19.04.16 by Jeff

“The Others” by Hiroshi Kondo

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Some fantastic slitscanning done in a way I’ve never seen before in this trippy short by Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo. Watch “The Others” on Booooooom TV.

04.11.15 by Staff

Artist Profile: Micah Ganske

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We’ve featured Micah Ganske on the site a couple times (see here and here). Check out this video portrait, directed by Alex Amoling as part of Distinct’s doc series, to see why. In addition to offering a great introduction to his work (which combines elements of 3D printing/sci-fi/virtual reality with sculpture/painting), Ganske shares wonderful insight into his creative process and how his drive toward experimentation staves off creative blocks and cultivates the kind of inspiration that evolves gradually over time. Watch below!

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25.08.15 by Staff

Video Portrait: A Conversation with Walter Murch

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Really enjoyed this portrait of Walter Murch by Swiss director, Niccolò Castelli. Walter Murch has been my idol since I studied film editing at school. He actually spoke at my graduation, and when I was supposed to cross the stage to get my degree I turned and walked over to him and asked if I could shake his hand instead. Everyone laughed at me but it totally was worth it.

Walter Murch is perhaps best known for his editing work on The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The English Patient, but he also directed the scariest film I saw as a kid, Return to Oz (one of my favourite movies). If you love film I highly recommend the book The Conversations, which is essentially a series of mind-expanding conversations between him and writer Michael Ondaatje.

I could talk about him forever, so you should just check out the video below!

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12.08.15 by Jeff

Short Documentary: Wizard Mode

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I’ve been waiting for this since the day my friends, Vancouver-based filmmakers, Salazar told me about their project. Wizard Mode, follows champion pinballer, Robert Gagno, as he battles the international competitive pinball world and the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. There is so much in this little portrait, I love it.

Keep in mind this is the short film version of what Salazar hopes will become a feature-length documentary (crowdfunding campaign to start in September). Watch “Wizard Mode” below!

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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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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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