Category Archives: Film

The Matter of Jerusalem

During the last few days, Jerusalem has once again been at the top of the world news. The clever short film below, which was inspired by a new exhibition on medieval manuscripts at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, reminds us that the … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at the museum

If you love visiting museums as much as I do, you will really enjoy this terrific behind-the-scenes peek at the operations of New York City’s amazing Museum of Modern Art. Each Friday, MoMA releases a new mini-documentary episode in the … Continue reading

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NYC Layered

I have never seen anything quite like this very trippy, multi-layered time-lapse video below. Here’s what the filmmaker Julian Tryba had to say about the process: Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. … Continue reading

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Mustachio On The Orient Express

h/t Tom Gauld  

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David S. Pumpkins was not involved

Oh My Gourd is a timely and wonderful stop motion animation carved from pumpkins. The amusing video, which required hours of work carving dozens of gourds, was directed by Sean Ohlenkamp and Rob Popkin.  

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Just Denali

A big h/t to TBTP follower Daniel Wood for sending the link for the video below. As I have mentioned previously, I’m an evangelist for Alaska travel. If you’ve got the time ( and the cash), it’s more than worth … Continue reading

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Paper Trails

Paper Trail is a very trippy short film from artist Jake Fried. The brilliant animation is created with hundreds of individually constructed individuals pages, which consist of ink drawings, whiteout, and collage. Each image is then scanned to become a single … Continue reading

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Spooky Stories & Inconceivable Tales

Inspired by pulp periodicals and pop culture, Massachusetts-based illustrator Stephen Andrade creates brilliant retro-style magazine covers for imagined publications. Andrade cleverly incorporates contemporary television, cinema, and literary references in his 40s and 50s style cover art.

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Mind Your Metro Manners

The Los Angeles subway system thought it was a novel idea to use a Sailor Moon-inspired anime-like character named Super Kind Girl to star in a new series of PSA videos encouraging good public transportation manners. Each of the bilingual … Continue reading

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Bookstore Taboo

Tabook is an amusing short film that takes on the silliness of cultural taboos. In Amsterdam-based director Dario van Vree’s animated short a young woman endures the pitfalls of book browsing in a puritanical society. The cheeky film was created with … Continue reading

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