1. COFFEES

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    from ALEX BEH / Added

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    A short picture by Alex Beh Love will make you do irrational acts of kindness. Written, Produced and Directed by: Alex Beh Produced by: Jory Cordy Produced by: Christin Trogan Exec Produced by: John Michaels, Mike Farah and Jonathan Cheeks. Starring: Nicky Whelan Alex Beh PJ Byrne Efren Ramirez Heath Freeman Julie McNiven and Luka Jones Cinematography by: Morgan Susser Edited by: Cory Livingston Effects and Titles by: Protokulture Color by: Ian Vertovec Sound Design by: Joel Anderson Music by: Justin Hori and Mark Scearce Costume Design by: Chuck D. Willis Watson Pictures presents, in association with Protokulture "Full Speed Ahead" by The Rassle

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    • Worked For Me (5D MRKII - 5:24)

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      from Ken Simpson | Director / Added

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      Follow me on twitter for tutorials, behind the scenes, etc... twitter.com/_Citizen_Ken_ Written/Directed/Produced & Edited by: Ken Simpson Cinematography/Camera operating & Color Grading by: Alex Dacev THE LENSES: The DP owned one 50mm prime, about as stock as they come and I borrowed my friends 28mm prime for a few shots here and there. I did however, rent a 70-200mm canon zoom lens for most of the shoot and that cost me another $200.00. Later I found out that a friend of mine had the same lens sitting on a shelf collecting dust...Bu Hao THE DOLLY/FOLLOW FOCUS: we used the microdolly for almost all of the moving shots (we used a tiny skateboard for the dolly along the shoes). http://www.microdolly.com/micro_2.html It's a very simple device to use, the kit is insanely cheap ($45.00/day) and comes with a 13 foot track which is like a tent pole design, meaning it's all one piece but you could collapse the end of it to fit into smaller spaces. There is a 45 degree curved track option as well, but we never bothered to rent it. We probably should have had a little more weight on the tripod itself, given that it was only the 5D because the tripod would slip off the track from time to time. You'll notice we had a shitty tripod so we tapped it to the T-bar rather than it fitting in snugly like it would had we had a real profession tripod, ah well. Oh and those foam pads they provide you with to go under the track? We ditched using those after the first day, they just got in the way. This may not be the best option in the world for flexibility, it's more of an indoor dolly for sure but I'd totally use it again if I was on a tight budget. It's a great way to add production value, considering the price. We did use a redrock adapter but for some reason we couldn't figure out how to get the focus ring onto the left side of the camera, so the DOP could pan/tilt with his right hand. Not only that but his lens package weren't very high end so the clamp kept slipping off the focus adjustment on the lens (we ended up using double sided tape to make it bite properly). Focus was such a tricky and often elusive thing, there were several double digit takes done to achieve proper focus through out the whole length of the shots. THE LIGHTING: 1x 1K Arri tungsten 1x 650W Arri tungsten 1x 300W Arri tungsten -for Saffron's day scenes we used a medium flexfill -and for her night exterior footage I used a tiny led (daylight balanced) camera light, the kind that slides into the accessory shoe of consumer cameras. Really cheap, it cost me $69 I think. The light sensitivity of the 5D really is insane. Since it was just a crew of two, the DP and I, it usually fell on to me to provide a little backlight on those night scenes and it was a little bizzare to be 15 feet back and it still be too bright. THE SOUND: I used my old Canon XL1s with a Lav attachment to re-record all of the spoken lines in the film. Basically after the cut was finalized I cued the scene up on my laptop, had the actors watch the takes a few times and then had them say the lines until I thought they matched up well enough. I bought the lav about 6 years ago, it cost about $250.00 or so and it wasn't top of the line or anything. The reason were weren't plugging the lav into the 5D is because you still couldn't control the levels with the camera, so if something peaked, I'd have no real idea until afterwards anyways. You really do need an external device for good audio with this camera, sticking a boom mic or shotgun attachment won't really get you much better in the way of quality especially with that horrid auto gain feature. THE WORKFLOW: Converted the footage in FCP to Apple ProRes (HQ) files. Edited accordingly with shitty guide track from the 5D, then had the actors re-record their lines with my lav attached to my old XL1s running in 30P "FRAME MODE". Cleaned up the timeline then sent it to Color for grading. BUDGET: Other than the one lens and the Microdolly and Redrock adapter, I just spent money the regular stuff like gas and meals. The locations were free, the actors brought their own wardrobe, except for the doctor (the DP has been a doctor for halloween for the past ten years and already had the lab coat and stethoscope!), there was no hair or make up dept. All of Saffron's scenes were shot over one day/night and by luck she had some hair extensions of her own that she was able to put in over lunch to help sell the idea that a lot more time had passed over course the of their relationship - you'll notice she never has short hair during any of her night scenes. Total cost of this film $800.00 (approx.) If you're still interested, you can check out our first short with the 5D MrkII here: http://vimeo.com/6823324

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      • Receding From One Another

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        from Karen Abad / Added

        When I looked at you, my life made sense. A young man, suffering from PTSD, wakes up to find that his long-term girlfriend leaves him, months after the death of their child, on the most inopportune of days. This is my final project for my Intro Digital Cinematography course for Grad School. Created By: Karen Abad Featuring: Joe Taylor Music By: Piannou

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        • Salt & Pepper

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          from Keith Rivers / Added

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          After finding a craigslist ad pronouncing the sale of over 2,000 pairs of salt and pepper shakers at a family estate sale director Keith Rivers was intrigued to dig deeper. Keith quickly found that the collection of salt and pepper shakers was a multi-decade old family tradition. After meeting the family Keith was given a treasure trove of old super 8 footage and upon review felt compelled to compile this short story documentary. Directed & Edited by Keith Rivers Cinematography by Ryan Frey Colorist is Chad Terpstra Shot on a RED Scarlet X with Lomo Anamorphic lenses, 5dmk2, and Super 8mm. Shortlisted: http://www.onescreen.org/ Music: Consider purchasing "Blackwind" & "The Things You Do" by Patrick Watson: adventuresinyourownbackyard.com/ Other song was "Lapis" by Cinematic Orchestra: itunes.apple.com/us/album/cinematic-orchestra-presents/id527221766

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          • Gone Goodbye - A short film

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            from Session 7 Media / Added

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            FIRST PLACE WINNER OF THE FILM RACING GRAND PRIX 2009 http://www.filmracing.com/Films/competitions/grandprix2009.htm BEST DIRECTIONS: Keith Rivers BEST WRITING: Tyler Wilson BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Clyde Garrido BEST MUSICAL SCORE: Sam Nuttmann YEAR: 2009 SYNOPSIS: This short film explores relationships and privacy in unusual and surprising ways GOAL: Create a highly stylistic short film in under 100 hours to enter into the Film Racing Grand Prix 2009 100 hour film race contest CAST Man / Voice Over Actor 2: Doug Vogel Voice Over Actor 1: Cody Lewis PRODUCTION CREW Writer: Tyler Wilson Producer: Sam Nuttmann Director: Keith Rivers Director of photography: Clyde Garrido Aerial director of photography: Tabb Firchau Assistant camera: Ryan Reese Art director: Craig Smiley Production assistant: Neil Mooney Production stills: Keith Bolling Behind-the-scenes camera: Ryan Reese Editor: Keith Rivers Motion graphics: Sam Nuttmann Titles: Craig Smiley Sound design: Keith Rivers Music composition: Sam Nuttmann Keith Rivers Films, LLC MORE INFO http://www.krivers.com http://www.session7media.com

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            • The Garden

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              from Peter Bunzl / Added

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              Ben misses his father who has locked himself away in his room depressed. One night he decides to try something extraordinary to bring him back. The film is a combination of live action and composited elements. Creating a skewed and dreamlike environment in which the story takes place. The live action was shot on digibeta on a blue screen stage with some set-build elements and the compositing was done using After Effects and Shake. The film was made in my final year on The National Film and Television School MA Animation program in 2002. It won an award at ‘A Corto di Cinema’ Festival in Lucca, Italy, and was nominated for The Verna Fields Golden Reels Sound Award in LA. it also featured on the acompanying dvd of Mike and the Mechanics album Rewired. Other Festival screenings: Anima Mundi, Edinburgh Film Fest ,Fidec, Brest, MFF Etiuda, Solo Para Cortos, Animac. Festival Bimini, Tiburon Festival, Notting Hill Film Fest.

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              • Howard

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                from Julia Pott / Added

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                Do you remember when we met? You were brilliant, witty, gorgeous to look at...something's changed. Film by Julia Pott, Voice Over by Carolyn Saint Pe, Sound Design by Danny Boyle, Music by Walter, Assistant Animator Robin Bushell, Produced at the Royal College of Art 2010

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                • Shy Boys: IRL

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                  from Sara Gardephe / Added

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                  website - www.shyboysirlmovie.com twitter - @shyboysirl Synopsis: A short documentary on "love-shy" men. Love-Shy men believe they are afflicted with a condition that prevents them from interacting with women. They ultimately fail to have relationships with women, and often die virgins. "Involuntary Celibates" are men who approach women all the time, but are always rejected. These men congregate on an online forum called Love-Shy.com. In the film, they meet up "IRL" - in real life along with the female filmmaker and "pretty boy" sound guy.

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                  • HOLDING HANDS

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                    from isiah flores / Added

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                    a recent break up results in a montage of memories and scattered events. shot on location in San Francisco, CA 2008 starring Pat Parra and Domino Murphy http://patparra.bandcamp.com/ http://patparra.tumblr.com 2.35:1 . Arri SR2 . super 16mm 7205 -250D 7218 -500T trt. 4:31 http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3379746/ vimeo.com/pictograficafilms vimeo.com/isiahflores Music by Δ Read Write Speak Type Δ - your here after all http://soundcloud.com/read-write-speak-type http://readwritespeaktype.bandcamp.com/ http://isiahflores.com/music/filmscores.html http://isiahflores.com/music/readwritespeaktype.html

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                    • "Let's Dance" a TV for 2 short film

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                      from John Alan Thompson / Added

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                      The everyday distractions of work, bills and technology inflict a thousand cuts on the most important thing in our lives: love. Filmed in stop-motion with live actors in a world made entirely of paper, Let's Dance is the story of one couple, as their connection struggles to survive the mundane and chaotic forces of the modern world. A bunch of us came together to try to make something special and we were fortunate enough to be sponsored by Playboy TV's "TV for 2" for film festivals. I hope you enjoy the film!

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