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{ Monthly Archives } June 2006

HOLDEN – Ce que je suis

Clouds and silhouettes… As a young woman walk through the city, the changes in her mood are reflected by her “personal” cloud, then influencing her meetings.
Holden is a French band of alternative music whose members are: Armelle Pioline, Mocke, Ludovic Leleu, Cristobal Carvajal-Rastello and Pierre-Jean Grappin.
Ce que je suis (What I am) is included in [...]


BEN IB – Peeping Tommy

Ben Ib’s take on 70s sexploitation flicks. A security guard is peeping into an office where the boss and his three gorgeous secretaries are… doing stuff!
Don’t know if this is supposed to be a viral or just a short movie, or a rejected music video (who could?) or something else. Actually, I don’t care that [...]

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Some Other Updates

First, I found out that the awesome movie Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase is available on a DVD that features four great movies by Joan Gratz.
Then, I’ve updated the post to Gondry’s Walkie Talkie Man with three links. None of them, anyway, is much better than the old one.
Prima di tutto, noto che il magnifico [...]


This was originally posted in October 2005. I messed up with it, so I’d better repost it. (Yeah, OK, any excuse is a good one to post Gondry…)
A commercial from the talented Michel Gondry for Smirnoff. We see (for the first time?) a bullet time scene, three years before The Matrix, that starts and ends [...]

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Somedays aren’t yours at allThey come and go as if they’re someone elses days

Following his great work for Sleep Tonight by The Stars, Jonathan Vardi does another unofficial music video, this time for Somedays, by Regina Spektor.
The song is included in Soviet Kitsch, the third album by the Russian born singer, songwriter and pianist.
The clip [...]


STEVE ROSENBERG – Corona Station

It’s a turf war between two violinists who vie for a prime busking location in a gritty Vancouver SkyTrain station, trying to impress their blond muse. (Source: Bravo!FACT)
Short movie directed by Steve Rosenberg who co-wrote it with Heather Conn. Music recorded and edited by Omar Ashim.
The short has been produced with the support of the [...]



A plain, funny spoof of the Die Hard trilogy, and of the action movie heroes.
With this short, Konstantin Bronzit won the Grand Prize for a TV Film at the 1998 Annecy Animated Film Festival.
Semplice e divertente parodia della trilogia di Die Hard e degli eroi dei film d’azione.
Con questo corto, Konstantin Bronzit ha vinto il [...]


THE BRAVERY – An Honest Mistake

Pitagora souitchi…

Now that the Rube Goldberg contraptions meme is dying, it should be safe to post this music video that develop such a machinery while the band is playing the song, using all the classic weaponry, including dominoes, and something more peculiar.
The Bravery is an American alternative rock band from New York City that consists [...]


NARA YOUN – Ma Cherie!

The movies from the class of 2006 at Ringling School of Art and Design are online. So it’s time for a new cross-blogged post.
Ma cherie! it’s the work of Nara Youn. We’ll see a little girl trying to reach for some little sweet treat; but the chef have to overdo it…
And now, if you’ve find [...]

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TOM VAN GESTEL – La realite

A little nice short movie about the big gap between riches and poors and the short amount of time that takes to find yourself into the other side.
The world is modelled as a roll, which is not just a mere visual trick, because the story is told in a circular way.
The short format is that [...]



In 2001, Nintendo and Hypnotic, a film entertainment company, created Eternal Darkness Films, an amateur filmmakers contest on short films inspired by the game Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.
The films were not directly based on the characters or storyline of the game, but inspired by the psychological horror themes in the game.
The winner of the grand [...]

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Enough is enough (+ Updates)

We reject kings, presidents and voting.We believe in rough consensus and running code.Dave Clark

Quicktime Player 6 for PC was fast and reliable. Quicktime Player 7 for PC is one of the crappiest shitload of bugs I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen all the version of Windows, so figure…
Not that I didn’t noticed before, but I [...]


A commercial directed by Andrea Giacobbe for Tracks, a french/german tv show focused on music on the Arte channel.
Uno spot diretto da Andrea Giacobbe per Tracks, uno show TV franco-tedesco in onda su Arte e avente per tema la musica.

via Shortsville

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Tracks.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 12 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Tracks [...]



Facing That Void uses a combination of puppetry and stop-motion animation to deliver a story of a woman haunted by the demons of hip-hop. Two devils emerge from a boombox and try to turn her into a marionette. (Source: The Private Dick Plog)
General Elektriks is the brainchild of Hervé Salters (also known as RV Salters [...]

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JOAN GRATZ – Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

A great piece of claymation, where the works of more than thirty famous artists is merged together and morphed into each other. “A tour-de-force that compresses the history of modern art into seven minutes” according to the New York Times.
“Joan Gratz invented the animation technique known as clay painting. Working directly under the camera with [...]

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[BEST OF] May 2006

A little late, but maybe it’s even better. Here’s my picks. The star [*] denotes posts that have been updated. (Wow, there’s been some epidemic disease…)
The Raftman’s Razor: Chaos is the soul in which truth grows. [*]
Kamiya tsushin: Japan and the essence of living in that culture.
CodeHunters: a [...]

ANDREAS GASCHKA – Zeitsprung Timetravels

Wir bringen Sie weiter!

This is a (fictional) advertisement clip for time travel company in the time of Jules Verne.
Nice piece of motion graphics created by Andreas Gaschka, a student of German school FH Mainz. Some animation provided by his professor Edgar Brück.
Music and audio by Kristen & Schmidt. Voice over provided by Frank Nachtigall.
Uno spot [...]

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JOSE GONZALEZ – Hands on Your Heart

In the video, a series of illustrations is brought to life by the singer’s words.
José González is a Swedish singer songwriter. He gained notoriety when his cover of The Knife’s Heartbeats was used in the Balls commercial for Sony Bravia.
The only album he released since now is Veneer, in 2003. The song Hands on Your [...]

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One of the best short movie came out of Supinfocom in 2005. Why I didn’t post it before? Waiting for a better quality version, obviously… This post remembered me to check if it was finally available.
Cafard (Cockroach) is the work by three Supinfocom students: Guillaume Marques (AKA degun), Thomas Leonard (AKA Tomtom) and Paul [...]

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Balloon: Link Updated

The DivX clip of Balloon, the BAFTA winner short movie from Ken Lidster is back online.
Also, Super Moine got a new mirror link.
La clip DivX del film Balloon di Ken Lidster, premiato ai BAFTA, è di nuovo online.
Inoltre, Super Moine ha un link alternativo.

REFERENCE: Il post di Balloon.

Welcome to the Array

Our friends at Llamame Lola finally took the red pill and discovered, to their surprise, that there is no tube. Welcome to the real world!
UPDATE: as you can read from the comments, they “are doing a competition for make a Logo that represents the reality, maybe we could disconnect [...]


AIKO – Waltz 57

Words means different in the dark.

Don’t know what to say, except: wow!
A visual sound research by the dutch artist Aiko (Nico Stumpo) with music by Swod. More infos on the site, Abnormal Behavior Child.
The high quality clip is huge and zipped, so I encoded a smaller MP4 version. If it doesn’t work, use the “official” [...]

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I’ve long awaited to see this short film, written and directed by Joshua Harvey with animation by Mats Andersson, did as their graduation work at the School of Visual Arts.
The story for Abridged originated from a painting by Craig Mullins. In the painting there is a soldier in a corner somewhere reading a book of [...]

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE – I will Follow you into the Dark

If there’s no one beside youWhen your soul embarksThen I’ll follow you into the dark

Have you ever felt like there’s a black hole, growing bigger time after time, and cracking up your own existence? That’s what the video is about. Or at least, that’s what makes me think of.
Death Cab for Cutie were [...]

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Friday Night Flick #5: Nature Calls


Warning: not animal friendly. At all!
Attenzione: video poco animalista. Per niente!

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Nature Calls.[Format: Flash - Size: 2 MB - Running Time: 2 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Nature Calls in finestra.
LINK: Visita Dinowax.
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OTAFUKU REX – Do me, I`m the Best

Amazing music video done with puppets. The scenes are a little cliché (I guess it’s supposed to be like that), the song is not the best thing you’ve ever heard but… every thing is done with some of the best stop animation I’ve seen, sometimes mixed with live action images.
Otafuku Rex is a band made [...]

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Cocotte minute

Every year Gobelins, a French animation school, makes some short movies to open the Annecy Film Festival. And Cocotte Minute is one of the five films made for the 2006 edition.
It revolves around a sadistic race set up by some cooks between two chickens. First prize: five minutes in the casserole. But our hero is [...]

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DJ SHADOW – Six Days

The Possession of anything begins in the mind.(Bruce Lee)

UPDATE: I finally found the name of the song sampled to make this one. It is Six Days War by Colonel Bagshot, with vocals featuring Kenneth Perry. The sources are Last FM and IMDB. Listen to it here.
The year was 2002, DJ Shadow was keen to try [...]

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REGINA PESSOA – Historia Tragica com Final Feliz

“A little girl finds acceptance in embracing her own difference. This whimsically lyrical film has the timeless charm of an old fable – one whose subject is difference and self-affirmation.” (Source: NFB Canada)
“Through images evoking the rich texture of a woodblock print, the filmmaker has created a world of contrasts complemented by a lively soundtrack [...]


Alice Sucks

Ogni promessa è debito.

Don’t worry. It’s all over…
Niente paura. E’ tutto finito…


On the Road Again

Internet providers usually suck. But some suck more than others. Anyway I’m back here. I’m glad this blog doubled his visitors in the days I’ve been off. It seems that my presence isn’t really required…
Anyway: back to work.
Two major updates were ready to go live, but I could not put ‘em up here: the [...]

All in all is all we are

First, my excuses to Corbacho, co-admin of Llamame Lola, that is hosting the clip for Zbigniew Rybczyński’s Tango. Even the best can make mistakes. So figure me…
No uploads for today. But Humans! is back online at the Three Legged Legs place, as well as their whole website.
Prima, le mie scuse a Corbacho, co-admin di Llamame [...]

Iraq: The Bloody Circus

A commercial for Channel 4 documentary The Bloody Circus. Directed by Simon Ratigan at HLA.
Part of the More4 campaign.
Spot per il documentario di Channel 4, The Bloody Circus. Diretto da Simon Ratigan presso HLA.
Parte della campagna More4 campaign.

via Llámame Lola

DOWNLOAD: Scarica The Bloody Circus.[Format: MPEG - Size: 4 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: [...]


LAMBCHOP – Is a Woman

Can you be sureOf anything you make?

The rough texture and tender voice of Lampchop’s Kurt Wagner accompanies a leaf’s journey towards perceived death, through winter to triumphant rebirth in spring.
Lambchop is a band from Nashville, Tennessee. Lambchop is loosely associated with the alternative country genre, though its music resists easy classification. Apart from the frontman [...]

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The story of Oedipus, in eight minutes, performed by vegetables, in the tradition of colossal films like Ben-Hur.
This short movie by Jason Wishnow took part to the fourth edition of Rockstar Games‘ Upload award for online media contents, and ended as a runner-up.
Previous “vegetable” entries: PETA’s commercial Hot Dinner and Christina Spangler’s movie Unearthed. Like [...]


Flatlife + Spy vs Spy: Links Update

Along with the Flaming Lips video, the Spy vs Spy commercial needed a quick update too. Done!
Also, Flatlife by Jonas Geirnaert died again, and now it points to the low quality, slow downloading AVI file. The high quality version will be up again, one of this day.
Insieme al video dei Flaming Lips, anche lo spot [...]

Happy Mornings

You can sleep when you are dead…

A joyful musical commercial for something called Folgers, whatever it is. Do you really care? (As you may read in the comments, it is a brand of ground coffee in the U.S.)
Directed by Steve Ayson at The Sweet Shop, director of the charming short movie The French Doors.
Editing by [...]

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FLAMING LIPS – The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song

It’s a very dangerous thing to do exactly what you want

OOOPS!!! Sorry. A new link is on the way. Go for it!!!
There’s nothing better than pure sadistic fun. Except that pure sadistic fun with a great soundtrack.
The Flaming Lips (formed in Oklahoma in 1983) are an acclaimed American alternative rock band. The current members are: [...]


CORDELL BARKER – The Cat Came Back

We thought he was a goner…

“A pesky yellow cat becomes the bane of Mr. Johnson’s life as it constantly outsmarts his increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it.” (Source: IMDB)
The short animated movie directed by Cordell Barker and produced by National Film Board of Canada was nominated to the Academy Awards in 1989, but [...]


Friend of the Night + Lovely Day: Update

The Big Brother is you watching…

I see from the statistics that a lot of people tried to access the video for Mogwai’s Friend of the Night by Woof Van-Bau. Too bad it was down. I added a new link for the Quicktime clip, as well as a link to a very high quality DivX.
Another clip [...]

KODE9 ft. SPACEAPE – Audio Addiction

“The attempt to translate some of the ideas within the rather new dubstep genre into images. A video for music that can be felt instead of just heard.”
The clip has been directed by Mo Stoebe and Jasmin Jodry, with cinematography by Tobia Sempi. An alternate name for it (as a short movie) is Sonic Mutation.
Just [...]


THEO VAN GOGH – Submission Part I

Short documentary (well, sort of…) on the mistreatment of women in the Islam, written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and directed by Theo van Gogh, who will be murdered in 2005 by a fundamentalist who did probably not appreciate this, and other of his work.
Not that this is the best movie on the subject ever made, [...]


La chute de l`ange + An Eye for Annai: Update

Two shorts from our best of list got an updated link: An Eye for Annai by Dan Rodrigues and Jonathan Klassen; and La chute de l’ange by Geoffroy Barbet Massin.
Also, Box by Nakd, have a better quality clip, courtesy of Lumen Eclipse.
Due corti dalla lista del “meglio di” hanno un link aggiornato: An Eye for [...]

There is no Tube.


GARVY J. – War is Over Again

Music video directed by Peter Sand for a song that pays hommage to John Lennon’s evergreen.
It’s the man VS the technology VS the nature, when the singer gets lost, prisoner of a miniature citadel where he feel like he doesn’t belong.
Garvy J. is one of the founding member of the Boston based band The Elevator [...]

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Experimental short movie by Zbigniew Rybczyński, winner of the Academy Award for the Best Short Animated Film in 1983.
Thirty-six characters from different stages of life interact in one room, moving in loops, observed by a static camera. (Source: Zbig Vision)
The author says: “I had to draw and paint about 16.000 cell-mattes, and make several hundred [...]

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J. Johnson + Utsu Musume Sayuri: Links Updated

The video for Jack Johnson’s song Sitting, Waiting, Wishing directed by The Malloys has a new working link. And Utsu Musume Sayuri by Takashi Kimura has now a direct download link.
I’ve also updated the best of section in the sidebar. A “Best of May” post will follow soon.
Il video per il brano di Jack Johnson [...]



Uh-huh-huh-huh… He said “ass”!

“Animated educative film showing a scientific experiment. For three minutes two kids are exposed to ten years of puberty.”
Hormones has been made for an exhibition of the Dutch NEMO Science Center called Teen Facts, and running for the next five years.
The director and writer is Fons Schiedon of Fonz TV; the [...]


Mum + Radiohead: Links Updated

Other two music videos got a working link back: Radiohead’s Just, directed by Jamie Thraves; Mum’s Will the Summer Make Good for All our Sins directed by Marc Craste.
Also Gondry’s King of the Game got an additional link from ‘boards.
Altri due video musicali tornano ad avere un link funzionante: Just dei Radiohead, diretto da Jamie [...]


Spy vs. Spy: Hallway

The Spy vs. Spy guys from Mad Magazine are back, thanks to Traktor and computer graphics.
Watch the other ads here and here.
I tizi di Spy vs. Spy da Mad Magazine sono tornati, grazie a Traktor ed alla computer grafica.
Gli altri spot sono qui e qui.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Hallway da Blip TV.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 4 [...]

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Sepultura – Ratamahatta

Claymation music video realized by early departed Fred Stuhr.
The video for Ratamahatta takes the song by the Brazilian metal band and gives it a black magic emphasis. The word doesn’t seem to mean anything, while the song mention some popular Brazilian heroes. A lot more informations here.
When the song was recorded, the member of the [...]

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JAY SILVER – King Kong vs. Aquadrillicus

Short animation made “for a contest held by Ain’t It Cool News in which the intent was to create a creature that King Kong might encounter on his native Skull Island and animate it using the stop-motion technique, just like in the original movie.
The movie won the prize: a V-Rex vs. Kong statue from the [...]

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Manege Frei + Wamono: Posts Updated

The music video for Hifana’s song, Wamono, directed by +cruz, has been updated with lots of links and some additional info.
Also, a download link has been added to Manege Frei by Ljubisa Djukic.
In both cases, credits go to Lumen Eclipse, great site with great contents, and to Ajit who posted it on Ticklebooth.
Il video [...]

Humans! + Unearthed: Links Updated

Three Legged Legs website is not available at the moment, so I uploaded their amazing short Humans! on Blip, hoping this will not make anyone angry…
Also, the download link for Christina Spangler’s short movie Unearthed is back working.
Il sito dei Three Legged Legs non è al momento disponibile, così ho messo il loro stupendo corto [...]

NORMA V. TORAYA – Lovers Supplant

Lovers Supplant is an animated short about a femme fatale who creeps along in the night with an objective (abduction of a blissful female) and a motive: to be with the man she loves and role she deserves. (Source: Micro Cinema)
Lovers Supplant is the work of Norma V. Toraya, also known as Cranky Bunny who [...]


Super Furry Animals + PGi-13: Links Updated

Another two clips from our “best of” list (it’s in the sidebar, if you’re wondering) got a brand new download link: It’s not the End of the World and PGi-13.
Altre due clip dalla lista de “il meglio di” (è nella barra laterale, se ve lo state chiedendo) hanno un link nuovo di zecca: It’s [...]

Chahut on DVD

Chahut, the beautiful film of Gilles Cuvelier, benefits of a DVD release on demand realized by Chalet. For the unexpensive amount of 8€ you’ll get the film, cinematics, a documentary and the author commentary.
Make it yours!
Chahut, il bel film di Gilles Cuvelier, beneficia di un’uscita in DVD on demand realizzata da Chalet. Per l’economica [...]



No same way.

A robotic matrioska style love story…
The No Same Way Project, produced by Honda, seems to be something similar to the Adidas Adicolor. (I haven’t posted any of the clips, but you’ve hardly missed it.)
On a regular basis, short movies by different directors are posted. Each movie is inspired to a different Honda product.
This [...]

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BRETT SIMON – Sailor`s Girl

When it’s your timeit’s your time.

With The Sailor’s Girl, music video director Brett Simon weaves a simple tale about Julia, a girl who provides an odd service in an abandoned car on the outskirts of town. For 15 dollars, she’ll show you your conception. For an extra fiver, she’ll go one step further. (Source: [...]

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Mew + FatBoy Slim: Links Updated

Two other posts are back working for your viewing and hearing pleasure: Mew’s Comforting Sounds, directed by Sam Brown; FatBoy Slim’s Weapon of Choice, directed by Spike Jonze.
Altri due post tornano a funzionare per la gioia dei vostri occhi ed orecchie: Comforting Sounds dei Mew, diretto da Sam Brown; Weapon of Choice di FatBoy Slim, [...]

Puppets against Brisk: Dojo

Karate Kid meets Bruce Lee. Who will win? And, above all, how?
The director is Ken Lidster. His graduation movie, Balloon, was posted one month ago.
Posts related to Bruce Lee: Mars Delight commercial by Acne.
Karate Kid sfida Bruce Lee. Chi vincerà? Ma soprattutto, come?
Regia di Ken Lidster, il cui progetto di laurea, Balloon, è stato postato [...]

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Cody ChesnuTT – King of the Game

I swear I haven’t did it on purpose, but this clip perfecly relates with the last two major posts: it’s from the same director of Everlong, our beloved Michel Gondry, and looks, at a first glance, like A Warm Reception in L.A.
Basic paper drawings fill the screen and, thanks to the magic powers of [...]

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A Warm Reception in L.A.

Hip Hip Hip Hip Hooray-ay!!!The check is on the way-ay…

In 1987 Vincent Cafarelli and Candy Kugel made a five minute film with an original song composed by Cafarelli and Lanny Meyers, A Warm Reception in L.A.; they used a style that had interested them for a long time – neon colors over a black background [...]

Devendra Banhart + Bjork: Link Updated

Just to let you know that the links to Michel Gondry’s A Ribbon and Cunningham video for All is Full of Love by Björk are back and working too.
Giusto per farvi sapere che i link verso A Ribbon di Michel Gondry ed il video di Cunningham per All is Full of Love di Björk sono [...]

Metallica + Fischerspooner: Update

Another couple of links is back working: Metallica’s Turn the Page directed by Jonas Åkerlund; Fischerspooner’s All We Are, by REX and Tennant McKay.
Un altro paio di link tornato a funzionare: Turn the Page dei Metallica, diretto da Jonas Åkerlund; All We Are dei Fischerspooner, di REX e Tennant McKay.

REFERENCE: Il post di All [...]

HP: Restore

Striking spot for Hewlett & Packard restoring technology, directed by Rupert Sanders for Omaha Pictures. Sanders is currently represented by MJZ.
Spot d’impatto per la tecnologia di restauro di Hewlett & Packard, diretto da Rupert Sanders per Omaha Pictures. Sanders è attualmente rappresentato da MJZ.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Restore.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: [...]

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Nothing to say about this. One of my favourite videos. Actually, I can not think of the song without relating it with the scenes of the clip.
More information available at Director File.
Previous Michel Gondry related entries: Kanye West’s Heard ‘em Say, Steriogram’s Walkie Talkie Man, Devendra Banhart’s A Ribbon, and his ad Gun.
Niente da dire. [...]

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Here’s another short movie featuring stuff flying around through an urban landscape, like Sometimes and Box. But that’s just the beginning of this trippy journey “through the Kosmos, witnessing the implosion of the universe and the birth of a god.”
The movie, directed by Måns Swanberg, has been animated and post produced at Pistachios. It is [...]


Prudence + Music for Six Drummer… (Link Update)

Two other posts have their download link working again: Prudence’s A tort ou a raison and Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers.
I got too many damned eggs in that only basket…
Altri due post riottengono il loro link per il download: A tort ou a raison di Prudence e Music for One Apartment and [...]

Flatlife + I Live for You: Links Updated

Some more posts got back to their previously available versions: Rosto’s clip for I Live for You by Anouk; Jonas Geinaert’s Flatlife; Adam Bizanski one for Wolf Parade’s Modern World.
New links added in the sidebar: The Feed, Le collagiste, Dr. Micro, Ads of the World and Mookie.
Also, the commercial Humanity got an alternate link.
Altri due [...]

Bell X1 – Rocky Took A Lover

If there was a God, then why is my arseThe perfect height for kicking?

A new work for our old buddies, SSSR, who passed here with their video for Subtle’s F.K.O., that was our 4th post, still Italian language only…
The clip for Rocky Took A Lover is an inventive and phantasmagoric merry go round to the [...]


Les Kiriki, acrobates japonais

And Now for Something Completely Different…

A fascinating short dating back 1907! The trick is easy to tell but, hey… 1907!!! The Kiriki is a group of japanese acrobats and you’ll be showed some of their prettiest tricks…
Segundo de Chomón is a prominent name in the history of early cinema, that owes him much of its [...]

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