Moon Over Miami

March 19th, 2011 08:51AM

The biggest and brightest Moon in the last 18 years rises and goes over Miami. Images and Timelapse done on 2011/03/18.

Music: Long Road Ahead
By Kevin MacLeod

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Nikki’s Promo

February 22nd, 2011 09:15PM

The video above was shot as a “no-budget” audition for a TV show (NDA) showcasing Nikki while she creates fantasy hair styles in a runway event at Nikki Beach, Miami Beach, FL. Check out the final results of her creations, the runway show and spectators as they gather around to appreciate the works of art while sunbathing in the winter Miami sun.

Shot with Canon EOS 5D MKII and Canon EOS 60D.

Lenses: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS.

Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

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Time-Slice Effect

October 14th, 2010 10:08AM

Freezing time in a still frame or better explained, in a photograph, has been a common practice among professional and amateur photographers for over a century now. Nowadays, practically every single person carries a camera on their mobile phone, so, initially there is nothing new about “freezing time” anymore. Well, not until recently, more precisely since 1999 when Hollywood decided to take dozes of photographs at the same time with dozens of different cameras at slightly different sequential angles and splice them together in a clip sequence. In this case showing Keanu Reeves fight scenes on the first installment of The Matrix Trilogy. The result of this technique is simply mind boggling. Depending on how the cameras were set up the result can show a “single” still image in 180 degrees by sequencing the images captured at different angles in the same instant. Adding post-production tricks and mixing other media, such as film and audio you have a full salad bar of an experience. Bring this to the web, to your iPad or smart-phone and we are talking about a mix of interactive media. The possibilities are endless and every day grow more exciting. Of course to produce such content requires more than the camera that you have on your mobile phone. Nonetheless since 1999 more and more filmmakers are taking advantage of this Time-Slice effect and now we are starting to see it in TV commercials and interactive online ads. With the amount of media devices growing exponentially every month, I believe it’s likely that we’ll see more and more companies and artists exploring the venues of Time-Slice Effect. Check out below the making of, of Rip Curl’s Mirage Board Short ad using the Time-Slice Effect, produced by Time Slice Films.

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Taking Stop Motion to a New Level

June 30th, 2010 07:11AM

Olympus takes Stop Motion to new heights, literally. In order to advertise the new Olympus PEN camera, Peter Goltenboth (Director) and Taijin Taktuchi (Stop Motion Director), together with a crew of 50 people, shot 3000 frames to compose the Stop Motion Ad. By using 355 billboards to build the main plot, plus 70 oversized posters for the final scene, they created a large scale timeless yet emotional story in the streets of Bucharest. The storytelling and oversized stop motion technique transcends the standard Ad creativity, taking the viewer into a “this is cool” mode, and linking all together by reveling that the entire Ad was shot with their very own Olympus PEN. Again, cleverness, creativity and content show how much can be achieved with a simple great idea.

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The Story BEYOND THE STILL – 4th Chapter Submission

May 3rd, 2010 11:34AM

The short film above, “Without Her“, is our submission to the 4th chapter of The Story BEYOND THE STILL film contest by Canon and Vimeo. I had the opportunity to participate as the Director of Photography and Film Editor. It was an incredible journey that lasted 5 weeks with countless hours of filming and editing. This film was a collaborative effort of Miami based still photographers. It was our first project involving filmmaking, the use of HDDSLR cameras and film editing software. The whole idea behind the project was for the group involved to learn this new technology as well as new ways of creating visuals. It’s hard to even begin to describe how steep the filmmaking learning curve is. Coming from the still photography world we have the lighting, composition and story telling concepts engraved in our brains, which of course help a lot, but when things start to move the challenge of creating good imagery and more important, a great story goes up exponentially. I became so involved in this project and worked so intensely researching techniques, learning new equipment, finessing film shots, trimming the film edit, and actually executing the project, that I feel like I have been involved in this for a full year. The most rewarding part comes now after the final product is done. I can’t wait to start shooting the next film. Thanks to the entire crew that worked on this project and specially to Beto Pacheco for putting this group together, and Splashlight Miami’s support.

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SKY SWIMMER – First Short Film by Claudio Beier is coming!

April 9th, 2010 08:09PM

Hey everybody! Soon you will be able to watch my first short film titled the “Sky Swimmer”. All shot with the Canon 5D Mark II HDSLR at 24p. Underwater footage included! The idea came after a test shoot, which one of the frames you can see below. Stay put. I’ll be releasing it in the next few days. Hope you enjoy it.

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