Michel Gondry doodles an entire film from Chomsky’s conversations with him

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Monday 11 November 2013

Ooh, the inimitable Michel Gondry. The French filmmaker’s The Man Who Is Tall Heavy?, a documentary on linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky, will be out in US theaters on Nov 22. The trailer shows Gondry animating his conversations with Chomsky in his characteristically DIY offbeat style. Already looks unmissable.

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Ghost Burger: a claymation horror film

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By Jake Sheridan in New Film, Video on Friday 25 October 2013

Ghost Burger. There’s two words you didn’t think would be used in the same sentence. Ghost Burger is a 20 minute claymation horror film by writer/director Lee Hardcastle. But this is not Wallace and Gromit, this is a gore tour de force. A plasticine splatter scene. A nightmare in stop motion. Being clay, there’s something […]

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Star Trek teleportation illusion

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 22 October 2013

In a teleportation booth in a galaxy far, far away … whoops, wrong movie. In a teleportation booth in a mall not too far away, Star Trek Into Darkness celebrated its release by showing shoppers that teleportation is real. Or not. Members of the U.S.S. Enterprise picked seemingly random mall-goers and had them enter the […]

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Ballpit: an experimental animated film by Kyle Mowat

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Some animations really hit you from left field, Ballpit is one of those. This experimental film was made by Kyle Mowat as his thesis while studying animation at Sheridan Collage. It’s unlike any other animation short I’ve seen and is being shown at various animation festivals, picking up awards as it goes along.

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Belly: a new animation by Julia Pott

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By Danielle Buerli in New Film on Thursday 12 September 2013

I am big fan Julia Pott’s illustration and animations. Her characters are awkward, cute and sometimes very personal. Her latest animation, Belly, tells very heartfelt story about how it is to be the youngest child.

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Free tattoos inspired by visits to the Portland Art Museum

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By Conrad Crespin in New Illustration on Thursday 12 September 2013

Jason Sturgill perfectly encapsulates what is RIGHT about the Portland art scene right now: excessively accessible, exclusively inclusive. Sturgill has a background in advertising, design and various curatorial practices. He is the type of person that makes shit happen. His project Art Is Forever is something that should exist in every art museum in the […]

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The Deep: animation by Mark van Berkel

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By Wendy Denissen in New Illustration on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Have you ever imagined what the bottom of the ocean would look like? Motion graphic artist Mark van Berkel has. His last project is an animation called Utopia. This short movie shows the cold and dark atmosphere of the deepest depths of the ocean. van Berkel loves to create foreign universes in his work, in […]

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

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By Contributions in News 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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Lucky Story: a new short film by Anaïs La Rocca

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By J. Cooper in New Film on Thursday 13 June 2013

I caught this new short by Art Director Anaïs La Rocca at the School of Visual Arts NYC last Friday night. A wonderful, charming, beautiful film, I expect we’ll be seeing much more from La Rocca who may drop the ‘Art’ in her title and perhaps settle for just simply ‘Director’? Here’s hoping, anyhow.

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SPONSORED: Cupidity video shorts from Cornetto

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Friday 31 May 2013

We’re digging the Cupidity video shorts from Cornetto which explore the theme of teen love from a number of different perspectives and locations. These atmospheric films were shot in cinematic style (Quentin Tarantino, eat your heart out!) in the urban meccas of Hong Kong (Margot), Los Angeles (X Phobia), Istanbul (Beauty and the Geek) and […]

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Monstrosity: a brilliant new animation by Anitos

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By Anna Dowsland in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

Illustrator and animator Anitos has made a stop-motion animation that will make you chuckle. Using the classic song by Ray Cathode, aka George Martin, called Time Beat, it tells a story about a monster being born and trying to figure out its surroundings.

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David Foster Wallace’s legendary speech put to film

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By Francis Andrews in New Film on Thursday 16 May 2013

These are the kind of words that change, or should change, your outlook on day to day life entirely. The late, legendary David Foster Wallace gave the speech, This Is Water, to a class of university graduates in 2005. Now it’s been put to film, and very effectively so.

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Line Dance: a short film by Alex Reuben

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By Imogen Reekie in New Film on Thursday 2 May 2013

Line uses 24 camera motion capture to make this short film which was inspired by dancing in a Brixton nightclub with dancer Afua Awuku and the dynamic paintings of Jackson Pollock. As a nightclub DJ, Reuben played the Brazilian track Negrume da Noite by Virginia Rodrigues.

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No More Waiting: a new film by Pierce Adler

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By Pierce Adler in Video on Thursday 2 May 2013

Since this was my first year not living with my parents, I was worried that my winter visit home to Washington would leave me unfulfilled and nostalgic for the old days. Thankfully, my Christmas break was quite the opposite from the sad one that’s portrayed in my new film, No More Waiting. To make this […]

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