02.09.15 by Jeff

Short Film: “In Search of the Miraculous” by Sam Kuhn

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When I came across Sam Kuhn’s video for Here We Go Magic (two posts below this one) I immediately went poking around on Vimeo to see what else he made. I came across this beautiful little art film, which I believe was funded through Kickstarter, called “In Search of the Miraculous”.

I can’t fully express what it is that I enjoy so much about this film but a lot of it is the cinematography by Fantavious Fritz (his short film “Paradise Falls” is great).

The description for this film is: “A young man drawn silently towards the siren call of oblivion. A river of cinematic images and sounds flowing into an ocean. A yawning abyss. A woman. The last shot in this film could land someone in jail.”

They weren’t joking about the last shot. Watch “In Search of the Miraculous” below.

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25.08.15 by Staff

Video Portrait: A Conversation with Walter Murch

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Really enjoyed this portrait of Walter Murch by Swiss director, Niccolò Castelli. Walter Murch has been my idol since I studied film editing at school. He actually spoke at my graduation, and when I was supposed to cross the stage to get my degree I turned and walked over to him and asked if I could shake his hand instead. Everyone laughed at me but it totally was worth it.

Walter Murch is perhaps best known for his editing work on The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The English Patient, but he also directed the scariest film I saw as a kid, Return to Oz (one of my favourite movies). If you love film I highly recommend the book The Conversations, which is essentially a series of mind-expanding conversations between him and writer Michael Ondaatje.

I could talk about him forever, so you should just check out the video below!

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24.08.15 by Jeff

Never Hide Films: “Albert The Dog”

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Yours Truly has been working with a group of filmmakers and composers to produce a series of creative, music driven, narrative shorts for Ray Ban’s channel, Never Hide Films. We had the fun job of overseeing the film posters for the series.

This latest poster was created by one of our talented friends, Vancouver-based illustrator Katie So, and it follows posters we commissioned by Hellen Jo, Brecht Vandenbroucke and Andrea Wan.

Stay tuned for the latest #campaign4change short film “Albert The Dog”, directed by the duo known as Pensacola, with music by Giraffage. It’s a bizarre tale about how far you’ll go for your loved ones. Have a look at the rest of the posters in the series below.

 

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24.08.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Ziye Liu “Themes & Variations”

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Works by artists Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei come alive in this amazing short exploring the use of 3D rendering to create new versions of existing work. Check it out below!

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06.08.15 by Jeff

Short of the Day: “The Pearl of the Costa Grande”

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Good screenwriters borrow, great screenwriters steal. An entertaining little short written by Derek Beck and Sam Morrill, and directed by Sam Morrill. Watch “The Pearl of the Costa Grande” below.

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15.07.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Beautiful Story Told Entirely From Bird’s-Eye View Perspective

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Director/cinematographer Mishka Kornai’s beautiful short film “Growth” was shot entirely from a bird’s-eye view and explores the universal theme of growing up by those going through it. Watch the full video below!

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01.07.15 by Staff

The Life & Death of an iPhone

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Great little video by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Paul Trillo. Taken from the phone’s point of view. Shot and edited entirely on an iPhone too, obviously. Watch below!

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29.06.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Celebration of Color in our Everyday Lives

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Here’s a fantastic little short for your Monday! My friend Daniel Mercadante just sent over his latest film and said it was ‘an amazing twist of fate that I finished it just as the world is painted in rainbows’. Watch Colors below.

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