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{ Monthly Archives } June 2009

Maicol Jecson R.I.P.

Music: Canadians, Summer Teenage Girl (Cécile Remix).

Teaser for Maicol Jecson, an upcoming film by Francesco Calabrese. You might also look to the previously released clips: 1 – 2 – 3.
Teaser per Maicol Jecson, film di prossima uscita di Francesco Calabrese. Potete anche guardare i teaser precedenti: 1 – 2 – 3.

DOWNLOAD (1280×720): Scarica Maicol Jecson [...]

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Al Balad: Smaller Size

Is that the real Napoleon or…
A series of three spots for a newspaper from Lebanon which is producing a smaller and more practical copy. Beethoven, Napoleon and Gandhi are summoned to witness that size doesn’t matter. Or does it?
In order to prioritize facial expressions, real eyes (and hands) has been integrated with the cardboard models.
The [...]


Al Balad: Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven – 1,63m

TAG: Tutti i post su Al Balad.
DOWNLOAD (720×405): Scarica Beethoven in alta risoluzione.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 9 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
DOWNLOAD (720×405): Scarica Beethoven in alta risoluzione.[Format: Ogg Video - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH (ALT.): Guarda Beethoven su Vimeo.[Format: Flash Video, Quicktime]
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Al Balad: Ghandi

Mahatma Gandhi – 1,60m

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DOWNLOAD (720×405): Scarica Ghandi in alta risoluzione.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 7 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
DOWNLOAD (720×405): Scarica Ghandi in alta risoluzione.[Format: Ogg Video - Size: 3 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH (ALT.): Guarda Ghandi su Vimeo.[Format: Flash Video, Quicktime]
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Al Balad: Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte – 1,69m

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DOWNLOAD (720×405): Scarica Napoleon in alta risoluzione.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 9 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
DOWNLOAD (720×405): Scarica Napoleon in alta risoluzione.[Format: Ogg Video - Size: 5 MB - Running Time: 30 sec.]
WATCH (ALT.): Guarda Napoleon su Vimeo.[Format: Flash Video, Quicktime]
CODECS: Ogg – Apple Quicktime [...]

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TERRI TIMELY – Synesthesia

Manhattan Club Mushrooms.

How does it taste the sound of a color? How many vowels are there in the smell of a solid shape?
These, and many other questions, will not find an answer in this awesome short film by Terri Timely.
Cast: Pearl Wong, Larry Kitagawa, Jordan Gimkan. Production manager: Alex Beckman.
Director of photography: Donovan Sell. Art [...]

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Action Prime

Watching Prime Action could have some serious consequences.

He’s Flanders. John Flanders. And it looks like he’s swallowed a living foley artist.
A spot for a Flemish pay TV directed by Tom Willems and produced by Sofie Gebruers at Prime.
Cast: John Flanders, Kobe Baeyens, Joke De Winde. Stylist: Kathleen Declercq.
Art Direction: Robin Vandenbergh. Lighting: Tom Van den [...]

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ART GROOTFONTEIN – Snap!shots of the Year

It’s a wonderful file!

I guess I’m a little bit late at the party, but lately I’m late at all parties, and hence I guess that’s OK.
So, join “Stanley Portobello, the famous but discreet spyparazzi! Although he had a lot of hard work to do, he never lost his artistic sense of espionage.”
A short film by [...]

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Snap!shots of the Year: Animatic


DOWNLOAD (720×480): Scarica Snap!shots of the Year: Animatic in alta risoluzione.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 22 MB - Running Time: 2 min.]
DOWNLOAD (720×480): Scarica Snap!shots of the Year: Animatic in alta risoluzione.[Format: Ogg Video - Size: 13 MB - Running Time: 2 min.]
IMAGE GALLERY: Immagini e filmati di Snap!shots of the Year: Animatic su Behance.

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Comforting Sounds: Link Updated

The music video directed by Sam Brown for the Mew is available again, as requested by Justin.
Il video musicale diretto da Sam Brown per i Mew è di nuovo disponibile, come richiesto da Justin.

REFERENCE: Il post di Mew – Comforting Sounds.

GIANNA RUGGIERO – Gretel & Hanzel

Gretel is seeking her brother Hänsel in the woods. The outcome might not please her. Or maybe yes…
The short movie is the work of Gianna Ruggiero, her graduation film at the Ringling College of Art.
The magnificent soundtrack is Ground Stump by the folk metal band O’Death.
Gretel è in cerca di suo fratello Hänsel nei boschi. [...]

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Amadou & Mariam – Masitéladi (feat. -M-)

Massi téladi, massi téladi…La vie est une école.

It’s no use crying over spilled milk (unless you’re starring in a video aiming to show that it’s no use crying over spilled milk (unless you’re starring in a video aiming to…
Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia, that is Amadou & Mariam, are a musical duo from Mali.
Masitéladi (featuring [...]

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ASTEROKID – Galactic Mail

Space age delivery men from FedEx and UPS embark on an interplanetary space race (SLASH American football match) to deliver a special package.
A short film directed by Asterokid (AKA Douglas Lassance) and produced by Stephen Venning at The Mill.
Design, animation, life, the universe and everything by Douglas Lassance and Motraboy (AKA Jonathan Vuillemin).
Music by Resonate [...]

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Plus/Minus – Unsung

Oh noWhere did you go?Your song is unsung.

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, Alice (Jessica Stoller) fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way. Until someone or something show her the way.
+/- (that is Plus/Minus) is an American indie electronic band formed in 2001. Members are: James Baluyut, Patrick Ramos [...]

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In space, nobody can hear you twitter.

An archaeologist from the next ice age finds an Hollywood cinema studio that was buried under the ground and gives life back to it.
King Kong and a raptor from Jurassic Park will start a spectacular fight, under the “eye” of the spirit of Harry Harryhausen.
The short is the work [...]

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For those who cherish musicmore than historyhere is a little reminder.

A magnificent example of great animation made out of near to nothing. Only matches and match boxes.
Made in April 2009 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a bar in Montreal, Canada, named Laika, after the first animal launched in orbit.
Laika (the short film, that is) [...]

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NAKD – Fly


A bug’s perspective is recreated in Computer Graphics “to create a micro world of confusion, disarray and eventual demise.”
A short film by Nakd. Creative director: Nando Costa. Created for (and premiered at) One Dot Zero 8.
Music by Plastiq Phantom (AKA Darrin Wiener) of Polar Empire. The audio track came from a fly being trapped in [...]

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[BEST OF] May 2009

An advice: if you’re asked to develop and implement a module to support drafts in a complex database accessed via a non object oriented, non engineered PHP4 software, just tell ‘em that what they ask it’s not possible. It’s not true, but it’s good for both your mental and physical health.
10th of a Century: parallel [...]


From now on, I’ll try to add tags (title, author and genre) to MP4 files. (I tried with OGV files as well, but Videolan won’t read ‘em.)
Tags are in the iTunes format, so Apple people should be able to see them even tho’ the clips are not iPod compatible.
D’ora in poi proverò ad aggiungere tag [...]

Matan Atias – Void

A slow paced music video inspired to the ’70s that combines 3D animation and live footage.
Directed and animated by Barach Zevolun.
Video musicale dal ritmo lento ispirato agli anni 70 che combina 3D ed immagini dal vivo.
Diretto ed animato da Barach Zevolun.

© 2009

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MARCO BRAMBILLA – Civilization

The video mural by Marco Brambilla is comprised of over 400 video clips and it takes elevator passengers on a trip from hell to heaven as they go up or from heaven to hell as they go down.

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Iran: A Nation of Bloggers

A country and its people are more thanthe narrow view points of the politicians.

You know of Iranian election, protests in favour of Mousavi and against the alleged fraud. The video is not new, but the way.
But in a few months, this visual essay might well be talking about Italy. After all, the flags and the [...]

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Poor Mrs Dombilard has lost Pushkin, her cat. Where is her little darling? Will she ever see him again?
A short film written, directed, animated, voiced and edited by Trevor Hardy. Music and sound by Jon Russell.
Poor Mrs Dombilard has lost Pushkin, her cat. Where is her little darling? Will she ever see him again?
A short [...]

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Fever Ray: When I Grow Up

On the seventh day i restFor a minute or twoThen back on my feet to call for you.

“Something weird, beautiful, atmospheric and extraordinary lurks in the frigid suburbia of Copenhagen. On the diving board.”
Fever Ray is Karin Dreijer Andersson (of The Knife) and this is the second single taken from the debut album.
The music video [...]

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The Dead Pirates: Wood

Warning: nudity.

The animated band members embark in a surreal musical journey, with heart stopping surprises.
The Dead Pirates is the band of Matthieu Bessudo AKA McBess, also animator director at The Mill.
McBess and Simon Landrein directed the video. Additional animation: Mooe. Rigs: Douglas Lassance AKA Asterokid. Visual effects and sound effects by Guillaume Cassuto.
I membri del [...]

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Café Serré

They got a crazy way of loving there and I’m gonna get me some.

Our hero has got Inspector Clouseau’s skills and competence with Clancy Wiggum’s integrity and ingenuity. And he likes donuts.
A short film made by four students of Supinfocom: Vincent E. Sousa, Bertrand Avril, Yann de Préval and Denis Bouyer.
Made for the Les espoirs [...]

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Coke: Heist

As if insects weren’t already annoying enough, crawling and flying and buzzing around while you’re trying to relax. (In next year installment they’ll steal a whole picnic basket and manage to frame Yogi Bear up for it.)
The spot has been directed and produced at Psyop. Creative directors: Todd Mueller, Kylie Matulick. It was aired during [...]

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Facebook, Twitter and other modern calamities

To celebrate the appearance of my post about Ilta Sanomat’s spot on William Gibson’s Twitter, I’ve also created a No Fat Clips Twitter account. Just like Facebook, I don’t really know what to do with it, but… Abbundantis abbundandum!
And about Facebook: I’m receiving mail invitations with a link that, once opened, redirect to my own [...]

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N.A.S.A. – A Volta

NC-17 – Sexo violento – Lenguaje adulto – Gráfico desnudos.

“… I told you pendejos not to fuck with me!”
NASA, short for “North America South America,” is a music collaboration project assembled by Squeak E. Clean (aka Sam Spiegel, brother of film director Spike Jonze) and DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales, professional skateboarder).
A Volta (featuring Sizzla, Amanda [...]

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Jan Saudek. Animated Photographs.

Warning: nudity

Short experimental movie about love, betrayal, death, an animated film created by Tadas Svilainis using photos by Jan Saudek.
“I scanned stills from photo album, cut images into layers with Photoshop and animate them in After Effects”, the author said.
If the concept of animated photographs doesn’t satisfy your daily need for oxymora, well… what about [...]

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Soaring Soofy

Where is Soofy?

It’s a bird… It’s an airplane… It’s a robot… Or perhaps… a hot air balloon… No! It’s Soofy!
The Soofy Travel Project is a worldwide mailing project, conceived by Karen Abad, that will encourage proactive creativity in photography, filmmaking, and arts and crafts while connecting with people around the world. And with Soofy.
The short [...]

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Same old story: mother nature is pissed at us and violently carries out her revenge using our own means — namely, oil.
Oceansize is a short movie made in 2008 by four students of Supinfocom Arles: Romain Jouandeau, Adrien Chartie, Gilles Mazières and Fabien Thareau.
Music: Mario Sogno.
P.S. I also posted the OGG Theora clip for the [...]

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Oceansize: Making of

DOWNLOAD (600×480): Scarica The making of Oceansize in alta risoluzione standard.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 86 MB - Running Time: 9 min.]
DOWNLOAD: Scarica The making of Oceansize in alta risoluzione standard.[Format: Ogg Video - Size: 48 MB - Running Time: 9 min.]
REFERENCE: Il post di Oceansize. (not yet)
LINK: Visita il sito di Oceansize: le film.
CODECS: not [...]

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Du is megl che uan

Even though there was already a Facebook group, I decided to create a page for No Fat Clips!!! and i also got a fan already.
Ergo, today postings will be devoted to work of some authors that have appeared recently on the blog. Sorry, tech issues: maybe tomorrow.
Anche se già c’era il gruppo su Facebook, ho [...]



γενηθήτω φώς

According to Plato’s Timaeus, the demiurge is “the entity who fashioned and shaped the material world… unreservedly benevolent and hence desirous of a world as good as possible.”
Also, Demiurge is a short 3D experimental film about artistic creativity process, which starts from abstract sketches in one own’s mind and comes up to the final [...]


Doggy Bag

Bombombombombombombombombombom bombombom…

According to The Natural Chase, “hunting with dogs can therefore be regarded as natural.” But what about hunting dogs?
Doggy Bag is a short film where two hungry gentlemen from Soviet Russia resort to extreme measures to find some food.
The work of Guillaume Cassuto, Thomas Moine and Sylvain Perlot, students of Supinfocom.
The music is a [...]

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NFC: The Brand Old

You might have experienced some down time in the last days. Dreamhost finally moved the website to the new servers.
The might be some other issues in the next days but I guess the worst has passed. Now: what about Vimeo?
Potreste aver avuto problemi sul sito in questi giorni. Finalmente Dreamhost lo ha spostato sui nuovi [...]

Ilta Sanomat: The Way it Was Meant to Be

“An epic story in black and white, the story about what the world would have looked like in the ’30s if the world wide web and newspaper had co-existed.”
“Not the Internet as we know it today, but a web constructed out of huge mechanical devices, wires, cogs and man powered machines.”
The spot has been directed [...]

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The Legend of the Turning Stone: Clip Updated

At last, a high resolution clip is available for this beautiful short animated film from Supinfocom.
Finalmente disponibile una clip in alta risoluzione per questo bel corto animato di scuola Supinfocom.

REFERENCE: Il post de La leggenda della pietra che ruota.

Do bem: Suco de laranja

Shaked, not twisted!

Breakbeats on the breakfast turntable. What does that mean? Lots of fun. And a pain the ass for me to translate.
The spot has been designed and animated by Breno Pineschi and Rafael Cazes. Art direction and Creation: Hardcuore.
Sound and music: João Brasil.
Le basi del DJ incontrano l’acido citrico del succo d’arancia in questo [...]

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E3 2009: Credits Update

Added the credits for the cinematics for Prototype and Star Wars: The Old Republic. They’re both by Blur Studios.
(Funny that I went to check ’cause I thought Assassin’s Creed II cinematic was their work…)
Aggiunti i credit per i filmati dei giochi Prototype e Star Wars: The Old Republic. Sono entrambi di Blur Studios.
(Il divertente è [...]


Light Forever.

Images and meanings are “cohesively combined… to express how the enormous energy of Tokyo dynamically circulates.”
The movie was featured at Citizen’s booth at the Baselworld 2009, the world’s biggest event for the watch and jewelry industry.
Infinity was produced at WOW. Creative director: Kosuke Oho. Art director was Takuma Nakazi.
Design: Daisuke Moriwaki, Daihei Shibata, Tsutomu [...]

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Assassin`s Creed 2: Death in Venice

As for your mother,once I’ve dealt with you,I’ll give her my full attention.

New rule: picking on respectability of some dude’s mother is a bad idea if you’re the character of a game cinematic. (See also: Team Fortress)
Also: Venice is probably a beauty when it’s not full of tourists. Now: when is it not full of [...]

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Dan Black – Symphonies

A couple of the wiresin my heart are broke.

First time I ain’t had to google around to find a poster image for a music video. (Loosely?) based on the title sequences of popular films, the clip is plenty of suitable images.
Symphonies is the new single by Dan Black. And it’s not a big deal if [...]

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Yet another more manifestation of the Dancing Transformer meme, this one in stop motion, the work of Patrick Boivin.
The song is Crystal Castle’s Vanished.
Ancora un’altra manifestazione del meme del Transformer ballerino, stavolta in stop motion, opera di Patrick Boivin.
Il brano è Vanished dei Crystal Castle.

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Meebo Randomness

It was a lot of time I didn’t open my Meebo account. I’m giving here the most compelling answers, and deal with clip tips later.
“I LOVE LESBIANS“. It’s OK: if you’re a woman, then you’re lesbian too. If you’re a man, well, that’s more common than you might think: the question is whether lesbians love [...]


Jeff Moore – Only a Miner

Your mining’s all over, poor miner, farewell.

A coal miner struggles to make a better life for his family. Now available in charcoal!
Jeff Moore is a Irish folk musician from Austin, Texas. Only a Miner is featured on his album The Dove’s Perch.
The song is a cover of Prince Among Men, written and performed by [...]

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The Beatles Rock Band

Great cinematic for The Beatles Rock Band, directed by Pete Candeland and produced by Debbie Crosscup at Passion Pictures. Soundtrack: A Hard Day’s Night, Paperback Writer, Here Comes the Sun, I am the Walrus.

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Baby Mop

directed by Chris Milk
DOWNLOAD (640×480): Scarica Baby Mop in alta risoluzione standard.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 6 MB - Running Time: 15 sec.]
DOWNLOAD (640×480): Scarica Baby Mop in alta risoluzione standard.[Format: Ogg Video - Size: 4 MB - Running Time: 15 sec.]
WATCH (ALT.): Guarda Baby Mop su Vimeo.[Format: Flash Video, Quicktime]
LINK: Visita Chris Milk.
IMDB: Pagina di [...]

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Peeping Tommy: Post Updated

Clips for Peeping Tommy are available again. Not the best video quality ever, I’d say…
Di nuovo online clip per Peeping Tommy. La qualità video non è buona, purtroppo.

REFERENCE: Il post di BEN IB – Peeping Tommy.

Sickboy – Taken Away in a Car

A machine load of thoughts doing the rounds in his head.

An abruptly energetic music video set in a car crushing yard and shoot mostly with spy cameras.
The “little cameras were mounted onto the guitar heads and drumsticks and so on, so that I could get close up without making them feel self conscious”, the director [...]

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Ikea: Home

It doesn’t matter how big or small it is, how elaborate or simple, how cheap or expensive. There’s no place like home.
The spot has been directed by Martin de Thurah and produced by Christian Zethner at Bacon Copenhagen.
Post production made at Duckling. Director of photography: Kasper Tuxen.
Creatives: James Godfrey and Michael Robert at Robert/Boisen & [...]

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For Better Performances Stop Smoking

Men who smoke cigarettes run an increasedrisk of experiencing erectile dysfunction.

The little animation is an entry in Help, a European Union initiative to stop smoking.
Images: Fabian Dores Pais (previously here with Hot Town). Music: April Kisses by Eddie Lang.
Questa breve animazione partecipa ad Help, iniziativa dell’Unione Europea contro il fumo.
Immagini: Fabian Dores Pais (già qui [...]

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Star Wars – The Old Republic: Deceived

You have been deceived.

The Sacking of Coruscant “was the crowning achievement of the Sith Empire’s ambitious military strategy and the moment that changed the history of the Old Republic forever.”
“Under the command of Lord Angral, the Sith fleet approaches the Republic’s capital planet for the first time in centuries. In advance of the fleet, the [...]

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Team Fortress 2: Meet the Spy

Pornography starring your mother will be thesecond worst thing that happens to you today.

“He is a puzzle, wrapped in an enigma, shrouded in riddles, lovingly sprinkled with intrigue, express mailed to Mystery, Alaska, and LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU! but it is too late. You’re dead. For he is the Spy — globetrotting rogue, lady killer [...]

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Tel Aviv Jaffa

A documentary series has been made for the celebration of the 100th year in existence of Tel-Aviv.
This is the title sequence, directed, designed and animated is the work of Liron Damir. Compositing: Shahar Brill.
Per le celebrazioni del 100mo anno dalla fondazione di Tel Aviv è stata realizzata una serie di documentari.
Questa è la sequenza dei [...]

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TIM JOY – Again to Return

Nothing will ever divide us my love.

Peculiar movie with a peculiar format, where what man has joined together, financial crisis separate.
Again to Return is a short film by Tim Joy, featuring Kevin Chap and Cael Barkman. Made for the DVXUser Lossfest contest.
Written by Alex Whitmer and Tim Joy. Produced by Andy Butterfield, Tim Joy, Elin [...]

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Again to Return: Behind the Scenes

Warning: spoilers!

Again to Return was shot on the Nikon D90 as a series of 2K JPEG stills. About 25,000 pictures were taken for this movie.
This featurette was shot by Derek Spear. Editing and music by Tim Joy.
Again to Return è stato girato con una Nikon D90 come una serie di immagini JPEG da 2K. Sono [...]


Umb: Clip Updated

The video for Flugufrelsarinn is now online again and with improved video quality.
Il video per Flugufrelsarinn è di nuovo online, e la qualità video è migliore di prima.

REFERENCE: Il post di Umb.


Doctor Frankenstein is not very happy with the outcomes of his work. Better luck next time, dude!
Yar is a stop animated movie by Mert Kizilay. He’s now part of the creative studio Silo1.
The soundtrack is a song by Celal Ince.
Il dottor Frankenstein non è molto contento del risultato del suo lavoro. Andrà meglio la prossima [...]

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Scoop Volante

Les Aliens Sont Parmis Nous

Shooting a photograph of an alien being might be much easier than you thought.
Scoop Volante is a short film made for the Les espoirs de l’animation contest organized by Canal J.
The authors are: Axelle Chériet, Marc Bouyer, Anthony Vivien and Max Loubaresse, students of Supinfocom.
The title is a pun on the [...]

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