Why We Like It: Its not a ground breaking effect, but the choice to use a stop motion type effect is a nice addition to an epic, over the top film like this. The fight sequence specifically is what caught our eye. Check it out in the sequence above, and read more to see the behind the scenes of building and shooting the ark on set.
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.
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.
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."
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."
We shared this Ted Talk a while back on our Facebook page, but decided it needed to live here on our blog in a new series we're calling, "We Like It". These posts will be marked with a little FCTN RED marker in the title and feature things we like, and why we like it. We're really proud of these guys and super fortunate to have worked with them. A note from the Ted site: "This talk was presented at an official TED Conference. TED's editors featured it among our daily selections on the home page."