A bird ballet – Short Film

We were shooting for a commercial with my D.O.P, waiting for an helicopter flying into the sunset, when thousands and thousands of birds came and made this incredible dance in the sky. It was amazing, we just forgot our job and started this little piece of poetry... Enjoy ! Thanks to the birds... And thanks to Ariane Cornic (Masterfilms) and Philippe Pangrazzi who let us shoot during our working time. Please watch it in HD or download it in best quality (if you have a vimeo account) Made by: Neels CASTILLON DOP: Mathias Touzeris Music: Hand-made - Alt J / Buy on iTunes here: smarturl.it/AnAwesomeWave Location: Marseille, France


BRAVE - The Blind Skater

Meet Tommy Carroll. He has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since the age of two... Video production: EyEFORcE Director: Arthur Neumeier Director of Photography/Editor: Rakhal Heijtel Agency: The Odd shop Creative Directors: Niels de Wit, Robert van der Lans Production: Josefien Hofman Music: ''WHERE THE HEART IS'' Written by Marijn van der Meer and Jorrit Kleijnen Performed by Marijn van der Meer Produced by Alexander Reumers and Jorrit Kleijnen Featured Guitarist: Lourens van Haaften

Vorwerk "Stadt der Milben" (Mite City)

How cool can a german vacuum be? Well, here's a really good example. C r e d i t s : Client: Vorwerk & Co. KG, Wuppertal Head of Marketing Vorwerk Kobold: Felix Withöft Agency: Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg Creatives: Thomas Knüwer, Dennis Krumbe, Stefan Wübbe Producer: Bey-Bey Chen Account: Jan Kowalsky, Jessica Gustafsson Production Company: Sehsucht Berlin GmbH & Co. KG Director/Creative Director: Mate Steinforth Design: Mate Steinforth, Christian Zschunke, Ronny Schmidt, Jonas Littke 3D Lead: Hannes Weikert 3D Artists: - Christian Zschunke (R&D, Environment, VFX) - Ronny Schmidt (Modeling, Animation) - Philipp Brömme (Animatic, Look Development, VFX) - Helge Kiehl (Modeling, Animation, Shading, VFX) - Chris Hoffmann (Modeling, Animation, Shading) - Philipp Rudler (Animation) Compositing: Sebastian Nozon, Christina Agapitou Producer: Christian Jacks Music: Supreme Music, Hamburg Audio-Mix: Studio Funk, Hamburg


The ABC of Architects


How Blind People Use Instagram

Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, demonstrates how to use Instagram on the iPhone 4S. He uses the Accessibility setting on the phone which allows him to navigate the touch-screen and some applications. Follow Tommy on Instagram @blindfilmcritic



DC and Ken Block present Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco. Shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California, GYM5 features a focus on fast, raw and precise driving action. Filmed over four days, director Ben Conrad and his team are back to work on their second Gymkhana production and delivered the entire city of San Francisco as Ken Block's personal gymkhana playground. DC Shoes also provided fellow DC athlete and longtime Ken Block friend, Travis Pastrana, to make a cameo appearance on his dirtbike, and S.F. resident Jake Phelps of Thrasher Magazine fame also makes a cameo as Block hoons S.F. in his most incredible Gymkhana yet.


Adopt or next cats on Catroulette

Simple. Cute. Possibly very effective. Catroulette is a website that offers the opportunity to adopt homeless cats. Freely inspired to the chat roulette concept, the website showcases random short videos of cats available for adoption in Belgium. Check it out here


Social Media Statistics 2013

Social Media Statistics 2013 from Video. Over 1 billion users on Facebook. If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 3rd largest and 2x the size of the U.S. population. Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30-years-old. Each day 20% of Google searches have never been searched before. In 10 years over 40% of the Fortune 500 will no longer be here. Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web. 1 in 5 couples meet online; 3 in 5 gay couples meet online. 1 in 5 divorces are blamed on Facebook. What happens in Vegas stays on YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook… Ford Explorer launch on Facebook more effective than a Super Bowl Ad. 69 percent of parents said they are currently “friends” with their children on a social media site. 92% of children in the US have a digital footprint/shadow. Every second 2 new members join LinkedIn. More members join LinkedIn per day than the entire enrollment of all the IVY League Schools. Social Gamers to buy 6 billion in virtual goods by 2013; movie goers only buy 2.5 million in concessions. Every minute 72 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. If Wikipedia were made into a book it would be 2.25 million pages long. 97% of Pinterest Facebook Fans are Women. 53% of people on Twitter recommend products in their Tweets. 90% of people trust online recommendations from people they know. Only 14% trust traditional TV advertisements. New Yorkers received tweets about an east coast earthquake 30 seconds before they felt it. 93% of marketers use social media for business. Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Canada, Argentina, United Kingdom, Egypt “We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it.” – Erik Qualman. “We will non longer search for products and services, they will find us via social media.” – Erik Qualman. “Social Media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate.” – Erik Qualman. “The ROI of social media is that your business will still exist in 5 years.” - Erik Qualman.

Compressorhead: An Entirely Robotic Metal Band

This is a video of the robotic band Compressorhead practicing in the garage of some human they likely killed. Unfortunately (or is it?), as somebody pointed out in the video's comments, you can really only hear the drums. You know why? Because robotic sound guys SUCK. Consider that a heads up for any of you bands out there trying to save a couple bucks by hiring a robot -- you want a HUMAN sound guy. The longer the ponytail the better.