Tagged: Video

No Maps for These Territories

No Maps for These Territories is a brilliant independent documentary film made by Mark Neale focusing on the speculative fiction author William Gibson. It features appearances by Jack Womack, Bruce Sterling, Bono, and The Edge and was released by Docurama. The film had its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival in October 2000.

Uploaded under Fair Use and for educational purposes only – no disrespect or copyright infringement is intended.

full transcription (in English):

http://j.mp/18XjHkn

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FITC Tokyo 2015 Titles

Now in its sixth year, FITC Tokyo 2015 consists of presentations from some of the most interesting and engaging digital creators from all around the world. To commemorate FITC Tokyo’s inaugural title sequence we sought to encapsulate the city itself—distilled to graphic form. Aiming to contrast the harmonies of traditional Japanese culture against the backdrop and sensory overload of present-day Tokyo, we meticulously crafted elegant typographic forms to collide with abrasive, overstimulating glitch—giving way to a progressive journey where moments of extreme chaos fold into temporary tranquility.

Credits
Director: Ash Thorp
Producer: Andrew Hawryluk
Art Director: Michael Rigley
Type Designer: Nicolas Girard
Designers: Ash Thorp, Michael Rigley, Nicolas Girard
Type Animators: Nicolas Girard, Alasdair Willson
Animators: Michael Rigley, Chris Bjerre, Andrew Hawryluk
Computational Artist: Albert Omoss
Process Reel Editor: Franck Deron
Composer: Pilotpriest

Links
Making-of: http://j.mp/1E48S9Y

Ash Thorp: http://ashthorp.com/
Andrew Hawryluk: http://andrewh.tv/
Michael Rigley: http://j.mp/1A9yZPs
Nicolas Girard: http://worship.to/
Alasdair Willson: http://j.mp/1E48Sa1
Chris Bjerre: http://chrisb.tv/
Albert Omoss: http://j.mp/1A9yZPt
Franck Deron: http://j.mp/1A9z2ef
Pilotpriest: http://j.mp/1A9yZPw

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Space Suite_Concept

created the video above as a visual proof-of-concept for a project which relies heavily on space visuals. I wanted to demonstrate that compelling footage could be created quickly and easily by mining the impressive public access image libraries of NASA (and others) for stunning photography, and then bringing them to life with simple 3d ‘tricks’.

I’ve posted a short breakdown of the project on my blog:

http://j.mp/1y4cBo6

Music: “Nero” by Two Steps From Hell

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Audible exclusive – The Collectors by Philip Pullman, narrated by Bill Nighy

Christmas is right around the corner, and as a ‘thank you’ to our members, our gift to them is a wonderful mysterious story written by Philip Pullman and narrated by award-winning actor Bill Nighy. The Collectors, written exclusively for Audible, serves as a great introduction to this series, while revealing a little something extra to fans of Lyra and her world.

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CINEMA SPACE TRIBUTE

Music: Hans Zimmer – Mountains (Interstellar Soundtrack)
Lyrics: «Do not go gentle into that good night» by Dylan Thomas
Voice: Anthony Hopkins

FILMS:
«2001: A Space Odyssey» (1968, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
«Alien» (1979, dir. Ridley Scott)
«Aliens» (1986, dir. James Cameron)
«Armageddon» (1998, dir. Michael Bay)
«Avatar» (2009, dir. James Cameron)
«Battleship» (2012, dir. Peter Berg)
«Cargo» (2009, dir. Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter)
«Elysium» (2013, dir. Neill Blomkamp)
«Europa Report» (2013, dir. Sebastián Cordero)
«Event Horizon» (1997, dir. Paul Anderson)
«Gravity» (2013, dir. Alfonso Cuarón)
«Guardians of the Galaxy» (2014, dir. James Gunn)
«Interstellar » (2014, dir. Christopher Nolan)
«Lockout» (2012, dir. James Mather, Stephen St. Leger)
«Lost in Space» (1998, dir. Stephen Hopkins)
«Man of Steel» (2013, dir. Zack Snyder)
«Mission to Mars» (2000, dir. Brian De Palma)
«Moon» (2009, dir. Duncan Jones)
«Oblivion» (2013, dir. Joseph Kosinski)
«Pandorum» (2009, dir. Christian Alvart)
«Prometheus» (2012, dir. Ridley Scott)
«Solaris» (1972, dir. Andrey Tarkovskiy)
«Solaris» (2002, dir. Steven Soderbergh)
«Star Trek» (2009, dir. J.J. Abrams)
«Star Trek: Into Darkness» (2013, dir. J.J. Abrams)
«Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope» (1977, dir. George Lucas)
«Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi» (1983, dir.Richard Marquand)
«Starship Troopers» (1997, dir. Paul Verhoeven)
«Sunshine» (2007, dir. Danny Boyle)
«The Fountain» (2006, dir. Darren Aronofsky)
«The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy» (2005, dir. Garth Jennings)
«The Last Days on Mars» (2013, dir. Ruairi Robinson)
«The Signal» (2014, dir. William Eubank)
«Thor: The Dark World» (2013, dir. Alan Taylor)
«Transformers: Dark of the Moon» (2011, dir. Michael Bay)

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Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

For more information and stills gallery, please turn to: http://j.mp/1y9Y35F
(Just in case my website runs slow, here is a link to an imgur album version of the gallery: http://j.mp/1y5alIX)

Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.
Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds – and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.

CREDITS:
VISUALS – Erik Wernquist – erik@erikwernquist.com
MUSIC – Cristian Sandquist – cristiansandquist@mac.com
WORDS AND VOICE – Carl Sagan
COLOR GRADE – Caj Müller/Beckholmen Film – caj@beckholmenfilm.se
LIVE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY – Mikael Hall/Vidiotism – mikael@vidiotism.com
LIVE ACTION PERFORMANCE – Anna Nerman, Camilla Hammarström, Hanna Mellin
VOCALIST – Nina Fylkegård
THANK YOU – Johan Persson, Calle Herdenberg, Micke Lindgren, Satrio J. Studt, Tomas Axelsson, Christian Lundqvist, Micke Lindell, Sigfrid Söderberg, Fredrik Strage, Johan Antoni, Henrik Johansson, Michael Uvnäs, Hanna Mellin

THIS FILM WAS MADE WITH USE OF PHOTOS AND TEXTURES FROM:
NASA/JPL, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, ESA, John Van Vliet, Björn Jonsson (and many others, of which I unfortunately do not know the names)

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Miasmatic -short film-

Can you really imagine an empty London? What if a dramatic sudden epidemic occurred?

We wanted to extend our concept of empty cities to London with its dramatic past with epidemics.
More informations (with translator tool) about this films and its technical side on http://j.mp/1AcPE3n
Better with headphones and high volume.
For a funny contrast, we propose the same footage, but different vision… http://j.mp/1yiBSIy
And the tutorial to “emptying” the streets http://j.mp/1AcPFV7

*****
Music: David O’Brien, “Rising fear”, licensed through http://j.mp/1yiBU3b
Sounds from http://j.mp/1AcPFV9
Archive footage from http://archive.org/

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