Just a little find I found
Just a little find I found
by Georges Schwizgebel
The creating of life and the emergence of a feeling of love go to make up the themes of “The ravishing of Franc N. Stein”. They are represented by the film’s gradual construction of an increasingly realist image. This image is built up by the means of a long tracking shot suggestive of a person walking, likewise by more and more complex and exact background through which he moves, and which depicts his evolution to the point where he can be regarded as a human being. Finally a reverse shot establishes the completed image: the ravishing of Franc N. Stein in the presence of his fiancée.
A film which, by the use of a simple camera movement, explores and reviews some relationships to the ground. The viewpoint continuously orbits places, objects, people and events. The observations gradually speed up to reveal a double sided ground flipping like a tossed coin, then slow again to oscillate about the earths edge.
A huge personal favourite – I can’t remember the amount of times I’ve rewatched it. Something oddly comforting about it all ! (just don’t get dizzy)
More information about the author here – tonyhillfilms.com/
Fantastic short film directed by Michael Cera based on an original story by Bruce Jay Friedman. In a self-effacing attempt to save his father from a death by deterioration, a young man enlists his curmudgeonly boss and Kelis to perform a song, and a miracle. Worth it for the sound-direction alone !
Created as part of the Jash project/collective.
God bless Andy Jenkinson
In the mid 1940s, Fritz Heider and Mary-Ann Simmel created a simple animation on “An experimental study of apparent behaviour” – They asked observers to describe what they saw in the film. Most observers developed elaborate stories about the circle and the little triangle being in love, about the big-bad grey triangle trying to steal away the circle, about the blue triangle fighting back, yelling to his love to escape into the house, and following her inside where they embraced and lived happily ever after. More information and how it relates to modern day animation and game design can be found here
I first watched this on Channel 4 late at night about a decade ago, and have been trying to track down a copy of the film for ages. And here it is ! A short film by Paul Driessen telling the story of two characters trying to reach each other, but both trying to cope with the limitations of their own respective dimensions.
Fantastic surreal animation / music video by Vince Collins. Not for epileptics or those on drugs operating heavy machinery.
Great trailer for this year’s Voltfestivalen ( http://voltfestivalen.se/2012/ ) which was held back in the summer.