Canon 7D

A Design Film Festival 2011, Opening Titles by Sebastian Lange.

A Design Film Festival” was concieved by Anonymous in 2010 as a film festival dedicated completely to the art and science of design. The festival launched last year in Singapore, and has since traveled the world to other locals like Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Bangkok.

The content of the annual festival is a celebration of films dedicated to design, architecture, fashion, photography, technology, and all things design.

I really love the opening title sequence shown below. Direction & Motion Design is by Sebastian Lange, and he does a masterful job of combining projection, live action, and motion graphic design to create a unique look for the opening titles. If you have the bandwidth click through to Vimeo and watch it full screen.

Direction & Motion Design: Sebastian Lange
Sound Design: Sebastian Lange
End Track: «Coda» by The Do

Projection on painted styrofoam letters

Shot at on Canon 7D and
Nikon 50mm f/1.2

Editing and Compositing done in After Effects and Final Cut Pro (not Final Cut Pro X)


Last Minutes with Oden, by Elliot Rausch.

I just watched this short film by Elliot Rausch on Vimeo. The film is a short documentary that focuses on Jason Wood and his dog Oden. The film was beautifully shot on a Canon 7D by Luke Korver, and Matt B. Taylor, Directed and edited by Elliot Rausch.

The story is simple, beautiful and ultimately heartbreaking. I hope I never have to go through this.

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Alone In New York

Italian film maker Giuseppe Vetrano shot and edited a two and a half-minute short film on his Canon 7D last winter in New York City. It is film making like this that really let you see where shooting with a DSLR can be quite successful. The cinematography is really nice and his editing skills help to compliment the overall theme of the movie. The film is visually built around the title, and the feeling of loneliness that you can find even when you are living in a city of 9 million people.