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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Eyes: The Windows to Your Health

Your eyes are tiny spheres of wonder. A doctor can find warning signs of high blood pressure, diabetes, and a whole range of other systemic health issues, just by examining your eyes. Ophthalmologist Neal Adams explains why the eye's tissues and blood vessels make such a good barometer for wellness.

RARE Candid Jordan Belfort Interview - The Wolf of Wall Street

Let’s Cook

How sisters Michelle and Diana Stock create their handcrafted, scented candles for Small Gunns.
See the entire line at — Making-of:


ACCELERATE: Be the Tortoise Not the Hare

In life. At work. Maybe what you're doing isn't working. You know you need to accelerate. You know you need to change the game. Turn things up...So maybe what you need is a new way of thinking. Some new good advice. An inspiring motivational manifesto, a new big idea. 

and maybe that big a really simple one. One you learned when you were a child.

Be the Tortoise. Not the Hare.

a essay in motion about the simple truth that slowing down IS speeding up.

Issimo Productions -
Written and Edited by Zach Kempf -
Executive Producer, Jacob Hoehne

Client, Corporate Alliance -

Thumbnail image, creative commons, Alexander Montuschi,

Up Up Up

Hill climbing is a niche within a niche. It was one of the original tests of a cyclists skill, the proving ground before time-trials and road races. Now somewhat forgotten, a hardcore band of thin-limbed riders spend their Autumn sacrificing beer and cake for a shot at amateur bike racing glory.

Director | Thom Heald
B Camera | Camila Carlow
Titles | Luke Spurgeon
Thanks to | Sam Haire, Steve Watson, Bristol South CC, Aspect Film and Video

A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film

Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form.

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Here are three short films that take place on your desktop
Internet Story (2010):
Noah (2013):
Transformers: the Premake (2014):

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - In Motion (from The Social Network)
David Arnold & Michael Price - On the Move (from Sherlock)
Daft Punk - End of Line (from Tron: Legacy)
Al Hirt - Green Hornet Theme (from Kill Bill Vol. 1)

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Beretta presents: HUMAN TECHNOLOGY

Human Technology is an artistic short movie celebrating the uniqueness and the distinction of every Beretta premium gun. This movie by Ancarani Studio, under the creative direction of Paola Manfrin, reveals through the minutia of the manufacturing process, the genesis of a luxury Beretta shotgun. A poetic journey through sterile robotic rooms is blended with five centuries of Beretta’s history, culminating in the final assembly by the gunsmith, ever the wise guardian of the art of manufacturing.

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Human Technology è un cortometraggio che celebra l'eccellenza e l'unicità dei fucili di lusso Beretta. Quest'opera, firmata da Ancarani Studio e sotto la direzione creativa di Paola Manfrin, racconta con accurato sapore miniaturista la genesi di un fucile di lusso Beretta e del percorso poetico delle sue parti in asettici ambienti robotizzati ed atmosfere cinquecentesche, per essere infine unite tra di loro dall'uomo, tutt'oggi il sapiente custode dell'arte del fabbricare.

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Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time

Four years after his passing, we still haven't quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.

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For further reading/viewing, I highly recommend:
Andrew Osmond's book "Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist" (my major source)
Kristin Thompson's essay on match cuts & graphic matches
And this tumblr with an excellent name

Michael Bay - What is Bayhem?

There are filmmakers we love and then there’s Michael Bay. Even if you dislike him (as I do), Bay has something valuable to teach us about visual perception. This is an exploration of “Bayhem” — his style of camera movement, composition and editing that creates something overblown, dynamic and distinct.

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For further reading/viewing, I recommend
Letterboxd user sydney’s review of Bad Boys 2:
Michael Bay watches West Side Story:
Werner Herzog Talks About Wrestlemania & Anna Nicole Smith:

The Sound Defects - Take Out
Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story Overture
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong

Speak we're listening.

Direction: Salomon Ligthelm
Script: Kylie Beach, Salomon Ligthelm, Paul Nevison
Score: Ryan Taubert
Sound: Defacto Sound ( & Ryan Taubert
Graphics: Nathaniel Redekop
Lighting: Daniel Gooden
Production Assistant: Jessica Yount
Projection Assistant: Zachery Macquade
Additional Cinematography: Jakub Blank
Voice Over Talent: Rob Ricotta