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Once Upon a Tide

Fictional narrative that blends moral and visual elements of a fairy tale to inspire us to recognize the importance of ocean conservation.

Working with award-winning filmmakers Sea Studios Foundation and animation studio LAIKA/house the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School produced a 10-minute film that reconnects its audience to the importance of the marine environment for all life on Earth, including human life.

Watch it. (Flash Video)

Official website

Red Princess Blues: The Book of Violence

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A 12 yr old little girl finds herself in a strange country looking for her father. She soon discovers the Book of Violence and slowly begins her journey that one day will lead to vengeance…

Animated prequel to Alex Ferrari‘s upcoming feature film Red Princess Blues.

Anything You Can Do (I Can Do It Better)

Betty Hutton and Howard Keel perform Irving Berlin‘s song, from the musical film Annie Get Your Gun.

Watch it. (Flash Video)

Corrado: A Production Blog

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Italian director Adamo Paolo Cultraro is shooting his first feature film and is writing down basically every detail about the production process.

The movie, entitled Corrado, stars Tom Sizemore and Joseph R. Gannascoli from The Sopranos.

Read it!

Adamo’s MySpace.

Leo’s Song

Leo’s Song

As I watched this video, I felt like a little child, in love with life, in love with stories, in love with simplicity. I could watch stuff like this all day. Beautiful little video.

Watch itCreator’s site.

Tap Project

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For World Water Day (March 22) Unicef launched the Tap Project, a campaign that celebrates the clean and accessible drinking water available as an every day privilege to millions, while helping UNICEF provide safe drinking water for children around the world.

Beginning Sunday, March 16 and culminating on March 22, restaurants [in the United States] will invite their customers to pay $1 for the tap water they normally get for free.

This promo for the 2007 Tap Project has been made at Psyop by Laurent B., Mel Tonkin, Zoe, Lutz, Tanya Weiss and Borja Pena.

Duncan’s TV has this year brand new promos if you want: Monsters and Dollar.

Watch it. (MPEG-4)

Bearing Witness: 5 Years of the Iraq War

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From Reuters, an insider’s view at 5 years of a war that might seem distant to many of us but is quite real, crude and brutal. History in the making.

Watch it.

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The Onion: Are We Giving Robots Too Much Power?

I love my Robot overlords. Please don’t kill me!

Watch it.

Standard Operating Procedure

Trailer for the new Errol Morris documentary on Abu Ghraib prison is riveting. BTW, as some of you might know, we have a category dedicated to the Errol Morris documentary style: recreations, meditative music, eloquent interviewees and detective work disguised as film research.

Watch it.

Saul Bass opening scenes

Odd that some title sequences are better appreciated than the movies. We have covered this territory before but never in this detail.

Watch it.

DVNO Reel

If I were a FX company, this is what I would like my reel to look like. Yes, it is old but the creative transitions hold up wonderfully.

Watch it – via Mr. Oakhurst.

Nocturne no. 248

Michael Theodore (previously: Color Dream #246) updated with a new short movie.

Catch it on his website. (If the download doesn’t work or is slow, try here as well.)

Tentacle

This powerful PSA for Dunkelziffer demonstrates the unbearable trauma, sexually abused children suffer from.

Directed by The Vikings, of Epuron‘s fame.

Watch it. (Flash Video)

ABC-3D

Delightful and innovative pop-up book by graphic designer Marion Bataille.

Each of the 26 dimensional letters that move and change before your eyes is a treat.

From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands, all the way to the Z, ABC-3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book.

Watch it.

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Blackboard

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Stefano Bertelli shows us why stop motion animation is still alive and kicking. Because it’s funneh…

Watch it. (MPEG-4)

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