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WHY DO THEY “MAKE” NOW? - 台北 DESIGN HUNTING - [Trailer 2] from CHANCE MAKER Film Connections on Vimeo.

日程 / 2014年8月2日(土)
時間 / OPEN 19時 START 19時30分
場所 / スタンダードブックストア 心斎橋 BFカフェ 大阪市中央区西心斎橋2-2-12 クリスタグランドビル
出演 / 服部滋樹(graf)、中原慎一郎(Landscape Products)、二宮宏央(CHANCE MAKER)
料金 / 1,500円(1ドリンク付き)
予約・詳細はこちらから → graf-d3.com/events/entry/wdtmn_taipei

Produced by CHANCE MAKER Film Connections
chance-maker.jp/ facebook.com/chancemakerinc
Cinematographer : Masato Indo ( INSPIRING PEOPLE & PROJECTS )
Music : Takeo Toyama

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th 2014

"We all fall" - Karsh Kale (Director’s Cut) from Vijesh Rajan on Vimeo.

Concept note: To find true happiness, you have to follow these very vague glimmers of hope - and the journey towards happiness isn’t easy at all - sometimes you lose sight of your hope, and sometimes it reappears in abundance. But the secret is just to keep following it - and you’ll find happiness, or satisfaction - or success.

Cast: Karsh Kale, Kriti Malhotra

Music by: Karsh Kale
Mixed & Mastered by: Warren Mendonsa


Concept & Direction: Vijesh Rajan
Director Of Photography: Jay Oza
DOP’s Assistant: Yashveer Singh
Additional Photography: Premal Raval
Additional Locations: Harshvir Oberai
Line Producer: Vinay Iyer
Assistant Director: Aniket Rao
Edited by: Chandrashekhar Parab (Magic Farm Studio)
VFX Supervisor: Vijesh Rajan (Plexus Post)
Head VFX & Motion Graphics artist: Aditya Tawde
Motion Graphic Design: Aniruddh Mehta
Camera Rental: Accord Equpis

From O4 Digital

Senior VP: Cyril D’abs
VP, Operations: Vivek Gupta
Creative Director: Arathi Jayaram
Production Assistant: Shachi Malhotra

From Sony Music

Producer: Richard Mascarenhas

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th 2014

MAN from The Woolshed Company on Vimeo.

On the verge of forced retirement, a worn-out, ageing shearer, who once rained king of the high country, gets on the gear to keep up his numbers. But when the drugs take over he must learn what it really means to be a man, before he loses so much more than his country pride.

An award winning short drama exploring the underbelly of Australia’s regional drug epidemic and tackling the universal theme of what it means to be a man.


Richard Hughes - Director

Dave Christison - Producer, Writer

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th 2014

Silo from David Soll on Vimeo.


Jim Vidal’s VFX breakdown: vimeo.com/103259388

The Hollywood Reporter, Chris O’Falt on the production and location:

Matt Soots building that crazy rigging for the missile: vimeo.com/100326152

And check out the trailer for our feature documentary, Puppet:


written and directed by David Soll (thepuppetfilm.com)
produced by Andy Widmann and Jared Ian Goldman
executive producer Jesse Moss (jessemoss.com)
featuring Chris Green (chrisgreenkinetics.com) and Aria McKenna
director of photography Mark Rasmussen
editor Christopher Nizza (dearmandela.com)
production designer Paul Beaudoin
original music by Paul Trubachik (paultrubachik.com)
sound design and mix by Nicholas Montgomery
colorist Harris Mendheim (evilharris.com)
VFX supervisor and CG artist Jim Vidal (vimeo.com/93109157)
compositing Alex Gabucci

Posted on Sunday, October 5th 2014

THE SAND STORM (沙尘暴) from jason wishnow on Vimeo.

Communications lines dissolve, and a water smuggler navigates a tumultuous, dystopian city on the brink in this lyrical “low-fi sci-fi” tour through a bleak future - setting the stage for more to come.

Made in China - AI WEIWEI (艾未未) - HU JIANING (胡珈宁) - LI NING (李宁) - BAI YAO (白瑶) - in order of appearance.

41st Telluride Film Festival World Premiere.

…visit wishnow.com for more…

Posted on Sunday, October 5th 2014

Kosmonauta from Mirjam Veske on Vimeo.

Kosmonauta is a visualization of an actual sound clip from a female cosmonaut in distress. The signal was picked up on a soviet space frequency in 1962 and gave rise to the theory of the (lost) first female cosmonaut.

This project was made by Mirjam Veske (Production Designer) and Nils Eilif Bremdal (Cinematographer). After finishing their exam films at the Norwegian Film School they teamed up for this final project before graduating from the film school. They worked as a Production Designer and Cinematographer, but made all directorial decisions together all through the production process. Accompanied by Thomas Grotmol (Editor) and Vegard Soldal (Sound Designer) and fellow students and friends, the film has been a great collaborative experience.

If you want to see stills from behind the scenes, go to flickr.com/photos/52410795@N07/14184763815

Music by Ólafur Arnalds - “Out To Sea”

Posted on Sunday, October 5th 2014

David Fincher - And the Other Way is Wrong from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

For sheer directorial craft, there are few people working today who can match David Fincher. And yet he describes his own process as “not what I do, but what I don’t do.” Join me today in answering the question: What does David Fincher not do?

For educational purposes only.
You can support the channel at patreon.com/everyframeapainting
And you can follow me at twitter.com/tonyszhou

Posted on Friday, October 3rd 2014

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

If you would like to publish or broadcast this video, please contact us at press@dissolve.com or on Twitter at @dissolve.

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