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{ Monthly Archives } April 2008

Abstract Groove is Looking for Mograph Artists

Italian studio Abstract Groove is on the search for fresh talented people willing to join their team or looking for freelance work. Click for contacts.
This is their new reel. And yes, I don’t post reels: this is an una tantum exception.
Lo studio milanese Abstract Groove è alla ricerca di nuovi talenti che vogliano unirsi al [...]

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Help the Honey Bees: Opera

Honey bees are dying.

“Honey bee populations are disappearing, endangering the natural foods they help pollinate — an amazing one third of all the food we eat.”
Häagen-Dazs launched the Help the Honey Bees initiative to raise awareness of the problem and hopefully find a solution.
The spot has been produced at Psyop. Directors: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Laurent Ledru. [...]

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ANDREI BAKHURIN – The White, The Black

“As you learn how to play chess always remember: your main opponent is not the chess pieces but the one who moves them.”
The White, The Black is a short movie written, directed and animated in Flash by Andrei Bakhurin at Bloody Circus of the Scary Dolls. Producer: Paul Mountian.
“Nell’imparare a giocare a scacchi, ricorda [...]

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MAX HATTLER – Drift

A blue planet and some ‘air.

A fascinating voyage in the ordinary seen from a non ordinary point of view. Epidermic, and still deep…
Drift is a short movie by Max Hattler, made with the support of Stadthaus Ulm.
Music by Mark Bowden. Photography by Maja Flink. Animation by Max Hattler and Andrew Denton. Model: Cindy Tippett.
Un [...]

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Warhammer: Battle March

HD Video available below.

“The empire on man is in ruin. Chaos warbands roam the lands, killing and slaughtering. But a new danger threatens to engulf the Empire…”
Another cinematic sequence from Digic Pictures who also delivered Mark of Chaos.
“L’impero dell’uomo è in rovina. Gruppi di soldati vagano senza meta, uccidendo uomini ed animali. Ma un nuovo [...]

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Champions (Remembering the New World Order)

Champions come and gobut the new world order stays.
Thank you for the beautifulnever-ending years.

Mato Atom visualized a football match between the world’s most powerful men, Tony Blair and George W. Bush, against… well, ourselves, those who don’t belong to the elite.
Dick Cheney is the cheerleader. Between the spectators: Hillary Clinton, Pope “Darth” Ratzinger, Bono, our [...]

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Panasonic: Birds

Time to Shave?

I can feel her pain… I mean, if only he was doing the Big Brother or some other reality show, instead of a documentary…
The spot has been directed by LIFF (Stian Smestad and Jack Cole) and produced by Espen Horn and Richard Patterson at Motion Blur, Oslo.
Director of photography: Askild Vik Edvardsen. Editor: [...]

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Ouch!

I’m not doing very well here. Nothing really painful, but extremely annoying. Needless to say that updates will be irregular, to say the least, in the next days.
Non me la passo benissimo. Niente di doloroso, ma molto molto fastidioso. Va da sé che, nei prossimi giorni, gli aggiornamenti saranno irregolari.

Short of the Week #17

Short of the week just posted another review written by your truly. This time, my choice fell upon Jeremy Clapin’s Une Histoire Vertebrale. A beautiful short movie which I hope to have here to, sooner or later.
Short of the week ha appena postato un’altra recensione scritta dal vostro affezionato. Il film che ho scelto è [...]

Sagia: Country in Motion

Better video available in the underneath links

This is when all the gears in a nation economy work together in harmony. So you know that’s not about Italy. In fact it’s for a Saudi Arabia initiative.
Production house: Filmworks, Dubai. Director: Frank Vroegop. Design and 3D supervisor: Federico Costa. Producer: Mofeed Abu Al Gebeen.
Post production: DelaPost, Paris. [...]

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Saturn: Pixel

In this spot for a German chain of electronic stores, 1st Ave Machine tries to bring the “sexy female robot” concept to the next level. (Read more here)
Director: Arvind Palep. Director of photography: John Stanier. Creative agency: Scholz and Friends.
Spot per una catena tedesca di negozi di elettronica, in cui 1st Ave Machine prova [...]

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Underground: Moe and Curly

If I was Moe and/or Curly I’d certainly sue the cineplex. That’s not fair at all!
One out of six spots for Underground, a TCM series of movies and hosted by Rob Zombie, Moe and Curly has been directed and animated by Freestyle Collective.
Executive producer: Elizabeth Kiehner. Creative director: Victor Newman. Designers: Mark Bellncula and [...]

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Nightwish – The Islander

An old man by a seashoreAt the end of dayGazes the horizonWith sea winds in his face

Memories can be a burden that prevents you from taking your steps, or they can shine a light on your life while the tears fly by. As usual, this doesn’t necessarily has something to do with video and/or the [...]

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Anthropology: Bulletin

My girlfriend is so lovely that I can’t helpfeeling sorry for all her ex-boyfriends.

Here’s the second installment in Victor Solomon’s series of short based on Dan Rhodes‘ Anthropology.
The short suggests a very clever idea which I think I’ll put into practice as soon as this post will be up and running…
Il secondo appuntamento con [...]

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Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival: Bon Jovis

If it’s not for youit’s not for you

Three sad clowns and a bozo enter a car…
This BAFICI trailer has been directed by Augusto Gimenez Zapiola and Rafael López Saubidet at Argentina Cine.
Director of photography: Javier Juliá. Editor: Javier Correa at Che Revolution Post. Music: Supercharango. Sound design: FX-Design.
Creative agency: La comunidad, Buenos Aires. Creative [...]

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Weight Watchers: History of Dieting

Give it up!

“Centuries of fad diets and failed weight loss schemes. Using a combination of paper-cut out, traditional stop-motion, computer animation, live action, and stock footage, we quickly move from William The Conqueror’s famous liquid diet to more current crazes like The Atkins Diet and the Maple Syrup Diet.”
The spot has been directed by Peter [...]

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Animal Planet: The Animals Save the Planet

I’ve posted five in the series of eleven short spots made by Aardman Animations for Animal Planet. The whole package is available on the Animals Save the Planet website.
Narration by Dawn French.
Ho appena postato cinque degli undici brevi spot realizzati da Aardman Animations per Animal Planet. Tutto il blocco potete scaricarlo dal sito Animals [...]

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The Animals Save the Planet: Shower

Perhaps it might be nice that you think of the others…

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Shower.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Shower.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 9 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Hippo in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita The Animals Save the Planet.
LINK: Visita Aardman Animations Ltd.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime – Flash

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The Animals Save the Planet: Insulation

Is your heating turned up too high?

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Insulation.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Insulation.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 8 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Polar Bear – Heating in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita The Animals Save the Planet.
LINK: Visita Aardman Animations Ltd.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime – Flash

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The Animals Save the Planet: Gas

The more meat we eat…

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Gas.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 2 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Gas.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 7 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Cow – Methane in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita The Animals Save the Planet.
LINK: Visita Aardman Animations Ltd.
WIKIPEDIA: Pagina di Greenhouse gases / Gas serra.
CODECS: Apple [...]

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The Animals Save the Planet: Biodegradable

Do give a thought to where our rubbish goes.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Biodegradable.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 2 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Biodegradable.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 6 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Jellyfish – Plastic Bags in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita The Animals Save the Planet.
LINK: Visita Aardman Animations Ltd.
CODECS: Apple Quicktime – [...]

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The Animals Save the Planet: Supermarket Bags

We could all bring our own bags when we go shopping.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Supermarket Bags.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 4 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Supermarket Bags.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 9 MB - Running Time: 1 min.]
WATCH: Guarda Orangutan – Shopping Bags in finestra.[Format: Flash Video]
LINK: Visita The Animals Save the Planet.
LINK: Visita Aardman Animations [...]

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Anthropology: Together

how unbearable the pain is…

Victor Solomon just started putting online Anthropology, a series of five short movies revolving around relationships and based on a book of short stories by Dan Rhodes.
About this particular short: don’t worry if you don’t get it. You’re a lucky boy…
BONUS: Some sketches and behind the scenes photos are available. More [...]

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Sun Flowers: Couple

Non c’è più la mezza stagione…

The car that broadens your mind…
One out of three spots made by Stylewar for the Renault Twingo. Produced at Les Télécreateurs. Creative agency: Publicis. Visual effects: Swiss.
In the same campaign: Petale, Polo.
L’auto che ti allarga la mente…
Uno di tre spot diretti da Stylewar per la Renault Twingo. Produzione: Les Télécreateurs. [...]

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Blockbuster: Christmas Dinner

Luke, I’m your father!

Everything in this commercial, dialogues, costumes, props and characters, everything is a reference to some well known movie.
The spot has been directed by Jeff Labbe at Spy Films. Creative agency: DDB Canada.
Here’s the complete reference list.
Tutto in questo spot, dialoghi, costumi, oggetti di scena e personaggi, è una citazione da un qualche [...]

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Like no Other: Foam City

Loads of foam cover the streets of Miami in the new Like no other commercial for Sony, this time for the Cybershot photocamera rather than Bravia.
The director was Simon Ratigan at HLA. Editor: Bruce Townend at The Quarry.
Visual effects by Moving Picture Company. Audio post production: Wave Studios. Music composed by Warren Ellis.
Creative director: [...]

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Get Out and Play: Snake

Better video available in the underneath links.

A crowd of people gathers in the street to recreate a pixilated game of Snake.
The ad has been produced and directed by Hobby Film for Nokia. On the Get Out and Play website you can find an interactive version of the film, where you’ll play a game of Breakout.
Creative [...]

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11890 TV Ads

Need a restaurant?

There’s no doubt: anybody may find himself in need for a helping hand. Even hands!
Agency DDFH+B approached director Lorcan Finnegan of Lovely Productions to create these ads, after seeing his short Curiosity. Lorcan also borrowed his face to the fast food guy: look at the picture above.
Compositing and animation by Fergal Brennan and [...]

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LORCAN FINNEGAN – Curiosity

Better video available in the links below.

Like the apple for Adam and Eve, this button (which I imagine being red, despite the black and white images) is too much a temptation for Mr. and Mrs. Hand.
The short film was written and directed by Lorcan Finnegan at Lovely Productions. Original music by Graham Newcombe.
It was originally [...]

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Linking the people

I posted their work so many times so…
Added links to the websites of: Ben Barnes, Sil van der Woerd, Zumbakamera, Daniel Oeffinger, Man vs Magnet.
Ho postato tanti dei loro lavori, per cui…
Aggiunti link verso i siti di: Ben Barnes, Sil van der Woerd, Zumbakamera, Daniel Oeffinger, Man vs Magnet.

[BEST OF] March 2008 – pt.2

Fine…
PlaMeeKon: A little piece of memory.
Subway Salvation: the next coming of God.
High Tide: Join Ron Paul…
The Dirdy Birdy: Love is like that.
Mr. Potato Dead: a very un-merry birthday!
Torture by any Other Name: Emma Thompson against torture and sex slavery.
Blackboard: pure stop animation.
Tuzak: Why do men kill?
Seconds from Greatness: time is tickling out.
Goobees: candy and chocolates [...]

[BEST OF] March 2008 – pt.1

Me gotz headache…
A brief guide about Bridesmaids: shoes.
A-Punk: bang the drum!
Word Up, World: optimism and positive feelings.
Adi Dassler’s Workshop: the story of Mister Adidas.
Me: it’s all your fault.
Lost and Delirious: if you love animation, you’ll love this.
Born Like Stars: underwaterness.
Street Fighter IV: Chun Li vs. C. Viper
Sparrow: poor birds…
Daphne’s New Broom: not everything goes as [...]

Quid Pro Quo

I dream aboutthe suicidal manthat always carried a parachute

In 2005, Matt Smithson (AKA Man vs Magnet) and Daniel Oeffinger played together a contemporary version of The Exquisite Corpse, “in which an idea is interpreted and re-constructed, then passed on to the next player.”
This movie is the final result of their efforts. The sound design is [...]

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The Many Perils of Over-Studying: Mathematics

Jimmy was forced to work at nightto pay for his ever growing need for Mathematics.

A dysfunctional family, the wrong friends, and you find yourself into the tunnel of mathematics. No way out, dude!
This is one of the three two-minute web shorts animated by Curious Pictures directors Rohitash Rao and Abraham Spear for creative agency BBDO, [...]

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Various Notes

The server is under heavy load. It’s doing great, but the situation may get worse at any moment.
I linked to the wrong music company in the post for Medieval Mind. Purple Haze was actually medievalized by Tam Nightingale at Nightingale Music. This hath been fixeth.
Hauptstadtstudio wants you to check their new songs on their own [...]

BBC: The Medieval Mind

Take a trip into the medieval mind

Take a trip into a medieval brain which is having a trip on its own, and listen to Purple Haze being played on ye olde instruments.
The spot was directed by James Price at Transistor Studios via production house Strange Beast for creative agency Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalge Y&R.
Animation directed [...]

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Audi: Gymnasts

Performance from every part.

“A troupe of amazingly agile athletes performs a coreographer routine to dramatise the power and smooth of the” new Audi RS 6 Avant engine.
The spot has been directed by Paul Hunter at Prettybird. Director of photography: Alex Barber.
Editor: Andy McGraw at Cut and Run. Post produced at The Mill, where else? Creative [...]

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Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries

Like pixelated scraps of jazz mags in your head.

A rather entertaining video from the last year, completely animated using only photographs of dices.
Fujiya & Miyagi is an English band formed in Brighton in 2000. Current members are: Steve Lewis, David Best, Matt Hainsby.
Ankle Injuries is featured on their 2006 album, entitled Transparent Things (after Vladimir [...]

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The Acorn: Flood pt. 1

Lift your headfrom wild and wicked sleepwhere seven-headed serpentshiss soliloquies

A penny falls from the sky and begins a cataclysmic and circular chain of events which turns into “a modern fable with many hidden meanings”…
The Acorn is a Canadian indie folk band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 2003. Members are: Rolf Klausener, Howie Tsui, Jeff Debutte, [...]

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ANISS SLIMANE – Ghost Story

One thing is for sure: this ain’t your ordinary ghost story. In fact, the ghost is not going to scare anyone at all…
The short movie is the work of Slim AKA Slimane Aniss. Music by Cyesm.
Una cosa è certa: non si tratta della solita storia di fantasmi. In effetti, questo fantasma non spaventa nessuno…
Il [...]

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Crushed by Velvet

Here’s a music video for the song by PNFA (AKA Wolfram Gruß) and Japanese Seizure Robots (AKA Eric Carter).
“With animated silhouettes and photographic backgrounds this clip leads into a fantastic, surreal world in which a native has to go on a long and dangerous travel to get a new TV Set.”
The video is the [...]

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Zurich Chamber Orchestra: Roller Coaster

Great emotions.

This commercial for the brings Mario Paint Music System on a whole new level. In facts, it brings it on the rollercoaster!
No credits available.
Questo spot porta il sistema musicale di Mario Paint al livello successivo. In effetti, lo porta sulle montagne russe!
Nulla si sa sugli autori.

via Tickleboothclip found on Coloribus

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Roller Coaster da [...]

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Alan Kaufman: Rock Star Accountant

We need lower taxes…

Syd Barrett’s accountant Alan Kaufman is back and offering his services to all unintelligible rock stars out there.
The latest episode in The Meth Minute 39 has been directed by Dan Meth. Additional art: Daisy Edwards, Josh Weisbrod, Joshua Jularbal and James Sugrue.
Music: Dan Meth, Michael Karp, The Power Apes. Sound design by [...]

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Zune Arts: Tickle Party

“This is a fanciful tale of two Fuzzys chillin on a beautiful day. They are brought into an amazing adventure into the clouds, where they find poor Boo Boo being poked for his tears. They turn tears into laughter and find that you get more with tickles than pokes!”
The previous installment in the Zune [...]

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The Art of Speed: One Step Ahead

Some of us have their own rhythm, we just can’t accord on other people’s rhythm. We gotta run.
The short has been written, directed and animated in 2004 by Stefan Nadelman. It’s great how everything, except for the running man, looks almost inanimate.
The short is part of The Art of Speed, a production of Nike [...]

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Hot Chip – One Pure Thought

I won’t be on my wayI’ll help you on your way.

The Antvilleans could not name the visual references for this video: can you? I was thinking of halftone images.
Hot Chip are a British electropop band. The current members are: Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Owen Clarke, Felix Martin and Al Doyle.
One Pure Thought is featured on [...]

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JOSSIE MALIS – Pacha

A tortous and circular food chain is shown in this early (2005) Flash movies by Jossie Malis at Zumbakamera.
Something to watch while waiting for new episodes in the Bendito Machine series.
Una catena alimentare tortuosa e circolare, in uno dei primi (2005) film in Flash di Jossie Malis presso Zumbakamera.
Qualcosa da guardare in attesa dei [...]

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SIL VAN DER WOERD – Duet

“Modern and classical merge in a sky-blue scenery at the first peep of dawn…”
Duet is a short movie by Sil Van Der Woerd mixing live action and animation. His next project will be a new video for the singer Lolly Jane Blue (previously: Worms) entitled White Swan.
Lights: Elmar Noteboom, Marlies Weeting and Sil Van [...]

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Fish Out of Water: The Nightmare

When the monster comes, we’ll kick his ass!

Tumble (Joel Huggins) and Chestnut (Gabriel Tigerman) will help Fish getting rid of his worst nightmare…
The Nightmare has been directed and edited by Ben Barnes and it is part of the Fish Out of Water comedy project. Previously: Movie Night.
Authors: Ben Barnes, Joel Huggins and Gabriel Tigerman. Fish [...]

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Berko – In the Rare

HD Video available below

Everything looks better in slow motion. Even a birthday party with people wearing wigs…
The music video has been directed and edited by Christian Swegal. The director of photography was Andrew Huebscher and visual effects were handled by Bruce Allen at Mocean.
The video was shot on the Phantom V7 high-speed digital camera at [...]

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Visa: Running Man

Life Flows Better…

This is harsh. I’ll tell you little by little. It’s about a man. A man running. Running naked. A man running, naked, in socks! And he holds a credit card too…
The spot has been directed by Antoine Bardou Jacquet at Partizan. Editor: Bill Smedley at Work.
Post production by Wes at The Mill. Sound [...]

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VR: Monumental Environment Congress

La fine del mondo in 80 giorni!

All the major monuments of the world are gathering at the Colosseum Verona Arena (thanks Escapista) to take important decisions for their future, and our own as well…
The spot has been produced at Grilli Films for advertising agency Dynamo, Helsinki. Post produced at Talvi. Director: Vesa Manninen.
Go to 10ad.org [...]

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Busdriver – Kill Your Employer

Recreational Paranoia is the Sport of Now.

Sometimes heart and mind beat as one… I know. Mind is not supposed to beat usually.
Busdriver (real name: Regan J. Farquhar) is a rapper from Los Angeles, currently signed to Epitaph Records.
Kill your Employer is featured on his latest album, entitled RoadKillOvercoat and released on January 2007.
Not a music [...]

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Tron

This is Gold-1 to Gold-2 and 3.Split up. Take them one-on-one.

The lightcycle scene from the cutting edge film TRON has been remade sweded by Mike and Vinz, les Freres Hueon.
Enjoy!
La scena delle moto dal rivoluzionario film TRON è stata rifatta sveziata da Mike e Vinz, les Freres Hueon.
Godetevelo!

via Andy Cochrane on Transbuddha

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Tripping the Rift: Miss Galaxy

I got lips, I got hips…

Something reminded me of this scene from the first season of Tripping the Rift, episode three: Miss Galaxy 5000.
Nothing too innovative or profound but…
Tripping the Rift is an animated series by Chris Moeller and Chuck Austen, also authors of the short movie from which the series originated.
The director is [...]

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Discovery Channel: Lobstermen

There is a legend where fisherman are not merely fishermen.

What may looks like the introduction to an horror story, is in fact a commercial for a documentary about fishermen.
The spot was directed, edited, animated and composited by Justin Harder. Produced by Awesome Studio and Frame by Frame.
Costumes produced at KCL Productions and designed by Justin [...]

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Conehead: Clip Updated Again

One of my favourite shorts up here is now available in high resolution. I also noticed that the previous update was a fiasco, in that I forgot to paste in the correct link…
Clip courtesy of Cinequest, via Vuze.
Uno dei miei corti preferiti su questo sito è disponibile ora in alta risoluzione. Noto anche che nell’aggiornamento [...]

Zune Arts: Piece of Me, Piece of You

Zombie Dance Party!

And here’s another long running series which just got a new guest to the party. Prepare to dance with the undead puppets!
The short movie has been directed by Three Legged Legs and produced at Green Dot Films. Director of photography: Bengt Jonsson.
Creative agency: 72andSunny. Creative: Bryan Rowles. Copywriter: Charlie Stephenson.
Post production: Mary Ann [...]

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SCAD Shorts: Colour Me Beautiful

Congratulate yourself on the nwe youyou just made yourself.

Fitness Guru Jennifer Kenny (Tricia Riel) will paint you back into shape with her explosively effective workout routine.
Colour me Beautiful is the latest installment in SCAD Shorts, the series developed by The Dandy Dwarves for the Savannah College of Art and Design.
The movie has been written and [...]

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Panasonic: House

Mendinginkan Suasana.

A commercial from Indonesia. Love it for its sillyness, it recalls me those commercial aired in the eighties, when I was a kid.
No credits available at the moment.
Spot indonesiano. Lo adoro per quanto è stupido: mi ricorda gli spot degli anni ottanta che guardavo da bambino.
Nessuna informazione sulla produzione.

via Ad Ministerclip from Coloribus

DOWNLOAD: Scarica [...]

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Rocket Man

Nova of Hope

We said about not seeing results despite of your efforts. But what if they [the efforts] are aimed in the wrong direction. Remember that sky’s the limit…
Rocket Man is a short movie by five students of the gsCEPT, a department at the Luleå University of Technology in Skellefteå, Sweden.
The authors: Tim Sundin, [...]

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Kraak & Smaak – Squeeze Me

…when you hold and you squeeze me tight

Lots of flipbooks (and a huge effort, and perhaps some swearing…) went into the making of this music video from Dutch directors duo André Maat and Superelectric.
Kraak & Smaak is a Dutch trio of DJs and producers, comprised of Mark Kneppers, Oscar de Jong and Wim Plug.
Squeeze Me [...]

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FedEx: Carrier Pigeons

That’s been taking care of.

The bigger is the bird, the heavier is the load it can drop, the more painful is the impact.
The spot has been directed by Tom Kuntz at MJZ. Director of photography: Jeff Cronenweth. Creative agency: BBDO, New York.
Editor: Gavin Cutler at Mackenzie Cutler. Sound engineer: Marc Healy. Visual effects: Framestore CFC.
Più [...]

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Hunger

The fox you lug over your shoulderin a dark sackhas cut a hole with a knifeand escaped.
The sudden lightness, makes you thinkyou are strongeras you walk back to your small cottagethrough a forest that covers the world.
(William Collins)

Another one in the Billy Collins Action Poetry series produced by the Sundance Channel.
Directed by Samuel Christopher, animations [...]

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The Type Writer

ASD!

“With its low profile, sleek lines, and striking color, the Remington Streamliner holds a special place in the writer’s heart. This piece serves as an homage to the device itself and the dying art of the typewritten essay.”
A short movie by Impactist, collaborative work of married directors Kelly Meador and Daniel Elwing.
Process includes: digital still [...]

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[REPOST] S. MACKAY SMITH – Happy Anniversary

*splat*

Careful what presents you get, especially when you live in a world half way between the Tim Burton-verse and the Sam Raimi-verse…
The short has been directed, shot, cut and scored Stuart MacKay Smith (previously here with Put Your Hands Up for Detroit)
Starring: S. MacKay-Smith, Pilar Alvarez and Bride of Valentine, the doll.
Music: Antonio Vivaldi’s Summer [...]

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Royksopp – Eple

In Stereo.

Panning and zooming, zooming and panning. Despite of the fact that this effect has been overuses lately, this video is still charming.
Röyksopp is an electronic music duo based in Tromsø, Norway composed of Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge.
Eple is their second single, released in 2001 and then included in their first album, Melody A.M.
The [...]

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MTV Switch: 3650

Global warming tipping point

According to this spot, and some scientists, there are about ten years before the effect of our CO2 emissions are irreversible. Only 3650 days.
The short has been directed and animated by the Ubik duo, for MTV Switch campaign. Ubik is represented by Not to Scale.
Creative agency: Ogilvy. Director of photography: Tim [...]

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The Corporate Machine

Presenting: the same old tat.

Insert talent and press button to destroy.
Here’s a short movie by Adam York Gregory from The Flowfield Unity, based on the comic strip of the same name.
Music created by William Godfrey.
Inserire talento e premere Distruggi.
Eccovi un corto di Adam York Gregory (fondatore di The Flowfield Unity) basato sulla striscia a fumetti [...]

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Heaven and Earth: Bruce

…and it’s true.

Some giant monster feel immediately rejuvenated by the advertised energy drink.
Found the ad on Coloribus who only credits creative agency Euro RSCG Partnership, Singapore. No idea why it’s called Bruce too…
Un mostro gigante viene immediatamente rinfrancato dalla bevanda pubblicizzata.
Ho trovato lo spot su Coloribus che cita soltanto l’agenzia Euro RSCG Partnership di Singapore. [...]

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Pangea Day: Japan Sings Turkey

Korkma, sönmez bu şafaklarda yüzen al sancak;

A Japanese troupe performs İstiklâl Marşı (Independence March), the Turkish national anthem in one of a series of films films to be shown on Pangea Day, May 10, “the day the world comes together through film”.
The film has been directed by Kosai Sekine. Director of photography: Koichi Sasame. Sound [...]

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People in Planes – Pretty Buildings

Wonder what she’s doing nowAnd whether she’s still living.

I guess it’s hard to face the truth, sometimes, ’cause in fact it has your face, not reflected like in a mirror. What this has to do with this video? I don’t know…
People in Planes are a five piece Indie rock band from Cardiff, Wales. They are [...]

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The Ramp

The Sacred Ramp is a test for our village.A test from Above.

Let’s say you’re a German car manifacturer, and you need to launch your new car on the American market. What do you need? Well, a pair of wings, and a huge ramp!
The Ramp is supposedly a documentary by Jeff Schultz, produced at Bite the [...]

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Kemonozume: hajime no aji

nante itazurano meido no kimi wakonna hibi ja maigo ni natte shimauasamo hirumo yorumo itsudemosarawareteku.

Two brothers are facing to determine the fate of the family dojo. A monkey just wants to get his peach back. Chaos ensues.
So, this is how Toshihiko Momota, who devoted his whole life to hunting and killing human eating monsters (Shokujinki), [...]

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Smilefaucet Undo: Hadi

Good timing, uh?

Here’s another short movie made for another Smilefaucet DVD (previously: Air)
“Hadi is a project that was inspired by a BBC news podcast detailing the hardships of an Iraqi cab driver.”
The short has been designed, animated, composited and directed by Keith Ehrlich at Big Star for the Undo DVD.
Altro cortometraggio realizzato per un DVD [...]

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Pelasta Maailma: Intro

A nice piece of motion graphics, maybe a little tad too fast and furious for my tastes, but still good.
It’s the work Johan Snell at Kreeatio for some Finnish… uhm, something (just a website?) called Pelasta Maailma, which should roughly translate to Save the World.
Bel pezzo di motion graphics, un tantino troppo veloce per [...]

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Beware the Believers

’cause if you don’t know meyou don’t know Dick!

At the beginning of this week, this clip hit the web, making probably a lot less noise than the people who made and/or posted it (Random Slice?) were expecting…
The video features Darwin’s rotweiller Richard Dawkins rapping about the superiority of his theories, accompanied by P. Z. Myers, [...]

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Creation Museum: Prepare to Believe

Now Oper 7 Days a Week.

I think the whole idea of a Creation Museum is huge. I mean, that’s the only place where the idea of Creationism really belongs: a museum.
The spot has been directed, designed and animated by Soyeon Kim and Todd Hemker at Yellow Shed. Ironically, they realized what kind of museum was [...]

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Culturele Zondagen: Utrecht in Motion

Et pourquoi le matin le ciel est si clair?Pourquoi donc je ne peux m’envoler dans le vent?Et pourquoi, dis monsieur, tu pleures en m’écoutant?

The city, she is alive… Utrecht, that is.
Shooting, animation and compositing by Ralf Hekkenberg AKA Guckindiewelt and Willem-Jan L. van Rootselaar AKA Liudimation.
The song is L’homme et l’enfant by Eddie Constantine and [...]

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ANDY GARNICA – La puerta

Curiosity killed the mice.

One door, one path, one question: to open or not to open? It’s up to you finding out the (painfully clear) answer.
La puerta (The Door) is a short movie directed, produced and animated by Andy Garnica at Guernica Studios.
Character design: Dani Fornaguera.
Una porta, un sentiero, un dilemma: aprirla o non aprirla? Sta [...]

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WhizBiz: Morning After

A further step in the direction of parity between the sexes. Now, women can mindlessly enjoy one night stands as well as men.
The spot has been directed by Tony Potts, at Prodigy Films. Editor: Joe Morris. Sound design by Andrew Stevenson.
Creative agency: Clemenger BBDO, Sydney. Copywriter: Will Edwards. Art director: Chris McMullen.
P.S. There’s a [...]

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I’ll Be Back

I’ll be offline for a couple of days. Maybe less. Maybe more. You’ll find out sooner or later.
Sarò assente un paio di giorni. Forse più. Forse meno. Lo scoprirete solo vivendo.

Niquitin: Long Live Your Willpower

Director Genndy Tartakovsky (of Samurai Jack fame) made these three spots for an anti smoking aid product.
His 2D animation has been combined” with 3D characters and environments created at The Orphanage.”
Creative agency: Arnold Worldwide. Editing: Rough House (only for Willpower and Warning Panel).
Il regista Genndy Tartakovsky (famoso per Samurai Jack) ha realizzato questi tre spot [...]

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Long Live Your Willpower: Agitated

They go mad…

DOWNLOAD (HI RES): Scarica Agitated. [Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 14 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Agitated. [Format: Quicktime - Size: 14 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Agitated in finestra.
DOWNLOAD (LOW RES): Scarica Agitated in bassa.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 11 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Agitated in finestra.
WATCH [...]

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Long Live Your Willpower: Willpower

You need to be prepared…

DOWNLOAD (HI RES): Scarica Willpower. [Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 8 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Willpower. [Format: Quicktime - Size: 7 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Willpower in finestra.
DOWNLOAD (LOW RES): Scarica Willpower in bassa.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Willpower [...]

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Long Live Your Willpower: Warning Panel

Stressed? Have a smoke!

DOWNLOAD (HI RES): Scarica Warning Panel.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 7 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica Warning Panel.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 7 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda Warning Panel in finestra.
DOWNLOAD (LOW RES): Scarica Warning Panel in bassa.[Format: Quicktime - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH: Guarda [...]

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Behind The Scenes of It`s Mine!

As usual, knowing the tricks behind the magic performed at The Mill doesn’t diminish the sense of awe you feel while watching at their works.
Here’s a little montage of what took place during the making of It’s Mine, their spot for Coke aired during the 2008 Superbowl.
Come al solito, conoscere i trucchi usati dai [...]

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