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Anarchy In The UK – Twittervlog

15th June 2007 by michael
cellphone | community | documentary arts | experimental | music video | performance | remix/mashup | travelogue

Anarchy in the UK
Anarchy In The UK (2007, 45.4MB, 4:44 min)

Anarchy In The UK has been a bit of a theme of late here on dvblog.
Now, from the indispensable Rupert Howe comes this breathtaking version.
Not only is it extremely funny, with an off the meter chutzpah quotient,
(witness the animal terror in the eyes of the guys on the tube towards the end)
but like a lot of Rupert’s work it’s a kind of contemporary London travelogue
(of the best sort: hard edged, eyes wide open truthful & hence beautiful) too.

Train Coming

14th June 2007 by michael
arts | community | conceptual | ephemera | music video | new media art | performance | remix/mashup

Train Coming -Surreal
The Smith Family/Train Coming/surreal.mov (2007, 1.12MB, 56 sec)

Train Coming
Edward Picot/traincoming.mov (2007, 31.9MB, 2:38 min)

Train Coming -Surreal2
The Smith Family/Train Coming/surreal2.mov (2007, 1.11MB, 57 sec)

I’m going to sign this one, because it’s marginally self-promoting
though not, I think, in a terrifically self-serving way.
I’m currently running a competition on my personal site to either perform, remix
do karaoke versions of, or do basically anything with, a short
(33 sec) song.
To date I haven’t exactly been inundated with entries, but
curiously three out of the current five are little movies &
great they are too.
Don’t think The Smith Family have a website (correct me if I’m
wrong folks) but Edward Picot can be found here & here.
Also – please feel free to have a go yourselves! -details from the competition link above.

Union Docs - Three Whiteboard Pieces – #1

13th June 2007 by michael
arts | conceptual | documentary | documentary arts | documentary odd | experimental

whiteboard #1 (2007, 21.2MB, 3:09 min)

Hmm..this might be controversial but it strikes me that Union Docs ,
an NYC based documentary arts collaborative are flirting with something
one might loosely call documentary formalism.
Well, I’m a sucker for formalism, the proviso of course
being it generates something I care about.
This does (although it seems to pushing the far boundary
of the ‘documentary’ category – I’d be interested in
UD’s thoughts about what constitutes this).
So, thinking going on…good! good!
Looks to be lots of other interesting stuff on their

Two more to come.


Slains Castle QTVR

12th June 2007 by doron
arts | documentary | VR

Slains Castle (2006, 600k, QTVR)

by Scott Haefner.

Ice Age Animation Movies

11th June 2007 by doron
animation | arts | cinema | satire | trailer

Ice Age 1
Ice Age 1 (2002, 6MB, 1:56 min.)

Ice Age 2
Ice Age 2 (2006, 8.1MB, 1:26 min.)

Computer-animation extravaganza – Ice Age from 20th Century Fox.
Ice Age is directed by Chris Wedge, founder of Blue Sky Studios and
Ice Age – The Meltdown, by Carlos Saldanha.


8th June 2007 by doron
animation | arts | documentary | experimental | film | movie making | new media art | silent | technology | vlog

Film (2005, 1.6MB, 17 sec loop)

“It’s Prelinger Archive footage of 1920s London.
(1) Make a virtual ‘film strip’, a long jpeg.
(2) Make a virtual ‘projector’ for this in Director.
(3) Export it all to QuickTime & Bob’s your uncle.”

from scenes of provincial life.

Random Acts & Inner Politics

7th June 2007 by michael
arts | conceptual | experimental | performance

Random Acts & Inner Politics
Random Acts & Inner Politics (2006, 25.4MB, 1:57 min)

Nicely intense piece from Ryan Seslow.
Intense & urgent, which urgency gives it an interesting
forward momentum, a disregard for the nice finish & a
real punch.
There’s a visual confidence, almost a swagger, which I like
very much, too.
I’m not convinced all of Ryan’s work succeeds equally,
and I find some of the surrounding rhetoric a little
mystifying but it’s clear there’s something both
interesting & driven happening here.
Work to watch.

Gotta Catch’em All

6th June 2007 by doron
animation | arts | narrative | satire | video | viral

Gotta Catch’em All (2006, 21.2MB, 3:50 min.)

‘A fun little short film I did at CCS with the help of my cousins Jack,
and Kaitlyn. This is CG character animation composited over video..’

by Mark DeRidder.

Maurice Bogaert goes shopping

5th June 2007 by michael
arts | community | documentary odd | satire | strange | video

Hekje Fence
Hekje (Fence) (2006, 4.2MB, 1:52 min)

If Maurice Bogaert tried this in my local Sainsbury’s
he would be dead meat, so points for a twisted kind of courage.
Amusing, if frothy, item found at BasementArtProject.

Ken Turner #8 – studio

4th June 2007 by michael
animation | arts | conceptual | experimental | performance | video

 in the studio
in the studio (2006, 1.8MB, 1:03 min)

Ken’s site.

Ken talking about his ideas & work.

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