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DANNY ROBASHKIN – Envirometer

When the forces of conservation and industrialization within a common society compete head to head, the only entity that can regulate the fight is the fantastic measuring contraption known as the Envirometer [...] the only hope to unite the opposing viewpoints and create a progressive world where everyone can live in harmony.

A sustainable short film produced at Make LLC. and directed by Danny Robashkin. Illustrations: Aaron Quist and Alec Mueller. Written by: Colin Levy and Danny Robashkin.

Animation: Aaron Quist, Andrew Chesworth, Joe Kim, Kevin Wisdom, Tyson Ibele. Sound design: Horner Music.

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N.A.S.A. (ft. ODB, Karen O, Fatlip) – Strange Enough

The way to sublimation passes trough hell.

N.A.S.A. (North America South America) is an ongoing creative collaboration between Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon.

Their song features singer Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fat Lip from the Pharcyde, and the late great Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Strange Enough is the third to last installment in the series of videos made for N.A.S.A.’s album Spirit of Apollo, under the creative direction of Syd Garon.

The video is directed by Lorna T and Studio Giblets, produced by Terence Teh, and features the most excellent original artwork of the brilliant Brazilian Stephan Doitschinoff AKA Calma.

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The Magnificent Town of Vilnius

The legend of Vilnius began in a dream. Unlike real life stories which usually end up in a nightmare.

The spot for the Culture Live initiative is the work of Andrius Kirvela and Gediminas Šiaulys AKA PetPunk.

3D Graphics: Mantas Skrupskelis. Props: Vilmantė Kirvelaitė. Live Action Camera: Mantas Šatkus. Sound design: Jonas Jurkunas.

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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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Ricicla!

“Ricicla is a short animation made by 120 pupils of an Italian primary school. Each one of the six little animations (filmini) composing the film is about one of the recycling bins — organic waste, paper, plastic, glass, tin, waste — and the images and sounds are made using only that particular recyclable material.

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SMART Technologies: The Magical Classroom

A brand film made by We Are Plus for Smart to launch their new Love of Learning campaign. Director: Judy Wellfare.

Music and Sound Design: AWZ Digital Studios. Editor: Renato Sorbara at AWZ. Prop Construction: SodaPasta. Advertising agency: Sharpe Blackmore.

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Starbucks: Crazy Beliefs

The nice animated spot produced at Green Dot is the work of Three Legged Legs. Animation: Jameson Baltes, David Do, Mike Tavarez. Design: Chuck Bb, Alex Preston, Thomas Yamaoka. Music: Stimmung. Creative Agency: BBDO, New York.

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Zeus – Marching Through Your Head

The video documents the journey of the band’s boots up to the peak of the mythical Mount Olympus in search of the Greek God of the sky, Zeus.

Zeus was born from the musical friendship of Toronto based musicians Mike O’Brien and Carlin Nicholson. Marching Through Your Head is the first single from their first full length album, Say Us.

The music video has been directed by Alan Poon and Adam Makarenko and produced by Jared Lorenz at Humble.

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Marching Through Your Head: The Making of

Directors Adam Makarenko and Alan Poon discuss the making of the video for Marching Through Your Head.

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JOHNNY KELLY – The Seed

The Seed is an animated voyage through nature’s life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.

“The film was kindly funded by Adobe, produced at Nexus and features a soundtrack by Jape. It was made using a mixture of stop motion papercraft and 2D drawn animation”, as shown in the making of.

Story and direction by Johnny Kelly.

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The Seed: Making of

An interesting travel through the production of The Seed and its surprising mix of animation techniques. Enjoy!

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Desert Song

In the first part of SALVO! we meet Edward Sharpe (Alex Ebert), this kinda messianic figure, who’s up to a confrontation with his father’s ghost in the desert. Ghost?

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an ensemble band led by Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power pop group Ima Robot.

Desert Song is a track on their debut album, entitled Up from Below, released on July 2009 for Vagrant Records.

The music video has been directed by Benjamin Kutsko and Cory Marrero. Director of photography: David Myrick. Edited By: Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer and Alex Ebert. Visual effects: Benjamin Kutsko and Casey Allen.

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BBC Knowledge: Eat Up Brain

Oh well, it’s not a shame I’m going to forget eighty percent of every clip I see each day. For the remaining twenty percent are no fat clips…

The spot for BBC Knowledge has been directed by Sean Pecknold and produced by Aaron Ball at Grandchildren. Voice over: Richard E. Grant.

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Manquer (a Bicycle Love Story)

Suzette is not just a birthday present for Alain (Sam Soliday). She’s the love of his life. So you might realize how saddened he was when Suzette gets stolen by Bob (Mike Klaport), the world’s most renowned maglia nera who thinks that it’s not him, it’s the bike’s fault.

Manquer is a short film made for the 48 Hour Film Project in 2007 by Milk, the joint venture of filmmakers Matt Daniels (now at Thinklab) and Sean Pecknold (now at Grandchildren).

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Magnus Moriarty™ – No Tale for a Ferry

Revenge is a dish best served.

Magnus Moriarty™ is an Norwegian indie pop act. No Tale for a Ferry is featured on the album Perhaps Interior Heart Politeness released for Metronomicon.

The music video is the work of Kristian Hammerstad.

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