production

“Shadows” for the 10th annual Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival.

This is such a simple idea, and it is executed so well. Each of the stingers for the 10th annual Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival were inspired by the the photography of Pol Ubeda Hervas. Director  the metaphor of empty shoes as a testament to those filmmakers who are filling them and creating phenomenal documentaries around the world. The shots are simple. A slow, small tracking camera movement, with the action taking place in the shadow. Each visual represents an individual award: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Editing, Jury Award etc. Once again keeping it simple renders solid results. Love them.

Director: Omar Khalifa
Producer: Shereen Ali
Senior Producer: Jaime Siordia
Director of Photography: Chris Moon
Art Director: Yasmin Al-Naib
Assistant Producer: Ashiq Khan
1st AC: Cenon Costales
Editor: Rob Nield
Motion Design: Vlad Illiescu
Music: Pierre Serafini, The Shift
Driver and Support: Ibrahim

The Art of Storyboarding.

This video tutorial on Storyboarding from Carey at Division 05 is probably one of the best I’ve seen when it comes to insight to the creative process. At 30 minutes it’s a bit much, but so worth watching. This walks you through the process and gives great advice on the design process, creative thinking, and what you need to think about as you develop your concept. This isn’t a hands on, or how to, but instead a really well thought out video on storytelling, idea generation, and process. As you watch it, pay attention to all the tools he uses to create just 6 style frames for his storyboard pitch to Fox. It’s not just Photoshop.