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EPHEMERAL



*Official selection Bilbao Surf Film Festival 2021
*Official selection Madrid Surf Film Festival 2020
*Official selection Aotearoa Surf Film Festival, New Zealand 2020
*Official selection Canarias Surf Film Festival 2020
*Official selection London Surf Film Festival 2019

Ephemeral is ‘the concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly’.

A thought-provoking array of synth-heavy digital audio combined with 16mm film and an apocalyptic style backdrop. The film offers a unique perspective into a small island chain likened by some to Mars. The lunar setting in combination with a futuristic film-noir style soundscape and narrative led voice-over lends favour to a cosmic infusion of dark barreling waves and windswept slabs.

Directed & Edited by Jason Yeoman
Cinematography & Production Matt Smith & Jason Yeoman
Music by Daniel Birch & Ben Pegley, Loyalty Freak, Monplaisir
Additional Sound Production by James Stewart
Voice Over by Ron Garner
Starring Jason Yeoman & Rhys Barfield
Supported by Quiksilver, BOS Surfboards, FCS, Freeriders, NS Surfboards, XCEL Europe

www.jasonyeoman.com

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Impossibility:Possibility (Short Film 2019)



**LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES ON OR SPEAKERS FULL UP!**

SYNOPSIS

“A widower struggling to cope with a life-changing event, finds himself taking refuge in a new technology that allows him to revisit that particular moment in time. Developing into an addiction, this becomes his only source of joy clinging on like life depends on it, and perhaps, at an emotional and mental level, it does. This is a paradoxical tale of hopelessness, and a glimpse into what the future of technology might hold in our society.”

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

The idea for Impossibility:Possibility arose one evening at a restaurant when I looked around to see everyone glued to their cellphones. In that moment, I wondered what a future where humans are 100% dependent on technology would look like: what this technology would be and how would it be applied to our lives?

Just how narcotics or alcohol can become addicting, I see present-day similarities to the relationship we have with our cell phones and current technology. This script was developed with this idea in mind, and how addiction is used for many to cope with depression or personal loss. We are currently at a turning point in the world of technology and how it is used it in our day-to-day lives. Our youth is growing up in the digital world and are surrounded by screens, computers, and gadgets from birth, which I see leading quickly to dependence.

The experience that is communicated through Impossibility:Possibility is a paradox, the feeling of being stuck in a loop of horror. The film is meant to be a glimpse into a man’s life after the loss of his wife, a constant cycle of love versus loss caused by his addiction to a new form of technology.

PRESS

Indie Shorts Mag: https://ism.ag/igly4d
Shorted Write-Up: https://shorted.in/short-films/impossibility-possibility-addiction-mental-health/

CAST

Isaac – Shawn Scahill
Michelle – Leigh Wulff

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Orange Robot
https://www.orangerobotla.com

CREW

Executive Producer – Brendan Sweeney
Producers – Luke Wyatt, Tara Wyatt
Unit Production Manager – Tara Wyatt
Director/Writer – Brendan Sweeney
Assistant Director – Luke Wyatt
Director of Photography – Brendan Riel
1st AC – Allen Chodakowski
2nd AC/Loader – Greg Unger
Gaffer – Bobby Baldanza
Key Grip – Andrew Stavis
Swing – Ryan Sadler
Key Hair & Makeup – Ashley Besh
Sound Recordist- Christopher Marino
Editor – Brendan Sweeney
Sound Design – Christopher Marino
Colorist – Jacob McKee
Production Assistant – Christian Pittman
Production Assistant – Nora Sweeney

MUSIC

“Jazz Ballad – Soulful Sax No 2 – Slow Minor Tenor Sax Solo” by Jim Madsen

FESTIVAL SELECTION AND ACCOLADES

2019 Oaxaca Film Festival Official Selection
2019 No Fear Film Official Selection
2019 jellyFEST Semi-Finalist Selection
2019 Los Angeles Cinefest Semi-Finalist Selection
2019 Film Shortage Featured Daily Pick
2019 Viddsee Online Selection
2020 Shorted “Short Film of the Day” Selection
2020 Indie Shorts Mag Film Review

www.brendanjsweeney.com

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I, Dreaming (A Short Film) – Martin Del Carpio



Nosferatu Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection.
North Bellarine Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection.
Onirica Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection.
Rimbaud du Cinema Film Festival 2019 – Official Selection.
Oaxaca FilmFest 2019 – Finalist for Experimental Short.
BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Fest 2019 – Official Selection.
The Itinerant Cinema of La Bête Rousse Film Festival 2019 – Official Selection.
FROSTBITE International Indie Fest 2019 – Finalist.
Polish International Film Festival 2019 – Official Selection.
The Transparent Film Festival 2019 – Official Selection.
The Lift-Off Sessions 2019 – Official Selection.
London Experimental 2018 – Official Selection.
The Midnight Film Festival 2018 – Winner for Best Special FX.
AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2018 – Semi Finalist for Best Director.

Synopsis written by Nikola Gocić:

“A young man finds himself lost in the empty streets on the other side of sleep. Initially alone, he is soon faced with a hostile entity who appears familiar, despite hiding behind the mask. Will he be able to escape and wake up or will he fall prisoner of an evanescent world?”

Director Statement:

Dreams are nothing short of a mystery. It’s a parallel existence within’ ourselves. It’s a world transformed coming from our own psyche with a possible connection to another level of reality. I wanted to somehow capture that enigma visually. I find dreams that are dark more interesting as they tend to reveal more if you’re paying close attention.

MDC

A film by Martin Del Carpio
Director of Photography: William Murray
Actor: Stu Li
Film Poster Artwork: Nikola Gocić
Music composed and played by M.Nomized (France)
Produced by RX36 Films

Praise for I, Dreaming:

“The result is a film in which even though all of the elements may not add up they nonetheless maintain a consistency that helps with the experience. Even if you don’t get what you are seeing you are always interested in it and aware that Del Carpio has a point to all this. Although the actual point he is making we are never really exposed to. ‘I Dreaming’ is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea and doesn’t completely work but what it does contain as all fascinating experimental short films should, is some imagery and moments that stay with you.” – Screencritix

“Nice special effects, good camera work and an edit that pushes the envelope. Sound design my favorite part of this effort.
Main thing is…. it’s new, and different.” – The Transparent Film Festival

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Rolling Shapes. C4D xpresso! DOWNLODABLE



WIP!

http://www.mediafire.com/file/i95zq29j1ncflqx/Rolling_Shapes_V001.c4d

This project started thanks to this video https://vimeo.com/4976255. I tried my best to replicate the rolling effect. (you can download the source file and look how was done!!!)
It was very interesting to take a look at ICE and see how powerfull it is. Seems to me much more powerful than xpresso, infact i couldnt replicate a couple of nodes of his setup!
So to make my rig work i had to use NaturalRolling, a great xpresso node done by Westy http://www.geocities.jp/westy_net/tools/xpresso/xpresso006/NaturalRollingNode1_0.html

This rig is still a work in progress and i will make it more user friendly over time (right now is pretty messy sry).

I have 3 goals for this rig (any help is very well accepted):
1 get rid of NaturalRolling and make it all with xpresso tools
2 make it more user friendly
3 find a reliable way to make deforming shapes roll on deforming surfaces (i currently have heavy sliding problems)

Thanks a lot to Torben Dirksmeyer who helped me a lot understand the softimage file!

This file is just working until c4d r19

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A Poet’s Seat (A Short Film) – Martin Del Carpio



AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2020 – Award Winner for Best Experimental.
Virgin Spring Cinefest 2020 – Award Winner for Free Speech.
Golden Galaxy Awards 2020 – Award Winner for Free Speech.
LimeLight Film Contest 2020 – Award Winner for Genre Art Film.
New York International Film Awards (NYIFA) 2020 – Award Winner for Best Monologue.
The Oniros Film Awards 2020 – Award Winner for Best Monologue.
Eastern Europe Film Festival 2020 – Award Winner for Best Actor.
Best Actor Award New York 2020 – Gold Award Winner for Best Monologue.
Monthly Indie Shorts 2020 – Award Winner for Best Experimental.
Art Film Awards 2021 – Honorable Mention for Best Actor.
Prague International Monthly Film Festival 2020 – Finalist for Best Actor & Best Editing.
FOLCS International Short Film Competition 2020 – Quarter Finalist.
AltFest 2020 – Finalist.
BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Fest 2020 – Official Selection.
Festival Fotogenia 2020 – Official Selection.
FilmArte Festival 2020 – Official Selection.
Pune Short Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection.
Anatolian Short Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection.
Andromeda Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection.
The Oniros Film Awards 2020 – Finalist for Best Actor.
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival 2020 – Finalist for Best Actor.
Cosmo Film Festival 2020 – Finalist for Experimental Short Film.
Sweden Film Awards 2020 – Semi Finalist for Best Actor.
Kalakari Film Fest 2020 – Official Selection.
Best Director Award 2020 – Finalist for Experimental Film.
VONLINEFILMFEST 2020 – Official Selection.
Indo American International Festival of World Cinema 2020 – Official Selection.
UK Film Review Festival 2020 – Official Selection.

Synopsis:

Genre – Poetic Experimental Cinema

“What is an alien?” a man asks amid smoke, shadow and light. The question is daunting, metaphysical if you will. We may all feel like outsiders sometime, but what happens when the feeling is constant? With that in mind, we embark upon a journey that millions of people around the globe will recognize as their own: moving to another country.
In raw emotion, we experience the story of a man who moves to America as a child. We accompany him as he reminisces: the first sight of snow, the first day of school, the palpable eeriness of what is new. We witness his difficulties to find work and overcome other obstacles. We feel the anguish and the fear, and we can see the trap. Metaphorically and literally.
Visual elements shed light on what he endures: hands trying to grasp the American dream (or maybe trying to hold on to the past?); hands resembling a broken heart; a gun; the powerful word “guilty”. The man is blind and mute, voiceless. He has no definite identity. He is someone and no one at the same time. He is all of us and none of us at the same time. He’s a magician creating worlds and playing with rings. He is human and inhuman, like any alien.
What is home? Where is home? When we go back, are we truly home? This piercing film poses the questions we all ask ourselves at some point. In any case, when you migrate, home is forever gone. You become a wandering alien. Forever. – By Tracy Mackay

A film by Martin Del Carpio

An immigrant played by Stefan Bandic

Director of Photography: William Murray

Edited by William Murray & Martin Del Carpio

A Poet’s Seat art chair created by Vicky Helms

Written by Martin Del Carpio & Emanuele Michetti

Music composed & performed by Baum Electronic

Produced by RX36 Films & WinStar Pictures

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Tutorial: Stick Shader in MoGraph using Xpresso



Tutorial example: https://vimeo.com/72060089
For the experienced users who just want to jump into Xpresso, the fun starts at 10 minutes or so.

In this tutorial we will see how to make a procedural setup using xpresso, to stick a texture or a shader into a cloner for use with MoGraph effectors.

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“My Muse” – #MyStoryCompetition (2017)



1st place winner at the “My Story Film Competition” by Zacuto.
“My Muse” may not be the one that you think it is.

Competition guideline :

How did you become a filmmaker?

Were you inspired by a certain film or by listening to a filmmaker speak? Was it while holding your first camera or watching a friend laugh at your YouTube video?

We want to hear your story. Make a film, 60 seconds or less, telling us how you became a filmmaker, and you could win one of the awesome prize packages listed below.

Use any genre, style, and storytelling device you like. We’re looking for an innovative concept, imaginative storytelling, and creative execution!

So, how did you become a filmmaker? What’s your story?

www.zacuto.com/my-story-film-competition

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A postcard from my memory | scouts camp 2020



This is a collection of frames I made during my stay at the scouts camp.
This was made in July of 2020, so the Corona pandemic was still very active. For many of us it was the first time outside with friends since a long time. A total disconnect from the ongoing situation, no news or worries, just making campfires and enjoying the outdoors.
Thanks to all involved for the great memories.

Made by Calder Cosyn

Music:
Meredith Monk – Ellis Island

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Spielberg and Surveillance



If you’re interested to see surveillance explored in cinema, go directly to Steven Spielberg.


CREDITS

Films by Steven Spielberg (in order of appearance):
– E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
– MINORITY REPORT (2002)
– 1941 (1979)
– BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015)
– CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
– CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)
– THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS (1974)
– INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008)
– RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
– LINCOLN (2012)
– SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
– MUNICH (2005)
– THE TERMINAL (2004)
– WAR HORSE (2011)
– JURASSIC PARK (1993)
– JAWS (1975)
– WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005)
– THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011)
– SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
– INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)

Other Footage:
– PRISM: SNOWDEN INTERVIEW (2013) by Laura Poitras (https://vimeo.com/82185231)
– “How the Government Tracks You: NSA Surveillance” (2013) by Fight for the Future (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YsZoqwRnKE)
– “Forget NSA Surveillance – Police Are Keeping Tabs On You Too” (2015) by AJ+ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufAcLo37Mlo)
– AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER (2002) by Jay Roach
– SPIELBERG ON SPIELBERG (2007) by Richard Schickel
– “The Making of THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL” (2012) by Laurent Bouzereau
– “‘It’s a Bloody Good Story’: Steven Spielberg on BRIDGE OF SPIES” (2015) by BBC Newsnight (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WIzQoVgsfw)
– STRANGER THINGS (2016) by The Duffer Brothers

Music Added:
– “Jaws” by John Williams from the soundtrack of JAWS
– “The Raiders March” by John Williams from the soundtrack of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
– “Invading Elliott’s House” by John Williams from the soundtrack of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
– “Sean’s Theme” by John Williams from the soundtrack of MINORITY REPORT
– “Bridge of Spies (End Title)” by Thomas Newman from the soundtrack of BRIDGE OF SPIES
– “Catch Me If You Can” by John Williams from the soundtrack of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN


DISCLAIMER: This video essay contains copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. This material is being used in an effort to advance understanding about the art and craft of filmmaking. I believe this constitutes a “fair use” of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this video essay is distributed without profit for educational use only. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this video essay for purposes of your own that go beyond “fair use,” you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

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Cinema 4D : Tutorial on Vertex Maps



-Chapters-

01:13 – (I) – Intro & Deformers
03:16 – (II) – Mograph Effectors & Shading
06:53 – (III) – Soft Body , Cloth & Spline Dynamics
10:00 – (IV) – Others Tutorials about Vertex Maps
15:20 – (V) – How Can We Animate Vertex Maps
25:48 – (VI) – Some Exemples of Animated Vertex Maps
31:44 – (VII) – 3 Differents Setups with Vertex Maps

Sources :

-Ben Watts-

Applying Damage & Wear To Models : https://vimeo.com/93337566

-Yader-

Creating dynamic wrinkles and creases with the Tension Tag in Cinema 4D : https://vimeo.com/26323998

How to generate Cavity Maps with the Tension Tag : https://vimeo.com/26323998

How to use a Vertex Map for Colorizing Polygons : https://vimeo.com/58266411

How to generate a Falloff for Vertex Maps with Pose Morph : https://vimeo.com/58290519

How to create a Falloff Gizmo for Vertex Maps in C4D (Xpresso) : https://vimeo.com/26568353

How to use Vertex Maps with MoGraph Effectors in Cinema 4D : https://vimeo.com/26319440

-Douwe-

Vertex Map + Shader Effector + Particle Falloff for organic wavy motion : https://vimeo.com/26328994

-Mathias Zabiegly-

http://www.zabiegly.de/xpresso/index.html

-Simon Holmedal-

IBC 2014 : https://vimeo.com/106838476

-Krotmonster-

weight map propagation : https://vimeo.com/73997991

-C4DZone-

Vertex Map Animator : http://www.c4dzone.com/en/blog/videoblog-1/vertex-map-animator-3-0-upgrade-349.htm

-Paul Everett (CinemaPlugins.com)

https://cinemaplugins.com/c4d-plugins/topology-vertex-maps/

https://cinemaplugins.com/c4d-plugins/add-effectors-vol-1/

-Project4D-(Not mentionned in the tutorial but check it out)

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