The fascinating short animation “OTTO” examines the concept of cycles through a dark metaphorical tale centered around a lively sheet of paper. The animation was directed by Salvatore Murgia. via Vimeo Staff Picks
#228 - Week of February 19, 2015 The Best-Looking Coffee Machine Ever Made - [steampunk wow] American West will have a Mega-Drought - [by year 2100] A "smiley" found in deep space (gravitational lensing) - [space, pic] Various otherShow More Summary
Filmmakers Dan Eckman and Meggie McFadden have posted a “proof-of-concept” video for a film adaptation of the novel The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To by their frequent collaborator DC Pierson. The video introduces the two main characters Darren Bennett and Eric Lederer, teenage outcasts who are working on a comic book that comes to life. […]
photo via Looking For In an effort to find a boyfriend, an anonymous 26-year-old San Francisco woman has launched Looking For, a bold (or odd) project in which she is posting personal ads around the city with flyers and a large scale mural. The hand-lettered ads and the 54-foot mural in the Lower Haight were […]
The above short is a prequel (Grand Budapest Hotel’s Tony Revolori and The Hunger Games’ Jack Quaid) of what could be.
How can something so fluffy and adorable be such a jerk? [ via ]
MAKE has posted a video (shot entirely in portrait mode!) on how to preserve a dried dandelion in resin. It uses a gumball toy capsule as the mold.
“Tempest Vermilion” is a short video created by filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic for BBC Earth that features gorgeous time-lapse video of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona set to the music of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The short is part of the larger Skyglow project, which explores landscapes in the United States […]
(Photos: Manchester Evening News) Pedro is a Shetland Pony that lives at the Ebony Horse Club in London. He lives in a stall with a normal-sized stall door. He has to stretch high up to just barely look over the edge at the world outside. Show More Summary
With the Richard Pryor biopic in the works, and comedian Mike Epps chosen for the titular role, it’s a bit too late to recast. But, with newly released footage of Marlon Wayans’ audition tape from when Chris Rock was attached to work...Show More Summary
Here’s further proof that bees are awesome. Rotterdam-based designer Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny of Studio Libertiny collaborated with a swarm of bees to create Thousand Years, a beautiful beeswax sculpture shaped like a teapot. This one-of-a-kind experimental sculpture was commissioned by French fine silver manufacturer Christofle. Show More Summary
Babies are nice and this baby is no exception. But the child's laugh is... yikes. Again, we are sure the baby is a treasure and has many wonderful qualities. The laugh is very unique and it clearly brings joy to those who hear it. But...Show More Summary
Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny is an artist who collaborates with bees. By building hive structures in certain shapes, he enlists the cooperation of bees in creating sculptures out of beeswax. We’ve previously seen one that looks like the crucified Jesus. This one titled Thousand Years takes the form of a teapot. Christofle, a French silver maker, commissioned the piece. -via Inhabitat
“Paul Thomas Anderson: From a Distance” is short compilation film by Jacob T. Swinney, who has compiled together the long shots used by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson from scenes in the films Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will be Blood and The Master, all of which create a unifying sense of loneliness […]
This is not your father’s Power Rangers movie. All the goofy, brightly colored costumes, and rubber monsters are gone. Blasted away by this dirty, gritty, re-imagining of one of our childhood favorites. I’m not really a fan of the gritty reboot-type works that Hollywood seems infatuated with these days. Not everything needs to be darker, […]
“A Brief History of House Music” is a documentary-style remix music video by Eclectic Method (previously) that charts the birth of the hugely popular electronic music genre using interviews with influential musicians and samples of 29 different tracks, sequenced in chronological order. It opens with a healthy nod to the “disco” of Giorgio Moroder but […]
(vimeo link) The short film called...meanwhile... is taken from Italian filmmaker Sandro Bocci’s feature film Porgrave, which will be released later this year. See slow-living corals, starfish, and other sea creatures in time-lapse mode beautifully photographed in their natural habitat. Show More Summary
Artist Rishi Kaneria has created a supercut that explores the use of the colors red and yellow in Wes Anderson films like Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and more.
Sandro Bocci's video of sea creatures, magnified and time-lapsed, is like encountering alien life forms. (more…)
“Slimy Piece of Worm-Ridden Filth” is a short documentary by London-based filmmaker Jamie Benning that examines the work of Toby Philpott, a puppeteer who helped control the intricate Jabba the Hutt puppet in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. An awful lot of the background creatures are your classic aliens, which is a […]