Starts simply, then builds and builds to its powerful climatic image.
Lost but with characters who take themselves less seriously. Promising show. Can’t wait for the second episode. Last line says it all: “The end of the world, is not that bad.”
So bloody cute. The ending is awesome.
It is a feature film condensed in a short. Fairy tale-like, with Wooden swords. How can you go wrong?
A big WTF!!!!! What moron does this?
This would have deserved a sure place in the Best of 2008 if I managed to find it before. Anyway…
Watch it. (Flash Video)
Thanks to The Stand
Best Short: Glory at Sea – A 25 minute tour de force that uses a contemporary tragedy (Katrina disaster) to create a powerful myth that seems as old as the hills.
Best Stop Motion: Illuminant – To experience this on a big screen like I did at Carrboro Film Festival was incredible.
Best Short Doc: Bullet Proof Vest
Best Hidden Product Placement: The Ramp
Best Acting in Shorts: R.L. Jackson & Tori Lee in Remember When
Best Abstract film: Pencil Face
Special mentions for Animations:
Best Web Video: Dr. Horrible – It is nice to see big name talent doing web content. It certainly lived up to the hype. Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come.
Best Music video: Fleet Foxes: White Winter Hymnal – After a year full of shocking videos, especially in content, the one video that haunted me was Sean Pecknold‘s animated classic. Simple in style, resonant story and a great fuckin’ song.
Sexiest Music Video of the year: Toe Jam
Special mentions Music videos:
- How much of a woman
- Damien Jurado – Caskets
- Bjork – Wanderlust
- MGMT – Time to Pretend
- The New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Best Commercial: JC Penney: Aviator – Also the cutest video of the year. The direction is pitch perfect.
Best Interview of the Year: Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin – Unintentionally hilarious that changed the course of the presidential elections.
Best Parody: SNL’s version of Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin – Saturday Night Live came back with a bang. Even more wicked than the original.
Best Online Radio: This American Life: Super
Note: Some of these videos were not released in 2008, they are included here because this is when we discovered them.
I am such a Grinch during the holidays but this short doc by Andy Coon got me teary eyed.
Is there another phone or handheld device that can do this?
I realized there was no need to gather tons of link. A couple of clips will do the trick. Then, roll up your sleeves cause it’s all up to you.
Watch Electrabel’s whishes. (MPEG-4)
Ludo at nozap also wishes you a happy new year.