1. Growing is Forever


    from Jesse Rosten / Added

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    I have a deep affection for the Redwood forests of Northern California. This is my best attempt to capture the reverence I feel when in the presence of these giants. A film by Jesse Rosten - twitter.com/JesseRosten Words by Kallie Markle - twitter.com/lightningvsbug Music - "Window" The Album Leaf

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    • Focus: Portrait of a Runner


      from Sean Slobodan / Added

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      Grant Davis is the runner and voice of the film. He's also probably the smartest friend that I have. He can find meaning to just about everything. If he decides to do something, he'll do it right, and then he'll tell you all about why it matters. I was stoked to team up again with my good friend MP Cunningham to shoot this little film as he always has amazing ideas that make things a million times better. Sometimes while shooting, I think you can be so overwhelmed and distracted by not only what you see with your eyes but also by what you hear and smell and taste, that it's hard to actually know how to capture what's in front of you. Yet there are other times when the complete opposite is true and everything you sense seems to just ease itself into an image. I think a lot of it has to do with you're intentions, and who you have around you. This was an interesting project because we came into it relatively unscripted and without any real burdening expectations. I think that, coupled with just being with good friends, lent to some good karma. We landed in San Francisco and spent the next 3 days driving north and shooting what we saw along the way. The music was written and produced specifically for this piece by Micah Dahl Anderson Shot and edited by Sean Michael & MP Cunningham Music by Micah Dahl Anderson Color and sound design by Wayne Nillson Produced by Kurt Hale Title by Davis Ngarupe Still photography by Weston Colton

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      • Through the Waves: A 5D, GH1, and HVX Short


        from Ben Bunch / Added

        9,740 Plays / / 50 Comments

        A short film shot at Panther Beach in Northern California with the Canon 5D Mk II, the Panasonic Lumix GH1, and the Panasonic HVX-200. Shot by Doug Smith and Ben Bunch Edited by Ben Bunch Production Assistant: Nick Rood The goal of the film is to show the different capabilities of each camera in a way that is interesting to watch and has more artistic value than chart tests or side-by-side shots. The lenses and camera used for each shot are listed on each shot, a version without the text is coming soon. The 5D footage was shot 1080/30p, slowed to 24p with Cinema Tools. The HVX footage was shot 1080/24p and 720p for the time-lapse. Utilized Letus Extreme 35mm adapter for most shots. The GH1 footage was shot 720/60p, converted to 24p with Compressor or straight in the timeline in Final Cut Pro depending on the shot. Footage was edited in a 720p timeline. Edited in Final Cut Pro. Color Graded in Magic Bullet Looks. Music: "The Ocean (Sun Version)" by The Bravery from "The Sun and the Moon Complete." Please feel free to post any comments or questions.

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        • Where's Sancho_Mavericks


          from Pietro Franca / Added

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          Surfers:Benjamin Sanchis,Shane Dorian,Grant “Twiggy” Baker,Greg Long,Joao de Macedo,Mark Healey Filmed and Edited by Pietro l.Franca aditional footage by Powerlines. Music:M83_ Midnightcity http://www.facebook.com/pietrolangefranca

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          • Focus: Portrait of A Runner - Sony F55


            from MP Cunningham / Added

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            See the Vimeo Staff Pick Here: https://vimeo.com/86164897 I took a trip up the northern California coast with some of my best friends to shoot this piece. Sean Michael came up with the idea and we decided to film our mutual friend Grant Davis. We spent 3 days shooting on the new Sony F55. We started in San Francisco and ended up in Arcata, CA. The music is by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The song is titled, "Arrival of The Birds". Shot and edited by Sean Michael & MP Cunningham Color and sound design by Wayne Nillson Produced by Kurt Hale Title by Davis Ngarupe Still photography by Weston Colton

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            • I Ask No Other Heaven


              from Eric Rorer / Added

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              After three years of drought, the rains finally came. In an era of uncertainty, we knew we had to savor this. An ode to spring time on Mt. Tamalpais in Northern California, 2010. Shot with 5D MKII, DIY slider and Glidecam 2000. Music by Giorgio Robino "Every Living Creature on Earth" from the CD "Cellardoor" Licensed under Creative Commons Music link: solyaris2.altervista.org/cellardoor.htm

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              • DJI Inspire 1: Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Quick Approach 4K / 30p


                from Eric Cheng / Added

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                Original video file from DJI Inspire 1 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, quick approach at 4K / 30p. Thanks to Robert Scoble for organizing the meet-up! Quality may not reflect the quality of the final version (this is proto #6).

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                • My Year—2014


                  from loisreynoldsmead / Added

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                  I did a year compilation because I did one last year but nothing since and I did not really remember how iMovie works. A little bit of a struggle, but now I am back in the swing of things. I only have an iPhone 5s so I don't usually try to take pictures of birds, but this year as my husband worked on becoming a master birder I tagged along on the monthly field trips and kept trying to get useable photos of them. Wouldn't you know when I went to my high school reunion, I forgot to take any shots of my classmates just got the peacock walking around outside. A little stop action because I kept accidentally using the burst mode on my iPhone. So many titles because I think maybe next year I won't even remember where I was, eh, eh...

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                  • Rim Fire, Time To Run!


                    from Jeff Sullivan / Added

                    I had been thinking of heading to Yosemite to shoot the Rim Fire for a few days, but on the 11 o'clock news Tuesday night I heard that Tioga Road CA-120 with the best access would close at noon the next day! So I immediately packed up, headed out, and started shooting the Rim Fire a little after 3am. I shot until morning twilight, caught sunrise at Tenaya Lake, then returned home. I ended up with six time-lapse clips, and set them to "The Time To Run by Dexter Britain (www.DexterBritain.co.uk). Thanks in advance for comments, likes, Tweets, and Facebook shares. Additional thoughts 8/30 - The video is understandably generating mixed reactions, since fire is understood to be an agent of renewal which many species rely on, but it's also a force bringing danger and destruction. I didn't set out to influence viewers in either direction. There was little room for editorial influence on this short project. I had roughly two hours to shoot from two very limited viewpoints, and I shot with a variety of lenses and focal length from 30mm to 200mm. Even details like the colors were what they were... the first test frame showed both the tinted the starry sky the shade of blue that a half-full moon delivers, offset by the bright oranges and yellows of the fire (although I stabilized the white balance in an individual clip to prevent the camera from drifting as the fire changed, and somewhat across clips so they'd be compatible with each other). The music choice was made quickly, without a lot of thought, but the scales and repetition work well for time-lapse video. Perhaps most appropriately it's reminiscent of the work of Phillip Glass in the time-lapse movie "Koyaanisqatsi", a movie which used time-lapse images to document the natural beauty of our planet if the first half, and aspects of human life in the second half. The title of the song "The Time To Run" was accidentally fitting in that it's what most creatures appropriately do when faced with fire, perhaps slightly ironic in that it's what we are challenged to do in modern culture which has introduced the concept of ownership of land and the accumulation of more goods than we can carry on it. We've surrendered our ability to simply get out of the way of the fires which do and will happen in this forest. We view ourselves as on this earth, but not of it and within its full range of natural processes. Fires challenge that world view, and the notion that we are in control, to a degree that is justifiably terrifying. My thoughts and sympathy goes out to the people who have been affected by this fire, and to those who remain threatened as the full scope of this event plays out in the coming weeks.

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                    • A Hiddenbrooke Fall (Panasonic GH2 with 12-35mm 2.8 lens)


                      from Ann Baldwin / Added

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                      I shot this footage entirely in the small residential community where I live just North of Vallejo in Northern California. We have just enjoyed a marvelous fall season with trees in brilliant reds and oranges and golds. Until a few days ago (at the end of November) it was warm and sunny enough to eat out on our front porch. There is an abundance of wildlife here, as we are next to a golf course, Solano Land Trust Open Space, and several cattle ranches. Some time I will make a video focusing on the wildlife itself. I shot this entirely with my Panasonic GH2,a micro 4/3rds interchangeable lens camera, mostly with the 14-140mm lens with a Fader neutral density filter, and sometimes with the Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8mm superb wide angle lens.

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