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{ Monthly Archives } October 2005

Devendra Banhart – A Ribbon

Ribbons around the fumes, we’ll be sleeping soon

A blood-red ribbon floats through a surreal environment in this haunting video.
Directed by Michel Gondry and Lauri Faggioni, with animation by Peter Sluszka, editing by Charlie Johnston at Lost Planet: the same team that worked on Steriogram’s Walkie Talkie Man. It premiered at the MOMA in January, 2005.
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ROB SCHRAB – Robot Bastard!

I’m not a man!

Robot Bastard! is a short film starring Jeff Davis and Robia Lamorte.
Rob Schrab’s vision was to create a colorful, scratch-built world that was all his own. He wanted his debut as a director to have a signature style. Robot Bastard! was made for about 18,000 dollars and shot on Super 16, featuring: [...]

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Steel Teeth

Open for Fun!

A new commercial for Tuborg.
The ad tells the story of Steel Teeth, a guy with a 36-teethed steel smile, with the “gift” of being able to open beer bottles using only his teeths. While at his work, Steel Teeth is noticed by a talent scout that suddenly makes a star out of him. [...]

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HIFANA – Wamono

Amazing music video for the japanese band Hifana, directed by +cruz and produced by Love, a London based studio. Post production made at Kamikaze Douga.
Both the song and the video are a blend of traditional japanese folklore and modernity.The clip starts and ends as live action, but in fact it’s pure animation!
Hifana is a breakbeat [...]

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SHAO GUEE – Haruwo

Dying is the worst kind of fuck-up.

In a violent post-apocalyptic Japan, a reckless juvenile delinquent named Haruwo takes on the yakuza, but their new bouncer may be more than he can handle… Over a year in the making, this half-hour short was entirely the work of one person, even the music! Haruwo animator Shao [...]

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CRAIG MARSHALL – Time Comes to Pass

A good 3D animated (with Maya) short.The grim reaper goes to harvest two of his victims when, at the half of his business, something stops him…
Good technique: it should have been rendered better, but that’s only a matter of time and money.The story prooceed smoothly, even though some shots (the first ones, above all) seems [...]

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Smile

A weird movie by Yuval Markovich and Noam Abta. The scenes are shot as live action, and then the faces and other details have been replaced with computer graphics.
Yuval arrives at his friend’s apartment and begins to suspect that there is a plot to do him harm. The signs build up slowly but surely, to [...]

Tim Tom

An high class and self-referential movie, where the heading titles are strictly correlated with the ending. The movie has been realized by Romain Segaud and Christel Pougeoise as graduating project at SupInfoCom.
Tim and Tom are two little men (whose faces are in fact notepads!) trying to keep in touch each other. But the Creator (intended [...]

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THE CURE – The End of the World

It’s just the end of the end of the world…

Very good stop motion animated video for this song, from the italian director Floria Sigismondi. Produced by Believe Media.
The world surrounding Robert Smith seems to have some stability issues…
The song has been released as a single in June 2004 and it’s included in the album The [...]

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PETER DONNELLY – Toothfairy on the Prowl

Semifinalist at the AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Animation Contest.
Semifinalista all’AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Animation Contest.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Toothfairy on the Prowl.[Format: Windows Media - Size: 3 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Toothfairy on the Prowl su YouTube.[Format: Flash]
LINK: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor Animation and Digital Film Contest.
CODECS: Windows Media – Flash

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STEFAN MARJORAM – The Deadline

Nice self-referential short movie produced by Aardman Animation (Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit…)The plot is simple: three animators struggle to make a film as the deadline rapidly approaches.
The three guys are in fact, Stefan Marjoram (the director), Wee Brian and Dan Lane (founder of The Skylounge animation company), the authors of the movie that [...]

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CHRIS DUDMAN – No Brainer

Every day, more and more people are lining up to destroy themselves.

WARNING: this video can be disturbing to easily frightened people.
The year is 2003. New Zealand is in the grip of a “Speed’ epidemic. The number of Methamphetamine related crimes are at an all time high, as are the incidents of psychological breakdowns brought on [...]

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Egg

An impressive award winning short animation from China.
Set in an hypothetical universe where biology and technology are melt together, the movie follows a little chick in his very first seconds of life outside the egg.
P.S. The download rate from the chinese website is very slow, so I’ve made a mirror for your pleasure… :) Gone. [...]

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ADAM LARKUM – Empathy

A bittersweet short movie about feeling lonely and searching the company of our own similars.
Directed and animated by Adam Larkum (he works for the London animation studio Tandem Films), the short got a very nice music score by Russell Pay.
Un corto dolceamaro che parla di solitudine e della ricerca della compagnia dei nostri simili.
Diretto ed [...]

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SAM BAYER – Capitalia

Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga come è, bisogna che tutto cambi.(If we want things to stay as they are, everything will have to change.)

The quote above is from Il Gattopardo (The Leopard), the masterpiece of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
About the commercial… Created by Armando Testa Agency; Directed by Sam Bayer from Ridley Scott Associated (famous [...]

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LEMON JELLY – Nice Weather for Ducks

All the ducks are swimming in the water…

Funny trippy video for this song, created by Airside and Nigel Pay for the band Lemon Jelly, a duo composed by Fred Deakin and Nick Franglen.
The story goes like this: a bearded gent is in the park sitting in the rain when a magic raindrop falls from the [...]

ANTON BOGATY – Bub: Freelance Killer

He is a killer. He has been hired to kill a man. But… He sadly lacking sharpshooter skills, and luck.
A nice animated short, almost an animeted comic or illustation.
E’ un killer. E’ stato assoldato per uccidere un uomo. Ma… manca completamente di mira, e di fortuna.
Simpatico corto animato, meglio, un’illustrazione o un fumetto animato

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Little Angel

In 2004, SE3D offered 12 groups of UK animators free access to HP Labs’ experimental Maya® Rendering Service to produce a 3D short. This is one of the shorts.
Fearing another trip through hell’s fiery gates, the stork decides to drop of a baby demon in heaven instead. The little Devil grows up in an angelic [...]

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DUSAN KASTELIC – Perk

Funny polka punk video…
“The coal mine in my home town was shut down.Many miners were left without work.Theirs were very sad stories.But those people weren’t the only ones affected.There was another jobless creature…A mine-goblin called Perk.”
Perk is a short animated movie by Dusan Kastelic. And, it is a music promo for Perkmandeljc, a song by [...]

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Movement

I see a red door and I want it painted black

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Movement.[Format: Windows Media - Size: 10 MB - RunTime: 2 min.]
WATCH: Guardalo su ZippyVideos.[Format: Windows Media]
LINK: Visita il sito di Mack Productions.
CODECS: Windows Media
Tags: [Short Movie] [Claymation] [Rolling Stones]

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STERIÖGRAM – Walkie-Talkie Man

Last night at the show we saw himGoing out of his tree

Music promo from Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the best movie i’ve seen since Memento.
From the video treatment: “The walls, the furniture, the instruments, the recording equipment, even the camera is created out of yarn and wool… As the [...]

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KWOK FUNG LAM – Eat Dog Cat Mouse

The new shorts for the fifth edition of Mesh are out! This is my personal pick, written, designed and directed by Kwok Fung Lam.
Eat Dog Cat Mouse is a frantic tale of revenge and relentless eating. Before Mouse finds a way to delicious cornfield, it’s eaten by Cat, with dire consequences for the food [...]

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BRENT CHAMBERS – Cog

Anything’s possible.

A commercial for Lotto (not the sportswear brand but the New Zealand lottery) in the style of old Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies, with film aging and lighting artifacts artificially achieved; though the use of modern tools become apparent in a couple of scenes.
Brent Chambers is the founder of multi-award [...]

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BADLY DRAWN BOY – Year of the Rat

Every day we’ve got to hold on.

In this animated clip, Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy) leave his apartment and encounters a woman who burns with rage against him. He hugs her, until eventually the rage goes away from her. From then on, his unbreakable hug heals people from hate and pain.
Produced by Soft Citizen, [...]

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SHIM, BEOM SIK – PGi-13

In a classroom, four children are waiting for a special imagination test. The children receive water and teabags from a giant metallic pot on the ceiling, and they begin to imagine they can revive their tea back to its pre-tea form. Each child is given a different type of tea; the first child has [...]

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JOHN DILWORTH – Catch of the Day

From the creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog, a story made up of dysfunctional relationships between a man, his cat and a female fish whom he falls in love…
You can view the movie or download it using a software that supports MMS protocol, like SDP or Net Trasnport.
On StrechFilms you’ll find above all the [...]

JONATHAN OSTOS YABER – Zombies?

Think! (Like us.)

The story of two guys, nice guys, but just a little… dead!!! They spot a place that seems nice and try to fit in, but the people living there keep on call them zombies and drive them away. People that live the same “canned” life, every single day.So: who’s the real zombie?
Written, directed, [...]

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JEAN FRANÇOIS COEN – Café Bouillu

Café bouillu, café foutu.

Taken from Vive l’amour, the second solo album of Coen, this song is based on a french saying: café bouillu, café foutu.
Member of the Modern Guy until they break up in 1981, Jean François Coen release his first solo album only in 1993, gaining a good success with The Tower of Pise.It’s [...]

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ANDY BOBROW – The Old Negro Space Program

The shocking-but-false story of America’s Blackstronauts!

In 1957, African-American astronauts found themselves unable to break the color barrier at the NASA. Undaunted, and on a shoestring budget, they formed their own space program, the “Negro-American Space Society of Astronauts” (NASSA). Told in documentary style satirizing Ken Burns‘ documentary The Civil War, this comedic short traces NASSA’s [...]

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SIMON ROBSON – What Barry Says

None of us really matters to them.

A collaboration between Simon Robson and his friend Barry McNamara, this short date back 2003, but nothing changed since then. Nothing.
They started recording a monologue by Barry, about the Imperialism made in U.S.A. and the “Project for the New American Century”.
On what Barry says, Simon developed this animation with [...]

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LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – Tribulations

Everybody makes mistakesbut it’s always mine that seem to keep on sticking.

In 1999 James Murphy (the man behind LCD Soundsystem) meets Tim Goldsworthy and, some time later, they formed the DFA label. Losing my Edge (debut single of LCD) has been one of their first release, while Tribulations has been released just a couple of [...]

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VINCENT BERGER – Vacuité

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog.

This is a must see. MUST.Everything in this short is outstanding, except maybe for the model of the main character.Not just the symbolic meaning, but the feelings and the moods too, reach the audience effectively.The soundtrack has been composed for the movie by Bruno Moyano, except for the song [...]

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OSTERBERG – Lick the Bacon

Ain’t no time for goodness sakin’Cos’ I just wanna lick the bacon.

I know, it’s just a plugin, but I really love that sketch lookalike effect.
Ki and Amy are joined by Ben ‘Lightning Boy’ Watkins to form Melbourne’s new rock’n’roll outfit, Osterberg, named after the real surname of Iggy Pop.Osterberg released their self-titled debut [...]