Filmmaking Roundup #008

In a world with insane amounts of content, I’ve decided to hand pick some standout videos to gawp at. This is a regular feature and will showcase a mixture of cool films, tutorials, techniques, and new products.

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Filmmaking Technology

How Stranger Things got its Retro Title Sequence

Cool insight into the design process for the Stranger Things identity and the process for animating this now familiar nostalgic opening sequence. 03:06

Made in Paris - iPhone X Cinematic Short Film

This lovely film shows how, in the right hands, our phones can be good tools to produce quality looking films. Incredible how far technology has evolved in the last decade. 03:23

Cool FIlms

Star Crash: The Explosion that Transformed Astronomy

If you’re into space science, check this out. The mini doc is a palatable overview of; LIGO, gravitational waves, and neutron stars. Chock full of great visualisations, info, and astro shots. Very well produced and narrated. 15:20

NEBULAE - A Cosmic Meditation

Beautiful, abstract, alluring. 10:42

In Saturn’s Rings 5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation

This is stunning. Created from over 30,000 real photographs taken by the Cassini spacecraft. 03:19

Death Star Construction Timelapse

A very nice collaboration project from brothers Isaac and Benjamin Botkin which imagines the Death Star construction. 02:00

Space X Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Really great timelapse captures by Jesse Watson of the Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base as seen from Yuma, Arizona. 00:41

NYC Layer-Lapse

An intriguing and inventive piece by Julian Tryba. Using hundreds of layers, some clever automation coding, and sound syncing to produce a really unique looking result. 02:41

Low Earth Orbit

An interesting drone film built from speed-ramped, large area orbit shots. 03:09

The Future Laboratory - Brand Films

I find this short film really satisfying to watch, I think partly due to the great sound design. 02:00

Most Anticipated Feature Films & TV

Altered Carbon

The new Netflix series, coming February 2018, looks a bit good. “Based on the award-winning novel, Altered Carbon takes place in a future where the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack” and placed into new bodies, called sleeves.” 01:02

READY PLAYER ONE - Official Trailer

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. 02:25


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