Frame a Better World: Announcing Dissolve for a Cause
In our social streams of bubbles and bias, where facts are politicized or denied and complex issues unfairly simplified, it can be difficult to separate truth from trash.
Frame a Better World explores how the combination of words and images can cast shadows of fear, doubt, and otherness — or shine beams of hope, opportunity, and empathy. It explores how labels can be used to stereotype, scapegoat, and charge simple gestures, like taking a knee, with political meaning.
The video marks the launch of Dissolve for a Cause, a program that gives agencies and studios up to $2,500 in stock footage for the purpose of creating pro bono (unpaid) videos for charities and good causes. Find out more about the program and apply at Dissolve for a Cause.
Meet Guy Bauer
Guy Bauer is the protagonist behind Guy Bauer Productions: a Chicago-based studio — and Dissolve contributor — that dedicates its days to producing branded content, brand anthems, mini-documentaries, and commercials. We asked Guy to share some insight about his work, his gear, and his philosophy. What’s your favourite kind of work? What’s your favourite thing […] Read more
How to create a Doodle Dissolve transition with RoughAnimator
We challenged ourselves to find a way to use color to transition between two totally different clips. By connecting the clips with doodles, the end result is a powerful and playful visual. By drawing on the actual video with a pencil the transition became all about the creative approach to the connection – resulting […] Read more
7 Filmmaking Trends We Spotted at Sundance 2019
Our Art Director Sara Jean Hughes shares some filmmaking trends she spotted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last week. Films About Adolescence After Eighth Grade swept awards season following its Sundance debut in 2018, there were many films this year that chronicled the nature of growing up. These included Big Time Adolescence, Share, […] Read more