Archive for January, 2013

Rains

Posted by    |    January 29th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Here is a short little film that think accurately reflects our Dallas weather for the day and possibly the rest of the week. I love rain, but I must admit it makes living in a city a bit challenging at times.

Boss Wave

Posted by    |    January 23rd, 2013 at 4:04 pm

If you’ve ever listened to dubstep or are at all familiar with this genre of electronic music, you are probably aware of it’s ability  to illicit images of alien robot battles or to make the listener feel like they themselves are participating in said alien robot battles.In This video for Xilent’s song Boss Wave  the director takes full advantage of this this potential as we watch a gamer’s video game world collide with the real world and a day of hilarious carnage unfolds.

 

Facts about Projection

Posted by    |    January 17th, 2013 at 3:00 pm

What better short film to put in a short film blog than one about projectors and projectionists, both integral to the film/movie going experience. The job of a projectionist is often a mysterious and under appreciated one, especially as we move further and further into the digital age and their skills are less in demand, but here the film maker gives us a closer look at what goes on up in that flickering room above the heads of movie patrons.

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The Gift

Posted by    |    January 8th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

In 4 minutes and 37 seconds this short film offers up a narrative and chase scene worthy of a  full length action movie. Set in Moscow, Russia the film takes place during an undisclosed point in the future. This chronological setting is established early through brief sightings of a robotic animal,  police dressed in such a manner that you can’t really tell if they’re fully human and what appear to be their space faring vehicles just sitting in the background. Even though with these elements we can tell it’s the future, the rest of the city looks to still be in present day Moscow and there is never any explanation as how or why it came to the futuristic state it’s in.

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Scintillation

Posted by    |    January 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 am

The creator of this video describes it as “an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.” While I’m not really sure what all that means but I would say the experiment is a success.

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