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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.

For business inquires please visit http://forgeapollo.com

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

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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

Love,
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

PROJECT ARBITER (2014) Short Film from Michael Chance on Vimeo.

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Buried within history lies a secret war. PROJECT ARBITER.

STAY ENGAGED!
Facebook - facebook.com/pages/Project-Arbiter/333416092266
Twitter - twitter.com/projectarbiter
Trailer 1 - youtube.com/watch?v=WJv5gWM0JTA
Trailer 2 - youtube.com/watch?v=MsGJdQur8Ks
Official Website - projectarbiter.com
IMDb - imdb.com/title/tt3102156
For inquiries about the project and director Michael Chance,
please contact Michael’s manager, Evan J. Cholfin | Luxhammer.com.

SYNOPSIS
1943. Thousands of feet above Northern Europe a small plane carries a skeleton crew of the Allies best, including special operative captain Joseph Colburn. His handler, major Thomas Hardy does a final review of the mission’s grim intel: infiltrate a mysterious villa on the Polish border and uncover its secrets. Colburn emerges donning a prototype suit, which can temporarily render its user invisible. As the plane’s bay doors howl open Colburn begins to put on the skull-faced helmet when the plane is rocked by an anti-aircraft shell. Rapidly losing air pressure and altitude, now there’s no question… This is a one-way mission.

Burning Ideas presents
in association with r&r Studios and Never Static Pictures
a Michael Chance film
PROJECT ARBITER

Cast
Joe Colburn: Lex Cassar
Tom Hardy: Jake Lyall
Dr. Ernst von Reiner: Tim Coyne
Lieutenant-Colonel Heinrich: William Charlton
Ulrich: Andrew Dillon
Fritz: Artem Mishin
Pilot Walter: Zachary Gossett
Co-Pilot Toby: Zak Waters
Krystyna: Terra Flowers

Crew
Written & Directed by: Michael Chance
Produced by: Vicki de Mey
Director of Photography: Jason Beckwith
Composer: Ryan Leach
Sound Design: Steve Boeddeker
Editor: Nelson Nunez
VFX Supervisor: Jesse Boots
3D VFX Supervisor: James McCarthy
Production Designer: Traci Hays
Character Designer: Robert Simons
Costume Designer: Jennifer Filo
Suit Fabrication by: Blue Ream Studios
Executive Producers: Michael Chance, Vicki de Mey, Jason Beckwith,
Robert & Elizabeth Chance, Kimberly Lane, Barbara Carbone,
William A. Peterson, Michelle Ahern, Tim O’Neill

Full credits at: imdb.com/title/tt3102156

© 2014 PAFT, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Posted on Sunday, July 27th 2014

Harry by Manny Fox [Official] from Umbershoot on Vimeo.

"A Sisyphus trope in a hot air balloon. This track chases the enigmatic Harry through bouncing beats, playful vocals and a mesmerising performance."

Directed by Brian Cohen
Cinematography by Felicia Smith
Actor, Leroy Parsons
Choreography, Amy MacPherson

Production Manager, Jessica Pearce
Assistant Camera, Liam White
Production Assistant, Mark Harris

Edited by Brian Cohen
Post VFX: Kim Deylen

Balloon Pilot, Paul Kavanagh
Pilot Assistant, Tim Burns
Catering & Good Vibes, Tristan Kelly & Genevieve Fitzgerald
Lighting, Resolution X

Copyright 2014 | All rights reserved.

Posted on Friday, July 25th 2014

TILT JAPAN from TILT on Vimeo.

Shot in Spring of 2014 with a cannon cyber-shot.
Images from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Naoshima, Miyajima, Nara and Okayama.

Filmed and edited by Tiago Berbare (TILT)
Aditional camera; Josi Campos
Music By Jemapur - Album Empty - track Civilization Cycle
soundcloud.com/jemapur
whispering took from a novel by Haruki Murakami

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

Aviary from K McInnis on Vimeo.

Pigeons (or doves) are filthy and useful, secret and ubiquitous, passenger and carrier. A metaphor for communication as weapon and war casualty.

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

Andrew Austin DISAPPEAR - official video from Gary Samson on Vimeo.

GARY SAMSON - director / writer / editor

CLINT KENDAL - producer
CARTILAGE INC - production agency

KIEL MILLIGAN - cinematographer
STEPHANIE RUTHERFORD - choreographer

The Dreamers
KAELA FALOON - dancer
VANESSA KIRAKOU - dancer
NNEOMA OGUEJIOFO - dancer
TARA LANGER
REILY ADAIR
JESSE MORRISSON

So Real Crew
LAUREN LYN - dancer
JESSICA FORD - dancer
CHANTELLE MOSTACHO - dancer
LILA SHALEV
SHAELE ABOTT MCLEOD
OLIVIA PORT

NICK BECHARD - assistant director
ROMANY KAYA WILLIAMS - wardrobe stylist
DARRIA GROSSI - hair / make up
TRICIA HAGORILES - colour grading / alter ego
LUCAS JOSEPH - assistant camera / exterior
KRIS BONNELL - assistant camera / lower bay station
MICHAEL NARIMALLA - grip
BOB GUNDU - gaffer
HOWARD GORDON - on set photography
JILL LEFAIVE - production assistant
JAMES FINDLAY - production assistant
LOUISA PANG - production assistant

Thank you to Andrew Austin and much gratitude to everyone involved

Produced with the financial assistance of MuchFACT - a division of Bell Media INC
muchmusic.com/music/playlist/cid/1091729/pid/63921/andrew-austin-disappear

DISAPPEAR
Written by Andrew Austin and David Newfeld
From the CD “While It’s Still Light Out” by Andrew Austin
Produced, mixed and mastered by David Newfeld

youtube.com/watch?v=NCIkmC1fSe0&list=UU_qQHch_kE1BWa1npkGXjFA

andrewaustin.ca/

itunes.apple.com/ca/album/disappear/id692256641?i=692257586

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

MSN session from lala zucker on Vimeo.

Prodigy MSN Sessions, es un laboratorio musical en el que los internautas, donde quiera que estén, experimentarán un momento íntimo con siete de las bandas más relevantes de la escena musical de nuestro idioma. Semejante a un MTV Unplugged, MSN Sessions reúne distintas bandas en una sesión instrumental íntima , con entrevistas.
El set fue diseñado para que las bandas pudieran experimentar con su música, ofreciéndoles una gran variedad de instrumentos con los que reinventaron sus éxitos para la audiencia que los sigue a través de Prodigy MSN . Las bandas de la primer temporada fueron : Jumbo, Los Daniels, Agrupación Cariño, Jot Dog, Enjambre, Carla Morrison y Hello Seahorse!
Se desarrolló el manual de imagen de marca,para esto se partió de la marca MSN, y se generó una identidad nueva, de la marca PRODIGY / MSN SESSION, que incluía todos los usos de la marca y los elementos para tv, tipografías, colores, imagenes, puestas de cámara, correcciones de color , y guias para poder adaptar el formato en diferentes países. Asi como también se diseño y animó el paquete gráfico que incluía open, bumpers, zócalos, etc.

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

Telegraf Galaxy from LD on Vimeo.

Designing and animating.
Music: Ping Island / Mark Mothersbaugh
A principios del siglo 20, mi abuelo Salvador enseñaba código morse para los trabajadores de los ferrocarriles de Buenos Aires, en Quilmes.
Para mis abuelos /
In the early 20th century, my grandfather Salvador taught morse code at a train station in Quilmes, Buenos Aires.
For my grandparents /

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

I Wish I Were a Hay from Iva Gocheva on Vimeo.

"The Breezes fetch along –
And hold the Sunshine in its lap
And bow to everything” - Emily Dickinson
Director: Iva Gocheva - ivagocheva.com
Cinematographer: Alexander Stanishev -vimeo.com/stanishev
Production and Costume Design by: Jina Sheovska - sheovska.com
Editor: Neda Morfova morfova.com
Music: Niko Bikialo broken-pictures.com/about/niko/
Sound Design: Ivan Andreev
Color Correction: Todor G. Todorov
Bcam Operator: Dimitar Nedelchev vimeo.com/nedelchev
Cast
Martin Kotcev
Saia Turgut
Ida Akkarpat
Ava Schwartz
Maria Petrova
Valentin Ganev
Sara Morfova
Krista Yotzova
Alexander Detistov
Nikolay Detistov
Martin Betuvski
Alek Konstantinov

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

SUNLIGHT from Nicolas Bro on Vimeo.

A spirit of nature appeared to greet and thank the spirit of the sun’s presence, before disappear in the wild.

This video was inspired me by meetings with on Indian of North America, which transmits the history and traditions of his people throughout the world for many years.

Director: Nicolas Bro
With : Garance Nicol
Music: Baleia

Website:
Nicolas Bro
nicolasbro.com
Garance Nicol
garancenicol.4ormat.com/work
Baleia
baleiabaleia.com

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

SUNLIGHT from Nicolas Bro on Vimeo.

A spirit of nature appeared to greet and thank the spirit of the sun’s presence, before disappear in the wild.

This video was inspired me by meetings with on Indian of North America, which transmits the history and traditions of his people throughout the world for many years.

Director: Nicolas Bro
With : Garance Nicol
Music: Baleia

Website:
Nicolas Bro
nicolasbro.com
Garance Nicol
garancenicol.4ormat.com/work
Baleia
baleiabaleia.com

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014