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Gabe Michael is Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Forge Apollo, where he specializes in creating digital series, feature-length projects and branded content.

Prior to Forge Apollo, Gabe was a producer at Break Media, the #1 digital media company for male-targeted content creation and distribution, and a producer for leading YouTube multi-channel network Maker Studios, where he oversaw the popular Epic Rap Battles vertical.

Praised by New Media Rockstars as having been "involved with just about every established YouTube happening on Earth lately," Gabe's videos have amassed over 249 million views and counting.
Recently, Gabe wrapped directing his first long-form multi-format digital series titled Ambient. He holds an MFA from UCLA's Producers Program and an undergraduate degree in Film & Electronic Art from Cal State Long Beach.

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Beautiful Ghost: A Filmmaker’s Look at Chernobyl from Dissolve on Vimeo.

On the 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Christiaan Welzel and his wife, Kseniya, entered the Exclusion Zone. Christiaan’s cinematic footage captures the eerie beauty of the desolation and decay.

Footage shot in April 2013 by Christiaan Welzel, a Dissolve Exclusive contributor
See and license the clips used at bit.ly/beautifulghostreel

Read the full story at ideas.dissolve.com/spotlight-blog/beautiful-ghost-a-filmmakers-look-at-chernobyl

“Campaign” by Jonathan Geer
“Walking Man” by Luke Wieting
Licensed from Audiosocket

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Posted on Monday, September 1st 2014

MOTELx 2014 - Spot from EASYLAB on Vimeo.

Spot para o Festival MOTELx 2014/Spot for the 2014 MOTELx Festival


Este filme foi feito inteiramente usando uma mistura de imagens seqüências e stop motion.
This film was made interaly using a mix of sequential images and stop motion.


Produção/Producer: Frederico Serra
Realização/Director: Jerónimo Rocha
Director de Fotografia/Director of Photography: Tiago Xavier
Chefe de Produção/Line Producer: João Cabezas

Música/Music: Filipe Lopes
Sonorização/Sound Design: Henrique Lima - SOM DE LISBOA

Vítima/Victim: João Rapaz
Explorador/Explorer: João Miguel Real

Director de Arte/Art Direction: Luís Monteiro
Aderecista/Propmaster: Sofia Tavares
Assistente de Plateau/Props Assistant: Jorge Amor

1º Assistente de Imagem/Focus Puller: Wiktor Palanovski
2º Assistente de Imagem/Clap Loader: Miguel Varandas

Equipa de Iluminação/Gaffers:
Chefe de Iluminação e Maquinista/Gaffer and Key Grip: Paulo Alves “Joca”
Assistente de Iluminação/Gaffer Assistant: Hugo Alves
Assistente de Iluminação/Gaffer Assistant: Sérgio Alves

Caracterização e Efeitos Especiais /Makeup Fx and Special Effects:
Coordenador/Coordinator: João Rapaz
Caracterização/Makeup: Olga Fernandes
Efeitos Especiais/Special Fx: João Rapaz
Efeitos Especiais/Special Fx: Rita de Castro
Efeitos Especiais/Special Fx: Patrícia Guerreiro
Efeitos Especiais/Special Fx: Olga Fernandes

João Barata
Tiago Nogueira
João Costa
Pedro Bárbara

Apoio à coordenação de Pós-Produção/ Post Production Coordination support: Bruno Caetano
Composição de Imagem/Image Composition: João Miguel Real
Animador/Animator: Bruno Caetano

Contabilidade/Accounting: António Selas
Making Of: Vítor Estudante

Filmado na Quinta de Molha-Pão, Tala
Filmed at Quinta de Molha-Pão, Tala


Posted on Sunday, August 24th 2014

Österlen from the air from Niklas Byström on Vimeo.

Some aerial shots from the beautiful Österlen in Sweden. This is my first aerialfilm and it was filmed during a week in Skåne. More aerial videos in progress. Stay Tuned.

Aerialcinematography: Niklas Byström
Editing: Niklas Byström

Contact: info@byssa.se

Posted on Sunday, August 24th 2014

VHX PSA - The State of Distribution from VHX on Vimeo.


Over the past year we’ve learned volumes about the current state of distribution and the challenges presented to today’s aspiring filmmakers. Working with Erica Gorochow, we created a video to summarize these ideas and help shed light on what the future holds for filmmakers.

Watch it with your eyes, spread the word by sharing with your friends and filmmakers, and let’s work together to change the path of film as we know it.

Apply now for early access: vhx.tv

Team VHX

Directed, Written and animated - Erica Gorochow gorociao.com
Directed and produced - VHX vhx.tv
Music and sound design - Ross Wariner & Cody Uhler uprighttrexmusic.com/
Mastering - Bryan Pugh bryanpugh.com
VHX 3D logo - Bill Bergen vimeo.com/billbergen

Posted on Sunday, July 27th 2014