Dead of Night | Episode 2 | Confrontation

Episode #2 of RavensFilm Productions' web series "Dead Of Night."

FBI Criminal Profiler Cyrus Vendelin's psychological state deteriorates further as he delves deeper into the sociopathic and psychopaths criminal psyche, and Agent Mannix comes into further conflict with him while fearing for his well being.

Starring
Stevan Vujic as "Cyrus Vendelin"
Charlie S. Jensen as "Christopher Mannix"

All dialogue was improvised by the actors.

Shot, Edited, Produced, & Directed by
Nicholas J. Michalak

Featuring the music of Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com) and Apocalypse Cow (www.callthecow.com).

www.ravensfilm.com/deadofnight
www.facebook.com/deadonightmovie

This series is compiled from additional footage and scenes, both scripted and improvisational, shot during the production of the 30 minute short film, DEAD OF NIGHT. The full web series will be available, in both black & white and color versions, on the upcoming 2012 Special Edition DVD.

©2010 RavensFilm Productions
 

Test

 

Ryan Anthony's Reel

Ryan Anthony (@RocDigitalPics) born and raised in Bloomfield Connecticut currently residing in Brooklyn, NY Ryan enjoys the Art of putting pictures into motion. Here is a brief summary of the recent projects Ryan has shot, edited and directed!

Enjoy!
 

Dead of Night | Episode 1 | Descent

Episode #1 of RavensFilm Productions' web series DEAD OF NIGHT.

FBI Special Agent Cyrus Vendelin is a criminal profiler who delves into the psyches of violent criminals to determine their motives, and to predict their actions in the pursuit of justice. Special Agent Christopher Mannix is his superior and friend, but the two clash over Vendelin's strained mental state while working a case together.

Starring
Stevan Vujic as "Cyrus Vendelin"
Charlie S. Jensen as "Christopher Mannix"

All dialogue was improvised by the actors.

Shot, Edited, Produced, & Directed by
Nicholas J. Michalak

Featuring the music of Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com) and Apocalypse Cow (www.callthecow.com).

www.ravensfilm.com/deadofnight
www.facebook.com/deadonightmovie

This series is compiled from additional footage and scenes, both scripted and improvisational, shot during the production of the 30 minute short film, DEAD OF NIGHT. The full web series will be available, in both black & white and color versions, on the upcoming 2012 Special Edition DVD.

©2010 RavensFilm Productions
 

Ende Februar / Anfang März 2

The material for this short film I recorded out of the train between Berlin and Rostock in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg. It was in the beginning of 2009.

Musik: J.S.Bach, Matthäus-Passion, „Können Tränen meiner Wangen“, Annette Markert, Mezzosopran, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, 1997
 

A Monochromatic Friday

"A Monochromatic Friday"

Shot and Edited by Warren Wagner

Shot 06.09.2012

I had originally planned to film more shots of people and had a spoken word piece I was going to pair it with. By the time I got downtown it was pretty late and there weren't many people out so I decided to shoot this instead and found this great track by Quantum Jazz.

Wanted to test the new Magic Lantern firmware and see how it could help my shooting.

Camera: Canon T2i (with Magic Lantern firmware)

Lenses:
Canon 50mm f 1.4
Canon kit lens 18-55 f 3.5 - 5.6
Sigman 28-300mm f 3.5 - 6.3
Pentax 20mm f 4
Pentax 28mm f 2.8
Pentax 35mm f 2.8

Music:
"Intro" by Quantum Jazz
(http://www.quantumjazz.net/)
 

Señor Sasan Solgi Showreel (2012)

making something out of nothing.
 

Dead of Night

This is the complete short film of RavensFilm Productions' "Dead of Night." This black & white film psychological noir thriller delves into the dark psyche of an FBI Profiler (Stevan Vujic) intent on tracking down the most psychologically twisted and disturbed criminals at large. A man losing sight of his own identity while hunting a serial killer (J. Preston Taub) obsessed with every facet of it. Where one ends and the other begins is a dark, dangerous, shadowy place that none dare perceive.

Presented here is the original version of the film. "Dead of Night" is now available as a new Special Edition DVD featuring black & white and color versions of the film itself, the companion web series, and trailers with enhanced audio and picture quality. Bonus features also include new filmmaker audio commentaries and a Filmmaker Introduction briefly detailing the meticulous reconstruction process needed to be done after a hard drive malfunction claimed all the original edited content for the film.

Official DEAD OF NIGHT Website
www.ravensfilm.com/deadofnight

DEAD OF NIGHT on Facebook
www.facebook.com/deadofnightmovie

Amazon Special Edition DVD
www.amazon.com/Night-Special-Edition-Stevan-Vujic/dp/B00874Y5PW

Internet Movie Database Page
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464010/

DEAD OF NIGHT
Starring Stevan Vujic, J. Preston Taub, Laura Wettingfeld, Charlie S. Jensen, Matthew Mages, Joanna Krupa.
Assistant Directors: Mark Maj, Terence Sims
Production Assistants: Jackie Shenoo, Kris Maj, Justin Coultier, Jason Thompkins
Featuring the music of Apocalypse Cow (www.callthecow.com) and Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com).
Written, Produced, Edited, Shot, & Directed by Nicholas J. Michalak

©2009 RavensFilm Productions
www.ravensfilm.com
 

Cradle

Producer - Sydney Film School

CREW:

Writers – Vitor QUEIROZ/Marta MAIA
Director – Vitor QUEIROZ
Producer –Gary SOFARELLI
Production Manager – David QUINN
Executive Producer – Leslie OLIVER
Cinematographer – Denis SCHOLSEM
Editor – Jessica CHENG
1st Assistant Director – Julia KAVERZINE
Camera Operator – Thanh TRUNG VU
Focus Puller – Bruce YAO
Clapper/Loader – Jacob NILSSON
Gaffer – Nicole DELPRADO
Valeriy CHICHILANOV
Alex EVERED
Production Design – Marta MAIA
Unit Manager – Julian KNYSH
Continuity – Kihon LEE
Sound Recordist/Designer – Jarrod EMANUEL
Stills Photographer – Filippo GRANDO
Colorist – Chino SAAVEDRA
Titles – Carlos "Kiko" COSTA
Sound Mix – John HRESC
Camera Supplier – Shane KAVANAGH


MUSIC:

“cry and then burn”
Written by Raymond Lalotoa
Performed by Fait Acompli


CAST:

Zach – Kieren SPRINGTHORPE
Marian – Maria MORO
Baby – Maya SOFARELLI
 

SilhouetteS

A director asks a journalist to investigate his working method. This results in an experimental film that gets going very naturally, but in which the makers remain invisible.
Interview with Jonathan Rio : http://www.labkultur.tv/en/blog/film-there-no-truth
Review : http://www.labkultur.tv/en/blog/falling-out-frame
F 2009. R,B,K,S: Jonathan Rio. M: Jean-Jacques Martial. P: ReVo Asso. D: Alexis Jacquet, Marion Laboulais, Philippe Rion, Jean-Paul Bisson, Bernard Butel. 2' 11''
 
Pro-Int Drifting - Action Meet 2011 @ Mantorp Park Sweden
 

end it

 

Hands

A video I made for a college application. I also wrote the poem that goes along with the video. Cheers.
 

The Masked Man

A new short film piece by Flyotw showcasing Additional Dialogue Replacement or ADR for short. A skill that is used in feature films, radio and TV adverts, audiobooks etc where the audio is re-recorded in a vocal booth and then reconstructed to the scene in post production.

The Masked Man twist the perspective on how the typical social networking browsing system is perceived by the user. To the masked Man it is an opportunity to exploit but what is it to you?

Art Direction & Cinematographer
James McKenzie-Blyth
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Audio Post Production
George Hopcraft
James Keatley
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Sound Design
George Hopcraft
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Written By
James McKenzie-Blyth
 

I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer

Thanks to you all !

WE HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED BY THE REACTION FROM PEOPLE VIEWING OUR TRAILER AND YOUR HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS, and we hope to be able to film more projects in the months & years to come.
You can download and access more informations about the film including video tutorials on my blog at www.sebmontaz.com

We hope to be able to film more projects in the months & years to come.

I have been filming the Skyliners on an incredible exploration into the world of free flight.
Tancrède, Julien, Seb and Antoine are pioneers in ‘highlining’ - a vertiginous combination of climbing, slackline and tightrope walking.

We travelled from our home in Chamonix to our training ground in the Verdon gorge, testing the limits for our ultimate goal...
We rigged highlines on the skyscrapers of Paris, and finally came to the spectacular cliffs and fjords of Norway.

Months of training led the Skyliners team to attempt their dream of complete freedom... the freedom of flight !

The film maker: www.facebook.com/?pages/?Seb-Montaz-Video-blog/?149892381710213

More about the Skyliners team: facebook.com/?pages/?Skyliners/?270006826367436

Director/Editor: Sébastien Montaz-Rosset
Sound design: by talented Michael Denny www.michaeldennymusic.com/?

Song used: The Rural Alberta Advantage. Frank, AB
Download the album/track here: www.amazon.com/?Frank-AB/?dp/?B002A60FN4

BEST VIEWED IN HD AND FULLSCREEN (with scaling off)
 

Rock Steady's 35th (Video)

 

Suicide Panda

Long-awaited first motion collaboration by the Yaniv bros.
Illustration by Omri
Animation by Matan
Music by Assaf Shani

Tools used: Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5, AFX CS5

Thanks for watching!
 

Wren (pitch teaser)

A portrait of religious extremism following a devout young woman on the day she has decided to act on her beliefs in a violent way. Based on Shelley Shannon, who brought a gun to an abortion clinic.
 

Landscapes: Volume Two

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/dustin_farrell
http://twitter.com/crewwest
website: www.crewwestinc.com/

Planet 5D Blog: http://blog.planet5d.com/2011/10/dustin-farrells-landscapes-volume-two-another-canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-timelapse-masterpiece/

PLEASE WATCH IN HD FULL SCREEN w/SOUND. It is a much better viewing experience. Hopefully you have a 1080P monitor and good connection. If not, bug a friend or colleague that does. It is worth it.

Landscapes: Volume 2 is the second of a three part series (probably). Every frame of this video is a raw still from a Canon 5D2 DSLR and processed with Adobe software. In Volume 2 I again show off my beautiful home state of Arizona and I also made several trips to Utah. This video has some iconic landmarks that we have seen before. I felt that showing them again with motion controlled HDR and/or night timelapse would be a new way to see old landmarks.

Sales Pitch: I would now have to say that my timelapse skill set is very complete. The amount of knowledge I have gained through research, testing, and shooting experience is astounding. From moon phases to high dynamic range to motion control rigs to noise reduction, you would have a tough time finding someone with more overall knowledge of timelapse. If you need help with your next timelapse project you can reach me at 888-444-2739 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakcdada707867b5d7dbcd56f25288b34d9').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addycdada707867b5d7dbcd56f25288b34d9 = 'DustinF' + '@'; addycdada707867b5d7dbcd56f25288b34d9 = addycdada707867b5d7dbcd56f25288b34d9 + 'crewwestinc' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textcdada707867b5d7dbcd56f25288b34d9 = 'DustinF' + '@' + 'crewwestinc' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakcdada707867b5d7dbcd56f25288b34d9').innerHTML += ''+addy_textcdada707867b5d7dbcd56f25288b34d9+'';

Most of the motion control for this video was done with the Stage Zero Dolly by Dynamic Perception. Once I got comfortable using the DP dolly I fell in love. I can set up shots now in much shorter times. More importantly for me, it is much smaller and much more portable than my homemade motion control. Without it, shots like the Delicate Arch shot in Utah would be nearly impossible due to the length of the hike. Buy the Stage Zero Dolly if you are looking for quality, inexpensive, easy-to-use motion control. http://dynamicperception.com/

In addition to the Stage Zero, I also used a three axis motion controlled CamTram. The CamTram is the most versatile dolly I have ever used. Its applications are only limited by your creativity. The CamTram has virtually no weight limit. I was able to achieve shots that dolly-in with the camera just over the ground because of the CamTram's ability to hold heavy counter weights.
CamTram Motorized Options Video: http://www.vimeo.com/30385088

The amazing graphic work at the beginning and end was done by Chris Pettit of Digital Skye Media Development. Check out Chris' other work here: vimeo.com/user8750744

Music is "Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)" by John Murphy. #15 here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863

Thank you to the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff for allowing me to shoot there. They were very friendly and helpful. http://www.lowell.edu/

Saving the best for last . . . thanks to my wonderful wife Laura. Not only does she put up with and support this crazy passion of mine, she helped out on many of these shots. I think I'll keep her :-)

ENJOY
 

HALLOWEEN OBSESSION

 

The Science of Hookah

The science behind setting up a hookah.

I just got a new slider, and wanted to test it out. Really, I just wanted an excuse to film my friends and I setting up a Hookah.

Filmed with the Canon EOS 7D, Canon 50mm f/1.4 and Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lenses on Kessler Crane's Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly (Black Traveler Edition).

What is your favorite tobacco brand? Favorite flavor? Leave a comment below to let us know!

Can you blow O's or do any cool tricks with Hookah smoke? Post a response and we'll check it out!

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Music - Kevin MacLeod "Double Drift"