Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

A 1950’s Utopia: Elgin Park

Elgin Park is a lot of things: a 1950’s utopia, a fantastical world, and an optical illusion. Artist Michael Paul Smith’s imaginative town – composed entirely of miniatures – delighted audiences worldwide when his photo series went viral. For the first time, the documentary Elgin Park dives into the life of this charming, reclusive artist to reveal the dark inspiration behind his work.

Director: Danny Yourd • Cinematographer: John Pope • Editor: Mike LaHood.

Chinatown: The Chinese Translation of the Trademarks

Chinatown is a Chinese translation of the trademarks in a graphical way. It’s a carefully arranged series of artworks showcasing 20 well-known western brand logos with maintained visual and narrative continuity.

Conception: Mehmet Gözetlik • Producer: Handan Akbudak.

Neon Sign Maker: Asım Doğan • Director of Photography: Emre Başak.

Enjoy Your Intermission

The story of a little drive-in, with a lot of hearts.

Longtime projectionist, Roger Babcock, has been threading film through the Hi-Way Drive-in’s projectors for more than 40 years. However, with Hollywood studios no longer offering film prints of their releases, Roger is faced with an ultimatum: upgrade all four of the Hi-Way’s 35mm film projectors to expensive digital systems, or close the gates which have so warmly welcomed moviegoers since 1960… for good.

Directed by Tansy Michaud & Adam Carboni • Edit & Sound Design by Alex Trierweiler.

South Horizons by Rafa Zubiría

“They’re safeguarding an artificial paradise”

A personal portrait of Hong Kong by Rafa Zubiría, filmed during the spring of 2014.

AKA JIMMY C

A short visual documentary focusing on the creative process & technique of iconic artist Jimmy C.

Directed by: e&e • Director of Photography: Edmund Curtis.

Bettine Le Beau // A Lucky Girl

Based on an interview with holocaust survivor Bettine Le Beau.

Commissioned for the Holocaust Memorial Memory Makers Project.

Collaboration with collage artist Martin O’Neill.

Infographic: Apocalypse When?

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Sticky by Jilli Rose

Exiled from the tropical paradise where they evolved, a tiny population of remarkable stick insects dodged extinction by hiding under a single windswept bush on the world’s tallest sea stack for 80 years. Thanks to a dedicated team of scientists they’re now living safely in captivity, but when can they go home?

Animated & Directed: Jilli Rose • Narration: Nicholas Carlile • Sound Design: Billy Tankard.

The Stars // BBC Science & Nature

This is a short documentary project by “After the flood” for BBC Knowledge & Learning.

A Little Film About… Thomas Burden

Thomas Burden is an Illustrator and designer from Chichester. Often inspired by the objects and possessions that surround him, he has a penchant for referencing anything from alpine souvenirs and indigenous art, to all the toys he was never allowed as a child…

You can view Thomas Burden’s 3D illustration portfolio here:

handsomefrank.com/illustrators/thomas-burden

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