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{ Monthly Archives } June 2008

Toca me: Beyond Surface 2008

Dvein Stomach Mouses

Barcelona based studio Dvein made this beautiful opening sequence for Toca me’s design conference Beyond Surface ‘08.
Each credited participant is represented by a monogram (designed by Alex Trochut) that… well, it’s easier to watch…
Music by Combustion.
Lo studio Dvein di Barcellona ha realizzato questa sequenza di apertura per Beyond Surface ‘08, conferenza tenuta da [...]

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THIBAUT DUVERNEIX – Polaroid

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Just a little After Effects trick, but nice.
Polaroid is a very short experiment by Thibaut Duverneix, motion designer at the Canadian company Departement.
Music by Polar Empire.
Solo un trucco da After Effects, ma carino.
Polaroid è un breve esperimento di Thibaut Duverneix, motion designer presso la compagnia canadese Departement.
Music by Polar Empire.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Polaroid.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: [...]

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Diamond Empowerment Fund: Diamonds for Futures

I don’t mean rhinestones,but diamonds, are a girl’s best friend.

“Founded in 2007, The Diamond Empowerment Fund™ (D.E.F.) is a non-profit international organization with the mission to raise money to support education initiatives that develop and empower economically disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource.”
This spot has been produced at Blacklist, a [...]

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Pretty Polly: Love Legs

You’re a very beautiful woman.It’s easy to see why men should lose their heads over you.

“A shapely pair of women’s legs emerging from a giant cosmetics compact. To an operatic score, the woman languorously applies the cosmetics to her legs, before slipping into her clothes and a killer pair of heels.”
The ad, which is airing [...]

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DANIEL GONZALEZ – Las cartas para Lucia

Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought,to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.(Salman Rushdie)

I wish it was easier to find the right words. But then again…
Las cartas para Lucia (The letters to Lucia) is a short movie made by Daniel Gonzalez as his final project for the Master of [...]

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There is a Light and it Never Goes Out

And if a double decker buscrashes into us,to die by your sideis such a heavenly way to die.

Nobody moves, nobody movesAnd no one gets hurtIf nobody opens their mouthWe have nothing to worry about…
Here’s the major project by Joe Gaffney from his studies at the National Centre for Computer Animation of Bournemouth University.
Actor: Luke [...]

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De Blob: Post Updated

Updated the post with credits.
Aggiornato il post con i credit.

REFERENCE: Il post di De Blob.

Tripfiss RMX

das Moos, die Maus, der Pilz.

A psychedelic trip into… uhm well, I don’t know what, but it surely is something crazy. Like our lives, that is. (Okay, that’s Busytown…)
A short video by Tipogödör (feat Optimal) and Kewlers, released at the Breakpoint 2006. Visuals by Andras Ketzer. Music by Curly Brace.
Viaggio psichedelico nel… beh, non lo [...]

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Bibigon: Factually Fun Fillers

A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.(In my next life, I want to be a pig)

A series of factoids are translated into 15 animated idents for Russian TV channel Bibigon (Бибигон).
The spots have been directed by Steve Smith and produced by Richard Barnett for Trunk Animation.
Creative agency: Red Bee Media.
For Google’s sake, the single IDs are [...]

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AMIT EREZ – Postcard

Say what you want toI don’t care what you’re thinking.

Stop thinking about what you’ve lost, they say. But how can you remove something you don’t have already?
Amit Erez is an Israeli singer and songwriter based in Tel Aviv. He is the the guitarist of the eclectic rock band Eatliz, previously here with the video for [...]

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Extraordinary Bird Life: Penguins

Unmissable.

“Monty Python star Terry Jones spent two months on the frozen plains of Argentina, following the migration trails of a small group of Adelie Penguins, as they migrated north to the rain forests of Uruguay and Brazil.”
Penguins was released on April Fool’s Day to promote BBC iPlayer. It was directed by Vince Squibb (real life [...]

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[BEST OF] May 2008 – pt.2

What comes after part one?
The Key to Reserva: Martin Scorsese does Alfred Hitchcock for a wine promo film.
Whatcha Got Son: hand made motion graphics.
Les humains: fight the Monkey.
Brains Dance: Rhythm is a dancer.
Cross Your Fingers + Crawled Out Of The Sea: two songs, one video.
Feel Like a Rocket: Let’s get it on!
Sumo Carwash: Danger! High [...]

[BEST OF] May 2008 – pt.1

I’m flying like a penguin. Will land home again in a couple of days. In the meanwhile…
Masks: Zune Arts short.
The Next Level: just watch it.
Anthropology: tales of non-love.
Seven Corners: Todd Hemker’s short.Buildings and Mountains: carrying it along.
Pip’s Kid: yo!
U and I: you are what you is.
What the Shell?! It’s a-him, Mario!
Kings of Power 4 Billion [...]

ALBAN LELIEVRE – Les pingouins volent-ils?

Question stupide N°1

Does penguins fly? I don’t know. But if they can, I think I should try myself at it…
Here’s a short movie from a couple of years ago, produced at Planktoon studio and directed by Alban Lelièvre.
Animation: Fabrice Senia. Lighting: Sebastien Pribile and Vincent Duponchel. Compositing: Willy Bissainte and Sun Michel Limet.
Sound design: Jean [...]

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Hi! I am DeK…

And you?

Hey hey people! Sorry for the unannounced hiatus, but some things require all my computing power and processor time. I’ll try to post some sparse updates. When I can.
Heilà gente! Mi spiace per la lunga ed inattesa pausa. ma alcune cose richiedono tutta la mia (scarsa) potenza computazionale. Proverò a postare qualcosa di tanto [...]

One June Morning

I guess I’m floating.

Strange things can happen on a June morning. Well, probably strange things occur all the times, and still…
Conceived, shot, edited, and color corrected (all in one day) by Pete McCoubrey. Sound design by Laura Hanna. The girl is played by Juyeon Lee.
Strane cose accadono in una mattinata di giugno. Beh, forse le [...]

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Unlucky Spokesman: Drop-Kick

Powerade is proud to be the official sp…

Here’s one in a series of spots for Powerade which aired on Sky Sports during the Rugby World Cup 2007.
The spot was directed by Calle Astrand at Dab Hand Media for creative agency Mother.
Ecco uno di una serie di spot per Powerade trasmessi su Sky Sports durante la [...]

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Le lendemain

Venez voir!

And the next day Martin discovers a small shop…
A short movie made by Nikodio (Nicolas Diologent) made for the future Rouen library. Director of photography: Guillaume Lefebvre. Artworks: Cédric Achenza.
E l’indomani Martin scoprì una piccola bottega…
Un corto animato da Nikodio (Nicolas Diologent) per la futura mediateca di Rouen. Direttore della fotografia: Guillaume Lefebvre. Artwork: [...]

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Neige de Chine

In a remote county of china, it is said that when spring is about to break, while snow begins to melt, some trees suffer the lack of water.
Neige de Chine is a short movie by Fabrice Lagayette, Le Ngoc-Duy-Vu, François Le Bourg, Nicolas Monier, former students of Supinfocom.
Sound: Rodolphe Kay. Closing theme from Crouching [...]

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Zero 7 – Throw it All Away

Cash it in and throw it all awayNever needed any of it anyway.

You’ve probably seen a different video for this song. Or maybe not. Anyway, this is what you get…
Zero 7 is the musical duo comprising Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. Throw it All Away is featured on their third album, entitled The Garden and [...]

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Thunderheist – Jerk it

HD Video available in the underneath links

This video is not about a girl playing with a big cock. In fact she’s playing with a big rooster. That’s a huge difference.
Thunderheist is MC Isis and producer Grahmzilla from Montreal, Canada.
The video is one of the three finalists in the band’s “Make us a Video” contest. Watch [...]

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GE: Clouds

Shinin’ down like water

Hundreds of buckets are hoisted into the sky and poured into a huge watering can.
The spot has been directed and produced by Traktor. Advertising agency: BBDO.
Director of photography: Emanuelle Lebatique. Editor: Gavin Cutler at MacKenzie Cutler. Visual effects by The Mill.
The song is Have you Ever Seen the Rain? as performed by [...]

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The Meth Minute 39 Thousand

Free Bird!

“In Episode 38, we look into the future at the (hypothetical) continuation of the Meth Minute series… What animated adventures are (probably not) going to happen in the next 75 years of weekly cartoons? The possibilities are endless (and unlikely to ever happen).”
The penultimate episode in the series, directed by Dan Meth. Additional art: [...]

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Wonderful Town

It is true. We live in a…

A “jigsaw puzzle of 35mm motion control, hard sets, virtual backgrounds, and layers of choreography.”
A commercial for a musical directed by Ryan McFaul. Advertising agency: SpotCo.
Un “mosaico di motion control in 35mm, set veri, set virtuali e diversi strati di coreografie.”
Spot per un musical diretto da Ryan McFaul. Agenzia [...]

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Nuit blanche

El sueño de la razon produce monstruos

The Gobelins trailers for Annecy 2008 are out. This one, though, is from 2004.
Authors: David Etien, Vincent Sales, Julie Serviere, Pierre Tricoire.
I trailer per Annecy 2008 di Gobelins sono online. Questo qui, tuttavia, è del 2004.
Autori: David Etien, Vincent Sales, Julie Serviere, Pierre Tricoire.

DOWNLOAD: Scarica Nuit blanche.[Format: Quicktime - [...]

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Little Dragon – Twice

Thought I had an answer onceBut your random ways swept me alongColossal signs so I got lostWith so many lovers singing soft.

What do you expect to find at the end of your journey? What if you’re going to see your dreams realized? What if this scares you to death? What does this has to do [...]

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E.T.A.

Estimated Time of Arrival

Marvin has the most boring job ever. It’s not just a cup of coffee that will keep him awake.
ETA is a short animated movie by the Junk collective, that is: Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen (direction, cinematography, visual effects), Søren Pødenphant Andersen (story, character animation, models), Michael La-Cour (character animation, models, visual effects), Rasmus [...]

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ESCAPISTA – Mr. Lonely

I get no letters in the mail.

Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. But you gotta be a man to do it…
Mr. Lonely is a short video by Escapista based on his set of pictures of the same name.
The song is (obviously) Mr. Lonely by Bobby Vinton.
A volte un uomo ha da [...]

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Life Cycle (Selaginella apoda)

If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing,and life would not be worth living.(Henry Poincaré)

“Selaginella apoda, or Meadow Spikemoss is a small, insignificant looking plant, common to eastern North America. Despite its diminutive appearance, the plant has a fascinating and varied life cycle, which is summarized” here.
Life Cycle is a scientific animation [...]

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Phon°noir – My Paperhouse On Fire

We still hope that never we will grow.

Here’s one of the best uses of a horse’s head since The Godfather. And it’s not going to offend animal lovers.
Phon°noir is Matthias Grübel, an electronic musician from Berlin, Germany.
My Paperhouse on Fire is featured on his latest album, entitled The Objects don’t Need Us and released on [...]

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Manchester Orchestra – I Can Barely Breathe

We all deserve something.

Because, you know, there probably ain’t no place over the rainbow, way up high. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look for it.
The Manchester Orchestra is an indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia that formed in 2005. Members are: Andy Hull, Jonathan Corley, Jeremiah Edmond, Chris Freeman, Robert McDowell.
I Can Barely Breathe is [...]

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Funkstorung – Punk Motherfucker

Modafoca!

It’s not long since I featured Dirt Empire, from same director — Mathias Steinforth — for the same band — Funkstörung.
The music video sees a man (Ingmar Skrinjar) witnessing the strange behaviour of the poster he’s trying to attach.
Non è da molto che ho postato Dirt Empire, stesso regista — Mathias Steinforth — e [...]

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Carlton Draught: Skytroop

Dude!

The great beer in the sky. Enjoy responsibly!
The spot has been directed by Paul Middleditch at Plaza Films. Directors of photography: Danny Ruhlmann, Simon Hammond, Shane Sparkes.
Post produced at Animal Logic under the supervision of Angus Wilson and art direction by Ben Walsh. Flame artist: Howard Hill. CGI lead: Scott Hunter and Jonathan Dearing.
Editor: Peter [...]

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ALEX DRON – Fot: Champion of the World

Meet Fot, the mightiest soccer player even existed. A real hero of our time. In his dreams.
Fot is a short animated movie made by Alex Dron, an animator and illustrator at Yukfoo.
Ecco a voi Fot, il più grande calciatore mai esistito, un vero eroe dei nostri tempi. Gli piacerebbe…
Fot è un corto animato realizzato [...]

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Petits Pois / Carottes

Raiiiiiiiid!

When a group of newly hatched flies fight over a little pea, we find out how stupid animals would be if they acted just like we humans.
The short movie is the work of Cédric Berthier, Jean-Sébastien Leroux and Maximilien Royo, the students of EESA who already brought you L’ame seule.
Quando un gruppo di giovani mosche [...]

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CHRIS VINCZE – Evol

Love in a backwards world.

A man (Rick Warden) is lost in a world of people moving and living backwards. Suddenly he sees a girl (Lucy Barker) at a café and is struck by her beauty.
Evol is a short movie written and directed by Chris Vincze. Director of photography: Shane Daly. Editor: Matt Platts Mills.
Producer: [...]

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ROBIN FULLER – The Ballad of Mary Slade

Was I loved?

“Following the death of a young woman, the tragic story of her life and eventual demise slowly unfolds as the insects that consume her decaying body become actors in the fateful retelling of her” love.
The Ballad of Mary Slade teaches us a valuable lesson: love is worth living for it.
Written, directed and animated [...]

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Sagem: Photo

Noio volevam savuar…

A blast from the past, when nobody has a clue on what the hell you were supposed to do with a photo camera on a cellphone.
Photo (also known as Tokyo or Japan) was directed by Johan Renck and produced at Soixante Quinze. Director of photography: Mattias Montero.
Creative agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris. Creative director: [...]

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Wild Beasts – The Devils` Crayon

This truly isthe Devil’s answercarved from the tongueof this romancer.

Just in case you enjoyed your tour in hell, have a second stage before you leave. Or just don’t. (Don’t leave, I meant…)
Wild Beasts are a new age pop band that originated in Kendal, England in 2002. Members are: Hayden Thorpe, Ben Little, Tom Fleming, Chris [...]

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ThayKhay – Tan cerca del sol

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate.

Welcome, you’re now entering: hell.
ThayKhay is a Spanish band from Madrid, whose members are: Mariano Fugillo, Adrian Galicia, Alberto Peranton and Fabio Guimaraes.
Tan cerca del sol (So Close to the Sun) can be found on the album with the same name, or downloaded for free at ThayKhay website.
The video is based [...]

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SUNGJIN YUN – No Peeking

…but if you only knewHow easy it would be to show me how you feelMore than words is all you have to do to make it real.

Another one for my search for simplicity.
“A married couple struggles to keep a healthy relationship.” Couples therapy will eventually help.
Written and directed by Sungjin Yun. Shot by DvPixl on [...]

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AHMAD HABASH – Red Feather

Better video available in the underneath links

“A young girl and her cat find a red feather on their way. They wonder where does it come from and whom does it belong to.”
A very simple story told in a very simple style. Maybe I’m looking for simplicity, as of late. As Wikipedia says, simplicity can mean [...]

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Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work)

Work is the last thing on my mind.

I think this video is about me. Definitely. Yes, I don’t play trumpet, but anyway…
The music video has been directed by David Cowles and Sean McBride.
It is part of one of the weekly episodes of Disney’s Friday Night Video Podcast for Families to promote Here Come the 123s [...]

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Shots: Birthday

Shots are fired and a whole generation is affected and changed forever.

“Injured veterans from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have two days with which to recognize and celebrate their lives.”
“Like all of us, they have a birthday, but special and unique to them, they also have an alive day which commemorates the [...]

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See What`s Possible: Through the Ages

A tour de force through 5000 years of media history: from Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to the Gutenberg Bible, from the invention of the moving pictures to Photoshop.
It’s another entry in the See What’s Possible challenge held at Cut’nPaste and, like the previously posted The Pencil Could Possibly Be Mightier, ain’t won anything.
The clip is [...]

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Street Fighter IV: Guile vs. Abel

Sonic Boom!

Another one of those animations for the new Street Fighter game, this time with a visual style that reminds more of dust (sand?) than ink.
Un’altra di quelle animazioni per il nuovo Street Fighter, con uno stile che stavolta richiama più la polvere (sabbia?) che l’inchiostro.

Thanks T.

DOWNLOAD (1280×720): Scarica Guile vs. Abel.[Format: Winmedia - Size: [...]

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Brains Dance: Behind the Scene

You can feel it in the air

The post on The Mill website described in details how the Drench spot was realized. But you know: seeing is believing.
Here’s a short clip for you to… believe!
Il post sul sito di The Mill descrive bene il processo realizzativo dello spot per Drench. Ma come si dice: vedere per [...]

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ALEXANDER LEHMANN – Truth

the truth becomes worthless.

Some very simple typographic animation to deliver a very simple message. The truth is: simple ain’t easy.
Visuals by Alexander Lehmann. Music by Sellfish.
Semplice animazione tipografica che comunica un semplice messaggio. La verità è che semplice non vuol dire facile.
Video di Alexander Lehmann. Musica di Sellfish.

DOWNLOAD (HI RES): Scarica Truth.[Format: Ogg Video - [...]

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Ogg Video

So, you might have noticed (or maybe not) that I’m hosting clips in the Ogg format, the free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.
The files are encoded using the Theora video codec and the Vorbis audio codec. As well as the container format, these codecs are free and unencumbered by software patents.
Podcast [...]

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Lilium Urbanus

Like an artificial lily, a city grows from its first steps as a small village, to larger and larger structures. “Electricity flows through the town”, “a transit system is formed”, and finally “an airport blooms to spread its seeds to farther places.”
Lilium Urbanus is a collaborative senior thesis project by Anca Risca and Joji [...]

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Bloomberg + Bloomberg = Woooopsie!

I mistakenly credited the wrong Bloomberg for the short movie The Fence. The film is the work of Ramon Bloomberg!
Ho erroneamente attribuito il corto The Fence al Bloomberg sbagliato. Il film è opera di Ramon Bloomberg!

REFERENCE: Il post di The Fence.

RUN WRAKE – The Control Master

HD Video available in the underneath links

Halftone City, USA. A peaceful metropolis of family values and space age dreams. Mild mannered blonde Dorothy Gayne secretly protects its citizens from harm. But dangerous new technologies abound. What happens when a powerful device falls into the hands of scientist turned villain Doctor Moire?
The Control Master is a [...]

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Amnesty: Bullet

vos pétitions ont du pouvoir

Again to remind you that your petitions are more powerful than you might think.
The spot has been directed by Les Blins and produced at Festen Films. Director of photography: Thierry Pouget.
Creative agency: TBWA, Paris. Creative director: Erik Vervroegen. Art director and copywriter: Nicolas Moreau.
Visual effects provided by Chez Eddy, under the [...]

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JAKE PORTMAN – H.P.A.M.

How Puppies Are Made

Imagine if Darwin was on acids when he wrote On the Origin of Species. This is what could have come out…
The short movie has been designed, directed and animated by Jake Portman at Not Actual Size.
Screenplay by written by Charlie Short. Character design by Bill Sneed. Music and sound design made at [...]

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White Red Panic

The teaser for the short movie by Ayz Waraich does exactly what its name implies: you’ll start waiting for White Red Panic to be released as soon as the clip is over. Or perhaps, even before.
The teaser per il corto di Ayz Waraich fa esattamente ciò che dice il nome: inizierete ad aspettare l’uscita di [...]

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Big Buck Bunny

Take no prisoners!

NOTES: I’m hosting a Half HD clip, but not the Full HD clip. Use the torrent link to download it, if you can. The AVI file plays in VLC. If you need to play it in a Video for Windows player, manually change the four letter code to XVID, or install Ffdshow Tryouts. [...]

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Carnivale: Opening Sequence

King of Swords

Title sequence for a television series set in the United States during the Great Depression.
The moving images are the work of A52 under the supervision of Patrick Murphy and Simon Brewster.
Original artwork by Jimmy Yamasaki at 88phases. Music composed by Wendy Melovin and Lisa Coleman.
Click for more details and more credits.
Sequenza d’apertura [...]

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The Many Perils of Over-Studying: Political Science

Benny quickly became politic. And scientific.

You start the habit to deal with pain of being away from home, but then it takes over you.
This is one of the three two-minute web shorts animated by Curious Pictures directors Rohitash Rao and Abraham Spear for creative agency BBDO, New York.
Previously: History, Maths.
Cominci per alleviare il dolore di [...]

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Checking check check…

There could have been some problems due to the site where I used to host javascripts. I moved the files to nofatclips.com and now it should work fine.
Potrebbero esserci stati problemi a causa del sito dove ospitavo i javascript. Ho spostato i file su nofatclips.com ed ora tutto dovrebbe funzionare bene.