I recently enjoyed writing a full review about Ornana Films‘ film (Notes on) Biology for Short of the Week. Overall, watching this short feels like you are really sitting next to your best friend in Biology class as they animate the story and you beatbox the soundtrack. Danny Madden, Will Madden, and Jonathan Silva deliver a fantastic piece of work that holds steady all the way to the thematic end credits.
With short films, sometimes it can be difficult to squeeze in genuine character development without it feeling too heavy handed. With Oppitunti / A Lesson, the director Outi Hartikainen does an amazing job of crafting a pure and simple piece all under 4 minutes. I mean, we’ve watched certain Sci-Fi prequels that can’t create a decent character even given 142 minutes and billions of dollars in over-used CGI.
It’s a short film about prejudice, about forced uniformity among pupils, and about how, for reasons of conscience, one can even question authority. This is a student project from Tampere Uni. of Applied Sciences, produced in 2010.
-from the director:
This film won the Best Fiction Award at Couch Fest Films for 2011 as well as playing at the following film festivals:
Osman Cerfon first studied graphic design in Chaumont, then Fine Arts in Epinal, and finally animation in “La Poudrière” school in Valence, where he graduated in 2007 with the film Tête-à-tête (Head-to-head). Since 2007, he works on various projects as a scriptwriter or as an animation technician. In parallel, he develops The Jinx Chronicles, a collection of short films where misfortune tracks those who alas find themselves on its way.
Of course Danny DeVito is wise enough to respect and love Shorts. In fact, here he is promoting his own site full of horror Shorts called The Blood Factory. Love horror? You should probably watch the entire 1-minute video.
Danny DeVito will be appearing at Comic-Con to promote his latest project, a horror website called The Blood Factory which will apparently showcase horror short films. DeVito has recorded this must watch 1-minute clip.
We just stopped checking our email/FB/G+/twitter like they were smoke breaks so we could watch this clever/inspiring short Doc about World of Warcraft addiction.
“IRL – In Real Life is a short, light-hearted documentary looking at the effects of World of Warcraft addiction/compulsion, produced as part of a 3rd Year Film Production project at the University of the Creative Arts.”
Directed by Anthony Rosner
Looking for a new video to Rick Roll your nemesis with? Try this bizarre & manic Japanese freak-out music video.
We recommend you wait until your coworker leaves their desk, click this link on their computer, and crank up the volume. Props!
This website creates films from the limits you send them. We sent them: Make a 360° matrix-like scene using only super-8 cameras–brah ha ha!!!
From their website:
“All of the films at www.finite-films.com are inspired by YOU. Every movie is defined by “constraints” or rules that are submitted by visitors to our website, and we release a new film every month.”
Read more about their project here.
Even though it’s from our original Couch Fest Films back in 2008, ‘Banana Muffin’ is still one of the most quoted films around our office. In fact, sometimes it is part of our daily greeting.
INT: OFFICE HALLWAY: WIDE ANGLE SHOT
Intern 1: Banana.
Intern 2; Muffin.
We originally saw this at the now defunct hi/lo film festival.