Canon 5D Mk II

Ponte Tower, by Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom has released a new short documentary on Vimeo. The film focuses on Ponte Tower in Johannesburg, South Africa, and captures the feeling of the haunting structure, with beautiful cinematography and editing. The film was shot on the new Black Magic cinema camera with time lapse sequences being shot on a Canon 5D Mk II.

For more info on shooting the film and some of the challenges Bloom faced, click here.

Ponte Tower from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Avett Borthers, “Head Full of Doubt”. 2600 Paintings in 1.

Creating a stop motion animation is a painstaking and time consuming process. It involves thousands of minute changes, each of which is photographed and edited together in post. It’s hard enough but imagine creating 2600 shots from a single painting that is altered slightly over time. The first video is the result of doing just that. The second video is how they made it. Both are really impressive and worth a watch.

Painting and animations by

Directed by Matt Kliegman for SteamClam

“Speed of Light” Theory Creates the Worlds Smallest Car Chase.

The folks at Theory have produced a new projection mapping project with no CGI trickery. The entire project was filmed then projected. They get major kudos for that. Projection mapping done well is hard enough, let alone when you do it with film work and not 3D graphics.

“Speed of Light” was produced with the help of Google Street view and projected by the world’s smallest hand held laser projectors, all from an iPod touch with the final output being captured on a Canon 5d MkII.

The project has a really nice feel to it with the entire story being projected onto ordinary household objects which help the short film become a more innovative approach to what is becoming a very saturated medium.

Filmed on Canon 5d MkII + HD MiniCam. Projectors supplied by MicroVision.com

Made as a personal project by directing duo The Theory – thetheory.co.uk

OFFFF 2011 Cincinnati, Opening Titles.

OFFF is a “post-digital culture festival”, a meeting place to host contemporary creation through an in depth program of conferences, workshops and performances by the most relevant artists of our time, according to the website.

This year for the OFFF event that took place in Cincinnati this October, Directors Vasava and Gregory Hervelin shot a wonderful short film for the opening titles of the conference. The film was shot on location in Barcelona using a Canon 5d MK II and edited by Hervelin, and features work being created by hand.

The cinematography, and production quality is outstanding. The actual titles don’t begin to appear until almost two full minutes into the film, but the subject matter and the look of the piece just pulls you in and grabs you. The irony of all of this is the OFFF is a “post-digital culture festival” yet the film was shot on a DSLR, and digitally edited and mastered.