ADC 2014 (Art Directors Club)

Just a short clip from this years Art Directors Club in Hamburg with the trip to Hamburg, location and some awesome works.

Urban Calligraphy “LUCID DREAM” – Finding your way to Inspiration!

“Lucid Dreaming” is an act of rebellion. The dreamer gains control over his actions and thoughts. The subconscious becomes conscious, dreams become a memory.

The Lucid Dreamer is like a magician, imposing willpower and constantly struggling with himself, to master his skills and gain full control of the dream, thus becoming the ruler of the maze instead of a single puppet in the paradox black hole of perception.

Read the rest of “Urban Calligraphy “LUCID DREAM” – Finding your way to Inspiration!” »

Have you head? – Crowdfunding Campaign Video

How to tell a story that lives on in the collective conscience of a city? What tools and methods can be used to introduce a story to the social context of a city? Can the art of storytelling be a vehicle of making the invisible noticed and the inaudible – heard?

Have you heard? is a cross-disciplinary research on urban environment, on storytelling and on Story as an independent, living and developing substance. The project aims to create an immaterial artwork, living in the imaginary of the urban community: a narrative, shared and experienced in the life of the polis. Have you heard? reflects upon the immigrant issues, that often stay unnoticed in today’s borderless Europe.

The project incorporates various forms of visual, media and performing arts, implemented through a series of interconnected actions/interventions developing in time in different real spaces with local input. Altogether, they tell a story of the characters from different backgrounds meeting in Edinburgh.

More information here and here.

“One Skateboard At A Time” – How Skate-Decks Are Produced From Start To Final Product

One_Skateboard_At_A_Time_2014_01

In this short film, Chapman Skateboards sets out to document the complete skateboard production process, to celebrate the people as well as the craftsmanship involved in the making of each of their decks. From the raw maple veneer, to hitting the streets, every hand involved makes the ChapmanWood special.

Read the rest of ““One Skateboard At A Time” – How Skate-Decks Are Produced From Start To Final Product” »

De Passage – Surfing and Lifestyle by Reef

de_passage_reef_1

This is “De Passage” by Reef, and it’s good. You won’t see any surfing till 2.58, but you’ll be lured in by some truly captivating cinematography overseen by Russell Brownley. You’ve got names like Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Mick Fanning, Alana Blanchard, Kai Otton, Nick Rozsa, Mikala Jones and Taylor Knox, just to name a few, slicing apart some crazy good waves in Tahiti, Bali, Australia and South Africa. Some parts might test your patience if you’re not a fan of the slow-mo, but this film is all about slowing down and enjoying those moments on the road. This is really pleasant viewing.

Read the rest of “De Passage – Surfing and Lifestyle by Reef” »

Karma is a bitch

vlcsnap-2014-06-14-19h48m59s90

Festival winner “Karma is a bitch” is now screening online as part of the Viewster Online Film Fest. The film is directed by Dawid Ullgren and was shot by award winning DOP Nils Croné. Producers are Andreas Climent and Linus Rockström. The film stars Håkan Carlsson and Emelia Hansson.

Read the rest of “Karma is a bitch” »

Above L.A. – A Love Letter To Los Angeles

la5

“Above L.A.” is a love letter to Los Angeles by Chris Pritchart and showcases his favorite way to view the city – from above. Whether on a rooftop, a hill, or a mountain, getting above the grind of the city allows you to appreciate it in a new way. Once you get even slightly above, the views and sounds begin to change dramatically.

Read the rest of “Above L.A. – A Love Letter To Los Angeles” »

Laser videomapping reel

Video report about tests of the innovative laser projector for video mapping having no analogues in the world with detailed account of its features and possible applications.

Beautiful Acoustic Session in the Belgian Woods

While the Berlin based Band Some Poetries recorded their album in a house in Belgium we decided to film a little acoustic session in the woods. They performed their song “Petrified at night” and as a reward they got ticks.

Song & Performance // Some Poetries
Cinematography, Grading & Look // Sebastian Hilgetag

Meet The Japanese Underground Culture With Flashing Lamborghinis


Japan-based director and cinematographer Luke Huxham created a mini-documentary last year offering a wonderful peek inside this subculture, which has blossomed from illegal, loud bōsōzoku motorcycle gangs full of young daredevils. Huxham managed to gain access to a man named Morohoshi-san, who invited him to shoot the short film about the gang and its customized rides.

Read the rest of “Meet The Japanese Underground Culture With Flashing Lamborghinis” »

Mad Inventor Creates Badass Wolverine Claws


Colin Furze, a British plumber and a popular youtuber, has released videos of his bloody project of real time functioning Wolverine claws. The claws are 12-inch long and made of stainless steel. In the video, he’s wearing a backpack that contains compressed-air cylinder which is connected to the toggle switches in his palm.

Read the rest of “Mad Inventor Creates Badass Wolverine Claws” »

Phedon Papamichael ASC, GSC: A Life Behind The Lens (video)

Oscar-nominated Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC, talks about the early years, his first films, his shooting style, his collaboration with Alexander Payne, George Clooney & James Mangold, his music videos with U2, his colleagues, and more.

Always on the road: Witnessing rays of hope in Detroit

The financial collapse hit the former automotive capital Detroit really hard. Empty checkouts, multi-billion dollar debts and the official declaration of bankruptcy last summer. Citizens left the city in swarms: In the 50s Detroit was the fourth biggest city of the USA with 1.8 billion inhabitants. Today only 700.000 are left.

Read the rest of “Always on the road: Witnessing rays of hope in Detroit” »

A New Era of Drone Cinematography

Shots feature the picturesque mansions and ocean around Newport, RI—captured with the largest available commercial drone and 5DMK3.

The Third Attempt, trailer

When reality, abruptly, makes those stories pointless, we lose balance, and, from then on, we wake up everyday feeling like Atlas, condemned to carry the world on his shoulders for eternity. Eternity is a long time.