Paul Flannery, 7 Rainbow Minutes, ‘part of an occasional series of clocks. Each clock uses a computer file type to keep its time. Often this is a gif with each frame ticking over at one second intervals. In this piece though, each minute is witness to one colour of the rainbow mixing in to the next. Underpinning the series is an interest in how a computer file, in this case an mp4 might be considered a unit of time. CPU and connection speeds will likely vary according to user and location which combine to make it somewhat unreliable as a measure.”
Director Edson Oda has created a comic book stop motion that uses the panel-structure as a springboard for experimentation. Instead of a nine-paneled layout, the story is told by layering cut out panels on top of each other to progress the narrative.
It’s an ingenious idea that allows Oda to play around with the format, incorporating ideas like submerging the paper in red liquid to show blood, or even dousing it with lighter fluid and setting it on fire to add a bit of drama.
Check out this curious 25-second time-lapse/composite video that shows every airplane that landed at San Diego International Airport on Black Friday a week ago between 10:30am and 3pm. The giant planes whiz by overhead as if they’re part of a fighter jet squadron heading off to battle — not something you’d expect to see with commercial planes at an airport. It was created by photography and film professor Cy Kuckenbaker.
Technology blogger Brian Hall writes that what the man is doing may simply be a taste of the “upcoming brave new intrusive world,” in which people wearing cameras like Google Glass and Memoto will be able to photograph or film you simply by pointing their body in your direction.
“BREAK THE RECORD” BY ANNE - JAMES CHATON & ANDY MOOR [ENGLISH] with DJ RUPTURE by Unsounds.mov (by ANDYMOORTHEEX)
The piece is a protest against blatant injustice in money allocation, overflow of military and security in the civilian world and unwise and often illegitimate spending of taxpayers’ money, and against the pressure on the consumer by the official sponsors of the Olympic Games.
Making equations between a runner’s achievements and the costs and security involved in the mediatization of the event, Chaton and Moor expose how the Games have become an oversized beast and an event that, because of the climate of fear we live in, is no longer simply an exciting sporting event
‘Places Other People Have Lived’ fuses various styles of filmmaking. The mixed media video combines animation, stop motion, live action, illustration, pixilation and rotoscoping to name a few. Each style is tied in together effortlessly with the help of a narrative. Mixed media usage can be very gimmicky sometimes but this mixed media video doesn’t shift focus from the story.
This two-minute film by Christian Svanes Kolding is “a visual survey of a limited number of objects that one keeps from a life in which travel is frequent; gifts, found objects, thrift store purchases, books: souvenirs from a particular time and place. the things that we keep become the constants, objects invested with extra meaning during times of transitions and frequent departures.”