While fillmakers Robin Pogorzelski and Simon Bourrat were in Nepal working on the documentary Everest Green, they shot this short film, which is packed with beautifully lit and composed vignettes, each of which could be a still photograph hanging on a gallery wall.
Director Claudiu Voicu took what could have been a typical snowboarding video into a visual masterpiece. He says his primary goal was to include the most challenging scene transitions he could think of, and we think he succeeded. The monsters just makes it that much better.
James Siewert’s intense and dizzying music video for Operator Music Band’s electro-industrial track was captured using a custom camera rig designed to endlessly rotate around its subject – in this case, choreographer Jordan Morley, as he writhed around on the carpet.
The unique YouTube channel Film Color Palettes compiles scenes from visually compelling movies, and then proceeds to break down the images into collections of color swatches. It’s a neat resource for designers and artists, though it could use more videos. (Thanks Lane!)
During SIGGRAPH 2016, a team of game developers and CG artists used Unreal Engine 4 to demonstrate a technique for shooting a live actor and turning their performance into a cinematic sequence in just minutes, rather than the weeks or months it might normally take.
Cinematographer Roger Deakins is responsible for some of the most striking imagery in the films of the Coen Brothers, as well as Kundun, Jarhead and Skyfall. Plot Point Productions pays tribute to this true master of composition, light and shadow in this short montage.