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A Bicycle Trip

Basel, 19 April 1943. Dr Albert Hofmann, a chemist, is cycling home after a day’s work in the laboratory. This episode has passed into legend, associated with the discovery of the effects on the human psyche of LSD.

A Bicycle Trip is the amazing short film by Lorenzo Veracini, Nandini Nambiar and Marco Avoletta, three students of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.

Sound Design: Thomas Giorgi. Music: O’zittre nicht mein lieber sohn from W.A.Mozart’s The Magic Flute, re-elaborated by Roberto Boarini.

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Ceri Frost – Dead All Along

Enchanted by a pixie, a child called Yorick enters a magical kingdom, but when Yorick returns he finds his world ravaged by time. The music video is set in a hand drawn pen and ink world inspired by Edward Gorey and animated in a cut-out style.

The song has been composed and produced by Ceri Frost. Film by Giles Timms, made at the Animation Workshop of UCLA’s Department of Theater.

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HP: Flea Circus

Nothing seems to be going right for this band of merry fleas, but their mishaps create a far more entertaining performance.

The spot for HP’s Wobulation has been directed by David Daniels, Jim Clark, Ray Di Carlo at Bent.

While the fleas were all created and animated in computer graphics, the set and props are entirely real: designed using similar computer graphic tools, they were then printed using a 3D printer

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Making of Flea Circus

A brief glimpse on the techniques used in the making of Flea Circus, a spot made at Bent for some video technology developed by HP.

Directed by David Daniels, Jim Clark, Ray Di Carlo. Editor: Brian Kinkley.

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Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band – Albatross, Albatross, Albatross

Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band is an American indie band from Seattle, Washington. Albatross, Albatross, Albatross is taken from their debut album, released for Dead Oceans on March 2009.

The music video has been directed and produced by Matt Daniels at Thinklab.

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Of Montreal – An Eluardian Instance

An Eluardian Instance is a single from Skeletal Lamping, the ninth studio album by Of Montreal, released for Polyvinyl on October 2008.

The music video has been directed and animated by Jesse Ewles.

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JAMES RYDESKY – Slash and Burn

Slasher robots from planet Earth are making ash and smoke of… well, planet Earth…

Slash and Burn is a short motion graphics piece, designed and directed (and anything else) by James Rydesky AKA Jamry.

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RAFFAELLA TRANIELLO – Alberi

Alberi (Trees) is a poetic documentary about trees, made by 22 Italian pupils (9 years old) during Art and Music classes.

The short film has been directed and edited by their teacher, Raffaella Traniello, using only free software: Cinelerra CV running under the Edubuntu operative system.

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Gnarls Barkley – Gone Daddy Gone

When I see you.A thousand eyes turnin’ blue.

Preview

A rock band made of mites and ticks follow their leader who fell in love with a human woman. For the tragic end, play the video. For the happy end, open the preview.
Gnarls Barkley is the musical collaboration between Brian Burton AKA Danger Mouse and Thomas Callaway AKA [...]

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Icad 2007: Titles

Craft Award

For some people it is that easy. For some people it’s that hard. Whatcha wanna do, c’est la vie.
And by the way, I always always always always always always hated those damn crane games.
Anyway. This sequence was the opening to the 2007 edition of the ICAD advertising awards, produced at Piranha Bar.
Per alcuni è [...]

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ROMAIN CARLIER – La bête à bon dieu

Epargne-lacette mouche qui priemains jointes et pieds joints!(Kobayashi Issa)

Little ladybug has got a little problem with doughnuts, but being the Dear Lord’s Beast (at least for the French) has its advantages.
La bête à bon dieu is a short movie by Romain Carlier, student of Supinfocom.
La piccola coccinella ha un problema con le ciambelle, ma essere [...]

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Accro

C’est rigolo mais c’est salaud.

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“A film that offers a reflection on addiction: we see the characters struggling, trapped in the gears of mechanisms, in the proper sense, which they can’t escape.”
The self reinforcing mechanism reminds of Hotel California, where “you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave”.
Accro (short for accroché, which [...]

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OSCAR SHEIKH – Tancho

We assume that mental life is the function of an apparatus to which weascribe the characteristics of being extended in space and of being madeup of several portions: the Id, ego and super-ego.
Freud, An Outline of Psychoanalysis (1940)

When Daniel Dennett said (in his Darwin’s Dangerous Idea) that evolution can be explained using only “cranes” (as [...]

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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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NAKD – Fly

*bzzzzzzz*

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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