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WWF: Knock-on Effects (Dominoes)

“While going about his daily life, Colin has concerns of his own that he wants to express. By the simple act of writing, Colin and others like him can have a far-reaching impact on the wider world.”

Wyld Stallyons worked in collaboration with directors Yann Benedi and Celine Desrumaux to produce this animated video that is currently featured on the WWF site.

Creative agency: Bostock and Pollitt. Music: Paul James at Wafer Audio.

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C’est rigolo mais c’est salaud.


“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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eFTe radzi: Your Money Creates the World

Twoje pieniądze kształtują świat.

Rube Goldberg devices (remember The Incredible Machine, by the way?) are put to a good use, illustrating sustainable economy.
Macchine di Rube Goldberg (ricordate The Incredible Machine?) sono impiegate con uno scopo: illustrare l’economia sostenibile.

TAG: Tutti i post su eFTe radzi.
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Far och Son – Panik

Better video available below.

Life is a contraption whose aim, in the end, is to shut itself down. Or maybe I just need some sleep badly.
Far & Son is the Swedish duo of Frej Larsson and Simon Gärdenfors.
The music video has been co-directed by Andreas Öhman of Splinter Arts and by Finsta.
La vita è un marchingegno [...]

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Honda: Problem Playground

Isn’t every problem a playground?

The “clever and optimistic new ad for Honda, celebrating the car maker’s passion for problem solving and introducing the Honda FCX Clarity, the firts hydrogen powered, zero emissions car.”
The spot was directed by Antoine Bardou Jacquet at Partizan. Creatives: Sam Heath and Frank Ginger at Wieden & Kennedy, London.
Post production [...]

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Le nouveau

Christian is the new guy. Eugene, the old one, should train the novice and teach him the job. But, actually, he’s trying to kill him!
The short movie is the work of a team of students of the ESMA: Fanny Dagoumel, Axel Graux, Antony Lacordaire, Gaelle Lefebure.
Christian è quello nuovo. Eugene, il titolare, dovrebbe addestrare [...]

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Guinness: Tipping Point

Uh-uh. I don’t tip…I don’t believe in it.

If you haven’t done it yet, check out how Guinness decided to spend ten million pounds. Pitagora switchi…
Once again, the director is Nicolai Fuglsig (whose name I still have to copy and paste) at MJZ. Creative agency: AMV BBDO.
Editor was Rick Russell at Final Cut Studio. Director of [...]

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Paul Steel – Your Loss

Yes it’s trueI’m not in love with you

Paul Steel and his band are involved in a “chemical contraption” whose aim is not clear: to capture the heart of the damsel, or just to impress her? Well, both the tasks will be accomplished…
Paul Steel is a British singer, songwriter and producer from Brighton. Your Loss is [...]

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THE BRAVERY – An Honest Mistake

Pitagora souitchi…

Now that the Rube Goldberg contraptions meme is dying, it should be safe to post this music video that develop such a machinery while the band is playing the song, using all the classic weaponry, including dominoes, and something more peculiar.
The Bravery is an American alternative rock band from New York City that consists [...]

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Two robots, in a strange universe. They communicate thru noises. But, in the process, they try to use a young kid as a noise maker…

Another Supinfocom animated short, created by Aurélie Frechinos, Victor-Emmanuel Moulin, Thomas Wagner.

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MIller: Dominoes

People starts falling like pieces of the domino, until…
Commercial for Miller, directed by Fredrik Bond for MJZ. Audio mixed by Audio Engine. Visual effects by The Mill.
UPDATE: The song used in the ad is Freedom of Choice, from ’80s band Devo. More info on Duncan’s TV Adland.
UPDATE (02/2008): Editor was Richard Orrick at The White [...]

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