Garbage and Screaming Females channel Patti Smith’s Because the Night

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Saturday 27 April 2013

When Garbage and Screaming Females team up, they can rip guitar solos and belt out choruses right on par with Patti Smith. This black and white music video is primo. What begins as a shaky, DIY, handheld camera home video picks up as these girls begin to sing and play Because the Night. Like what […]

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Dark Chocolate: a short film by Ian Henderson

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Film on Wednesday 10 April 2013

This hilariously dark (pun intended) short film by Ian Henderson stars my good friend and occasional editor Joe Vaz as the demented chocolatier. Like a short, dessert portion of Jeunet’s Delicatessen.

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Big Hair: a short film by Alex Reuben

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By Imogen Reekie in New Film on Wednesday 3 April 2013

Alex Reuben’s focus is always predominately sound. But having worked alongside Reuben, his enthusiasm for the moving image is infectious. Big Hair is a performance piece where spoken word, space and colour are explored. Two special agent supermodels are trapped in the virtuous reality of a shampoo commercial. Philosophy may be their only escape. Big […]

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Members of 90s Teenbeat bands cover the Bumblebee Tuna song

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By Erik Kraft in Video on Saturday 30 March 2013

In the 90s, if it said Teenbeat on it, I would buy it (and usually did). So take two members of great 90s Teenbeat bands (Unrest and Blast Off Country Style) and get them covering jingles? I’m listening. After all, what is a jingle if not just a really short pop song? The Bumblebee Tuna […]

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Germans in Ireland: a short film directed by Nick Ryan

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By J. Cooper in New Film on Wednesday 27 March 2013

I’ve come to this action packed short a little late, but ‘better late’ and all that. Without giving away the ending, interesting things happened within the Republic of Ireland during the Second World War. Nick Ryan who directed this short triggers some questions for me with the ending, and the score composed by Nick Seymour […]

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Planet Two: a short animation by Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 12 March 2013

After the positive response to the mini animated short Planet One here is the second installment, aptly called Planet Two. ‘While spending some time on Planet Two we follow a day in the life of one of it’s typical inhabitants… ahh the rat race, a struggle people from all over the cosmos have to deal […]

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Sweet as Honey: Isabella Rossellini’s short films for Burt’s Bees

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By Hunter from The NowhereNauts in Video on Friday 8 March 2013

There’s something so touching about Isabella Rossellini’s short films for Burt’s Bees explaining the various dramas that unfold in the honeybee kingdom. Rossellini is at once humorous and serious, conveying the playful spirit of these little creatures while also making the details of their important roles clearer for us humans. I’m hard-pressed to pick a favorite […]

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The Centrifugal Brain Project

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Thursday 7 March 2013

You’ll have to watch this video at least twice to get the full effect. The first time through, you’ll be watching with your jaw on the ground. The second time, you’ll be staring at the screen intently trying to make sense of what you just saw. This short film is incredible, and will make you […]

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Paperman: A heart warming animated short film

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By Annie Churdar in New Film on Friday 15 February 2013

When was the last time you sent a paper airplane love letter to a complete stranger? Well, maybe you should take a hint from Paperman and try it out. It seemed to work for him. Paperman is a short film that came about when director John Kahrs began to wonder if his interactions with strangers […]

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How to Live with Bed Bugs: a funny video tutorial by John Wilson

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By Kentucker Audley in Video on Saturday 9 February 2013

New ideas don’t come around very often, but John Wilson actually has something to say. His hilarious video tutorials quickly derail into personal life commentary funny enough for a stand-up stage. With only a couple of handmade short films under his belt, he’s established himself (along with his Future Machine collective) as a distinctive new […]

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Thom: A Portrait of Modern Youth in Australia

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Film on Tuesday 29 January 2013

‘Success is striking a balance between art and commerce’. This is the line that starts Riley Blakeway’s debut film, Thom: A Portrait of Modern Youth, a fitting line considering the subject matter. Thom is a teenager from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, who works as a concreter and enjoys surfing and skateboarding. For Thom (and […]

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The Rest is Science: a new animation by Adam Wells

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By Adam Wells in New Film on Tuesday 22 January 2013

The Rest is Science is my short follow up to Brave New Old. The orignal idea with Brave New Old was to employ a mechanical storytelling element to the work, almost like a toy theatre. In the follow up, I decided to try extending this literally by placing all the characters in a giant machine […]

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Dusk: a short film by Erwin Olaf

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By Gonzalo Benard in Video on Monday 21 January 2013

It’s been two years since Erwin Olaf presented us with this clever and magnificent short. I still keep going there once in a while. It’s brilliant and wise.

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This Must Be The Place: a short film series about ‘home’

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By Paul White in New Film on Wednesday 9 January 2013

Check out this series of short films considering the notion of ‘home’. I particularly love Hill, about a guy who became the caretaker of a remaining part of the crumbling Packard car plant in Detroit. Also check out Prime, about a burger joint that has been in Manhattan since 1938 and has remained unchanged since the 60’s – a true time capsule.

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White Hot Grid: new video by Jess Inglehart

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By Vicky Mather in Video on Friday 28 December 2012

I discovered Jess Iglehart’s work about five years ago when I purchased one of his paintings. Since then, Iglehart’s expertise has expanded as he’s studying Experimental Animation at CalArts. His illustrations take influence from Egon Schiele, Edward Gorey and Japanese ghost stories. Raised on MTV animation in the 90’s, his recent animations contrast his illustration […]

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