Kinda ballsy for a brand to get as sweary as this. Using KP’s brand equity for their own? Criss cross. Criss cross.
Nicely cut together. And simple. And…
Shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.
Director: JW Griffiths
Producer: Kurban Kassam
Director of Photography: Christopher Moon
Editor: Marianne Kuopanportti
Sound Design: Mauricio d’Orey
Music composed by: Lennert Busch
Another story from America I’ve never heard of. Nice short.
Via Roger Ebert
Gorgeous short film on custom motorcycle builder Shinya Kimura. Stirs up the heart, this custom built motor art. Love the cuts, the use of sound and space. Growling engines and wonderful lines. Made my day. Salivate, ruminate, then go about your business.
Sean Christensen brings a simple memory to life. Makes me think of all the dumb, violent stuff I’ve done with my brother on the farm and what nice little films they’d make. I’m surprised we’re both still alive.
I just rearranged my work space at home and cleaned my desk of all extraneous toys. It took all of half-an-hour for it to become a mess of papers and breakfast dishes again. But the simple act of turning my back to the windows in my apartment enabled me to create a singular focus on my work for the day, forcing my attention to what was in front and giving me no ‘gaze off into the void’ opportunity. It was a very good move (though probably bad Feng Shui), and I really got lost in the zone for the entire day. I’ve always been a messy desker. I like being able to see all my scribbles and be surrounded by my brain. That said, I envy the stark beauty of some of the desks in this film.
Via Boing Boing
Not entirely sure how I missed hitting publish on this. Pretty rad.
Kinda wish I hadn’t started my day with this. But sometimes it’s good to start a Monday with a good weep. Great little short, albeit sad.
This is what I love about the internet. I had never heard of Sister Corita (have I ever mentioned I grew up on a sheep farm in NSW, Australia? baa!), yet spent some time during lunch reading about her and seeing some of her fab work. I want to see this doco. The above is an excerpt from the Short Documentary “Become a Microscope – 90 Statements on Sister Corita”, directed by Aaron Rose of Beautiful Losers fame. (Don’t know Beautiful Losers? That can be your journey of discovery this afternoon.)
Synopsis: (lifted from the flickr set from the opening of a retrospective of her work titled Passion For the Possible: The Work of Sister Corita
Sister Corita (1918-1986) was a teacher, political activist and possibly one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960’s. She was also a Catholic nun. Become A Microscope is a 20-minute art/documentary film celebrating the life, work, and teachings of this incredible artist. The film was shot on location on the campus of Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles, the same place where most of the film’s story happened. It serves as a living, breathing document of the inspiration she spread to so many people throughout her life…and as the title suggests, the importance of looking at the world “small pieces at a time”. Through the use of interviews with those who knew her, we tell Corita’s story in an abstract way. Using archival images from the Corita archive along with visual effects created specifically for the project by some of the most talented animators working today, we have created a colorful visual montage. The film reveals itself as a living, moving, graphic and musical artwork.
For more on Passion For the Possible: The Work of Sister Corita go to CHUMPCHAMPION.com.
A little stop motion from Tomas Mankovsky to watch with your breakfast. Some “making of” stuff here.
I did something kinda nuts on Saturday. I rode 100 miles. To where? Nowhere. That was the point. If you’re feeling inspired by this achievement, throw some bucks into Fatty’s Livestrong coffers. He’s the brainchild behind this event (and if you do it today, you can even win a Kona “Cadabra” mountain bike which has been named but not yet made)
Designed by cartoonist Chris Ware and animated by John Kuramoto. Yes, the same Chris Ware who did this. This was put together for the “This American Life – Live!” Spring event, which you can listen to here.
What’s “This American Life – Live!”?
Ira Glass hosts an episode of the radio program, in front of a live audience…and records it for those who couldn’t attend to hear. The show is performed onstage by some of our favorite contributors: Dan Savage, Starlee Kine, and Mike Birbiglia tell stories. Plus a very special appearance by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!