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Louis Morton Passer Passer Interview

Sound is one of the essential elements of filmmaking, although it may be less obvious than cinema’s visuals. This is partly because of the overriding effect human vision has over hearing, as depicted by the McGurk effect. But filmmakers recognize sound’s importance. For French New Wave director Robert Bresson, film sound should be strictly diegetic. In his […]

Passer Passer animation Sundance 2014

Watch Passer Passer, the Soundtrack of Urban Life

Sundance 2014, aside from featuring the animated treatise on the inability to create and be unique, Drew Christie’s Allergy to Originality, also screened Passer Passer by Louis Morton, an animated short that examines the hectic contemporary lifestyle. Morton revealed the technical details of the film’s complex sound editing, mixing, and animation in this interview for filmslie. […]

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Watch Cinematics: The short animated history of cinema in 60 seconds

Cinematics is an animated short whose main topic is cinema itself, much like Disney’s short Get a Horse! which takes place in a cinema theater and literally breaks the 4th wall. Cinematics’ self-reference is not as direct and explicit though. It is not as much “self” reference, as it is cinema reference. Cinematics is yet another […]

SXSW 2014 Full List of Animated Shorts the alligator by Alexandra Barsky

SXSW Full Lineup List of Animated Shorts 2014, Trailers, Full Films, and More

Thirteen animated shorts will screen at the South by Southwest Film Festival 2014. From Brazil to Australia and New Zealand, the SXSW list of animated shorts blurs geographic and art borders, blending computer-generated animation with stop motion, live action, and hand-drawn films. This is the full list of all animated shorts with trailers. Scroll down […]

The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray Aged 33 & 3/4 SXSW 2014 animated short

Watch Steve Baker’s The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray: SXSW 2014 Animated Shorts

Steve Baker’s The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray Aged 33 & 3/4 will screen at this year’s SXSW South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas (full list of all animated shorts in the SXSW competition). The animated short is a poignant take on loneliness, thematically reminiscent of Spike Jonze’s Her. The Video Dating […]

Get a horse animated short Lauren Macmullan

Lauren MacMullan’s Get a Horse! : Breaking the Fourth Wall

Disney’s Get a Horse! was one of the nominees for the Best Animated Short Oscar, but it lost to Mr Hublot. The 3D short directed by Lauren MacMullen features Mickey and Mini Mouse in a mixed media of hand-drawn black-and-while animation blended with computer-generated color 3D animation. Get a Horse! is not only a true […]

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Waking Life Bed Scene with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy Chapter 5 “Death and Reality”| The Death of the Author

Probably because of the director’s philosophical background, Richard Linklater’s Waking Life explores existentialism, free will, and even the favorite topic the lie of reality. This post, however, will focus only on the bedroom scene with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, both frequent collaborators with Linklater, and its relation to another favorite topic, the death of […]

Allergy to Originality: Interview with Filmmaker Drew Christie

Drew Christie’s Allergy to Originality is a 5-minute animated short film that screened at Sundance 2014. The hand-drawn film examines the nature of creativity and invention with a postmodern attitude that refutes the possibility of originality or creation of any idea or work. Instead, the film favors the multiple-discovery theory which recognizes an infinite number […]

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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? by Michel Gondry: Documentary and Animation, Reality and Film

Michel Gondry used a box of sharpies and a 16-mm camera to interview linguist Noam Chomsky in his new movie, Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?. Gondry’s hand-drawn animation paints (pun intended) a personal, funny, and unpretentious portrait of Chomsky and his scientific ideas. The movie screened at the Berlin Film Festival a few […]