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Edgar Wright and the Art of Close-Ups from David Chen on Vimeo.

Edgar Wright explores the art of close-ups with David Chen from slashfilm.com and davechen.net. Be sure to buy Edgar Wright’s newest film, “At World’s End” on Blu-Ray and VOD:

amazon.com/The-Worlds-Blu-ray-Digital-UltraViolet/dp/B00BPEJX12

Thanks for watching! Here are a few more details on the making of this video essay: davechen.net/2014/02/the-making-of-that-close-ups-video-essay.html
A few other videos I’ve made:
Inside the Largest Video Store in the World
vimeo.com/81502507
Explaining Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain:
vimeo.com/80770717
One Year in The Life of David Chen
vimeo.com/68020590

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Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This is an analysis and an appreciation of a director so awesome that Marvel had to fire him on a holiday.

For educational purposes only. And as always, feel free to comment, like, or tell me it’s not a 747.

For further reading/viewing, I highly recommend:
David Bordwell’s essay on funny framings: davidbordwell.net/blog/2007/04/30/funny-framings/
David Chen’s video essay on Wright’s use of close-ups: vimeo.com/85311313
And Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal: youtube.com/watch?v=ohJtvuCAsp4

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Immobilien from Rogier Wieland on Vimeo.

Animated video for Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken explaining the term “Immobilien” (property).
Direction and animation: Rogier Wieland
Agency: Heimat Berlin
Production Company: Plexus Productions
VO Artist: Sebastian Lohse

PRODUCTION IMAGES: rogierwieland.nl/work/immobilien/

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Gordon Willis RIP - he is one of the great cinematographers of all time.

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Christopher Bono- Unity by Tobias Stretch from Our Silent Canvas on Vimeo.

to purchase ‘Unity’:

christopherbono.bandcamp.com/album/unity-the-unexcelled-mantra

Film written and directed by Tobias Stretch
Music By Christopher Bono
Performed by the New York Virtuoso Singers
Conducted by Harold Rosenbaum
©Our Silent Canvas 2014

Text from Plato’s ‘Republic’:

“What is absolute unity?
This is the way, In which the study of One
has the power of drawing and converting the Mind
to the contemplation of True Being.”

For More information:
christopherbono.com
oursilentcanvas.org
vimeo.com/tobystretch

Video artist Tobias Stretch (Radiohead, Deftones) has created a new 5-minute animated puppetry, stop- action film inspired by composer Christopher Bono’s choral work, Unity. This extraordinary video was constructed from over ten thousand pictures and created largely outdoors over the long 2013-2014 winter. A recording of Unity paired with Bono’s The Unexcelled Mantra, performed by the New York Virtuoso Singers led by Harold Rosenbaum, was released as a digital download and on 7” vinyl in October 2013, on Our Silent Canvas distributed digitally by Naxos.

Christopher Bono describes Unity and The Unexcelled Mantra as contemplating the search for a modern form of spirituality. He says, “Both works explore a path to transcendence or ‘true being’ through union with the cosmos – The Unexcelled Mantra from a Mahayana Buddhist point of view and Unity from the Western philosophical tradition of Plato.”

Unity is based on some of the musical and philosophical concepts of Plato’s Republic. The chosen text was taken from a section of the Republic in which Plato discusses the power of mathematics, but Bono immediately saw it could also be viewed as a metaphor for the phenomenon of meditation: “What is absolute unity? / This is the way, / In which the study of One / has the power / of drawing and converting the Mind / to the contemplation / of True Being.”

Bono says, “This multi-dimensional observation was a key inspiration for me when writing the work, both considering the mathematical qualities of music and the esoteric concepts of achieving union with the All.” In addition, Bono experimented with the power Plato claimed existed in the Dorian and Phrygian modes. According to Plato, the Dorian would “fittingly imitate the utterances and accents of a brave man who is engaged in warfare,” while the Phrygian was suitable “for a man engaged in works of peace.”

Of his video for Unity, Tobias Stretch says, “Unity is about the pursuit of oneness and absolute being. The biggest challenge was how to illustrate those intense abstract ideas through animation. A dream-like world unfolds where surreal beings drift towards a point of convergence, a street character is aided by otherworldly characters (perhaps real or not) towards a point of absolute oneness. Unity is about the transcendence of being to another level.”

Visual artist DZO Olivier created the original illustrations for the cover art for Unity and The Unexcelled Mantra audio recordings, intimately influenced by Bono’s music and the concepts it explores.

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Stanley Kubrick - A Tribute from Alexandre Gasulla on Vimeo.

A tribute to Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest directors of all time.

The Channel “The Directors - A Tribute” : vimeo.com/channels/571724

Follow me on Twitter : twitter.com/AlegasGasulla

Clips from ‘Fear & Desire’ remain courtesy of Time Warner Inc., © TM & Copyright 1953.
Clips from ‘Killer’s Kiss’, ‘The Killing’, Paths of Glory’ remain courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., © TM & Copyright 1955, 1956, 1957.
Clips from ‘Spartacus’ remain courtesy of Universal Studios Inc., © TM & Copyright 1960.
Clips from ‘Lolita’, ‘2001, A Space Odyssey’, ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘Barry Lyndon’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Full Metal Jacket’, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ remain courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., © TM & Copyright 1962, 1968, 1971, 1975, 1980, 1987, 1999.
Clips from ‘Dr. Strangelove, or : How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’ remain courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., © TM & Copyright 1964.

'Title Music From A Clockwork Orange', composed by Wendy Carlos, remains courtesy of A Clockwork Orange, ℗ 1971
‘Symphony No. 9 – Fourth Movement’, composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven.
‘The Host of Seraphim’, composed by Dead Can Dance, remains courtesy of The Serpent’s Egg, ℗ 1988
‘Sarabande’, composed by Georg Friedrich Haendel.

Stanley Kubrick - A Tribute is a non-profit project not aimed at breaking copyright laws. All material remains courtesy of their respective owners. Edited by Alexandre Gasulla © 2013.

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Honda ‘Inner Beauty’: Extended Edit from Nexus on Vimeo.

Honda’s campaign for the new Civic Tourer celebrates the idea that beauty
is about more than what’s on the surface. In this longer version we show
the inner beauty of even more objects. To see how we did it check out the

Making of here vimeo.com/86989163

The original edit can be viewed here youtube.com/watch?v=mhBc1MprPHs

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C2C - Delta from CRCR on Vimeo.

Artiste : C2C
Titre: Delta
twitter : twitter.com/C2Cdjs
fb : facebook.com/C2Cofficial
website: c2cmusic.fr/
Director: CRCR
website: crcr.fr/
tumblr: blog.crcr.fr/
Label: On And On Records
Production : WIZZ / QUAD
Animation: Rémi Bastie, Nicolas Dehghani, Paul Lacolley, Nicolas Pegon, Jérémy Pires, Vic Chhun, Bong Nguyen, Thibaud Petitpas, Xavier Ramonède

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UNITED AIRLINES - Paper Heart from Studio Nos on Vimeo.

Agency: BDM
Production Company: Duck Studios / Santa Monica
Puppet Fabrication Leads: Jeremy Bronson, Yorico Murakami, , Megan Brain
Director / DP: Jamie Caliri
Executive Producer: Mark Medernach
Production Manager: Craig Houchin, Morgan Boardman, Peter Young

Character Design: Alex Juhasz
Production Design: Alex Juhasz, Jared Purrington
Paper Sculpture: Megan Brain
Stop Motion Animation: Scott Kravitz, Eileen Kohlhepp, Yorico Murakami
2D Animation Mentor: Lenny Graves
2D Animation: Alex Juhasz, Lenny Graves
2D Animation Assistant: Jan Naylor, Huy Vu
FX Animation: Peter Demund
Stop Motion Rigging: David Candalaria
Art Department Leads: Huy Vu, Pablo Grande
Art Department: John Sumner, David Candalria, Jeremy “The Beard” Bronson
Compositing: Laura Sasso, Shih-Ting Hung, Hsin-I Tseng, Jose Alfonso
Computer System Administration: Andrew Lee, Mary Anne Brannigan, Adrian Burke
Production Assistants: Mary Anne Brannigan, Bryan Nigh, Richie McCord, Adam Linkenheldt, Dave Schwab
Colorist: Laura Jans-Fozio
Craft Services: Marcus Hollingsworth
Vibe Advisor: Joel Fox