A brand new video essay from delve!
100 summers ago the countries of Europe collapsed quickly into war: it was sudden but also strangely inevitable. Countless books have been written since about the causes of The Great War, but in this video essay we offer an alternative history. By tracing the story backwards in time we stumble upon a very unexpected cause and discover that sometimes the most harmless of things can have terrible consequences.
Story Design & Direction: Adam Westbrook adamwestbrook.co.uk
Additional Photography: Brett Walsh brettwalshphotography.com
Animation: Adam Westbrook
Archive footage from the US National Archives released in the public domain
Stock footage via Videohive and Pond5
All photographs in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Satie’s Gymnopedie No. 2 performed by Kevin McLeod incompetech.com
Additional music and sound effects via AudioJungle
Story assistance from Caroline Vanier, Cody Delistraty and Chris Schaefer.
Comic Book Heaven is a short documentary that tells the story of Joe Leisner, owner of the comic book store Comic Book Heaven located in Sunnyside, Queens NY.
Director: E.J. McLeavey-Fisher
Editor: Ethan Simmons
Producers: Tom Maiorino, E.J. McLeavey-Fisher, Ethan Simmons
Cinematographer: E.J. McLeavey-Fisher
Additional Camera: Nathan Lynch
Post Producer: Tom Maiorino
Sound Engineer: Dave Huston
Colorist: Colin Travers
Comic Book Expert: Danielle Lewis
For film inquiries (including access to Joe, who is now interested in becoming an actor!) email E.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org
On a rare occasion, you see a video that makes you stop – stop what you’re doing, stop what you’re thinking, even stop how you’re breathing – a video that masters your emotions and alters your vitals. At that moment, when your heart jumps into your throat, and your nerve endings fire, you realize you’re seeing something memorable.
With that we invite you to see a piece we filmed with Arbor team rider, James Kelly, to support the launch of his new pro model. The final product stopped us in our tracks. It reminded us once again why in downhill skating James is called the American Dream. A title he’s been burning down for years with a humble approach and an unmatched intensity at speed.
About James: Born in Petaluma, CA – James grew up riding with some of downhill’s most influential skaters. For years, he’s been showing that there’s no road that can’t be conquered. He has perfected his abilities to skate anything at speed, while building the discipline required to keep calm when the consequences are high. James is no stranger to the racecourse and podium, yet he’s most at home on the hills surrounding his family cabin in the Western Sierras, where this video was filmed.
About the New Model: The new James Kelly Pro Model is the result of years of skating at speed. More hours than can be counted went into the design, refinement, and road testing. The shape reflects the rider, the lines he rides, and serious nature of what he does. The shape has a long wide platform, multiple wheelbase options, and the right amount of rocker. It provides versatility and confidence when approaching speed. Dimensions: length 38.50” – width: 9.75” – wheelbase: 27.00”-30.00”. See the new shape here: arborcollective.com/skateboards/products/james-kelly-pro-model/
About Arbor: The Arbor Collective was founded in 1995 and remains a family rooted in the experience and fueled by collaboration with athletes and artists who share a vision for forward thinking design. For more information on the Arbor Collective visit: arborcollective.com
BARCELONA in Flow-Motion – A fast moving short film …
In few other cities is it possible to walk from spectacular location to spectacular location. I had a fantastic time adventuring around Barcelona’s winding streets making this film.
Special thanks to Ferran Macià Edo and his colleagues from Agència Catalana de Turisme (Catalan Tourism Board) for helping me get access to shoot at numerous stunning locations including:
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Gran Teater del Liceu
Museu D’Historia De Barcelona
Palau de la Música
Santa Maria del Pi
And an extra special thanks to Marta Garriga Bardalet for patiently modelling during an uncharacteristically cold and rainy day.
My time in numbers:
363 hours work
75 Hours Logistics and Travel
31 Hours Scouting and Location Finding
78 Hours Shooting
179 Hours Post Production
26014 Camera Raw Files
817gb of data
Nikon D800 DSLR
Nikon D7100 DSLR
Nikon D7100 DSLR
Nikon D3200 DSLR
Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye
NIkon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX
Nikon 16-35 f/4G AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor
Nikon 28mm AF f/2.8D
Nikon 50mm f/1.4G AF-S
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED AF-S VR II
Barcelona GO! was part of a project commissioned by the Catalan Tourism Board. Five video artists created five videos using different techniques. All of the videos can be seen on their YouTube channel:
A look at the infinite possibilities within the everyday. Following a day in the life of Vincent, “Subject X” and his many variations that exist throughout the universe. The story begins to fracture into different threads when he follows a would be lover down the street.
This piece was created for the “Everyday Adventure” series originally commissioned by Nokia Brand Labs.
This film was inspired by Brian Greene’s “The Hidden Reality” amazon.com/The-Hidden-Reality-Parallel-Universes/dp/0307278123
and Douglas Hofstadter’s “I am a Strange Loop” amazon.com/Am-Strange-Loop-Douglas-Hofstadter/dp/0465030793
Directed by Paul Trillo (paultrillo.com)
Co Produced By Keith Ferreira
Director of Photography Andrew Georgopoulos
Sound Design and Score by Noah Cunningham
Executive Producer Costas Syrmos (Nokia Brand Labs)
A time lapse of a Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla). After being exposed to water, the plant turns from a dried tumbleweed to a green fern over the course of several hours.
Check out my behind the scenes interview with The Smithsonian:
Music: Alexandre Desplat – Morning tears
The making of “Hero,” a drawing of my dad composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.
With Story & Heart, our filmmaking community, we’ve been leading a 4 week collaborative course called Tell Amazing Stories.
Each week we’ve been joined by a guest educator (Ryan Booth, Joe Simon, Gnarly Bay, Capture) as we delve deep into everything that goes into telling an amazing story.
Then we issue what we’ve called an Exploration — a theme or challenge — and everyone in the course, us included, heads out into this huge world of ours to find, capture, and tell a relevant story.
“Sugar Wheel Works” is the film we crafted as part of Week 3’s Exploration: “An Artistry”.
As storytellers, we all want to create something that takes the viewer somewhere special, that leaves the viewer with something moving.
That was how we felt after interviewing Jude, owner at Sugar Wheel Works in Portland: we never knew why anyone would want to hand-make a wheel, but much more than that, we’d never considered the incredible power in something as ubiquitous as a bike to connect and let us be more present, more aware, of our crucial places in our communities.
Thoughtful, Balance, Precision, Personalized, and Circular
Shot on a Canon 5D MK3 mostly with a monopod or handheld
Lit with a Daylight Air placed outside and a Kino Celeb for some fill inside (for a breakdown of our lighting, click here: bit.ly/1nblyr7)
Are you a passionate and story-driven filmmaker? We’d love for you to be a part of our community. Apply here: storyandheart.com/filmmaker