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Something Left, Something Taken

Hey there! Pardon the little break. I thought I could start the week with this “animated dark comedy about a vacationing couple’s encounter with a man they believe to be the Zodiac Killer.” I guess that happens at least once to everyone of us.

Something Left, Something Taken is an awesome and crafty animated short film created by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata AKA Tiny Inventions. Be warned: every time you’ll blink your eyes, you lose something cool.

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RUPERT JAMES – Mourning Glory

Thailand, May 2010. The apocalyptic counter-strike and mayhem of the consequent meltdown of Wednesday, May the 19th has left a still-weeping, iconic wound that will fester for years to come. Mourning Glory is a short documentary film written and directed by Rupert James

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PATRICK JEAN – Pixels

A short film that will be loved by all those who can remember the days of the 8 bit computers: Tetris, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, the Commodore 64, Bomberman and probably more…

The movie has been directed by Patrick Jean and produced at One More Prod. Director of Photography: Matias Boucard.

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Pilot Speed – Alright

Alright was first released on Pilot Speed’s debut EP, entitled For All That’s Given, Wasted, in 2001. It can also be found on Into the West, the US re-release of their second.

The music video has been directed by Fluorescent Hill.

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Riserva Total: Species of Drivers

Here’s a series of seven online videos made by Abstract Groove for oil company Total. Producer: Mauro Mastronicola. Creative agency: DLVBBDO. Music: Franky B.

The stories were created aiming “to obtain a surreal, ironic (but warm and natural at the same time) low-fi look mixing live action with 2D animation, stop motion and 3D.”

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NASA (ft. Kool Keith, Tom Waits) – Spacious Thoughts

Installment on the series of videos made for N.A.S.A.’s album Spirit of Apollo under the creative direction of Syd Garon.

The video has been produced and directed by Fluorescent Hill. Executive producer: Susan Applegate at SqueakEClean Productions.

N.A.S.A. (North America South America) is an ongoing creative collaboration between Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon. Their song features singer Tom Waits and rapper Kool Keith.

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Average Joe: Traffic

Average Joe spends two weeks of his life in front of traffic lights.

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THILO EWERS – They Will Come to Town

Something is coming…

Credits

If you’re not coming under water with me, the water will come to you to getcha. There is no escape, except maybe to “stop global warming before it stops us”…
They Will Come to Town is a beautiful short film SLASH public service announcement, directed by Thilo Ewers.
Produced by Franziska Specht at the Institute [...]

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Brat Bratu: Title Sequence

The main titles for Brat Bratu are about B&B, a fictional company using a secondhand circus van as transportation.
Brat Bratu (Brother to Brother) is a Slovenian sitcom based on the cult English serial Only Fools and Horses.
The opening sequence has been directed by Žiga Pokorn at NuFrame. Creative agency: Armada.
I titoli di testa per Brat [...]

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FRANCESCO BRUNOTTI – Be Good

A Volkswagen car is the star of an old style platform game. I’d like to play that!
The spot has been animated, designed and conceived by Francesco Brunotti for Volkswagen’s Be Good contest.
Sound design by Simone Frondini.
Un’auto Volkswagen è la star di un gioco a piattaforme vecchio stile. Ci giocherei…
Design, ideazione e regia sono di Francesco [...]

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Once Upon a Tide

Listen, please listen.The ocean is calling to you.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Linda Hunt, this modern day fable employs highly creative techniques to impart the message that all life on Earth, including our own, depend on the marine environment.
A short film produced by David Elisco for The Center for Health and the Global Environment at [...]

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Gnarls Barkley – Mistery Man

Superman U Suck!

Words sometimes can hurt more than… uh, more than villains from superhero stories.
Gnarls Barkley is the collaboration between Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) from New York, and Cee-Lo Green (Thomas Callaway), from Atlanta.
Mystery Man is a non-album track which will appear on the band’s EP entitled Who’s Gonna Save My Soul.
The music video has [...]

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JORDAN LAMARRE-WAN – Ka-boom

HD Video available in the underneath links

Don’t judge a book by its wrinkles…
kaBOOM is a short film animated and directed by Jordan Wan, his Graduate film at Sheridan College. Music by Brian Seligman.
Enjoy this feast of good design in High Definition. I’m signing off for today…
Non giudicare un libro dalle sue rughe…
kaBOOM è un corto [...]

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Bana Panic! – Episode 1: Crush Hour

Harmless Fun!

So, as I told T. I looked into the variable frame rate issue and apparently found the solution to be very easy. Also, I readily found a great clip to experiment with.
Crush Hour is the pilot episode of Bana Panic!, a series of online cartoons set in the peaceful Bana Republic. Well, not so [...]

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RUDI BLOSS – The Moving Pyramid

Once upon a time in ancient Egypt, pyramids moved… This is the story of how they stopped.
“The Moving Pyramid is a charming animated short that tells the story of corruption, power and revolution. This short combines traditional, papercut and computer animation and was completed in two years using Softimage software.” (Source: Siggraph)
Wolf-Rudiger Bloss written [...]

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