In preparation for a new project for a client, I've been looking for inspirational videos of beautiful, simple, story telling. I'm not a film maker by any stretch but I've experience telling stories using all sorts of different mediums, but live action remains for me, the one with the most promise, the most pre-production jitters and largest final pay off.
Below are some of the best reference material I've found so far and I'll update this with more examples when I find more.
Please add any others you like in the comments section. Thanks
By film maker, photographer and designer, Michael Chung. These two pieces were for Elieen Fisher. I love how there's just enough movement in each 'photograph' that you know it's video, but it reads like editorial photography. Incidentally, I used to work with Michael when we were both at IDEO and he is a scarily versatile chap.
By film maker Tyler Manson. Beautifully simple interview beautifully executed. I love the grading throughout that makes the whole piece feel like it was shot during a two day long 'magic hour'. The super shallow depth-of-field also helps keep it warm and dreamy. Perhaps that's what makes it feel like beign the Sartorialist the best dream job ever.