Uniqlo Life in a Minute: Michael K. Williams

Uniqlo: Life In A Minute – Michael Kenneth Williams from Ryan Enn Hughes on Vimeo.

More Life in a Minute shorts to watch! These came out a while ago and really round out the series of Uniqlo ads for their UT 2013 Lifewear campaign. Michael K. Williams should definitely be recognizable as Omar from The Wire and Chalky White from Boardwalk Empire. Also below is a short featuring Miss Info from HOT97FM. The series was created for Uniqlo by Vice who hired Ryan Enn Hughes to direct the project, who brought myself on-board as the editor and vfx lead.

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Uniqlo Life in a Minute: Jenny Slate

Uniqlo: Life In A Minute – Jenny Slate from Ryan Enn Hughes on Vimeo.

Who doesn’t love comedy? Or Marcell the Shell? Well they’re both near and dear to Jenny Slate, the most recent personality featured in Uniqlo’s Life in a Minute campaign for their UT2013 tees. I was fortunate enough to be brought onboard by Director Ryan Enn Hughes to edit and add motion graphics to the project working many long nights. It was all worth it in the end and I hope you like the results!

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Lawrence of Arabia 50th Anniversary Digital screening

If you haven’t had a chance to see Lawrence of Arabia in theaters (you weren’t born or maybe too busy? WHAT?) then see it now ASAP. Cineplex was screening it this past week but it will be playing across North America to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film. The 4K image brings so much of the vibrance back to the stunning vistas and the soundtrack restoration brought back all the nuances to every scene (Maurice Jarre’s score also impressed). Sony Colorworks DI, Prasad Corporation and MTI Film worked major overtime to bring new life to this classic. Check out Debra Kaufman’s article on the restoration process at Creative Cow, watch the film in a theater and buy the anniversary Blu-ray if you love it.

Sir Ridley Scott on Creative Integrity

After watching Prometheus for third time I really have to commend Sir Ridley on recording one of the most entertaining commentary tracks I’ve heard in a while. The excerpt below is particularly entertaining and good reminder for any director today:

I have a view… I hate to use the word vision, but I do have a vision, I know exactly what I want, that’s why [when] everyone’s going “what’s this on the table, oh it’s a fucking hollogram,” and I think eventually you have to say honestly shut the fuck up. You can bleep me if you like. Part of the job of a director is to you’ve gotta just stand your ground saying this is what I want, fuck off, and that’s it… now they’re going “ooh that’s great” but that’s part of the job… What I know is it doesn’t matter how experienced you get. I’ve got more films in this god damn building, 3 in the library of congress, and people still go what are you doing that for? It gets really annoying. You think I’de have earned the right to do something but you don’t. I think that’s what’s interesting about the business you’re in a constant state of somebody saying why are you doing that?

The Extremities “Dial Tones” now playing on MUCH

Thanks to Lithium Studios‘ Mike MacMillan and Director Darrell Faria for bringing me onboard for this fantastic project. Toiling over speed ramps, reverse and tiling made for one hell of a video, Alter Ego upped the ante with huge firework comps and Notch brought it home with the colour grade. Check it out over at MUCH.

Update: It’s now on YouTube as well (watch below)

Nomination for Best Editing in Short Film @ 2012 C.C.E. Awards by deluxe

This is a little late but in the middle of May, Director William Allinson and I attended the Canadian Cinema Editors (C.C.E) Awards by deluxe to represent I Spyders, nominated for Best Editing in Short Film. Although we didn’t win it was a great night of networking and excellent food. I was fortunate enough to be sitting with two CCE Awards winners Don Cassidy, C.C.E. for his work on The Kennedys mini-series and Roger Mattiussi, C.C.E. for his work on the feature drama Afghan Luke.

Congratulations to all the winners and I’m definitely making this event a staple in my annual event calendar.

Check out I Spyders for a limited time

I Spyders, a short I recently produced and edited, is available online until Thursday at midnight over at Dread Central . It’s part of a buzz campaign to get the film some exposure and introduce it to new audiences. If you have a moment check it out before it’s gone!

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I Spyders is a dark comedy starring John (Kevin Jake Walker, Devil Seed), Gabriel Dumas, Michelle Harris and Jeff Yung. Directed by William Allinson, shot by Stephen Chandler Whitehead (A People Uncounted, We Ate the Children Last), and produced by Kyle Edward Wilson.

 

Two Nominations for Best Video @ 2011 COPAs

Back in October two videos I edited for FASHION Magazine were nominated for Best Video in the red category at the 2011 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The first was Shooting for gold: In New York with Advanced Style’s Ari Seth Cohen, a video blog shot by Online EditorRandi Bergman while in NYC. The second is for The FASHION Experiment: Is this designer the next Prima Ballerina?, a relatively new concept video for FASHION.
Also check out the well deserved winners and nominees and congratulations to all who were shortlisted!

Kyle Edward Wilson nominated for Best Video at the 2011 COPAs

The 360 Project: Krump & Ballet

With over 200,000 hits on Vimeo alone, Ryan Enn Hughes’ 360 Project is generating some serious buzz. I collaborated with Ryan during the editing process, taking rotating images and manipulating them to create two shorts: Ballet & Krump. The first is a softer edit with subtle glitch edits, the second is a lot more hard hitting with stutters, sporadic placement and bold glitch effects. Check out the two shorts and behind the scenes video below!