Gastown is Vancouver's original downtown core, and since the late 1800's it's cobblestone walkways have seen riots, big business, big fires, and culture clash.
Now, it's culture spans from hipster hang outs to dot com start ups to the Lower Eastside's down and outs. Gastown is the corridor that flows into the hollow, desolate streets of the crack addicted Downtown Eastside. This corridor is the life-blood of all the addicts, providing them with opportunities to panhandle and bottle thanks to the bars and night clubs in and around Gastown.
This is the story that unfolds all night long until the pusher goes home, with his pockets rattling full of change, echoing across the ears of the chasers who dissolve away into the night until they hear the Crack Man come back the next day, same spot, same story.
But for the fortunate few on Skid Row, their story is finding the light through the shadows, day to day, a more significant purpose of hope and surviving the hand of the pusher man who waits for them at that same spot, he waits for them to lose purpose, and hope.
GSTWN Stories was crated by Oleg Jiliba and Anthony Munoz.
Shot on Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF 24-105 mm 1.8 f/4 L
Song "Wake" by the Antlers antlersmusic.com/
Day 10 - Whitecaps Kit Model
One of 30 videos we've produced for the Vancouver Whitecaps to countdown the days until the team's first game in Major League Soccer. What resulted was a campaign that incorporated the city, and their love for the game.
Over 41 days we created 30 videos that loaded to a website and desktop application every morning and featured events, stunts, and celebrities – all celebrating the beautiful game.
Segment Producer: Oleg Jiliba
Camera: Anthony Munoz, Oleg Jiliba
Editor: Oleg Jiliba
Music: Tryad - "Beauty" ( tryad.org )
Agency: Slingshot Vancouver
Client: Whitecaps FC
"Emotion" - A Video Essay
Thibault is a an artist in the sense of the old masters: he is not creating to be commercially successful or to further his personal brand. His creativity is visceral: he doesn't paint because he wants to, he paints because he has to, he doesn't feel whole unless he is putting brush to paint. In this way, I feel that he is an artist from another time, a rare persona engaged with emotion and those things that make the world beautiful like no one else I have met.
with subtitles: vimeo.com/taygamedia/review/63358160/7a14af112f
Film by: Oleg Jiliba
Artist: Thibault Sendra (thibaultsendra.wix.com/portfolio)
Writers: Bénédicte Casteele and Thibault Sendra
Model: Françoise Thibault
Sound Mix: Shawn Barnes
Music: Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne in E Flat
Behind the scenes with Jay DeMerit
Jay DeMerit was the first player signed as Vancouver's Whitecaps FC began building their team for their inaugural MLS season. Jay was returning from a successful international campaign in the South African World Cup in the summer of 2010. We had the great pleasure of meeting Jay at the airport and welcoming him to Vancouver in January 2011. The day after the photo-shoot Whitecaps FC announced their signing publicly with this behind-the-scenes video.
First three minutes of 3,2,1.."KiLL!"
Here are the first three minutes of a documentary titled 3,2,1.."KILL!" about the fast growing hard court bike polo scene in North America.
Title Sequence Credits:
Director - Oleg J
Director of Photography - Anthony Munoz
Additional camera operator - Oleg J
1st Assistant - Andrew Bull
Editor - Oleg J
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30 Day Countdown - Day 11 - Show & Tell