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Archive for January, 2009



The illustration portfolio of Sydney-based OKAYBOSS is as whimsical and entertaining as the work itself

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Fanfarlo “Harold T. Wilkins”


Stachemou gets high-level access to the Institute for the Musical Paranormal to direct Fanfarlo’s “Harold T. Wilkins”

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 | Comments Off

Opiate “Amstel”


Emilia Forstreuter created this analog-powered music video for Opiate’s “Amstel” while at the Braunschweig University of Art, Germany

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Oscar nominess for Animated Short Film

Have a look at this year’s Oscar nominess for Animated Short Film: Lavatory – Lovestory, Presto, and Oktapodi all available on youtube, plus trailers for the other two – This Way Up and La Maison en Petits Cubes

Thursday, January 29th, 2009 | 2 Comments »

Shih-Ting Hung: Viola


For her thesis at USC Cinematic Arts, Shih-Ting Hung‘s thesis film, “VIOLA: The Traveling Rooms of a Little Giant,” is a surreal coming-of-age short that leverages the logic of dreams to tell its story. (We can’t post the full film yet, but Shih has shared the first two minutes with Motionographer.)

Viola has been building steam on the festival circuit and picking up a few nice awards along the way, including the top prize from the Student Academy Awards. Shih was kind enough to answer a few questions about the project for us:

Since we’re only able to share the 2-minute cut down, can you tell us the basic premise of the film?

VIOLA is a meditation on the search for self-knowledge and inner-peace. It’s a bedtime story of a person feeling her way through the inside and outside worlds, which surround her as she goes about finding her way in life.  Everything in the film is based on that.


Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 | Comments Off

Radiolab: Visual Experiment 01 “Parabolas”

This one’s definitely not for everyone, but for those of you out there (like me) who are massive fans of the WNYC show Radiolab, you’ll be pleased to know that they’re apparently playing around with visuals, too.

Their maiden voyage, Parabolas, was directed by Will Hoffman with Derek Paul Boyle as the DP. Tim Hecker’s “Trade Winds, White Heat” provides a beautiful sonic backdrop.

Strap on your headphones and settle down for a meditative experience.

For the uninitiated: “Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Each episode is an investigation—a patchwork of people, sounds, stories all centered around one big idea. Radiolab comes out in seasons of 5 shows, and today is heard around the country on over 150 stations.” You can also listen to Radio Lab as a podcast.

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 | 5 Comments »