The Flying Man

A new superhero is coming, only this time it's on his terms. Will he still be considered a hero?


A Supercell Near Booker, Texas

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Still print of this storm can be found here if interested: gallery.mikeolbinski.com/stormchasing/h6015e87e#h6015e87e

Technical deets: Canon 5D2, Rokinon 14mm 2.8...first three clips were at 1-second intervals = 880ish photos, the last sequence was around 90, 5-second exposures

Music by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com/

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It took four years but I finally got it.

A rotating supercell. And not just a rotating supercell, but one with insane structure and amazing movement.

I've been visiting the Central Plains since 2010. Usually it's just for a day, or three, or two...but it took until the fourth attempt to actually find what I'd been looking for. And boy did we find it.

No, there was no tornado. But that's not really what I was after. I'm from Arizona. We don't get structure like this. Clouds that rotate and look like alien spacecraft hanging over the Earth.

We chased this storm from the wrong side (north) and it took us going through hail and torrential rains to burst through on the south side. And when we did...this monster cloud was hanging over Texas and rotating like something out of Close Encounters.

The timelapse was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. It's broken up into four parts. The first section ends because it started pouring on us. We should have been further south when we started filming but you never know how long these things will last, so I started the timelapse as soon as I could.

One thing to note early on in the first part is the way the rain is coming down on the right and actually being sucked back into the rotation. Amazing.

A few miles south is where part two picks up. And I didn't realize how fast it was moving south, so part three is just me panning the camera to the left. During that third part you can see dust along the cornfield being pulled into the storm as well...part of the strong inflow.

The final part is when the storm had started dying out and we shot lightning as it passed over us.

Between the third and fourth portions we drove through Booker, Texas where tornado sirens were going off...it was creepy as all heck. And intense.

I hope you enjoy this. Once thing I've learned about timelapsing is that I always wish it would be longer or wouldn't end. I wish I had been south and been able to record this storm come at me for 45 minutes.

But I love it the way it is. I wasn't ever certain I'd see structure like this even though it's been such a goal of mine. But we did it.

And by we, I mean myself and my buddy Andy Hoeland, who knows his crap and got us into position so we could chase this storm. Without him along I don't know if I get this timelapse.


Maurice Sendak On Being A Kid

"I still think the same way I thought as a child. I still worry. I'm still frightened... Nothing changes."

- Maurice Sendak

Interview by Andrew Romano and Ramin Seetodeh

2009. Sendak's home in Connecticut


Chicken Or The Egg

"Chicken or the Egg" is an offbeat romantic comedy about a pig who has an EGGdiction to eating eggs. But when he falls in love with the hottest chicken in town, he must choose what comes first... the Chicken or the Egg.

A student animated short film by Christine Kim and Elaine Wu from Ringling College of Art and Design.

Special thanks to our composer Laurent Courbier (laurentcourbier.com/fr) and our sound designer Mutante Media (mutantemedia.com)!

&for more stuff about the film, please visit facebook.com/COTEfilm

Enjoy!


No F****** Around In Room 427

A short film about a hotel with strict policies.

Directed by Danny Sangra

In association with The Great Divide.

dannysangra.com

thegreat-divide.com


365 - May

One Film. One Year. One Second a Day. Watch more on the 365 playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj_Z2EuwBuWzpVbJPDSBXX0HTX0qmOqZ_ or follow the daily progress here http://www.facebook.com/365film


The Thomas Beale Cipher

Based on a true legend of the famous unsolved code.

The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters' secrets. Eight are fairly easy requiring only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult requiring a genius mind to decrypt.

More about the film,

thomasbealecipher.com

Distributed by Short of the Week,

shortoftheweek.com


Coffee Propaganda

Copi discovers an amazing cherry called coffee bean and broadcasts a newsreel of information about the facts of coffee.


the dystopianest dystopia ever

If you like the short, please text your friends and tell them to give it a watch.

Written, Directed & Produced by Jon Murray

Cinematographer: Robert Lyte

Editor: Steve McGregor

Motion Graphics: Steve McGregor

Executive Producer: Michelle Rich

Colourist: Conor Fisher

Costume Design: Casey Dutfield

Starring the wonderful Daniel Stolfi and the lovely Jen De Lucia

Special thanks to Posterboy Edit & Alter Ego


Made by Hand: The Bike Maker

Made by Hand is a new short film series celebrating the people who make things by handsustainably, locally, and with a love for their craft.

Our fifth film turns to bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. When the cancer threatens to shatter his love of bikes, Ezra survives by documenting his illness as thoroughly as his craft.