Tiny Sydney from Filippo Rivetti on Vimeo.

A short tilt-shift film showing the city of Sydney.
Tilt-shift effect applied in post-production.
Shot from Bondi Beach, Sydney Tower Eye, Pylon Lookout, Dudley Page Reserve.
Thanks to the Four Seasons Hotel for allowing me to film from the roof terrace and from a beautiful suite with views on the Harbor (fourseasons.com/sydney).
From sequences commissioned by Expedia.

Edited with LRTimelapse, After Effect.
Music: Olive Musique - Only Human

Equipment used:
Cameras: Canon 5DIII and 7D
Lenses: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 24mm f/1.4, Zeiss 50mm 1.4

All sequences available up to 4K resolution.
filipporivetti.com/contact.html for inquiries.
or at Nimia: app.nimia.com/profile/FilippoRivetti

Visit my website at: filipporivetti.com

Slow Life from Daniel Stoupin on Vimeo.

"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

Learn more about what you see in my post: notes-from-dreamworlds.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/slow-life.html
EDIT - answer to a common question: yes, colors are real, no digital enhancement, just white balance correction with curves. When photographers use white light on corals, they simply miss the vast majority of colors. Read more in my blog.

This clip, as well as stock footage, is available in 4k resolution. Make sure you watch it on a large screen! You won’t be able to appreciate this clip or see individual cells moving in a sponge on a smartphone. If you have a full-HD screen, when you enter full-screen mode, please press on “view actual size” next to the HD icon to improve sharpness.

To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and I spent almost 9 long months just to learn how to make these kinds of videos and understand how to work with these delicate creatures.

I am glad that I abandoned the idea of making this clip in 3D (with two cameras) - very few people have 3D screens and it doubles processing time.

- Canon 7D (died at the beginning of the project as I had overused it in my research), Canon 5d Mkiii (90% of footage is done with it)
- Canon MP-E 65 mm lens
- adjustable custom-spectrum lamps (3 different models) - they were needed to recreate natural underwater illumination.
- several motorized stages including StackShot for focus stacking
- multiple computers to process thousands of 22+ Mpx raw images and perform focus stacking (an old laptop died on that mission after 3 weeks of continuous processing).

Edited in Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Zerene Stacker, and Helicon Focus.
Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.

Visit my website to see more cool stuff: microworldsphotography.com
(consideration to buy a print from my website or to use the tip jar below the video is always welcome, but this option is better: secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006kqX)

Inquiries/licensing/press: find my contact details here: microworldsphotography.com/About

Please do not share this clip to promote or endorse marine aquarium industry. I simply want people to admire life, but not to be told to buy stuff, especially poses captive animals
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From Dad To Son - Shortfilm from Nils Knoblich on Vimeo.

The story exists in its basic features since the fable «The father and his sons» by Aesop (600 B.C.) and is told to this day in anecdotes and urban myths. In «From Dad To Son» we translated a written narrative into a paper crafted animation short.
«From Dad To Son» has been screened in 2012-13 at more than 130 film festivals and received 12 awards.

Free papercraft sheet PDF here: imgur.com/a/X5vcU

Direction & Design: Nils Knoblich
Script: Nils Knoblich & Stephan Hanf
Production: Nils Knoblich & Stephan Hanf & Kunsthochschule Kassel
Animation: Nils Knoblich, Florian Maubach, Olga Gelwer
Set and Puppet Construction: Florian Maubach, Olga Gelwer, Marie Kersting
Music Production: Georg Conrad
Violin: Josefine Knoblich
Sound Effects: Steffen Martin

Dark Noir from Gillian Glendinning on Vimeo.

Dark Noir, a co-created animated short film by Rafael Grampá, Absolut and Facebook fans worldwide.

The ambitious challenge invited people around the world to unleash their imaginations and transform their ideas into an animated film. During a live interactive three-week period, on Facebook/Absolut, Grampá encouraged consumers to take part and influence the action and storyline as he wrote it. To help him transform his 2D characters and script into 3D, Grampá teamed up with Red Knuckles animation studio.

Grampá, Rick Thiele and Mario Ucci and their team of animators then transformed the crowd-sourced suggestions into an animated short film which premiered at MADE Berlin March 2014.

Watch the inspiration and creation of Dark Noir

Full Credits:

Written and Directed by Rafael Grampá
Animation Studio: Red Knuckles
Director of Photography: Red Knuckles
Red Knuckles Creative Directors: Mario Ucci and Rick Thiele
Producer: Monica Domanska
Original story and characters created and designed by Rafael Grampá
Lead Animator: Lucas Vigroux
3D Animators: Giovanni Braggio, Scott Beharrell Bono, Chris Whyte, Magali Barbe, Florian Mounié and Martyn Smith
2D Animators: Adrien Gromelle, Stephen Vuillemin, Jonathan Djob Nkondo, Alice Bissonnet, Duncan Gist and Giovanni Braggio
Technical Director: Maïckel Pasta
Lighting TD: Patrick Krafft
Environment Modelling: Florent Rousseau
Mattepaintings: Manuel Dischinger, Ian McQue, One Pixel Brush

Global Facebook Fans:
Scene 1: Adriano Antonini
Scene 2: David Jesus Vignolli
Scene 3: Greg Fenwick
Scene 4: Nina Robra
Scene 5: Anton Kovalenko & Adri Ceesari
Scene 6: Maria Vlad

Creative Agency: Sid Lee Amsterdam
Associate Creative Director: Gill Glendinning & Roger Leebody
Account Manager: Jonah Dolan

Production Company: Jimmy Lee Amsterdam
Producer: Justin Townsend & Ezra Xenos

Voice of Vincent Black: Doug Cockle
Voice of Madaleana Proud: Ajit Sandhu recorded @Stainless Sound

Music Company: Croacia
Music Composer: Marcio Chavemarin

Music Company: Wake the Town
Sound Engineer & Music Composer: Paul Schumpter
Music Producer: John Connon

‘Paper Bones’: Written and performed by Mike Ghost

TOKYO REVERSE from Simon Bouisson on Vimeo.

TOKYO REVERSE : une nuit de Slow TV le 31 mars à 20h45 sur France 4
Écrit et réalisé par : SÅNDL - Simon Bouisson et Ludovic Zuili
Direction musicale : Francesco Tristano
Produit par : Grégoire Olivereau
Une coproduction : France Télévisions et EDEN

Seat Cupra ‘Extreme Simulator’ from Rogue Films on Vimeo.

The ‘Cupra Extreme Simulator’ is an online film that does three interlinking things. Firstly, it fools members of the public into believing they’re in a bona-fide simulator. Secondly, it ensured that whatever they saw in the simulator it was good enough to generate not just good reactions, but great reactions - the kind of reactions that we hope in turn, to snare YouTube viewers.

This film encapsulates the hallmarks of a great chase scene - a high-octane car chase that puts a group of lucky viewers literally right into the heart of the action. It was exciting and at times a humorous film for the viewer afterwards. So how did we fool the public into believing that they’re in a normal simulator? The trick was to do as much as possible to make them feel like they were getting into something that isn’t special at all… it’s just a simulator ride.

DIRECTOR: Mark Jenkinson


PRODUCER: Tom Farley

DOP: Richard Mott

EDITOR: Guy Savin @ Marshall Street

POST PRODUCTION: Electric Theatre

Teaser Tournage Opéra Garnier / ANAPROD /Freeway Prod. Marc Chagall © ADAGP, Paris 2014 – Chagall ®. from FREEWAY PROD on Vimeo.

Tournage en drone à l’Opéra Garnier / Marc Chagall © ADAGP, Paris 2014 – Chagall ®.

Quelques images en avant-première du tournage en drone opéré par Freeway Drone pour le film de Laurence Thiriat « Le plafond Chagall, il y a 50 ans le scandale »

ANAPROD coproduit avec ARTE France et l’Opéra de Paris un documentaire retraçant l’histoire de ce célèbre plafond, objet de toutes les controverses: la polémique suscitée par la commande de Malraux dans les années 60, les secrets entourant la fabrication de l’œuvre mais aussi l’univers de Chagall, le plus français des peintres russes, qui va introduire la couleur à l’état pur et abolir les frontières entre le réel et l’imaginaire dans ce temple de la musique et de la danse.

Pour la première fois l’Opéra a accepté d’ouvrir ses portes pour des prises de vue en drone pour s’approcher au plus près de la toile et faire redécouvrir le faste et l’abondance du Palais Garnier. Pour ce tournage exceptionnel, Freeway Prod a conçu spécialement un drone proto-type afin de filmer le plafond de la salle principale et l’oeuvre de Chagall en contre-plongée (Innovation technique Freeway).

Diffusion sur ARTE prévue en septembre 2014.

Marc Chagall © ADAGP, Paris 2014 – Chagall ®.

Elliot The Bull - Colourblind from Oh Yeah Wow on Vimeo.

Director: Samuel Lewis
Producers: Darcy Prendergast & Seamus Spilsbury

Created by Oh Yeah Wow: ohyeahwow.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ohyeahwow
Twitter: @ohyeahwow
Instagram: oh_yeah_wow

Animation: Samuel Lewis
VFX Supervisor/Colourist: Andrew Goldsmith
VFX Technical Support: Josh Thomas
Set Construction & Design: Benjamin Brayshaw
Art Department: Kane Grose, Wen Rarinthip, Samantha Scafidi
Motion Control Design: Glen Anderson (synccine.com)
Special Thanks: James Bailey, Mike Greaney, James Lewis, James Martin, Francesca Ohlert, Nikki Santos


Yosemite HD II from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.

A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.

To view the entire story, please visit projectyose.com or facebook.com/projectyose

Special thanks to borrowlenses.com, dynamicperception.com and mountainhardwear.com for their support.

Music by M83 - Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun

All tips received through the Vimeo Tip Jar will be donated to the Yosemite Conservancy, which helps preserve Yosemite.