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Archive for July, 2012

The Wanderer Returns > Stefan Raabe

An interesting mixture of poetry and fashion in this short film created by Stefan Raabe for Aurelia Boutique

Crew Credits:

Executive Producer – Karen Madhavan
Director / Editor / Colour – Stefan Raabe (stefanraabe.com)
DOP – William Horne (williamhornes.blogspot.com.au)
Camera Assistant – Luke Jones
Stylist / Location Scout – Melanie Sakkeus
Sound Design – Nick Venn (bangbangstudios.com.au)
Talent – Jaimee Gooley
Voice – Marcella Russo

Music credits:

Track 1 – “Sluice” by Sawako (troncolon.com)

Track 2 – Accoustic track by Uncle Signmund (freesound.org/people/UncleSigmund/sounds/30266/)

Equipment and specs:

Camera – Sony F3, and FS100
Lenses – Sony kit lenses 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
+ Canon 100mm Macro 2.8 L & 24mm L. Most shots were captured using a Cambo Jib.

Star time lapse – shot over 7hours on Canon 7D, 11-16mm Tokina lens, TC-80N3 remote, battery grip with 2 x LPE6 batteries. Capture Settings: BULB, aperture 2.8, 300ISO, 30 second exposures at 5 second intervals – processed in QuicktimePro 7.

Editing – FCP studio 7 and colour grading finished with Color. Cinema tools used for conforming footage for slow motion effect. Sound design created in Pro Tools.



I Spy > Martha McCollough

A love poem in the voice of a surveillance satellite.
Built in Aftereffects/sound design in Logic.

Rumi Recitation > Perigee Moon Jams

On 6th May 2012, the moon was closer to the earth than it had been for an entire year. Some friends gathered to jam and freestyle to honour the silver luna hare in the perigee moon.

Featuring: Javier Murugarren, Olivia Negro, Doubting Thomas, Darkwing Dubs & Joss Farebrother.

My Confessions (pt 1-4) > Joel McKerrow

“My Confessions” by Joel McKerrow is an epic poem series that explores the taboos of being white male Christian dominance and the guilt that comes with being the most privileged ‘minority’ in a globalised world.

It is a heartfelt, honest and exposing piece of work that deserves to be seen in it’s entirety so SLAM TV presents all four poems and the epilogue here:

My Confessions pt 1 – The White Part of Me

My Confessions pt 2- The Rich Part of Me

My Confessions pt 3 – The Christian Part of Me

My Confessions pt 4 – The masculine part + The Epilogue

For more work by this poet go to:  www.joelmckerrow.com

ESCAPE (Tryptich) > Donna Vorreyer & Swoon

A videopoem tryptich by Swoon for the poems ‘Disturbance in the Maze’, ‘Wailing Wall Crumbs’ and ‘Ghostless Blues (The story of Vladimir K.)’ by Donna Vorreyer.

The three poems were written by Donna on a visual and aural prompt by Swoon (he also provided the titles as a hint or obstacle. By letting the three films guide her in the writing of the poems she gave the experimental films a story throughout her poems. And that was the experiment in the first place. I only added a few images or made additional cuts according to the reading or the poem.

Words & Voice: Donna Vorreyer
Concept, camera, editing & music: Swoon

Metamorphosis > Hunter S. Thompson

It is not very often that we have the opportunity to create a graphic equivalent of a drug fueled rant bringing all of our collective skills to bear. And it is almost unfathomable that we could actually do something like this and benefit a good cause.

The Buck team dug deep, channeling our inner gonzo, to direct and produce this homage promoting Good Books, the online bookseller that passes all its profits through to Oxfam. A big thanks to String Theory in NZ for bringing us this script, Antfood for their amazing audio stylings, to Thor for giving his voice and to all the artists who made this something we are proud of.

Visit: usegoodbooks.com

What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. [Though we humbly suggest Hunter S Thompson might have liked it.] We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.


Concept by String Theory
Directed by Buck
Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Producers: Nick Terzich, Alyssa Evans, Emily Rickard
Coordinator: Ben Tucker
Associate Creative Director: Joshua Harvey
CG Supervisor: Doug Wilkinson
Animation Director: Steve Day
Art Director: Joe Mullen
Designers: Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jenny Ko, Jon Gorman
2D Animators: Joe Mullen, Harry Teitelman, John MacFarlane, Jamal Otolorin, Joshua Harvey, William Trebutien, Matt Everton, Taik Lee, Tristan Balos, Regis Camargo, Kendra Ryan, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jahmad Rollins, Matthew Wade
3D Artists: Jens Lindgren, Timm Wagener, Kai Wang, Joao Rema, Albert Omoss, Joshua Harvey, Christine Li, Kelsey Charlton, Ana Luisa Santos
Compositors: Nick Forshee, Alex Perry, Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Moses Journey, Matt Lavoy, Jenny Ko, Helen Hsu, Elizabeth Steinberg, Adam Smith

Music and Sound Design: Antfood
Voiceover Artist: Thor Erickson

Software: Flash, After Effects, Maya

Client: Good Books
Agency: String Theory

We R Not Afraid > Thomas Keilly




Chuggers > Doubting Thomas


Inspired by the writings and thought of Oscar Wilde and Slavoj Zizek; and the relentless antics of charity muggers across the world. Warning: contains satire.

Doubting Thomas urges you to do one of the things humans do best – create shit.

Art Of Drowning > Billy Collins

Poem by Billy Collins.

Directed by Diego Maclean.

Dreams For My Generation > Faduma Warsame

Dreams For My Generation performed by Faduma Warsame

Created by Poet Nation


Heliotropes > Brian Christian

Heliotropes / 2010 / 3 min / HD / Stereo

HELIOTROPES documents the parallel goals of man and nature, through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light.

Based on the poem by Brian Christian.

“Heliotropes” premiered at SXSW in March 2011.


How To Be Alone > Tanya Davis

A video by fiilmaker, Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis.

Davis wrote the beautiful poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited. The video was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was produced by Bravo!FACT http://www.bravofact.com/

For more information on Tanya, go to http://www.tanyadavis.ca

For more information on Andrea Dorfman http://www.andreadorfman.com