02.25.11

David O’Reilly has inspired a lot of creatives over a long period of time and he recently has his first world premiere of his short film ‘The External World’ at the 67th Venice Film Festival and had his U.S. premiere at Sundance 2011.

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02.02.11

Andrew Wonder goes underground in NYC with Steve Duncan to explore the underside of the urban jungle. There is nothing better than quality longform content on Vimeo and this is definitely that.

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01.15.11

New York based film, animation, motion and FX studio Charlex put together this amazing little short and it’s a testament to the brilliant combination of their amazing skill and equally amazing imagination. Brilliant work.

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01.12.11

You can’t do it. No one can.

“Try as you might, you can’t walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you’re walking straight, but as NPR’s Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles.”

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12.11.10

Well I had to face my subconscious fear of clowns in order to take in this strange short film from written by Andreas Nilsson & Jeff Tetrea.

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Theodore & Rosemary’s Orchard is a short animated film directed by Kadavre Exquis with music by Nancy Adams about an orchard thieving fruit addict named Theodore.
Official website (including making of)
cargocollective.com/​Kadavrexquis/​

Listen to Kadavre Exquis
myspace.com/​worldbelongstous

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11.17.10

“Start from the Beginning” is the single from Egyptrixx off of their Bible Eyes LP (Night Slugs 2011) and serves as the track for this animated short by Berlin artist A. N. Fischer / Datdatdat. The video examines the relationship between the simulated 3D image of the art model and the actual physical art model itself. The undulating landscape in the video is based on one of Fischer´s relief sculptures.

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11.09.10

Paul Trillo wrote, shot, directed and edited this short titled ‘How to Fly a Kite’ originally for the 48 Hour Film Festival. Music is by Anthony Bello.

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11.04.10

Martin de Thurah created this short film as a part of the Danish pavillion EXPO Shanghai 2010.

Director Martin de Thurah
Dop Kasper Tuxen, Martin de Thurah
Edit Adam Nielsen
Producer Malene Dyhring / Bacon
Music Michael Andrews, Jonsi & alex, Johann Sebastian Bach

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09.12.10

“In the future, an Ex-Soldier is placed in virtual exercises to cure his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the simulations, he sees glimpses of a mysterious girl, presumably someone from his past. When a Stranger appears in his facility offering answers, the Soldier finds himself once again asked to kill, this time for her…”

This is a surprising short that is rich in plot and character development. It’s rare you see something of this length put online and it’s equally surprising to see such a strong cast supporting a project like this. It’s beautifully shot and well directed by Christian Swegal.

Starring Reshad Strik, Beau Bridges, Ernie Hudson, and Rachel Specter

Directed by Christian Swegal
Written by Benjamin Murphy
Produced by Ian Colhoun
Executive Produced by Adam Hendricks
Cinematography by Max Goldman
Production Design by Zach Matthews
Costume Design by Marta Villalobos
Sound Design by Jamie Hardt
Edited by Christian Swegal & Tom Muldoon
Music by Cyril Morin

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08.11.10


“Steve Berra (The Berrics) joins Mexican skaters Jesus Gonzalez, Eder Martinez, Mario Saenz, Angel Santiago and American Luis Tolentino for this Burn Ignite film, shot on location in Mexico City.

This film was created alongside two short-form documentaries, one featuring Jess Kimura and the all girl hardcore snowboarding film collective Peep Show, the other is a portrait that celebrates the electric lyrics and gritty beat artistry of rapper/poet Julius Wright, aka Lyrical God.”

And skate culture continues to inspire the production of good art.

Directed by Garth Davis
DOP: Greig Fraser
Camera: Canon 5D(!)
Music written produced & performed by Django Django

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07.31.10


This is old. I didn’t really know about it until a friend shared it with me last night and it just kind of blew my mind. It’s completely hilarious. The short was produced by animator Don Hertzfeldt and was nominated for an Academy Award. Hertzfeldt has a massive fan base and his work is lauded over and often quoted in popular culture. The music and comedic timing of ‘Rejected’ is insane. Seriously funny and absolutely genius.

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07.19.10


“35mm« is a shortfilm about cinema itself. We picked 35 of our favorite movies and tried to simplifly them as far as possible. The outcome is a 2 minute journey through the history of film.”

This is way awesome for a little fun group project. Art for art’s sake is where it’s at.

Concept / Layout: Sarah Biermann, Torsten Strer, Felix Meyer, Pascal Monaco
Animation: Felix Meyer, Pascal Monaco
Sound: Torsten Strer

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07.14.10


There is a lot of things happening in this artistic short 3D film including voice over talent from Whoopi Goldberg. It’s a very aspirational piece of art that aims toward a very cosmic philosophical core. It’s exciting to see some big talent interested in something like this. I recommend going fullscreen on this one to experience it at it’s fullest expression.

3D Core Team:
Heiko van der Scherm . . . Writer, Director, Design, Modeling
Bernhard Haux . . . . . . . . .Character TD Flower main actors
Goro Fujita . . . . . . . . . . . Supervising Animator
Felix Graf . . . . . . . . . . . . Animator
Holger Schönberger . . . . .Pipeline, Shading, Lighting, Compositing

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07.09.10


This is Tom Bunker’s graduation film for his studies at Kingston University.

Here is the artist’s description of the project:
“A man finds a Rubiks Cube in a bush and has to battle a giant head and faces a number of tasks to try and win possession of the cube!”

Amazing student work.

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06.02.10


Steven Nicholas Smith asked strangers off the street in Philadelphia to finish the sentence ‘I Am’. He decided to delve deeper into some of the answers further, creating not only written poems but a visual metaphor of the responses. It’s a simple concept but makes for an engaging and warm video about what’s on the mind of our fellow men and women.

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05.28.10


C’mon, you really should know CPR, especially when you consider the fact that at some point in your life the stars may align and some gorgeous human being in their underwear or swimsuit may need mouth-to-mouth.

You gotta admit, this video was a pretty clever idea and an even more clever ploy for self promotion.

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“Originally created for the Darklight Festival’s ’4 Day Movie’ project, Avatar Days is a portrait of four online gamers in Dublin whose daily lives contrast with their virtual identities. Advanced 3D technologies and Motion Capture animation were used to insert the players’ in-game characters in place of their real selves against the backdrop of the banal urban landscape which they inhabit.”

Produced and directed by Piranha Bar.

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