Mit einer Tischler-Kantenschleifmaschine wird vom Werkstück (Holz, Walnuss, Trafo, Schädel oder analoger Kamera) immer ein halber Millimeter abgeschliffen und fotografiert. Aus ca 650 Aufnahmen entsteht ein Kurzfilm, der die innere Struktur von Natur und Technik gegenüberstellt. [more inside]
Flann O'Brien: The Lives of Brian [VIMEO]:
A documentary about Flann O'Brien aka Brian O'Nolan. [more inside]
: Aston Martin DB9
, Space Shuttle
: Art Plotter
, big! burny! mighty!
, DVD drive
, with lasers!
, old scanner
, Pedro & Sybil
, sand plotter
Toast Of London
stars Matt Berry (IT Crowd
, Snuff Box
, Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place
) as troubled theatre actor Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. With a recent divorce, a highly controversial play to perform every night, a shell shocked army officer for a brother and an audition in a prison - it’s turning into another very busy day for Toast in this, the pilot episode for the Channel 4 series. [SLYT] [NSFW] [more inside]
"The Most Quoted Man in News"
(vimeo) is a short about Greg Packer, a man who, since 1995, has been quoted at news events across the country at least 100 times, according to an Associated Press memo
. [more inside]
With the momentous series finale of Breaking Bad just hours away, fans of the show are hungry for something, anything to wile away the time before the epic conclusion tonight. So why not kick back and chew the fat with your fellow MeFites with the help of a little tool I like to call "The Periodic Table of Breaking Bad." [more inside]
"And then one day you find ten years have got behind you..."
It's a long slow five minutes, and you don't even know it's happening, but it is. Slowly but surely, the inevitable march of aging happens before your very eyes. Don't skip ahead, just let it unfold.
While we've discussed it before
, the link was removed but YouTube's new content guidelines have allowed it to be re-uploaded. In 2001, photographer and filmmaker David LaChapelle
directed a video to be shown before Heatherette's first runway show and MAC cosmetics in-store video. Starring Amanda Lepore, the 6 minute video is a bizarre gunshot of pink lipstick, gay cowboys, 80s pop music, and constant full frontal nudity. YouTube
(sign-in required) Vimeo
The Pixel Painter
is a short documentary about Hal Lasko
, a 97-year-old artist who paints in Microsoft Paint. [more inside]
Oreo Wonderfilled Anthem.
And during which show did The Martin Agency
decide to roll out its new, optimistic, and wonder filled (yes I know) Oreo ad campaign
? Why, during the sometimes dark and always cynical show Mad Men
, of course. [more inside]
: is a documentary film set in the not too distant future, following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds with extraordinary results, the scientists find themselves dealing with a much bigger agenda.
How beautiful it is when you allow high voltage electricity to burn it's way through wood? Very beautiful
The Sinner Team is a group of Russians who like bungee jumping and body modifications.
They combine the two in interesting ways. THE CHALLENGE is a documentary of their experiences. If you are squeamish about unusual body piercings, you should probably not watch this.
Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex
is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time. (previously
Mars Curiosity Rover.
A short film by Dan Winters
, narrated by members of the team that sent Curiosity on its way. [more inside]
While slit-scan photography
is most well known for the "stargate
" sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey, advances in technology now allow it to be applied to moving objects in 3D.
Gary Yost is a volunteer fire spotter at the Mount Tamalpais fire lookout. He made a beautiful video of "a day in the life"
which has gone viral--somehow didn't make it to Metafilter yet.
Dave and Duncan off the inspirational (and cancelled) MTV reality show 'The Buried Life
' star in a parody of Rihanna's We Found Love video
along side a bunch of spray paint and candy.
WE VS. THE NIGHT
flex down a winding mountain face in the cold of the night, equipped with nothing but a couple headlamps to tear through the darkness. As they battle their way through each turn, they fall deeper into an un-explored realm of stoke.' [more inside]
The zombie apocalypse happened -- and we won.
But though society has recovered, the threat of infection is always there -- and Los Angeles coroner Tommy Rossman is the man they call when things go wrong.
The extended trailer
for David Cronenberg'
s adaptation of Don DeLillo
's Cosmopolis has hit the internet.
File under: Romantic Wedding Videos
(2:14, single link Vimeo)
Birth of a Book [Vimeo]
A short vignette of a book being created using traditional printing methods. For the Daily Telegraph. Shot at Smith-Settle Printers
, Leeds, England. The book being printed is Suzanne St Albans’ 'Mango and Mimosa' published as part of the Slightly Foxed series
. Shot, Directed & Edited by @Glen Milner
is a climbing sport that requires no rope, only grip strength, chalk, a crash mat, and nerve. [more inside]
We've discussed subblue/Tom Beddard and Mandlebulbs before
, but two months ago L'Eclaireur Sévigné
asked him to create a few animations for their 147-screen exhibition. And here are the hypnotic, terrifying results.
One day at breakfast, a man's soul bursts out of his eyeball. While the soul roams the earth eating everything in sight, two wild deer bathe and dress the man's catatonic body. It's Dr. Breakfast.
Time lapse videos can be breathtaking, lovely, and a joy to watch… but they can also show you something you may not have thought about before. Before I even read the caption for Murray Fredericks’ video called "IRIDIUM", I knew it was filmed in the southern hemisphere. Can you guess how? [more inside]
"Laughter sounds the same in every language" [more inside]
Bizarrely unsettling tape art