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“Duality”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written & Directed By Joe Sill (2020)

Written & Directed by: Joe Sill

Starring: Matteo Aluisi, Dante Spencer, Shahanna Jaffer, Naiya Singh Padilla, Mona Sishodia, Iyad Hajjaj, Zoya Yaseka, Meghan Alexander, Jon Komp Shim, Darren Kendrick
Client: HITACHI

Duality Cinematic Poem Short Film For Hitachi Directed by Joe Sill 2020

Original music was done by electronic music duo Gramatik & Luxas.

 

“We are wanderers
Exploring our world
As travelers without a map.

And our artificial intelligences
Have long gazed deep into our world.”

 

Two A.I.’s — one older generation and one newer — wander through a looking-glass of a limbo world, gazing at humanity’s past and present in search of humans who might carry the torch into humanity’s future — and give what knowledge they can, in hopes that we may one day solve the problems we’ll face in the future.

This is a branded short film for the Japanese technologies company, HITACHI, where the company was seeking to find a way to tell an emotional story about the many crises we face as a human race, and our relationship to artificial intelligence. It was a unique situation where a technologies company sought to craft an abstract, art-driven and hypothetical film as a vessel to spread an important message to anybody developing artificial intelligence: that we must do so quickly and with a moral compass, in hopes that one day AI will be advanced enough and driven by empathy to help human beings solve potential crises together… as AI, being one of our greatest creations, may be the essential factor in ensuring the survival of the human race.

Duality Cinematic Poem Short Film For Hitachi Directed by Joe Sill 2020

Production Company: SIOUXX
Executive Producers: Andreas Neumann, Khadija Donatelli
Creative Directors: Ken Hanada, Andreas Neumann
Producer: Michael Rodriguez Dueñas
Copywriter: Benjamin McAllister
Futurist: Julian Scaff
Production Supervisor: Jake Brown
Production Coordinator: Pure Brisbon
First Assistant Director: Adam Zimmer
Second Assistant Director: Luther Sartor

Director of Photography: Nico Aguilar
First Assistant Camera: Connor Lambert
Second Assistant Camera: Nick Vannatta
DIT: John Goodner

Duality Cinematic Poem Short Film For Hitachi Directed by Joe Sill 2020

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“CONTACT”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Written And Directed By Alessandro Novelli (2017)

“CONTACT” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Written And Directed By Alessandro Novelli.

Written, Animated and Directed by: Alessandro Novelli

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

For every yes,
There were a thousand no’s.
And, so while we were even asleep,
We sent our dreams to other planets,
And on to other stars.
We were looking for a god, all the
While incapable of finding our way.

 

Art and Creative Director: Alessandro Novelli
Original Music and Sound Design: Simon Smith
Animation: Alessandro Novelli 2D/3D, Laura Sofia Gonçalves 2D, Pamela Poltronieri 2D Hair fx, Christian Müller 2D, Victor Pérez 3D, Ambra Malanca 3D.
Painting & Tracing: Christian Müller, Alessandro Novelli, Inês Teixeira
Design: Alessandro Novelli, Christian Müller.

Produced by: Uniko
Coproduced by: AltContent
Executive Producer: Iván Miñambres
Associate Producer: Arturo Olea

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

3D Modeling: Joao Lucas, Ambra Malanca, Alessandro Novelli, Victor Pérez.
Camera Operator: Giulia Arantxa Novelli.
Lighting: Joao Lucas 3D, Alessandro Novelli 2D/3D.

Production: Diana Cano.
Music Recording and Mixing: BCNsound bcnsound.com/
Post-production, Editing and Compositing: Alessandro Novelli.

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

Post-production Assistants: Carlos Alonso, Elbire Rico.
Intern: Susana Vieira.
Script Consulting: Simon Smith.

Voices: Sara Montgomery Campbell.
Voice Recording Studio: Imagine Sounds & Visions / Juan Cook.

Mastering DCP: Iñigo Gómez

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

“Somewhere between reality and fantasy, a woman’s consciousness is awoken through her inner journey that reflects the world around her.”

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

“Contact” is the second chapter of an animated trilogy about Human consciousness. The first chapter “The Guardian” is available online at:

Website: http://www.contactshortfilm.com/

“i am home”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jerom Fischer (2018)

“i am home” is a Cinematic Poem Science Fiction Promotional Short Film In Bulgaria Directed By Jerom Fischer.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jerom Fischer

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

Music, Sound Design and VFX by: Boris Acket
Produced by: Boris Dimitrov and Stella Dimova
Production Company: Stratospheric Productions
A Film by: Ulterior Motive

Actress: Kala Dimitrova

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

‘I am home’ is a visual sci-fi poem about a simulation going through different stages of self-conceptualisation.

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

We were invited to Bulgaria to work together with EXE and Stratospheric on something extraordinary. As part of the launch for a new club in Sofia, EXE wanted to release a short film that touched upon the social aspects of their brand. The abstract story we created revolves around a female simulation that goes through various stages of self-conceptualisation and identification. From the very basic act of recognising her own body to the complex analysis of social identity. ‘I am home’ is ultimately a first glimpse at what is going to be a new home in Sofia, built by a very inspiring group of people.

I Am Home Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Jerom Fischer 2018

Website: http://ulteriormotive.nl/

“For The Light And Darkness”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film By Patryk Kizny (2017)

“For The Light And Darkness” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Patryk Kizny.

Created, Produced and Directed by: Patryk Kizny

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

Actors: Dorota Jastrzębska (Light), Aminatu Danesi (Darkness)
Assistant Director: Aga Gonczarek
Director of Photography: Krystian Stępień
Edited by: Aga Gonczarek
Online Editor, vfx & color grading: Patryk Kizny
3d modelling artist:Riley Schmidt
Makeup & stylist:Klaudia Pytlarz

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

“For The Light And Darkness is a visual story loosely inspired by the ancient Manichean idea of a primeval conflict between the spiritual world of light and material world of darkness.

“Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process that takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements. [Wikipedia]”

In director’s perspective, all events of the world are part of the eternal cycle of changes between powers of light and darkness. The primary visual layer depicts main characters – an ethereal dancer (Light) and a mighty shaman (Darkness) as they trade the powers. The secondary layer features powerful and rich symbolic imagery to illustrate the transitions of power.”

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

Website: http://patrykkizny.com/for-the-light-and-darkness

“Architecture”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Iain Chudleigh (2016)

“Architecture” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Iain Chudleigh.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Iain Chudleigh

Music by:  Steve Jablonsky  (“This Isn’t Real” from movie “The Last Witch Hunter”)

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“A minimalist architectural CG short showing how even the most simple of buildings and rooms can be works of art.”

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Website:  https://www.behance.net/gallery/42153923/Architecture

“The Waves”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Virginia Woolf Novel Directed By Marta Di Francesco (2016)

“The Waves” is an Cinematic Poem Experimental Short Film of a 1931 Novel by Virginia Woolf Directed by Marta Di Francesco.

Directed by:  Marta Di Francesco

Musical Score by: Cédric Elisabeth
Sound by:  Richard Nathan

Narrated by:  Adele Orcajada

The Waves Cinematic Poem Experimental Short Film On Virginia Woolf Novel Directed by Marta Di Francesco

“The piece is inspired by and quotes lines from Virginia Woolf’s “The Waves” (1931).

The film has been created using DepthKit, an open source toolkit together with an automated process to add generative textures to each individual frame.

I am interested in the implication of the digital process on identity and its fragmentation, exploring and questioning it through digital bleed and time displacement, and especially through the sculptural quality of time in Kinect 3D aesthetics.

The Waves by Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for this piece due to its theme of identity. It is a poetic novel that revolves around the theme of identity’s continuous flow, its ‘stream of consciousness’, its inner dialogues and multiple conversational syntax. It felt relevant to me in this moment in my life, in a time of uncertainty that leaves us all looking for our identity, weaving it in an effort to create solidity and balance, and escape the insecurity of the void. The process of sewing it together is a search for a feeling of stability, which it is inevitably temporary, like the shimmering crest of the waves in the sun.”

The Waves Cinematic Poem Experimental Short Film On Virginia Woolf Novel Directed by Marta Di Francesco in 2016

Excerpts from “The Waves” by Virginia Woolf (1931)

“I do not know myself sometimes, or how to measure and name and count the grains that make me what I am.

The waves broke and spread their waters swiftly over the shore. One after another they massed themselves and fell; the spray tossed itself back with the energy of their fall. The waves were steeped deep-blue save for a pattern of diamond-pointed light on their backs which rippled as the backs of great horses ripple with muscles as they move. The waves fell; withdrew and fell again, like the thud of a great beast stamping.”

Article on “The Waves” in The Creators Project:

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/virginia-woolf-kinect-short-film

The Waves Cinematic Poem Experimental Short Film On Virginia Woolf Novel Directed by Marta Di Francesco August 2016

Website:  http://martadifrancesco.com/

“Cycle”: A Cinematic Animated Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Kouhei Nakama (2016)

“Cycle” is a Cinematic Animated Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Kouhei Nakama.

Animated, Edited and Directed by:  Kouhei Nakama

Cycle Cinematic Animated Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Kouhei Nakama in 2016

Music by:  Kai Engel (“Shining Dawn”)

Cycle Cinematic Animated Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Kouhei Nakama

 

“Life is a cycle.
We are dying from birth, reborn till death.”

Cycle Cinematic Animated Visual Poem Short Film Animated and Directed by Kouhei Nakama 2016

Website:  http://kouheinakama.com/cycle/

“Deep Dance”: A Cinematic Animated Short Film Created And Directed By Marco Erbrich (2016)

“Deep Dance” is a Cinematic Animated Short Film of Deep Sea Survival Created and Directed by Marco Erbrich.

Created, Produced and Directed by:  Marco Erbrich

Music by:  Patrick Puszko

Deep Dance Cinematic Animated Short Film Directed by Marco Erbrich in 2016

Co-Produced by:  Cosima Degler

VFX- Producer: Julia Smola

Art Director:  Marco Erbrich

Sounddesign:  Markus Limberger

Concept Design:  Michaela Gote, Letty Felgendreher and Marco Erbrich

Pipeline & Rendering: Vincent Langer

TDs: Chris Hempel, Christoph Westphal, Thomas Hartmann and Vincent Langer

Stereo 3D: Andreas Feix

Modeling: Fabian Fricke

Rigging: Georg Schneider and Christoph Westphal

Animation: Ringo Klapschinsky

Look Development & Shading+Lighting: Marco Erbrich and Kiril Mirkov

Compositing: Marco Erbrich, Silke Finger and Philipp Mekus

Deep Dance Cinematic Animated Short Film Directed by Marco Erbrich 2016

“A world without light, a world dominated by darkness and threatening silence. The deep sea. Driven by their instincts, we pursue two contradictory characters and witness a struggle for life and death. We become victims of the illusion of light.

Deep Dance is an animated short set in the deep sea. It’s a story about survival created by Marco Erbrich. This film was part of the diploma at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.”

Deep Dance Cinematic Animated Short Film Created and Directed by Marco Erbrich 2016

Website:  http://flyvision.media/web-release-of-deep-dance/

“Burning Moments II”: A Cinematic Digitally Animated Short Film Of Burning Man Festival By Ari Fararooy (2016)

“Burning Moments II” is a Cinematic Digitally Animated Short Film of the Burning Man Festival in Nevada Directed by Ari Fararooy.

Filmed, Edited, Digitally Animated and Directed by:  Ari Fararooy

Music Composed by: Frédéric Chopin (“Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2”)

Piano Played by:  Ari Fararooy

Burning Man II Cinematic Digitally Animated Short Film At Burning Man Festival in Nevada Directed by Ari Fararooy in 2016

“This past year was my second Burning Man in a row….I decided to use all of my 2015 photos, as well as some of my 2014 photos, and bring them to life through the experimental technique of digital animation. My photographs illustrate my surreal experiences at the festival, often using my imagination to alter reality.”

Burning Man II Cinematic Digitally Animated Short Film At Burning Man Festival in Nevada Directed by Ari Fararooy

Website:  http://www.arifararooy.com/

 

“Light”: A Cinematic Creative Short Film By Patryk Kizny (2016)

“Light” is a Cinematic Creative Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Patryk Kizny

Music by:  Mat Zdziebko

Light Cinematic Creative Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny in 2016

Dancer:  Emilia Zawalińska

Makeup & Stylist:  Klaudia Pytlarz

Hair stylist:  Remigiusz Kubisiak

Milky Way Image Courtesy of:  Serge Brunier, ESO
Sounds of Space:   Courtesy of NASA

Light Cinematic Creative Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny

“The first exoplanet was discovered in 1992 by Prof. Aleksander Wolszczan.

Until today, we have confirmed existence of over 2000 planets in our galaxy. One in five Sun-like stars have an Earth-like planet in its habitable zone so there’s about 11 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy.

Whatever you imagined, might take place on one of them.

Light combines imagery of an alien planet with dance performance interwoven in a minimalistic narrative form to convey the notion of light as a primary origin of all life in the Universe.”

Website:  http://kizny.com/work/light-generative-short-film/