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Driving This Road Until Death Sets You Free

First goddamn week of winter.

A remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing (itself a remake of The Thing from Another World) made in stop motion with GI Joe toys. Delicious!
A music video for the French band Zombie Zombie, the duo comprised of Etienne Jaumet and Cosmic Neman.
Directed by Simon Gesrel and Xavier Ehretsmann at Chalet Pointu.
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Smokin` Aces: End Titles

Gangsters, weapons, bullets and billiard.
Smokin’ Aces is a feature movie from 2006, written and directed by Joe Carnahan.
The title sequences have been designed by Paul Donnellon and Andrew White at Voodoo Dog.
The song is Play your Cards Right, performed by Common featuring Bilal. Contains a sample of Under the Street Lamp, performed by Joe [...]

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At Least we are Still Under the Same Sky.

A short film by Jessica Bigarel

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STEFAN NADELMAN – Sasquat Goes to the City

Not everyone has what it takes to stand the city. Stay in forest. You’ll live longer.
Sasquat is a short piece of animation made by Stefan Nadelman at Tourist Pictures.
Non tutti hanno il necessario per resistere alla città. Resta nella foresta, ch’è meglio.
Sasquat è un breve pezzo animato da Stefan Nadelman presso Tourist Pictures.

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The Death as a logistic provider company? Inconceivable! Still, this is what happens when Cedric, the Grim Reaper’s nephew, is left alone by the big boss.
Cedric is a short movie by Jens Kämper, Christian Marschalt and Hendrik Pieta.
Voice actors: Bernhard Hoëcker, Jochen Malmsheimer, Hennes Bender, Eva Danner und [...]

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Mercenaries 2: Ca$h

It’s payback time!

It’s all about the money…
A commercial for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, a videogame developed by Pandemic Studios for Electronic Arts.
Directed and produced by Shilo Design. Creative Director: Jose Gomez. Design: Curtis Doss, Jose Gomez. Editor: Curtis Doss. Executive Producer: Santino Sladavic. Producer: Jake Hibler.
2D Animators: Curtis Doss, Nate Davies, Eugene Gauran, Ed [...]

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Stereolab – Neon Beanbag

An abstract pot-pourri which somewhat reminds me of the work of Larry Jordan.
Stereolab are an alternative music band formed in 1990 in London, by Tim Gane and Lætitia Sadier.
Neon Beanbag is the first single off their new album, entitled Chemical Chords and released for 4AD on August 2008.
The video was directed by Julian House.
Un [...]

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Nike Plus: The Human Race 10K

Post-it notes people run on the windows of a store to boldly go where no man and blablabla…
Directed by Antonio Balseiro at Gazz and based on his previous work, Pixsale.
Director of photography: Santiago Melazzini. Music by Minivan. Animators: Carli Balseiro, Ale De Lamas, Pleii and Monroe.
Post production: Carli Balseiro, Pleii and Rafael D’Andrea. Executive [...]

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NICK HILLIGOSS – L`animateur

Tree, Apple, and Fall.

“A travelling Fool takes his puppet stage to a desert planet. In this retelling of the myth [of Adam and Eve], eating the apple is an essential step towards changing from puppet to human, and part of his plan from the beginning.”
“The French title was chosen because in addition to the meanings [...]

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Las cartas para Lucia: Post Updated

Added a link to the director’s cut (already posted here) but the post still shows the original version.
Aggiunto un link alla director’s cut (giòà postata qui) ma il post mostra sempre la versione originale.

REFERENCE: Il post di DANIEL GONZALEZ – Las cartas para Lucia.

Electric Self: Flesh Paths

“A trip througout the paths of the flesh: revealed female bodies and newborn childs already dead. The long flashback of a suicidal, through ancestral memories and foetal recalls.”
Electric Self is a series of video pieces by Alessandro Amaducci which aims to explore the inconscious in/of the digital era.
Images and music by Alessandro Amaducci. Computer [...]

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OFFF Lisbon 2008

NOTE: none of the animals got hurt or killed for this!

Devoid of Yesterday “shoot various sea life in a studio using macro lenses to act as a metaphor for the conference both taking place in Portugal and to have a closer look at the speakers and their way of thinking.”
Devoid of Yesterday is directors Rob [...]

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Many Birthdays – Days Like Turtles

“A chain reaction begins in a cafe…”
Many Birthdays is an experimental music band from Austin, Texas. Members are: Sarah Luce, John Dixon, Henna Chou, Rachel Fuhrer.
Days Like Turtles is featured on their 2006 EP entitled Days of Beat / Days of Hollow.
The music video has been directed and animated by Eric Power at Clear [...]

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M.U.T.H.A. Truckas

Poop Monster Sighted at City Limits…

Vampyron, the Green Goon, Wolfie P. and Demonatra the robot are on the road (again?) to fight villains such as Colonel Corndog with the help of Captain Crimpjuice.
The teaser for a show created by Matt Clark, Ben Joseph and David Arquette. Animated at Man Baby.
Vampyron, il Goon Verde, Wolfie P. [...]

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San Diego Creative Show: Addy Awards 2008

Are you a contender or a pretender?

A martial arts instructional video and a trailer (and/or spot) for a festival (and/or showcase), all in the practical 30 second format.
Conceived, designed and directed at Digitaria. Produced and animated at Vacuum.
Video istruttivo sulle arti marziali e trailer (e/o spot) per un festival (e/o spettacolo), il tutto nel pratico [...]

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Sportfreunde Stiller – Antinazi Bund

A skinhead (Holger Dexne) learns to win his fears and appreciate the differences. That’s the power of love.
Sportfreunde Stiller is a German rock band from Germering, near Munich. Members: Peter Brugger, Florian Weber, Rüdiger Linhof.
Antinazi Bund was initially released as a stand alone single, then included in an extended version of their latest album, [...]

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Site of the Day

The Inspiration Room Daily featured No Fat Clips!!! in the first installment of the Site of the Day series of posts. My geek pride is going over the threshold!
In other news: the connection is still unstable. If you don’t hear from me soon, you know what happened…
The Inspiration Room Daily parla di No Fat Clips!!! [...]

Hello World!


Sorry for the unannounced break, but I’ve been left offline for a couple of days. Will answer your mails, visiting your links, killing your spam as soon as possible.
Spiacente per la pausa non annunciata, ma sono rimasto senza connessione qualche giorno. Risponderò alle mail, visiterò [...]

[BEST OF] July 2008

Very few posts last month. I guess I could just link to the archive, but I still have some minutes to kill before going to sleep.
Guns of the Patriots: Ten (!!!) clips for the latest installment in the Metal Gear Solid saga.
Digger: Hydraulix Extravaganza!
Siempre me quedara: Simply beautiful.
Great Pair: A Wedding Commercial.
A Short Story: [...]

L`amie de Zoe

Zoe lives on a green planet, with a green sky,green trees, even green houses.

On a green planet, where little Zoé lives, a strange girl (Maho) comes with her family from another planet. And they’re… red!
L’amie de Zoé (Zoé’s Friend) is a short movie directed by Danny Robashkin and Matthieu Roussel at Make, LLC.
The short is [...]

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The Deer Tracks – Slow Collision

“A young boy’s journey from his house to the outer edges of civilization. Star filled skies, forests of birch trees with rich colorful palettes that fill the screen.”
“Moments of thought and introspection contrasted with exploration and curiosity. The boy finds a guide along the way that eventually brings him home.”
The Deer Tracks is David [...]

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Upgrading the operative system. If something goes wrong, I loved you all… :D
UPDATE: Mission accomplished!
Aggiorno il sistema operativo. Se qualcosa va storto, vi ho voluto bene a tutti… :D
UPDATE: Missione compiuta!

My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I`m Going To Scream Pt. 2

If you touch meWell I just think I’ll screamCause it’s been so longSince someone caressed me.

“Set deep in a verdant jungle on a dark night, the music video stars a furry, timid creature with gigantic eyes.”
Would have been a great video for last year Blog Action Day coverage. By the way, I have no ideas [...]

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Zion I – Soo Tall

Gotta get up, gotta go to work.

Just an ordinary jungle in the day…
Zion I are a hip hop duo from Oakland, California. The duo consists of producer and DJ AmpLive and MC Zumbi.
Soo Tall was released in 2006 on Live Up Records, the third and final single from their third album True & Livin’.
The [...]

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Sprint: City Lights

…in less than a second!

Another light doodle commercial for Sprint, it appeared a bit before Monsters of Nascar.
Directed by Nieto and Marc Wilikins at Paranoid US. Direct. of photography: Marc Wilkins. Animators: Nieto, Taik Lee, Jason Brubaker. Editor: Justin Fong.
Colorist: Sean Coleman at Company 3. Post production made at BUF and Demiurge. Creative agency: Goodby, [...]

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Rainforest Sanctuary 2: Amazonia

Places of unparalleled diversityand incomparable beautyon the path to becoming just memories,rainforests need our protection.

Amazonia is part 2 of Rainforest Sanctuary, a series of illustrations about the South American tropical rain forests by Tatiana Arocha.
Amazonia comes also with a short motion piece, created for The Green — a Sundance Channel programming dedicated to the [...]

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Warhammer: Age of Reckoning

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Just WOW! And I don’t mean WoW. Just: WOW! Words are useless here. Just click and let the battle begin.
The clip has been masterfully crafted at Blur Studio. Did you know they release their custom tools and plug-ins as open source?
WOW! E non ho detto WoW. Ma proprio WOW! [...]

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Hey! It’s a while since I’ve made cross blogged posts. This post is split in two parts. The other half can be found here.
In a shiny bathroom “a beautiful young woman readies for death. She’s hooked up to a machine, which instead of reading her vital signs emits a warning about the extinction of [...]

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BRANDON McCORMICK – Robert the Robot

Do you have rockets in your shoes?

“Robert the Robot was once at the top of his game…way back in the 70’s. But now, with smaller and cheaper electronics, he’s been forced to become a homeless robot, until one day, he stumbles upon his true purpose.”
Who knows if him and Walter know each other?
The latest from [...]

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The Pinker Tones – Sexy Robot


Dance for me, you sexy robot!
Another spec video from Walter Robot (previously U and I) featuring “archival footage of the world’s first disco robot.”
Balla per me, tu robò sexy!
Un altro video non ufficiale di Walter Robot (dopo U and I) che presenta “immagini di repertorio del primo robot da discoteca.”

thanks Chris!

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Time Machine – The Unfortunate Twist

Twist and turn your body like a fiend.

Some dances are unfortunate, but this one takes the cake!
The Time Machine are Biscuit AKA Chomel AKA Comel, Jet Set Jay AKA Jaysonic AKA Skinny, DJ Mekalek AKA Gramps, and the ever elusive Stoerok.
Unfortunate Twist, featuring Greg Nice from Nice & Smooth, is the second single from their [...]

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Here’s a couple of mixed things I found or even posted elsewhere.
Ela in “Love at First Byte”, from our friends at Peppermelon, is a retrotastic battle against the space invaders. A proper post will come after the festival screenings.
Las Cartas para Lucia (posted before) is now available in its final version on Vimeo. I guess [...]

Al Dente

La mia cucina, gargantuescaGargantua, ti faccio un omaggio!

“Taking place in a colorful and musical universe, Al Dente is a short film which tells us the story of a little street girl discovering the magic and the dangers of an ogre’s kitchen.”
Directed by Jean-François Barthelemy, Maël François and Carlos Felipe Leon Ortiz, students of Supinfocom.
Maël François [...]

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COI: Try Life in Another Language

Toma toma toma!

A British “government advertising campaign launched by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The campaign aims to encourage young people to study foreign languages to open up future opportunities in their people’s professional and personal lives.” (Source: AdLand)
The campaign has been rolled out at creative agency Farm Advertising. Spots were produced [...]


Try Life in Another Language: Shadows

Nada se olvidaTodo se guarda en paquetitos de memoriaTodo es historiaLo que recuerdas y lo que tienes ocultoEs como un susto que estallaráEn algún momento de tu vidaPorque nada se olvida.

“Nubla comes from a musical family in Spain and has been singing all her life, releasing her first album five years ago.”
The clip features the [...]

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Try Life in Another Language: Neon City

Wo deine Freunde waren, ist es menschenleerSie sind zerstreut über alle LänderIch schreibe dir keine Briefe mehrSie kehrten zurück zum SenderIch höre deine Musik nicht mehrUnd neben mir liegt jetzt irgendwerDie Fotos, die dich zeigten mit mirIrgendwer hat sie für mich zerissen…

“The Fotos are a German band consisting of singer Tom Heßler, bassist Frieder Weiss, [...]

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Try Life in Another Language: Football

Me llamo JosuéSoy futbolistaY soy el mejor del mundo.No aquí como mi amigo.

“Josue Duval and Adrian Camacho are currently studying at the Madrid Football Academy and in the next few years may well take the world of football by storm.”
The spot was directed by Daniel Cohen at Th1ng.
“Josue Duval e Adrian Camacho, al momento, studiano [...]

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Try Life in Another Language: Street Dancing

La danse n’est pas une modeC’est un moyen d’expressionVotre moyen d’expressionCelle-ci est rythméeTout d’abord par la musiqueEt par les battements de votre cœur.

“Clara comes from Paris but now lives in South London. She’s been dancing since she could walk and claims not to be influenced by other dancers, believing that everyone should cultivate their own [...]

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Try Life in Another Language: Disiz la Peste

J’ai perdu mon temps à me conformerNon, non il n’y a rien à faire, on ne peut pas me transformerEt puis le système est tellement fort que tu choisis ton clanAu départ tu te repères en faisant comme les grands…

Disiz la Peste has roots in Senegal and Belgium but grew up in the Paris ghettos. [...]

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ANNE WILKINS – Sun in the Night Time

“A study of childhood and the transformation of relationships and roles in the shadow of loss.”
Sun in the Night Time is a short movie by Anne Wilkins, her graduation film at the Kingston University.
Music and sound design by Dayo James and Billy Payne.
Learn more about the short at Directors Notes, where Marbelle interviews the [...]


Laugh at Work

This little piece of motion graphics is an opener for a stand up TV show called Laugh at Work and aired in 2007 on Reshet TV, Israel.
Design by Liron Kroll. Animation by Ariel Levental.
Questo breve pezzo di motion graphics apre uno show di cabaret chiamato Risate a lavoro, andato in onda nel 2007 su [...]

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Mr. Nudist Colony Activity Coordinator

And if that doesn’t work, who cares?You’re all naked!

Just caught up on website and get on this old favorite of mine. Enjoy…
The spot was directed by Tom Schiller at Coppos Films, Los Angeles. Editor was David Baxter at Panic & Bob, Toronto.
Music composed by Sandy Torano and Sam Struyk at Scandal Music.
Creative agency: DDB, [...]

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Darksiders: Wrath of War

War is coming

Some space rubbish hit the Earth, carrying demons, angels and War, one of the horsemen of the apocalypse.
The cinematic intro for Darksiders, a game developed by Vigil Games, a division of THQ.
No idea who made this, sorry.
Spazzatura spaziale colpisce la Terra, portandosi dietro angeli, demoni e Guerra, il cavaliere dell’apocalisse.
Sequenza d’introduzione per Darksiders, [...]

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Friendly Fires – Jump In The Pool

I love me some underwater fantasy in slow motion.
Friendly Fires are an English band from St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Members are: Ed Macfarlane, Jack Savidge, Edd Gibson. (Source: Wikipedia)
Jump In The Pool is the first single off their self-titled debut album, due to be released on September 1st 2008 for XL Recordings.
The video was directed [...]

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Glory of Sports: Slippery Town

Slippery when not wet

Slippery Town is a, well, a town where everything is, well, slippery. While Nooge is a guy who never quite understood how to slip right…
Glory of Sports is a series of five short movies commissioned by Panasonic to celebrate the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics.
This one was made by Honest.
Slippery Town è, beh, [...]

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Swift Wings

A kid, a touch of magic and a tree whose greatest desire is to fly are the starting point of this music video.
It’s another beautiful piece from Charles Huettner, this time for a song by his sister Cheila. You can found their music on Make and Send.
While After Effects has been used on some [...]

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RAC Insurance: Stop motion spots

A series of three gorgeously stop animated commercials. More details on the making can be found on Motionographer.
Directed by Liz Murphy and produced by Andrew Wareham at Taxi Film.
Director of photography: Susan Stitt. Sound design: Pete Jones. Post production: Cutting Edge.
Creative agency: The Brand Agency. Creative Director: Dale Simmonds. Copywriter: Kurt Beaudoin. Art Director: Josh [...]


RAC: Contents

Think about every single thing you are in

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RAC: Building

Think about every single part of your home

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RAC: Motor

Think of how much you rely on every part of your car

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Stoli Blakberi: Airship

Fresh from the Motherland

It’s propaganda time!
The spot has been directed by Todd Mueller and Kylie Matulick at Psyop. Produced by Mungo Maclagan at Stink and Luisa Murray at Psyop. Executive Producers: Neysa Horsburgh, Lucia Grillo.
Technical Director: David Chontos. Lead Composite: Matt Lavoy. Computer Graphics: Reeves Blakeslee, Angie Jones, Joon Lee, Grace Lee, Sarah Bockett.
2D: Chad [...]

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I’m mostly sleeping today. I guess the protagonist of this short movie would sleep too, but he’s got a job to do.
The short has been directed by Heiko Hagner. Editing and character design by Jakob Appel. Animation by Denis Rogic.
Music by Stanton Moore and Wes Montgomery.
Sto più che altro dormendo oggi. Credo che anche [...]

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A Few Links

Added links to Cognitive Zest, PNFA and Hush Backdoor. Duncan’s TV is now on The Inspiration Room. That’s all.
Aggiunti link a Cognitive Zest, PNFA e Hush Backdoor. Duncan’s TV adesso è The Inspiration Room. Ed è tutto.



I do not know how the third World War will be fought,but I can tell you how World War IV will be fought,Sticks and Stones.(Albert Einstein)

Well, the material posted speaks for itself. You get war, action, a touch of humour and the state of the art in computer graphics.
And almost everything is the work of [...]


World War

100 years after an atomic weapon was used.2045 AD, Hiroshima

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World War: The Making

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World War: Animatic

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The Rickshaws – So Free

HD Video available in the underneath links.

And here’s another promo referencing classic horror movies. “Her beauty allure even to the man beasts from the dawn of time… Cinematic terror awaits all who subside to the hypnotic eye!”
The Rickshaws are a band from Auckland, New Zealand. Band members are: Kris Raven (drums), Rob Hartnell (guitar and [...]

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Gainomax: Scary

Don’t eat bananas, or else…

In order to sell you some beverage to use after working out, this spot references Ring and The Shining.
Directed by Oskar Bård at HobbyFilm. Director of photography: Erik Sohlström.
Creative agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Stockholm. Creative directors: Adam Kerj, Fredrik Preisler. Art director: Gustav Egerstedt. Copywriters: Amalia Pitsiava, Adam Reuterskiöld. (Source: Ads [...]

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Autamata – Need You Sunshine

Come soon…

Hopefully she’ll be back soon…
Autamata is musician, songwriter, producer Ken McHugh with guest vocals from Carol Keogh, Sarah Verdon, Cathy Davey.
Need You Sunshine is featured on their latest album, entitled Colours of Sound and released on March 2008 for Road Records.
The video was created by Richard Kelly at Prickly Pear Productions and JK of [...]

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Le Grand Mix: Cuba

Cuba libre

You’ll be told the tale of the “repression of the town folk who are freed by music.”
The spot is part of a campaign for the French radio Nova from creative agency Young & Rubicam, Paris. A click will show you the whole series of spots.
Directed by James Wignall AKA Mutant Hands, and produced [...]

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Yellowshed: New York Times Spec Spot

So much to learn!So little time

Don’t miss the bus for knowledge, jump on and take a ride. Even two if you want…
The short clip is a spec spot (not a real commercial) for the New York Times, made by Todd Hemker at Yellowshed.
BONUS: Download Yellowshed’s signature animation. It’s short but juuuuuuicy.
Non perdere l’autobus del sapere. [...]

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The Things I Know

Stay away from the peoplethat make you feel bad

Underwater stop animation with paper cut outs. Nothing spectacular, but that’s exactly the point, here. Can you help falling in love?
The animation is the work of Erin Wallace in collaboration with Claire Plumb, author of the song and member of the performing band, the Spoke Ensemble.
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SCAD Shorts: Gift of the Titan Smile

Sacrificial Celebration Appeases Deity

“He who appeases the Titan is he who reaps great reward.”
The SCADShort from June 2008 is a dance on the thin line between life and death, written and directed by Christian Simmons and produced by Josh Lind.
Cast: Tarren Johnson is the dancing girl; Rachel Sellers is the second beggar.
The Titan “slaves”: Eugene [...]

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Emrik – Karleken ar maktig

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Two children are taken on a fantastic journey in a fantastic world, with some help from fantastic friends…
Emrik is a Swedish singer, formerly a member of the funk soul band Stonefunkers.
Kärleken är mäktig is featured on his latest album, entitled Soul Swedish Man and released on May 2008 for [...]

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we are all made of only what came before usyet discretely conceived through form

“Meridian uses time lapse footage coupled with a live action environment to describe the material connection between the ethereal universe and human perception.”
“Featuring the track The Daydream by the ambient artist Tycho, star-scapes intersect a city and a female protagonist (Bali) in [...]

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Lord of War: Opening Titles

Where there’s a will, there’s a weapon

The life of a bullet, condensed in this three minute game cinematic which is actually the opening sequence for a movie.
The sequence has been created at L’E.S.T. Visual effects supervised by Yann Blondel and produced by Luc Augereau. More details can be found on maxdiamond. Critics on Art of [...]

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Zune Arts: Le cadeau du temps

Fairy tales are different from Russian novels.

A man finds a potion of rejuvenation but decides not to share it with friends and loved ones. In the end, he’ll realize the terrible mistake he’s made.
Le cadeau du temps (The Gift of Time) is a short movie made by Cory Godbey at Portland Studio. Creative agency: 72 [...]

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Zune Arts: Dogfight

Don’t know what’s the hidden meaning here. When two Zune players try to exchange data, one of them crashes, maybe?
The spot has been developed at Fulltank, Santa Monica. Creative director: Chris Do. Executive producer: Ben Morris.
Art direction and character development: Ronald Kurniawan. Junior art director: Jonathan Kim.
Cell animation directors: Jason Brubaker and Taik Lee. [...]

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ANDREI BAKHURIN – The Father`s Library

…any trace of the father were gonefollowing the smell of his tobacco.

The strange relationship of a child that connects with his missing father through the things the man left in the books the family library.
A short movie by Andrei Bakhurin based on the short story written by himself.
Sophia Bakhurina is the voice of the mother; [...]

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Honda Fit: Eyes

The Fit is Go!

Ah, the crazy eyes!!!
A commercial directed by Andrew Hall (also director of photography) and produced by Mark Tobin (executive prod.) and Sarah Haynes at A52.
Concept artist: Darren Gillford. Flame artists: Kirk Balden, Pat Murphy. Shake artist: James Pastorius. Previz artist: Dan Gutierrez.
Computer graphics artists: Max Ulichney, Kirk Shintani, Eli Guerron, Paulo [...]

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On Your Way: Clip Updated

A new clip for this old music video, found on Telemusicvision via a post on Sul divano.
Nuova clip per questo vecchio video, trovata su Telemusicvision tramite Sul divano.

REFERENCE: Il post di THE ALBUM LEAF – On Your Way.


Things won’t happen. Can’t help things to happen. Things go out of control. ol. ol. ol. ol.
The short movie is the work of Onur Şentürk, Mert Kizilay (his is the music too), Ömer Kasımoğlu and Çağdaş Ülgen.
Non accade. Non puoi evitare che accada. Perdi il controllo. ollo. ollo. ollo. ollo. ollo.
Il cortometraggio è opera [...]

Alien Robots Orchestra – Indigo Moon

Don’t know if this is some strange mating ritual or just the ordinary night time routine of some parallel universe.
Alien Robots Orchestra is the musical joint project by François Elie Roulin and Joanna Swan.
The music video has been directed by Cyprien Nozières and produced at Dans la cible.
Non so se sia qualche strano rito [...]

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Carphone Warehouse: There was a Time

Laptops for everyone. (That’s what they say)

Here’s another commercial for Carphone Warehouse directed by Kristofer Strom, and produced at Blink.
Do Refer to A Brief History of Communication… for the full credits.
Again, the song is entitled Hitchhiker’s Choice, by Minilogue.
Ed eccovi un altro spot per Carphone Warehouse diretto da Kristofer Strom, e prodotto presso Blink.
Fare riferimento [...]

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Oktapodi: Making of

‘O purpo se coce dinte all’acqua soja.

A short feature covering: design and color research, models and textures, setup and test animations, lighting and rendering, and so on… The image gallery is also a must see.
The music is the Allegro Prestissimo from the Sonata for Two Cellos, No 10 in G major by Jean Baptiste Barrière, [...]

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A frevaro ‘o purpo tene ‘a freva.

The short movies of the Gobelins 2008 vintage are out. So here’s something from the 2007…
“To escape the clutches of a skilled cook, two octopuses engage in a burlesque race. Yet despite they successfully escape their fatal destiny, their struggle to stay together does not seem to get to [...]

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MATTHEW MONSON – Rock in a Hard Place

Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone.

“This film tells the tale of three mortal enemies and a perfect plan that goes horribly wrong” for the four of them…
Written, directed, produced, animated, shot and edited by Matthew Monson at The Grift Mill. Additional editor: Stephen Bruckert.
Executive producer: H. Pierre Sturgeon. Re-recording mixer: Steve Giammaria. Production assistant: Cleo Egli.
“Il [...]

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LIRON KROLL – How Much of a Woman

Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife,baby, edgy and dull.,and cut a six inch valleythrough the middle of my soul.

More than meets the eye…
“A short animation clip that deals with the minimizing of the abstract and subjective term femininity into statistics.” The “motivation was to empathize the burden and limitations of the modern concept of [...]

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Lenovo: Sumo

Heavy on features, light on weight.

How to advertise a lightweight thing such as a laptop, using sumo wrestlers? Well, they’ve got a plane…
The spot was directed by Tina Bull and produced by Tim Berriman and (executive producer) Andrew Morris at Luscious International.
Creative agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Sydney. Creative Director: Rod Vallis. Copywriter: Rajesh Mani. [...]

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Eat Dog Cat Mouse: Clip Updated

The short, one of the earliest post in this blog, is now available in better quality.
Il corto, postato nei primi tempi di questo blog, è adesso disponibile in alta risoluzione.

REFERENCE: Il post di KWOK FUNG LAM – Eat Dog Cat Mouse.



22 Italian children (seven year old) from the Roncaglia Primary School made this adorable short movie about the cycle of water.
They were supervised by their Art and Music teacher, Raffaella Traniello, who directed and edited, and by their Science and Italian teacher, Simonetta Garzotto.
Everything was made using only open source software, from the operative system [...]

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Barnes & Noble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Jim said it made him all over trembly and feverish to be so close to freedom. Well, I can tell you it made me all over trembly and feverish, too, to hear him, because I begun to get it through my head that he was most free — and who was to blame for [...]

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Lyapis Trubetskoy – Capital

In my left hand is a SnickersIn my right hand is a Mars.My PR manager is Karl Marx.

We live in a time of the perennial happy hour: we take things we like from every where, the rest instantly becoming garbage, and we put those things together (pizza with tomato, caviar and chocolate). And if those [...]

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Hey La La – Art of Toys

“A heartbroken creature searches the world for love, only to find it in the least suspected place.”
The video has been animated and directed by Eric Power of Clear Productions.
“Una creatura dal cuore spezzato cerca l’amore ovunque, per poi trovarlo dove meno te l’aspetti.”
Il video è stato animato e diretto da Eric Power presso Clear [...]

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Moby – In this World

Lordy don’t leave meAll by myself

When you need to be heard be sure to speak loud. Even louder. Like THIIIIIIIIIIIIS.
“In This World is a song by the techno artist Moby. It was the second single off his 2002 album 18“, released on November 2002 for Mute Records. This song features the singer Jennifer Price on [...]

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NSPCC: Hands

Mazze e panelle fanno ‘e figlie belle…

Hands should nurture, not punish. Should they?
The spot was directed by Carolina Melis and produced at Nexus. Creative agency: Saatchi & Saatchi. Creative Team: Rick Dodds and Steve Howell.
Animation: Stuart Doig, Antoine Bourruel, Nicolas Domerego, Mina Mileva, Kwok Fung Lam. Compositing: Fletch Moules, Paul Roberts.
Music and sound design by [...]

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TMBG – Ballad Of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)

There’s more than we were taught.

Ah yes, as a a kid I wanted to… Ah no, I wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.
Anyway… Colonel David Stern Crockett, american hero, goes for an up to date adventure in this new, “cold war”-esque installment in They Might Be Giants‘ weekly podcast for Disney.
The song [...]

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Sickboy – Silence in Conversation

with a shot in the armand a healthy dose of fear.

While some dudes are shooting video with lasers, this one was made mashing the face of the singer up against the glass of a photocopier machine.
Sickboy is a rock band from Dublin, Ireland, made up of twin brothers Colm Giles and Brian Giles, with Dan [...]

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Hornbach: Haunted

If you see your broken bathroom chasing you in the streets, you may not be crazy, but just a little bit lazy…
The spot has been directed by Carl Erik Rinsch and produced by Lutz Müller at Marken Film, Berlin.
Director of photography: Javier Aguirresarobe. Editor: Pablo Plant.
Visual effects made at Furia, Barcelona. Sound design made [...]

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Creature Discomforts

Change the way you see disability…

Just posted two out of the four new spots for the Leonard Cheshire Disability campaign Creature Discomforts, posted at Motionographer one month ago. I’ll see if I can get the other two clips.
Appena postati due dei quattro nuovi spot per la campagna Creature Discomforts del Leonard Cheshire Disability, proposti da [...]


Creature Discomforts: Sneaking Up

…you learn how to deal with it.

“In this commercial we see just one animated animal who is a blind Chameleon. He is talking to the camera. This animal is the visual representation of a real blind man who is talking about living with his disability.”
Director: Steve Harding-Hill at Aardman. Creative agency: Freud Communications. Post production: [...]

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Creature Discomforts: Love and Sex

I can has sex

“In this commercial we see 2 animated animals talking to camera. They look similar to the animated characters featured in Creature Comforts, the Aardman TV series, however each animal has a disability.”
“What we hear are real people talking about living with their disability. They are represented visually by animated animals created by [...]

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Lynx: Chocolate Man


These Lynx commercials are getting more and more creepy with time. Which makes them a lot more interesting to me…
“Filming in Los Angeles was shot by director Tom Kuntz via MJZ, with executive producers David Zander and Jeff Scruton, producer Scott Kaplan; director of photography Harris Savides.”(Source: Duncan’s)
Post produced at The Mill, Los Angeles, by [...]

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Circle of Life: Clip Updated

The commercial for Zonnatura is now available at a much higher resolution, but without the official audio track. The old version is still there, though.
Lo spot per Zonnatura è disponibile ad una risoluzione molto più alta, ma senza la traccia audio ufficiale. La vecchia versione è sempre lì, comunque.

REFERENCE: Il post di Circle of Life.

United Airlines: It`s Time to fly

Five new animated spots in the It’s Time to Fly campaign for United Airlines.
The spots were ideated at the new creative agency BDM, “whose two founding partners — Bob Barrie and Stuart D’Rozario — were instrumental in the creation of the campaign” at Fallon in 2005.
The voice over is provided by Robert Redford. The [...]


Time to Fly: Heart

…a symbol of her love

The spot portrays the “connection between a husband and a wife, and United’s role in reuniting them.”
“Using stop motion animation and paper puppetry, California based director Jamie Caliri and his team, place dimensional cardboard puppets in miniature sets that were shot frame by frame. “
The spot was produced at Duck Studios. [...]

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Time to Fly: Butterfly

In this spot, produced at Acme Filmworks, “the Polish director Aleksandra Korejwo manipulated colored salt using shed condor bird feathers on a black canvas positioned under a downward-facing camera.”
In questo spot, prodotto presso Acme Filmworks, “la regista polacca Aleksandra Korejwo usando piume caduche di condor, ha manipolato sali colorati su uno sfondo nero posto [...]

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Time to Fly: Sea Orchestra

A lively and visually rich commercial

United airplane crosses the ocean and is “serenaded by an orchestra of animated sea creatures that are playing a unique version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue using tubas, violins, French horns and the Indonesian gamelan”.
The spot was created at Shy the Sun, the new production company started by Jannes Hendrikz [...]

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Time to Fly: Moondust

“A luminous, dreamlike commercial with an artistic interpretation of flying in United’s new” business class.
“Ishu Patel, Indian born and Canadian based animator, used his world renowned back-lit technique in which a thin layer of plastic modeling clay is applied to a glass plate that has a 1000 watt light positioned beneath it and an [...]

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Time to Fly: Two Worlds

A celebration of color and beautiful images

“A weary business traveler leaves a mundane, monotonous black and white world and enters a fantasy of color…”
Produced at Passion Pictures, the spot for United “combines two different and distinctive animation styles created by directors SSSR, a Norwegian and Japanese team, who was responsible for the monochromatic world that [...]

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Don’t Disappoint the Stork!

That poor bird risked all its feathers for you, so: what are you doing with your life, uh?
The spot was directed by Daniel Kleinman and produced by Johnnie Frankel at Rattling Stick.
Visual effects and telecine were brilliantly handled at Framestore. Creative agency: BBDO, New York.
Il povero uccello ha rischiato le penne per [...]

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Top End Pest Control: The Bugfather

They came from nowhere…

I’m gonna show you a clip you can’t refuse: Australian bugbuster company gets in the way of Tony Termite and his plans.
The spot was directed by James Calvert and produced at The People’s Republic of Animation. Creative agency: Image & Substance.

Vi mostro una clip che non potete rifiutare: una ditta di disenfestazioni [...]

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A Brief History of Communication…

Latest stuff

It takes only forty seconds to retell the long history of how we communicate, using whiteboard and stop animation.
The spot for Carphone Warehouse was directed by Kristofer Strom, and it’s based on his previous work for the band Minilogue, who also did the music for this clip.
Produced by Bart Yates at Blinkink and Sian [...]

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Ooh Yeah: Clip Updated

The music video directed by Martin Geisler is now available in HD. No news about the contest winners yet.
Il video diretto da Martin Geisler adesso è disponibile in HD. Ancora nessuna notizia sui vincitori del concorso.

REFERENCE: Scarica Ooh Yeah.

Miniature Rocket: Polaris

Demostration – Phase 1

Anarchy in the motion graphics!
“Miniature Rocket was created by students Yaniv Fridman and Nicolas-Alexander Girard as their final project in the Digital Design program at Vancouver Film School.”
“The objective was to create an identity and a launching campaign for a new design studio that would specialize in motion graphics.”
Anarchia nella motion graphic!
“Miniature [...]

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Carbon Footprint

Better video available in the underneath links.

A carbon footprint is a “measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide”.
However, this short clip gives a much literal (and at the same time metaphorical) interpretation.
It is the work of Piotr [...]

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Give me thy heart…

Everybody wants a piece of you…
O/She is a short movie written and directed by Ahmet Karataş. Editor: Tahsin Berkan Aşkın. Animator and colorist: Ahmet Said Kaplan.
Cast: Murat Yazgan, Selcan Ünalp, Feyza Küçük, Gaye Manioğlu, Kamber Çiçek, Tayfun Tuna, Ahmet Karataş.
Music: Hakan Yildizeli.
Tutti vogliono qualcosa da te…
O/She è un corto scritto e diretto [...]

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New Amsterdam: Opening

Opening sequence for New Amsterdam, a TV series whose “main character is John Amsterdam (Nikolaj Coster Waldau), a brilliant NYPD homicide detective who is immortal.”
The sequence has been made at Pure NY by creative director and designer Johanna Marciano, producer Wendy Brovetto and animator Bryan Keeling.
Nominated for Best Main Title Design at the upcoming [...]

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Eleanoora Rosenholm – Maailmanloppu

Viimeinkin se maailmanloppu tuli, kuori maan liian antelias sulituhon tuliseinät kaiken turhan kelvineillään polttaa poiskärsiväisten rukouksia, tuhkaa, kirkunaatulenlieskat polttaa alleen anelevat, maailmanloppu tuli vihdoinkin,ihmiskunta laavavirtaan suli.

Ouch, this hurts…
Eleanoora Rosenholm is a Finnish band based in Pori, a project by the singer Noora Tommila, Pasi Salmi and Mika Rättö.
Maailmanloppu (End of the World) is featured on [...]

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One 1ife

Old man look at my life,I’m a lot like you were.
HD Video available in the underneath links.

It’s the good old “your life flows through your eyes at the moment of death” cliche, but very well done.
One Life is a short animation produced by a group of 7 students over the last 10 months, during their [...]

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Jerk it: Clip Updated

The (now official) video for Thunderheist is available in high definition. Jerk Enjoy it!
Il video per i Thunderheist (adesso ufficiale) è disponibile in alta definizione. Jerk Enjoy it!

REFERENCE: Il post di Jerk it.

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

And, Michael, you would falland turn the white snow red as strawberriesin the summertime…
HD Video available in the underneath links.

Everything is transitory. Still, every thing is.
Fleet Foxes is a five-piece Seattle based band signed to the labels Sub Pop and Bella Union.
Members are: Robin Pecknold, Skye Skjelset, Josh Tillman, Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo.
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JOHNNY KELLY – Procrastination

Procrastination is making a cup of tea.

“An investigative and exploratory hands–on gloves-off study into the practice of putting things ‘off’. Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do two dozen other things first.”
A short film written, animated and directed by Johnny Kelly, as his final project at the Royal College of Art. [...]

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A Post It notes animation about a Post It notes animation. A short movie by Marc Russo at Magnaverse.
The music is from the title is Lifestyles, composed by Dean Barrett and Judy Whittaker.
Un’ animazione a post-it che parla di una animazione a post-it. Un corto di Marc Russo presso Magnaverse.
La musica viene da [...]

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The Windmill

“An updated metaphor of youth versus the establishment told in compositing and break-dancing.”
A short movie by Heerko Groefsema and Giso Spijkerman, students in Communication and Multimedia Design at the Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden.
“Metafora dello scontro fra gioventù ed establishment, aggiornata in termini di breakdance e composizione.”
Un corto di Heerko Groefsema e Giso Spijkerman, studenti in [...]

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In a rush this weekday morning,I tap the horn as I speed past the cemeterywhere my parents are buriedside by side under a smooth slab of granite.
Then, all day long, I think of him rising upto give me that lookof knowing disapprovalwhile my mother calmly tells him to lie back down.
(Billy Collins)

Yet another of those [...]

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Charlie Parker – Ko Ko

And now for something different…
Charles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Koko was recorded on November 26, 1945 in New York City at Savoy Records, with Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Sadik Hakim (piano), Curly Russell (bass), and Max Roach (drums).
The video has [...]

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The Octopus Project – An Evening with Rthrtha

ph’nglui mglw”nafh Rthrtha R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn

“Rthrtha is sort of like Chuthlu, an ineffable extra dimensional creature, incomprehensible to human perception. But unlike those H.P. Lovecraft creations, Rthrtha is a good guy and just wants to party.” Or perhaps Rthrtha is “a mythical gigantic pink bat that like to play cards”…
The Octopus Project is an American [...]

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Allan Gray Investments: Beautiful

Always look for potential.

“A young boy puts up with teasing and bullying from his peers as he supports the love of his life”.
The spot has been directed by Keith Rose and produced by Karen Kloppers at Velocity Films. Coproduced by Maria Garofali at Pioneer Productions. Director of photography: Keith Rose.
Post produced at Deliverance and Waterfront [...]

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China Conquers North Korea

A short film about “life, peace, war and cellular mitosis”. Apply directly to the cerebral cortex…
The Cell has been directed, produced and animated by Eugen Neacşu at Intermotion. It is his final project at the West University of Timişoara, Romania, developed under the supervision of Dieter Penteliuc Cotosman.
Narration: Christine Cizmaş. Text written [...]



my heartIs true as steel

A commercial for Dirk Tanghe’s version of William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, played at the Topstukken Theater from 21 November 2007 till January 26 2008.
The promo was animated by Ralf Hekkenberg and Willem-Jan L. van Rootselaar. Sound design: Bram van der Poel.
Uno spot per la version di Dirk Tanghe [...]

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The Birth of Color

They’re there

This is what happens in your brain…
The Birth of Color is a self promotional clip made by the creative collective Favorite Color.
Questo è ciò che accade nei cervelli…
The Birth of Color è una clip autopromozionale del collettivo creativo Favorite Color.

via Motionographer

DOWNLOAD: Scarica The Birth of Color.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 10 MB - Running Time: [...]

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Svelte – Grind Your Bones

HD Video available in the underneath links

Paper. Scissors. Rock!
Svelte is a band formed by two former members of Supergroove, Tim Stewart and Ben Sciascia, with drummer Jamie Woolright.
Grind your Bones is their debut single.
The music video was made by the band members using “a DV video camera, a colour printer, paper, scissors and a digital [...]

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The Harvest

How you doing lads?

The South West of England produces some of the United Kingdom finest creative work. Now you’re about to know why. It’s all in the juice…
No information on the making of this video, except that it was hosted on dShed, Watershed’s online showcase.
Il sudovest dell’Inghilterra produce i migliori lavori creativi del Regno Unito. [...]


Yes, I know. We all know…


HD Video available in the underneath links

This stop-motion/CGI animated film leads us into the microscopic world of Milbert, the house dust mite. On day he discovers a whole new world…
The film is the work of a team of students from the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, Germany.
Complete crew: Gregor Baumert, Luiza Kurc Botelho, Benjamin Burr, [...]

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Bringing the Body Back Home

Love was the one thing worth living for.

Protect your love. Not that this has anything to do with the video, but I just feel like giving you this advice before taking again my way.
Bringing the Body Back Home is a song by The Real Tuesday Weld, the British band fronted by lead singer and founder [...]

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…e a maronna t’accumpagna!

Gabriel has just had his last meal in prison. His fate is sealed. Step after step, he’ll march towards his ultimate destiny.
God Bless You is a short film written and directed by Mario Lizondo, final project for his studies at the Spanish school CEV.
Cast: Alfredo Alba as Gabriel; Antonio Lario and Fernando [...]

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