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{ Monthly Archives } January 2009

N.A.S.A. – Money

Obedience is the most valuable currency.

Is money the root of all evil, or is it man? It’s not clear and the video will not answer the question, but you should still watch it.
N.A.S.A. (North America South America) is an ongoing creative collaboration between Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon.
Money (featuring David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras [...]

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[REPOST] Diablo 3: Teaser Trailer

It has been saidthat in the end of all thingsyou’ll find a new beginning.

Mamma mia, el diablo!
The debut cinematic trailer for Diablo III from Blizzard. A gameplay video has been released as well.
Mamma mia, el diablo!
Il trailer cinematico d’esordio per Diablo III della Blizzard. Pubblicato anche un video del gameplay.

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Dog eat dog. Dog eats his own tail. But a whole pack of dogs? That’s another story.
Zoophobia is a short piece of motion graphics from Self Burning, a Russian directing duo.
Bonus: Sketches.
Cane mangia cane. Cane mangia coda. Ma un branco di cani? Questa è un’altra storia…
Zoophobia è un breve pezzo di motion graphic di Self [...]

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Only the very young and the very fool believe in magic.

A disenchanted magician (Jackson Walker), with the help of a lovely fairy, gains back his belief in magic.
A short movie produced at Whitestone Motion Pictures, directed and edited by Brandon McCormick.
Coproducer: Dave Ronne. Production manager: Masi Willis. Production designer: Bill Johnson.
Additional cast: Mark Ashworth, Sorrel [...]

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That`s Magic: Behind the Scenes

It’s just an ace of spades.

The featurette has been produced, directed and edited by Luanne Dietz; she also shoot the still photographs.
Contributing videographers: Jake Ures and Joe Trimmer. That’s Magic! is a short film by Brandon McCormick.
Il dietro le quinte è stato prodotto, diretto e montato da Luanne Dietz, anche autrice delle fotografie.
Contributi video aggiuntivi [...]

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That`s Magic: Preproduction

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That`s Magic: Teaser

Coming Soon

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Thinskin – Strip me Down

You want something for nothing.

Burlesque, or: how to lure little Alice in Wonderland. No wonder she’s not comfortable with it.
Thinskin aka Simon Harvey is a London based breakbeat artist. Strip Me Down is his first single.
The music video has been directed by Chris Vincze and commisioned thru Radar Music Videos.
Featuring burlesque star Cherry Shakewell. Shot [...]

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Carpark North – Human

You’re not on the listand you’re in my songs.

A nice blast from the past, as requested by someone in the comments. Can’t track back the exact post, because this Blogspot thing is still missing a comment manager.
Directed by Martin De Thurah. Director of photography: Kasper Tuxen.
Gradito ritorno dal passato, come richiesto da qualcuno nei commenti. [...]

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HD Video available in the underneath links.

A soldier is a man who sees a monster in another human being. But what’s a monster?
Aakraman is “a response to the power struggle civil war that was going on in [...] Nepal, without making any direct relations.”
Written, directed and animated by Abhishek Joshi. Additional storyboard: Marshall Felselliott. Additional [...]

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ANTONIO MUNOZ DE MESA – Primeros auxilios

Egoísmo solidario
Warning: not for the squeamish!

I know people like those.
Primeros Auxilios (First Aid) was written and directed by Antonio Muñoz De Mesa. Cast: Luis Callejo, Chani Marin, Ivan Villanueva, Elisa Matilla.
Conosco gente così.
Primeros Auxilios (Primi soccorsi) è stato scritto e diretto da Antonio Muñoz de Mesa. Cast: Luis Callejo, Chani Marin, Ivan Villanueva, Elisa Matilla.

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The McPassion: Link Updated

As requested in the comments for the post, I’ve uploaded a videoclip of the short film.
Come richiesto nei commenti al post, ho caricato un videoclip del film.

REFERENCE: Il post di The McPassion

Headless Heroes – Just Like Honey

I’ll be your plastic toy.

More nature in here…
The Silence of Love is a themed album of covers, conceived by Eddie Bezalel, helped and produced by Hugo Nicolson, who pulled together the songs and a bunch of musicians (Josh Klinghoffer, Woody Jackson, Joey Waronker, Leo Abrahams, Gus Seyffert) to play on it, all topped off with [...]

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Love Our River

Saving your planet is just as easy as turning yourself into The Incredible Hulk.
A short animated film directed by Bram Lee Chin Horng. Written by Mark Chiew and Bram Lee Chin Horng.
Produced at The One Academy, Malaysia.
Salvare il pianeta è facile quanto trasformarti nell’incredibile Hulk. Basta poco, che ce vo’?
Un corto animato diretto [...]

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Mac vs PC

Give Me Vicodin Please…You’re An Idiot

“This short visual effects piece shows what really goes on inside our home computers… That’s right, they’re robots, and they wanna beat the fuck out of each other.”
A short movie written and directed by Dan Chianelli and Nick Greenlee.
Cast: Kristin Totel is the PC lover; Evan Miller is the Mac [...]

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Be the Legend: Legend of Phoenix

Just be it!

You can do anything. (In your dreams.)
A 3D animation created by GIANTsteps (a Korean studio) and FX Gear for Nike’s Be the Legend campaign.
The main character is modeled after Park Ji Sung, [...]

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Metronomy – A Thing for Me

I’ve got my mind made up.

To sing along, just run from the giant white bouncing ball. Not that you really have to sing along, uh.
Metronomy are an electronic music group founded by Joseph Mount in England in 1999.
A Thing for Me is a single taken from their album, entitled Nights Out and released in September [...]

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RSS feed and images

The RSS feed is now handled by Google itself. The old link will redirect to the new one. Updated the links.
You might have had access denied to the images for an hour or so, until I’ve updated the server configuration.
Il feed RSS adesso è gestito direttamente da Google. Il vecchio link redirige versio il nuovo. [...]

The Veiled Commodity

Help make modern-day slavery a thing of the past

“The short deals with the past and present day issues of slave labor around the world.”
The film is structured in three parts which employ different techniques to have the message delivered.
Designed and directed by Dickson Chow and Vinh Chung. Additional design: Lynn Wang, Kennis Chow, Rajeswaren Shanmugasundaram.
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Famille de merde!!!

Those awkward kids. Don’t you ever wish you could shut their fuck up once and for all?
A pilot episode for an animated series, the work of Bertrand Piocelle and Marco Nguyen, two former students of Gobelins.
Story: Remy Collignon. Voices: Calypso Medeiros, Paul Nguyen, Néry.
Dannati ragazzini. Chi non ha mai desiderato di farli tacere [...]

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Pendulum – Showdown

Blow this shit away!

Brainstorming session: “Hey let’s make a video with bitches fighting.” “PETA wouldn’t approve.” “Not those bitches!!!”
Pendulum are an Australian (now relocated in the United Kingdom) drum and bass group led by Rob Swire AKA Anscenic.
Showdown is a single taken from the 2008 album In Silico released through Warner.
The music video has been [...]

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Daft Punk vs. Adam Freeland – Aer-Obama

HD Video available in the underneath links. (Highly recommended!)

Can you spell Obama? You are correct! Ah, the good old times of Speak & Spell…
“A mixed-media stop motion music video celebration, commemorating the election and inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of these United States.”
Directed by GOLD, produced at Green Dot Films and showcasing [...]

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World Fishing Network: Enormous

You’re watching NFC!

Size matters.
One in a series of IDs for WFN directed by Yoho Hang Yue and produced by Tara Hall at Crush, Inc. The whole series is on Glossy.
Creative Directors: Yoho Hang Yue, Gary Thomas. Executive producer: Patty Bradley.
Creative agency: Full Ahead Productions Limited. Writer: Peter Whittington. Audio: Scott Bucsis at Brass Coffee Sound.
Le [...]

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Pnau – Baby

Eh oh eh oh eh

There’s a party in your head, and everybody is invited. Lot of friends. Lot of enemies. Even Panino.
Pnau is an Australian dance music duo from Sydney, made up of Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes.
Baby is a single released on 2008 and taken from their 2007 album Pnau.
The music video has been [...]

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Mount Sinai NYU Health: Human Body

What makes you, you.

Is my body what makes me what I am? In a sense, I guess yes. It’s the tool I use to experience the world. And I guess one could say the brain is part of the body rather than a parasite guest. As for the spirit, I haven’t seen that movie, not [...]

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Oh, a butterfly.

A short film inspired by a haiku from the Japanese poet Arakida Moritake.
Directed by Jurriën Boogert AKA Arjuno Kecil. Sound design by David Kamp.
Un corto ispirato ad un a haiku del poeta giapponese Arakida Moritake.
Regia di Jurriën Boogert alias Arjuno Kecil. Progetto del suono: David Kamp.

© 2008

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TERRY HUYNH – Holiday Card

Belated wishes from Terry Huynh in this crafty short film featuring the song I Love NYE by Badly Drawn Boy.
Auguri in ritardo da Terry Huynh in questo bel corto accompagnato dal brano I Love NYE by Badly Drawn Boy.

via Keith Schofield

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Mogwai – Batcat

Innocence is merely a red herring.

Deceptions can be appearing.
Batcat is an EP by Mogwai, released on 8 September 2008 through Wall of Sound, three weeks prior to their album, The Hawk Is Howling, which also features the track Batcat.
Mogwai formation: Dominic Aitchison, Stuart Braithwaite, Martin Bulloch, Barry Burns, John Cummings.
The music video has been directed [...]

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Heineken: Walk-in Fridge

Serving the planet

This beer rules. These shoes suck. Or vice versa. Or neither. Or both. Or whatever.
A spot directed by Bart Timmer and produced at Czar. Producers: Hein Scheffer and Robert Nan.
Director of Photography: Alex Melman.
Post production: The Ambassadors. Editor: Annelien Wijnbergen. Online Editor: Ton Habraken. Music and sound design: Rens Pluym.
Creative agency: TBWA [...]

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MICHAEL ROBINSON – Girl by Firelight

“Color study made entirely with light, entirely in camera. All motion of color elements were created solely with hand movements.”
Another experimental short by Michael Robinson, featuring music by Bish.
“Uno studio sul colore fatto interamente di luce, tutto ottenuto in camera. Tutte le immagini sono create solo con movimenti delle mani.”
Un altro corto sperimentale di Michael [...]

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Audi: Unboxed

Unbox the box!

I guess the point of this ad is not to show the endurance of the new car, even though…
The spot was directed by Aaron Duffy at 1st Ave Machine and Russell Brooke at Passion Pictures. Creative Director: Arvind Palep at 1st Ave. Animated at Passion.
Producers: Belinda Blacklock, Anna Lord. Executive Producers: Serge Patzak, [...]

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Tales of the Road: The Boy who didn’t Stop, Look and Listen

And now he cannot play football.

He didn’t see that coming…
First installment in a series of three ads (the second one, The Girl who didn’t Dress Bright in the Dark, can be seen after the link) for the Think! Road Safety campaign by United Kingdom Department for Transport.
The spot was directed by Smith & Foulkes and [...]

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Hey ya!

So, I should be able to post more this week. Next week? I don’t know. If there’ll be a next week at all, I mean.
Dovrei riuscire a postare di più questa settimana. La prossima? Non sono neanche sicuro che che ne sarà una.

WWF: Light Bulb

You’re doing your part.

“How many pollutants does it take to make a light bulb? Here we follow the production and shipping process of an energy efficient light bulb.”
The spot was directed by Woods + Low and produced by Donovan Boden at OPC. Executive producer: Harland Weiss.
Director of photography: Chris Woods. Editor: Johnny Devries at School [...]

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Levis: Junk Truck

Director Paul Schneider (at A Very Small Office) gives moving help to Elvis. Not that Elvis. Unless he’s still alive.
Il regista Paul Schneider (di A Very Small Office) aiuta Elvis a traslocare. Non Elvis, quello lì. A meno che sia ancora vivo.

via ventilate

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I Hate Myself and I want to Live

I know that Christmas time should be all about food and relax and stuff like that, but in fact I (probably) found myself a job, so I’m lacking (and will lack) the time to post here as I was used to.
So che il Natale dovrebbe essere solo cibo e riposo e roba del genere, ma [...]

Dolormin – Schmerzen

For pain you can barely describe.

No pain, no gain. Pain? No gain too.
A spot designed and directed by Jan Richter and produced at Deli Pictures. Creative agency: KNSK, Hamburg.
Chi risica ha mal di testa. E rosica.
Regia e design dello spot sono di Jan Richter; prodotto presso Deli Pictures. Agenzia creativa: KNSK di Amburgo.

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Fever Ray – If I Had a Heart

This will never end.

The party: it’s over… Our sons will build something new over our ashes.
Fever Ray is Karin Dreijer Andersson (of The Knife) and this is the first single which anticipates the release of the self titled album.
The music video was directed by Andreas Nilsson and produced at Streetgang Films.
La festa: è finita… I [...]

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Betty Boop: Judge for a Day

Court in the Order!

“Betty is the cleaner a the local courthouse. On the bus ride to work one day, she grows tired of all the liberties her fellow citizens take. She falls asleep and dreams about what she’d do if she were the judge.”
A Betty Boop cartoon directed by Dave Fleischer and produced by Max [...]

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Tiji: Le Ballon

La télé à la hauteur de leur imagination.

“Where do the balloons go after they slip a child’s grasp and float away?” The answer to this eternal question is finally here.
The spot has been directed and animated by Yoann Lemoine and produced by Jerome Denis at Wanda Productions.
Post Production: Digital District. Creative agency: DDB Paris. Art [...]

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The Ladders: Monsters

Ubi maior minor cessat.

There are monster monsters and there are mooooonsta monsters. I’m dead in the head.
The spot was directed by Dante Ariola and was produced by Natalie Hill at MJZ.
Director of photography: Philipe Le Sourd. Editor: Kirk Baxter at Rock Paper Scissors.
Visual effects: Method Studios. Supervisors: Alex Frisch, Andy Boyd. Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld at [...]

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Temposhark – Blame

Every night is longerand I care about you less.

“The playful, bizarre part human and part monster character in the video confronts the dangers and the pleasures of its abstract landscapes.”
Temposhark is an English electronic rock band, formed by singer and songwriter Robert Diament. (Source: Wikipedia)
Blame is a single taken from their debut album, entitled The [...]

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O2: Connections

We’re better, connected.

“A panoramic journey through six magical locations reveals a myriad of surreal connections in this whimsical spot.”
Directed by Mathew Cullen and Grady Hall and produced at Motion Theory and Rokkit. Visual effects supervisor: Nick Losq. Editor: Colin Woods.
Director of photography: Jack Green. Music: Massive Music. Creative agency: VCCP UK. Creative director: Rooney [...]

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KRAUSE BROTHERS – The Upstate Four

Snak Scout Cookie Sale Award Ceremony

It’s the story of a young squirrel, her stupid friends, a pony, a lot of cookies and no milk.
Created by Fran Krause and Will Krause as a pilot of an animated series for Cartoon Network which has not been picked for production.
Produced by Naree Song, Heather Kenyon and Alex Manugian [...]


The Upstate Four: Part 2

Can’t wait to eat the pony!

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The Upstate Four: Part 1

Hey, do you wanna check my math?

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Luft Logistics: Paper Puppet Theater

Beware of the right thumb of an arrogant king!

The follow up to the the Transformer Boxes spot tells us that the metric system is the tool of the devil!
Credits should be same as the first spot.
Il seguito di Transformer Boxes ci racconta che il sistema metrico è uno strumento del demonio!
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The Adventures of Loki – My Black Dog

Did you know that? The Big Bad Wolf is in fact Little Red Riding Hood’s shadow.
The Adventures of Loki is Brigit Colton (Bass), Rachel Parsons (Drums) and vocalist Steve Wade.
The music video has been directed by Adam York Gregory at The Flowfield Unity.
Lo sapevate? Il lupo cattivo, in effetti, era l’ombra di Cappuccetto Rosso. Sappiatelo.
Gli [...]

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ALE CAMARGO – A noite do vampiro

Mas nem doeu!

“A vampire tries to sleep, but a terrible predator approaches.” It’s interesting that vampires go to sleep after their morning rituals.
“Action, german expressionism and brocolli pizza”, in A noite do vampiro (The Night of the Vampire) an “award-winning short film by Alê Camargo.”
Soundtrack by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gioacchino Rossini and Georges Bizet.
Un vampiro [...]

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They Might Be Giants – Go for G!

Goats are in the barnyardAnd gophers in their holes

I was trying to write this using only words which begins in G, but today is really not the right day…
Another nice video from They Might Be Giants‘ Here Come The 123s podcast; it was on episode 26.
Music video illustrated and animated by Divya Srinivasan.
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The Fantastic Journey Of The Underground Man

A deconstructivist rock’n roll split screen video for the Dutch band De Staat, with all the effects shot in camera.
De Staat is: Torre Florim, Tim van Delft, Van Summeren, Rocco Bell, Vedran Mircetic.
The song is taken from their debut album, Wait For Evolution, out for Excelsior Recordings on in the next days.
The music video has [...]

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MICHAEL ROBINSON – Hand Painted Film Leader #2

A film leader is a length of film attached to the head or tail of a film to assist in threading a projector or telecine. (Source: Wikipedia)
The short by Michael Robinson, was “made in the tradition of direct animation (animation without the use of a camera). It was created during a Stan Brakhage Film Festival [...]

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KYLE DOWNES – A Short Visual History of Videogames

But my mum says I’m cool!

“A 3 minute long visual essay (or whatever you call these things) about the history of videogame consoles, from 1972 when Ralph Baer invented the Odyssey with Bob Tremblay, to the launch of the current generation of consoles and beyond.”
Kyle Downes‘ major project for 3rd year of his Bachelor of [...]

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“Sometimes being responsible is a burden. A lopsided obligation. A lonely and thankless job. In the wonderfully animated short film Lighthouse, a grumpy lighthouse keeper makes sure that a safe little seaside town stays that way, by dutifully maintaining the beacon that shines above it.”
A short movie by Charlie Short and Ming Hsiung made for [...]

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Lighthouse: The Making of

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Diesel: The Rise and Fall of Pete the Meat Puppet

I was Petethe American Dreeeeam!

Sometimes I feel like Pete, pieces of meat kept together by who know what reason or power whatsoever…
The musical craziness has been produced and directed by the Legs collective. Creative agency: Far Far, Stockholm.
Part of the Diesel Dark campaign.
A parody of Trapped in the Closet by R. Kelly is included in [...]

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Pesci: The Making of

Raffaella Traniello sent us the making of video for the award winning short animated movie Pesci.
Raffaella Traniello ci invia il video sulla realizzazione del “premiato” corto animato Pesci.

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5

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