1. WIND

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    from robert loebel / Added

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    WIND is an animated short about the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions. The wind creates a natural system for living. WIND zeigt den Alltag der Bewohner in einem sehr windigen Land. Scheinbar schutzlos dem Wetter ausgesetzt schaffen sie es dennoch, ihren Alltag einfallsreich zu meistern. director: Robert Löbel sound design: David Kamp particles: Jochen Weidner graduation project at the HAW Hamburg Department Design AWARDS: Audience Award - 56th DOK Leipzig 2013 Defa Foundation Award - Filmfest Dresden 2013 NW Animation Fest's "Best Student Film" 2013 Special Mention - National Competition - Filmfest Dresden 2013 Hamburg Animation Award 2013 + Harald Siepermann Character Design Price 2013 Special Mention - Young Animation - ITFS - Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2013 Stuttgart Special Distinction - SICAF 2013 - Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival Special Mention - Supertoon 2013 - ŠIBENIK, Croatia Jury + Audience Award - Kurzsuechtig Leipzig 2013 backup award - Animation Award - backup Festival Weimar 2013 Audience Award - Favourites Film Festival Berlin 2013 Special mention - Student Film category - 9th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna, Best Animation + Audience Award - AHOI - International Student Shortfilmfest Hamburg Audience Award - 56th DOK Leipzig Special Distinction - PISAF 2013, Korea Special Price - Animax Skopje, Macedonia Special Mention - Expotoons 2013 "Veliki Brcko"Price PSSST! Silent film festival prize, Zagreb SELECTIONS: ITFS - Internationales Trickfilm-Festival 2013 Stuttgart Pictoplasma Berlin Filmfest Dresden SEHSÜCHTE Potsdam MIAF - Melbourne International Animation Festival ANIFILM, Trebon, Czech Republic 2013 Annecy 2013 Northwest Animation Festival, Portland Edinburgh International Film Festival 29. Internationales KurzFilmFestival Hamburg SICAF 2013 - Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival Anima Mundi 2013, International Animation Festival of Brazil Supertoonfestival 2013, Šibenik, Croatia 9th World Festival of Animated Film, Varna Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013 London International Animation Festival - LIAF 2013 4th Anibar International Animation Festival ANIMATOU -Festival international du film d’animation - Genève AHOI Festival Hamburg 56th DOK Leipzig KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2013 Big Cartoon Festival Moscow EXPOTOONS, Buenos Aires, Argentina KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2013 Animateka, Ljubljana Slovenia GIRAF Animation Festival ....

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    • Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

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      from Craig Shimala / Added

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      On June 23rd, 2010 a line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago in the early evening hours. I stayed late at the office that night to work on some things and to avoid the rush hour chaos that was going on. Once I returned home I wasn't really paying attention to what was happening outside until someone asked me if I was watching the lightning. I took a quick look out my window and saw some quick hits of lightning and ran back to my room to grab my camera and tripod. I was standing out there randomly hitting the record button and hoping I would catch some of the strikes. About 15 minutes in nothing was happening during my current recording so I reached to stop it and start a new one. At the moment I touched the camera three of the tallest buildings in Chicago were struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest). If you listen closely, you can hear me lightly say "yes!" after the triple strike happens. **** 6/27 - Posted the sequel with more strikes from this storm! http://vimeo.com/12905965 *** HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio. Music: Sufjan Stevens - To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

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      • Nimbus II

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        from Jim Bailey / Added

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        Part two of my time lapse series dealing with clouds and the things clouds do. All my time lapses are 4k compatible! PLEASE BE AWARE: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SEQUENCES OF FAST, BRIGHT FLASHES. IF YOU ARE PRONE TO HAVING SEIZURES DUE TO FLASHING LIGHT, PLEASE CONSIDER NOT WATCHING THIS VIDEO. Part one of the series was calm and quiet. Part two kicks it up a notch, featuring wind, lightning, shelf clouds and super-cells. Music: "Breathe the Sun", Robbero remix. Find it at: http://ccmixter.org/files/Robbero/40504 Special thanks to my family for allowing me to get out there! Also, thanks to Logan for being a great guide, he was with me for many of these clips. Also, I should mention: All sequences were shot in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Mostly Arkansas, as that's where I live. :) Equipment used: Canon 60D Canon 550D Each camera running Magic Lantern http://www.magiclantern.fm/ Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II Zoom Lens Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Nikon 28mm f/2 manual focus with Nikon to Canon adapter

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        • Above LA

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          from Chris Pritchard / Added

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          Please watch in full screen HD with sound on for best experience! Follow me for more of my work and behind the scenes images - Instagram - http://instagram.com/chrispzero | Facebook - http://facebook.com/chrispzero | Twitter - http://twitter.com/chrispzero Above LA is a love letter to Los Angeles and showcases my favorite way to view the city - from above. Whether on a rooftop, a hill, or a mountain, getting above the grind of the city allows you to appreciate it in a new way. Once you get even slightly above, the views and sounds begin to change dramatically. Getting above it all has been instrumental in helping me get to know and appreciate Los Angeles. This piece was produced off and on over the course of two years, and the clips selected for this film are only a small percentage of what I captured during my quest to take in the city from different locations and in new ways. Some of the locations featured are popular and easy to access, others require some searching and hiking, and some are heavily restricted. But I encourage everyone - lifelong Angelenos, transplants, visitors - to hit the trails, drive the mountain roads, find a reason to get on top of a high-rise. From the basin to the valley, this city offers so many opportunities to rise above and look down. Never stop exploring. Check out more info on my blog at http://chrispzero.com/blog/2014/06/12/above-la/ - This film was shot at 5K+ resolution and is rendered in 4K. The 4K version is available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNw0EgVKZro Interested in licensing clips from this film? These, and hundreds of other time lapse clips, are available directly and in full length in the chrispzero Footage Store at http://store.chrispzero.com All timelapse clips are available in 1080p and 4K resolution. If you’re interested in licensing specific cuts from the film or the entire film, please contact me. An extra special thanks to Matt Givot and Tamara Westfall. Without your gracious production assistance and support, this film would not have been possible. Thank you! Special thanks to Colin Rich and Andrew Walker for always making LA look so good and being an inspiration to keep exploring and capturing moments of time in Los Angeles. Thank you to - Joe Capra Michael Shainblum Eric Hines Henry Jun Wah Lee IATS eMotimo - http://emotimo.com Dynamic Perception - http://dynamicperception.com

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          • Gotham City SF // A Timelapse Film

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            from Toby Harriman / Added

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            View photos and full project at http://GothamCitySF.com This idea came from the aether; it emerged over time. Several years ago (2012) while exploring my passion for black and white photography I found myself wandering into a look I call ‘Gotham’. I have a passion for timelapse as well, so it wasn’t long before the two processes started to merge in my mind, and the concept for Gotham City SF was born! Over the intervening years I have collected and edited this footage while juggling my freelance career and time working at Lytro (a new camera technology). This film means a lot to me. It is one of the biggest personal projects I’ve ever worked on. I searched for music for months. Finally deciding to work with James Everingham: a talented 14 year old from the UK. (Now 16) He ended up composing a full custom composition and it came out perfect! I also want to thank my friend and college David Hultin, for designing the incredible Gotham SF logo for this film. He is another very talented artist that joins me in my business venture: Planet Unicorn. This is my vision come to life after hours of setting up, shooting, and editing. It is my art and my love for San Francisco, photography, and timelapse. Enjoy Everything was shot on a Canon 6D and 5DMK III with a variety of Canon L series lenses. For my motion controlled shots, I use an eMotimo 3-Axis system as well as a Kessler Shuttle Pod Mini 8 foot dolly. emotimo.com/ To follow and see more of my work: tobyharriman.com facebook.com/tobyharrimanphotography 500px.com/tobyharriman instagram.com/tobyharriman Directed, Filmed & Edited: Toby Harriman Song: Gotham City SF (Original Soundtrack) Original Composition By: James Everingham (http://www.jameseveringham.com) Branding: David Hultin (http://www.david-hultin.com) Thanks Jordan Oram for help with the story! For licensing & inquires please contact me at: toby@tobyharriman.com Also available in 4K. Even color!

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            • Our Weather - Timelapse

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              from Bevan Percival / Added

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              Follow my work at: www.primalearthimages.com https://www.facebook.com/primalearthimages http://www.flickr.com/photos/primal_earth_images_bevan_percival/ I shot this timelapse sequence mostly over the last few months in the Central North Island of New Zealand. This in an attempt to capture the essence of the often unpredictable New Zealand weather. The weather around here seems to have a mind of it's own as storm fronts race across the land and of the countless occasions I would watch and then chase the light to try and capture the type of landscapes I was after I would so often be beaten into submission with the best moments slipping by as I frantically set up my gear. Shot on Canon 5D Mark II, motion control achieved with Dynamic Perception Stage Zero dolly. Music: "Dreams Together" by Andrew Britton & David Goldsmith (UPPM), licensed through APPRA New Zealand.

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              • Cummulus & Nimbus

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                http://www.wethinkthings.com facebook.com/wethinkthings »Cummulus & Nimbus is a, let's say … lengthy 5 second project.« We had this idea for a character, Cummulus. He was meant to be a mascot, something funny for our reel. But the longer we thought about what he could do, the more gags and characters we came up with and the whole thing grew into a fake cartoon intro thingy.

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                • Expedition Iceland

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                  from Eric Hines / Added

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                  Please watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for best quality. To avoid skipping, please let the video fully load. Expedition Iceland is a collection of some of my favorite shots I did around Iceland during my 17 day, 4000 mile adventure around the country during the midnight sun in June 2013. This personal piece was shot entirely using the Canon 5D Mark III and only a few different Canon lenses. I've always wanted to visit Iceland, and I had to take the opportunity when it came up. Sleeping in the passenger seat of a small SUV and living off mostly gas station food, it was all worth it. The country was absolutely stunning and I certainly hope to spend more time there again. Special thanks to Kessler Crane for providing me with the motion control equipment used in the making of this video. All motion was done using the Kessler Crane CineDrive. www.KesslerCrane.com www.KesslerCineDrive.com Music, Used With Permission For A Minor Reflection - Flóð Available for purchase on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/holdum-i-att-a-orei-u/id381001745 www.ForaMinorReflection.com Instagram Instagram.com/EricHinesPhotography/ Website www.EricHinesPhotography.com Twitter Twitter.com/EricHinesPhotos Facebook Facebook.com/EricHinesPhotography Licensing Details - Available in 4K EHinesNWI@Gmail.com

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                  • Alone in Iceland

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                    from André Öberg / Added

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                    Best viewed in HD & Full-screen with sound. Alone, I drove almost 3.500Km, hiked around 100km, met lots of people and have seen unbelievable landscapes. Putting those 19 days in four minutes and a half was the most difficult part. Travelling to Iceland is an overwhelming life experience, and I definitely want to come back. Gear: - Canon 7D - Canon 17-55mm 2.8 - Canon 50mm 1.4 - GoPro Hero 3 (only used in the car shots) Music: God is an Astronaut - Loss Special Thanks to: Joe Capra (The Midnight Sun), Klara Harden (Made in Iceland) and Eric Hines (Expedition Iceland) for inspiring me with their work. Michael Levy for the International Photographer's Map (Indispensable for this trip http://www.international-photographer.com/maps/iceland/ ). Isabela Ramos for the HUGE help in Providence (Valeu Tutu). Fred Ekblad for the help in Laugavegurinn (I want to see your shots, man). And all the friendliest people of Iceland.

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                    • The Approximate Present

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                      from Filippo Baraccani / Added

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                      My graduation project at the University of the Arts Bremen in 2014. A short animated film about the weather – inspired and informed by chaos theory and Lorenz attractors, romantic landscape paintings and the minimalist polygonal look of early computer simulations. Music: Origamibiro - Flicker (http://www.origamibiro.com) Watching in fullscreen is recommended! From inception to completion, making "The Approximate Present" took me about one and a half months of full-time work. The idea that emerged from the premise to make an animated short about the weather was rather simple: using the basic notion of chaos theory (the slightest variation in initial conditions will eventually lead to an unpredictably different outcome) as a narrative structure. For the film's look, I knew from the outset that I wanted it to be stylized, minimal and solid (for lack of a better term), somewhat reminiscent of early flight simulators. At the same time, I strived to convey a certain sense of place and emotion, drawing inspiration from my own experiences of various weather phenomena. The way different weather conditions can completely change the appearance and mood of a landscape has always held great fascination for me – a fascination I tried to express through the film's images as good as I could. That's why I spent a lot of time on the lighting, colors and post-processing. For reference, I looked at romantic paintings of landscapes and dramatic, overly saturated skies and clouds, for instance those of british painter William Turner. Finding the right music to go with the images I envisioned was another important part of making "The Approximate Present". After listening to what must have been hundreds of tracks, I came upon "Flicker" by Origamibiro (which they generously share on freemusicarchive.org). I immediately knew I had found the right track. Besides being a simply beautiful piece, I think it matches, or even mirrors the film’s structure really well. For modeling and animating, I used Cinema 4D, and After Effects for additional animation, editing, color grading and post-processing. A bit of Processing was also involved in the visualization of the Lorenz attractors – the butterfly-shaped lines.

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