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Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Honor Code: Could We Make the World a Better Place?

The Honor Code | Katy Chevigny from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

If we change the way we think about honor, could we make the world a better place? Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah proves we can in The Honor Code. Please watch. Feel free to share with your friends. Thank you.

Join the conversation and tweet #HONORCODE to have your tweet featured on the Focus Forward website. Go to to see the discussion.

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An ArtsEngine, Inc. Production

EDITED BY - Gabriel Rhodes
MUSIC COMPOSED BY - John Kimbrough
ANIMATION BY - Ace & Son Moving Picture Company
CAMERA - William Rexer II
SOUND - John Zecca
RESEARCHER - Danielle Varga
SPECIAL THANKS - Kwame Anthony Appiah

Friday, April 27, 2012

Poor Celine (Video)

Poor Céline is a meditation on gravity, crystallisation and disintegration
(expand video to full screen)

Produced by Nin Bose & Nathan Collins

Directed & sound by David Vigh

Creative direction: Nin Bose & Nathan Collins

Director of photography: Zoltán Tombor

Céline: Nelli Tombor

Costume: Orsolya Mészáros

Lead CG Artist: Oliver Auguszt

Cg Generalist: László Maczó

Compositing, grading & editing: David Vigh

Siren choir: Enikő Hodosi

Make-up: Natasa Kovalik

Hair: Tamás Tüzes

Stunt coordinator: András Benyák

Assistants: Peter Hencz & Pityke Várfi

Gaffer: József Simon

Camera assistant: Peter Kotschy

Thanks to Endre Schwindl

©2011 Allrights Reserved.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Yosemite: Range of Light

I am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking.  I love to travel, so if you have a project in some far flung location, lets talk.

Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite when I was 18, the beautiful Range of Light has captured my heart and become my home. Nothing brings me more joy than to share this life changing beauty with others.

Ever since I became fascinated with timelapse photography almost 2 years ago, after seeing the work of Tom Lowe, I’ve wanted to do a piece on Yosemite and the Sierra. Now after almost 2 years of shooting, I'm thrilled to share. I hope you enjoy my vision of my home, the majestic Yosemite & Sierra. Best viewed Full Screen with Sound :)

If you would like to license any of my clips or hire me to shoot for you, please be in touch.


Music licensed and used with permission by:
Composition used: Sounds of Peace

Huge thanks to Kessler Crane and Lens Pro To Go. Without their help this piece would not have been nearly as good.

Also a huge thanks to all of you who help support me with your warm comments and continuing encouragement. It means more to me than you know.

I hope this inspires everyone to get outside and explore the beautiful outdoors, especially magical places like Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra. It's National Parks week and all of our national parks are free this week, so get outside and explore!

*So it seems like a lot of people are asking what gear I used. I'm not going to detail every little thing, but here's the core of what I used: (Shot at 5k in Canon RAW)

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 14L II & 16-35L II (rented from LensProToGo)
Canon 17-40L, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L IS
KesslerCrane 5 foot Cineslider, Revolution Head, Oracle's & Basic controller, Elektra Motors, AT Outrigger Feet

Monday, April 23, 2012

New York City Ballet: Pointe Shoes

The story of ballet shoes, from the factory to the stage. Filmed on location at Freed of London & the New York City Ballet.

Client: New York City Ballet
Director + Editor: Galen Summer
Director of Photography: Hillary Spera
Sound Mixer: Guillermo Pena Tapia

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lights of Scotland

By the time I was a student, I spent more than a year in Scotland. 6 years later, I decided to come back for few days. There are no words to justify the beauty of this country. There are no words to explain how amazed and touched I was to see again these places.

This video is dedicated to all the people I met over there. Friends.

This first GH2 movie is also dedicated to Emeric ( for his precious help and advices on the GH2 and patches but also to Jean-Baptiste Lefournier ( who played a major role in convincing me to buy one through his stunning videos.

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Full story (in french) + pictures :

Soundtrack : Hans Zimmer - Time
Lumix GH2 (‪Driftwood Quantum X Orion v4b‬)
5D Mark II (Timelapses + 1/2 low lights shots)
14-42mm + 24/70 L f/2.8
NO tripod (forgotten in France)
Zoom H4N

I just thought that this little film was so beautiful and genuine in every way that I had to share it with you. Hope you enjoy it.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Truth About Stanley

No home, no belongings, plenty of baggage. A short film about a man, his stories and the boy who listened, by award-winning director Lucy Tcherniak.

Please give generously to the Truth About Stanley fund to help tackle the growing homelessness problem.

Text STANLEY2, 3 or 6 to 70300 to give £2, £3 or £6.

Or visit our Just Giving Page - Just Giving. All money raised goes to The Big Issue Foundation and homelessness charity Anchor House. Help turn around the lives of real people.

Also available on YouTube here:

Starring Oliver Litondo, Raif Clarke and Andrew Lee Potts. Produced by Tom Clark. Soundtrack by Radiohead and Mumford & Sons. A WSP Production in association with Trademark Films and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Full details at

The relationship forged between Sam and Stanley is nothing less than a Dickensian tapestry portraying powerful characters similar to Pip and Magwitch with all of the emotional and reformative currency of today's most pressing issues. I have not found myself more involved in the lives and journeys of two people in a mere 20 minutes than I did while engrossed in this powerful little film. Although there is an incredible depth of sadness in it, it reaches out and plays a hopeful chord in the heart at the end. I am not certain why...youth perhaps...possibilities for Sam. It's a lovely film with a very important and timely message, one worth listening to with an open mind and heart ~Noelle Renee

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Call

Inspired by the works of Jack London. Shot on the coast of British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.

Narration from The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Music: Still Allright by pg.lost

Great piece of Time Lapse Work and Deeply Heart-Stirring Narrative. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

On The Water

On The Water from yi zhao on Vimeo.
by Yi Zhao, AKV St. Joost Breda the Netherlands 2010

Best Animation, I've Seen Films Festival, 2011, Italy
First Prize, Computer Space Int'l forum, 2011, Bulgaria
Best Animated Short & Audience Jury Award, Reggio film festival, 2010, Italy
Best Student Animation, Animateka Int'l Animation Festival, 2011, SloveniA
Best Student Animation, Istanbul Int'l Animation Festival, 2011, Turkey
Best Student Animation, Stoke Your Fires festival 2011, UK
Best Student Animation, animation festival Zwolle, 2011, the Netherlands
Best Int'l Student Animation, Animarte festival, 2011, Brazil
Best National Student Short, Playground festival, 2010, the Netherlands

More info

A wonderful film about the Cycle of Life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and more.
~Noelle Renee

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Good City to Fall in Love


2043065013_aee355f841_oTrey Ratcliff © (Creative Commons non-commercial with Attribution)


A Good City to Fall in Love

Bombay is a good city to fall in
love. My lover lives eight train
stations and two full bus-stops
away. Ten rupees of distance
between us.

Courage comes easy. The city
pocked with couples, suspended
in amour. Wet monsoon shivers,
filling street food. Midday reads
to share.

Obstacles, like the sour smell
of suburban shit, humidity, the
crowded train. All defeated by
young love. Bombay, yes, is a
good city.

We spread handkerchiefs, sit
on them. One hand held, the
other, busy eating something.
By the sea, you explain, we can
sit forever.

But the beggars, and the sunset,
respective waiting rooms, dying
rush hour, ease us off the sand.
This is the restrained, timed love
of office-goers.

At Churchgate, I kept looking
at your growingly tiny face. My
local pulling out. I am already
fifty paisa away from you. Yes,
I love you.

Neha Viswanathan

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Million Hoodie March - Chicago

Million Hoodie March - Chicago from Caleb Vinson on Vimeo.
March 23, 2012- Chicagoans lend their voices to the National uproar, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin. The unarmed 17-year-old was returning from a local convenience store when he was fatally shot by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.

Before gunning Trayvon Martin down with a 9mm, Zimmerman spotted the teenager and called police because he thought Martin looked suspicious. In the call, Zimmerman tells police, "he has something in his hands. I don't know what his deal is..." and identifies him as a black teenager, wearing a hoodie and jeans.

When asked if he is following the teen, Zimmerman responded, "yes", before being told affirmatively by police "we don't need you to do that."

At the time of his death, Martin was carrying a can of iced-tea and Skittles, and was walking through the gated community where his father lives.

Zimmerman was never arrested.