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{ Monthly Archives } May 2009

Dango Balango: Canto da sereia

Fishes and other sea creatures weave a contrapuntal framework for the song of the mermaid.
Canto da Sereia was sung by John Ulhôa and Fernanda Takai of the Brazilian band Pato Fu.
The music video has been made for Dango Balango, a TV program for the children.
Directed by Hudson Vianna and Tiago Alves. Director of photography: Paulo [...]

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CHRISTEN BACH – Spiders

Spiders is a series of 13 short clips made by Christen Bach for a Danish TV show.
The animation style reminds of those Terry Gilliam did for the Monty Python. Some of the episodes would have benefited of more time to refinish the details, but they are thoroughly enjoyable.
Here I’ve featured half of the episodes, but [...]

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CHRISTEN BACH – Spiders: Episode 12

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CHRISTEN BACH – Spiders: Episode 9

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CHRISTEN BACH – Spiders: Episode 6

Ichthyophobia: Fear of fish

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CHRISTEN BACH – Spiders: Episode 5

That’s so good…

A very short opera rock featuring Line Maria Lång and Christen Bach. Less safe for work.
Brevissima opera rock con Line Maria Lång e Christen Bach. Parzialmente inadatta al posto di lavoro.

© 2005

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CHRISTEN BACH – Spiders: Episode 4

Distancen bliver stadigt større imellem rig fattig.

The distance between the rich and the poor is increasing. And the society is sinking like the Titanic.
The fourth in a series of 13 short videos made by Danish artist Christen Bach.
La distanza fra il ricco ed il povero è in aumento. E la società affonda un po’ come [...]

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CHRISTEN BACH – Spiders: Episode 3

3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine

“Dissolved in the stomach acid. Transferred into the blood stream via gastro intestinal tract. Reaching the nervous system.”
“Increases the release of the transmitter substance serotonin. Dilates pupils. Increases blood pressure: higher pulse.”
“Increased sensitivity. Over heating… (And potential death…)”
Third in a series of short shorts by Christen Bach. The spider is Eric Gonzalez.
“Dissolta nell’acido gastrico. Trasferita [...]

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Spiders: A Day In Tolerance

Intolerance!

Intolerant spider is not tolerated by tolerant spiders who silence him and then provide him with a brain wash.
The first in a series of thirteen short videos made by Danish artist Christen Bach.
Il ragno intollerante non è tollerato dai ragni tolleranti che lo azzittiscono e gli fanno il lavaggio del cervello.
Primo in una serie di [...]

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Golden: Teaser

Some things should stay buried.

Certainly this clip should not stay buried (if ever it was). It “starts slow then builds into a spooky climax”.
The work of Dean Yurke, a visual effects artist who is producing his first feature film.
Golden, a supernatural thriller about a group of high school friends who discover an abandoned mine in [...]

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Building Urban Motion (Oneiric activity of a surface)

You have to remember that this process of frightening is doneby means of a given medium, the medium of pure cinema.

Video installation built on the facade og the building house of the Cinema Arcobaleno and Hotel St. George in Milan.
“Let’s imagine the facade of a building could have a memory and a conscience of its [...]

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[BEST OF] April 2009

Perhaps this time I’ll try to be more selective than I use to be on monthly digests. Or maybe not.
Bendito Machine 3: dead gods.
Electric Self: life and death.
Lo guarracino: love, honour and vengeance.
Condoms are bad: no, really!
Love Hurts: love and death.
Tesfaye: save the trees.
Infinite Self Portrait (x2): machineries.
Parallelostory: beyond physical limits.
Black Amplifier: BOOM!
Breaking Precedent: surviving [...]

Filthy Dukes – Messages

’cause nothing really mattersWhen you’re out of control.

When you see the light, you can’t help but start to dance. Or maybe it’s just the spring.
Filthy Dukes are a synthpop band from London. The band is composed of Olly Dixon, Tim Lawton and Mark Ralph.
Messages, featuring vocals from Tommy Sparks, is the next single to be [...]

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ALEXANDER LEHMANN – Du bist terrorist

Erst kürzlich haben wir herausgefunden, daß in Deutschlandmehr als 82 Millionen versteckte Terroristen wohnen.

Just recently has been found that there are more than 8 billion terrorists hiding in the world. You are one of them.
A satiric campaign ideated and executed by Alexander Lehmann. Narrator: Ernst Walter Siemon. Music: Iambic.
NOTE: Some clips have subtitles in [...]

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[REPOST] Prototype: Cinematic Intro

It’s aliiiiiive!!!

His name is Alex Mercer. He’s the reason for everything you’re about to see. They call him a killer, a monster, a terrorist. He’s all of these things.
Prototype is an interesting game with elements of Half Life (you vs the monsters vs the army), Mirror’s Edge (free running) and I guess many other…
Developed by [...]

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Man plans, God laughs

Hi dudes! Got a very bad week (following a very good weekend). Things should go much better now (just because they’re very unlikely to get worse.)
Salve tizi! Ho passato una brutta settimana, (dopo uno splendido week end). Le cose dovrebbero migliorare (in quanto è difficile che possano andare peggio.)

Bontrust: Geld Porno

Money, it’s a hit.

“Now I know why everybody says to wash your hands after you handle money.” LOL! (Source: Huskerdu324)
The spot has been created by Andreas Pohl and Petra Delitsch. Produced by Steffi Beck and Tobias Ziegler at Optix.
3D Animation: Markus Geerts (lead), Michael Gottschalk, Florian Weyh, Marc Goecke. Compositing: Marcel Lemme, Daniel Brylka.
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Children Day: Clip Updated

A slightly better clip of the spot is now online. And an improved version of the Automaton has made the update faster than ever.
Una versione migliore dello spot è online. Ed una versione migliore dell’Automaton ha reso questo aggiornamento più rapido che mai.

REFERENCE: Il post di Children’s Day.

Paavoharju – Uskallan

Rather strange video, this one, sort of a condensed geological history of Earth. So much going in so little time.
Paavoharju is a Finnish musical collective of lutheran Christians formed around two brothers, Lauri Ainala and Olli Ainala.
Uskallan (Dare) is featured on their second album, entitled Laulu Laakson Kukista (A Song about Flowers of the Valley) [...]

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PATRICK BOIVIN: Iron Man vs Bruce Lee

Hi-yah! Dragon whips his tail!

Tony Stark AKA Iron Man challenges Lee Jun-Fan AKA Bruce Lee: who’s the real thing?
But not everything is what it seems, and some other little friends will curtly join the party.
A stop motion shortie by Patrick Boivin.
Tony Stark alias Iron Man sfida Lee Jun-Fan alias Bruce Lee: chi è il vero [...]

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Channel 4: Disarming Britain

We’ve bred all our kittens whiteSo you can see them in the night.

There were 9650 firearms offences in the United Kingdom in 2007. Getting a gun has become a child’s play. Using one is something else.
A touching video for Disarming Britain, Channel 4 campaign focused on the increasing use of violence and weapons by young [...]

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Illuminant: Clip Updated

The music video by Tobias Stretch for the Efterklang’s song is now available in very high quality.
Il video musicale di Tobias Stretch per il brano degli Efterklang è ora disponibile in alta qualità.

REFERENCE: Il post di Efterklang – Illuminant.

The Prodigy – Warrior`s Dance

Do it!

Cigarette packet people unfurl and starts the biggest rave party ever. On the paper.
The Prodigy are Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim Reality. Warrior’s Dance is a single from the album Invaders Must Die, expected to be released on May 11.
The music video has been directed by Corin Hardy. Director of photography: Stuart Bentley.
Produced [...]

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Warrior`s Dance: Behind the Scenes

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) shot and edited by Dan Magee to accompany the music video for The Prodigy’s song.
Un EPK (Kit per la Stampa in formato Elettronico) girato e montato da Dan Magee per accompagnare il video dei Prodigy.

© 2009

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Oh, Rabbit – Spiders

A car ride would hardly get weirder that this…
Oh, Rabbit is Sean Moser, Taylor Lisney, Mike Dziedzic and Steve Reenock. No, there’s no Elliott Smith…
You can download all the songs from their album Rabbit, Oh Rabbit on Box.net (note that the link points to an RSS feed!) I guess I’ll put some in my MP3 [...]

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CHRISTOPHER DESANTIS – Enterlude

We hope you enjoy your stayIt’s good to have you with usEven if it’s just for the day.

A day in the sun, breathing the freah air of the seaside, bathing your feet in the ocean.
Enterlude is a microfilm by Christopher Desantis featuring Jennicka Anderson.
The song is Enterlude by The Killers, from their 2006 album, Sam’s [...]

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CISMA – Le sens propre

Oh darling, please don’t eat the yellow snow.

A beautiful short movie where a girl (Mariana Emerick) and her mother (Bete Correia) live in a world where what you see is not what you mean. But still what you get.
Part of the campaign The Shortcut To Brilliant developed by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners for Adobe Creative [...]

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Jesus is Back

Was he bigger than me?

A pilot for an animated series that is very likely to never see the light. No idea about who’s going to hell for this.
Testify the second coming of Jesus, the chance encounter with a former brothel mom and the traumatic discovery of how non self begotten child are made.
Also starring: Santa [...]

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Whiskey Business – Whiskey Jesus

Lord Jesus Christ was pissed!

A couple of drunkards find themselves in the desert in the company of someone quite popular son of God who’s angry at them. Old Testament chaos ensues.
Clyde and Clem’s Whiskey Business is the bluegrass duo of Clyde Clowe and Clem Cowan, joined by some friend of them.
The music video has been [...]

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[BEST OF] March 2009

Hang on while I familiarize with jQuery.
Headache: Mato Atom for Amnesty.
Maliki v/s Trukillo: Madness!
White as Diamonds: snow white.
eFTe radzi: Advices for ethical consumerism.
Be a Nose: Promo for Art Spiegelman’s book.
Made for Each Other: things that go together well.
Hi-Fi: album sleeves.
The People Tree: apocalyptic.
Escalation: something out of something.
Vellum: Form and motion.
Summer: a rollicking ride.
Not with a [...]

GILES TIMMS – Manifestations

Il faut trouver l’amour.

The courageous and determined Mr. Chip travels in search of love in the seemingly loveless world of the humans.
A colorful and happy short film designed, directed and animated by Giles Timms in Flash, TVPaint and After Effects.
Created at the Animation Workshop at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Music by Welsh [...]

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A Look at the Automaton

Venghino siore e siori…

If you were curious to see how bad it looked like… But despite of its look, it works great!
Se eravate curiosi di vedere come è fatto… Ma nonostante l’apparenza, funziona alla grande!

IMAGE: Look at the monster.

Arte: Gesichter

Vivons curieux.

Be curious. Satisfy your curiosity. Keep your mind open as your eyes. And stare at the camera.
Gesichter (Faces) is a charming video made for the broadcast redesign of Arte TV.
Directed by Gabi Madracevic, and co-directed by Andrea Bednarz. Produced at We Love Film.
Sound design: NovaProd. Music composed by: Keren Ann and Tibo Javoy. [...]

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Gesichter: Making of

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Domo Arigato Mr. Automaton

I’m working on a simple tool to automate the boring part of posting: it would read the content of the directory where I’ve uploaded a clip and generate the code for embed and links. That would save some time and hopefully allow me to post more.
Do you think it’s a good idea?
Sto lavorando ad un [...]

Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

I remember how they took you downAs the winter turned the meadow brown.

For every up there is a down, for every square there is a round, for every high there is a low, for every to there is a from. That’s what makes the world go round.
Mykonos is featured on Fleet Foxes‘ EP entitled Sun [...]

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Mykonos: Making of

Soundtrack: Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra – The Goblin Band

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Wolfenstein: Cinematic Intro

Nazis. I hate these guys.

Five miles off the English coast is the Nazi warship Tirpitz. Strange things are going to take place there…
Stories with nazists keep getting more and more fancy. It wouldn’t surprise me if in a future game or film, Jesus Christ would come on Earth to kick Hitler’s ass.
No idea who did [...]

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Newport Beach Film Festival: 10th of a Century

Imo dalla Columbia! Imo!!!

A nice clip with “strangely similar aesthetic of studio titles — like Hollywood with a dramatic twist — that welcomes viewers to Newport Beach and their 10th annual celebration of film with wit and charm.”
I recognized: Paramount (stars and mountain), RKO (the little antenna on the mountain), Tristar (Pegasus), Spyglass (the guy [...]

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University of Technology Sidney: Planets

Old foes became friends.

Well, I’d like to entertain you with a long philosophical argument on matter and thought, but I don’t know where to begin. In fact I don’t know anything about the matter. And that would hardly be entertaining.
Anyway, this spot has been directed by Syd Garon and Johannes Gamble. Animated by Syd Garon, [...]

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All I Want For Christmas Is… Updated

I’ve updated All I Want for Christmas with a new, higher quality clip. And had a laugh at the title bar…
Ho aggiornato All I Want for Christmas con una nuova clip. E mi sono fatto una risata con la barra dei titoli.

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