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Kananana

Under the gleaming, lifeless sprawl of an alien dystopia, a desperate top-secret experiment is taking place. A machine is built to travel beyond the depths of space and time. It finds a primitive dimension and a planet whose inhabitants seem to have been expecting it.

This is the short film version of the music video for the track Kananana by The Emperor Machine (Andy Meecham). The original version can be found here.

Written and directed by: Cassiano Prado. Stop Animation: Guilherme Marcondes. Editor: Jordan Crute. Director of photography: Peter Emery.

Production Companies: Agile Films and Mixer Brasil. Sound Design: Kieron Teather AKA Wolfson at Element Audio.

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MATT LAMBERT – Fickmaschinen

“When the lights go out, we’re nothing more than fuck machines.” That’s good news!!!

The short film has been directed by Matt Lambert AKA DieLamb. Music and sound design by David Kamp.

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The Cinematic Orchestra – Lilac Wine

A piece of moving visual poetry comprised of delicate lines” which “extend and intertwine to form a variety of unique landscapes”. “As the song resolves, these many threads of the writer’s unconscious mind and memory separate and dissipate, trailing the single line that began the song.

Lilac Wine is one of the songs produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martens. The music video has been directed by Vanessa Marzaroli and produced at Blind. Calligraphy: Bill Kemp. Creative agency: Exposure USA.

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JOAQUÍN COCIÑA – Weathervane

Weathervane is an animated short film comprised of seven parts. The animation is made from charcoal drawings based on design and characters by Judah Dadone and Joaquín Cociña.

The short film has been directed and animated by Joaquín Cociña and produced at Diluvio.

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ADRIAN THOMPSON – Backwards

Backwards is a short film produced by students of the De Anza College. It was written, directed and edited by Adrian Thompson.

Assistant Director: Jesee Walker. Director of Photography: Will Myers. Camera Operator: Dustin Yates. Production Assistant: Tony Magnisi.

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OREN SHAI – Heavy Soul

Heavy Soul is a short film produced, written, edited and directed by Oren Shai and starring Sally Conway in the lead role. Director of Photography: Ryan Gould. Production Designer: Elizabeth S. Cipollina. Sound Design and Mix: Oscar Zambrano at Zampol. Assistant Director: Arnon Moskowitz.

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The Ghost in You – Losing Light

A piece of animation that was entirely done with Flipnote on a Nintendo DSI. The music video has been directed and animated by Billy Polard. Who incidentally is also the man behind The Ghost in You.

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Steam Team

The short film is the work of three students of Gobelins: Ludovic Bouancheau, Yohan Pelladeaud, Claude Ricros.

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JAMIE CALIRI – The Sun and the Seed

This is a short film about hope and community. It was made for a friend and mentor who was suffering from lung cancer. The film was shown at a benefit to help with his hospital costs. He has since passed away.

The words are by director Jamie Caliri. He animated the film with production designer Alex Juhasz. They shot with a special, home brewed, 4×5 inches view camera rig and Dragon Stop Motion Software .

The music is String Quartet number 5 composed by Philip Glass as performed by the Kronos Quartet.

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JAVIER CHILLON – Die Schneider Krankheit

“The Fifties, a Soviet space shuttle crashes in West Germany. The only passenger, a cosmonaut chimpanzee, spreads a deadly virus all over the country…” This amazing documentary by Überblick Films follows humanity’s struggle to find a cure and survive.

No need to say that Die Schneider Krankheit (The Schneider disease) is actually a mockumentary, and none of the images in the film are archival footage. But I’ll say it, just to be sure…

The short film has been written, produced and directed by Javier Chillon.

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Louis Vuitton Journeys Awards: Aurore

A man (Sam Azami), painted in white, walks through” the lunar landscape of his senses and “along a giant woman-mountain (Kim Captein) painted in black. They start from different dimensions, but will eventually meet.

A short film by Jean-Julien Pous and Denis Huneau, made for a contest held by Louis Vuitton. Director of Photography: Gregg Telussa. Sound design: Jean-Julien Pous. Body Painting: Ferry Zeeman.

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AREV MANOUKIAN – Nuit Blanche

“Nuit Blanche explores a fleeting moment between two strangers, revealing their brief connection in a hyper real fantasy.”

The amazing short film has been directed by Arev Manoukian, who also was editor, director of photography as well as producer with Stephanie Swedlove.

Actors: Michael Coughlan and Megan Lindley. Visual effects: Marc-André Gray. Music: Samuel Bisson.

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Nuit Blanche: The Making Of

A making of featurette for the short film Nuit Blanche by Arev Manoukian. Warning: heavy spoilers!
Better seen after the film.

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BBC: Winter Olympics 2010

Here begins “the story of Akiak and his quest to find the missing head of Ilanaaq, a stack of rock in human form, which sits on the mountain above Whistler, where the skiiing and sliding events [of the Winter Olympics] will take place.”

A stunning animation made for the BBC coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010, following the “summer” animation Monkey.

The Inuit animation has been produced at Studio AKA and directed by Marc Craste. Designer: Jon Klassen.

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Ethav – Sleep

Sleep is a single by London based singer and songwriter Ethav.

The music video is the work of Domestic Infelicity, that is Sarolta Szabo and Tibor Banoczki.

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