Inspiration

Living With, Friday Inspiration.

Living With” is a new short video series on Vimeo from Discipline. Last week the second episode arrived featuring architect Mario Bellini talking about his process. The first video also embedded below features Illustrator Liselotte Watkins. I really like this series so far. They are candid discussions with individuals that are passionate about their creative endeavors. Both have a really nice look to them, with solid editing, and nice use of natural light.

“LIVING WITH is the new project by Italian design brand Discipline telling the story of inspiring individuals and their incredible lives, through the eyes of Paul Barbera, renowned interiors photographer. Discipline is a young brand with a clear vision of what makes a house or a studio into a home, and wants to launch a new platform for sharing ideas and beautiful interiors with this project.”

It’s Friday, be inspired.

“The Chemistry of Inspiration”, an Infiniti Q50 shot on a Phantom Flex.

Auto manufacturers have boat loads of money for advertising and marketing. Those deep pockets pay off for the people that have the privilege to produce the visuals for them. The video below is for the new Infiniti Q50 premiere at Geneva Motor Show. Portions of it were shot on a Phantom Flex at ultra high frame rates and composited with additional footage and stills of the car. The post production work on this is outstanding with seamless blending of footage by Reepost and Cokau Lab, special effects by Flam & Co and high speed cinematography from Sublab. Here’s to them, and the wish that everyone gets to work on a big budget production like this in the future.

“Strong”.

This video dropped on Vimeo about a month ago. If you haven’t watched it, take a few minutes. It’s a wonderful 8 minute short film about veteran back country skier Roger Strong’s avalanche accident that in many ways changed his life. Directed by Fitz Cahall, the film has a great look to it blending slow motion, and stop motion techniques with a very solid interview style. I love the look of the film, the editing and sound design are really solid. The message it delivers is inspiring, especially when you learn the extent of his injuries and what he has overcome. “We are all going to make mistakes. It’s truly learning from them that makes life really sweet.”

Music
“Sunrise to Sunset” by Amy Stolzenbach
“Oh Canyon” by Fenster from the album Bones Morr Music

Credits:
A Duct Tape Then Beer production
Directed by Fitz Cahall
Filmed by Bryan Smith, Nasa Koski, Dave Burdick and Austin Siadak
Written by Jen Altschul and Fitz Cahall
Edited by Austin Siadak
Sound and color by Nasa Koski

 

“For The Love by Alfred Dunhill” a Film about Passion.

I’m not a horse guy. I don’t have anything against horses, or horse people, I’m just not a horse guy. In other words I don’t get all giddy when I see a horse. I know people who do, and horses are their thing, and that is OK. Now I am a clothes guy. I like the finer sartorial statements, and have no issue dressing up for a night out on the town. One thing some people might not be aware of is, the connection between equestrian sports, and fine clothing. Alfred Dunhill, has decided to change that.

About a month ago I saw a trailer for “For The Love by Alfred Dunhill”. It was an exquisitely shot black and white film with a 21 by 9 aspect ratio. It featured slow motion shots, solid editing, a great tease for the story, really nice cinematography, and it left me wanting more.

The film centers around Sam Waley-Cohen became the first amateur jockey in 30 years to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.  Waley-Cohen did it in a record time. For Waley-Cohen horseracing is a hobby, a passion, that he does it in his spare time. The man isn’t paid to it. Waley-Cohen rides horses simply for the love of it. This film is the true story of when the Waley-Cohen became the champion.

Originally it looked like this 30 minute short would only be showing on BBC 4 in the UK, but thankfully the entire film was posted online. Below is the full 30 minute film courtesy of YouTube.  If you have some time give it a look.