Walter: a short film about funeral home director

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By Micha Hilliard in New Film on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Walter A. Frey, Jr. is a funeral home director. Like his father, who as a boy dreamed of becoming a funeral home director, Walter also felt a calling to the business at an early age. Unfolding in short vignettes, “Walter” is a journey through the passions of its subject, which include a love for vacuuming, […]

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Walt Disney’s bizarre 1946 sex education film

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Thursday 15 August 2013

In 1946, Walt Disney, commissioned by the International Cello-Cotton Company (which preceded Kimberly-Clark), produced a 9-minute something film. It was subsequently screened to about 105 million students across the US in their sex ed classes. Let it be said that the lipstick-wearing baby with the falsies-lined peepers is awfully distracting.

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Fear of Flying: brilliant animated short by Conor Finnegen

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Monday 12 August 2013

The brilliantly talented Conor Finnegen finally released his short Fear Of Flying online recently and it’s worth the wait. A great story about a bird who tries to avoid heading south for the winter lovingly created with a mix of puppetry and animation.

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Planet 7: a new animation from Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Saturday 10 August 2013

Here is my latest Planet animation from my ongoing Illustrated Aliens project. I’m now up to Planet Seven, where we find two of its inhabitant having a chat that gets a bit too much for one of them. If you’ve missed any of the other six planets, catch up with them on their dedicated Vimeo […]

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This is Fear: a short film by Ole Hagen

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By Henrik Nor-Hansen in Video on Friday 9 August 2013

Ole Hagen is a London-based artist originally from Norway, working in mixed media. His art seems to derive from a classic sense of horror, although the anxieties emerge in futuristic visions of glossy surfaces and uncertainty. It’s an artificial world, an ugly world, but Hagen’s work overlaps this horror with humor, often through primitive constructions […]

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Evian Baby Inside You: the most viral video since Gangnam Style?

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By Karla Courtney in Video on Tuesday 6 August 2013

The Evian Baby Inside You video has joined Gangnam Style and Antoine Dobson in the YouTube all of fame. Now that you’ve seen the film get the shirt. A walking advert, yes. A very cute and funny walking advert, definitely.

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David O’Reilly creates a short film using an iPad app

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By Rajeev Basu in Video on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Director David O’Reilly (The External World) creates a new short using an iPad app called McLaren’s Workshop. A beautifully simple story of being on fire, it features O’Reilly’s typical dry humour and stripped down aesthetic.

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Passenger Side: written and directed by Matthew Bissonnette

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Friday 2 August 2013

As a species, our attention spans are supposedly shrinking, and most mainstream films pander to this assumption. Images, action, strands of story and scene changes are ceaselessly thrown at us in an effort to keep our attention, and distract from the lack of meaningful plot and characters worth caring about. Passable movies keep you awake […]

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The Music Box by Daniel Cloud Campos

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By Sara Halas in Video on Thursday 1 August 2013

When you’re looking for an apartment and find a place that really speaks to you, there’s no going back. Even if the owner of the building thinks you’re a bit crazy. The kid in The Music Box (from the film Welcome Home by Daniel Cloud Campos) discovered just this when this old loft joined forces […]

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Spike Lee’s list of must-watch films

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Spike Lee, who teaches at the New York University Film School, routinely hands out a list of essential must-watch films to his new class every year. He has disclosed this year’s list on his Kickstarter appeal for funding his next film. As he commented, ‘If You Want Your Film “Game” To Be Tight You Must […]

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A History of the Sky: a time lapse video

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By Stuart McBratney in Video on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Since DSLRs hit the scene, every man, woman and pet turtle has whipped up a time-lapse vid. But leave it to the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco to put them to shame. Try a mosaic of 360 videos spanning an entire year, shooting the same piece of sky, where blues, greys and sunset reds merge […]

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Born Ready: short doco series on Muay Thai fighters in Philadelphia

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By Contributions in Video on Thursday 25 July 2013

Child fighters in sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) are commonplace in the martial art’s country of origin, and the subject of much attention. However, Born Ready introduces viewers to a group of young champions training together at a gym in Philadelphia. All four, between the ages of 12 and 17, have already secured national […]

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Adrift: a breath-taking time lapse video by Simon Christen

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By Saad Moosajee in Video on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Simon Christen is a photographer who has built a reputation from filming time lapses so superb one questions whether they are real. His latest project, Adrift, is the result of two years of dedicated filming. After developing a system for detecting the San Francisco Bay Area’s fog patterns, Christen ventured to the Marin Headlands every […]

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David Lynch offers advice to the independent filmmaker

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 24 July 2013

The brilliant David Lynch gives aspiring filmmakers invaluable advice about the ever-changing independent film business. In this 20-minute interview, Lynch shares his thoughts on the way technology is aiding the film scene like never before. He encourages new filmmakers to take advantage of these technological tools, and the interview even goes behind-the-scenes as Lynch shoots […]

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Amazing time-lapse video of the night sky

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Between April and October of 2012, photographer Randy Halverson documented the constantly-changing night sky through long-exposure time-lapse video. He filmed these shots of the ground and sky in South Dakota and Wyoming, and throughout this gorgeous video, you can see stunning footage of the Milky Way galaxy and even Aurora storms. Nature is pretty amazing.

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