April, 2014

Breakfast At Videri Chocolate Factory:
The Fat Kid Benedict

We once took a trip to Raleigh NC, to visit Videri Chocolate Factory's new coffee bar. We realized that their factory is across the street from an Amtrak station. So is Fiction. We've dreamed of the day that we could just walk over, hop on the train and take it straight from the FCTN Mothership to Videri's chocolate heaven. Well my friends, not only did we do just that, but we also shared a breakfast like no other. This is Breakfast At Videri Chocolate. 

PinnyTown from New Balance Numeric

Why We Like It: One of the most impressive things at The NAB Show for us was watching the guy at the RED Digital Cinema booth printing directly off the RED Dragon. This is a really great example of how that could work in the field shooting video and photos with the same device at exactly the same time. 

From the Description: This video is beautifully shot on Red Digital Cinema cameras for New Balance Numeric with stills being pulled for a print article in Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. We grabbed a few from the magazines site, see below. 

Travel Log:
Las Vegas

When we got home from The NAB Show in Vegas, we had all of this footage from our phones and travel cameras, a few time-lapse shots and ton of pics. We threw it all in a dropbox folder and sent it to our honorary Fiction travel crew @JonoSeneff, and he sent back this really fun edit that has us non stop smiling. Thanks Jono! Till next time Vegas...

COSMOS | Main Title Sequence

If you're going to remake one of the most influential educational series ever made, you have to do it at the right time, and with a lot of respect. Cosmos is a remake of Carl Sagan's 13 hour series that attempted to bring general scientific concepts to the masses during a time in our history when war and religious fundamentalists were ruling the airwaves. The remake of Cosmos has done a really great job of paying homage to this great show, and continues present the masses with visually stimulating illustrations of our current knowledge of science in a way that is digestible but also scientifically accurate. Check out the intro motion graphics of the show here and make sure you watch the rest of the series on the National Geographic Channel.

The Verge:
The Future Is Now

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We had the amazing opportunity to be a part of Intel's "The Future is Now" series featured on The Verge. They featured our drone work and showed how we utilize these awesome tools. "The Future is Now is a 10-part video series that explores people and companies using Intel-powered technology to reinvent the future."

Special thanks goes out to Jordy KleinXCam Aerials, LLC for providing their rad custom RED helis. As well as a huge thanks to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Ronix Wake for letting us shoot at their amazing locations. 

Hope you guys dig!

Blank On Blank | PBS Digital Studios

Why We Like It: Fresh takes on vintage interview tapes from cultural icons. These animations give new life and keep you engaged to what may otherwise be just looked over or forgotten interviews. From Blank On Blank's description: "The future of journalism is remixing the past."

NAB Show 2014:
Live Blog April 7 & 8

NAB Header logo

We're live at the NAB Show. Follow along as we wander the many rad happenings in the world of video production and technology. If you want us to check out something or more importantly, if you want us to go to In & Out while we're out here tweet us @fctn_life

Slow Life

Why We Like It: Easy, its beautiful. We're all used to seeing landscape time-lapses and appreciate the detail and time it takes to create them but this macro underwater perspective is truly otherworldly.

From Daniel Stoupin's description: "To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged."