The age of viral film is truly upon us. No longer do you need an enormous Hollywood budget to generate millions of views, but some cleverly worked and rapid-spreading prologue reels will soon do the trick. As we saw with THRIVE, content relevant infographics, social media campaigns and online press kits send the buzz into orbit.
Recently, Paul Frankland aka Woob got in touch with us to tell of a new collaboration he is doing with Samuel Cockedey, using Samuel’s blockbuster urban timelapses and Woob’s incredible editing and musical skills. The piece is called ‘Return to the City’, the preview is below, which is a short film in its own right and a means to create awareness, support for the main feature and as a storyline stager.
“The main film is ‘Paradigm flux’ (which was born out of a much smaller initial idea) is a Sci-fi film built upon the less conventional methods of storytelling that the Prologue embraces. We will be talking a lot more about it once the Prologue is complete.” – Paul Frankland aka Woob
Opening shot – the slowing of Samuels original fast thundercloud time lapse was created using Optical flow (which can work really well on the right subject) + multiple layers of animated film grain were mixed in to help with the banding of the compression.
The rest of the time lapse is double/triple h.264 on this preview expect a cleaner look to the final film! The 3d logo and the opening credit text were created in Vue9! …nice 71 hour render!
The film contains glimpses of macro and microscopic filming that has been worked in as an an opposite to the Time-Lapse expect to see a little more in the finished film..
Grade, edit – Final Cut
Soundtrack: inspired by the Story/Tokyo/Samuels Work and also all the other great time-lapse photographers out there in vimeo land – check my likes for additional time lapse inspiration.
Created with Logic + a load of analog outboard and synths