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All that is Solid Melts into the Air

Under a violent irruption of forms and structures, everything flows towards a constant evolution. All that is Solid Melts into the Air is a visual and poetic journey influenced by art, design, architecture and photography.

Directed, designed and animated by Marco Vinicio Morales at Kult Nation. Sound design: Gavin Little at Echo Lab.

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Zurich: Alien

The truth is up above. So, just keep your eyes on the floor…

Spec spot directed by Francesco Calabrese. Director of photography: Beppe Gallo. Visual effects: Fabrizio Bonaga.

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Tom Jones – Give a Little Love

Tom Jones stars in an old fashioned cartoon in the music video for Give a Little Love, a single taken from 24 Hours, his 2008 album.

The music video has been directed by Emma & Del (Ian Bonhôte and Fernando Reginato) and produced by Fiona Stuart-Bamford at Pulse Films. Animation directed by Ricky O’Donnell at RJDM. Tom Jones character designed at Birdo Studio.

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DAVID FIRTH – I`d Like To Be

The plot is as simple as: “a man leaves his wife and kids and buries himself.” But the film just begins where the plot ends.
I’d Like To Be is a short animated film, a stop frame mess by David Firth of Fat Pie fame.
Music by Loom.
La storia è semplice: “un uomo lascia moglie e figli [...]

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ALICE BRAMUCCI – Demence

Without an element of cruelty at the root ofevery spectacle, the theatre is not possible.

Credits: ENG – ITA

Come and go mad!
Demence is a short movie ideated and directed by Alice Bramucci and inspired to the concept of Theatre of Cruelty by Antonin Artaud.
The animations are made using actual paint, spread on photocopies of photos [...]

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Daniele Silvestri – Una giornata al mare

Better video in the underneath links. (Recommended!)

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It took long, but finally, one of my favourite Italian videos is on my little bloggie…
Traveling in time (and thru television formats) you’ll spent a day at the seaside, between old laughing ladies and sweet lonely madonnas. Just to stay alive.
Daniele Silvestri is an italian singer and songwriter, from [...]

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Audiotransparent – Vague Millimeter

I never thought the north pole could catch fireBut it did…

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“A man is living a solitary life on the roofs of his city. The tragedy that occupies his mind, is constantly feeding the distance he feels towards others. The only place that still reminds him of better times, is in his dreams.” And then, one [...]

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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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Tomas: Champagne Jungle

Warning: not safe for work!

One in a series of three animation for James Palumbo’s novel; directed by Mark Warrington at Mainframe. Based on Neal Murren’s artwork for the book.
Music: Mars, the Bringer of War, first movement from The Planets, the orchestral suite by Gustav Holst.
Una di una serie di tre animazioni per il romanzo di [...]

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Tomas: Hank

Warning: not safe for work!

One in a series of three animation for James Palumbo’s novel; directed by Mark Warrington at Mainframe. Based on Neal Murren’s artwork for the book.
Music: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (L’apprenti sorcier) by Paul Dukas, based on Goethe’s poem.
Una di una serie di tre animazioni per il romanzo di James Palumbo; regia di [...]

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Tomas: Cocks Away

Warning: not safe for work!

One in a series of three animation for James Palumbo’s novel; directed by Mark Warrington at Mainframe. Based on Neal Murren’s artwork for the book.
Music: Ride of the Valkyries (Walkürenrit) taken from The Valkyrie (Die Walküre), part of The Ring of the Nibelung cycle (Der Ring des Nibelungen) by Richard Wagner.
Una [...]

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Stopmo

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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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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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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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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