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{ Monthly Archives } March 2006

MUM – Will the Summer Make Good for all our Sins

And summer will make good for all our sinsif we only wish it hard enough

Marc Craste is the genius behind the world of Pica Towers, whose chronicles count, by now, three short shorts that you probably seen before (I link to them in my usual link heap, just scroll down in case), and Jojo in [...]

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This Guy is Falling

(In love)

A funny and surreal short movie that uses real life actors in a world completely generated in computer graphics.
Alison (Lela Lee) just bought a used car. She’s having a ride with Warren (Todd Giebenhain) and Bob (Colburn Tseng) while they touch a switch labelled “Gravity”. Weightless chaos ensues, where Warren will try to save [...]


Set in New York, the video follows a young couple rushing through the city to reach the hospital to have their baby delivered.
The visual hook? The streets, buildings, people and the couple themselves are visually represented by type – the viewer is left able to interpret the meaning of these words. (Source: ‘boards)
Alex Gopher has [...]

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The Forest in Winter

…and they bathed in their bloodand ate much meat.

An epic tale of lost innocence, death and pig flavored snack treats. No more to be said, just watch it. Now!
A collaborative project of Jake Portman (AKA Notactualsize) and Bill Sneed, based on a script by Charlie Short. Sound design by Braincloud.
Bill and Jake works as animators [...]

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Helluva Day

I’ve had a lot of technical problems in the last 24 hours, so no updates.
I’ll try to deliver some new posts tomorrow.
Per tutta una serie di problemi accumulatisi nelle ultime 24 ore, niente aggiornamenti.
Provero’ a sfornare nuovi post da domani.

PSAPP – Tricycle

Psapp (Carim Clasmann and Galia Durant) was one of the first guest of this blog, with the video for their About Fun. This new clip comes from the same director, and it’s way good the same.
It’s a stop-frame animation directed by Thorsten Levin and tells the story of a mouse smitten with a disinterested bear. [...]


MENOMENA – Cough Coughing

A weird being, dressed with (or made up of) garbage plastic bags, goes around throwing wrapped objects to the people in this music video for Menomena directed by Jonnie Ross.

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The Orchid and the Rose

An intense 3D animated short movie from two canadian movie makers. Two seeds sprout side by side, an orchid and a rose: the beginning of a tragic love story.
The movie has been directed and produced by Mark Benard and Dennis Tal, with the support of Bravo!FACT, a foundation to assist canadian talent.
Also, part of the [...]


Persephone`s Bees – Links Updated

Both videos from Persehphone’s Bees, Nice Day and City of Love are no more available from Collision Films. I uploaded to the usual places.
The Simpsons comes to life: Updated the Quicktime download from Gorgeous.
Entrambi i video dei Persehphone’s Bees, Nice Day e City of Love non sono piu’ disponibili su Collision Films. [...]


Io di patate ne ho viste tante…

Short movie by Christina Spangler, made using stop animation technique. We’ll see a potato that, gaining (by accident) the sense of sight, suddenly become self aware.
Unearthed was made at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002, when Christina obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film / Animation [...]

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CHRIS HARDING – Make Mine Shoebox

Make Mine Shoebox “is an exercise in pushing the limits of what you can say in a corporate video.”
It’s an animated video for a presentation by a large greeting card corporation. The video is five minutes long and explain in a humorous, yet corporately appropriate way (is that even possible?), the process behind making [...]

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Good Luck Mr. Grosky

Fly me to the Moon…

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon. His first words after stepping on the moon, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” are well known. But then he made this enigmatic remark: “Good luck, Mr. Grosky.” This short [...]


A surreal amniotic experience in shades of grey.
This movie is the final project and thesis by Liron Damir that concludes his 4 years of Broadcast Design and Animation studies at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem.
It’s a music video for Flugufrelsarinn by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós included in their album Ágætis [...]

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Rock the World [REPOST]

Troubled timesCaught between confusions and pain, pain, pain.

I spent today watching some movie. I started with Shao Lin san shi liu fang (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) also known as The Master Killer, one of the early movie of the the Shaw Brothers. You’ll find the trailer freshly uploaded on YouTube.
Then I watched the second [...]

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Put your hands in the air!

Funny commercial directed by Ricardo de Carvalho.
Un divertente spot diretto da Ricardo de Carvalho.

Dailymotion blogged video
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Liquorice da H2 Films.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 8 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Liquorice su DailyMotion.[Format: Flash]
WATCH: Guarda Liquorice su VSocial.[Format: Flash]
CODECS: Apple Quicktime – Flash


What Sarah Said: Link Update

Some other minor updates:
What Sarah Said: A higher resolution video is hosted on the director web space. And I linked to the video page on Directions: nothing useful, but funny…
Friend of the Night: The clip is now hosted on ‘boards too.
Altri piccoli aggiornamenti:

PRUDENCE – A tort ou a raison

Another video that’s easier to watch than to describe. It’s like a mixed technique animation (using little objects, hand drawn, and the marks left by glasses) but it’s completely done as mixed technique (using 2D, 3D and Flash…)
Prudence is a French instrumental band, composed in 1996. The members are Emmanuel Enault, Tantely Zafimehy and Joris [...]

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NAKD – Box

A world of boxes, replicating themselves until they cover up everything. The nightmare of our canned lifes?
Formerly out of Rio de Janeiro, Nakd has recently moved offices to Toronto, where creative director Stephen Crowhurst is continuing the expansive vision of a company whose inspiration ranges from extreme color to wool sweaters. (Source: Lumen Eclipse)
Nakd is [...]

Fin d`ete: Link Updated Again

Fin d’été: There’s a new clip with higher resultion for this Supinfocom movie.
Minor changes, includes:
What Sarah Said: Unfortunately my French has never been very good. Tnx to progosk for pointing out the correct translation.
The Simpsons comes to life: I’ve added the link from the Gorgeous site, and cleaned [...]

Tall Tales and Other Big Lies

I got a story to telllong before the universe went to hell.

The story, told by Texas folk singer Ray Wylie Hubbard, takes place at a concert in the seventies, where he witnessed a hilarious and horrific sight, never to be forgotten. The lesson learned? Beware of dogs wearing bandanas!
Directed and animated by Dano Johnson upon [...]

ASIFA needs help

ASIFA is run on a volunteer basis. So they all the help you can give them.
For example, we can: bookmark their HOME PAGE, COMMENT using the link at the bottom of each post, lend them ARTWORK to be digitized, Write a BIOPEDIA ENTRY or LETTER OF SUPPORT, CONTRIBUTE to sustain the project, VOLUNTEER to help [...]



Il m’aime. Un peu? Beaucoup. Passionnément. A la folie… Pas du tout!

“He loves me. A little? Much. Passionately. Crazily… More than anything else! Not at all!” It’s the French way of asking love me or love me not on a daisy.
This strong, emotional, clip is part of the Directions project, a series of 11 (or [...]

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Chi fraveca e sfraveca nun perde maje tiempo…

I’ve lost all the bookmarks from the last three months of navigation. And it’s all, completely, totally, my fault. Shame on me.
Ho perso tutti i bookmark degli ultimi tre mesi di navigazione. Ed e’ completamente, totalmente, tutta colpa mia. :-(


I got something to give,before I leave,that I could never rub out.

Karni&Saul delivered one of that videos that is hard to describe. It’s live action but stop animated. It’s like a night out, but in the living room. Got the idea?
Nizlopi are a two piece band: the guitarist and singer Luke Concannon and John [...]

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Tape – Sand Dunes

A little and delicate music video made up of a simple story and neat drawings in black and white, created by Wisut Ponnimit.
Tape was formed in 2000 by brothers Andreas Berthling and Johan Berthling together with Tomas Hallonsten. Their first recording, Opera, came out in 2002; the second – Milieu – in 2003.
Sand Dunes is [...]


SUPER FURRY ANIMALS – It`s Not The End Of The World


An extremely nice work of CGI that looks like a puppet theater piece. About the end of the world. As we know it. And it makes me feel fine.
Super Furry Animal is a welsh pop/rock band. Lead vocalist and guitarist Gruff Rhys, drummer and vocalist Dafydd Ieuan and bassist Guto Pryce had been together since [...]

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Nicely done commercial for Blue Tone Telecom, directed by Arni Thor Johnsson.
Spot per Blue Tone Telecom, ben confezionato dal regista Arni Thor Johnsson.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Swimmer.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 8 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Swimmer in finestra.
LINK: La pagina di Arni Thor Johnsson su GetAReel.
LINK: Visita H2 Films.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime
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The McPassion

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…

The greatest story never ever told and the fast food giant united to deliver the tie-in of all the tie-ins.While supplies last.
This satirical short movie, directed by Benjamin Hershleder, is the response of the filmmaker Rik Swartzwelder, writer and produrer (and Christian, if you were [...]

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LIAM KEMP – This Wonderful Life

Well, this short is mostly about the main model. Condering that it’s the work of a single person, it’s amazing, isn’t it?
Liam Kemp, the author, says: “The idea was triggered from seeing a young mother and her baby sitting across from me on a train. I was observing the way they were [...]

MOGWAI – Friend of the Night

Amazing clip from Woof Wan-Bau. It’s like… uhm… still life in motion. Very hard to explain, but easy to enjoy.
Mogwai is a Scottish band formed in 1995 and named after the creatures from Joe Dante’s Gremlins, that has become one of the most influential and best known post-rock bands. They compose lengthy instrumental guitar-based pieces [...]

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De Profundis

Down in an underwater world, a pirate bird (at least, I suppose it’s a bird) try by any means to save his treasure while everything is collapsing around him. Will he succeed?
The movie is the work of a team of student of the ESRA Sup’Infograph: Francois Coulon, Christophe Delisle, Léon Berelle (who also worked on [...]

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Grain of Truth: Paris

What’s in Vogel this week?

From New Zealand, again, a commercial for bread, directed by Vincent Ward. They’re given to you a grain of truth. But you’ll bettere take it with a grain of salt.
The song is La Noyée by Yann Tiersen, from his 1997 album La Phare, and also inlcluded in the soundtrack of Amelie [...]

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THE SNEAKS – Kuzai Heart You Girl

A japanese vending machine falls in love with a hot robot doll. When a coin is inserted, the Bunny City inside her (!!!) grows excited.
Weirdness apart, this is a great work of animation, that surely required a great effort.
Video realized by New Zealand Shine Strength. The credits includes: Phil James, Hsu Han Chiang, Phil Kwong, [...]


The Simpsons (and co.) – Link Update

Real Life Simpsons: some links died, some other came out, so I cleaned up the place.
Bersama Sama: the link was down for bandwidth exceed. Now it’s online again.
At a Glance: both link changed. Now they’re up to date at the new location.
Real Life Simpsons: alcuni [...]


Strange machinery and weird creatures in this clip from Loyalkaspar.
From the same author, the music video for Pinback song, Fortress.
Concept and illustrations by Josh Goodrich.
Strani macchinari e creature bizzarre in questa clip di Loyalkaspar.
Dagli stessi autori del video di Fortress, la canzone dei Pinback.
Concept e illustrazioni di Josh Goodrich.

via Kamigurumi (itself via Blowup)

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Fur [...]

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The Simpsons comes to life


Just a joke or a viral for a live action movie based on The Simpsons characters?
“The clip re-enacts the title sequence to a tee beginning with the camera zooming into a schoolroom to see a blonde Bart scribbling lines on the blackboard.” (Source)
UPDATE: directed by Chris Palmer of Gourgeous Enterprises for Sky One. (Source)
Uno scherzo [...]

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The daily (or better, nightly) routine of an old man changes when he sneeze off his denture. The newly free teeth show him the way to a different universe. There, the poor man will be imprisoned and forced to some sort of torture peep show…
As you’ll notice, the story of this ten minute stop [...]

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Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers

From Ikea’s homeland, a furniture object oriented musical short movie.
“Six drummers participate in a well planned musical attack in the suburbs. As an elderly couple leave their apartment the drummers take over. On everyday objects they give a concert in four movements: kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and livingroom. The drummers perform on everything from dogdishes [...]

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