1. FOTB 2010 Titles


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    This year's titles for FOTB were created by Nando Costa through the use of macro motion pictures and materials with magnetic properties. The choice of materials was driven by the desire to graphically represent the concepts of attraction and repulsion. The idea that graphic artists of all sorts attend events such as FOTB because they are inspired and therefore attracted to each other's work, while at the same time often competing in the same fields as peers, which represents the repulsion factor. Music by Darrin Wiener - http://music.wiener.us & Marcelo Baldin - http://www.combustion.ws * You may view large stills of the animation on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nandocosta_work/sets/72157625165746572/ * You may download the song for your personal enjoyment here: http://superfad.com/uploads/2010/fotb/FOTB_Titles_2010.mp3.zip

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    • "Whale Song" for Modest Mouse


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      In producing this ground breaking music video, the band Modest Mouse got the royal treatment from Bent Image Lab and director Nando Costa. A dark and expressive piece of filmmaking, this 6-minute video includes intense moments of live-action, stop motion, visual effects, and motion graphics techniques, all brought to life within the studio’s walls. Concept: After entering his personal sanctuary, an artist is presented with a hand-crafted drawing tool that assists him in materializing his mental impressions. The machine discharges his thoughts as an endless web of yarn that guides him through his physical thoughts. The story progresses to reveal that he is divided between two worlds, one of dull reality and the second of warped memories. In the process of finding a way out of his consciousness, he is trapped between the two competing spaces, which eventually inflict lethal damage, acting as metaphors to self-destruction. View Production Stills on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bentimagelab/sets/72157622256680339/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bentimagelab/sets/72157619746721753/ This lyrical and moving piece was conceived by Nando Costa working closely with lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock to polish some of the film's intricacies. Featuring a seamless combination of live-action and stop motion that alternates between stage shots of Modest Mouse and a spiraling dream-like world of ever-shifting landscapes, Whale Song is a stunning representation of the combined capabilities of Nando and Bent. The variety and execution of the VFX portions of the video – from yarn reeling into complex patterns to a guitar that plays with no musician attached – strongly evoke the confused and surreal patterns of one's warped memories. Additional creative touches such as animated and intricate photographic collages and giant CG snails sliding across the band's stage – add variety and depth to the surreal world. One of the challenges in Whale Song was to recreate the contours of an ever changing, disorienting and intriguing series of landscapes. Costa shot the majority of the piece with Bent’s RED cameras. In order to create the feeling that lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock was being split up between two competing scenarios of pure reality and his imagination, for example, Costa mounted two of the RED cameras side by side on a custom plate, each with identical lenses set at an angle to simulate a stereoscopic effect. In another instance, band members that appeared to be standing on the ground were actually hoisted aloft and secured to a fake ground plane, which meant that the stage floor was perpendicular to the ground. This situation intentionally restrained their flexibility and shifted the gravity, adding oddness to their movements. Costa used a variety of frame rates, ranging from time-lapses at 6 frames per second, to 1000 fps shots from a Phantom camera to give the feeling of variety of speed in the character's memories. Blue screen stages were used extensively to place Isaac against the varying landscapes of mountains, dense forest valleys, and deserts. Bent's CG department was also responsible for creating significant portions of the video's landscapes and scenic elements. During production, Nando and his team relied solely on a very detailed script containing technical and creative notes, live-action and animation guidelines, with specifications for composting and stop motion, which were all previously defined and polished by the director. Credit List: Music: Modest Mouse Animation Studio: Bent Image Lab Director: Nando Costa Executive Producer: Ray Di Carlo Senior Producer: Tsui Ling Toomer Producer: Kara Place Production Coordinator: Ryan Shanholtzer Director of Photography: Bryce Fortner Motion Control Operator: Jim Birkett Gaffer: Adam Burr, Jim Birkett Phantom HD Technician: Benji Brucker Kinetic Sculptor: Ben Hopson Set Designers: Nando Costa, Solomon Burbridge Set & Prop Fabricators: Daniel Miller, Eric Urban, Greg Fosmire, Jamie Hanson, Jen Prokopowicz, Justin Warner, Kimi Kaplowitz, Marty Easterday, Sarah Hoopes, Solomon Burbridge, Art Department Coordinator: Evan Stewart Carpenter: Drew Lytle Graphic Designer: Nando Costa 3D Artists: Eric Durante, Shirak Agresta 2D Animation & Compositing: Brian Kinkley, Brian Merrel, Jay Twenge, McKay Marshall, Nando Costa, Orland Nutt, Randy Wakerlin Stop-Motion Animation: Jen Prokopowicz, Marty Easterday Still Photography: Jared Tarbell, Nando Costa Special Thanks to: Isaac Brock, Darrin Wiener, Linn Olofsdotter Links: Studio website: http://www.bentimagelab.com Band website: http://www.modestmousemusic.com Showcased at Seattle International Film Festival during "Bumbershoot", Premiered on Pitchfork.com, 12th edition of THE NEMO FESTIVAL (France)

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      • You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra


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        Wildlife's music-video for the Promax/BDA 2013 Videophonic panel. http://whois.wildlife.la DIRECTORS •Scott Friedman •Jake Friedman PRODUCER •Brandon Del Nero DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY •Martin Moody THE ASTRONAUT •Jonathan Thomson 1st AC •Adam Lee Corriea 2nd AC •Katheryn Begle GAFFER/KEY GRIP •Morgan Smith SWING •Nathan Sloan HAIR/MAKEUP •Lacy Timmerman CG SUPERVISOR •Erick Schiele LIGHTING LEAD/COMPOSITING •Josh Kohlmeier 3D ANIMATION/COMPOSITING •Scott Friedman •Shawn Harris ANIMATOR •Nick Forshee MODELING/CHARACTER ANIMATION •Michael Knobelsdorf MODELING/LIGHTING •Raag Raisinghani

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        • FITC 2013 Title Sequence


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          My concept for this sequence was inspired by the way an entomologist carefully curates his/her collection, selecting a wide variety of specimens spanning across many distinct species. Similarly, the organizer for an event of FITC's scale (http://fitc.ca) goes through such process. Specially once the event has been around for over a decade and many speakers have come through its doors. After carefully collecting enough specimens, I had them professionally mounted and begun working on their environments. The small sets were inspired by polyhedra origami and built to appear as if they had been made by the "collector" seen in the sequence. I also wanted them to symbolize different land masses as if different species lived in different continents / islands. As the sequence progresses and he begins to remove each insect, a collection is unravelling, working as a metaphor for the curation of FITC. The link below is a showcase of the 76 unique typographic designs I created for the opening title sequence of the FITC 2013 Toronto event. The graphic adornments around the speakers' names were inspired by the pins used by entomologists when setting the permanent position of the insects being mounted. https://vimeo.com/64336775 Filmed and animated by Nando Costa Music by Omega Code (omegacode.net) Insects mounted by Don Ehlen & Phaedra Dunko - For more samples of my work, please visit: http://archive.nandocosta.com

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          • Titles for Mad in Spain Festival


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            http://archive.nandocosta.com/Titles-for-Mad-in-Spain-Festival I have recently produced this title sequence for the Madrid based event "Mad in Spain". The typographic elements are actually ceramic-based vintage lettering, which was hand-painted and later filmed in natural scenery. The intention was to depict very distinct elements as part of the same ecosystem, similarly to the various distinct speakers coming together for the event. Below is a link to a short behind the scenes video that illustrates some of the process. The project was shot using various lenses, but mainly a 14mm, 16-35mm, 50mm and a 100mm macro on a Canon 5D using the Dynamic Perception dolly. vimeo.com/40040586 For new video updates, follow me at https://twitter.com/nandocosta_work Director: Nando Costa Animation: Nando Costa Production Company: Superfad Music: World Gang

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            • Honda Accord Crosstour "Instruments"


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              Advertising Agency: RPA Production/Design Company: Elastic Director: AndyHall VFX/Finishing Company: A52 Music: HUM ###

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              • FEAR OF FLYING trailer


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                Trailer for my new short film about a bird with A FEAR OF FLYING who tries to avoid heading South for the winter. visit www.fearofflyingfilm.com for more info. AWARDS: BEST ANIMATION @ Galway Film Fleadh 2012 BEST ANIMATION @ LA Shorts Fest 2012 YOUNG DIRECTORS FORUM AWARD @ Cristal Fest 2012 AUDIENCE AWARD @ Glasgow Short Film Fest 2013 BEST ANIMATION @ Chicago Irish Film Fest AUDIENCE AWARD @ Animade 2013 BEST ANIMATION @ Fastnet Film Fest BEST ANIMATION @ Lower East Side Film Fest AUDIENCE AWARD @ Omaha Film Fest BEST ANIMATION @ Provincetown International Film Fest SCREENINGS: GALWAY FILM FLEADH, IRL- JULY 2012 DARKLIGHT FILM FESTIVAL, IRL AUGUST 2012 US PREMIER- LA SHORTS FEST, USA- SEPT 2012 LA IRISH SHORTS FEST, USA- OCT 2012 Corona Cork Film Fest, IRL- NOV 2012 Leeds International Film Festival, UK. NOVEMBER 2012 Foyle Film Festival, Derry, N IRL. NOVEMBER 2012 CINANIMA 2012, Espinho, PORTUGAL. NOVEMEBR 2012 Leeds International Film Festival, UK. NOVEMBER 2012 London Irish Film Fest, UK. NOV 2012 Foyle Film Festival, Derry, N IRL. NOVEMBER 2012 Short Film Festival Leuven, BELGIUM. December 2012 6th San Joaquin International Film Festival, USA. JAN 2013 Flickerfest 22nd Int short FF, Australia. JAUNUARY 2013 Glasgow Short FF, Scotland. FEB 2013 European Youth Film Festival Flanders, Belgium. FEB 2013 ANIMA 2013, 32nd Brussels Int Animation FF, Belgium. FEB 2013 Jameson Dublin Int FF, Dublin. FEB 2013 Animac, Barcelon, Spain. FEB/ MARCH 2013 Omaha Film Festival, USA. MARCH 2013 Roanne Animation Film Festival, France. MARCH 2013 Chicago Irish FF, USA. March 2013 Istanbul International Animation Festival, TURKEY. April 2013 Pictoplasma, Berlin, GERMANY April 2013 TRIBECA International Film Fest, NYC, USA. April 2013 Filmhafizasi, Istanbul, Turkey. May 2013 Fastnet Film Fest, Cork, IRL. May 2013 Ljubljana European Film Week, Slovenia. May 2013 Fest Anca International Film Animation Fest, Zilina, Slovakia. June 2013 Nantucket Film Fest, USA. June 2013 Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland. June 2013 K A L I B E R  3 5 Munich International Short Film Festival, June 2013 6th International Animation Festival Fest Anca, Slovakia, June 2013 BUSTER, Copenhagen International Film Fest, Denmark. Sept 2013 Music & Sound Design: ECHOLAB Composers: Tobias Norberg, Gavin Little, Mats Valentin Lovely Productions 2012 Made with the support of the Irish Film Board, RTE and the Arts Council.

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                • Shell "Performance: V Power"


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                  Project Name: Shell "Performance: V Power" Debut Date: June 26, 2009 Length: :30 Ad Agency: JWT London City/State/Country: London, England, UK Group Creative Director: Jaspar Shelbourne Art Directors: Andy Huntindon, Martin Smith Head of Production: Dean Baker Assistant Producer: Jack Bayley Production Company: Stardust Studios City/State/Country: Bicoastal, USA Director/Creative Director: Alan Bibby Live Action Producer: Rich Kaylor Director of Photography: Brian Newman Executive Producer: Mike Eastwood Head of Production: Beth Vogt Senior Producer: Greg Heffron Assistant Producer: Ryan McRee Editors: Andrew Borin, Patrick Burns, Jr. Designers: Aaron Mauer, Julene Bello, Oliver Schroeder, Danny Ruiz, Dustin Lindblad, Bryan Louie Storyboard Artist/Illustrator: Glenn Urieta 3D Modeling/Lighting/Animation: Mark Rohrer Tracking: Weichieh Yu 2D Animators/Compositors: Tim Regan, Tonya Smay, Marco Giampaolo, Bashir Hamid, Rick Malwitz Rotoscoping: FX3X - Macedonia Music Company: Warner Chappell City/State/Country: London, UK Composer: Alison Goldfrapp and William Gregory Final Mix Company: Jungle Studios City/State/Country: London, UK Mixer: Owen Griffiths ###

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                  • Honda Accord Crosstour "Boxes"


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                    Advertising Agency: RPA Production/Design Company: Elastic Director: Andy Hall VFX/Finishing Company: A52 Music: "Pata Pata" by Miriam Makeba and Jerry Ragovoy Performed by: Miriam Makeba ###

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                    • Reactions in Time and Space


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                      “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” - Charles Darwin The headdresses symbolize three destinct emotions: depression, confusion, and aggression. Captured in slow motion, the film flows in an elegant nature and captures the effects of a growing storm on our subjects. The result is an emotionally driven piece that finds beauty in the changing state of things. Credits Directed by David Hill and Josh Goodrich Music by Now, Now - The Pull Actors - Emily Rayner, Melissa Cole, and Andy Miyamotto Director of Photography - Jonathan Yi Camera Technician - Chris Sullivan Gaffer - Ray Richards Production Assistant - Edgardo Leon “Geo” Script Supervisor - Brittany Summitt Thanks to Jacob Kafka, Sang-Jin Bae and Joel Kretschman Supported by Hornet Inc. http://santamaria.tv

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