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CineSkates: Cinema on Wheels

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CineSkates Camera Sliders from Cinetics on Vimeo.

CineSkates is basically a Skaterdolly made out of a Gorrillapod by the add of skaterwheels. Justin from CineSkates sent over a unit to test it but unfortunately I haven’t gotten the chance to do any serious filming yet. However I can tell you the wheel’s quality is as solid as what you’re used to from the Gorillapod itself.

There is no laser as on the original P+S Technik SkaterDolly (amazing concept), but Justin told me there’s a version in the works.

If you would like to get one of these things for yourself you can sign up on the CineSkates Kickstarter account: CineSkates Kickstarter

It seems to have been suficiently backed in the last two days, but there’s a notice that you can still get in on the discounted Kickstarted price.

Via: 5D Cinema

Harajuku Moment Official Film

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Harajuku Moment debuted very well at the TEDxOsaka 2011 event to applause from a packed house. I was very pleased by the response the film received and the discussions that it sparked afterwards. Enjoy the film and let me know what you think.

Harajuku Moment from David Simpson on Vimeo.

An English Professor working at a foreign language university goes through a transformative crisis when his outsourcing company terminates his contract prematurely. He has to find a way to move passed his dilemma.

Notes:

This short was filmed at my university, various locations around Osaka, and my rooftop using the Canon DSLR Kiss X4 camera and edited with Final Cut Pro. The subjective camera angle in act two was used to show the actor’s mentally or unbalanced impressions; and also allowed me to get creative with cinematography and editing. I storyboarded most of the script and it was shot over about 4 days. The main cast member is a good friend of mine, a first time actor.

Writer / Director / Producer:

David Simpson

Cinematography and Editing:

David Simpson

 Main Cast:

Troy MacPhee

Special Thanks:

Lee Blois