp Song- Röyksopp Forever *Please watch with good speakers or headphones*

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      • Saijo Matsuri 2009 西条祭り

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        Saijo Matsuri is a festival held every year in October in Saijo, Japan. It is truly one of the most exciting, energetic experiences I have ever witnessed. I have been to the festival about 5 times and have always wanted to capture the energy and mood of the event. But I never had a way of getting "in" it the way I wanted and to have the quality that I was seeking that could showcase it in a way that comes close to actually being there. This year was different. For the first time, with the 5D Mark II, it was possible to get right up close and personal to the event and have it be amazingly crisp 1080p quality. I do not think a film like this would have been possible anytime before with any other camera. Especially considering that it was done solo. One person, with one camera. This is one of the many reasons that I am so hooked on the 5D Mark II right now. The ability to get into tight places, amazing low light capabilities and great HD quality. A little background about the festival: Saijo Matsuri is a three day event celebrating the fall harvest. They carry 135 of these 700kg(1500lbs) Danjiri all over town and parade them in a very enthusiastic fashion. And when I say "all over town" I mean ALL OVER TOWN. They will all be in one spot for 4-5 hours and then carry it to the next 10-20km away to the next spot and continue the fun. And they do this, almost non-stop, day and night for three days. They lift these Danjiri up over their heads and present them to the Kami(God). Sometimes when they get a good bounce going the Danjiri will actually lift away from their grip several centimeters in the air and hopefully they catch them again. And then there are 7 larger Mikoshi that come from a neighboring town, Niihama, to join in the festivities. These larger ones weigh a tremendous 2.5 tons. This film focuses on the second day, Oct. 17th. It starts at 1am, goes to three locations and ends around 8pm. I suggest watching with good speakers or headphones to get the full effect of being immersed into this amazing event. Enjoy! *Now available for download*

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        • DEUS EX HOMINE - San Francisco 3D Moco Time-lapse by Golden Gate 3D

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          This was a stereoscopic 3D motion-controlled time-lapse test for an upcoming IMAX 3D project. Ideally, it should be viewed in S3D. View it in 3D at YouTube 3D: http://youtu.be/0quUxvXtHPw You can select from various anaglyph (colored glasses) and stereo modes. NVIDIA has chosen "Deus Ex Homine" as "Best 3D Video of 2011": http://www.3dvisionlive.com/content/best-3d-video-2011 If you have NVIDIA 3D Vision, you can also view at NVIDIA's 3D Vision Live, which offers a higher quality stream than YouTube: http://www.3dvisionlive.com/3d_video/deus-ex-homine-san-francisco-3d-moco-time-lapse "Deus Ex Homine" comes from Latin meaning "god built by humans." That "god" might be the tools - our machines and technologies, the city - our caves of concrete and steel, and the networks - the highways and waterways that are the lifeblood of our cities. With our technology, we conquered and reshaped the natural world. As we have overrun our planet's surface, more and more of us live in the fantastically complex artificial biomes that are our cities. Modern societies and economies depend on these constructs. Bridges and servers connect us, cars and planes move us, farms and restaurants feed us, and cargo ships and oil tankers make it all possible. The "Makers" among us forge machines - electromechanical gods - that reshape and govern humanity. Automobiles. Typewriters. Computers. The Robot Maker creates machines in our image, striving to infuse them with intelligence, emotion, and sentience. Perhaps some day they will surpass us. They already have in many ways. Perhaps we will re-engineer ourselves, integrating man and machine. Deus ex homine (deus?). Brad Kremer and Stewart Mayer of camBLOCK flew out for three days of shooting at the end of March. It rained the entire time they were in town so we were confined to interiors, which turned out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise since those shots turned out to be some of the more impressive ones in 3D. After the weather cleared, I shot for an additional nine days around San Francisco with assistance from Simon Christen, Noah Hawthorne, Christopher Fuzi, Robert Mooring, Josh Golz, and Paul Leeming. Canon 5D Mark II's were used in both parallel and beamsplitter configurations for true, native stereo capture at 5.6K resolution RAW. The camBLOCK and Dynamic Perception were used for motion control. There were some major technical hurdles with both capture and post, but once we saw the results in 3D, it was well worth it. Special thanks to Jeremy Mayer, Cisco Systems, Gather Restaurant, San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, The Millennium Tower, The Port of Oakland, and the San Francisco Film Commission for giving us access to some great locations and subjects on short notice. Edited by Peter Chang Color correction and grading by Brad Kremer Produced by Peter Chang and Christopher Frey Music by Michael McCann "Icarus" from Deus Ex: Human Revolution Peter Chang peter@gg3d.com http://twitter.com/peterhchang http://twitter.com/goldengate3d Brad Kremer brad@gg3d.com http://twitter.com/bradkremerfilms Stewart Mayer http://camblock.com http://twitter.com/cam_BLOCK Jeremy Mayer - Typewriter Sculptor http://jeremymayer.com http://twitter.com/JeremyMayer Jeremy Mayer on Bust V (Grandfather): "The initial inspiration for the piece was that I wanted to create a self-portrait in my old age, so it's based on me, my dad, and my grandfather. I wanted to say something about aging, transition (particularly transition into new technology), and the place of the personal mechanical machine in modern society, all without making the piece look too 'robotic'. A lot of the sculpture I've done over the years has been ideal human figures: youthful, athletic, and kind of sexy. With this one I wanted to create a face that was more aged and worn, the face of a person who was tired, maybe a little forlorn and weary, but proud and dignified even after a life lived with a lot of difficulty and pain. With all of the news about the closing of the world's last manual typewriter assembly line, Godrej in India, and all of the buzz about typewriters in popular culture, I sense a great deal of nervousness in general about the advance of technology and what that means for people who are unwilling or unable to move on to the next step. I feel like this piece speaks of that worry in many ways."

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          • Nike: Hadar

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            I went to Nike with an idea. The idea started as a way to showcase multiple athletes in different sports using tilt shift time lapse photography and composting. After talking with Nike about what they were looking for we decided to narrow it down to one sport and one athlete. In comes Laura Hadar and snowboarding. We had a general storyboard to follow. But as the piece was so complex visually we had to sort of just shoot and see what we got almost. And boy did we get a lot. It took weeks to organize the footage and to find a path. To connect one shot with another and then another until we finally had a rough sketch of a final story. Once all the footage was shot and logged we only needed one final group of shots to complete the piece. The snowboarding. Unfortunately Laura was injured at the end of the season and we had to postpone the final shoot. This actually may have been a blessing in disguise. It gave us the opportunity to really dig in and refine the look and feel of the piece. What we ended up with is something that we are very proud of. Something fresh and new. Something exciting. Credits Agency: Tytan (tytancreates.com) Client: Nike Snowboarding Production Company: Tytan Director: Brad Kremer Creative Director: Brad Kremer Executive Creative Director: Scott Jacobs Executive Producer: Jim Stone Director of Photography: Brad Kremer 1st Camera: Brad Kremer 2nd Camera: Roxy 3rd Camera: Jim Stone 2D Compositor: Mark Nguyen 2D Compositor: Alex Farkas-Worthy 2D Compositor: Aaron Gravit 3D Artist: Dean Fowler Sound Design: Aaron Gravit Editor: Brad Kremer Music: Shaun Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra- East West Equipment: Canon 5DMKIIs and 1DMKII Glidetrack dolly Final Cut Pro After Effects Shot in Portland Oregon, Salt Lake City, Tokyo Japan and Tybee Island, GA.

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            • Brad Kremer 2011 Reel

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              Thank you for watching my 2011 Showreel. What you will see here is a compilation of my work primarily from the past two years that I have directed and shot. There are however a couple shots from past projects sprinkled in for good measure. I hope you enjoy! I also have finished my new website. If you have a moment go check it out... www.bradkremerfilms.com

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              • A Phantom Flex Summer Story

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                So what do you when you have a day off and a $300k camera package sitting at your house? Invite all of the neighborhood kids and throw a water balloon party of course! Duh! As summer coms to an end and Autumn begins, kids go back to school and dream of warm days filled with laughter and joy. This short film is a reflection of that dream. Shot with a Phantom Flex it captures the magic of the moment. With frame rates of up to 2564 fps at 1080p we see every detail, every smile and every sparkle in the kids eyes. And that is where the magic lies. Within the hopes and dreams of our children. Equipment: Phantom Flex Zeiss super speed glass Canon 5DMKII Canon L series glass 100 pack multi colored water balloons Water hose Wham-O Slip N Slide 15' Trampoline with enclosure Seedless Watermelon Broom handle Gaff tape Music by M83 Song: Moonchild

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                • Porsche: Performances Daily

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                  We shot this spot in Chicago with a 2010 Porsche Carrera 4S and a Canon 5D Mark II. Credits Tytan tytancreates.com Director/DP: Brad Kremer Creative Director: Scott Jacobs Executive Producer: Jim Stone Director of Post Production: Aaron Gravit Post: Mark Nguyen Photographer: Roxy Stone Opera star: Dawn Piper

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                  • Leia Strikes Back

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                    We got the kids some new lightsabers this weekend and decided to make a little movie. Hope you enjoy!

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                    • Tori

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                      In 2011 I travelled to Kyushu, Japan to document photographer Michael Levin and his work. The end result was a short film that represented the mood and feel of a lone photographer in his element. The final result can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/24665710 In this short "bonus" film from the same trip I focused the edit on a special event that we happened to find. While driving around one day looking for a spot to eat the local market bought sushi and beer for lunch, we rolled across this park with a group of men and... birds. Curiosity got the best of us and we had to stop to see what it was all about. What we saw was really odd... and exciting. It was a bunch of old men having a bird singing competition. The closest comparison I can think of would be playing chess in a park in NYC or dominos in Little Havana. Each man had multiple little green birds in little wooden boxes. They would listen to the birds, play recordings of bird call from old walkmans to the birds, and eventually the birds would be put on top of a pole, one bird facing another and the singing battle would begin. To say that the men were passionate would be an understatement. The thing about this edit is how important music can be... or how important music IS I should say. I knew from the day I shot this that I would make some sort of mini edit from it. My main priority was to complete the piece on Michael Levin of course. But once I did, I wanted to follow it up with this... new bird edit. The problem was that I couldn't find just the right song or soundtrack to fit. I wasn't in a hurry of course since it was just a bonus... But it took basically a year for me to find just the right song to motivate me to make the edit. Once I found the song I put the first rough together in one night and polished it off the next. By the way, for those who don't know TORI means bird in Japanese. These Tori in particular are called Japanese White Eye or Mejiro(メジロ). And the practice of having these bird song tournaments was started during the Meji period(1868-1912).

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