The USA. Be Proud.

14th May 2009 by guest editor
animation | community | humor | music video | observational | satire | video | viral

Hillbilly USA (2005, 7MB, 1:41 min.)

A beautifully executed found object hillbilly
masterpiece. From – Borders Perrin Norrander

Lew Baldwin

The Making of Kaboom – PES

21st March 2009 by admin
animation | arts | design | documentary | puppetry | satire | video | viral

Making of Kaboom (2005, 15.5 MB, 5:07 min.)

Filmmaker Adam Pesapane a.k.a. PES,
featured on Dvblog – here, here & here,
makes phenomenal stop-motion animation videos.
In this video he explains some of his thought process and
how his choice of objects to give deeper meaning to his works.

By Mica Scalin.

Numa Numa

9th January 2009 by brittany
ephemera | video | viral | webcam

Gary Brolsma – Numa Numa (2004, 3.7MB, 1:39)

Is this where I make the case that this was among
the first viral videos on the internets? Maybe, but
I’d rather just post this charming clip from the
erstwhile Staples employee from New Jersey,
dancing to Romanian pop in his bedroom.

PES – Sneaux Shoes – Human Skateboard

22nd July 2008 by doron
advertising | animation | commerce | humor | remix/mashup | sports | stop motion | tv | viral

Sneaux (2007, 7MB, 31 sec.)

Sneaux Shoes launched a consumer-generated video campaign
with a stop-motion video of a human skateboard. The TV ad
features a skateboarder using a kid as a skateboard and performing
classic tricks like ollies, grinds and 360s.
PES who directed the video made it entirely in-camera (Canon D20)
and on location through the use of a stop-motion animation technique
known as pixilation. Says PES: “This spot is a great example of the
breadth of stop-motion. If something exists in the real world, it can be animated.”

Editing and sound design was done by Sam Welch at Homestead, New York.

Get Out and Pay

16th June 2008 by michael
advertising | animation | commerce | ephemera | stop motion | video | viral

Get Out and Play
Get Out and Play (2008, 36.9MB, 1:25 min)

Somebody called Donna sends us a mail ‘writing from a Nokia sponsored blog’.
Donna, kind soul that she is, thought
‘With your stop motion background we thought you might have a
different take on the video than the gamers and
tech bloggers who might normally watch the video’

Aw..bless her!
Nothing to do, then, with trying to use as us a part of an attempted
“virality” strategy ( don’t get us wrong, we’re impressed dvblog even
appears on these folks’ radar)
So..watch the movie..it’s good.
There’s stuff to be learned here, no doubt –
not least that the corporate vultures can clearly buy in time and talent;
but how much better a world it would be if the silly amounts of cash it
clearly cost to make this just went straight to fund new work by artists…

Backstreet Boys by The Dormitory Boys – I want it that way

2nd May 2008 by doron
community | ephemera | humor | music video | performance | video | viral | vlog | YouTube

I want it that way (2005, 20.3MB, 3:39 min.)

A super hit back in 2005 that started the Karaoke trend
on Utube. (3M hits)
from- The Dormitory Boys.

Terminally Ambivalent Over You – Alex Budovsky

29th April 2008 by doron
animation | arts | humor | music video | narrative | satire | video | viral

Terminally Ambivalent Over You (2002, 26.1MB, 3:19 min.)

Based on Stephen Coate‘s song from the album ‘When Psyche meets Cupid’,
this animation tells the story of a prisoner who works in a prison’s
gramophone factory and while assembling gramophones thinks of his girlfriend.
Neat stuff from Alex Budovsky, aka Aleksey Budovskiy.

Bathtime in Clerkenwell – Alex Budovsky

19th November 2007 by doron
animation | arts | humor | literature | narrative | satire | viral

Bathtime in Clerkenwell (2002, 15.3MB, 3:14 min)

Alex Budovsky aka Aleksey Budovskiy created this great animation
based on Stephen Coates ( aka (The Real) Tuesday Weld‘s) song of the same title.
This film is about The Great Revolution of the British Cuckoos,
who bravely took over London, forcing all the people to move
inside the cuckoo clocks.

Doll Face – andrewhu

29th October 2007 by doron
animation | arts | community | experimental | narrative | puppetry | video | viral | vlog | YouTube

Doll Face (2007, 27MB, 4:12 min.)

Popular video from YouTube. 1,733,368 views (as of Oct. 29th)

Ostrich rap

8th October 2007 by doron
animation | arts | humor | music video | video | viral

strich (2006, 4.8MB, 31 sec.)

Ostrich rap from borderfilmproject.