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.
I’ve stopped drinking out of plastic bottles. This is a good reminder to me on why that is a good choice.
There is a videoblog of Chris’ journey to midway.
This is an incredible series. These were my favorites:
Fightclub in the Silicon Valley.
Portraits of the men that volunteer to patrol the borders. Controversial but they need to be heard.
California is a Place website where you will find more great content.
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.
Incredibly strong graphics for an important cause. Just three colors used throughout.
The ending is beautifully tragic. Thanks for taking such bold chances.
People can put up with the strangest things. In this case, oil washing up onto beaches and contaminating the kids
Sad and hilarious when the kids snaps about the oil sticking to her feet.
Black Hole is the short film adaptation by director Rupert Sanders of Charles Burns’ debut graphic novel of the same name.
Watch it. (very NSFW!!!)
Meanwhile, in the fictitious world…
In the aftermath of an atrocity, Peter, a paramilitary, is confounded by a detective’s questioning. An answer might offer a kind of redemption to both men but threatens to condemn Peter to a long prison sentence. Does he know the answer?
A short film by Billy McCannon.
The video for Health‘s We are Water is a grotesque take on a cliché of horror movies (and music videos too!) The music video has been directed by Eric Wareheim (of Tim and Eric) and produced at Funk Factory.
Watch We are Water.
Weston Currie‘s Congress: A Thousand Years of Death is the comprehensive history of a haunted American town. The film begins in prehistory, ends in the distant future, and finds time in the middle to tell the story of Congress’ founding family, the Turners. Structurally, it is episodic and elliptical; each segment is a fantasia of death and dreams…
Watch a sequence from the film.
Steve Smith, founder of Beakus and previously at Sherbet and Trunk, wrote, designed and directed Stufffed, a five episode series for the web portal of BBC Comedy Extra. Episodes one and two are online; even though they’re about a kid and his teddy bear, you should better watch it in private, as the thumbnail above might have made you realize. Definitely not in the Playful Innocence category…
Watch Episode 1: Lady Bear Bear.
Watch Episode 2: Circus.
Just got a comment on this post from 2008 and thought it would be appropriate to give it some more airtime.
Watch Antibodies. (Warning: nudity)
A raw (but refined (but raw)) short film by Felix and Paul featuring Tanya Tagaq.
Watch Tungijuq (MPEG-4).