Manta Rays at Risk

I just finished this personal project called “Manta Rays at Risk” using photos I took during my holidays in Maldives and Hawaii. The final movie is in 4k and you can download it on vimeo. Mantas have been classified as Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are at particular risk to overfishing because they produce very few young. Many populations have already been depleted by unregulated fishing. I decided to do a short animated film with the help of my friend José using the Project Aware Infographics. My goal is to create awareness on this matter and share this information in a different way. I hope you’ll like the movie and please feel free to share it. Thanks!



Directed by Martin Ureta – cameraman.com
Animation by José Campos – owlbrainwave.wordpress.com
Produced by WildlifePhotography.com – wildlifephotography.com

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The Power of VIDEO

I created this short motion graphics animated film to show the importance of Online Video for Internet Marketing.

Take a look at this 10 statistics about Online Video Marketing:

1# Each day 100 million Internet users watch an Online Video.
2# 90% of users say that seeing a video about a product is helpful in the decision process.
3# Video was the fastest growing form of ad format in 2012.
4# By the next year video ad spending will increase from $1.97 billion to $5.71 billion.
5# Online Video to make up 86% of Internet Traffic in 2016.
6# Your website is 53% more likely to appear on the FIRST PAGE OF GOOGLE if you have a video on it.
7# Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video compared to 10% when reading it in text.
8# 72 Hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
9#. YouTube averages 4 billion hits each day, and 61% of B2B marketers leverage YouTube to extend the reach of their messaging and brands.
10# Cats are more viral than dogs in video.

Motion Graphics:
Martin Ureta
©2013 Cameraman.com

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The Odyssey of Cartier

“L’Odyssée de Cartier” is a short film directed by Bruno Aveillan with outstanding VFX. With a budget of more than 5 Million US dollars and two years of work, the 3’30 film explores the Cartier fine jeweller’s archives and the 165 years of history moved by its passion for creation and for interacting with the world’s cultures.

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“Altissimo. Changes in pace.” A 3000 meters Timelapse

Cinematographers Patryk Kizny, Robert Paluch and Fabian Weber joined toguether to shoot “Altissimo. Changes in pace”. Filmed in the Swiss alps this motion-controlled timelapse was shot with the Canon 5DMII and the Canon 7D and the DitoGear™ OmniSlider.

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Amazing views of boiling clouds from the highest mountain peaks, landscapes of the glacier of Saas Fee and other locations develop into much more abstract audiovisual form along with the weather changes. The film is also a tribute to free of light pollution places featuring fantastic views of the MilkyWay.

The short timelapse film “Altissimo” has been shot entirely with the motion-controlled timelapse technique. The team shot over 45 000 single frames (over 700 GB of RAW data) using a few cameras in various locations of Switzerland during a one-week stay in Switzerland in May, 20111.

Kizny and Paluch are also creators of the motion-control equipment they use- the DitoGear™ OmniSlider, which is a precise device allowing to move the camera very slowly while shooting still images.

If you look carefully, you’ll discover that a very long timelapse sequence spanning across over 2 days has been used, although it was cut for dramatic purposes.

The film is not only an example of great timelapse cinematography skills, but also a refined in every detail post-production and tasty music choice.


Patryk Kizny
Robert Paluch
Fabian Weber

Editing and grading:
Patryk Kizny

The Cinematic Orchestra – Evolution II (Mr. P remix)
Written by Jason Swinscoe, Phil France, Patrick Carpenter
Published by Just Isn’t Music
(P) Ninja Tune 2002 – Licensed Courtesy of Ninja Tune

Motion Control Timelapse Setup

Motion Control Timelapse Setup

Motion-controlled timelapse sequences shot on DitoGear™ OmniSlider. Learn more at ditogear.com
Footage available for licensing in 4K Digital Cinema.
For press, licensing or projects inquiries please contact looky@lookycreative.com

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