Category: Animation & Cartoons

Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion

Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion

Norwich Cathedral Flow Motion from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo.

Video Description via Vimeo

Probably the world’s first cathedral flow motion. Something of a passion project for me getting to shoot my home town and capture it in it’s best light. Constructed in 1096 Norwich Cathedral dominates the Norwich skyline to this day. Was super cool getting to explore all the secret areas whilst working on the video.

Graphic Design: Edward Clark

Sound Design: Wounded Buffalo Sound Studios
Website: woundedbuffalo.co.uk/

Big thanks to Nikon NPS UK for the loan of camera equipment during the filming.

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Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful (3D Animation Short Film) from Ben Brand on Vimeo.

Video Description via Vimeo

Anton may be done with life, but life ain’t done with Anton. Humorous animation about the impossibility to escape your fate.

Vimeo and youtube combined, Life is Beautiful has reached 1.000.000 views!!
ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fDoTmjHa1I&list=UU-1rx8j9Ggp8mp4uD0ZdEIA

written & directed by BEN BRAND – co-writer ILSE OTT – animation studio FUBE – art director VINCENT BISSCHOP – technical director JASPER VAN NIEUWENHUIZEN – compositing KOOS DEKKER – rendering SEBASTIAAN VAN HESTEREN – head of animation RIK SCHUTTE – animation NANDA VAN DIJK – animator PIEBE VAN DER STORM – licht & shading RUUD COENEN –– shading DIMITAR KRALEV – storyboard NATASHA STEVIE – aditional artwork LOIS VAN BAARLE – score composed by CHRISTIAAN VERBEEK edited by WIETSE DE ZWART – producer JACQUES VEREECKEN / SANDER HEEROMA – production NIELS SCHEIDE / ROGIER DORANT – head of production LIESBETH TIMMER – line producer PERCY TIENHOVEN – sound designer DENNIS KERSTEN – modeling KJELD SLINGELAND / VINNIE PORTIER – special thanks NMTRIX ANIMATION STUDIOS / MICHAEL VISSER / JOHAN BOEKHOVEN / PATRICK NIJMAN

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL IN THE NEWS:

DIE ZEIT: http://blog.zeit.de/netzfilmblog/2014/05/18/animation-life-is-beautiful/
FUBIZ: http://www.fubiz.net/2014/04/28/life-is-beautiful/
SHORTOFTHEWEEK: https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2014/04/25/life-is-beautiful/
SOO CURIOUS: soocurious.com/fr/video-life-beautiful-3d/
CULTURED VULTURES: http://culturedvultures.com/qa-ben-brand-director-life-beautiful/
UPSOCI: http://www.upsocl.com/inspiracion/este-hermoso-video-te-hara-re-pensar-tu-mirada-sobre-la-grandeza-de-la-vida/
PIENSA ES GRATIS: http://www.piensaesgratis.com/compartimos-todos-un-mismo-destino/
SOULGURU: http://soulgurusounds.com/life-beautiful-3d-animated-short-film/#more-27293
THE FRONTIER: http://www.wearethefrontier.com/blog/inspiration/life-is-beautiful/
DVERSO: http://www.dverso.com/life-is-beautiful-corto-risponde-ironicamente-ce-dopo-morte
HPDETIJD: http://www.hpdetijd.nl/2014-05-23/life-beautiful/
ROOMIE: http://www.roomie.jp/2014/05/164162/
FILMSHORTAGE: http://filmshortage.com/shorts/life-is-beautiful/
BIOSAGENDA: http://www.biosagenda.nl/nieuws_we-want-shorts-life-is-beatiful_4404.html
LAUGHING SQUID: http://laughingsquid.com/life-is-beautiful-a-computer-animated-short-about-what-happens-after-we-die/
LESCOURTMETRAGES: http://www.les-courts-metrages.fr/life-beautiful/
GEEKTYRANT: http://geektyrant.com/news/emotive-animated-short-film-life-is-beautiful
LAMENTEES: http://lamenteesmaravillosa.com/este-corto-te-ayudara-ver-tus-defectos-virtudes/
REFRESHER: http://filmkult.refresher.sk/2502-Predstavujeme-vam-uzasny-a-zamyslenia-hodny-kratkometrazny-animak-Life-is-Beautiful

FESTIVALS & AWARDS:

Dutch Filmfestival 2013-09 Utrecht (Netherlands) NOMINATION DEBUTE COMPETITION
Shortcutz Filmfestival 2014-04 Amsterdam (Netherlands) NOMINATION BEST ANIMATION SHORT
HAFF Filmfestival 2014-04 Utrecht (Netherlands)
Dresden int Filmfestival 2014-05 Dresden (Germany)
Toronto Int Animation Festival 2014-07 Toronto (Canada)
Nothwest Animation Festival 2014-07 Portland (USA)
Short Shorts international filmfestival 2014-06 Tokyo (Japan)
Cinefiesta Film Festival 2014-07 Caugas (Puerto Rico)
The Art Factory 2014-07 USA (New Jersey)
The Matinee Project 2014-07 India (Mumbai)
Anibar Animation Festival 2014-08 Servie (Kosovo)
Imaginaria 2014 2014-08 San Benedetto (Italy)
CutOut Fest Animation Festival 2014-08 Querétaro (Mexico)
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival. 2014-10 Amsterdam (Netherlands)
SPARK Animation festival 2014-11 Vancouver (Canada)
Tirana Int Film Festival. 2014-12 Tirana (Albania) WINNER BEST ANIMATION SHORT
International Bosphorus Film Festival 2014-11 Istanbul (Turkey)
SkyScanner int Film Festival 2014-12 Moscow (Russia)
Chisinau short film festival in Chisinau 2014-12 (Moldova)
Reel Teal Film Festival in 2015-02 North Carolina (USA) WINNER BEST ANIMATION / AUDIENCE AWARD / BEST PICTURE
ATHENS ANIMFEST 2015 – 03 Athens (Greece)
Imaginaria international short film festival 2015-08 (Italy)
Corto Creativo Short Film Festival 2015 (Mexico)
Bangalore International Short FIlm Festival 2015 (India)
Mini Cinema Short Film Experience 2015 (USA) NOMINATION BEST ANIMATION / BEST MUSIC
Expotoons int film festival 2015 (Argentina)
Torremolinos Int Fantastic Film Festival 2015 (Spain)
Visionaria int film festival 2015 (Italy)
Multivision Int Festival of Animated Arts 2015 (Russia)
Post Mortem Film Festival 2015 (Mexico)
ASSF Film festival 2015 (italy)

Cassini’s Grand Finale

Cassini’s Grand Finale

Make sure to watch this video in full screen. Beautiful visuals and a celebration of man’s achievements in exploring the worlds beyond ours.

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CASSINI’S GRAND FINALE from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.

CASSINI’S GRAND FINALE is a short film I had the great honor to produce for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) about the spectacular ending of the Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn. It is meant as an inspirational and informative piece about what happens in the last months of the mission, and as a celebration of all that this historic spacecraft has achieved.

Here is an article from JPL on the production of the film: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/3016/making-cassinis-grand-finale/

For the official JPL release of the film, please turn here:

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/3013/nasas-cassini-mission-prepares-for-grand-finale-at-saturn/

or go directly to the official JPL YouTube video here:

For the official NASA release, please turn here:

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-cassini-mission-prepares-for-grand-finale-at-saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft (launched in 1997) has been in orbit around Saturn since 2004 exploring the giant planet, its spectacular system of rings and moons. Cassini was also carrying with it the European Huygens Probe which was dispatched after arrival and successfully landed on the moon Titan, becoming the first human made craft to land on a surface in the outer solar system.

In 2017 – after more than a decade of bringing home remarkably successful scientific achievements, discoveries and a treasury of gorgeous photos – the spacecraft is running out of fuel to maneuver. In order to protect the moons Enceladus and Titan, and their potentially life-bearing sub surface oceans, from possible contamination in the unlikely event of a future collision, it has been decided to take Cassini permanently out of service. This is done by crashing the spacecraft into the atmosphere of Saturn – but not without doing some amazing science on the way.

22 times, Cassini dives through previously unexplored gap between Saturn and its rings, collecting new data on the mass of the rings (used to help determine their age), measurements of Saturn’s gravity and magnetic fields (used to help understanding its internal structure) and sending home stunning views of Saturn’s clouds and the rings – seen from a closer range than ever before.

Even up until the very end, Cassini will bring home data, as it tastes the atmosphere of Saturn, just minutes before burning up and becoming part of the planet itself.

It has been an unprecedented honor for me to get to do this film. Being a passionate enthusiast of planetary science, Cassini is the one mission – more than any other – to define my interest in the field, as I’ve had the pleasure to follow its success, from start to end, for a major part of my adult life.

For more information about the Cassini mission and its Grand Finale, please turn here:

https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/

CREDITS:

DIRECTOR – Erik Wernquist

PRODUCERS – Preston Dyches (JPL), Stephen Epstein (JPL)

MUSIC – Cristian Sandquist

WRITER – Preston Dyches (JPL)

NARRATOR – Stephanie Czajkowski

COLORIST – Caj Müller

EDITOR – Micke Lindgren

VISUALS COMPOSITING & PRODUCTION – Erik Wernquist

CASSINI MODELING – Svante Segelson

CASSINI SHADING, TEXTURES & DYNAMICS – Per Jonsson

SATURN BACKGROUND PAINTINGS – Greg Martin

TITLES – Mikael Hall

ADDITIONAL TEXTURES & BACKGROUNS – Svante Segelson

ADDITIONAL COMPOSITING & PARTICLES – Mikael Hall

Thank you NASA, JPL, ESA and the entire Cassini/Huygens team for making such a wonderful, successful and inspiring mission.

And especially; thank you Cassini, and farewell.

The solar system will feel empty without you.

Amazing video of Rome

Amazing video of Rome

The time-lapse photography in this video is incredible. Also the way the video is edited together going from one scene to another is fantastic. Some amazingly skilled work going on here.

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A Gift from Rome. Timelapse & Hyperlapse. Italy. Vatican from Kirill Neiezhmakov on Vimeo.

Rome, the Eternal City has endured for over 2,800 years and has a history and an appeal like no other city in the world.

Timelapse & Edit by Kirill Neiezhmakov e-mail: nk87@mail.ru

http://vk.com/nk_design

http://facebook.com/kirill.neiezhmakov

http://instagram.com/neiezhmakov/

music: Varien feat. Aloma Steele – Beyond the Surface

Youtube: https://youtu.be/y_4p6_KsqoE

Footage (this and many other) available for licensing in 4K

You can download it here https://www.videoblocks.com/portfolio/Kirill+Neiezhmakov

https://www.pond5.com/artist/nk87

Rome collection:

https://www.pond5.com/collections/1401108-rome-italy

Equipment:

Canon 2x60d, 70d

Sigma 10-20 mm 4-5.6

Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8

Samyang 8 mm 3.5

Canon 17-55 mm 2.8

Canon 70-200 mm 2.8L

Vanguard Abeo Pro tripod

GoPro Hero 4 Black

Software:

Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, LRTimelapse

Rome is the capital of Italy, and its largest city. The mixture of the modern city and the plethora of monuments, piazzas, villas, museums, churches, Egyptian obelisks, along with the Colosseum, the Forum and Vatican City results in an epic, glorious ambience that will have you hooked and anticipating your next visit.

The early history of Rome is legendary. According to tradition, the city was founded by Romulus, the twin of Remus. The twins decided to build a city, but in an argument Romulus killed Remus and established the city and named it after himself.

Rome is synonymous with history. Where else can you walk in the same footsteps as the Caesars, St Peter, the Popes, Michelangelo, Dante, Raphael to name but a few? Rome also served as the capital city of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire.

The “Eternal City” of Rome is the largest open-air museum in all of Europe with dozens of must-see, photogenic sites. Major attractions in the City Center are shown on the metro map above.

Pantheon, RomeThe real charm of Rome is that you can easily walk to most sites. For example, after a mid-morning tour of the impressive Pantheon, one could stroll through Piazza Navona, enjoy a gelato in Campo De Fiori, then walk across the historic Ponte Sisto Bridge into Trastevere – Rome’s oldest neighborhood – for an enjoyable lunch. Total miles walked? Less than three!

From Trastevere, it’s only a 20-minute walk along the Tiber to the Vatican. After a tour of Saint Peter’s Basilica, another short walk to Castel St. Angelo, where the best views of Rome are found atop that impressive castle.

As you can see, Rome is a walkable city, and by walking you get a real feel for the ambiance of Rome and the Italian way of life. Good, free walking maps are available all over the city, so hit the cobblestones.

Italy was certainly influenced by many powerful cultures and political forces over time, including the Byzantines, Etruscans and Greeks, but it was the world-changing impact of both the Roman civilization and the Italian Renaissance that contributed most-significantly to its status in the modern world.

Roma, capitale d’Italia, è considerata una delle più belle città del mondo. Il suo centro storico, insieme alle proprietà extraterritoriali della Santa Sede dentro la città e alla Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura, è tra i 51 siti italiani inseriti dall’Unesco nella World Heritage List.

Il centro storico, racchiuso all’interno delle mura aureliane (a sinistra del Tevere) e delle mura gianicolensi (a destra del fiume), comprende ben 25.000 punti di interesse ambientale e archeologico.

La leggenda vuole che a fondare Roma furono nel 753 a.C due fratelli, Romolo e Remo, allattati dalla famosa Lupa, divenuta ormai simbolo iconografico della Capitale, assieme a uno dei suoi monumenti più importanti: il Colosseo. Ma è la storia che ha fatto grande Roma: prima centro della Repubblica Romana, poi fulcro della vita politica e culturale dell’Impero, e, nel IV sec., capitale del mondo cristiano.

Il sito del Patrimonio Mondiale, esteso nel 1990 alle mura di Urbano VIII, comprende alcuni dei monumenti più importanti dell’antichità, tra i quali spiccano i Fori Imperiali. Poco distanti, sul colle Aventino, troviamo due capolavori, sede degli svaghi della gens romana: Le terme di Caracalla (212-217), tra i più grandiosi esempi di bagni pubblici, e il Circo Massimo, dedicato alle corse delle bighe.

Spostandosi a Nord lungo il Tevere si incontra il Mausoleo di Augusto, imponente monumento funerario voluto dall’imperatore Augusto nel 29 a.C. al suo ritorno da Alessandria, che ricorda la tomba di Alessandro Magno. Altro famoso mausoleo è quello di Adriano, su cui si innalza Castel Sant’Angelo. Radicalmente modificato in epoca medioevale e rinascimentale, è collegato alla città dello Stato del Vaticano da un corridoio fortificato, il passetto di borgo.

Peterlee Skies Time-lapse

Peterlee Skies Time-lapse

I decided to spend Saturday afternoon creating some time-lapse photos.

The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a few time-lapse modes that differ mainly in the recording time and interval.  The output is always 10 seconds:

  1. City (about 5 minutes real time; 300 or so pictures)
  2. Landscape (25 minutes)
  3. Sunset (50 minutes)
  4. Night Sky (150 minutes)
  5. Star Trails (150 minutes)

Here are the videos I had taken today:

Peterlee Skies
Peterlee Skies
Peterlee Skies
Peterlee Skies
Peterlee Skies