Sinopsis / Synopsis
Carmina y Ana son dos hermanas que se enfrentan a la ausencia de sus padres y viven sus días lidiando con una soledad acompañada.
Carmina and Ana are two sisters who face the bitterness of their parent’s absence, living each day in loneliness but accompanied.
Premios / Awards
Premio especial Estudio 5 de Mayo / 11o Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia / México 2014
Best Film Award 2014 / AluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival 2014 / Canadá 2014
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Silent Storms is my fourth consecutive aurora/astro film. In a way Silent Storms shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway.
The “storms” referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth, often followed by a CME. When a geomagnetic storms takes place, it can last for days, with several substorms causing auroras to appear. Although there has been reports of audible auroras, this has yet to be proven scientifically.
Shooting through these different seasons raises different challenges, and opportunities. Late august/early september you are still battling against the sun, with the skies appearing very bluish. When the sun finally is low enough beneath the horizon, and there is still no snow, you have pitch black darkness, and it is difficult to use and lit foregrounds properly, unless the moon is present. At this period, I find using silhouettes exciting. When winter has settled you have the most beautiful period, with snow coverd trees, icy reflective grounds, partially frozen rivers etc. In March/April when spring arrives, sun is coming back, causing bluish skies again, but you also get beautiful colors from the sun in the horizon to combine with auroras, if lucky.
Shooting milky ways/startrails this far in the northern hemisphere is challenging as well. First because of the obvious that we cannot see the strongest parts of the milky way up here, but also because there always seem to be som auroras “interfering” when you’re planning to shoot an astro shot, even if activity is reported to be low.
The film is made primarly of stills, two sequences are realtime video (03:17 and 03:38). The still sequences has been slowed down in post to a speed I feel is representative for a fast to to normal authentic moving aurora, although still to a speed/length which allows fitting the sequences within the timeframe of such a short video.
Some sequences was added panning to using motion control and rails from Dynamic Perception.
This video is in HD video 720p, but the film is available in full HD 1080p, and 4K/UHD, please contact for licensing inquiries.
Shot using Canon DSLRs + lenses. The realtime sequences was shot in RAW 14bit video using Magic Lantern Firmware on the 5D Mark III.
Music: AJ Hochhalter
Licensed from: The Music Bed
'Feel Flavour - A Sonic Poster'
Herb & Spice brand Schwartz is all about flavour. But how do you dramatise flavour when flavour is invisible and silent?
Simple: make it possible for people to see, hear and feel it. Print Tech collective, Novalia and ad agency Grey London have collaborated on an interactive poster that uses innovative ‘touch sensitive’ inks to turn the surface area of the paper into an interactive interface.
Illustrator Billie Jean was invited to create a visual articulation of what taste might look like. Each herb and spice depicted in the artwork was then assigned a musical chord matching its flavour characteristic. For example, cumin became E flat major, chilli was ascribed A flat major and fennel was characterised by a higher pitched F minor. The image was then back-printed with an innovative conductive ink, effectively giving the poster capacitive touch technology. When paired with a mobile device via Bluetooth, the poster becomes an interactive musical instrument.
The poster was created as part of a Schwartz promotion designed to target the retail trade.
Creative Agency: Grey London
Chief Creative Officer: Nils Leonard
Creative Director: Andy Lockley
Art Directors: Andy Lockley / Andy Garnett
Copywriter: Dan Cole
Creative Producers: Georgie Moran / Lucy Dunn
Original Music: MJ Cole / Soho Music.
Sound design: Holly Clancey
Production Company: Grey Works
Producer: Becky Knapp
DOP: Bruno Downey
Print Production / software developer: Novalia
2003 the swedish BASE and wingsuit team Team Bautasten was contacted by skydive stunt coordinator Allan Hewitt and Paramount Pictures to do a wingsuit stunt for the movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life. The stunt took place in downtown Hong Kong and consisted of 20 skydives from a helicopter over the city and 10 BASE jumps from the 412 m high IFC building. Per “Fläre” Eriksson doubled for actress Angelina Jolie and Martin Rosén for actor Gerard Butler. Michael Nordqvist filmed freefall scenes.