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Comet: an animation about a lost alien by George Shelbourn

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By Dan Markowitz in Video on Saturday 26 May 2012

I really like the minimalist style of this animation by George Shelbourn. The color scheme makes me feel like I’m at an old arcade. It also experiments with the letterbox aspect ratio. I love it when movies play around with their format in unexpected ways.

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Stop-motion animation made from pieces of construction paper

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By Dan Markowitz in Video on Friday 25 May 2012

Stop-motion animation always looks amazing, and this music video for a song by Josh Ritter is no exception. It was made with thousands of cut-out pieces of construction paper, and every time you think you’ve seen all they can do with the medium, they hit you with some amazing new effect. Definitely worth all of […]

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Pongs: play 36 variations of the classic game Pong

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By Dan Markowitz in Cool Websites on Tuesday 22 May 2012

This year is the 40th anniversary of Pong. But have you played an educational version? A turn-based version? Here’s an experimental art project by Pippin Barr which features 36 variations on the classic game: some are funny, some are clever, and some are (surprise!) actually fun to play.

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Swelter: an animation that’ll make you sweat by Jacob Streilein

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By Dan Markowitz in Video on Monday 21 May 2012

You might turn up the air conditioner while watching this short animation by Jacob Streilein. The colors and texture just make you sweat. It’s also the kind of movie that instantly makes me want to see more stories taking place in the same world (as long as I have a glass of water with me, […]

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Illustrated plot twists on Tumblr and Twitter

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By Dan Markowitz in Cool Websites on Monday 21 May 2012

I love stories with plot twists, but I feel like I always see the same handful of cliches: it was all a dream, they were both one person with a split personality, something to do with a ghost, etc. There are infinite endings out there that haven’t been used yet, so I’ve been writing and illustrating ideas on Twitter and tumblr: beginnings and middles not included.

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A short performance of a poem by Derrick Brown

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By Dan Markowitz in Video on Monday 21 May 2012

I never thought that I could care about poetry until I saw this at a recent film festival. It’s a short movie/performance of a poem by Derrick Brown about love, outer space, ramen noodles, and more. Be careful: all the jokes distract you while the heartbreak is sneaking up from behind.

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