So well done. Reminds me of David Gordon Green’s opening for George Washington. (via Kottke)
Update: George Washington opening
When Pharaoh King announces a tournament to determine who will join his cyber-sports pro-team, Hugo sets his eyes on the prize. But if Hugo wants to win he’ll have to beat Shamus, the all time Turbo champ at the local Pandemonium arcade, and Ruse Kapri, a feisty prep girl that knows how to win.
Turbo is a short film (wannabe feature) set in the spirit of 80s flicks such as Karate Kid and Tron, with a technological update. Written and directed by Jarrett Lee Conaway, produced at BFAM Studios.
Interesting video series from NYtimes.
An animated look — through the eyes of artist Gary Leib — at the characters, creatures and events that have contributed to the history of Midtown Manhattan.
Having been struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely ninety-one centimeters from himself.
In this short animated film by Régis Camargo, an unexpected visitor named Fred comes to Sandy’s window, asking for her help to take him home. Oh, by the way, Fred is a lion…
One of the most original and beautiful motion graphics I’ve seen in a while.
Great opening. Not sure about the rest.
(via Second Cinema)
I spent a morning with photographer Kathleen Connally several years back. We talked, we walked. I came back hoping to put something together immediately but life got a little crazy and I had to put it aside. Till now.
Many of things we discussed that misty morning still come back to me from time to time. I think Kathleen has one of the healthiest perspectives on her art & her work. She loves what she does, she has a purpose and she is comfortable with her talent.
You can follow her popular award-winning photoblog at durhamtownship.com.
Basel, 19 April 1943. Doctor Albert Hofmann, a chemist, is cycling home after a day’s work in the laboratory. This episode has passed into legend, associated with the discovery of the effects on the human psyche of LSD.
A Bicycle Trip is the amazing short film by Lorenzo Veracini, Nandini Nambiar and Marco Avoletta, three students of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia.
Watch A Bicycle Trip.
If you are overwhelmed by all this Health Insurance talk in Washington, you need to listen to This American Life podcast. They identify the roots of the problem in this part one of two. Journalism at its very best. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, it will challenge your beliefs.
You can listen part one here. Part two will up next week.
Fascinating. I wish I could live a second life and do this.