Maya Erickson’s Black Sesame Dessert
Film by Director Jennifer Davick and Executive Producer Amy Yvonne Yu
DP Devin Whetstone | Story by Writer Tanner Latham | Post-Production by Mission Film & Design
Stylized, Sexy, Provocative and Decadent. Everything You Would Expect from a Grandmother’s Recipe.
At 13 years old, Maya Erickson was working in a professional kitchen, tasked primarily with filling cookies and wrapping tuiles. She shrugs this detail off now, as if it’s simply a throwaway line unworthy of her bio. As if most newly-turned teenagers must surely have been like her—resisting the temptation to toggle among their screens and choosing, instead, a highly disciplined path.
It is with this kind of casual, unassuming tone that this wunderkind (now she’s in her mid-20s), pastry chef describes her Black Sesame Ice Cream with Black Sesame Pudding, a dessert rooted in her former chef’s grandmother’s poppy seed pudding recipe yet presented with a stylized, sexy and provocative manner that’s as arresting and mood-evoking visually as it is to the palate.
Maya created this dessert while working as the pastry chef at Lazy Bear, a San Francisco restaurant that grew from the cult-like following of an underground supper club and whose own chef/owner David Barzelay recently received the nod as a 2016 Food and Wine Best New Chef.
To complement the ice cream and pudding, Maya’s Black Sesame dessert features cassis jam, cassis pate de fruit, dehydrated devil’s food cake, forbidden rice pudding and a light dusting of charcoal. This creation—with its colors and flavors and textures—makes you question what you think you know about food. This is the epitome of Maya’s gift to anyone lucky enough to receive it—a delicately plated, understated, experiential dessert that decadently performs.
This short film by Adam Loften and Mary Fowles tells the story of Mohammed Alsaleh, a young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada in 2014. After fleeing torture and imprisonment by the Assad regime, he is rebuilding his life. Mohammed counsels newly-arrived Syrian refugee families with the same Vancouver-based NGO that aided him during his own resettlement process.
He’s trying to cut his own hair in the bathroom and calls his ex for help. It’s about that last time you both really connect.
Written/Directed by: Thomas R. Wood
DoP: Matthew Chavez
Produced by: Lindsey Wood
Sound: Dan Morgan
P.A.: Jessica Smith
Barry Rothbart – Sam
Jocelyn DeBoer – Zoe
Special Thanks: Ava Berlin
4K Dreamy landscapes from above Norway
In April of this year, a couple of adventure-seeking friends and I took off to Norway from LAX. I knew what to expect based on Google images and travel blogs but I also know how easy it can be to sell a location by a photo or two. The thing about Norway is that the sights I enjoyed the most were usually en route to our destinations – things that weren’t already pitched to me in internet photographs. The routes we drove had more tunnels and bridges than what I have encountered in a lifetime. We were constantly crossing over bodies of water (fjords!) and driving through mountains that were too massive to drive over or around. Each time our car emerged from a tunnel, the light would bring us a new majestic environment, one after another. I jokingly compared this phenomenon as watching a television that only subscribed to nature channels, and each time we went into a tunnel, we were changing the channel. This said, I bring you the N O R W A Y channel – a montage of footage taken on the route between Oslo and Bergen, but mainly up north around Lofoten.
Shot with a phantom 3 pro
Watch the Graphic Pack: vimeo.com/169675730
Case study: nerdo.tv/case-study/la-effe-2016
“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.”
The broadcast channel La Effe is not only a TV station. It’s an eclectic, multifaceted, plural and versatile way of thinking.
For their new on-air identity they were looking for something to convey a big change in their positioning, to stand out among the other SKY channels, something clear, brave and cool.
We came out with a strong typographic approach to celebrate their background, enclosed in a never-seen-on-TV design.
Proudly branded by NERDO.
Art direction, animation: Alessandro Durando, Daniele Gavatorta, Lorenzo Levrero
Additional animator: Riccardo Chiara
Head of Content and Communication: Riccardo Chiattelli
Brand Manager: Fabio Pietranera
Original Music (Graphick pack): Smider
Sound Design (Graphick pack): Andrea Pestarino
© EFFE TV S.r.l.
7 artists, 7 days, 7 videos.
The amazing Italian region of Liguria told in time-lapse and tilt-shift.
A magical and peculiar visual tour from Riviera di Ponente to Riviera di Levante and in between!
Shot in one week during Digital Diary of Liguria (turismoinliguria.it) for Can’t Forget Italy.
From more than 16.000 pictures.
Music “Ma Se Ghe Penso” — Mario Capello (1925)
“A Seissento” — Piero Parodi (1967)
XII Multivision Festival 2014 Official Selection
flEXiff 2014 Official Selection
1st Prize Best Timelapse
1st Prize Category Destination
Digital Diary Liguria 2013
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In August 2016 my girlfriend and I flew to Iran to enjoy some time off, this short video tries to outline the beautiful cities that we went through and the amazing people we met along the way.
Shot in: Shiraz, Yazd, Isfahan and Tehran
– DJI Osmo
– Nikon D5100
– Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC
– Syrp Genie Mini
– Yashica YT400 Tripod
Helen Jane Long – The Aviators
In 1962, Fidel Castro banned all professional (for profit) sports in Cuba. For Cuba’s top athletes this means a tough choice. Stay in Cuba, their home, or defect and follow their dreams. This is the story of two-time Olympic gold medalist Mario Kindelán Mesa.
Directed by: Justin Henning
Produced by: SOCIETY (society.tv) in association with EL CENTRAL producciones
Executive Producer: Harry Calbom & David Holm
Producer: Carlos Gómez & Reymel Delgado Rodriguez
Cinematographer: Justin Henning
Movi Operator: Ryan Haug (motionstate.com)
Assistant Director: Jimmy Ochoa
Camera Assistant: Matt Louie
2nd AC: Hannol Rodriguez
Sound: Elijah Lawson & Ariel Novo
Editor: Nick Pezzillo
Post Producer: David Guti Rosado
Colorist: Eric Rosen (lightpress.tv)
Compositor: David Viau
Titles: Jonny Sikov
Music by: Industrial Revelation, Buddy Rich & Solomon Ligthelm
Sound Design and Mixing by: John Buroker at Hearby Sound
Special thanks: Motion State, Austin Wilson, Harry Calbom, David Holm, Carlos Stevens, Nannette Buroker, Jeff Tillotson, Shane Dillon, Mckenna Turner, Larisa Peters, Rebecca Parenteau, Trust Collective
Starring: Mario Kindelán Mesa
Shot in Iceland
The laughing heart by Charles Bukowski
read by Tom O’Bedlam
Music : Ryan Taubert – Soul Battles
Additional Footage : Gerald Faway / Rodrigue El Hajj / Julian van Dieken. ( Footage used with license )
Drone operator : Nolan Grose / Alex Sauerbrunn / Damian Popławski
Edit / grade / Sound design : Laurent Tixhon
アイスランドの雄大な自然と、チャールズ・ブコウスキー「The Laughing Heart」の朗読を重ね合わせた映像。
Rotterdam in four seasons. Part 4: Summer.
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Check out Part one *Autumn* here: vimeo.com/150768299
Part two **Winter** here: vimeo.com/159932613
Part three ***Spring*** here: vimeo.com/171542577
Music: As it was – Future of Forestry
Shot with GH4 and lumix lenses