Archive for November, 2010

BK01A Robot Animation

“K01A was created as an exercise in rigging, animation, tracking, and compositing. The goal was to wrap as many different exercises into the project as I could in the time that was given.”

Escape From City 17

“Filmed guerilla style. No crew. First two episodes made on a $500 budget, not including previous capital. Valve flew the brothers out to Seattle last year and mentioned they were ‘blown away’ by the project on Steam.”

Nowhere Near Here

“Nowhere Near Here” is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, in Coventry, on the 7th October 2010.

With well over 300 hours in the making, more than 200 stencils involved and too many cold nights spent outside on my knees getting the shots, I am very happy (and relieved) to finally share this with you. Through the course of shooting ‘Nowhere Near Here’, I have dealt with curious drunks, a dog almost peeing on the camera (the irony is not lost on me, haha), the endlessly suspicious police and even someone nearly running off with a tripod.

Jon Burgerman: The Hoxton Window Project

Unit 9 invited Jon Burgerman to draw over their offices windows in Hoxton Square, East London as part of the Hoxton Window Project.

More info can be found here.

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Autumn. A Short Timelapse Film

Autumn. A Short Timelapse Film by Patryk Kizny.

Zombie Zombie – Driving Clip

First non-official video clip made for Zombie Zombie, the electrifying French duo of Etienne Jaumet and Cosmic Neman. Directed by Simon Gesrel and Xavier Ehretsmann thanks to their favourite toys… the GI Joes! The video is an hommage to the director AND soundtrack composer John Carpenter, especially one of his masterpieces: THE THING.

Railway Relay Part 1

Eine Handvoll DJs haben sich zusammengetan und die im letzten Jahr produzierte, norwegische Dokumentation Bergensbanen komplett mit Musik unterlegt. Die Doku zeigt die 7,5-stündige Fahrt eines Zuges von Bergen nach Oslo, gefilmt aus der Fahrerkabine. Hier der erste Teil.

Shortfilm: Chatter

A girl witnesses a horrible sight online, then the electricity is cut off inside her apartment. Later when the light return she feel that she is not alone.

Written and directed by Leo Resnes. Starring Karoline Stemre.

Urban Shortfilm

“Urban” is an independent short film created by Vladimir Teneslav for a Romanian contest.

Japans Selbstmordwald

Der Aokigahara-Wald

Der Aokigahara-Wald ist der beliebteste Ort Japans um Selbstmord zu begehen. Nach der Veröffentlichung des Romans Kurios Jukai, in dem ein junger Mann sich aus Liebe in diesem Wald umbringt, fingen Menschen an, hier Selbstmord zu begehen – jedes Jahr zwischen 50 und 100.  Es gibt so viele Leichen, dass die Yakuza Obdachlose bezahlt, um in den Wald zu schleichen und sie zu plündern. Die Behörden suchen nur einmal im Jahr nach den Toten, da der Wald am Fuße des Fuji liegt und zu dicht ist um öfter kontrolliert zu werden.  Für unseren  neuen VBS-Film haben wir Azua Hayano begleitet, er ist Geologe, Naturforscher und so was wie ein Parkaufseher und irgendwann haben wir uns gefühlt wie in einer melancholischen Version von Blair Witch Project.