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“Aurore” is a hauntingly beautiful, surreal 1-1/2 minute black&white short film by the French filmmaker Jean-Julien Pous, which is part of Louis Vuitton’s Journeys Awards. The films in Louis Vuitton’s series are based upon the theme “What does a journey mean to you?” “Aurore” tells the story of a man who travels through his senses, and through the other’s body, in a process of self-discovery becomes aware of his own.
Includes a number of great high-resolution b&w photographs, as well as the beautiful short film, “Aurore.”
Please visit my website to view the photographs, and to watch this hauntingly engaging short film:
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/aurore-one-mans-sexual-journey-through-the-body-of-another/“Aurore” is a hauntingly beautiful, surreal 1-1/2 minute black&white... more
“The First Days Of Spring” is a painfully beautiful movie by Charlie Fink, a film that sings to anyone with a broken heart. It’s a visual-musical reflection on love and loss, originally created to accompany the new album by London’s indie-band Noah and the Whale. The film can be seen as a companion piece to the album, as a visual version of it, or as a piece of work in its own right. That decision is very much up to the listener and viewer. The musical journey the film takes you on, from the ominous drum tattoo and string swell on the opening title track, right through to the strummed acoustic guitar, pedal-steel keening and massed voices that bring “My Door is Always Open” to its devastating close, is an experience quite unlike that offered by most music and musical films being made today.
This piece presents a number of color photographs, the full-version of the film and a short trailer.
Please visit my website to view the photographs, and to watch this wonderful film or the trailer:
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/the-first-days-of-spring-a-requiem-on-love-and-loss/“The First Days Of Spring” is a painfully beautiful movie by Charlie Fink,... more
“Sniffer” is an accaimed short experimental/art film by the Norwegian director Bobbie Peers. “Sniffer” won the Palme d’Or in the short films category at the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival, and Peers was awarded the Norman McLaren Prize for film direction at the festival. The film reveals the blackest of dark humor, absolute self-deprecation and a savage willingness to torch social convention. It imagines what conformity, consumerism and desire would be like in a futuristic world with no gravity, minimal dialogue and a cast of very sweaty, overweight men.
The story unfolds in a society devoid of sunlight and open sky, where its members go about their routines without the slightest hope of receiving any personal gratification. The main character of the film trudges day-after-day to a job where he works as a deodorant tester, sniffing the sweaty armpits of exercising test subjects. One day, however, the man is confronted by an event that changes his life forever. He quits his job, loosens his bindings and literally takes off!
This piece includes a number of color illustrations from the film, as well as the very intriguing, spaced out and absurdly humorous short film, “Sniffer.”
Please visit my website to view these illustrations, and to watch this award-winning and very strange short film:
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/sniffer-one-man-takes-it-all-off-for-freedom/“Sniffer” is an accaimed short experimental/art film by the Norwegian... more
“Dreaming of Lucid Living” is a short film that’s a remarkable, beautiful performance/animation mash-up by the award-winning animator, designer and multi-media artist Miwa Matreyek. The film is a performance/installation piece constructed like a shadow puppet theater, integrating Matreyek’s solo live performance, nicely composed visuals and animation in a way that is both poetic and quite quirky.
It combines live performance with both pre-made animations and semi-autonomous, rule based animations that appear to update based upon what a camera is viewing. The film’s presentation of deceptively simple, deliciously playful illusions, a high-spirited sense of wonder, and creatively unexpected mixtures of live action and animation is just incredible. I’ve never seen anything quite like this ever before.
This piece includes a number of unusual illustrations from the film, as well as the incredible, beautiful short performance/animation piece, “Dreaming of Lucid Living.”
Please visit my website to view the unique illustrations and to watch this very remarkable performance/animation:
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/dreaming-of-lucid-living-a-fascinating-performance-animation-mash-up/“Dreaming of Lucid Living” is a short film that’s a remarkable,... more
“Consumed” is a strange and intriguing 3-min. short film directed by Bradley Young, which features a socialite and model looking her most gorgeous and bored. She vamps for the camera in a variety of stunning fashion ensembles and interesting tableaux, while the subway busker Luke Trumble croons “St. Louis Blues” in the background. But there’s a deeply sad and gritty undercurrent to the action that reminds us of what life in New York City is really like. Yes, there's an over-abundance of glamorous things in the big city, but often attaining them isn’t worth the trouble to get them. Sometimes those fabulous parties for the rich and famous are just full of very lonely people.
This piece includes a number of great b&w photographs, as well as the unusual, engaging short film, “Consumed.”
Please visit my website to view the photographs and watch this strangely intriguing short film:
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/consumed-fabulous-lives-just-full-of-lonely-people/“Consumed” is a strange and intriguing 3-min. short film directed by... more
“The Grey Dress in New York” is an intriguing, captivating short experimental art film by Pierre St-Jacques, which has been screened at art and film festivals around the world. The film is loosely based on Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel “Project for a Revolution in New York.” Robbe-Grillet’s novel (as well as many of his films) exploits pornographic motifs and the imagery of potential sexual violence. “The Grey Dress in New York” focuses on short moments of longing for love and the need to desire. A woman in her apartment is getting ready to go out, she's ironing her grey dress. A man comes up the stairs, presumably to meet her, but this uncertain. The style echoes that found in Robbe-Grillet’s book, one of elipses and repeating patterns, and because of those structures one is never quite certain what the intentions of the characters are.
The central theme of “The Grey Dress in New York” is one of longings for desire. Desire for the other and also for the self; each character is very self possessed and in many ways very full of flourish. The film is ultimately a test of desire for the viewer, who sees the story evolve and builds certain expectations that are as much a part of the story as is the main narrative thread.
This piece presents a number of color photographs, the intriguing and engaging surreal film “The Grey Dress in New York” and the extended trailer for Alain Robbe-Grillet’s darkly dreamlike 1961 film, “Last Year at Marienbad.”
Please visit my website to view the photographs, as well as the very compelling short films:
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/the-grey-dress-in-new-york-private-longings-for-love-and-desire/“The Grey Dress in New York” is an intriguing, captivating short... more
“Tancho” is a stunning 3-min. animated short film that attempts to illustrate with surreal visuals the world of the unconscious and its random behaviors. The film takes place on an imaginary island, a small world which shows the struggles between desire and decency. The symbolic rivalry between basic drives of the appetite and the conscience is portrayed through the interactions of a Tancho Crane, a Tancho Koi and the Tree Island with its desirable insects. Both the Tancho Crane and the Tancho Koi are considered to be sacred in Japan, with their blood red spots (Tancho). The Tancho Crane, which is caught in a struggle between its “true self” and its desires, chooses to follow the path of its conscience (the Tancho Koi) at the end of the film.
This piece includes a number of colorful illustrations and the remarkable animated short film, “Tancho.”“Tancho” is a stunning 3-min. animated short film that attempts to... more
“Wood Smoke” is a 2 ½ min. animated short by Fredo Viola, which uses colorful point and shoot footage shot in Woodstock, New York. The animated short is a crazy twirly, swirly circular video, accompanied by cool, ambient music. “Wood Smoke” can make you feel quite dizzy, but in a very nice way!
Includes a number of colorful pictures and the captivating animated short, “Wood Smoke.”“Wood Smoke” is a 2 ½ min. animated short by Fredo Viola, which... more
“Glory at Sea” is an acclaimed narrative short film that has garnered twelve film festival awards. The film can be seen as a moving Memorial Day tribute, one that endearingly produces the forlorn feelings that are amassed within the sea of a forever-sunset palette, sanctioning our mourning within its beautiful sorrow.
Every once in a rare, long while, a film appears with such a sweeping gust of rejuvenation that it has the power to restore not only one’s faith in cinema, but in humanity as a whole. These miracles, are truly blessed creations. They are worlds unto themselves, borne out of a passionate vision, torn from the spiritual recesses of an individual’s soul and transferred miraculously onto the big screen. "Glory at Sea," a production by the acclaimed Court 13 film collective, is one of these miracles.
Includes beautiful photographs, a memorable slide show and the award-winning stunning short film, “Glory at Sea.”“Glory at Sea” is an acclaimed narrative short film that has garnered... more
“What distinguishes Jon Reiss’s lively, sure-handed film from the rest is that it widens the spectrum by taking a comprehensively international viewpoint." - New York Times Critics Pick
"If Style Wars was the gold standard of graffiti documentary films, Bomb It is the new Platinum standard. Bomb It is dope! Don't sleep on this movie. See it today!" – Bounce FM
“Bomb It” is easily the best documentary on graffiti history and culture throughout the world that I have ever seen. - Film Threat
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(From Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Eyed_Monsters)
Four Eyed Monsters is a 2005 film by Susan Buice and Arin Crumley. It roughly follows Buice and Crumley's real life relationship; the couple initially communicated only through artistic means because Arin was too shy to introduce himself to Susan.
The film was shot on MiniDV using the Panasonic AG-DVX100 in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York, Framingham, Massachusetts and Johnson, Vermont. It was edited on Apple's Final Cut Pro editing software. It debuted on the festival circuit in January 2005 at the Slamdance Film Festival. After attending dozens of festivals, they started to have people request the film to screen in their area. They used a custom designed Google map which showed the zip codes with the largest number of people requesting the film. And in September 2006, they screened the film in six cities every week during the month. (footage of some of these September screenings can be seen in the rolling credits of the film) Due to all the success on the September screenings, they premiered theatrically on December 1, 2006 in New York City at the Cinema Village in Greenwich Village.
On June 8, 2007 the entire film was initially released on YouTube for one week, but this was extended until August 15. Buice and Crumley introduced the film, explaining that they were still in credit card debt from making Four Eyed Monsters.
Throughout the creation of the feature film, the filmmakers were constantly documenting how making the film was affecting their relationship and eventually how the issue of crediting their friends who helped them with the film blew up.
At first they just sat on all of this footage for a while. Then, after the film premiered at Slamdance 2005, they went to SXSW where they were inspired by all of the talk about filmmakers using blogs to try making a daily video blog about being at the festival. It caught on fast, and the filmmakers had gotten their feet wet learning the power of web video.
Then they went to more film festivals, continuing to film everything and on October 12, 2005, the day Apple announced the video capable iPod, Four Eyed Monsters posted Episode 0, an introductory episode teasing what their planned series would reveal.
Attention from the blogosphere and enthusiasm from a growing audience put the pressure on the filmmakers to deliver, and they then edited Episode 1. It basically revealed the evolution of the filmmakers' real lives into the creation of their feature film and ended letting the audience know the film got a phone call from Slamdance. The remaining episodes went on to show how getting approval from a festival changed everything in their lives and goes on to show how people who had helped with their film then started to want to receive directing credits.
The video podcast helped Four Eyed Monsters to get help from major promotional websites like MySpace. MySpace featured episodes 1, 2 and 3 on their homepage. This was before there was a filmmaker section on MySpace and before MySpace allowed users to upload videos. The iTunes podcast directory would also regularly feature the video podcast when new episodes would post.
The filmmakers have also been active in encouraging other filmmakers to post their material to the web. During 2006 and 2007, they attended many film festivals and conferences including Sundance, Digimart, IFP, and Berlinale Talent Campus, spreading the word about how the exposure they received from their video podcast enabled them to self-distribute their movie.
As they self distributed to theaters, the filmmakers would make video messages, announcements and invitations they'd post to their video podcast feed to encourage participation in their film's distribution.
Please click over to http://foureyedmonsters.com/ and check out the podcasts
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The loose team of film school filmmakers known as Mumblecore (see link for primary players) were smart and didn't write a manifesto or demand adherence to their cult of filmmaking. What the term unofficially references is a belief in character driven storytelling with an extremely basic aesthetic. The films often rely on handheld camera-work but never veer into nausea inducing shaky cam style. To be honest (and simplistic), this is filmmaking for the lit crit crowd.
In large part, Mumblecore seems to be focused on the analysis of communication. Ten years ago this may have been well tread ground but today we have cell phones, text messages, emails, and the Web. Combine the net-cloud with cheap, lightweight cameras, add the exuberance of youth and you have Mumblecorp. Thankfully, even if other aspects of these productions are rough (intentional or not), the filmmakers recognize and respect that we need to have clear sound, and I thank all the filmmakers for acknowledging that.
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