Toni Polkowski 13. Juni 2012 Film

External Film Inspiration No. 94

“External Film Inspiration“ is a serial of short films, trailers, motion graphics and music clips by different artists from across the world introduced here at Cromoart. We would like to inspire you give ideas and suggestions. This time with films by RUSCH MEYER, takcom™, Louis du Mont, Vitùc and Drew Geraci.

If you are interested in showing your films, please send us a link to the film and maybe it will be a part of the next “film inspiration”.

Alter Ego from RUSCH MEYER on Vimeo.

Diving through the mind’s eye … sifting debris of the splintering conscious … lurking in chambers of hope and memory …. spark ignites the other in self … stealing dominion in fragile reality … both collide … who shall prevail?

Director RUSCH MEYER was inspired by a visit to an old disused sanatorium while scouting potential locations for his next project. Exploring the long, dark, rotting corridors, the decaying rooms, he found himself pondering on the contrasts of tragedy and hope which must inevitably have coexisted in such a place, journeys taken inside the mind which may never have been physically possible, parallel lives lived in the imaginations of the people who worked or were admitted as patients in the building, escaping in their own way the drudgery and despair of their environment.

RUSCH MEYER says “I could sense the history of the place as I walked around – so many stories of disease, death, but also of hope and recovery. I started to imagine the different mental states inside a person who might have worked or been a patient here. The idea for the film grew from these thoughts, a journey between the subconscious and the superego!"

Inviting some key collaborators to join him on the project, he returned to the old sanatorium to realise his vision and to begin to capture and create his exploration into the surreal world of “Alter Ego”.

Actress: Jördis Richter (Lucky Punch)
Direction & Edting: RUSCH MEYER
DoP: Robert Staffl
Production: Robert Staffl & Simon Ruschmeyer
CG/VFX Artist: Nando Stille
Music & Sound Design: Radium Audio
Make Up: Mel Willmann
Costumes: Laura Büchel
Camera Assistant: Esther Dittmann
On Set Sound Recording: Rene Paulokat
Runner: Chris Kneißl
Supported by: MBF Filmtechnik
Social Media Distribution: Nina Claasen, Momme Funda

Thank You:
Cornelia Bremer & Klaus Friebel, Ambiente K. Friebel Bau
Torsten Schmitz, Terra Projektentwicklung GmbH
Irene Krause

Sony F3
Canon 5D, 7D

Adobe Premiere & After Effects
Nuke, Maya, Twixtor

Shot on Location at Beeltz Heilstätten.

Vegpher-Hunter from takcom™ on Vimeo.

Vegpher “Hunter(exclusive mix)”

Vegpher “Play” 2012.08.02 RELEASE

Direction : Takafumi Tsuchiya / TAKCOM
CGI : Kazumasa Kimura, TAKCOM
Composer : Vegpher
Produce : Flyrec.

Barcelona Clips from Louis du Mont on Vimeo.

Music: 'Time' by Hans Zimmer
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH2 (Driftwood Mysteron patch)
Lenses: Nikkor 85mm 1.8, Lumix 14-42, Lumix 7-14mm, Lumix 20mm 1.7
Software: After Effects

BERLIN WALK from Vitùc on Vimeo.

A two day walk through Berlin.
Inspiring city, great people, great atmosphere !

Filmed handheld with the 7D + 24m 1.4 (60 fps to 25)
Edit with Adobe Premiere pro
Some Twixtor slowmo in After Effects

Wonderful music by Reid Willis
April Illuminating

Asylum from Drew Geraci on Vimeo.


Download "Asylum" – original music track here –

Take a dark journey into the forgotten, where time stands still. The paint has peeled off the walls and the only occupants are the souls of those left behind. This is the Asylum.

Opened in the early 1920s, the Asylum closed down and was abandoned decades ago. Rooms remain untouched – left as they were when the last of the employees departed. These buildings stand as a testament to the horrors and mistreatment that patients had to endure during the time of its operation.

Our 7 month journey into the Asylum led us on many adventures; from dodging security vehicles, ghostly figures and even a meth head. This is no place for the faint of heart. Asbestos blanketed every room we entered like new winter snow, so shooting was sometimes difficult.

This project is a combination of traditional HDR, tone-mapping, and standard time-lapse techniques. With the use of the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero and a Merlin head, we were able to capture the grit and the grime of this wondrous place, like it had never been captured before. Every single frame in this production is a still photograph, no video was shot. It took nearly 35,000 individual frames over 7 months to complete this project.
In return, it took tremendous help from many individuals to complete this project.

Many thanks to, Russ Scalf, Chris Griffin, Nick Kurtz, Brett Cote, Walter Wayman and Laura Buchta.Without you, this project wouldn't be possible.

Original Score by: lenn9o9n featuring Eyeway

***Please do not ask where this is, as we cannot disclose this information***

Our Equipment:
x2 Canon 5D Mark 2
Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 II
Canon 24-105mm F/4
Canon 50mm F1.4
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + Merlin Head

Produced in:
Adobe After Effects CS5.5
Adobe Light Room 3
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5

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