story(us)

Short documentary

  • Director / Editor / Music
    Michael Marantz
  • Director of Photography
    Jared Levy
  • Producer
    Jason Oppliger
  • Production Company
    Already Alive
  • Commissioned by The Future of Storytelling Conference, this short film provides an introduction to Collaborative Storytelling: a tool to frame history as our experiences as humans become ever more intricate and complex. Featuring Jake Barton of Local Projects and interwoven interviews with individuals we encountered on the streets of New York, the film itself is told in a collaborative fashion. We were so taken with the candid, often surprising accounts of the people we interviewed, that we made a mini-project dedicated to their stories. See it here: storyus.net

    The Bonnaroo Experience – Teaser

    music festival recap

  • Director - Editor
    Michael Marantz
  • Producer
    Daniel Ostroff
  • Producer
    Jessie Goldbas
  • Producer
    Ted Day
  • Director of Photography
    Tim Sessler
  • SteadiCam Operator
    Kyle Fasanella
  • AC / DIT
    Luke Taylor
  • Assistant Editor / AC
    Gauthier Roussilhe
  • We wanted to capture in a short film what it feels like to attend Bonnaroo. This is the teaser for that film. The full four minute film will be out mid-july.

    Director - Editor / Michael Marantz
    Producers / Daniel Ostroff, Jessie Goldbas and Ted Day
    Director of Photography / Tim Sessler
    SteadiCam Operator / Kyle Fasanella
    AC and DIT / Luke Taylor
    Assistant Editor - Camera - AC / Gauthier Roussilhe

    Kids Discover

    commercial

  • Director
    Michael Marantz
  • Director of Photography
    David Jacobson
  • Producer
    Jason Oppliger
  • Assistant Producer
    Ted Day
  • Steadicam Operator
    Kyle Fasanella
  • Original Music
    Michael Marantz
  • For a wonderful new learning app, Kids Discover, Michael came up with an idea to show the most incredible thing that this app does... Hint, it's not what's on the screen.

    Los Angeles: In Motion

    Timelapse Short

  • Directed By
    Michael Marantz
  • Music
    Working for a Nuclear Free City
  • Production Company
    Ignited
  • In 2009 Michael went around Los Angeles gathering the most beautiful timelapse imagery he could.  The result is a fast, freeway focused trip around Los Angeles put to the wonderful music " by Working for a Nuclear Free City

    NYC Dark

    Short documentary

  • Director / Timelapse / Music
    Michael Marantz
  • Voice / Stills
    Jared Levy
  • Production Company
    Already Alive
  • With the power out in half of Manhattan, the city of New York became something entirely new. Drawn to the darkness, Jared Levy ans Michael set out to capture the feeling. Combining both of their experiences and Jared’s thoughts on what it was like, this piece came together over one weekend none of us will ever forget.

    Earth: The Pale Blue Dot

    Timelapse Narrative

  • Director / Timelapse / Music
    Michael Marantz
  • Voice
    Carl Sagan
  • If you’re not familiar with Mr Sagan, this is a great place to start.  Filmed in the mountains of Utah and in Mexico, these timelapse images were set against the amazing words of Carl Sagan and an original composition by Michael.

    The audio track was remixed with new visuals by the very talented Reid Gower for his Sagan Series, this piece is another example of looking into the future with optimism. Sagan lays it down best “For all our failings, we humans are capable of greatness.”

    Michelin: Wally Pfister in the Director Chair

    behind the scenes

  • Director / Cinematographer
    Michael Marantz
  • Audio
    Daniel Ostroff
  • Wally Pfister, the cinematographer of Inception, The Dark Knight and many more, takes the Director seat for 4 exclusive videos featuring Michelin Tires.

    This video is the directors cut of the behind the scenes videos.

    Muzea: Demo

    app demo

  • Experience / Product Design
    Michael Marantz
  • Product Development
    Lion Isis
  • Michael has been thinking of a new way to organize our blooming digital culture.  By using the museum metaphor he was able to create a completely different kind of internet content experience.

    Muzea: Teaser

    app commercial

  • Director / Writer / Cinematographer
    Michael Marantz
  • Assistant Director
    Justin Salerian
  • Creative
    Lion Isis
  • In 2011 Michael worked on an app called Muzea, a re-thinking of how digital content is curated and viewed.  This is the teaser.  Check out the demo to find out more.

    Intro to Identity

    Original Music

    By Michael Marantz

    Phish: Super Ball IX

    music festival recap

  • Director / Cinematographer
    Michael Marantz
  • Fourth of July 2011 was an amazing weekend of epic proportions.  The jam band Phish played a 3 day long festival at Watkins Glen Racetrack in Upstate New York.  Along with the amazing music, there were art installations  carnival rides, late night sets and an awesome pinball arcade.  Michael documented this momentous occasion in the same fashion as the last Phish festival he captured, using only stills.

    Hawaii’s Clouds

    timelapse short

  • Director / Timelapse
    Michael Marantz
  • Music
    M83
  • In the summer of 2011 Michael went to the Big Isle and Kauai for a week to visit some friends and was blown away by the clouds. He had to document and share them.  Enjoy the beautiful clouds.

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