Friday, 28 December 2012

Holi

"The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world...so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it's unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it."

 
Holi from Variable on Vimeo.

Credits
Production Company: Variable
Creative: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
Directors/Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel and Khalid Mohtaseb @ Variable
Executive Producers: John Rule and Mike Sutton (@MNS1974)
Producer: Tyler Ginter @ Variable
Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig

The Mill: New York City
Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colourist: Sal Malfitano

Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv 

Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com
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Thursday, 27 December 2012

OVERVIEW

An intriguing perspective of Earth from the outside looking in.

"On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment."

 
OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

Credits
Produced by: GUY REID, STEVE KENNEDY, CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
Director: GUY REID
Editor: STEVE KENNEDY
Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON
EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at 
MITSHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
Duration: 19 minutes
Overview Microsite: overviewthemovie.com/
Human Suits (original score): humansuits.com/
The Overview Institute: overviewinstitute.org/
Fragile Oasis: fragileoasis.org/

Planetary Collective: planetarycollective.com/

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Remember by Eliot Rausch


remember from Eliot Rausch on Vimeo.

Credits
Director/Editor: Eliot Rausch
Producer: Preston Lee
Executive Producer: Phyllis Koenig + Mark Schwartz
Young Boy: Jonathan Woolsey
Young Girl: Caitland Woolsey
Cinematography: Chayse Irvin
1st AC: Jake Bianco
Steadicam: Brandon Whiteside
Line Producer: Adam Litt
Location Scout: Jeff McSpadden
Composer: Adam Taylor

An Über Content Production
Special Thanks:
Jim Roudebush @ Panavision
Richard Pilla and Tony Blue @ Paskal Lighting Funk Brothers
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