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Short film about one of the best luthiers in the world

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Saturday 14 July 2012

I am a young, pasionate, filmmaker, born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in the early 90s. I started filming my friends riding their BMX’s, and after appearing on hundreds of bike related sites, I tried something new: music videos. One of my videos managed to be the most viewed in Romania, with over 12 million views. After my […]

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Everything Went Black

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Thursday 21 June 2012

It is so good to see some old fashioned film again. I always had a passion about those kind of people that are just making art from nothing. It’s hard to make art while not thinking about what you will have to eat tomorrow. This is the way that true, original art is born.

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Dark Side of the Lens

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Tuesday 19 June 2012

This is one of the best narrative short films I’ve ever seen. The image, compositions, and voice-over all come together so flawlessly. Little wonder it has won so many Film Festivals, including Best Cinematography and the Action Sports Category at the Vimeo Awards 2012. Just turn off the lights, crank up the speakers and enjoy.

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The Marmalade: the beauty of high speed photography

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Friday 15 June 2012

This is one of the most mind-opening videos that you will see in a while, simply because you can see how far the technology of filming has been upgraded in the past four years. Perhaps for the first couple of seconds you will think that the video footage was made on the computer with the help […]

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09232011: a slow motion film by Matei Plesa

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Friday 15 June 2012

There is a big probability that if you use a slow-motion camera, you will make art. This video is my demonstration of that theory. If I put the same video at a normal FPS, like 25fps for instance, you wouldn’t be so impressed. I think we will always try to find things that the human eye normally ‘can’t capture’ […]

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Brussels Express: a documentary about bike messengers

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By Matei Plesa in New Film on Friday 15 June 2012

Do you remember those ugly documentaries from the 90s? Yes? Well, this is not one of them. This documentary is about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe.

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