Beautiful short film by Roland Spencery.
Lovely sounds and visuals here.
How good is that?! Thanks to the indie animators of the Late Night Work Club.
By Richard Moss.
A superb new piece by Mato Atom.
It can't get worse than that. Via Cathy.
To enjoy Christian Marclay's work, spectators are kindly requested to play this video a 0.04 pm, local time. If time is passed, please wait for tomorrow or another day same time. Thank you.
Science at its best.
Trailer for Ping's new movie.
I like the work of Rok Predin.
Lovely animation by Studio Nitro.
A practice of organic re-design – started in 2003 and still in progress – that aims to stimulate thought and dialogue about the progressive relativisation of natural forms of life as a result of techno-biological evolution.
By Lorenzo Oggiano, from Sassari, Italy.
I have been following this project pretty much from the very start (I think that was five years ago). It's wonderful to see that regardless the many set backs and hurdles Sally El Hosaini realised this film. Looks good Sally, looks good!
By France's Marcel Duchamp.
French Romain Gavras certainly is one of my favorite music video directors at the moment. And here the making of this video:
By Scott Benson from Pittsburgh.
By Hajime Nagatsuka, a 25 years old Japanese.
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km.
Via Mario. Watch in full-screen.
Somehow I'm on the Japan focus. Here a lovely installation by Ryoichi Kurokawa:
Japanese artist, born in 1978. Kurokawa’s works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. He composes the time sculpture with the field recordings and the digital generated structures, and reconstructs architecturally the audiovisual phenomenon.
Another brain cat of David O'Reilly.
Directed by Marc Craste, UK, in 2004. Full version here.
I don't like this whole Tron flashy glow effects motion graphics. But I like the piece from David Lewandowski (born 1984), lovely details.
Now it's all online, and all beautifull: Matter Fisher by David Prosser.
The Node is a collective project by Undream.
Earlier this year I've been lucky to spend one entire month to India. Of course I couldn't come back empty handed. Here is a short video which I filmed in a print office in Mumbai.
The company was founded by Vipul Rajgor, who started 25 years ago by taking out a loan from a bank to buy a Xerox printer and offered his service on a road side. Now he employs 30 full-time employees.
An everyday love story set in the not so distant future sees blackbirds battling with technology, automatic palm readers and power cuts. By Matthias Hoegg.
Written and directed by Danae Diaz and Patricia Luna Music by Brandt Brauer Frick. Via Luis.
I know I should be away, but this is just too good. The External World by the one and only David O'Reilly.
You should check Kerby Fergison.
Love the analogy, Klingstedts Schachtel by Stuttgard based Büro Achter April.
Amazing documentary by the crew around Mike Day about the yearly guga hunt which takes place on a remote island north of Great Britain.
This is a short created by Saul Bass in 1968 (who also did the fantastic Solar Film). And here is part 2. Thanks Mario.
We Can Hear That Yelling Too.
By Carl Burgess, aka More Soon.
Inspired by this video, UK's Graeme Taylor stuck his camera out of the train window and filmed the passing of the Bath Spa railway station at 210 frames per second.
A video by Colone's Paul Steinmann and David Eckes...
In case you haven't seen it yet: This is Oops by Chris Beckman. The take at 04:17 is amazing.
This year's titles for FOTB were created by Nando Costa through the use of macro motion pictures and materials with magnetic properties.
A dictaphone placed inside a parcel, constantly recording as the parcel travels from London to Helsinki. By Lauri Warsta.
After the fantastic Vanishing Point video, Japanese Takuya Hosogane does a new video for Wired magazine.
By Flipthisvid, via Hansi.
This fabulous piece of work is the trailer for Mikey Please's new short called The Eagleman Stag.
Japanese Dr. NakaMats is a legend. Just about time that somebody does a movie about him, and here it is, called The Invention of Dr. NakaMats.
This is the preview of a film called PressPausePlay. It's about the change in the creative industry due to technical progress. Sometimes it's a bit tacky, but in its essence it's right.
Cathy told me recently about a real dare devil: Guillaume Néry base jumping at Dean's Blue Hole in Long Island, Bahamas, filmed by Julie Gautieron. Amazing!
This is an animation by London's Russ Murphy, just the audio got missing and is here. If you tune it right (start youtube after 25 seconds) it matches perfectly. Via Motiongrapher.
Stefan Nadelman, based in Portland, has made this beautiful classic: Food Fight is an abridged history of American-centric war, from World War II to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict. Watch as traditional comestibles slug it out for world domination in this chronologically re-enacted smorgasbord of aggression.
By Rob Carter: "Stone on Stone" is a stop-motion video animation that uses the architectural language of High Gothic and Modernism to invent a contradictory history of their evolvement. The theme starts and finishes with the vast and unfinished Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, NYC. It is contrasted with Le Corbusier’s La Tourette monastery in France, competed in 1960. The video uses this anomalous but single-minded architectural vision as the foundation for a new emergence of Gothic religious expression, resulting in a complete and unified fantasy cathedral – akin to the building that the Church of Saint John might have aspired to be.
This is the Making Of the short movie Nuit Blanche by Spy Films. Somehow it's even more beautiful than the actual short.
Via ever-great Motiongrapher.
This trailer for the computer game Spec Ops was done by Tronic Studio. The combination of a shiny office complexes with crumbling back-walls, mercenary and climate change reminds me of the feeling I had when I was staying in Doha while traveling for work. Via Motiongrapher.
Short movie by Japanese Bonsajo, via Motiongrapher.
This is another animation by David O'Reilly, from whom I'm a big fan. He wrote:
My good friend Jon Klassen came over to Berlin in October. We decided to make a small video, we sketched out some ideas, Jon did some designs and I took it from there. The result is this 2 minute video loop which doesn’t really fit into any category except here, online, right now, this very second, for you and you alone.
Valse Statique – La Théorie du Combo.
A short movie by French Maxime Bruneel living in London.
An stunning 12 minutes short movie, completed entirely in CG by the one-man band called Alex Roman.
A German talk show called "Frankfurter Stammtisch" hosts Alfred Hitchcock in 1966. The whole show is bizarre, interesting and amusing at the same time. I would wish we would still have such informal talk shows these days.
Produced by Swiss blood Mato Atom, in collaboration with Fallon London. Also have a look at other work by Mato: www.vimeo.com/2865492
FUMF is where Federico Urdaneta and Maja Flink meet to make films. It's a creative house based in East London, with strong ties to Sweden and Colombia.
Is a fantasic cooking show by Thu Tran.
Toxiclibs is an independent, open source library collection for computational design tasks with Java & Processing. After 2.5 years of continuous development & refactoring, the collection consists of >14k lines of code, 124+ classes, 18 packages bundled into 7 libraries. The classes are purposefully kept fairly generic in order to maximize re-use in different contexts ranging from generative visuals, data visualization to digital fabrication, use as teaching tool and more.
New on the Sundance Channel is Green Porno, featuring some very lively squids, by Isabella Rosselini.
Federico Urdaneta and Maja Flink's short Hunter on the Herzog film competition.
Video pairing of punk rockers the King Blues and the 1817 Lord Byron poem “So We’ll Go No More A-Roving.”
Directed by Corin Hardy, via Veryshortlist.
Bristol based Simon Pyke does fantastic work with his sound studio Freefarm. And... he's the brother of Matt Pyke, who would have thought...
Heinz Edelmann, the man behind the Yellow Submarine, and still great inspiration, died this week. Read here an interview with the old humble master.
By Ori Toor (Israel).
Short by Terri Timley.
Is a wonderful data base of title sequences. Via Billy.
"This is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques." By Xavier Chassaing (Paris), via Todayandtomorrow.
It's inspiring to see how Larry Cuba created the wonderful Star Wars special effects with such primitive computers.
By London Squared, via Vimeo... Check the Italian suitcases.
Please Say Something by David O'Reilly won the prize for best short movie at the Berlinale in Germany this February.
Extremly beautiful, Lost in a Moment by Dennis Wheatley.
And we are back...! With a rather strange video for Swiss band Larytta, directed by Körner Union from Lausanne.
I was yesterday at the Roman Signer exhibition in Zurich. If you don't know Roman Signer yet you have missed something. Signer, coming from the country side in East Switzerland, makes short videos about events (so he calls it). For sure Swiss art at its best.
Roman Signer: Projektionen
October 24, 2008 – January 18, 2009
Helmhaus Zürich Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zürich
Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Four minutes short film by British Graham Young, 2007. Via Anrick.
I'm not against coping (there can be something very beautiful and complimenting about it), but it becomes strange when somebody sells an idea with a lot of hype and then you have to find out that it's not an original idea...
Happened so with Roel Wouters' Sally from 2005, which was done exactly the same way by Gysin-Vanetti, already in 2003.
Here again, the very famous short film, written and directed by Ray Eames and her husband, Charles Eames in 1977.
In recent years, Microsoft seems to have made fast progress with image analyze and mapping software. Some of the outcomes are really fascinating.
The saga ends.
Saw this a few years in the cinema, now again on Swiss-Miss site: Mr Würfel by Swiss blood Rafael Sommerhalder.
While doing some research, we came across this fascinating video, where a tribe of ants eats a gecko, in only two days.
The Olympics are almost over, this is still amazing. BBC Sport's marketing campaign and titles for the forthcoming Olympic Games are based upon the traditional Chinese folklore 'Journey to the West'. The animation and music were specially produced by Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn. Through Nik.
Piero showed this video the other day. It's made by the Lanza brothers from Italy, an edit of their parents watching the World Cup final Italy - France. See it here.
Unbelievable, they did it again. Radiohead's new video is just breaking once again the conventions of music video making. Instead of cameras, they used 3D scanners, resulting a full 3D music video! Also have a look at the making. If your computer is struggling, see the normal video here.
Via Nick, again.
Lovely. Via Nick.
The marvelous adventures of Octocat, trying to find its parents - by Randy Peters.
This is one of my favorite movies ever, since my mum bought it for me when I was around twelve. The Way Things Go, or better in German: Der Lauf der Dinge. It was shot, nearly 29 minutes and 45 seconds long, in an empty garage near Zurich by Peter Fischli and David Weiss in 1987.
A great animation movie from the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany.
Blu made this movie in Buenos Aires and Baden (Switzerland). We love you Blu.
I feel a bit like this these days.
Our dear David O'Reilly, Irish blood based in Berlin, comes up with new series.... Please say something.
One of the most beautiful recent short movie: www.mk12.com/videos/2007/20_120.mov
2007 has been a year of Ideas.
The mind blowing HBO trailer... from 1983. Reminds me strongly of the Breaking Bad production.
Shortfilm by Hillman Curits: http://www.hillmancurtis.com/hc_web/film_video/source/fof/roof_640.php
The short film by Saul Bass, commissioned by Robert Redford and introduced by Eames Demetrios (grandson of Ray and Charles Eames), is today as current as back in 1980.
Beautiful new short movie by Laurent Brient.