Category Archives: Film

What Makes A Book A Book

This short animated film titled “The Evolution of the Book” by Patrick Smith is an enlightening TED-Ed video that demonstrates the elements that come together to make a book.

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Synchronicity

Each year, Thailand’s mangrove forests are flooded by swarms of fireflies. Artists Robin Meier and André Gwerder took advantage of the insects’ ephemeral lighting to combine nature and technology in a stunning show. Their resulting film, entitled Synchronicity (Thailand) , … Continue reading

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Real Time AMS

Dutch designer Maarten Baas has created a huge suspended clock for Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport Lounge Two. Part of an ongoing series of clocks that Baas calls “Real Time”, this amazing clock shows a video performance that takes 12 hours … Continue reading

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Heads Up or Headless

The Los Angeles Metro system has released a gruesome series of public safety videos that should have come with a PG-13 rating. Using stick figures and a stark yellow and black palette, the safety shorts emphasize the importance of basic … Continue reading

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Netherlands in frame

H/t to Gerard Vlemmings for the link to filmmaker Pengcheng He’s beautifully shot and edited tilt-shift, time-lapse trip through Amsterdam, Delft and Rotterdam.

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Visit Planet Vegas

Director Philip Bloom has created an otherworldly version of Sin City in this surrealistic, slo-mo, infrared video peek at Las Vegas. Actually, it’s exactly as I remember it.

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They Pulled Me Back In

Just when I thought I was over the whole drone video thing, the French cinematography group BigFly got my attention again with this gorgeous drone video. The short was shot entirely in the 19th century neo-Byzantine church Église Saint-Louis de … Continue reading

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Pulp Fiction

I’m a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino’s films, so naturally I’m also digging these faux vintage pulp novel book covers. The project by graphic artist David Redon (aka Ads Libitum) is called “Pulp Books”.

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Underground Reading

Riding the New York City subways, you’re going to see lots of folks engrossed in a wide variety of reading material. Comedians Akilah Hughes and Scott Rogowsky elicit plenty of double-takes and much laughter with their twisted fake book covers. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Lives

The British Council commissioned a series of films to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Director David Wilson’s contribution reinterprets Act 1, Scene V of Macbeth. The two-minute film starts with actress Vicky McClure as Lady Macbeth in … Continue reading

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