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On The Subject Of Depression (with music and pictures)

A brief but accurate depiction of the way life feels sometimes.

Made completely in After Effects and Photoshop over the course of a few days by Scott Benson. The song is Heart Attack ‘64 by The World/Inferno Friendship Society.

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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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August Burns Red – Marianas Trench

August Burns Red is an American metalcore band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Marianas Trench is a song from their album Constellation, released for Solid State Records. The music video has been directed by Robby Starbuck. Animation and editing by Tobias Stretch.

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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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Kirsty Almeida – Spider

Kirsty Almeida is an up and coming British singer and songwriter, whose first album will be released in late 2010, while Spider, the single, will be released for Decca on 14th June 2010.

The music video has been directed by Andy Soup and produced by Sarah Tognazi at Spring69. Director of photography: Dennis Madden. Art Director: Caroline Storey. Editor: Jimmy Wright.

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Bloc Party – One Month Off

In the land of fairy tales and nursery rhymes, the same old story goes on, but with a different kind of magic. The music video was directed by Team D.A.D.D.Y. and produced at Red Jam. Original footage from Ray Harryhausen’s films.

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Talkdemonic – Duality of Deathening

Talkdemonic is an avant-instrumental folktronic duo based in Portland, Oregon. The band consists of Kevin O’Connor and Lisa Molinaro.

Duality of Deathening is a track from their 2008 album entitled Eyes at Half Mast and released for Arena Rock Recording.

The music video is the work of Orie Weeks III. The middle part is inspired to the famous Der Mensch als Industriepalast by Fritz Kahn.

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Fictionist – Blue Eyed Universe

A team of explorers embark on a mission in deep space, travelling through areas no man has been before. The music video is the work of director and animator Eric Power at Clear Productions.

The Fictionist is a band from Salt Lake City, USA. Blue Eyed Universe is a song from their second album, entitled Lasting Echo.

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The Future of Air Travel

The short film was made for Phylactère Cola, a TV show that aired between 2001 and 2003 in Canada.

The authors: Daniel Boulanger, Yves Baril, Steve Landry, Edouard Tremblay, Martin Giraldeau, Francis Lauzon, Éric Pfalzgraf, Patrick Boivin, Jocelyn Simard AKA Strob.

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Baloji ft. Konono n°1 – Karibu Ya Bintou

A visceral short film, shot on the streets of Kinshasa, to accompany this great track by Baloji, former MC of Starflam, a Belgian rapper with Congolese roots. Karibu Ya Bintou is the first single off his upcoming album, entitled Kinshasa Succursale and set for release on February 2010.

The music video has been directed by Spike and Jones and produced by Annemie Decorte at Dr. Film.

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ROB SHAW – The Machine

The man was bored, so he made the machine. The man made the machine to be bigger, stronger and faster. When he was finished, he sent the machine out into the world.

The Machine is a short animated film has been written and directed by Rob Shaw (of Bent). Narration by Andrea Schuch. Animation: Rob Shaw and Sarah Hulin.

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Tachaaan!

When luck turns her back on Maurice, the greatest cannonball man, there’s nothing he can do to change it and save the day. The fate, in the form of a pink elephant, will have its victory.

Tachaaan is a short animated movie by Rafael Cano AKA Rafiki, Carlos del Olmo and Miguel A. Bellot, three students of the Pepe-School-Land.

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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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NIGEL UPCHURCH – Gigantik

Here’s the cycle of life, according to Nigel Upchurch. The song is Cha Cha by the Heliocentrics

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Ceri Frost – Dead All Along

Enchanted by a pixie, a child called Yorick enters a magical kingdom, but when Yorick returns he finds his world ravaged by time. The music video is set in a hand drawn pen and ink world inspired by Edward Gorey and animated in a cut-out style.

The song has been composed and produced by Ceri Frost. Film by Giles Timms, made at the Animation Workshop of UCLA’s Department of Theater.

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