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Sunday, July 20, 2014

QUEEN STREET BUILDINGS - July 2014

Queen Street Buildings..Nice little cartoon/sketch look to some of the awesome buildings along Queen Street, Auckland, NZ.
Copyright Dimi Nakov (July 2014)


















Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DEVILSKIN - Music Chart WINNER

BEAT100 WORLD MUSIC VIDEO CHART - 2nd of June 2014
WINNER 3rd PLACE
DEVILSKIN - START A REVOLUTION

 Huge Congrats to DEVILSKIN with their 3rd single START A REVOLUTION for WINNING 3rd Place in the World Music Video Chart on BEAT100 website.
The little devils have WON:
- A feature in a BEAT100 worldwide press release, which will be available in theBEAT100 News section and sent to newspapers, magazines, bloggers, online news websites, and more. 

- Exposure via BEAT100's social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter,StumbleUpon, Instagram, Pinterest, and more.

- BEAT100 will be sending your music to record labels, management, music brands, and more, giving you the opportunity to be discovered!




BEAT100 PRESS RELEASE:

In third place this week is Dimi Nakov, the director of 'Start A Revolution' by DevilskinDimi, originally from Bulgaria but now living in New Zealand, describes himself as a 'motion picture storyteller'. He describes his creative inspirations as Orson Wells, Christopher Nolan and Peter Jackson, to name a few. Dimi usesBEAT100 as a platform for his music videos and to promote the artists that he works with; his videos have proved popular, winning many awards such as Silver Video and Favourite Awards.
For more info Click HERE...



Huge Congrats to DEVILSKIN for yet another win by topping up THE ROCK FM This Week Chart 14th June 2014.
http://www.therock.net.nz/Countdowns/TheRockChart.aspx




Saturday, May 31, 2014

MARK TRONSON - KEEP THE CARDS - Music Video - RELEASE


MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE 

Soon!!!

KEEP THE CARDS - MUSIC VIDEO

Mark Anthony Tronson's debut album 'Passers By' the online market on  May  21st 2014 on all online platforms so support a very talented and creative musician and artist by Spreading the word or buying his album OR BOTH..You are awesome anyway!!! 
"Passers by" now available on the iTunes Store! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/passers-by/id879217540 



You Can Listen to a Preview of "Passers By" on SoundCloud below:
We are working hard in the edit suite to get it all ready for release around mid June 2014 so for now i will leave you with few behind the scene shots.

KEEP THE CARDS - MUSIC VIDEO
 BEHIND THE SCENES

 Our NZ based Editor Adrian Frencken is making some magic with the cut and working with such a great talent  makes the whole post production process really enjoyable.


Beautiful shot by Zahn from Perry Trotter Photography.
Photography by Zahn Trotter 

Perry Trotter Photography


 Beautiful shot by Zahn from Perry Trotter Photography.
Photography by Zahn Trotter 

Perry Trotter Photography


 Beautiful shot by Zahn from Perry Trotter Photography.
Photography by Zahn Trotter 

Perry Trotter Photography



KEEP THE CARDS - Music Video

CREDITS


Zodiac Entertainment 
Production
In Association with

Talent:
Mark Tronson

Producer/Director/Writer:
Dimi Nakov


Executive Producers:
Mark Tronson
Mariya Nakova
Dimi Nakov

Production Managers:
Jacqui Gilbert and John Gilbert

Editors:
Mariya Nakova & Adrian Frencken

Cinematography by:
Fiona Macdonald

Art Director:
Jesse Stayte

Assistant Art Director:
James Orton

Hair and Make Up:
Celeste Strewe


Screentime NZ

South Seas Film and TV School

Monday, May 26, 2014

INDIE SCI-FI FEATURE FILM NEEDS VFX COMPOSITORS

INDIE SCI-FI FEATURE FILM NEEDS 

VFX COMPOSITORS 

Awesome news..ARA has sparked an overseas interest to be taken to International film markets later this year. We are still looking for additional after vfx compositors to join our team and help as much as they can..


POST VFX DIGITAL WIZARDS NEEDED:
We are hard into the post production stage of ARA and we are looking for talented artists to help us with:
1) VFX Compositing Artists
a) 3D VFX Compositors with 3D OBJ files
b) 2D VFX Compositors
Software Requirements: 
Advantage if You can work in combination with AE and some of the other softwares listed below
Software applications either/or 
- Adobe AE, Element 3D plugin, Particluar 3Ds Max, 
- Maya, (ability to export to OBJ) 
- Lightwave. (ability to export to OBJ)

Computer requirements:
 - 
i5 or greater, Minimum 8GB Ram, Minimum 2GB graphic card

2) Matte Painting Environment/Background Artists

You can be from any part of the world as long as you are passionate about this film and commited to help as much as you can then we welcome you to get in touch. We already have team members who are helping from 6 different countries and we share files and communicate online..Quality,Commitment and Speed are the key of finishing this movie in time for festival submissions. 
Our project is on volunteer basis, but we can offer credit,refrence and profit shares for all involved. We shot the film in 47 days during weekends within 6 months from March 2013 to September 2013. Now we need help in post.We have a great team behind the project and we hope that we can have you on board as well to help us get ready for festival releases during 2015. So we are almost there and we need your help.
We will be submitting the film to Film Festivals world-wide in 2014 - 2015, while we are trying to get distribution either theatrical,DVD,Cable TV or online.

ABOUT ARA:
Artificial
Reconstructive
Anomaly  
ARA is a Sci-Fi Thriller about a time of global transition, shifting alliances, a mass awakening of consciousness & ARA is the key. The man who gave ARA purpose is Jason, a grieving father and husband who is a biotech software engineer genius trying to save his daughter Samara(Sam) from a fate soon to be the same as his recently departed wife. The world he knew is not the same anymore. His creation ARA, himself and his daughter Sam are in the hands of C.O.M.A. Corporation. The only reason Jason and Sam are still alive is because C.O.M.A Corp needs something else from them. But for how long can they stay alive? In which way will the scales of reality tip?

CONTACT US:
Interested applicants please contact Dimi Nakov at arathemovie@gmail.com


Friday, May 23, 2014

DEVILSKIN - START A REVOLUTION - [Music Video] - Behind The Scenes

START A REVOLUTION

BUY on iTunes HERE!!!

First i want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to DEVILSKIN, Our Crew, All businesses involved and NZ On Air for making this music video a reality.

NZ On Air did an awesome showcase of the band on their website as well:

We shot the video during the weekend of 12th & 13th of April 2014. Few weeks later thanks to our editor Kerri Roffio, our vfx team Liam Williams and Steve Haynes and the awesome color grader Alana Cotton from Images and Sound and on the 3rd of May we released the video to the world. It wasn't easy to pull it off with limited funds and time, but thanks to our awesome crew we did it and looks bloody awesome. 

The Band members are charging up for their up and coming NZ Tour and album release titled "WE RISE"


The Rock FM have done some awesome showcase of the band on their website:

Now the video is screening on NZ TV Channels such as Juice TV and C4. Also we have started submitting Start A Revolution to international film festivals world wide so stay tuned for more info by clicking HERE.


Dates and Venues South Island
Book Your Tickets HERE:


Dates and Venues North Island
Book Your Tickets HERE:


START A REVOLUTION BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS

Jennie, Paul and Nail looking menacing and scary. Beautiful work by our make up artists (Celeste Strew,Melina Pruden and John Howard) and costume designer (Louina Fifita)


The Camera Dep. Crew (Marc Mateo,Alex Campbell,Toby Conway,Carl Venimore,Ben Corlett) are setting up the crane and the Sony F5 Camera.

Talent in the photo below from left to right(Isabelle Lueck,Jennie Skulander and Rachel Gray)

Jennie Skulander in the Asylum Room being strapped in a restraining jacket. Lou our costume designer did such a good job that Jennie could not free herself from it no matter how hard she tried.



Devilskin's drummer Nic Martin and the son of Paul Marting(bass) looks awesome and keeps the two scary devils (Paul and Nail) in check and chained.


Paul and Nail 


Zodiac Entertainment Website:

Devilskin Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/DevilskinNZ
Start A Revolution, 3rd Single by Devilskin following the hugely successful releases "Little Pills" and "Never See The Light"
Debut album WE RISE released 11.7.14
Follow Devilskin on Facebook:
'Start A Revolution' is now available for purchase from the iTunes store, download your copy right now!
DEVILSKIN
Song Title: 
START A REVOLUTION
Producer/Writer/Director: 
Dimi Nakov
Production Company:
Zodiac Entertainment
Production Managers: 
Graeme Cash and Jacqui Gilbert
Production Assistant: 
Jonathan Zsofi Guy
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Editor: 
Kerri Roggio
Colour Grade:
Alana Cotton
CGI/VFX: 
Liam Williams and Steve Haynes
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DOP: 
Marc Mateo
Gaffer: 
Ben Corlett
Key Grip: 
Toby Conway
LX & Grip Assist: 
Carl Venimore
Camera Assistant: 
Alex Campbell
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Art Director: 
Zephir Delamore
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Art Department Assistants:
Aria Phillips and Annie Welch
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Set Construction:
Annie Welch
Elliot Jackson 
Jamie P. Ward
Ryan Fisher
Thomas Sutcliffe
Vu Quoc Hoang
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Art Department Runners: 
Brian Maru and Mike Delamore
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Costume Design: 
Louina Fifita
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Make Up / SPFX HOD: 
Celeste Strewe
Make Up / SPFX Artists: 
Melina Pruden and John Howard
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On Set Photography: 
Prescott An and Ida Larsson
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Extra/Talent Casting: 
Janse Ryan
Extra/Talent:: 
Rachel Grey and Isabelle Lueck 
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Unit/Catering: 
Angelina Perkinson
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SPECIAL THANKS:
White Studios - whitestudios.co.nz/
Xytech - xytech.co.nz/
FAT Lighting - fatlighting.co.nz/
HD Camera Hire - hdcameras.co.nz/
Images and Sound - imagesandsound.co.nz/home
Starboy - starboy.tv/
Frontier Costume - facebook.com/Frontiercostume
UNITEC - unitec.ac.nz/
BlackNectarFilms - blacknectarfilms.com/
SoundArt Productions - facebook.com/groups/239297196147777/




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