Shake off all the worries on your mind and smile! The dogs featured in SHAKE are simply here to offer you a couple minutes of wonder and laughter. :)
SHAKE is based on a photography series of the same name by co-director Carli Davidson. The work was inspired by her own dog Norbert, whose drool she regularly cleans off walls due to his own frequent shaking.
In 2012 the Variable team stumbled upon Carli Davidson’s photo-series-gone-viral, “SHAKE”, and immediately fell in love with the images of dogs that she was able to capture. The combination of innocence and ridiculousness had us all hysterically laughing, and of course thinking; “We NEED to meet this Carli and bring her images to life!” Fortunately for us, Carli responded to our enthusiastic e-mail with an even more enthusiastic e-mail stating that she was totally down to collaborate and had a very similar vision! After months and many meetings of trying to figure out how we could even afford to make this film, we all just decided to empty our pockets, pull some serious strings, and make the video purely for the fun of it.
If you are fans of the video, there is a very good chance you will enjoy the book as well. Check it out on the link below and please consider supporting our awesome friend Carli. This is her first book, and we are certain it won’t be her last!
*No dogs were harmed during the making of this film. We love animals. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org directly if you have any questions or concerns about the animal’s rolls and we will get back to you asap. Thanks in advance!
For press inquiries about SHAKE please contact:
Production Company: Variable ?
Directors: Carli Davidson & Jonathan Bregel
Executive Producer: Tyler Ginter
Producers: Carli Davidson & Alex Friedman
Director of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb
Camera Master/Phantom Technician: Nick Midwig
Assistant Camera: Daniel Stewart
Gaffer: Travis Becker
Animal Wrangler: Amanda Giese
Craft Services: Tim Wiesch
Production Assistant: Cheyenne Allott
Post Production: Variable & The Mill
Editor: Jonathan Bregel
Assistant Editor: Jeff Levine
Post Production Producer: Alex Friedman
Head of Content: Ian Bearce @ The Mill
TK Producer: Heath Raymond @ The Mill
Colourist: Sal Malfitano @ The Mill
Score: Mayer Hawthorne “Shiny & New”
Label: Stones Throw Records
Special thanks to the amazing team at Rule Boston Camera for trusting us yet again with their Phantom Flex camera package. None of this would be possible without their support over the past few years. Rule.com
Thank you to the entire Becker family and Becker Productions for kindly providing us with a great studio space and plenty of lighting and grip to cover with dog hair and drool.
Last but most certainly not least, thanks to all of the wonderful dogs and their owners for collaborating with our team in making this idea a reality. Next time we are in Portland, dog treats are on us. ;)
Of course the right wing is losing their marbles again because the Obama family has a new puppy. That’s absolutely normal for them and totally expected.
But the Daily Caller takes it into flat-out racist territory: The Obamas Got a New Puppy, Everyone!
“A Portuguese Water Dog can range in cost wildly. On average, one will pay between $1,400 and $2,000. President Barack Obama has this breed of animal,” according to an answer on Ask.com.
With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs.
The Obamas do not have any white dogs.
Remember though — there’s no racism on the right. At all. Ever. Totally made up by the left, who are the true racists.
Obviously, there is no gun safety instruction in the North Korean military. But plenty of German Shepherds who jump fearlessly through fiery obstacles.
(And watch out — the video begins with a frantically barking pack of dogs and the volume is pretty loud.)
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Winner of the 2012 Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject
“Watching director Minkyu Lee’s painterly vision of the dawn of man and first bond forged with man’s best friends puts you in a musing museum state of mind. Lee captures the unfettered joy of discovery and how that feeling changes and expands when you’re no longer alone.”
— Betsey Sharkey, LA Times
The big right wing talking point against the proposed community center near Ground Zero in Manhattan (I refuse to call it a “Ground Zero Mega-Mosque!”) is that Ground Zero is sacred. Hallowed ground. It’s a deadly offense to think of a mosque on that sacred, hallowed ground, a “stab in the heart” as Sarah Palin so eloquently put it.
Apparently Temecula, California is also sacred ground. Temecula mosque proposal targeted in pending protest.
The Temecula Teabagging Society has advised members who plan to attend their protest against the Ground 3,728 Mega-Mosque to bring their dogs — because “Muslims hate dogs.”
But don’t forget the pooper scooper, folks; wouldn’t want to offend anyone.
An e-mail alert sent to area newspapers last week announced that a one-hour “singing – praying – patriotic rally” will begin at 12:30 p.m. July 30 at the Islamic Center’s existing facility. The advisory – sent by a leader of a conservative coalition that has been active with Republican and Tea Party functions – recommended participants “bring your Bibles, flags, signs, dogs and singing voices.”
“We will not be submissive,” the notice proclaimed. “Our voices are going to be heard!” The alert went on to question what its authors described as Islamic beliefs. It suggested that participants sing during the rally because Muslim “women are forbidden to sing.” It suggested that rally participants bring dogs because Muslims “hate dogs.”
The advisory asked rally participants to “please bring a pooper scooper” if they are accompanied by a canine companion. The advisory said residents of an unspecified Tennessee community were able to halt the construction of a mosque in that state.