For whatever reason, the creators of this video have not enabled embedding. However, take a second to check it out. Film as a medium is as fascinating as the people and voices in this video.
The spoken word is brilliant. The animation is equally brilliant. It improvises, moves, thinks like it were alive. No specific style but a series of connections. This should be played in every classroom.
This short is wonderfully ambitious with its storytelling. The underlying intent: “The larger our past gets the smaller our present feels” is given a world to live in. The animation invites you in with layers of textures and ideas.
See it here. Great silent cinema storytelling.
The power cut off in New York City after Hurricane Sandy. The video is an inside look at what it felt and looked liked.
Really good story telling. Almost every scene comes as a surprise but because it remains motivated, the short has a flow and rhythm to it.
(via No Film School)
If You’ve Never Been to Karachi, You’ve Never Been Killed
This is incredible ballsy journalism. Mingling with some of the most dangerous people on this planet in one of the craziest, most violent cities with an educated, skeptical commentary to round it off. The top video is part one of 5. The rest are below.
It is such an amazing story that it is hard to believe that it is based on the truth.
I can hardly explain what it is. From NYT Lens blog:
“You’re going from making iconic images to creating narratives,” he said, “but there is less of a narrative capacity in 60 seconds, so you need to create something like a poem that can lead your imagination.”
They are all weird oddities in their own way. Michael Douglas is the creepiest. One could write an epic novel based on those sixty seconds. Anthony Mackie’s piece is also a standout. Matt Damon is a welcome sight. James Franco, well, that makes sense.
I’d love to know what prime lens Pete uses alongside his zoom. Great look into the Presidency as well. I don’t envy those long hours.
So precious. It looks and feels from a different era.
While working at the local video store, Vicky meets Sam, who quickly becomes a regular costumer. Both fall in love, ignoring the true reason for their rendez-vous.
A short “metacinema” movie written and directed by Nuno Rocha.
Incredibly strong graphics for an important cause. Just three colors used throughout.
A wonderful little short by Ben Briand. One of the prettiest short narratives we have ever posted on this site. At times, with the actors falling in and out of focus, the extreme shallow depth of field took you out of the scene but to a large extent it works with the moody storyline.
(via Vimeo Festival) Thanks Tim.