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19
Apr

036 – I want one of these, pretty much more than I’ve ever wanted anything.

This is amazing, and I want one. I want to fly. I mean.. come on!

If you question the reality of it, check out his site (http://www.jetman.com/?page_id=24). Watch the Top Gear video. It’s pretty much undisputable, but the footage in this vid is just gorgeous. He controls with his body only! No steering, just throttle.

Amazing.

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The ultimate dream of flight – soaring through the air, with total freedom in all three dimensions, not within a heavy and complicated machine but with only one’s body and sensations – a dream everybody had at least once in their life.

JETMAN made it real.

Test flights in Swiss airspace.

JETMAN
Yves Rossy
jetman.com

Jetman technician
André Bernet

Helicopter pilot
Roland Brunner
eaglehelicopter.ch

Aerial Camera Operator, Edit and Film by
Evert Cloetens
web.mac.com/cloetensevert
Twitter: CloetensEvert

15
Apr

035 – for my father.

As creatives, I feel like our job is to document, recreate, view and react to the beauty, darkness, suffering, joy, pain and ecstasy that surrounds us at all times. I often feel like I’m an anthropologist studying the world as my father did before me. My output method is just slightly different. On this, the anniversary of his passing, I dedicate this post to him and the beauty in the world around us.

Sorry to get all hippie dippy.

MORE INFO ON THE CREATORS:

“Holi”

Production Company: Variable - WeAreVariable.com
Creative: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill - TheMill.com

Directors/Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb @ Variable
Executive Producers: John Rule & 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

Why we made this film:

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.

WeAreVariable.com
@WeAreVariable
info@WeAreVariable.com

13
Apr

034 – tUnE-yArDs – check them out at Coachella. Super fun Caribbean feel.. not from the Caribbean though.

Happy frickin’ Friday everyone. Here’s a fun video, and great song for your weekend pleasure. Let’s hope the sun comes out.

I love these guys. Somehow watching kids go crazy like this is so fun. Especially since it seems like they’re having a great time. Plus, the Director’s from SF, and this was colored at Spypost by one of my 2 favorite colorists in the world: Carey Burens

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CREDITS:
Director: Mimi Cave
Director of Photography: Joe Picard
Producer: Michael MacDonald
Assistant Director: Micah Gendron
Production Design: Miriam Lakes, Adrian Elliot
Wardrobe: Christina Molcillo, Samantha Williams
Makeup: Alicia Campbell
Hair: Lorenzo Diaz
Gaffer: Drew Nelson
Assistant Camera: Jeremy Wong
2nd AC: Michael Lindemuth
Art Dept: Cory Brown, Hillary Andujar, Jill Grant, Cara Kritikos, Nina Topinko
Special Effects: Ryan Paulger
Media Manager: Samantha Bennett
Editor: Adrian Elliot
Colorist: Carey Burens
Grip & Electric: Sean Servis, Kiva Knight, Chris Fountain, Chuy Valadez, Matt Stouppe
Production Coordinator: Michael Steiner
Production Assistants: Clarissa Kritter, Brandy Troxler
Talent: Brightworks SF, SF Rock Project
Special Thanks: Terri Timely, Autofuss, SPY Post

10
Apr

033 – Sexy, Stylish, Beirut-like Hip-Hop with a female MC.. I’m in.

This is like a Hip-Hop Beirut. I love it. A sexy, stylish video, paired with a damn cool song.

MORE INFO:

Download Walking with a Ghost here:
bit.ly/H4oEHB
or on ITUNES: bit.ly/Hpmuoe

kadebostany.com
Facebook: fb.bandpage.com/EINq0U

Directed by Steven Blatter (prog-pics.com) & Supermafia vj’s (supermafia.com )

Visual Art Director / Lighting / Grading: David Houncheringer & Mirko Eremita aka Supermafia
Filming / Editing: Steven blatter aka Progressive Pictures
Choreographer & Stylist: Sofia Krantz
Make-up: Roxane Cortellini
Executive Producer: Laurent Berney
Original story: Kadebostan & Laolu

Music video of The National Fanfare of Kadebostany performing Walking With a Ghost.
(C) 2012 Mentalgroove Records

08
Apr

032 – Happy Easter from the Kung Fu Bunny.

Found this. Thought it was a fun little easter gem. I like bunnies that kill eggs.

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Legend of the Golden Egg Warrior

Happy Easter From Your Friends at Crush.

04
Apr

031 – This is a beautiful combination of dancing, moving cloth and cg. I actually wish it was a little longer.

2nd day in a row with dancers. This footage is gorgeous. The way the cloth moves is magical. It’s a very poetic use of CG.

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Experiment No.9 is a collaboration with Tell No One and SHOWstudio. TNO was asked to create a fashion film to counterpart Nick Knight’s photography for AnOther magazine’s Spring/Summer 2011 issue.

tellnoone.co.uk
For inquiries contact:
info@skinflicks.tv
info@tellnoone.co.uk

Music: ‘Vanities’ written by Beck Hansen; Published by: Voyelles (ASCAP), (P)&(C) 2009 Because Music
From the album “IRM”; Vocals: Charlotte Gainsbourg; Harp: Monique McGuffin; Bass: Bram Inscore; Guitar: Beck Hansen; String Arrangements, Conductor: David Campbell

Models: Jac at IMG and Ben

03
Apr

030 – Amazing Kinect video – unnamed soundsculpture (docu)

This is a pretty sweet video where they map a dancer with a Kinect. I like the actual video, but this doc is even better in my opinion. It shows the beauty, but also shows how it’s done. Pretty cool. Visuals are getting pretty sweet. The world of the VJ keeps expanding.

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Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer

produced by:
onformative.com
chopchop.cc

The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating
a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For
our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by
Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was
recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the
images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud),
so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.
The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the
digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts
to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the
performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the
random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering
a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality
of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer,
as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.

The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space
already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self
and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the
otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it
a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does
not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body
movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static,
inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose
simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.

Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the
more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete
the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we
project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more
tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems
so real that it comes to life again.

nominated for the for the MuVi Award:
kurzfilmtage.de/en/competitions/muvi-award/selection.html

see video in full quallity:
daniel-franke.com/unnamed_soundsculpture.mov

music:
The Naked and Famous – “The Sun”
thenakedandfamous.com/

02
Apr

029 – Civilization by Marco Brambilla – Travelling to hell and back in the STANDARD NYC

This is crazy, and if you’re in NYC you should check out the real thing. It looks to be epic!

MORE INFO:

Civilization is a video installation we created with artist/director Marco Brambilla for the elevators Standard Hotel in NYC. It’s comprised of over 400 video clips and it takes elevator passengers on a trip from hell to heaven as they go up or from heaven to hell as they go down. Pictures of the installation and Q&A with Brambilla and Crush is posted here glossyinc.com/civilization.html

Title: Civilization (MEGAPLEX), 2008 By: Marco Brambilla
Client: The Standard Hotel, New York
Editor/Research Assistant: Beau Dickson
Assistant: Swapna Tamhane
Production Company: Crush, Toronto
Representation/Images Courtesy of: Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica
Marco Brambilla Directorial Representation: Stink UK

01
Apr

028 – Minority Report Interaction Design in the real world.

Okay, this is just mind blowing. Remember those swanky graphics from Minority Report, and the way that Tom Cruise interacted with them. Well that’s all real. This amazing company Oblong here in LA helped develop the tech for the movie, and has real functioning versions. Thanks Bryan for mentioning these guys, I had no idea this was going on. Love it.

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radically condensed demonstration of oblong’s g-speak spatial operating environment. To learn more about these guys go to http://oblong.com/

 

01
Apr

027 – Oh Land – White Nights

Another one from CANADA. This one’s pretty etherial. It matches the music, and her character well. A bit spacy, a bit techy, a bit random. All fun.

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Video para el nuevo single del disco homónimo de Oh Land, editado por Epic Records.

lawebdecanada.com

Dirigido y Producido por CANADA para PARTIZAN L.A.

Producción Ejecutiva CANADA: Oscar Romagosa
Producción Ejecutiva PARTIZAN: Jeff Pantaleo
Producción Ejecutiva DOOMSDAY: Danielle Hinde
Jefa de Producción: Alba Barneda
Coordinador de Producción: Jorge Llama
Fotografía: Marc Gómez del Moral
Diseño de Producción: James Hatt
Director de Arte: Tomás Navarro
Coreografía: Les Filles Föllen
Vestuario Oh Land: Jessica Bobince
Vestuario Bailarines: Roberto Piqueras
Maquillaje: Víctor Álvarez
Post Producción: Álvaro Posadas
Video Mapping: Área Técnica

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