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It was recently revealed that Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming film, "Gravity", will not only have a 17+ minute opening long take, but also an ASL (average shot length) of 45 seconds. Having been a fan of his previous films, I revisited my favorite one to see just what that type of shot looked and felt like. I had seen the film a few times before, and couldn't recall more than handful of shots that I thought would work. I was shocked to find there were 16 of them -- heck, there are 6 longer than 90 seconds! They are used in a variety of situations, and to great effect. It was easy to see how I could forget there were so many, as each one simply pulled you further into the story. It made me so excited for 'Gravity' that I felt I just had to share with anyone else who would be interested. Some other stats: 62 shots > 22 seconds ("half of 45", my original criteria) 39 shots > 30 seconds 24 shots > 40 seconds 16 shots > 45 seconds 6 shots > 90 seconds Obviously, you should see the film if you haven't already. My point in doing this is to demonstrate the effect of a long take in a variety of narrative uses, and to give an idea of what a 45+ second shot looks and feels like when directed by Alfonso Cuaron. I hope you enjoy! www.refocusedmedia.com twitter.com/refocusedmedia facebook.com/refocusedmedia+ More details
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The biophilia effect states that environments rich in views and imagery of nature can reduce stress and increase focus and concentration. Huge thanks to James Hadley for the help constructing this... and to Kharn Roberts for the deconstruction. Enjoy.+ More details
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Metres above sea level is a standard metric measurement of the elevation of a location in reference to historic mean sea level. Shoot with the GoPro Hero3. Music by Rick&Vera https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM4vdROD2uB-cL0Rdc4z00Q+ More details
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A young woman makes a life changing choice when a sudden discovery calls everything into question. **SPOILER** Click "Read More..." below and in the expanded view at the bottom is the content and meaning of the letter. Directed by: Daniel Reed Introducing: Sarose Butler Live Musical Performance by: John Thatcher Boomer III on piano El Silard on cello Shot on: BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera** Zeiss 18mm @ f/5.6 200ASA 180deg shutter 3200K ProRes HQ Came-TV 6000 Brushless Gimbal 2 Axis stabilizer (*with low battery power & upside down) Set was lit with: 4 x 1K Arri tungsten openface 3 x 650 Arri tungsten fresnel 1 x 300 Arri tungsten fresnel 1 x 150 Arri tungsten fresnel 3 x 750 source four 3 x Z96 LED several assorted gels on all but one tungsten lamp Full CTO + 2 stop ND applied to all windows Most lights courtesy of DTC lighting & grip * The two axis brushless gimbal stabilizer by Came-TV is normally much better, but in my haste to setup I forget to charge the battery and had the gimbal in the backwards orientation. These two factors led to less then stellar results. ** Canon EF EOS speed booster turbo adapter to m43 mft: http://r.ebay.com/rZ3wTx via ebay -------------SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER------------- The letter is meant to be symbolic of bad news that changes a way of life forever. As inspiration to the actress, she was given the following adjustment: The letter is addressed to her partner she has made a home with in LA. The relationship between the pair has been on the rocks for the last 6 months. They had marriage plans, but they postponed them when he lost his job a year ago. He is still unemployed and has grown distant. The content of the letter is job offer for him - BUT IN NYC! He has made no mention of this job prospect to her... Overcome with charged emotional questions she goes into shock. They have a nest together in LA, she doesn't want to move to NYC. If he hasn't mentioned this before, what else has he not told her? Is he leaving her for another woman? Did he actually just quit his job to get out of marrying her? She has to make a choice. She decides she no longer can trust him and leaves. Photo of letter: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/14575_710765532314842_7747435367544168871_n.jpg Text of letter: Herkmeyer Hathshire 45 Broadway #3010 New York, NY 10006 Dear Mr. Ward, Herkmeyer Hathshire is pleased to offer you the position of Project Manager. Your skills and experience will be an ideal fit for our Marketing Management Department. As we discussed, your starting date will be March 1. The starting salary is $192,000 per year and is paid on a monthly basis. Direct deposit is available. We also offer you reimbursement of up to $9,700 for any relocation costs. Full family medical coverage will be provided through our company's employee benefit plan and will be effective on March 1. Dental and optical insurance are also available. Herkmeyer Hathshire offers a flexible paid-time off plan which includes vacation, personal, and sick leave. Time off accrues at the rate of one day per month for your first year, then increases based on your tenure with the company. Eligibility for the company retirement plan begins 90 days after your start date. If you choose to accept this job offer, please sign the second copy of this letter and return it to me at your earliest convenience. When your acknowledgement is received, we will send you employee benefit enrollment forms and an employee handbook which details our benefit plans and retirement plan. We look forward to welcoming you to the Herkmeyer Hathshire team. Please let me know if you have any questions or I can provide any additional information. Sincerely, Thomas Randall Director, Human Resources Mr. Derek Ward 367 Hilshire Rd. Unit 2 Irvine, CA, 92782+ More details
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Director/Editor: Gabriel Gomez Production Company: Crooked Letter Films DP: Benjamin Garst AC: Vince Cross Grip/Dimmer Spinner: Katie Oscar DMX Support: Zach Crumrine & Todd Reynolds Title Design: Elena Scott Dedicated to Arthur James Eberhardt & David Scott Special Thanks: Karen Curlee Mark Stewart Julien Melendez Elena Scott Phil Tortoroli Alex Koo @ The Common Studios Joseph @ NY Studio Factory Cameron DelGrosso Le'Asha Julius Kathryn Kuhn Patrick Johnson Connor Boals+ More details
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I am an artist and print-maker. My goals for this project: 1.) Create my first Vimeo video 2.) Introduce myself via a studio tour 3.) Create a single shot video 4.) Use a tripod as improvised steady cam as suggested by Vimeo staff Camera is a Canon Rebel 3ti with a Zoom H4n recorder. Editing software is Adobe Premiere Elements 12. Music is free content is from Youtube Audio Library. Music is by Jingle Punks and the title of the piece is Doctor True.+ More details
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Yönetmen-Sinematografi-Renk / Director-Cinematography-Grading : Dağhan İş Kostüm/ costume: Retro Teşekkürler/thanks: Defne Turaç. :::::::::: Nazım' a "You can never be a coward, you can never dismiss things, you can never give up the fight, and if you fall silent…." Düşüyor hüzün, sapsarı yüzün, yürüyoruz taşta; yalın ayak Gökyüzü uzak, özgürlük hasretiyle yanıyor yürek Tutuşmuş harfler, kelimeler eriyor mum islerinde Önüne geçilir mi sellerin, mavi gözlü devlerin? Asla! Asla, bu ormanı yakamazsın Asla, bir korkak olamazsın Asla, kavgaya doyamazsın Asla, olanı yok sayamazsın Asla, suskunsan işime yaramazsın! Söz&Müzik-Lyrics&Music: Ceylan Ertem Düzenleme-Arrangement: Ceylan Ertem, Cihan Mürtezaoğlu Klasik ve Rezonans gitarlar- Classic and Resonance guitars: Cihan Mürtezaoğlu Perdesiz bas gitar- Fretless bass guitar: Alp Ersönmez Davul-Drum: Can Güngör :: Dedicated to Nazım Hikmet, Uğur Mumcu, Hrant Dink and ..."+ More details
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A homage to John Smith's Girl Chewing Gum (1976). Lovely little concept and a great way to liven up my first tests with a 7D. On the whole a very good picture quality with a good range light but there is striping on repeated patterns in distance, i.e. the brickwork. Sound was recorded on the Mac so forgive the sound quality. Edited in Final Cut Pro.+ More details
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