July 27, 2011

The Invisible Gorilla

What You See is What You Get
Published: July 8, 2011 NYTIMES

Using the Kinect to shoot video

2 examples of using a hacked Kinect in music video production

April 14, 2011

Vimeo + Nokia Shorts contest
Want to propose a film?
$5000 to create a short for the Nokia Shorts 2011 contest.

April 13, 2011

Study for a Riot

Uploaded by SFARproject on Nov 29, 2010
During 2010, Greece came under the supervision of IMF and EU. The fear of poverty and financial recession has built up a feeling of social unrest. Memories of the Greek riots of 2008, according to the media, have created the expectation in Greece and abroad, of a new, more violent riot.
Influenced by this atmosphere, we created in a deserted ceramics factory in Athens a series of actions during May 2010. At the time we wanted to give form to feelings intuitively provoked by the signs of unrest we received from all around us. We used the objects that were plentifully scattered in the ruins of the factory: red powder, ceramics, wood and ropes. We installed sculptural structures and we recorded, on video, short collision-scenes. Red powder represented the outcome of every human violent act. The deserted industrial setting was used as a metaphor for the financially devastated country. The multiple-screens structure of the video is a reminder of the surveillance cameras used by the police. The sound was recorded live during each of the actions.

March 25, 2011

What is Steampunk?

STEAMPUNKS 2011 from Andy Gallacher on Vimeo.

March 9, 2011

Automatic Writing - William Kentridge

February 24, 2011

Oscar Nominated Shorts 2011

Go see these at Zinema this week...
Show-times for 2/25-3/3

Oscar Nominated Shorts 2011: Animation (NR)
Fri - Thu: 3:15 PM

Oscar Nominated Shorts 2011: Live Action (NR)
Fri & Sat: 5:00 PM
Sun: No Show
Mon - Thu: 5:00 PM

February 5, 2011

New Frontiers at Sundance

Sundance FIlm Festival's 2011 New Frontier Exhibit showcasing alternative format cinematic artworks.

January 25, 2011

Why 3D Doesn't Work...

Why 3D doesn't work and never will. Case closed.
By Roger Ebert on January 23, 2011

September 16, 2010

World Builder by Bruce Branit

World Builder from BranitVFX on Vimeo.

A strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves.

This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of '405'. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City.

June 29, 2010

Vimeo Festival + Awards

May 23, 2010

SoundUnseen Film Fest

Duluth's first annual international film, music and art festival June 2-6, 2010. Officially kicking off Duluth's tourism season by showcasing films from around the world ...

April 8, 2010

Pixels > Video

Patrick Jean envisions a world gone pixilated.

May 23, 2008

The Invention of Hugo Cabret


I love this book, which I just read out loud to my son. Paris, train stations, automatons, and the early magic of cinema. How can you go wrong?
This 526-page book is told in both words and pictures. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is not exactly a novel, and it's not quite a picture book, and it's not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things. Each picture (there are nearly three hundred pages of pictures!) takes up an entire double page spread, and the story moves forward because you turn the pages to see the next moment unfold in front of you.
(from the website for the book)

And this collection from the Getty:
Devices of Wonder