11.02.09


Credits:
Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor: Tim Bollinger
Cinematographer: Daniel Meinl
Sounddesign: Michael Fakesch designingsounds.com
More here:
between-film.com

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10.10.09


Well that settles it. I’m going to Sweden.

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10.07.09


This is the latest short film by The People’s Republic of Animation. The film is narrated by Nick Cave and directed by Eddie White & Ari Gibson.

More information about the project here:
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10.04.09


This really made me want to travel to and just hang out in Beijing. You can read more about the project here.

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This is a short by Lernert Engelberts & Sander Plug (weloveourwork.com). This is part of a series of short videos that are from a 2 hour documentary about revenge created for VPRO television.

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09.30.09


This is an auspicious project to just go out there and produce. Really impressive work. Congratulations to all of the parties involved. DIY. Lets go make a movie together. Any takers? I have some ideas.

Description:
“Science Fiction Short Film. 16mm. English subtitles. 25 years into the future, civilization has been destroyed by nuclear war. Andres, one of the few survivors, searches for a mythical place called The Oasis, the only hope for mankind.”

Credits are definitely due:
Written and Directed by: Ruben Fernandez
Country: Colombia
Length: 15 minutes
Year: 2007
Cast: Andres Sandoval, Ruben Di Pietro, Rey Vazques, Catalina Navas, Julian Caballero
Executive Producers: Veronica Echeverri, Lucrecia Villa
Cinematography: Dario Colmenares
Production Design: Carolina Zuluaga, Katerine Mendoza
Wardrobe: Carolina Rodriguez
Sound Design: German Ricaurte
Music: German Ricaurte
Visual Effects: Luciano Millan, Andrei Delgado, Jaime Guzman

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09.27.09


“This will literally change the face of the motion picture industry” Mark Kermode

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09.09.09

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Dandelion & Burdock is a design and media company specialising in moving image, interactive media, web and editorial design. They have some unusual work in their portfolio and some beautiful music videos.

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09.08.09


Better rent this one. You can’t mess with the Hoff.

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09.02.09


Cinematographer, Michael Stine specializes in lighting for motion picture and camera operation, along with digital SLR photography. He sent his reel in this morning and not only is it great work, it is a part of the business that doesn’t always receive the attention it deserves.

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I received word about this contest in my inbox today and felt that with the way the job market has been lately, most people would probably welcome the opportunity to win a contest that offers a hefty cash prize.

“The Metropolis Art Grand Prize: The winner will receive US $20,000, a dedicated artist channel on Babelgum Metropolis and will have his/her video screened on Times Square monitors.

The Best Street Art Video: The winner will receive US $5,000 and have his/her video screened on Times Square monitors. The Best Street Art Video will be selected by juror Cedar Lewisohn, curator of the 2008 Street Art exhibition at the Tate Modern gallery in London.

The Audience Award: The winner will receive US $5,000 and have his/her video screened on Times Square monitors. The Babelgum audience will vote for this award online and on mobile.

The Times Square Special Screening Awards: six runners-up (two from each prize category) will also have their videos screened on Times Square monitors.

Further information about submission specifications and regulations, including deadlines to submit, screen and vote, are available on the Babelgum website.”

20K sounds alright doesn’t it? Good luck.

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09.01.09


I am a little late on this one, but this has been all around the blogosphere and for good reason, it’s a pretty slick little film project both conceptually and in execution. The end result is really impressive and a hell of a lot of fun to watch. ‘Neurosonics Audiomedical’ was directed by Chris Cairns and you can gather up all of the credits and details, as well as a lot of making of photos at the official website for the project.

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08.20.09


This video was shot the year after Disneyland opened by Jeff Altman’s grandfather on his Bell and Howell Filmo 16mm Kodachrome cameral. It has been transfered to HD and color corrected using a da Vinci 2k Plus and slowed to 18fps to match the original film speed. So cool. Don’t you wish you could be momentarily transported to that time and place where all must have seemed right with the world?

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08.12.09


The trailor for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is now out, as you can see, and it really does look like it holds some real promise as a beautiful film. It is sad to see Heath Ledger one last time on screen knowing that his acting genius is now missing from the movie industry. I will line up to see anything by Director Terry Gilliam though. You can’t miss with his movies as far as I’m concerned and especially not with the cast in this movie.

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07.26.09


Well, the news is already rolling out of this year’s Comi-Con event and the first news up is the sequel to Disney’s 1982 film, Tron. The movie has been stirring internet rumblings for a while now and is titled Tron Legacy. You can see the early preview above.

Here is what is available so far at Wikipedia:
“Tron Legacy is a forthcoming 2010 science fiction film. It is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron. Joseph Kosinski is directing the film, while the previous film director, Steven Lisberger, returns as a producer. Jeff Bridges will reprise his role as Kevin Flynn, while Garrett Hedlund will portray Flynn’s now-adult son, Sean. The other cast members include Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett and John Hurt. According to the teaser trailer shown at the 2008 and 2009 Comic Con, the film will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3D.”

It looks like an interesting blend of live action and 3D. There is a strong cast on this one too so it will be equally interesting to see if it proves to actually be a really good movie.

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07.11.09

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Star Wars Uncut is a project that cuts the entire original Star Wars movie into 15 second clips that you can click on and claim. After claiming your cut, you shoot the scene yourself and upload it to the site. At the end of obtaining all of the 15 second clips, they will be put back together to recreate the entire film. The results are probably going to be really fun to watch.

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Wow. Not much more to say. A friend of mine was trying to explain this to me last night so I just had to look it up and this is legit. I would say just for experience sake, this is probably something you would just have to see.

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06.02.09


This movie has been out for a while now, but I had the pleasure of watching it this weekend. I have always been a fan of the vampire genre, but I was really taken aback by ‘Let the Right One In’. It’s definitely something different and unfolds in a completely unexpected way.

The story centers around a 12-year-old boy living in Stockholm (brilliant casting of the central characters), Sweden during the early 80′s. A bizarre string of serial murders breaks loose and with them comes a strange little girl that the central character befriends. She encourages him to defend himself against his grammer school bullies. As their relationship blossoms he realizes she is a vampire.

The movie is much more subtle and contemplative than the preview makes it seem. There are some great in-camera effects in the movie too, which was a welcome surprise. It’s rare lately that I actually want to own a movie for future viewing, but I will definitely be putting this one in the permanent collection.

Visit the official website for more information about the film.

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