In a future filled with technology and sin, a hopeless romantic falls for a broken robot he buys at a sex shop, testing how far he’ll go for love. A short film by Lee Citron.
25 days, 34 films, 1 tribute by Leandro Copperfield.
A package needs delivering in this collaborative film by Myles Lewando and Benjamin Tucker. The concept was to show a snapshot from a longer narrative, leaving the audience the freedom to use their imagination to insert their own beginning and ending. Balli Ga (???) directly translates from Korean as “Quickly, go.”
1851: Elias Howe receives patent for an “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure” (zipper) 1889: The Eiffel Tower is completed for the Parisian World Fair of the same year BUT, one detail that the history books never mention is that the World Ended that same year in 1889, in Paris. Just then, Lucifer & the Archangel Michael hatched a successful plan, followed it through, overcoming perilous obstacles, and got the job done. For the first time, our film documents and re-creates the End of the World as it really occurred.
A short film by Carl Laudan. (via Short of the Week)
The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon by Richard Gale.
Set at the turn of the century and shot in the epic landscapes of Eastern Washington, the video invokes the hard times of the pioneer past.
One of the best trailers of the year. I am confident the film will live up to the hype. Fascinating story, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. By the way, the cinematography looks incredible. One sad catch, it will be released around Christmas.
Home Alone but with a old lady instead of a kid. Sounds cliche, well it is. But thoroughly enjoyable.
New trailer for the Indiana Jones movie. I am concerned but I am not missing this when it comes out.
Just like last year, I have been able to find most of the Oscar nominated Animated shorts online. I have been generally happy with the Oscar nominations this year. However, I think Atonement deserved a best picture nomination (update: it did get nominated, what was I smoking?) and I think Kate Blanchett did NOT deserve a nomination for Elizabeth. The animated Oscar shorts nominees are quite strong. Certainly, a lot stronger than last year.
Moya lyubov (My Love) Part one, two & three – A moving painting that captures love in all of its longing. And like some of the other nominees, the style of animation is so bloody unique. This short would be tremendous on the big screen with all of those moving pixels/ paint strokes. No English translation available but the visual imagery tells the story for the most part.
Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) – The only 3D animation in the bunch which comes as a surprise as it has become the dominant form. I think the slapstick story fits that style perfectly.
Peter & the Wolf (Part one, two & three) (divx version) – A cute story about a little boy with no fear. Again, the technique is tremendous. I am not sure it is all claymation. Some of the background and even some of the objects look 3D. It is especially hard to see the difference when watching it online.
Madame Tutli-Putli – The plot and scenes move along slowly, giving us enough time to invest attention on every detail of the frame. In my opinion, in terms of style, this short is heads above the rest. And that may well be the case with any animated film you compare it to. It is simply that good.
Great selections, one from every animation sub-genre. I am having a harder time finding the live action shorts, any tips would be appreciated.
Small hands, big heart. Something like that…
I don’t know if I should hope that this Vividas thing dies as soon as possible, or that it spreads (so that the Linux community will try to break the code and make a free implementation) however, the ad can only be seen in this closed, proprietary format, or in crappy low res.
P.S. Lots of black and white in my posting lately, uh?
Spike Jonze‘s post apocalyptic commercial from the Y2K scare era.
Watch it. (Flash Video)
Martin De Thurah shoot the most important (and sweetest) place in the world for Ikea.
Watch it. (Quicktime)