Cannes Lions 2014 - Film Craft Animation - Bronze
Amnesty International in collaboration with its agency TBWA Paris are back. Directed by Onur Senturk and co-produced by Troublemakers.tv and the studio One More, Pens is a full CG film shot in motion capture that epitomises the potential of each signature in the defence of human rights. Highlighting that the voice of a single person can bring about the birth of a social movement, the film concludes with the words “your signature is more powerful than you think” and features the song Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini. Through powerful imagery, Amnesty International has encapsulated the essence of its primary objective – inspiring communities to defend their fundamental human rights.
Client - Amnesty International
Agency - TBWA Paris
Vice President - Anne Vincent
Account Management - Laure Lagarde
Account Management - Isabelle Dray
Clients - Bertin Leblanc, Arnaud Humblot
Creative Director - Philippe Taroux
Creative Director - Benoit Leroux
Art Director - Ingrid Varetz
Head of TV - Maxime Boiron
Agency Producer - Amer Zoghbi
Production Company - troublemakers.tv
Director - Onur Senturk
Producer - James Hagger
Production Manager - Aurelie Chevalier
Production Manager - Cecile Alvarez
Production Assistant - Charles-Philippe Bowles
1st Assistant Director - Thomas Bidart
Motion Capture - Mocaplab
Motion Capture Shoot Director - Remi Brun
Motion Capture Supervisor - Frank Vayssettes
Motion Capture Editor - Charles Fourgeront
Motion Capture Assistant - Ahmed Turki
Motion Capture Actor (Hero) - Romain Ogerau
Motion Capture Actor - Franck Pech
Motion Capture Actor - Charles Lelaure
Co-Producer & Post Production - One More
Post Producer - Benjamin Darras
Art Director - Johnny Alves
Post Production Coordinator - John Meunier
VFX Supervisor - Eddy Richard
3D Artist - Francois-Xavier Gonnet
Modelling, Setup - Gwenhael Glon
Layout - Romain Durr
Animation - Jérémie Vidal
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing - Jérome Rouvelet
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing - Thomas Rodriguez
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing - Tim Lebon
Layout, Lighting, Renders, Compositing - Victor Besse
R&D Supervisor - Alain Xerri
Editor - Nicolas Larrouquere
Additional Editing - Romain Bouileau
Flame Operator - Hervé Thouement
Music - Paolo Nutini, Dave Nelson & Charlie Chaplin
Music Art Direction - Philippe Mineur, Ferdinand Huet
Sound Producer - Benoit Dunaigre
Head of Music & Sound - Olivier Lefebvre
Because it just wasn’t right…
Written and Directed: Celia Rowlson-Hall
Woman: Alexandra Hulme
Man: Andrew Pastides
DP: Evan Savitt
Editor: Morgan Riles
Hair and Makeup: Liz Coakley
Art Director: Raquel Loving
Costume Designer: Evan Scott
Music: Erika Spring and Kyle Forester
Color Correction: Tobias Arturi
Please watch in full screen HD with sound on for best experience!
Above LA is a love letter to Los Angeles and showcases my favorite way to view the city - from above. Whether on a rooftop, a hill, or a mountain, getting above the grind of the city allows you to appreciate it in a new way. Once you get even slightly above, the views and sounds begin to change dramatically.
Getting above it all has been instrumental in helping me get to know and appreciate Los Angeles. This piece was produced off and on over the course of two years, and the clips selected for this film are only a small percentage of what I captured during my quest to take in the city from different locations and in new ways. Some of the locations featured are popular and easy to access, others require some searching and hiking, and some are heavily restricted. But I encourage everyone - lifelong Angelenos, transplants, visitors - to hit the trails, drive the mountain roads, find a reason to get on top of a high-rise. From the basin to the valley, this city offers so many opportunities to rise above and look down. Never stop exploring.
This film was shot at 5K+ resolution and is rendered in 4K. The 4K version will be available online soon.
Interested in licensing clips from this film? These, and hundreds of other clips, are available directly and in full length in the chrispzero Footage Store at store.chrispzero.com
All clips are available in 1080p and 4K resolution. Use coupon code ABOVELA between now and 7/31/14 for 15% off of any order.
If you’re interested in licensing specific cuts from the film or the entire film, please contact me.
An extra special thanks to Matt Givot and Tamara Westfall. Without your gracious production assistance and support, this film would not have been possible. Thank you!
Special thanks to Colin Rich and Andrew Walker for always making LA look so good and being an inspiration to keep exploring and capturing moments of time in Los Angeles.
Thank you to -
Henry Jun Wah Lee