INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach. Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.”Influencers” belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience. Make sure to support the film on Facebook HERE!INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo.
Nice little video I stumbled upon…nice little Sunday morning inspiration!
The Dark Side Of The Lens is a short film that shows a side to surfing that few of us, as observers or surfers, will glimpse: the life of the photographer. Renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith worked with Allan Wilson (director of photography) from the Astray Collective to show what drives him to spend countless hours in cold and hostile waters in search of a single shot…“I wanted to create that something that would give insight into what it takes to grind out a living as a water-based photographer in the surfing industry,” Smith explains, “to provide a short, experimental glimpse into life lived in the shadow of what is, for me, an obsessive pursuit.”We at (echo)witness love the message of the film: “If your life is spent simply observing and documenting what you see, are you ever really present? It’s this willingness to go unnoticed, to hide in the shadows and sacrifice personal notoriety for the sake of one’s art…”
Making Future Magic is definitely what we call a beautiful merging of art and technology…created by Dentsu London, they “use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation.” Super creative and interesting…Read more at the Dentsu London blog HERE! and at the BERG blog HERE!Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.
Dentsu London has created this amazing video for Canon’s PIXMA colour printer range…This project features “surreal ‘sound sculptures’ made of dancing droplets of paint captured in extreme detail as they react to sound waves” and was created in collaboration with biochemist/photographer, Linden Gledhill…Watch the “making-of-video” and the final result below…find out more about Dentsu London here!
This lovely video by Julia Yu Tsao was her Graduate Thesis Project at the Media Design Program, Art Center College of Design. Curious Displays functions simultaneously as a form of design research and as a proposal for a new product, a future display technology. Also, love the remote and warning labels she developed to go with the Display…There is so much amazing talent out there and we are always impressed with what people come up with for Thesis Projects…Check out more info about this project and more info about Julia at her site here!
Check out the amazing trailer for Battle for Hearts and Minds…In 2009, filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded with a company of Marines in Afghanistan and was able to catch some intense and beautiful footage. Shooting on the Canon 5d (with about a $5000 worth of gear) he was able to get a shallow depth of field and give a true film look to this run-and-gun footage. It’s a good sign when technology gets inexpensive enough for anyone to create beautiful and deeply moving works of art/commerce.
Pixels invade New York City…We found this short film by Patrick Jean over at OneMoreProduction.com. View the short film below and check out the One More Production website for more incredible moving images, here! Also, make sure to check out some more of Patrick Jean’s Projects on his website, here!