December 2007


Archive for December, 2007

Dog Toothed Jewels

31st December 2007 by michael
arts | conceptual | experimental | narrative | observational | strange | video

Dog Toothed Jewels (2004, 44.1MB, 7:20 min.)

Strange art fairy tale from artist Jerelyn Hanrahan,
seen at the VIII Digital Colloquium
in Havana last June.
I like the narrative drive of this piece which,
coupled with the intensely personal, almost arcane,
iconography, gives it a quite unsettling character.

They Got Bills to Pay – David Kessler

28th December 2007 by doron
arts | community | documentary | interview | portraiture | video | vlog

They Got Bills to Pay (2007, 15.7MB, 2:29 min.)

The Streets of Philadelphia. Prostitution.
“It does sometimes confuse me as much how someone can be happy with such a life.
Sometimes I like to think that a happy person is able to be happy in any situation.
Other times I find it sad, thinking that they can’t possibly be really happy, that maybe
they don’t know real happiness. But I don’t like that answer. We can’t impose our own
sense of what makes us happy on someone else.
as far as being one of the worst areas, yes it is often hard and there is crime but I see
great beauty there and I hope to show that too.”

by David Kessler.

I Found Love

27th December 2007 by brittany
animation | arts | design | ephemera | music video | video

Grow Design Work – I Found Love (2006, 8.8MB, 1:35)

So precious. A “music video” made for Nick Jr. show
Yo Gabba Gabba, from Bran Dougherty-Johnson,
who is Grow Design Work. Originally a Free Design
song, covered here by the Trembling Blue Stars.
This makes me so happy.

Baby Got Back

26th December 2007 by admin
humor | music video | remix/mashup | video | vlog

Baby Got Back (2007, 9.26 MB,4:07 min)

For those of you who didn’t think Pirates of Penzance
could be improved upon, Michael Hightower’s brilliant
new score, confirms that Gilbert and Sullivan should
have teamed up with Sir Mix-a-Lot long ago.

By Mica Scalin.

O’Reilly – Ident

25th December 2007 by brittany
animation | arts | community | conceptual | humor | video

David O’Reilly – Ident (2007, 2.1MB, 0:47)

A quirky short from David O’Reilly, via music video
production company Colonel Blimp.

The Softlightes – Heart Made of Sound

24th December 2007 by doron
animation | arts | music video | stop motion | video

Heart Made of Sound (2007, 24MB, 3:06 min.)

‘A wonderful little stop-motion melange of visual joy that’s the music video
to The Soft Lightes’ “Heart Made of Sound” by director Kris Moyes.’


Evolution of Communication from Adobe Systems

21st December 2007 by doron
cellphone | commerce | community | documentary | education | historical | interview | technology | video

Evolution of Communication (2006, 15MB, 6:50 min.)

“Adobe Systems commissioned eMotion studios to create a film depicting the ‘Evolution of Communication’.
Various luminaries such as Doug Englebart (inventor of the mouse) and Martin Cooper
(inventor of the cell phone) helped tell the story of how communication has changed
and transformed over the past two decades. The film supported Adobe’s CEO Bruce Chizen
in a recent keynote address.
The production follows the arc of human communication from the moment when we are able
to discern shapes and sounds to the point of complex interactions as adults. The story
leads to a hint of where we are heading in the future, and to Adobe’s commitment to
facilitate personal and human communication and connection.”

From eMotion studios

Razr: Gondry

20th December 2007 by brittany
advertising | arts | cellphone | commerce | conceptual | movie | technology

Michel Gondry for MotoRazr2 (2007, 7.4MB, 1:01)

I have to admit I’d find this more interesting if
Michel Gondry had actually used a Razr to record footage.
In this case, cell phone company Motorola commissioned
the music video director-cum-hipster filmmaker to make
a “film based on the experience of their new Razr2 phone.”
I wish using my phone was half as interesting.
I’ve also heard these are hideous devices, image appeal aside.
I’m fairly certain it didn’t deserve its own short film, but I digress.
Classic Gondry: pretty and predictably whimsical.

Catastrophe Keeps Us Together

19th December 2007 by brittany
arts | music video | performance | video

Rainer Maria – Catastrophe Keeps Us Together (2007, 23.5MB, 3:35)

A fun music video for the fantastic band Rainer Maria, directed by Claire Carr�.

Wuthering Heights

18th December 2007 by admin
arts | music video | performance | remix/mashup | video | vlog

Wuthering Heights (2007, 9.19 MB, 3:04 min)

Kate Bush’s debut hit Wuthering Heights gets a makeover
by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britian
and crooner, Tony Penultimate.

By Mica Scalin.