Dose of Inspiration (#1)

Vimeo has made it so easy to find great, inspiring work these days that we thought we'd highlight some of our favorite videos each week. They'll range from shorts, to music videos, to advertisements and video essays. Enjoy:

The Sandman

Director: Diego Contreras / Producer: Jens Jacob / Co-Producer: Scott Davis / Director of Photography: Daniel Stewart / Editor & Color Grade: Diego Contreras / Sound Design & Mix: Diego Contreras / Production Company: Sypher Films / Director Representation: Bullitt / Featuring The Trona Sandman

A gorgeous short doc by the great Diego Contreras.

Mr Little Jeans | Good Mistake

DIRECTOR/EDITOR: Ian and Cooper / EXEC PRODUCER: Candice Ouaknine / PRODUCER: Nathan Scherrer / AD: Kenny Taylor / DP: Pat Scola / 1ST AC: Jake Bianco / STEADICAM: Alex Kornreich / PROD. DESIGNER: Tyler Jensen / ARTIST HAIR & MU: Melinda Dean / HAIR & MU: CJ Neal / STYLIST: Candice Brittain / CHOREOGRAPHER: Nina Mcneely / VFX: Zak Stoltz / COLORIST: Derek Hansen / PRODUCTION CO: Freenjoy

Bringing the vibes with this music video directed by Ian and Cooper. Found it via the amazing coloring work of Derek Hansen.

Today's The Day

Directed & edited by: Daniel Cloud Campos / Written by: Daniel Cloud Campos & Tamara Levinson-Campos / Produced by: Tova Dann & Spencer Susser / Original Score by: Nathan Lanier & Daniel Cloud Campos / Original Music by: Nathan Lanier & Daniel Cloud Campos Lyrics by : Daniel Cloud Campos / Choreography by : Tamara Levinson-Campos / Starring: Danny Devito & Daniel Cloud Campos Production Company : Blue Tongue Films, Doomsday, The Amoveo Company & Quad

Love this musical written/directed/starring Daniel Cloud Campos. Big things are coming for this kid. 

Mercedes / The Journey

Production Company: Stink / EP: Jeff Baron / Producer: Grace Bodie / Director: Eliot Rausch / DP: Pat Scola / Production Designer: Chris Jones / Editor: Andre Betz / Agency: Merkley and Partners / Producer: Alex Kobak / Art Director: Kirk Mosel / Writer: Chris Landi / Score: Adam Taylor / VFX: MPC

All three of us at Maker Table are constantly inspired by Eliot Rausch's work– this time he wows us again with this brand film for Mercedes. Love how he can develop the story and characters in such a short amount of time.


With the launch of this blog, we're hoping to give you guys a steady flow of inspiration posts like this, but also original content containing behind the scenes info on our projects, in-depth lighting setups, and more. Until next time, cheers!

-Ryan