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Video Round Up 2

The Black Hole by Phil Williams & Olly Sampson – Great film that won the Virgin Media Shorts competition recntly. Perfect, short premise for a quirky film. Love the character development, without any words.

Crime Fighter by Robot Chicken – Robot Chicken is an ‘Adult Swim‘ program strangely co-created by Seth Green of Austin Powers (sort of) fame.

Cyriak’s shouldn’t be down at the bottom there. Doing very well for himself at the moment making relatively low tech, hypnotic, GIF avatar-based, repulsive, mahem animations. Just the trick. 

Yeah, That’s Really Good

As part of my occasional pointing & staring at videos I like, here’s some soul enhancing YouTube favourites:

First up, ‘Stinks’ by Qianqian “Lil” Liu. Made at the recent Digitoons Masterclasses run by the Brothers McLeod. Just a great simple idea.

Next, I should have posted this ages ago. Now nearly racking up 10 million views this is Poykpac‘s interpretation of Mario’s post-mushroom kingdom stardom. I’ve always wanted to do a Mario Brothers Feature (Not a remake – the first one doesn’t count) but this quenched my thirst for the moment.

Third, in no particular order, ‘Hot Air Salesman’ produced by the amazing Max Fleischer. Ian & Tom spotted this gem in the Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham. Rubber hose animation and remorseless smashing only damped by the fact that Betty Boop was forced to clean up her act by this point in her career.

And last, a recent ‘smash hit’ commissioned by MySpace of all people. ‘Italian Spiderman’ by ALRUGO Entertainment is a fantastic spoof ’70s soap, detective series with some fat smacks of shovinism, moustaches, whiskey, and guns thrown in for free.

Phonographantasmascope – Jim le Fevre

Here’s a bit of fun that my friend threw my way. It’s a take on the Pixar’s and Studio Ghibli’s 3D Zeotrope Sculptures using 2 turntables. It’s really quite cute. Shows what you can do with a bit of spare time and a technology who’s only obvious use was to play music and rotate helpless kittens.

The creator, Jim le Fevre, also studied at my old art college, which was nice to see.

Here’s Pixar’s and Studio Ghibli’s originals:

Video Recommendation: Kipple

I think we can allow one of this blog’s functions to be to allow us to show unusual videos that we like / wish we had made. For example, this one made us laugh till we cried.

I’d also recommend these: The Microwave Magician, Kipple Intro Rough, Robin Morley’s Smelly Cheese. In terms of who the creators are, the nearest to a normal name that I can find is Peter Ward. A normal place? Sheffield?

Shorts on the Walls

David Allen kindly managed to squeeze DON’T TOUCH into the Shorts on the Walls line up today. Ian went along to introduce it.

It got a pretty good reception, including a nice mention from Chris Unitt on CiB. Just found Eight Eyed Sea Bass also liked it. That’s nice of them too.