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{ Monthly Archives } December 2007

KANYE WEST – Can`t Tell Me Nothing

Excuse me, was you saying something?

“What if two farmers from North Carolina set out to make their own Kanye West music video…and succeeded?”
Can’t Tell Me Nothing is the first single from Kanye West’s third album, Graduation.
The music video (an alternate version, the first one was directed by Hype Williams) features comedian Zach Galifianakis and singer [...]

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Coke Zero: A Taste of Life as it Should Be

Baby, whipped-cream or chocolate sauce?

Revenge can be sweet, but somehow, it is even more delicious with no sugar added.
This cinematic spot has been directed by Martin Werner at Bacon CPH. Creative agency: Grey København.
The female protagonist should be Cassandra Bell, who already starred in the video for Muse’s Knights of Cydonia.
La vendetta è dolce, ma [...]

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In De Vuilbak: Tilt

Are you afraid of the crap?

Drinking can be dangerous, for you and for the others. Don’t drink and play pinball.
The spot has been directed by Martin Werner at Bacon CPH. Visual effects and color grading done at Duckling.
Bere è pericoloso per te e per gli altri. Non giocare a flipper dopo aver bevuto!!!
Lo spot è [...]

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Aditya Birla: Engineer

The Engineer’s Choice.

And here’s one for those who have always been eager to know how an engineer sees the world. You’re about to find out…
The ad was both on Waterfront and Condor Cape websites. Don’t know more about it. Maybe after the holidays…
Questa è per chi ha sempre voluto sapere come vede il mondo un [...]

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Indalo Yethu: A Clean Start

Save Tomorrow, Today.

Save the world with us. It just takes a pencil and an eraser. Or am I forgetting something?
Indalo Yethu is South Africa enviromental campaign that endorses sustainable projects and promotes education and awareness of the public.
The spot has been developed at Collective Films and directed by Mark Lawrie. Cinematographer: Clive Lawrie. Editor: Grant [...]

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For a Better Tomorrow…

Don’t worry, I’m alive. I’m taking the time to review all the links I bookmarked and never visited in the last months. I’m downloading tons of clips, finding new blogs, sending lots of mails to ask for material (including the Philips ad someone requested) and having a good time.
Thanks for your messages. It’s great (and [...]

LOTTE REINIGER – Das Geheimnis der Marquise

Du holde schöne sage mir,Welch’ Gott gab solche Reize Dir?

Das Geheimnis der Marquise (The Marquise’s Secret) is a delightful advertising film for Nivea skincare products, realized by Lotte Reiniger in 1920 for Julius Pinschewer agency.
The subtitles are quite annoying, I know…
Das Geheimnis der Marquise (Il segreto della marchesa) è un delizioso film pubblicitario per i [...]

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know.

A recent TV commercial for the musical White Christmas, made by Ryan McFaul, with the help of some actors, a computer and the incomparable Irving Berlin.
Art director was Ryan Cooper. Director of photography: Jon Furmanski. Advertising agency: SpotCo, New York.
Recente spot pubblicitario per il musical White Christmas, opera [...]

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Spoon – Don`t You Evah

Never.

The robot Keepon (developed by Hideki Kozima and programmed by Marek Michalowski) dancing to the song Don’t You Evah.
Spoon is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas. The band is comprised of Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Rob Pope and Eric Harvey. (Source: Wikipedia)
Don’t You Evah is featured on their sixth and latest album, [...]

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UGLY PICTURES – Saving Christmas

No reindeer were harmed in the making of this film.

Sorry kids. Santa’s got a little car accident and he’s little bit… uhm… dead. But no worries. A couple of aliens or out to save the (Christmas) day, delivering all the presents. Obviously, they’ll not be back for the next year. So, this was the last [...]

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Suicycle

A stylized and still realistic depiction of our sick way of life, our over consuming system that destroys everything to keep itself alive.
The short is a work of Alberto Cerriteño at Curiosity Group, created specifically for the Design Politics 2007 exhibition in Santiago, Chile.
Ritratto stilizzato eppure realistico del nostro sistema malato, che per sostentarsi [...]

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MAT STEVENS – The Party at the End of the Earth

Cut word linescut music linessmash the contral imagessmash the contral machine.

“The kid sits in his room, paranoid and delirious… poised on the brink of insanity, plagued by paranoid psychosis. But the mask is calling. The time is now.”
“With the masks magic powers, he flies across the fields of conspiracy chased by the tentacles of technology. [...]

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ALYSSA TIMON – For the Three

Far from the glossy (and often light hearted) shorts usually found on this site, For the Three looks at the life that ends, and the life that goes on. Grief and hope are delivered in generous measure.
The movie has been directed by Alyssa Timon. Cast: Mark Timon, Mallorie Timon, Marné Timon.
Lontano dai luccicosi (e [...]

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Cecile sans paupieres

Shhhhh…

While playing, Lili falls into a hole and meets Cecile, a little girl without eyelids…
This short movie is the work of four students of Supinfocom: Manuel Ferrari, Daniel Garnerone, Johan Gay, Sandrine Lurde.
Giocando, Lili cade in una buca, dove trova Cecile, una ragazzina priva di palpebre…
Il cortometraggio è opera di quattro studenti di Supinfocom: Manuel [...]

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Cracks: Link Updated

Daniel Levi’s commercial wasn’t hosted anymore at Les Telecreateurs. Changed to a working link.
Lo spot di Daniel Levi non era più ospitato da Les Telecreateurs. Ho aggiornato ad un link funzionante.

REFERENCE: Il post di Cracks.

Thorntons: Stuck

Personalize your gifts in store.

“A polo-necked young chap agonizingly deliberates what message to write on his chocolate whilst all around him, the world waits his decision trapped in a silent frozen time loop.”
“This beautifully simple premise forms the basis of the atmospheric Thorntons‘ spot directed by Harmony Korine.”
Production house: 2am Films. Creatives: Tom Ewart, Dave [...]

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LOOPEZ – Popet

Fast paced chase music video, a cautionary tale about the perils of… ehm… masturbation? I don’t know, actually.
Loopez is an Uruguayan electronic music band. Popet is featured on their album Pool.
The video has been directed by Guillermo Carbonell and Alejandro Michelini.
Un video con insegumenti al fulmicotone, che mette in guardia sui pericoli della… masturbazione? [...]

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HYPA.tv: Christmas Animations

Oh no no no – you said you’d die for meOh oh, oh oh, die for meSo much for your promises.

Hypa.tv realized three short animations to wish you a merry Christmas in a different sort of way. Check them out.
Hypa.tv realized three short animations to wish you a merry Christmas in a different sort of [...]

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Attack of the Magi

Game over.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Attack of the Magi.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 4 MB - Running Time: 35 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Attack of the Magi.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 10 MB - Running Time: 35 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Attack of the Magi in finestra.
WATCH: Guarda Attack of the Magi in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita Hypa TV.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime – Flash

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Presence

Satan is coming.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Presence.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 7 MB - Running Time: 12 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Presence.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 7 MB - Running Time: 12 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Presence in finestra.
WATCH: Guarda Presence in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita Hypa TV.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime – Flash

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Stripping Santa

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WATCH: Guarda Stripping Santa in finestra.
WATCH: Guarda Stripping Santa in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita Hypa TV.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime – Flash

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Pecan Pie

Pie. It’s what’s for dinner.

Hours of encoding and uploading wasted because I forgot to set the correct aspect ratio. Dammit. Here’s a convenient subsitute for tonight’s movie.
Pecan Pie is a crazy one minute short movie starring Jim Carrey singing Pecan Pie, a made-up Elvis Presley style song.
The film was shoot by Michel Gondry during [...]

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HERRELOSE – Rundt og rundt

Around and around.

Around and around and around and you always end up in the same shit. As always…
Here’s an brilliantly executed (especially if you consider the 3750 € budget, but even if you don’t…) music video, shot in one take. No editing whatsoever.
Herreløse is a Norwegian hip hop band, comprised of Kverulanton, Mister, Apati and [...]

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Le carnet

Hey, if your scrapbook is like that, don’t even dare asking me to pose for a portrait. Not that you’d like to, anyways…
A trailer for Annecy 2003 from a team of Gobelins students: Gaëlle Beerens, Mehdi Leffad, Olivier Lescot, Anthony Menard, Paul Linsley.
Se il vostro carnet è tipo questo, non ci provate neanche a [...]

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Les maitres du temps

Lately, a lot of animated works feature an underwater scene, so here’s a short scene from Les maîtres du temps (Time Masters), the 1982 feature movie by René Laloux.
The film is based upon the novel L’Orphelin de Perdide by Stefan Wul. The original sketches were realized by Jean Giraud AKA Moebius. Unfortunately, due to [...]

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Without Missing a Beat, she asks, "Waffles for Breakfast?"

Eyebrows, eyelashes, is the same goddamn thing!

Rest assured that, just because you’ve won that hand of poker, it doesn’t mean your life ain’t gonna suck anymore.
Here’s the fourth installment in Little Minx Exquisite Corpse, written and directed by Josh Miller, produced by Rhea Scott.
Main actors: Jim Connor (Carl, the guy who wins at poker), Stephen [...]

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Hyundai: Life Shapes

For whatever shape life takes…

New York dance group Pilobolus was recruited to perform in this shape shifting commercial from the last year.
The director was Jörn Threlfall at Outsider USA, via Raging Artists. Director of photography: Tobias Schliessler. Executive producer: Jonathan Ker.
Editor: Hal Honigsberg at Chrome. Colorist: Gino Panaro at Rushes. Visual effects: Moving Pixels. Music: [...]

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Autotrophy 2007: 20 Jahre

Tra il proibito e l’illusione…

For the 20th edition of Autotrophy, a German automotive show, Sehsucht made this “spellbinding trip that takes you from 3D realism to 2D abstraction.”
Director was Timo Schädel; 2D graphics by Martin Hess. Music by Sebastian Zenke.
Per la 20.ma edizione dell’Autotrophy, un motor show tedesco, Sehsucht ha realizzato questo “viaggio incantevole che [...]

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Christmas Cards

PepperMelon and Walter Robot wanted to wish a Merry Christmas (or whatever one celebrate, or not, these days) to me and you. PepperMelon’s cart follows. Click for Walter Robot’s holiday card.
PepperMelon e Walter Robot volevano augurare un Buon Natale (o qualsiasi cosa si festeggi, o meno, ’sti giorni) a me ed a voi. La cartolina [...]

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Sky TV: Santa Academy

Santa Academy is a series of spot produced for Sky TV Italia where a bunch of Santa Claus is sent to a special boot camp where they are trained and selected.

The spots have been directed by Harald Zwart and produced by Motion Blur and Mercurio Cinematografica.

Creative agency: Red Cell, Milan. Creative directors: Pino Rozzi and Roberto Battaglia. Copywriter: Marina D’Andrea. Art director: Sergio Copetti.

Director of photography: Bill Heath. Editor: Jeff Malmburg at Union Editorial. Post production made at Company 3.

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Santa Academy: Part 1

I am sticky, I’m in painBecause my cock is a candy cane.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Santa Academy Pt.1[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 14 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Santa Academy Pt.1 (Interlaced!)[Format: Quicktime - Size: 42 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
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Santa Academy: Part 2

I am an elf.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Santa Academy Pt.2[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 16 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Santa Academy Pt.2 (Interlaced!)[Format: Quicktime - Size: 56 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
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SEEED – Ding

Who’s gonna save me?

A gorilla looking to spend some good time in some good company, finds a night club where the dancing is hot and the booze is strong.
Seeed is a German reggae band from Berlin. They consists of eleven band members, including three singers, a horn section and a DJ.
Ding is featured on [...]

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YVES GELEYN – Kotori

Season’s Greetings.

Even little birds don’t give up when everything seems lost. Some fabric, a needle, and what’s broken can be steadily mended.
This short animation has been realized by Yves Geleyn (Eclats de suie) as a personal project, even though it was initially conceived as a project for the Japanese fashion school Tokyo Mode Gakuen.
The ad [...]

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Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Play On

Stratford’s within reach.

A stopmotion day in the life of a woman and her journey to Stratford, Ontario. Along with stop animation, Flash, After Effects, pixilation and coffee went in the process.
The piece has been created by Michael Mann (of Mannkind Design) and Diego Maclean. Score by Adam Lastiwka.
Un giorno di stopmotion nella vita di una [...]

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Squigglebooth: Holiday Bokeh

The appearance of out-of-focus areas in an image produced by a camera lens.

As many of you (?) know, my friend (and blogging accomplice on Ticklebooth) Ajit runs a videoblog called Squigglebooth.
Holiday Bokeh is the last piece he posted, a simple and understated description of how you feel in holidays time, even if you couldn’t care [...]

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:colon

We were so free.

When there were no human on Earth, they lived freely, soaking up the sunlight. We follow a male (Andrew Bukenya) and a female (Olga Alex) flying around in the sky of a cubic, but not cubist, world. Two little dots, free from everything, even from freedom.
Entitled :colon, here’s a film produced by [...]

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Gnist: Clip Updated

Uploaded a far better clip for this funny and politically uncorrect commercial.
For a reference, here’s the same shot from the former version and from the new one.
Caricata una clip di lunga migliore per questo spot divertente e politicamente scorretto.
Come riferimento, ecco lo stesso frame preso dalla vecchia versione e da quella nuova.

REFERENCE: Il post di [...]

Nickelodeon: Dando uma Geral

Yessir, sir!

Cut-outs, stop animation, textures and ordinary objects are used to create the identity for a kid’s Television show.
The short clip is (again!) the work of Carlos Baer and Dalton Uehara at Pub Motion Graphics. Sound by Arthur Joly.
Ritagli, stop motion, texture, ed oggetti d’uso comune, sono usati per creare la sigla per un programma [...]

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EPSILON-BLUE – Look What You`ve Done

I’m so into you.

This fractal life. Small things reflect big things, and by them they’re reflected. Oh, about the video. Some very nice motion design.
Epsilon-Blue (AKA Leyton) is an electronic and dance music act from New Zealand.
Look What You’ve Done (featuring Daniel Weetman of The Black Seeds) is one of the tracks on their latest [...]

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AIRPUSHERS – Red Head Speedskater

Mix one part Sonic the Hedgehog, one part Tumbling Lady, one part Line Rider, and shake baby, shake it.
Airpushers are fronted by two musicians of the Black Eyed Peas‘ band, Printz Board and Tim Izo Orindgreff.
Red Head Speedskater is featured on their 2007 debut album, entitled Themes for the Ordinarily Strange.
The video has been [...]

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Replay

e guardandomi allo specchioad un tratto sparissi…

A drama is about to consume in a post apocalyptic world. As if the apocalypse itself wasn’t enough yet…
Replay is a short movie by three students of the French school ESMA: Zakaria Boumediane, Anthony Voisin and Fabien Felicite-Zulma. Four, with Camille Delmeule.
Original music: Miguel Randrianasolo. Character design and storyboards: [...]

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Tactical Advantage

Straight shooter: a frank and a honest person.

I promised it and here it is. Well, actually I think that an image like this, sooner or later, came to anybody’s mind.
The movie is a collaboration of Encyclopedia Pictura as Mangello Tipperary. Yes, I know you’re supposed to collaborate with somebody, not as somebody. According to Warp [...]

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They Might Be Giants – I`m Impressed

And I find that my head’s nodding yesThough my legs are not following.

A tale of power and betrayal set in the Roman Empire. With robots. Paper cuts robots. Oh well, it’s one of the best videos of the year, so just watch it, okay?
They Might Be Giants is John Flansburgh and John Linnell. I’m Impressed [...]

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Vinci: Le pont

It takes more than steel and concrete to build what we build.

Money makes the people come together…
The spot has been directed by Xavier Mairesse at Wanda Productions. Post production made at BUF. The song is Dogora, by Etienne Perruchon.
The ad took six week for planning, three days to shoot, more than 400 extras, forty stuntmen, [...]

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Centraal Beheer: Acupuncture

Just call us.

Here’s one of those ads (made one year ago) that stick in your head for how clever it is. All begins when a man visits an acupuncture expert. Just as the building is going up in flames.
The ad was directed by Bart Timmer at the Dutch company Czar. He is also represented in [...]

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Happy Freakin’ Holidays: Santa

Mmmmm, reindeer…

Santa stars in this short bit realized some years ago by the mighty Three Legged Legs.
In the same series: Marcus, Monster.
Babbo Natale è protagonista di questo brevissimo corto di Three Legged Legs.
Nella stessa serie: Marcus, Monster.

via Ample Sanity

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PATTI SMITH – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nevermind!

“The film is a domestic portrait of Patti and her son, Jackson. William Blake was invited in the form of a plaster cast of his death mask. Kurt Cobain, (conflicted, fierce, gentle, and another mother’s son) was invited as an admirer of Leadbelly. Cats were invited as household saints. The film invokes New York and [...]

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Hollow Man: Link Updated

The spot for the Want2BSquare campaign is now available again for your download.
Lo spot per la campagna Want2BSquare è di nuovo disponibile per il vostro download.

REFERENCE: Il post di Hollow Man.

A WEATHER – The Feather Test

I don’t feel so alive, tonight.

Sometimes the holidays are over…
A Weather is an indie rock band based in Portland, Oregon and comprised of Aaron Gerber, Sarah Winchester, Zach Boyle, Aaron Krenkel and Louis Thomas.
The Feather Test is available as a single, released for Team Love Records. The A Weather’s debut album will be released on [...]

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Bullet: Cabore 2007

“Campaigning for the Caboré Prize, Bullet agency asked Pub Motion to create the signature for its viral videos. Working on artwork provided by the agency, the Pub team further developed the urban feeling chosen for their campaign.”
Bullet has then been awarded the Specialized Services Award on this year’s edition of Cabore.
Concept, direction, design and [...]

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Psycho Bob: Bob`s Big Date

The adventures of the cutest psycho killer ever end (well, actually it’s just a little pause, or a season finale if you prefer…) in the same places where they began.
“Bob (Sean Bury) goes out on a date with Betty (Marie Lively) perhaps the first woman other than his mother to truly understand and appreciate [...]

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ASIF MIAN – Lazy

Talking about lazyness… This is my dream (not) came true. Don’t wake me up, please.
The short animation has been realized by Asif Mian at Evaq Studio for MTV International via the creative agency Pixelspew.
Directors of photography: Adam Amengual and Jordan Seiler. Sound design: Pete Wonder.
A proposito di pigrizia… Questo è il mio sogno (non) [...]

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Welcome to the new experience…

…that is exactly the same as the old one.

It seems it worked. Now you can actually surf the archives of this website using labels. The Older posts and Newer Posts buttons will bring you wherever you want.
Sorry if I took so long to activate such a basic function. I’m a lazy guy, you know.
Sembra funzionare. [...]

Work in progress

Trying to switch from templates to layout. The site could look a little fuzzy in the process.
Provo a passare dai template ai layout. Il sito potrebbe avere un aspetto insolito.

From my Bookmarks

Another round, searching for inspiration.
Added links to some hot stuff: Encyclopedia Pictura, Walter Robot, PepperMelon.
Also linking to: Burned At Both Ends, The Daily Hype, Otro blog intrascendente más, Riti di passaggio, Palabra de mac, Kevin Langley’s Cartoons, Model Sheets, and Stuff, Feber, 7mo Vicio, Everyone Forever, Eccentricities of Abundance.
Revisiting: Ads of the World, Le collagiste, [...]

[BEST OF] November 2007 – pt.2

You know the story…
Koop Island Blues: far from her heart, but not from her mind.
“Balloon, Mein Herr?”: A scene from Carol Reed’s The Third Man.
Cuisine: Twist and turn.
Little Red Riding Hood: Impossible is nothing.
Interview: Find your gift.
La femme papillon: a wordless fable.
All I Can: plastic toy soldiers with parachutes.
Social Network for Two: just me and [...]

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[BEST OF] November 2007 – pt.1

No new content will be posted while I’m away from home. Stick with some classic stuff, in the meanwhile.
Big Super Happy Fun Fun: The Simpsons. In Engrish.
Chocolade Haas: W-O-W
Micro-Macro: Spaghetti string theory.
Sanitkasan: pathological voraciousness.
Tears and Co: Because when others cry, you get better.
Emilio Estevez Conversion Machine: everybody’s dream is now at hand. Hooray!
There’s Only One [...]

LOREDANA – Copiii sirenelor

Better video available below.

After a sea accident, the crew of a ship is lured by a covent of sirens. But after all, it turns out it ain’t a bad thing at all.
Copiii sirenelor, sung by Loredana (Romanian singer Loredana Groza) and Loredana (three years old) is featured on Nana Nanino, an album aimed at [...]

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Zonnatura: Circle of Life

Life.

The cycle of life in nature is depicted in a colourful and almost animal friendly way in this animated commercial.
The director is Kristofer Strom, whom you might remember from his huge hit, Hitchhiker’s Choice. Production house: Blinkink.
The spot was conceived by Allard Jaspars and Ricardo Lemos at S-W-H, Amsterdam. Art directors: Ricardo Lemos and Emilio [...]

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Pictoplasma: Characters in Motion

Yet another amazing piece from Tomás Garcia (director) and Fernando Sarmiento (Compositing and Camera) at PepperMelon, this time in the form of a trailer for the Pictoplasma Animation Festival.
The short is all about the good old character design. The characters (designed by Juan Molinet) are then recreated with ink into a tank of [...]

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ELECTRELANE – In Berlin

Reality is shattering, going in pieces. In Berlin. Well, not only there actually.
Electrelane’s a band from Brighton, England, comprised of Verity Susman, Emma Gaze, Mia Clarke, Ros Murray.
In Berlin is their latest single, released for The Beggars Group, even though they seem to be on hyatus.
The video was directed by Cassiano Prado. Art director: [...]

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ANDY MICHAEL – Advent, Week 2

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

Today, for Christians, it’s tuesday of the second week of Advent, so here’s this video realized last year for the Jacob’s Well Church.
Andy Michael did a series of three movies (get the others here) based on the themes that were surfacing while pastor Tim Keel prepared his sermons, such [...]

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Big Yellow Storage: Tide

Get some space in your life™.

I was reminded of this spot yesterday, while watching The Story of Stuff, which I advice you watch it too. And Duncan’s was also pointing to it in a post I read this morning. So, here it is…
The spot was directed and edited by Dougal Wilson at Blink, for the [...]

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THE LITTLE ONES – Ordinary Song

Ordinary songI loved to sing along with you

While perfect strangers, the people in this video is brought together by listening to the same song on the radio.
The Little Ones is an indie pop band based in Los Angeles, California. Band members: Edward Nolan Reyes, Brian Reyes, Ian Moreno, Lee LaDouceur. (Source: Wikipedia)
Ordinary Song will be [...]

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BENJAMIN DUCROZ – 8

A still life in motion, with some very nice camera work and sound design. And don’t ask me where the other seven are…
The short has been directed and animated by Benjamin Ducroz. Sound design by Michael Prior and Benjamin Ducroz.
Natura morta in piena vita, con movimenti di camera e sonorità azzeccati. E non chiedetemi [...]

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ABBEY AND EVA – Carry On

But I will carry on…

All that we see or seemIs but a frame within a frame.
This music video for the Danish duo Abbey & Eva is based on a simple concept, realized on a minimal budget and timespan, but I really like how it… feels.
The video has been realized by Christen Bach, previously on Ticklebooth [...]

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TALLI PELED – Pop Quiz

Plop!

“When faced with her upcoming thesis project at Bournemouth University’s National Centre for Computer Animation, student Talli Peled found herself inspired by the idea of party animal balloons.
“She had set out to create a humorous piece and started by imagining a classroom where the teacher and students had balloons for heads.
“Using a mixture of live [...]

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Snickers: Rugby

Pūhuruhuru!

With the help of an energetic snack, some heavy armored monsters are playing rugby in a airplane graveyard.
The spot was directed by Alex & Steffen at Spy Films. Post production: Unexpected. Creative agency: BBDO Moscow.
Con l’aiuto di uno snack energetico, dei mostri bardati di tutto punto giocano a rugby nel cimitero degli aeroplani.
Lo spot was [...]

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She Walked Calmly Disappearing Into The Darkness

Bang!

While a boy lies in a hospital bed, we see glimpse of the shooting where he was injured.
The third installment in Little Minx Exquisite Corpse has been directed by Malik Hassan Sayeed.
It left me with the feeling that it (should have but) coundn’t have ended in a different way. If you know what I mean.
Assistant [...]

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ACAMPANTE – Pour Nos Jeunes

Director Martin Dasnoy (of PepperMelon™) visualized this dreamy story where giant monsters and tiny birds collaborate to fulfill needs of each other.
Acampante is Sebastian Valdivia artistical (not just musical) project, and Pour nos jeunes is his debut album, released for Casa del Puente Discos.
The two songs featured in the video are entitled Acústicamente and [...]

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Zune Arts: Intergalactic Swap Meet

I’ll plant a row of eucalyptusAnd they will grow up to protect us.

Welcome to the intergalactic swap meet, where a message in a bottle can become a deadly weapon…
The latest in the Zune Arts series has been realized by AgainstAllOdds and produced at Blacklist, a company of Psyop.
The credit list is too long but you [...]

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Discovery Channel EMEA: Footprint

It takes a second for you to recycle a can.It takes 50 years for a can to recycle itself.

Here’s a beautiful public service announce realized for Discovery Channel EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) via the producer Bruce Meier.
The spot has been written, directed and edited by Matt Lambert at dieLAMB.
Visual effects realized at Jellyfish Pictures, [...]

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ONDREJ SVADLENA – Trik

“Fancy dress, symbolic incompatibility of the bodies, longing, promises, seduction, deception, pretence and taking advantage of each other.”
All of these things and more, are condensed in this 3d animated video created by Ondřej Švadlena (previously here with Sanitkasan) at Avion Film, Prague.
Music by Guillaume Blondeau.
“Ornamenti, simbolica incompatibilità dei corpi, desiderio, promesse, seduzione, inganno, finzione [...]

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Jungle Jail

What starts like the story of a newcomer in jail, soon gets more and more surreal…
Jungle Jail is the work of four students of the ESMA: Mathieu Arnoux, Hugo Cierzniak, Bruce Nguyen Van Lan and Aymeric Palermo.
Sound design by José Vicente at Studio Des Aviateurs, where all of the song in the sound track [...]

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Treesource

Resource is an advertising company that represents various production companies, editors, animators and composers.
Treesource, on the behalf of Resource’s clients, donates to various charities.
The two videos just posted have been conceived, illustrated and directed by Cole Gerst at Option-G.
Motion design: Dung Tien Le at 2 To Design. Sound design by Greg Gause. Produced: Calvin [...]

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Treesource: Trees are Life

Music by Sea Wolf.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Trees are Life.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 3 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Trees are Life.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Trees are Life in finestra.
WATCH (LOW RES): Guarda Trees are Life in bassa.[Format: Flash Video]
CODECS: Apple Quicktime – Flash

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Treesource: Yellow and Blue Make Green

Music by Sebastien Tellier.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Yellow and Blue Make Green.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 4 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Yellow and Blue Make Green.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 6 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Yellow and Blue Make Green in finestra.
WATCH (LOW RES): Guarda Yellow and Blue Make Green in bassa.[Format: Flash [...]

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VITTORIO COSMA – Passo dopo passo

Step by Step

Step by step, things are getting ready for that special day. As well as, step by step, the person you love might slide away from you. Not that this must have something to do with this video.
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro directed and edited this video (photography is by Umberto Nicoletti; actress: Mery Glez) for [...]

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Hugh

Écoute!

There was a time when the sky was too low, so low that all men suffered headache.
At least, that is the story told by an old Native to the kids, in this short movie by four students of the ESMA: Mathieu Navarro, Francois Pommiez, Sylvain Nouveau, Aurore Turbe.
Oh, I almost forgot. The movie is amazing!
Ci [...]

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How to Waste a Day

For the dudes that tried to meebo me. Sorry, I left in a hurry leaving my PC on, and logged in. My bad.
A total waste of time, by the way…
Mi scusi chi ha provato a contattarmi via meebo, ma sono scappato dopo pranzo lasciando tutto accesso.
Una completa perdita di tempo, tra l’altro…

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Prime Fezztival: Woody Allen

I was involved in an extremelygood example of oral contraception.

Simple and effective motion graphics (directed and animated by Tom W.) accompanies Woody Allen lines, recorded in 1965 at The Shadows in Washington, D.C.
Semplice ed efficace infografica (diretta ed animata da Tom W.) accompagna le battute di Woody Allen, registrate dal vivo nel 1965 al The [...]

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Fable of Deviants: Pit Stop

What moves you.

You might remind of the deviants from their previous appearence in Fable. However, they’re back, “with a short lesson on why eating tires is never good for you.”
Pit Stop has been realized by Shilo Design for the creative agency Attik.
Vi ricorderete dei devianti dalla loro prima apparizione in Fable. Ebbene, sono tornati, “con [...]

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TZANKO – The Awesome Duo

Ladies and gentlemen…

This dudes gotta a spectacular routine. Too bad for the anticlimatic finale. If they improve on it, nobody will resist…
The Awesome Duo is a short animation realized in Flash by Tzanko Todorov Tchangov at the Vancouver Film School, previously here with Tale.
Questi due fanno un bel numero. Peccato per il finale deludente. Se [...]

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Theme Planet: Bunny Situation

25 days without accidents.

Little bunny will not stay and watch the mad scientist washing his brain. While running away, he’ll find some help in a pig and an elephant.
Theme Planet is the story of a little Pig and his big fat fellow Elephant working in a planet sized theme park. Bunny Situation is the first [...]

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Banyan Tree Project: Family Tree

Rooted in acceptance.

The Banyan Tree Project is a campaign to stop HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
The spot has been directed by Greg Mar. Animation and motion graphics by Colin Evoy Sebestyen at Movecraft. Illustrations by Mike Bondi.
Il Banyan Tree Project è una campagna contro i pregiudizi verso i malati di AIDS, nelle [...]

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MOROS EROS – On My Side

God is on my side.

A weird music video where an urban warrior makes his way through the back alleys of a city, pouching balloon versions of endangered species and meeting God.
Moros Eros (formerly In Vitro) is an American alternative rock band from Marietta, Georgia.
On Your Side is featured on their latest album, entitled Jealous Me [...]

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BRUCE WOODSIDE – Peak Oil

How will you ride the slide?

Time is up. The supply of oil left in the ground will not fulfill our increasing needs for much more. It would be time to switch to suitable, effective, alternative sources of energy. Too bad that almost no effort has been put into this yet.
In the words of the author: [...]

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FURSY TEYSSIER – Tir Na Nog

The short movie “Tir Na Nog” has been realized by Fursy Teyssier at the Emile Cohl school.

Soundtrack: The Slow Wait by The American Dollar. Sound design and mix: Yan Volsy. Voices: Johanna Rousset.

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Rap Cat

I can haz pussy?

Meow.
A viral video / music video/ whatever you want it to be, from Honest. Mostly annoying but unforgettable.
Miao.
Un video virale / musicale / come vi pare, realizzato presso Honest. Fastidioso, ma indimenticabile.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Rap Cat.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 14 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
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Zune Arts: Generous Monsters

Even man eating monsters are converted to sharing each other’s toys, in this early installment in the Zune Arts campaign.
The movie has been directed by Pete Circuitt AKA Bitstate and features the song Smile by Lily Allen.
Anche i mostri mangia-uomini sono convertiti alla generosità in questo vecchio video della campagna Zune Arts.
Il film è [...]

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Creature Discomforts: Watch Me

You can’t do that.

Leonard Cheshire Disability teamed up with Aardman Animations (via the advertising agency Freud Communications) to create this campaign.
Creature Discomforts is aimed at highlighting the discrimination and disadvantage that disabled people experience every day, largely as a result of the ignorance of the wider population.
The animations are based on the genuine voices of [...]

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