Posts Tagged ‘short film’

24 Hour Video Race Results: Team GDV – First Place in Futurevision Division

Posted by    |    May 23rd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

The first place winner of the 24-Hour Video Race’s Futurevision (College) Division provides a lovely little reminder to recycle. By using a rather repulsive privileged couple and a kind, recycling homeless man, the short film shows what a profound difference the small act of recycling can make.

Each entry into the 24 Hour Video Race must include these four elements:

Theme: Recycling

Prop: Phone Book

Location: B_G … You can use any of the B_G locations all over Dallas. View locations

Line of Dialogue: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

24 Hour Video Race Results: “Country” Takes Home 2nd Place in Pixelation Division

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2013 at 5:33 pm

This fun short film by team Cinemazing took home 2nd place in the Pixelvision (High School) Division of the 2013 24 Hour Video Race. The realty TV aspect and some seriously clever ex-boyfriend names make for a fun look at two roommates who have an affinity for each other’s current love interests, no matter how bizarre they are.

Each entry into the 24 Hour Video Race must include these four elements:


24 Hour Video Race Results: “Cycle, Recycle” Takes Home First Place in Pixelation Division

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2013 at 5:07 pm

“The worst mistake in life is becoming stagnant.”

Spoken by one of the characters in Chase Anderson’s short film, “Cycle, Recycle”, the words perfectly capture the heart of the story. Life, in particular relationships, are filled with highs and lows, heartwarming triumphs and crushing defeats. Even when the blows are almost too much to take, the worst thing you can do is remain stagnant and resist change. Some relationships are meant to last, some require a little give and take, and some end up being just one more “Alyssa” of “Jessica” (or the occasional “Giselle”) on your path to finding the one. It’s all part of the process, the ebb and flow of life.

“Cycle, Recycle”, directed by Chase Anderson, took home first place in the 2013 24 Hour Video Race’s Pixelvision (High School) Division.


A tour through the abandoned: Malaise

Posted by    |    May 14th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Located in the southwest portion of Berlin, Beelitz-Heilstätten was originally built in 1898 as a sanatorium to care for victims of tuberculosis. Soon after however it was utilized in World War I and II as a German military hospital where most notably a young corporal Adolf Hitler was treated after being wounded at the Battle of Somme during World War I. Surviving two wars and Soviet occupation the massive complex still stands consisting of over 60 buildings spread over 200 acres that are linked by underground tunnels.  While some sections of the hospital remain in operation as a neurological rehabilitation center and as a center for research and care for victims of Parkinson’s disease the remainder of the complex, including the surgery, the psychiatric ward, and a rifle range, was abandoned in 2000 and continues remain uninhabited.


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.



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.


Lost Memories

Posted by    |    September 22nd, 2012 at 9:18 am

A person named “Elvis” posted a very well done interview and review of the Director of “Lost Memories”, Francois Ferracci.    According to this interview, Lost Memories makes a powerful comment on digital versus analog living as well as the nature of memories—especially when they are all tweeted, blogged or committed to a digital archive somewhere.



Posted by    |    August 21st, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Not only is this absolutely beautiful, but it’s one of the sweetest short films I’ve ever seen. I’ve been watching this little gem off an on for almost a year now. It’s a great cure for the doldrums.

The story is about two octopuses in love employing any and all means to escape from a chef in a small Greek coastal town.  A chase ensues and the viewer is entertained by well-done character animation.

Oktapodi is A film by Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier and Emud Mokhberi


Posted by    |    August 8th, 2012 at 3:27 pm


Lord Cry Cry

Posted by    |    July 26th, 2012 at 7:59 pm


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