Available in 4K, The Fire Within is a visceral, artistic study on the Big Island of Hawaii’s hyperactive Kilauea volcano. I was born and raised on the island and all my life up until last year I hadn’t had the chance to come face to face with her incredible presence.
Many in Hawaii refer to the lava as ‘Pele’, the Hawaiian goddess of fire. After our incredible experiences at the volcano it’s not hard to see why so many islanders to this day see her as a living breathing thing. I wanted to capture her beauty and mysteriousness as well as her unimaginable power in the best way that I knew how. I wanted to just see it doing what it does. I shied away from any human interaction and turned the cameras to the fiery blood of the Earth.
This six and a half minute film is my best attempt at capturing what it felt like to witness molten rock slowly burning down a dense wet rainforest or to peer into a six-hundred-foot-wide lava lake at Kilauea’s summit crater. I’ve never been anywhere else on the planet that demanded as much respect and awareness for the natural environment around me. Her unexpected beauty and unsettling sense of danger were nothing short of humbling and put so much into perspective. Kilauea really did change my life.
Huge thanks to those who supported this film along the way, especially Wes and Stefan for contributing so much time and talent to make this thing what it is. Kilauea - The Fire Within was produced out of pocket and with complete creative freedom.
Producers: Lance Page & Wesley Young
Original Score: Stefan Scott Nelson
Canon EOS 6D
Panasonic Lumix GH4
Canon 24-105L F4
Canon 70-300L F4-5.6
Rokinon 14mm F2.8
Rokinon 24mm T1.5
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero
Radian and Michron controllers
Today we have to say goodbye to the man who breathed life into Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, one of the most memorable characters in the history of television — the great Leonard Nimoy.
President Obama pays tribute:
LOOK: President Obama on the loss of Leonard Nimoy: “I loved Spock” pic.twitter.com/ezUejFcurU
“Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed.” Hmm, that sounds kind of familiar.
As a kid, the Fantastic Four were my favorite Marvel characters, but the recent films weren’t really that great. So I’m glad to see a reboot in the works, with an apparent emphasis on the science fiction angle that attracted me to the Fantastic Four in the first place — and we can also look forward to a right wing freakout, because in this version the Human Torch is… black.
And speaking of right wing freakouts, first out of the racist gate is our boy the Ginger Avenger.
If there are such great universal stories from diverse cultures why is Hollywood remaking movies & eliminating the men & whites?
Right — because there are so few white men in the movies these days.
One of the most unique animated shorts I’ve seen in a long time, with a gorgeous painterly design.
Director / Animator : Shunsuke Saito
Music : Noriaki Okamoto
Sound, Mixing : Kazutaka Someya
2D Background painting : Tatsuya Sasaki
2D Animation finishing : Haruka Sasaki
Logo design : Kiho Ito
12 min. 22 sec. / 2014
Story of a life form which wakes up in an unknown mysterious world. As he go deeper, he slowly understands what kind of place it is. The world seems beautiful, but it lacks what the real life has. He has to make a choice to stay or not.
High Definition & headphone for better experience.
Directed by Adrien Servadio
With : Fanny Sage
Director of photography: Baptiste Chesnais
Editing: Elodie Sempere
Music: Alban Sautour
SFX: Benoit Talenton Flam & Co
VFX : Adrien Servadio
Production: Why Us?
Producer: Christophe Starkman -Frederic Fleurier - Rudy Tasimovicz
Dir production: Bruno Vignier
Production assistant: Helene le Gourrierec
Stage manager: Alexandre Luu
Make up: Maelle Billard - Paris Berlin
Phantom Operator: Jean Michel Poulichot
Operator assistant: Benjamin Denoyer - Fanny Soulabaille
Gaffer: Baptiste Brousse
Set manager: Sebatien Grasso
Electrician: Romain Merlhe - Adrien L’Hommedé
Ast SFX: Guillaume Puthod - Ronan Charadia - Arthur Grandet
Sound design: Alban Sautour
Studios: Studios d’Aubervillier
Camera accesory: Vantage
Machinery: Next Shot
DOP agent: Kinou Conseil - Kinou & Anne-Lise
A funny New Year’s Day short from a Canadian artist/animator who goes by “Franco.”
In the wild Sonoran desert, the greatest criminal of the Far-West suffers the wrath of a four years old child after stealing her ice cream cone.
I animated this with Toonboom Harmony, and did my backgrounds in photoshop. I used After Effects for compositing, and Adobe Audition for sound.
Huge Thank you to Léa Sanacore for the amazing music (leasanacore.com ),
Lou Victor and Vanessa Bouchard for the voice acting ( louvictork.tumblr.com).
My Website: franco-e.com
Contact e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
A beautifully drawn and animated short film with a thought-provoking story, for your Tuesday evening enjoyment.
Director: Minhyuk Jang
Production manager: Minwoo Jang
Character Rig & Animator: Wonsuk Choi
Modeling: Minwoo Jang, Wonsuk Choi, Minhyuk Jang
Editor: Minhyuk Jang
Picture-book coordinator: Choun Sanghyun
Sound Design: Galaga Sound Works
Original Story & Illustration: Ara Cho
I just discovered this amazing and unsettling short film by Ray Sullivan on Vimeo, and at first I actually hesitated to post it because it’s … disturbing. In some ways, it’s reminiscent of David Lynch’s weird classic “Eraserhead.” But with more realism and more goo.
Bereaved parents find a monstrous substitute for their dead son.
Directed by Ray Sullivan
Written by Garret Shanley
Based on the comic strip story & characters created by Gar Shanley & Cathal Duggan
Shot on location in Dublin, Ireland.