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23 Jan Candy Shop

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/420233198"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The backstory behind Pat Smith's experimental film "Candy Shop" and its companion film "Gun Shop" is striking and somewhat sad; Both films started on a somber note when Smith uncovered 5 guns and a variety of medication in the process of cleaning out his...

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23 Jan Tussilago

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/84763962"][vc_column_text].[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of my favorite .. genres? i don't even know if its considered a genre or just "an awesome approach that someone can decide to take" is using a real story or interview, with a real person telling it, and animating whatever comes to...

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23 Jan Harvey Krumpet

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/83733883"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Harvie Krumpet is a 22 minute claymation dramedy Directed by Adam Elliot, an Australian stop-motion animation Writer, Director, and Producer. The look and expressions of the characters and the chunky charm of the sets Elliot creates, along with the perfect VO - Geoffrey Rush...

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17 Jun Idle, Torrent

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/310781983"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]This feels like a soundscape-y version of what Jackson Pollack might have made if his tools were maybe aftereffects and a wacomm instead of paint and canvas. I don't really know WHAT this is, but i really like it. I like the balance, the...

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17 Jun Split

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/196755403"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Extremely simple premise, executed brilliantly. I watched this fortuitously as i happened to be grappling with a big decision, my mind split into its two hemispheres, the right answer slapping back and forth , turning and swirling and stuck in the tar. Vincenzo "Cento"...

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17 Jun Love

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/237401787"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]I don't think i could really describe this, and i find that many times when it comes to the films that really leave an impression on me (and others, clearly) that is a common theme. They're quite unique and hard to describe. I'll borrow...

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24 Jan The Burden

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/phsmG-mn8Q4"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The Burden (in Swedish: Min börda) is a 14 minute swedish independent short film, directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr. The plot admittedly, is a little out there… “A dark musical enacted in a modern market place, situated next to a large freeway. The...

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04 May Creature Comforts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOWE0EiCyo"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Its hard to think of claymation without thinking about Aardman, a Bristol-based company helmed by Peter Lord and David Sproxton, visionaries since the late 70s in the field of animation. If anyone reading this remembers Peter Gabriel's incredible music video "Sledgehammer," if you've ever...

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30 Apr When the Day Breaks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rIBbhymIzw"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]There is so much good work coming from the National Film Board of Canada, i admire it so. This is one of my favorite shorts ever.  I love everything about it, its two quirky Alberta-loving Directors, I love the look of it achieved by...

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30 Apr The Quinte Hotel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/91436902"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]This is Director Bruce Alcock's take on Canadian poet Al Purdy's poem "At The Quinte Hotel", which tells the story of a man's experience at the bar. The video is experimental, playful and imaginative. Say its creators of the process used to make this:...

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