Behind the Scenes with Leviathan at FITC Amsterdam

Chicago’s Leviathan set the tone for FITC Amsterdam 2014 with an intense and dramatic micro/macro exploration of a painter’s material world all shot with cameras and motion control rigs custom-built for the project.

Leviathan CD Bradon Webb, “We designed the narrative by building an uplifting experience of expanding possibilities for the audience. We discussed the artistic process and how ideas can emerge, for example, from within tiny drops. Our research led us to a great inspirational story about getting out there and following your passion, and that’s what we set out to tell.”

Concept, Design + Production: Leviathan
Creative Director: Bradon Webb
2D Design/Composite + Micro/Macro photographer: Gareth Fewel
2D Design/Composite: Ely Beyer, David Brodeur
2D Design, Props and Camera Assist: Anzie Lee
3D Design/Animation/Composite, Props and Micro/Macro Photographer: Anthony Malagutti
3D Model/Animation/Composite: Katrina Nelken
Editor: Mike LaHood
Senior Producer: Lauren Shawe
Creative Technologist, Microscopic Research and Camera Rig Build: Harvey Moon
Software Engineer, Microscopic Research and Software Programming: Adam Berg, Dennis Chau
Executive Producer: Chad Hutson
Executive Creative Director: Jason White
Chief Technologist: Matt Daly
FITC Artwork/Font: Sara Blake / ZSO

Live-Action Shoot: Leviathan
Directors: Bradon Webb + Daniel Ryan
D.P: Aaron Edwards
Lighting: O’Connor Hartnett
Lighting Assist: T. Callahan

Final Color: NOLO Digital Film
Colorist: Elliot Rudmann
Executive Producer: Joe Flanagan

On-Camera Talent: Fine artist Wesley Kimler

Voice Talents: John Flack, Lauren Shawe

Music, Sound Design and Mix: Waveplant
Composer, Sound Designer, Mix Engineer: Joel Corelitz

Film Location: Wesley Kimler Studio, Chicago, Illinois.

Digital camera systems: Micro/Macro shoot: Canon 7D, 60D, custom-built micro motion control rig; live-action/studio

shoot: Canon 5D; behind the scenes: Canon 7D

Other Key Tools: Apple Final Cut Pro; Adobe After Effects; Zerene Stacker Software created by Rik Littlefield, Zerene Systems.