If at First You Don’t Succeed

Ian Ruhter had a dream to build a giant camera out of a delivery truck and take pictures across America. When he landed in Yosemite, it was a complete disaster. After taking time to regroup, Ian heads back to Yosemite to rebuild his dream.

Learn more about Ian at http://www.ianruhter.com

The Power of Editing

Sometimes it’s hard to explain the complexity and power of editing stories. However, this video does a lovely job.

Climate 101

We’re going to get some education on today’s Monday Inspiration with Bill Nye. The science guy breaks down climate change. Learn more here.

Pretty Sweet

The new video from Girl & Chocolate, Pretty Sweet comes out this week! That’s our Monday Inspiration. Enjoy.

Monster Roll

Sushi Chef’s vs. Sea Monsters = Awesome. It’s the Vimeo Staff pick today, and we love it.

Proof-of-concept for a feature about sushi chefs fighting sea monsters. It’s a crazy idea, but one we just really wanted to see made. So, we made it.

Watch the Making-Of Video at vimeo.com/51557796

Written & Directed by Dan Blank

Produced by Erich Lochner & Matt Miller
Produced by Dan Blank & Sarah Blank

Cast: Masashi Odate, Steve Howey, Hidetoshi Imura, Gerald Okamura

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Dennis Busenitz Pushing San Francisco

It’s Monday inspiration with Busenitz. This video has been getting Jeremey hyped (and making him want to skate). Even if you don’t like skating, enjoy the steez and the SF scenery. This is how it’s done.

Plot-oon

Get inspired this Monday morning with stop motion! We found this one on vimeo staff picks, it’s from Chris Butcher. Also check out the making of…

QUIK

This awesome vid from the Berrics.com crossed our desks this morning. Skate film, East LA, great cinematography… sounds like Monday Inspiration.

QUIK is a collaboration between theberrics.com and Quiksilver. It’s a film shot exclusively on the sidewalks and streets of Los Angeles giving an unprecedented look into the world of street skating. Captured entirely from a moving vehicle, the film follows Austyn Gillette as he skates through the neighborhoods of LA’s historic east-side and downtown at top speed.

Watch behind the scenes footage here theberrics.com/process/austyn-gillette.html

Production Company | The Berrics
Director | Colin Kennedy
Director of Photography | Marc Ritzema
Skateboarder | Austyn Gillette
Agency | The Berrics
Editor | Colin Kennedy
Producer | Colin Kennedy
Music | We Barbarians “Chambray”
Sound Mix | Michelle Garuik for Grind Music + Sound Inc.
Colorist | Michael Mintz for Margarita Mix Hollywood
Titles | Matt Rodriguez
Best Boy | Grant Yansura
Production Assistants | Tom Gammage, Prince Gilchrist, Hayden Smith

Shot on a Sony PMW-F3 with a Cooke 18-100mm T3 Lens

Hamer Hall

Hammer Hall – Evolution by Dirty Puppet popped up in our Vimeo feed this morning. We were impressed and thought it would make a great Monday Inspiration .

Evolution is a tapestry of poetic scenes inspired by the History of the Arts Centre Melbourne site.
Commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne; Digital Arts program 2012, we awere asked to pitch and turn around the project in a super tight deadline while also designing the content specifically for the custom built 6 x 1 metre LED screens that were part of the re-launch of Melbournes Hamer Hall.

A special thanks to Nick van Cuylenburg (nickvancuylenburg.com) for composing the beautiful score.

Animation Director: Cameron Gough
Writer: Tait Ischia
Artwork: Kate Moon
Animation & Compositing: Cameron Gough
2D Effects: Canaan Mendelsohn & Cameron Gough
R & D: Shane Smith
Music Composition: Nick van Cuylenburg

Love the animation style, and the custom frame size adds to the piece which is a rather difficult task to pull off.

Allison Schulnik Beautiful/Decay Studio Visit

This is an aweseome Monday Inspiration. Wait, is it Monday? We have no idea we’ve been working and not sleeping for… not sure lost count.

Anyway, we love stop motion so check out this artist profile of Allison Schulnik from Bearutiful/ Decay.

The Queen of lush and juicy paint Allison Schulnik opened up her studio to Beautiful/Decay and Visual Creatures to give our readers insight into the world of sad hobo clowns and her painting and animation process. Allison discusses how her paintings inform her animations and vice versa, the long history of artists in her family, and how Los Angeles allows artists to have quiet time in the studio yet have a community.