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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.

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

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:


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

«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.

VISUALS – Erik Wernquist – erik@erikwernquist.com
MUSIC – Cristian Sandquist – cristiansandquist@mac.com
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

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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Running the Gammatar

‘Running the Gammatar’ is an award-winning indie comedy about a group of self-centered 20-somethings trying to navigate their way through relationships in a city that’s under constant attack from a giant, fire-breathing Japanese monster.

“Pure fun” – Ain’t It Cool News
“Wry, funny [and] perceptive” – Kuriositas
“A pitch-perfect hybrid of horror and comedy” – Philebrity
“[A] comedy in the best indie-style: fast dialogue, loud colors, and some hip indie pop-songs on the soundtrack.” – Die Zeit Online
Video of the Week – The Awardeo Company
Vimeo Staff Pick

Written and Directed by Joe Kramer
Director of Photography – Pat Murray
Assistant Director – Aaron Biscoe
Sound – Shawn D. Caple
Assistant Camera Operators – Pam Mayer, Christina Rose
Special Make-Up Effects – Delia De Cock, Alyssa Catalano, Sonja Century Zeigler
Hair and Make-Up – Jessica Bernard
Editor – Joe Kramer
Production Assistant – Alessandra Ameen
Gammatar costume – Tony DeBartolis
Gammatar painting – Adam LaMonaca
Poster art – Elizabeth Peterson

Joe Kramer – Stan
Jessica Bernard – June
Richard Thomas Everill III – Frank
Katie Daunoras – Joanie
Andrew James McManus – Mel
Roberto Lombardi – Newscaster
Matt Nicholas – Meteor and monsterologist
Sarah Ruggieri – Screaming woman
Pam Mayer – Waitress

Scott Altizio, Bill Bernard, Aaron Biscoe, Bob Campolongo, Ka Long Chan, Ka Yan Chan, Sean Cockerill, Jacqueline DeAmor, Delia De Cock, Whitney Evans, George Ross Fisher, Michael Geleff, Renee Geleff, Tristan Gosnell, Jeremy Heaton, Rachel Heaton, Michele Kramer, Keyon Lau, Daniel Loeb, Tim McDaniel, Pat Murray, Emily Novak, Dimitri Papadopoulos, Amanda Powers, Brigette Reichart, Jake Richter, Christina Rose, George Rother, Dean Rys, Erica Santiago, Dallas S. Simpson, Scott Strader, Chelcy Strain, Aliya Strychnine, Edmund Wang, Brendan Whelan, and Melissa Yanefski


“Dream Come True”
Written and Performed by Bill Bernard

“On My Own”
Written and Performed by The Okmoniks

“Cheap Perfume”
Written by Matthew Melton
Performed by Bare Wires

“Someone For You”
Written by Matthew Melton
Performed by Warm Soda

Special thanks to Angelo’s Diner, Arch Enemy Arts, Black ’n Brew, Chestnut Ridge Middle School, Essene Market & Cafe, Midtown III Restaurant, North of No South Laundromat, Parlour Hair & Skin, Popolino, and Sazz Vintage Clothing

Contact – kramervideo@gmail.com

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Trailer: LANDING ON A COMET – The Rosetta Mission

Few things could be more fascinating or demanding in the history of European space travel than the Rosetta comet mission. Launched on 2 March 2004, the spacecraft set off on its 10-year journey to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko .
The lander, Philae, will separate from its parent craft on 12 November 2014, touch down on the comet and immediately fire harpoons to anchor itself on the surface. The two spacecraft will then accompany the comet on its month-long journey to the point at which it is closest to the Sun.

See the shortfilm “Landing on a Comet – The Rosetta Mission” (11 minutes) on


Background Rosetta – Europe’s comet chaser


See our first shortfilm CHASING A COMET – The Rosetta Mission here:


#CometLanding for Updates

Original Material: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Footage: ESA
Music: Omega by TimMcMorris


Die Kometen-Mission Rosetta ist eine der faszinierendsten und zugleich anspruchsvollsten Unternehmungen der europäischen Raumfahrt. Nach ihrem Start am 2. März 2004 trat die Sonde ihre zehnjährige Reise zum Kometen 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko an.
Am 12. November 2014 wird sich das Landegerät Philae vom Mutterschiff lösen, auf dem Kometen aufsetzen und sich sofort mit Harpunen im Eis verankern. Beide begleiten den Schweifstern auf seinem mehrmonatigen Weg zu seinem sonnennächsten Punkt.
Der komplette Kurzfilm „Mission ins Ungewisse II – Der Kometenlander Philae“ ist jetzt online auf:


Der komplette Kurzfilm “MISSION INS UNGEWISSE II – Der Kometenlander Philae”


Hintergrund Rosetta – Europas Kometenjäger


Den ersten Kurzfilm “MISSION INS UNGEWISSE – Der Kometenjäger Rosetta” seht ihr hier:


#CometLanding for Updates

Original Material: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Animation: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Additional Footage: ESA
Music: Omega by TimMcMorris

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When his cybernetic pet project is put in jeopardy, the handyman of a decaying apartment building is forced to take a stand, blurring the lines between human and machine.

FLESH COMPUTER, a short film from writer/director Ethan Shaftel, explores the nature of consciousness by jumping between the perspectives of an eclectic group of characters including a young girl, a vicious bully, and a tiny housefly. Noted philosopher David Chalmers appears in the film and raises some fundamental questions of consciousness in counterpoint to the action. Also starring Rob Kerkovich (NCIS: New Orleans), Anthony Guerino, and introducing Elle Gabriel. More info at http://j.mp/1tASnOU

See the complete David Chalmers Interview here: http://j.mp/1tASnOX

Ethan is represented by
Stories International
Manager: Evan J. Cholfin
(310) 596-8045
evan dot cholfin at stories-llc dot com

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