A farewell love letter to the city I have called my home for the past six years.
Shot on the Sony RX100.
Edited and color graded on Final Cut Pro X.
Lightly applied the Color Grading Central CineLook plug-in on most well-lit shots.
Utilized the CarrySpeed CPL MagFilter on some daytime shots.
Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.
This Oscar Nominated short is directed by Smith & Foulkes and written by Foulkes, Smith, and Christopher O’Reilly, and produced at Nexus by Charlotte Bavasso and Christopher O’Reilly, the film follows two dour unfortunates as they battle a series of misadventures while trying to deliver a coffin to the graveyard.
The animated caper is a series of emotional and literal pitfalls for the pall-bearing team, as their journey and relationship unravel on an epic scale culminating in the pair joining the old lady in a trip through the underworld.
‘This Way Up’, was nominated for an Oscar® for best animated short at the 81st annual Academy Awards.
Before its Oscar win, “This Way Up” won numerous awards at film festivals around the world, including an Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival, the Public Prize for Best Short Film at the 2008 Ottawa Animation Festival, the Audience Award for Animated Short at both the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the Mundos Digitales in Spain.
Full Credits Below:
Directed by Smith & Foulkes
Written by Smith & Foulkes and Christopher O’Reilly
Produced by Charlotte Bavasso and Christopher O’Reilly
Co-producer Christine Ponzevera
Production Company Nexus Productions Ltd
3D Animatic and Layout Nicolas Domerego (Supervisor)
3D Modelling & Texturing Darren Price (Supervisor)
Character Set-up and Rigging Luis San Juan Pallares (Supervisor)
Miguel Garcia Lluch
Background Digital Painting Adam Willis (Supervisor)
Pipeline TD Luis San Juan Pallares
Storyboard artist James Husbands
Technical Director Mark Davies
CG Animators Reece Millidge
Lighting and Rendering Nicolas Domerego
Visual Effects and Compositing Fletcher Moules (Supervisor)
Kwok Fung Lam
Cloth simulations Lora Jensen
Render assistant Jens Blank
Sound designer Andre Jacquemin
at Redwood Studios
Re-recording Mixer Craig Irving
at Twickenham Film Studios
Voice over artists Marc Silk (Son, Granny, Red demon)
Chris Grant (Dad)
Original music by John Greswell and Christopher Taylor
for MPM London
Arrangement by Andy Mellon
Music Consultant Jonny Trunk
Existing music Song ‘Happy Weekend’
Sung by Ray Merrell
Composed and written by Jack Fishman and Roy Budd
Published by JHP & Mood Media
Head of Productions Julia Parfitt
Studio Manager Theano Kazagli
Production Manager Jo Bierton
Head of 3D Ben Cowell
Nexus Productions support Denise Abraham
Special thanks to Mike Judge, Don Hertzfeldt, Rebecca Moline,
A Nexus Productions
Made with the support of BBC Films, BBC Comedy & BBC Film Network
for BBC Film Network
Executive Producers Claire Cook and Gerard O’Malley
Creative Head, BBC Comedy Kenton Allen
for BBC Films
Executive Producer Beth Richards
Production Executive Matthew Vizard
with the support of The Animation Show
Co-production : Arcadi
(Action régionale pour la création artistique et la diffusion en Ile de France)
Image test with the Sony A7S. Shot at SLOG2/S-Gamut at 3200 ISO, +2.0EV.
Graded in Resolve with ImpulZ LUT Kodak 5203 (FC) for SLOG2 (F55).
Across America, there are dogs of all breeds riding in the open air of motorcycle sidecars, whether on short trips around town or extended adventures on the highway. Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs is a delightful and inspiring documentary film about motorcyclists and their beloved canine co-pilots.
Entertaining and engaging, Sit Stay Ride follows a number of sidecar-riding duos, trios, and foursomes as they travel together– sharing the experience of being out and about on a machine as unique as it’s passengers.
By focusing on the dynamic and sometimes eccentric individuals who travel with their dog in a sidecar, we are actually exploring the essential relationship between humans and canines; the extraordinary bond that exists between them and flourishes through shared experiences and adventures. Sit Stay Ride will be a rollicking, upbeat film that introduces us to the interesting personalities and heartwarming relationships that exist on the highways and byways of America through a series of insightful interviews, stunning visuals, and intimate portraits of dogs doing what they love best (living life to the fullest).
Read the related extensive review and field report on cinema5D: c5d.at/214
Video and audio recorded on Arri AMIRA
Musical performance - SOPHIE ABRAHAM sophie-abraham.com
filmmaking - SEBASTIAN WÖBER
special thanks to
Rockamedia and Zoige production.
Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER - ED STEINBERG
D.P. /EDITOR - YEVGENIY K’BANCHIK
ASSIST DIRECTOR/ASSIST LIGHTING - DOUG CIARELLI
CHOREOGRAPHER - ALISON CLANCY
PUBLICIST - DOREEN D’AGOSTINO
STYLIST - ANTONIA RUSSO
ART DIRECTOR - SOHHEE OH
MODEL/VIOLIN PLAYER - ANNIE UNNOLD
COMPOSER/GUITARIST - LAWRENCE BLATT
HAIR STYLIST - CASEY GEREN
MAKEUP - RACHEL WOOD
MUSICIAN/PRODUCER - WILLARD MORGAN
DANCER - CLAUDIA ZAKRZEWSKI
DANCER - MOLLIE DOWNES
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - CHARLIE GOMEZ