This video is about addictions, mainly to technology, but it’s open to various interpretations. Years ago the idea behind technology was to give people more free time from work and give us a better life. So nowadays, with the possibility for the majority of people to have access to electronics and hi tech, is it true that we have more spare time and a better quality of life? Or have we become addicted to the technology that surrounds us everyday and it has suck us into it? But humans get addicted really easily to a lot of things in life and this video is also a metaphor about addictions in general, about being manipulated without even realizing it or without reacting. PROCESS: This is an audio/visual project where sound and images were developed synchronically from the beginning and where one was guide to the other and vice-versa until final completion. In order to do this, for director Giovanni Bucci was very important to be involved with writing the track together with sound designer/music producer Marco Morano. The team came up with the concept and started researching music and visuals that would suit the mood and atmosphere they wanted for the video, experimenting with sound, graphic styles and techniques. To produce this project many different disciplines and elements were used: green screen, stop motion animation, filming with macro, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, styling, make up, sound design. CREDITS: Directed by Giovanni Bucci Filmed and Edited by Giovanni Bucci Design & Animation Giovanni Bucci, Paola Rocchetti Styling & Make Up Paola Rocchetti Filmed at Strani Rumori Studio Audio Design & Music Production by Marco Morano Written by Giovanni Bucci and Marco Morano
"Against The Wall," a short film that examines the nature of technology and the pull of video gaming. Directed by David Capurso and written by Jeff Haber, "Against The Wall" tells the story of a young couple exploring a park tucked away in an old industrial area. They arrive upon a mysterious building called Blockworld that's been abandoned for decades. While the man is eager to discover what's inside, the woman is hesitant to go in, choosing instead to wait for him...
Police Sergeant Ken Hogan of the Irvington, NJ Police Department was ambushed inside his police car by a drug suspect who fired more than 19 rounds at him. Sgt. Hogan never had a chance to unholster his weapon as he lay there bleeding profusely from four bullet wounds to his body; the last round lodged in his head. On the brink of death, Sgt. Hogan relied on his well-honed plan to survive. Veteran Irvington New Jersey Police Sergeant Ken Hogan never expected the drug suspect he was about to stop on a cold, snowy street corner in January of 1994 was armed and ready to end Hogan’s life. The suspect’s mission was to execute Sergeant Hogan as he sat in his police cruiser. Sergeant Hogan notified Police Headquarters that he was stopping the suspect and seconds later Hogan radioed Headquarters screaming, “I’ve been shot”. Sgt. Hogan was ambushed inside his police car as the suspect fired more than 19 bullets from a semi-automatic weapon. Hogan never had a chance to unholster his weapon. Backup officers quickly responded to this “officer down” call. When they arrived on scene, the encounter was over. Sgt. Hogan was bleeding profusely from four rounds in his body; the last one fired was lodged in his skull. Sgt. Hogan defied death with his well-honed survival plan that he developed throughout his police career. Sgt. Ken Hogan, the backup officers and the Police Dispatcher candidly talk about this shooting more than 15 years after its occurrence.
William's act is one of an arrogant radio talk-show host from NY whose constant espousal of his inflammatory views and ceaseless hectoring of his callers and listeners reaps equal parts love and hate. His act works, William's radio show is about to go nationwide. But to his co-workers he's affable and caring. Only his girlfriend wonders which one is the act and which one is the real William. Its the End Of World on the eve of a new year and the Devil is calling to speak with us. It's 10 minutes before the New Year and William his haranguing callers about the idiocy of optimism and celebrating just another day on the calendar. William has all the answers, almost as if he's the light and the way. Then he takes one final caller. This caller is Hellfire.
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Its the end of the earth as we know it, or is it? The feel good hit of the year. A black comedy by Cam McHarg. Written and Directed by Cameron McHarg Producers - Roger Mason, Cris D'Annunzio, and Cameron McHarg Executive Producers - Jeremy Mazzilli, Shon Brown, Mark McHarg, Nicole Hendrix, and Mike Moffett Associate Producers - Caroline Guivarch, Joe Ollom, Robin Sateriale, Kelly McCormick, and Stephen Mickelsen Director of Photography - Justin Gurnari Editor - Dan Bartolucci VFX Artists - Marc-André Gray, Chris Hunt, and Alessandro Schiassi VFX Supervisor - Alessandro Schiassi Original Music - Aaron Jaffe Production Design - Ying-Te Julie Chen Colorist - Faust Pierfederici Sound Design - Ben Freer/eleven sound Santa Monica, CA. Sound Recording - Elliot Barker 1st AD - Nicole Hendrix Credits - Ben Martin and Roswell Makeup/Hair - Ren Rohling Storyboards - Adam Bolt Cast: Cris D'Annunzio Rob Salovich In association with Sherpa Pictures. Special Thanks to Don Turley, DJ Fox, Daniel Freedman, Debbie Overholt, Janet Johnston and Barb Hofeditz.
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“Out of a Russian frying pan into an English fire!” Vodka and Chips – a Birmingham comedy feature film in all its glory. The story begins with Kitty, a lonely, eccentric, widow who lives alone and is being troubled by nightly, ghostly apparitions, resulting in her having a short stay in a Psychiatric Unit, Meanwhile in Russia, two Mafia gangsters double cross their boss, Gregor forcing them to escape from Russia and the gang’s retribution. One of the gangsters, Vladimir arrives in England, where he discovers he too has been double crossed by his partner and finds himself almost destitute on the streets of Birmingham. This brings Vladimir into contact with Kitty, when she is persuaded by her concerned niece Penny to take in a lodger for companionship. All goes well for a while and Vladimir settles in as one of the family, bonding closely with Penny. In Russia an incensed Gregor eventually discovers Vladimir’s whereabouts and sends two of his inept gangsters to England to retrieve his loot. Now the fun really begins, when Vladimir is forced to disclose his true identity and the danger they are all in … ‘The Russians have landed!’ Bravely Kitty convinces Vladimir that she and her motley crew of loyal friends will stand by him and save the day. Has the Mafia finally met its match? … (Ha, ha, Nostrovia!) © Walktall Productions 2011
Makers Our Story is a feature length documentary about the UK independent film industry directed and produced by independent filmmakers. It is an inspirational documentary featuring an array of talent from the UK filmmaking community with interviews from award-winning filmmakers and film industry experts. The documentary gives a rare insight into the work of the indie filmmakers who exist outside of the Hollywood studios and shows the passion and commitment of a generation of filmmakers who share their experiences working in a challenging industry.
There are many Tales from Paradise Heights...and tonight is Halloween. A little girl sits by her window, scared by 'the man' outside. A family man begins his lonely night-time vigil. A taxi driver begins a shift he will never forget. And a loan shark stalks the streets, still haunted by his past... This is the Tale of... THE WATCHER 'Ken Loach style kitchen sink realism meets Martin Scorcese’s more elevated archetypal storytelling.' - Brian Gorman, THE PUBLIC REVIEWS
Best Microfilm. European Shortfilm Festival. FEC 2012. Seminci. Semana Internacional de Cine. (Valladolid, 2012). International Official Section Badadalona Film Festival (Filmets, 2012). Best Shortfilm "Free Theme" in Minute Festival (Brazil, 2013). Official Section Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio di Resana (Italia, 2013) Official Section Festival de Cortometrajes COR3, Roatán (Honduras, 2013). Official Section "Ils ont Osé" in Festival International des Très Courts (France, 2013). "Special Program" in The One Minute Film & Video Festival (Aarau, Switzerland, 2013). Official Section 7th Toronto Urban Film Festival (Canada, 2013). Broadcast on TV. A film by Toño Chouza Cinematographer Gema Briones Music Colleen Actress Alba Guilera Seule takes every detail of your surroundings so that solitude is not a defeat, but a way of life. Seule is a lone woman: She lives alone, works alone, talks alone, plays alone, takes breakfast alone, eats alone, takes dinner alone, sleeps alone, dreams alone, walks alone, runs alone, smiles alone, smokes alone, cries alone, drinks alone , dresses herself alone, undresses alone, shower alone, she looks at herself alone, she imagines herself alone, but she never feels lonely...
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A businessman is pursued by a mysterious assailant intent on his destruction... A 60 second supernatural thriller from South Australia, featuring local talent Micheal Resce and created by writer/director James Baker, DOP/editor Justin Carrig, colourist/VFX artist Sam Matthews and others. Visit Renderyard www.renderyard.com film for more amazing One Minute Films.
Fubar Redux is an Epic Short Film portraying the atrocities of an on-going political war for territories. Told in an alternate reality with Cats and Dogs mixing exciting action with tense drama driven by a unique animation visual style - Hyper-Motion Comic Cinema.
Woodsman Ben Law presents a step-by-step design and build process for a locally sourced beautiful Roundwood Timber Framed building. He shows other examples of builds including houses, a shop and a small outhouse. Also includes guidance for the creation of cordwood walls and rammed earth floors. Ben Law's Woodland house has been publicly voted as most popular on Channel 4's Grand Designs Filmed entirely on HD.
A heart warming story of a bond developing between a young boy Louis (Louis Macdonald) 9 years old and his elderly neighbour Charlie (James Frost) Charlie teaches young Louis by interaction, the power that he holds within himself to grow and become a fine young man. Their relationship develops over a couple of seasons and just as Louis realises that his time with Charlie is more important than childish games disaster strikes. On their first meeting Charlie gives Louis a ten pence piece and from then on he learns to value the slightest of things in life. His journey through to adulthood is always guided by the wisdom of Charlie and a reminder he carries at all times.
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A family living in the shadow of a space elevator struggles to survive in a dystopian future. A short sci-fi epic. Shot in Melbourne, Bendigo and on - quite literally on - Lake Eppalock. http://www.payloadfilm.com Like us on Facebook! facebook.com/payloadfilm Follow us on twitter!! twitter.com/payloadfilm twitter.com/stuwillis