24.06.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: Coda

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Directed by Alan Holly, cowritten by Holly and Rory Byrne, and co-animated by Holly, Byrne, and Eoghan Dalton, Coda manages to instil real emotion into the relatively cliché theme of life and death. Beautifully executed and deceptively simple. Watch the full video below!

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15.06.15 by Kimi Hamada

Short Film: One Year Lease by Brian Bolster

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Wonderfully mundane horror story told through a relentless barrage of voicemail messages. Watch Brian Bolster’s short documentary, One Year Lease, below.

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02.04.15 by Jeff

Funny and Creepy Video of the Day: “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4″

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My absolute favourite video series on the entire Internet (previously featured here and here and here) returns with a new episode. “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is terrific series of shorts by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling that utilize puppets, live-action, and animation to create a sort of bizarro Muppet world.

Every episode begins as a cheerful kids show and eventually shifts into something a little more creepy and sinister. Wonderfully dark humour, exquisite set and character design, flawless editing and art direction; this is as good as it gets as far as I’m concerned.

Watch “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4″ below!

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24.11.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “The Upsetter” Music Video by Encyclopedia Pictura

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Fantastic music video by one of my favourite director teams Encyclopedia Pictura. Not exactly your typical love story. Watch the video for Metronomy’s song “The Upsetter” below, and also a behind the scenes video of some of their process behind the elaborate costuming.

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23.11.14 by Jeff

Short Film of the Day: “Destroyer”

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A beautifully considered, subtle, short film by writer/director Kevan Funk, and cinematographer Benjamin Loeb (whose music videos I have posted before). Watch “Destroyer” below.

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29.10.14 by Jeff

“Ready To Surrender” A Dance Film by Maceo Frost

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“Ready To Surrender” is a short dance film directed by Maceo Frost, and choreographed by Mari Carrasco. Watch it below.

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21.10.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “Tangerine” by Dimitri Basil

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When I saw Dimitri Basil’s video for Vance Joy’s “Riptide” earlier this year I made a mental note to keep an eye on him. There’s this absurd energy in his storytelling that is so fresh and engaging. Roman Coppola recently selected Dimitri’s film “Tangerine” as the top short in his one minute film competition. All I can say is I really wish it had been a 20 minute film competition.

Watch “Tangerine” below.

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29.09.14 by Jeff

“The Black Balloon” by Josh & Benny Safdie

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A black balloon searches for companionship after losing all of its friends. A short film by Josh and Benny Safdie. Watch “The Black Balloon” below.

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