Inspired by the Allegory of the Cave from Plato, till today's quantum physics and multiverse theories, a visual essay about perception and knowledge as reflection of our reality.
Light Emitting Dudes takes a team of freerunners, geared up from head to toe with LED lights, and sets them loose on the streets of Bangkok at night. With acrobatic grace, they carved up the already buzzing nightlife spots while adding their own flair and colour to the mix.
Jason Paul, Shaun Wood, and Anan Anwar are a team of freerunners whose homes are already quite far apart, coming from Frankfurt, Sydney, and Bangkok respectively. Director Frank Sauer and Costume Designer Christina Zahra also had to fly in from Germany, so getting everyone together to shoot this video was a challenge in and of itself. With no definite locations, pre-planned stunts, or even a working LED suit prototype, making the decision to fly to Thailand was a real leap of faith. All I had was an idea in mind of what I wanted to create.
I had worked with Jason before in 2011 to create Dream World, which documented Jason’s journey to London to compete in the Art of Motion Freerunning competition. Since then I have been looking for another opportunity to work together and to get the rest of his team involved. I wanted to portray freerunning in a way that hasn’t been done before. I realized that freerunning at night was a barely-touched space where I could do some ground-breaking work, so I began thinking about LED suits as a concept.
One of the biggest challenges was putting together a suit that both looked cool and was functional. It had to be able to withstand the stresses of high impact acrobatic stunts, while adequately lighting up the surroundings as we passed through them. Luckily, Christina, with a wealth of experience as a fashion designer, was there to put it all together. Armed with a few morphsuits, some batteries, and a plethora of LED strips and duct tape, Christina really did a great job of fashioning together a Tron-style LED suit on a shoe-string budget.
Once the suits were ready, and we were tired of playing dress-up in the apartment and scaring the cat, it was time for the team to hit the streets. This opened up a whole new can of worms. It turns out, walking around the streets looking like creepy Neo S&M Power Rangers attracts unwanted attention, making guerilla-style shooting particularly difficult, to say the least. And the traffic police didn’t take our presence at busy intersections light-heartedly either. Go figure.
The mix of dangerous stunts and exhaustion due to all-night shoots really tested our resolve to finish the video. Maintaining the suits in good condition was also a continual hassle. They needed to be disassembled from time to time so the batteries could be recharged, and damaged LED strips needed to be unthreaded and replaced. The schedule being what it was meant that the suits never really had time to air out. We had to work with the mild stench of men’s locker room on us the whole time. The low light conditions presented their own challenges for shooting, but did provide an opportunity to experiment with long exposure to create beautiful light stroke shots.
For two weeks we were out every night collecting shots and enjoying the confused look on peoples face when we walked by. Oddly enough the cool factor of looking like a general bad ass never wore off. I think a lot big kids dream of dressing up like superheroes and leaping around the city. That’s something I can cross off my bucket list, now. We had a great time together. In the end, it’s definitely worth it to create something new and unique in a way only you can.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED Frank Sauer
IN COOPERATION WITH Team Farang (http://www.farang-mag.com/)
EDITING Frank Sauer & Sebastian Linda
COSTUME DESIGN Christina Zahra
SOUND DESIGN Jens Fischer
TITLES Stephan Baumann
MASTERING Matthias Greule
Metric – Artificial Nocturne (Love Thy Brother Remix)
(Hack: EOSHD Vanilla)
LENSES: Voigtlander f/0.95 25mm, SLR Magic Hyperprime f/1.6 12mm, Panasonic f/4 7-14mm
, Canon FD f/1.4 50mm, Canon FD f/2 85mm
All Google Street View imagery captured using hyperlapse.tllabs.io. Source code available at github.com/TeehanLax/Hyperlapse.js.
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3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....
= a trip of a lifetime.
move, eat, learn
For updates and sneak peeks at upcoming projects please feel free to follow me on facebook and instagram
Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover
These films were commissioned by STA Travel Australia: youtube.com/watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8
Thanks heaps to Adam Fyfe, Brendan, Simon and Crissy at STA.
All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James (email@example.com)
Soundtrack available here:
Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips
Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
Online Edit : Peter Mirecki
Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman
Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness.....
Huge Thanks to :
Marco, Juliana and Julio at GAP Argentina and Peru
Ariana Cardenas, Toni Figuera and cooltra scooters in Barcelona,
Abete Zanetti Glass blowing school, Murano, Venice (abatezanetti.it)
Annabel, Rosario and Carolina (Pitu) in France
Juane and Andrea from the Princeca Insolenta hostel in Chile
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people. x
In November of 2012, Colin Mika (allcutupfilms.com) worked with Evoke Solutions (evokesolutions.com) to create a Holiday Christmas Card for McCarthy Tétrault LLP (mccarthy.ca). "Around the Globe" contains extended and unseen footage from the McCarthy Tétrault holiday Christmas Card (mccarthy.ca/greetings/en/card.asp).
"Around the Globe" was shot over two weeks in six different cities. These cities include; Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Québec City, Montréal and London, England. "Around the Globe" is the successor to Snow Globe Los Angeles (vimeo.com/33881918).
It was shot using a custom DSLR rig with Macro and Tilt-Shift style lenses with Bokeh shapes. All the effects were created in camera with no added VFX.
We would like to thank Evoke Solutions and McCarthy Tétrault for making this uplifting Christmas themed video possible and we all wish you a happy holidays!
Thank you for watching and your Tips!
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The next video in this series - Cocktail "Allegory"
This is a simple video with the music.
Video footages: Artbeats Timelapse Flowers
Music: West One Music.
album: 067 Simple Strings.
Edit: Vladimir Vorobyov
Adobe Premiere Pro 5.1
To request permission for distribution and licensing contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2008, I walked through China - 1 year, 4500km. I let my hair and my beard grow. This is the resulting video. Add me on FB: ▶ facebook.com/crehage on TW: ▶ twitter.com/crehage or drop by on my site: ▶ crehage.com
▶ I never finished my original goal of walking to Germany. Instead, I walked for a year and roughly 4500km, passed the Gobi desert, and then decided to stop walking for now.
▶ All of the distance from Beijing to Ürümqi was completed solely on foot, straight good old walking. There are instances where you can see me in the video sitting on a plane or riding a boat, but those are during breaks I had to take from walking, either to sort out bureaucracy issues or to take care of some personal things.
▶ I had been planning this trip for over a year before I even started, and getting as far as I got was an experience for which I am very grateful.
▶ Obtaining the necessary visa for a trip like this was not very easy, hence I had to go back to Beijing a few times to resolve some issues.
▶ This is not a strict "1 pic a day" video, because I wanted to make it a bit more alive by adding some additional movement. Sometimes during the film you would follow me turn around, or something would happen in the background. I tried to capture these moments to make the video more interesting.
▶ If you liked the music I used in this video, get it here: The Kingpins - "L'Aventurier" bit.ly/RXOMaz Zhu Fengbo - "Olive Tree" bit.ly/UDsHT7
▶ The core of this project is in actually my blog where I have posted my extensive travel diary, starting from day 1 (Nov 9th 2007) and describing every single day until the end one year later.
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or get the GOOGLE EARTH FILE here (1KB):
▶ 2009 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
▶ 2010 Berlin Webcuts
▶ 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival
▶ 2011 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
▶ 2011 5th International Mountain Film Festival Domžale
▶ 2011 Squamish Mountain Festival
▶ 2011 Mezinárodný Festival Horských Filmov, Poprad
▶ 2011 Vertical Film Festival, Moscow
▶ 2009 TIME.COM #8 viral video
▶ madandcrazychild (she takes a photo every day)
▶ NK5000 (Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years)
▶ mattharding2718 (Where the Hell is Matt? 2008)
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We decided to make a holiday card to send out this season to our family and friends. Thought it might be fun to record the process :P
CASEY WARREN & DANIELLE KRIEGER
**this is a personal project**
Blog post here: mindcastleblog.com/blog/2009/12/27/holidays-are-awesome.html
A behind the scenes on making the music & sound design for Macro Kingdom 3 (vimeo.com/19764519)
Radium used liquid nitrogen, dry ice and various specialist microphones to listen into the minute conversation between atomic particle and frozen... Radium also remixed the original music and sound design score.
film & music by Radium Audio.
motion graphics by Clemens Wirth
Camera Sony a33/a550 Tamron 17-50/2.8
Soft Apple Motion 5/Final Cut Pro X
Every second our planet is spinning you, but you can begin to spin our world yourself. Every day you are able to go ahead in order to be happy and make happy others. Yes, it is not so simple. There are many obstacles in the way. Life is not a movie. Although it as a movie has a physical end. Nobody knows what will be in the end of our life. And while you live you are the director of each moment.
Our new Stop Motion Animation "I LOOK & MOVE" about all those people who were able to turn this world, to change something, build something, create something and do something that tracks on our planet.
The process of creating this stop-motion animation is described in the blog of our site:
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