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OOIOO

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for a good time, call...

he wants to hear you moan... every one of you.

Diego Beyró from Fabrica on Vimeo.

Expresiones, a Fabrica exhibition in Lisboa by Diego Beyró.

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A disturbing amount of paper cuts

And a lot of late nights, no doubt. Rock solid animation with a tactile edge.

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

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play a song on my torso

What's better than wearing bling? Possibly, having musical instruments tattooed on your body that other people play to make music.

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Sounds like...



As I am equally a musician/producer as I am a graphic designer, I've been doing some research lately on sound and video experiments. I've found some really neat stuff that has currently been popping up in the Vimeo community. Vimeo user Candas has been exploring some very interesting abstract video's and editing them to interpret the soundtrack. Super interesting and inspiring stuff.

Also Magnus Engsfors' Suddenly is also worth a look. Some amazing fx and an original take on the infamous bullet-time technique that was brought to the masses through Max Payne and of course The Matrix.

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Take On Me - Literally

"Ever wish songs just sang what was happening in the music video? Well now they do."

via Josh.

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Out There: where Architecture meets Semiotics


What are the first things you think when I say “architecture”?
Heavy long-lasting buildings? Pyramids? Sparky skyscrapers? A thirty floor residence? The tour Eiffel?
If this is what we usually mean by “architecture”, maybe we need to change our beliefs.

As Semiotics tought me, the meaning of things is not simply an “object” (a “chair” is not only "the object that has the shape of a chair”, because a stone on the grass is actually a chair, if you sit on it!) but the consequences related to them (actions but also feelings).
In other terms, the meaning is what things REPRESENT.
Thats why the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice is called “Out there: Architecture Beyond Building”.
Architecture is not just about “buildings” and “constructions” (=objects): we need to look beyond them.

Today the world is extremely dynamic, buildings cannot be something eternal anymore. What we create must be easy to develop, light, avaiable to be changed in order to our temporary needs.
Architecture is the way to create a world that

we feel like home
(Aaron Betsky)

but paradoxically, without building stable houses.
Its a way to communicate our time, our fears, our views.
Buildings dont represent this anymore.

Visual arts and performances, cinema, collage, illustrations, practices, immaginations, deconstructions, experiences, undefined shapes. Sperimentation, and not just an exposition of what already exists.

This is what I saw “Out there”.

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Naked Youth

ARS Electronica - Hybrid Ego (The University of Tokyo) Exhibition - Animation Next

A really sensitive and beautiful treatment of youthful desire by Kojiro Shishido.

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Please Say Something

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Sometimes I wonder why I love cats more than people (I mean, animated cats as a metaphor for real human emotion and interaction). Luckily, I'm not the only one. David O'Reilly, a former fabricante, released his latest animation series, 'Please Say Something' at the Ars Electronica animation screening. These short animations are about the relationship between a cat and a mouse and transforms ordinary, banal interactions into exceedingly cute fragments of life. The combination of glitch aesthetics and dark humor immediately has a hold on me. You can view the series here.

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Master Saul Bass

Saul Bass was not only one of the great graphic designers of the mid-20th century as we noted before, but he was also the undisputed master of film title design.

By the end of his life, he had created over 50 title sequences for Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, John Frankenheimer and Martin Scorsese.
When he died, he was called "the minimalist auteur who put a jagged arm in motion in 1955 and created an entire film genre…and elevated it into an art."
Click here to find a collection of this master’s title sequences.

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Inspiring Ads

They charge for your baggage and will no longer give free snacks thanks to the recent high fuel prices, but somehow they still come up with the most amazing TV commercials.

United Airlines uses different techniques and styles of illustrations accompanied by a pleasant piano to announce its services. Also Sea Orchestra, light bulb and the rose are definitelly worth your time.

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Osama Loves

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"Osama Loves is a mission to discover the sunnier side of Islam."

Farrah, Masood and UK's Channel 4 are travelling across the Isamic World looking for Osamas, and asking each one: "What do you love?". They aim to meet 500 Osamas in just 50 days. Right now they have just 13 days left and have found 92 Osamas. Shit! Time is running out!

Help them get in touch with Osamas here.

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Audio-Reactive Idents

These Idents for the Welsh bilingual channel S4C are really inspiring. They are rendered in realtime, and audio-reactive - the announcers voice triggers the action elements in the video.

by Proud Creative, and you can see the 5 idents and making-of video here.

via lawrence

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A video without cameras

Of course Radiohead again. Their latest video, "House of Cards" uses real time 3D recording instead of cameras, “utilizing highly technical structured light and Lidar laser-enhanced scanners to model lead singer Thom Yorke and provide an otherworldly narrative accompaniment to the song.”

An interview with the director James Frost, behind-the-scenes footage and all the information about this complex, innovative process, can be found here. Also, visit the video's interactive component, where you can actually control the 3D data of Yorke's head.
How not to love them.

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A sick beginning

This is how everything started. "Six Men Getting Sick" (or Six Figures Getting Sick), the color animated short film by David Lynch -described by himself as "57 seconds of growth and fire, and three seconds of vomit", was made in 1966. It is also the first work of this master of surreal, nightmarish and dreamlike images.

The film cost $200 and was not intended to have any successors. It was merely an experiment on Lynch's part because he wanted to see his paintings move. Then, just like that, it won the Academy's annual film contest, leading to a commission and later on to a $5,000 grant from the American Film Institute to keep working.
The rest is history.

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Censor Bar Art

Probably the only time I really enjoyed censorship...

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Hitchcock's cameos

I find this very fascinating. Alfred Hitchcock, creating somehow a unique and very original line of work, made a total of 37 self-referential cameos (a small participation in a movie played by a celebrity) in his own films over a 50-year period (from 1926-1976).

This playful gesture became one of Hitchcock's signatures and fans would make sport of trying to spot his appearances. My favourite is the one with the double bass case. Memorable!

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Goodbye Pollack

Actor and director Sydney Pollack will be missed.

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Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes is Natasha Khan, Natasha Khan is Bat for Lashes, a musician with English and Pakistani roots that spent her childhood travelling around the world. Double lucky Europeans, since she will be opening the upcoming Radiohead tour.

"What's a Girl to Do?" is her last single, and it just made my day.
Any similarity with fabricanti biking back home is mere coincidence....

Gracias Sachii

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Blindness

It is usually pretty disappointing to watch a film based on a great book, but this time I am having some faith. Blindness is a movie adapted from the masterwork “Ensaio sobre a cegueira (Essay on Blindness),” by Nobel-Laureate Portuguese José Saramago. It is also directed by Academy Award-nominee Fernando Meirelles, director of one of the greatest films ever made, “City of God.”

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To make the story a little bit better, prodigious, sweetheart, breathtaking and compatriot Gael García Bernal is also starring.
Will be in theatres until September 19th this year.
Click here for the trailer.

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videovideovideo

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From the site:
Traum TV is for the late nights. It's there when you are tired of surfing but just want to sit back. It celebrates late night nonstop video watching. Its there as a visual backdrop for parties or to be running on your second screen while you work on the big one. Its there to be watched in bed with the laptop on your lap already half asleep.

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For all the New Yorkers

Check out a recent ad for the New York Underground Film Festival.

I miss seeing these ads every morning.
Thank you Dr. Zizmor.

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learn how to make a button

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Miranda July is a performance artist most known for her film "You, Me and Everyone We Know". Her work is filled with charming everyday moments and events in life. One of her projects is learning to love you more, a website with assignments that are completed by anyone and reported on the site. An assignment like "Feel the news" might result in a photo of someone brushing their teeth.

Her most recent video "How to Make a Button", could probably also be titled "DIY: why bother?". DIY often runs the risk of veering into the realm of technical virtuosity for its own sake, without practical use or aesthetic concern. In a cultural revival of making things, its nice to see how things are not made.

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Genius Švankmajer

Jan Švankmajer, born in Prague, is one of the greatest contemporary surrealist artists. His distinctive use of stop-motion technique, his ability to make surreal, nightmarish and yet somehow funny pictures, and his exaggerated sounds that often create a pretty unique effect in all eating scenes, are part of his original style that keeps inspiring the work of many.
His short film “Food” (1992) examines human relationship to food by showing breakfast (here), lunch and dinner.

In 1972 the communist authorities banned him from making films, and many of his later films were banned, but today he is one of the most celebrated animators in the world. His films have been called "as emotionally haunting as Kafka's stories”.
For sure a living legend.

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"Choose” the move

Our dear Fabricante Brad Hasse, -with some serious editing skills- created and directed the experimental short video “Choose,” which will be watched in the United Colors of Benetton in-store TVs around the world.

The sounds are by Francesco Novara, also a charming member of the Fabrica family.
Great job guys!

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Food Fight

A very short history of American centric war from WWII to present but told in a very original way: through the foods of the countries in conflict.

From the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Cuban Missile Crisis to 9/11 and more. Powerful and greasy burgers and fries get into an obscure fight against pretzels, croissants, sushi, kebabs, etc etc etc.
To follow the video, you can read the synopsis beforehand here and to clarify the characters a little bit more you can click here.

Via benettontalk.com

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"Real" dolls?

“For some people, finding a partner in life can be difficult. For others, its almost impossible.”
Guys and Dolls is an interesting 46-minute -very well done- documentary about 4 men who regard Real Dolls as more than objects for sexual satisfaction but also as the lifelong partners they might never otherwise get.
These modern dolls (pretty popular in some areas around the world) are unbelievable expensive (from US$6,500 to over $10,000 each), heavy and yeah, very static...

Suggested titles:
Loneliness can drive people to do odd things,
The day they changed you for a 4woods body Neo-J with 'Haruhi' head,
Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to stop worrying and love silicon rubber.

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Africa Works

Africa Works is a new global communication campaign in favour of micro-credit developed by Fabrica, in partnership with Youssou N'Dour and Birima, his co-operative credit society in Senegal that offers financial services for SMEs, craftspeople, professionals and artists to help them start and independently develop their business.

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Youssou N'Dour, one of Africa's best-known singers and a man committed to humanitarian projects, comments: "my personal experience led me to realise that when a loan, however small, is used to develop an idea or realise a project, it is an effective way of fighting poverty. This is why everybody must understand the value of micro-credit. Africa doesn't want charity, it wants repayable subsidised loans."

Click here to find more information and to see some beautifully done videos.

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The Last Calligraphers

"For centuries, handwriting was the definitive mark of social status, education and liberal values in India.”

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"The Last Calligraphers" is an upcoming film by Premjit Ramachandran about the only handwritten newspaper in existence in Asia, operational since 1927.
Click here to watch the trailer.

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A true classic.

A movie by the Brothers Eames. An oldie but goodie.

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Frontier psychiatrist

The Avalanches are an electronic music group from Melbourne, Australia, best known for its live DJ sets and debut album “Since I Left You” (2000), which was assembled from approximately 3,500 vinyl samples.

“Frontier psychiatrist” is an awesome video and a great stress relief (quite needed for a lot of people around), where the assembled oddities just remind me to, well, many real situations. And yeah, not just that boy, but we all need therapy...

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Thom in the box

Here comes Radiohead again!
The video “15 steps” from their new album In Rainbows is the executive edition and was put together (or recycled) by Garth Jennings and comedian Adam Buxton.

Poor guy, he’s still asking what’s in the box...

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A Ghost Beneath The Tower

Enchanting video with sounds by The Winston Jazz Routine and art direction by Philip Cheaney, proudly, one of the most talented people I know.

Emotional, beautifully done and very inspiring.
Great job Phil!

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Gondry and the phone

One of my favorite directors, Michel Gondry (Human Nature, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) as just worked with Motorola on a new spot for a phone.

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The website where you can find it also follows Gondry’s inventive visual style and his famous manipulation of mise en scène. Visionary as always!

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When You Never Were

When You Never Were is the most recent collaboration of Tristan Honsinger and ex fabricantes Diego Cofone and Gregor Kuschmirz.

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The short film, written and shot within 5 days in Tuscany, deals in a sportive way with topics such as 'the freewill', 'free market economy' and 'the power of dreams,' showing a light attitude towards grave philosophy.
Bittersweet humor, clever phrases, sarcastic realism and a -beautifully done- dramatic musical performance make this film one of a kind.

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PMS survival tips

Prehistoric monster syndrome?

This is a fictional story. Any similarity with reality is mere coincidence...

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Neon Bible

Amazing interactive video by the Arcade Fire, a Canadian indie band which music is described as sounding "like standing by the ocean at night".

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It is also worth your time exploring their website. Inspiring and beautifully done.

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It's a Wild Life!

This video firmed up my long held opinion that animals are infact very very intelligent.
We could all use a little lesson about team spirit. Enjoy!

p.s. It gets better towards the end... it's over 8 mins but do watch the whole thing!

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People Tree Fair Trade

Illustrator Chris Haughton created this animation for People Tree Fair Trade Clothing. Informative, funny little clip which briefly explains progress towards a fair trade society and simultaneously introduces a brand new clothing company.

Via Rita

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I Hate Young People

Here is a platform (popular word nowadays around Fabrica...) that promotes the creation of videos that can express what people really think about the young crowd; the way how they dress, the music they listen, the words they use.

The most passionate and creative entries will be part of a national cable television pilot, and all appropriate submissions will be posted on the I Hate Young People video sharing site.
Hateful but quite entertaining...

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Hitchhikers choice

This is a good start to a creative and productive day!

http://www.minilogue.com/

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The Tale of How

Bizarre and almost dreamlike, the BlackHeart Gang has created a short storybook animation with tentacled sea monsters, piranha ducks, and six-legged mice. In case you were wondering what is 'Beautiful Nonsense' this is it!

I recommend going to the BlackHeart Gang website and seeing the high quality video there. You will see all the amazing details that are packed in.

http://www.theblackheartgang.com/

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My First Crush

Remember your first crush?
I sure do. Guillermo M. He would come to my window at midnight and play cheesy love songs on his big, rectangular cassette recorder. Even when we saw each other everyday at school, we never had the courage to say a word face to face.

“My First Crush” is a short film animated and created by talented Julia Pott based on interviews with people about those old oddly magic days.
Beautifully and cleverly done!

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Delightful Traviata

"La Traviata - Choeurs des Bohémiens" is a formidable short film realized by Gionne Leroy using as musical subject a segment of Verdi’s opera and as interpreters, clay delights.


Music, sweets and creativity: pure perfection.

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Goodbye

A goodbye with a pleasant song by The Postmarks, a band that creates a sound described as "a suburban bedroom symphony suffused with post-teenage heartbreak and painstaking pointillism."

Happy holidays and see you next month!

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Hard to Replace

Every hour, three species go extinct on Earth.
Experts predict that our present course will lead to the extinction of half of all plant and animal species by 2100, because they are hard to replace, if not impossible.

Brad Hasse satirizes the cruel reality directing a humorous but clever short video as an invitation to preserve what we have today.
"Hard to Replace" was presented in Les Yeux Ouverts At The Milan Triennale last month.

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Talented hands

First, you may think is the stupidest concept ever. Then, you may think is the stupidest concept ever with the most brilliant results.

And yeah, it gets harder, better, faster and stronger.

Via Brad

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History of America

The History of America is ready to be shown.
"Centuries of campfire stories have spun USA's history into a fanciful tale filled with myths and half-truths".
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MK12's short film is here to set the record straight. This psychedelic western space opera chronicles the fight for life, liberty and justice for all.
Click here to see the trailer and find the true story behind the story.

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Banned Devil Toon

This cartoon has been, or so the story goes, banned from television. I'm not sure why. Although it is frightening, it sends out the same message preached across America... The Devil is bad and he/she gives you fruit when you want it.

Via Alex Purdy's weekly video picks email!

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Scary Science Friday

Via Alex Purdy's Weekly Video Picks Email

Continue reading "Scary Science Friday"

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French Guy with a Small Hat?

commercials aren't all bad, especially if weird looking jerks are in them...

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via Brad

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Living Dolls

For those who were horrified and delighted by the girls of "Little Miss Sunshine" this HBO documentary, "Living Dolls" might tickle your fancy.

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The first time

First times can make us extremely nervous, scared, insecure.
First times are full of expectations, hope, anxiety, excitement and for sure, fear.
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Aldrig Som Första Gangen!, or Never like the first time! by Jonas Odell, is a short film that deals with an important topic in every person’s life, explored cleverly from different point of views. Bittersweet and honest.

Because first times are undeniable.

Click here to see a part of this genuine film for first time.

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Rabbit and Chief

Run Wrake's "Rabbit" played in Treviso's Resfest last autumn and is, for me, one of the most memorable of the short films played there.

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Ex-Fabricanti, Andy Smith's online magazine - Chief - has an interview with Wrake and how Rabbit came to be.

Watch Rabbit here on AtomFilms.

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Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Life here, as you all probably know by now, is boring. Unless you're friends with resident Wii owner - Michael Ciancio. But even then... things can get pretty boring after a while. Here are some Wii Play titles that could spice up our lives:

via engadget

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Surreal Flashback and the Fonz?

I saw this video when I was very young. Although I do remember loving the "penis and vulva" song, I don't remember it being half as creepy and surreal. Mom? Dad? What were you thinking?

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Be Good or Be Gone

Lovely sounding, lovely looking. This is the video for Fionn Regan's "Be Good or be Gone.

via Carlo

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Giorni Vacanzieri

Here a new video from Carlo and Marco, i ragazzi della prateria..

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Happy Rainy Morning

It's a rainy morning in Treviso. This video suits the mood just right.

via the Purdinator

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How can I tell?

"We've all got the same question. How can I tell if I'm really in love?" Ted Danson has all the right answers.

Happy Long weekend. Don't think about it too hard.

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Black Gold

Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. www.blackgoldmovie.com

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Psst...

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Psst! is out with new animation shorts. Real nice ones, organized by Bran Dougherty-Johnson from New York: www.psstpassiton.com

Via swissmiss.

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Simsalabim

That's for the weekend... have fun.


Done by Reed.

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Big Brother State

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Please watch this video, by David Scharf. Via fwa.

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X-Trial Student Power!

A lot of amazing people come and go as trial students. Hugh Frost was one of the very kind, here a few short months ago. I don't think he's coming back to Fabrica, and by the looks of it, he doesn't need any help from us suckers.

Check out this cool video he did for the Maccabees.


via VVORK

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Cashback

Short movie by Sean Ellis, UK.

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Body skating

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The spring comes to Treviso. And the desire for out door activities... like body skating: www.eatpes.com/sneaux.html

Via FWA

ps: an other thing I'm looking forward to: www.simpsonsmovie.com

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Holy Gost

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Ex-fabricante David O'Reilly invites you to a spiritual walk through peace, love and wisdom. Price the lord: ho.lygho.st/spiritualwalk.html

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Monkey Dance

Since it seems a lot of sex topics are going on here, I want to add my two Cent...

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www.hornetinc.com/images/movies/BananaNuts_1218.mov

By Aaron Stewart, from Hornetinc, again.

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Hinterland Who's Who

If you grew up in Canada then you'll know these slow paced, cheesy, educational videos strangely titled, "Hinterland Who's Who." The children of Canada would be forced to watch these, placed in between their favorite cartoons. The flute intro is engrained in my mind.

Two of the more interesting ones featuring endangered wolves and spiders on drugs. Enjoy!

special thanks to Jin

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Herr Bar

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Video performance for the Radar Festival, directed by Claire Carré.
www.clairesquare.com/herrbar.html

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Peter Sluszka

Peter Sluszka

Hornetinc Director and Animator from New York has an amazing show reel: http://www.hornetinc.com/images/movies/Peter%20Main_11.27.mov

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the Perfect Circle

This video is from college humor dot com. It's not that funny. Except for the part where the guy talks about his life's problems. And when he fans off the chalk board... I guess that's pretty funny too. Otherwise I'd say it was quietly amazing and some sort of great achievement.

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Minilogue & Hitchhikers

Via Julia.

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Sentimental Journey

The kids love Michel Gondry-esque things. They also love cute Japanese girls, cute Japanese songs, one-shot short films, and brilliance. That's why the kids will love Nagi Noda's music video, "Yuki Sentimental Journey." It seems to combine all the aforementioned in some sort of wonderous sad/happy flavored potion of love. Nagi Noda's work has also been featured on UBTV. Maybe you've seen the poodle fitness video?

Via Design Corner

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the youtubers

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Will Perrens

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Natalie showed me this new stop motion movie of her friend Will Perrens from London the other day. You should check it out: www.perrens.co.uk

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Spamland

The dialogue from this Brothers McLeod cartoon is taken from spam text. I heart spam text. I no heart spam.

via BoingBoing

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Control Arms / Stree War video

Here's a great video work created by Kaza Razat for the Amnesty International's Control Arms campaign.

(video via Wooster Collective)

The Control Arms campaign calls for international treaty to curb arms trade. They ran a campaign to collect one million faces on the web as a petition against arms, and which concluded in July and was presented to the United Nations Small Arms Review Conference. That conference ended without an agreement from any sides.

From 1998 to 2001, the USA, the UK, and France earned more income from arms sales to developing countries than they gave in aid.

The arms industry is unlike any other. It operates without regulation. It suffers from widespread corruption and bribes. And it makes its profits on the back of machines designed to kill and maim human beings.

So who profits most from this murderous trade? The five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the USA, UK, France, Russia, and China. Together, they are responsible for eighty eight per cent of reported conventional arms exports.

To support or find out more about the Control Arms campaign, check out their website: http://www.controlarms.org

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Straight 8

A beautiful super8 film, from Chris:

"Nat showed me today this beautyful Super 8 movie from a UK based film contest called Straight 8. Check it out:"

Click for the movie

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The Science of Sleep

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Have a look at the preview of the new film of Michel Gondry.

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"Switch up": the Pink Panther comes back for a new spot

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The Animation Company Hornet has brought the Pink Panther back as the face of Sweet'N Low's "Think Pink" campaign.
Have a look at this cool spot!
Originally from Dexigner.com

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Finding rare artsy video gems online

Xeni Jardin:

Hidden behind the WSJ's stupid paywall is this wonderful piece by Ian Mount about rare, "lost" art-films resurfacing at online video sites like Google and YouTube -- and some ensuing copyright squabbles:

Increasingly, rare and avant-garde films are showing up on sites like these, best known for hosting homemade video spoofs. On YouTube, there are 1969 art videos by Nam June Paik, a 1967 student movie by George Lucas and an iconic 1930 film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, as well as a clip of Dalí in a chocolate commercial.

It's the latest reflection of an online culture where fans can function as curators of digital entertainment, bypassing libraries and museums with their own collections of music or movies. In many cases, these rare film clips are posted by amateur film buffs who've scooped up film reels or rare VHS tapes from eBay or local sales, and then digitized them for online viewing. A handful of Web sites and blogs, such as the Greylodge Podcasting Company (www.greylodge.org/gpc), link to the clips, many of which aren't available on DVD.

Greylodge regularly posts links to cool arty stuff on YouTube and elsewhere. Use this link to pull posts from their blog tagged with the post category "link dump," and here's the latest with an insanely long list of wonderful, rare stuff: - Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, rare Orson Welles and David Lynch shorts, Charles Manson on the Today Show, Psychic TV, a Sid and Nancy TV interview, the Avengers live at the Mabuhay... wow. Subscribe to their video linkdump RSS feed here.

off to youtube i go..

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ADIEU, ZIZOU

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"Zidane, A Portrait of the 21st Century" by Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon was presented during the last Festival of Cannes out of competition.
This is a portrait on film, in action and in real time, of one of the greatest players in the history of soccer, Zinédine Zidane. It plunges the audience into a soccer match, sharing with them the sensations and psychology of an athlete. Seventeen synchronised cameras, combining HD with 35mm were used by directors Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno to meet this technical and artistic challenge, shot all at once on April 23, 2005 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium."The initial idea was to make a film which would follow just one character as he journeys through a story", explains Philippe Parreno. "And then the idea came to film just a single player during an entire match. A match lasts the same time as a film. We're both soccer fans. The first and only player we immediately thought of was Zidane."

Read more from Festival Cannes website
Have a look at the trailer

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Coke’s Happiness Factory

Awesome commercial for Coca Cola , that takes an imaginative journey inside a Coke machine. The spot is part of their latest campaign: The Coke Side of Life. Psyop designed and animated the spot.

Originally from http://www.adverblog.com/

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PAC MAN THE MOVIE

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PacMan - the Movie the trailer is out!

From Newstoday

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Tyger, tyger, burning bright

In Tyger, an animated short by Guilherme Marcondes, a giant jungle cat roams the city and transforms the urban jungle into a actual one, illuminating everything in sight with magic and wonder. Tyger combines puppetry, photography, and animation into the most original animated short I’ve seen in a long time. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go watch it again. (Thanks, Kev!)

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Worth the 4.5 minutes of your time to watch. --GH

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watch this, it is amazing...

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Social Video

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Ten Video Sharing Services Compared

"The number of video-sharing sites has shot through the roof recently, as dozens of companies try to become the Flickr of the online video world. To this end, many video services have started offering new features like editing and remixability in an attempt to snatch a piece of the ever-expanding online video pie. But for the average user--who just wants to post a video on the 'net and share it with some friends--there are already too many options out there. All one really wants to know is, which site is going to work, with the least amount of hassle?

I took 10 of these sites [Eyespot, Google Video, Grouper, Jumpcut, Ourmedia, Revver, Videoegg, Vimeo, vSocial, YouTube] out for a test drive, and picked some winners. If you want to post, watch, share, or edit video online, this post's for you.

To test each service, I uploaded my demo reel (a 15MB Sorenson 3-encoded Quicktime file) to each site and compared video quality, site interface, community features, and functionality. Where applicable I also tried to embed the resulting video in a Wordpress page. Many of these sites are still in beta, and their functionality could change in the coming months, but if you're looking to post and share video today, this is the current state of things. [posted by Ryan Bilsborrow-Koo on DVguru]

yay, someone did the hardwork for me!

Via networked_performance

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Workaholic?

This is funny. In case you're wondering, it's Thai.


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Crocodiles in Venice

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Don't miss the trailer of Crocodiles in Venice, a film by Ries Straver.

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Insect art festival in London this May through June

David Pescovitz: Fortean researcher Mark Pilkington, of the excellent Strange Attractor Journal, is co-organizing the First International Arts Pestival at the London Wetland Centre May 27-June 4. This looks like it will be an absolutely incredible event. From the description:
Pestival
“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.”--E.O Wilson

The First International Arts Pestival is dedicated to raising awareness of the integral role insects play in the global ecosystem and in all animal societies. Many of those insects are increasingly endangered through human action.

Through appreciation of “insects in art and the art of being an insect”, the Pestival aims to create positive PR for this 400-million-year-old, highly evolved taxon that has had thousands of years of bad press.

We are building up a fantastic programme of talks, demonstrations, workshops, art installations, films, music and performance, fusing art and science to reach out to a broad, interested audience of homo sapien adults and children.
Mark says, "We're currently seeking entries to our insect photography competition, and looking for short films with entomological themes." Link

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The Unseen Video

This is quite cool...

A web-based music video that uses weather and local time of the viewer to dynamically effect the motion graphic. I'm personally not so hot about either the music or the graphics, but good visualization of ambient data anyway.

http://www.theunseenvideo.com/

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Natalie Portman as Gangsta Rapper

Wow, this video is so good I'm posting to this blog on a Sunday evening. An SNL digital short featuring Natalie Portman...

Natalie Portman Gangsta Rapper

She rocks! I mean rap! I mean.. man, she's good.

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Metropolis on Internet Archive

First M, now Metropolis, one of Fritz Lang's other masterpieces, is available for download on Internet Archive.

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As Bibi says, other formats are available at the Public Domain Movies. Related: Metropolis poster fetches record.

Via we make money not art

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The Heavy Ammunition video...

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we've seen this kind of stuff before, but this is quite well done. Hi-res photos made into a video for street art-ish party promotion.

check out the video here.

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The French Democracy (MOV)

Machinima is a recent trend of making films using video games engines. It is has been filled with humor and little serious content until the release of 'The French Democracy', a political film about France's riots, created using 'The Movies', a videogame in which players run a Hollywood studio and make their own films. The online community is hailing it for being the first politically motivated film created with this newish technique.
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Continue reading "The French Democracy (MOV)"

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The Fourth Annual 'Filmed by Bike'

filmedbybike.jpgCome Friday, 28 April, 2006 pedal pushers will crowd into the Clinton Street Theatre of Portland, Oregon, to see what their bicycling brethren have been up to in the motion picture world. Or as the press release puts it: “This thrillingly raucous film festival is a Portland favorite and has sold out every year. Deeply plotted bike love stories, dreams of a world without cars and stories of bikers' triumph over cars fill the silver screen for a night in celebration of bike culture around the world.” But this will only be possible if entries are received by 16 March 2006. So dust off those manuals for iMovie, Final Cut Pro or suchlike, and get to work on your shorty 8-10 minute DVD or CD masterpiece. Application forms can be found at ::Filmed by Bike.

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17 Minutes

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From Personal to Public

"Every 17 minutes, someone commits suicide in the United States." 17 Minutes is a video blog/performance project by Chris Barr. Each day he spends 17 minutes standing next to a tree, collapsing at end of the duration. Using time as a signifer, this ritual offers a place of reflection to the viewer and the artist, and deals with the specific circumstance of his own brother's suicide. As a reenactment it aims to be reminder of the life he is engaged in.

The project plays with the diaristic characteristics of blogs to move personal moments into the public/political sphere.

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Under Scan

For UNDER SCAN, thousands of "video-portraits" taken in Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham (UK) will be projected onto the ground of the main squares and pedestrian thoroughfares of the cities. At first, the portraits will not be visible because the space will be flooded by white light. As people walk around the area, their shadow will be cast on the floor, revealing the video-portraits.

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The video sequences begin with the subjects in a still position turned away from the camera. As they appear within pedestrians' shadows, their bodies move and their heads turn to look straight at the pedestrian. When a shadow moves away from a portrait, the portrait likewise reacts by losing interest and looking away.

A project by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

See it at Lincoln: Nov. 25 to Dec. 4; Leicester: Jan. 13-22, 2006; Northampton: Feb. 3-12, 2006; Derby: Feb. 24 to March 5, 2006 and Nottingham: March 17-26, 2006.

Via Mirjam Struppek.

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CellFlix Festival

In today's media marketplace, it's all about thinking small and mobile. That's the premise of CellFlix Festival, a student film festival for movies shot entirely on a cell phone.

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