7 Cylinders Studio is proud to partner with the Huron River Watershed Council to produce a series of short RiverUp! films that share stories of the Huron River. The first piece focuses on fly fishing through the enthusiastic efforts of Mike Schultz, whose downtown Ypsilanti outfitting shop has contributed to a revitalized business community and wildly growing popularity of fly fishing on the Huron.
Leon Speakers makes custom, handcrafted high-end audio systems in Ann Arbor, MI. They’re a business that’s part bohemia and art, part manufacturing and precision. So they turned to 7 Cylinders Studio to create a video manifesto that shares the philosophy of Leon and the story of their people, products and process.
The Ann Arbor District Library is blazing a trail on the leading edge of patron participation with their super fun Summer Game. 7 Cylinders Studio produced this short video to share what makes this one-of-a-kind game so special (includes hidden game codes for players!). More info about the Summer Game on AADL’s website.
A new video art work by filmmaker Donald Harrison of 7 Cylinders Studio, featuring the art of Tyree Guyton and The Heidelberg Project, was recently published as part of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)’s Many Voices project. Utilizing handcrafted motion graphics, Harrison combined more than 50 individual video portraits with landscapes and images of The Heidelberg Project for a surrealist exploration of creative possibilities in public spaces.
Leon Speakers has hosted some of the hottest live bands in their gorgeous new performance venue: the Leon Loft. This performance by Fitz and the Tantrums is part of the nationally syndicated radio show Acoustic Cafe, by Rob Reinhart, who also interviews the band about their touring and recording process. 7 Cylinders Studio has captured these intimate, outstanding performances along with Big Sky Recordings in Ann Arbor, MI.
A portrait of painter Chris Hyndman, whose solo exhibition “No-Touching Zone” runs April 10 – May 17, 2014 at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities Gallery.
This truncated icosahedron, created by Robert Marshall, measures 7′ 6″ in diameter and consists of 32 panels. It uses two dimensional planes and equilateral shapes to make a symmetric three-dimensional form. This video features Marshall’s geometric marvel set in motion within the rotunda of the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. Musician Zoë Keating’s “The Path” provides a dramatic score to capture the dynamics of space and movement.