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Here is where I collect artwork that inspires me. None of the work posted is mine. If I haven't given proper credit, please let me know.

onthesilverglobe:

Russian Ark (dir. Alexander Sokurov)

Filmed in the Winter Palace of the Russian State Hermitage Museum with a cast of thousands, three live orchestras and an army of technicians, Russian Ark is the longest uninterrupted shot in film history, and the first feature film ever created in a single take.

(Source: clairedenis)

— 1 year ago with 14035 notes
#russian ark  #Aleksandr Sokurov  #Alexander Sokurov  #film  #movies 

confusedtree:

In 2006, a Vietnamese software salesman named James Nguyen, raised on a love for the films of Alfred Hitchcock, began working on and self-financing a movie he personally described as “a very seriously-felt story about man and his machines and all the harm it’s doing on planet Earth.” Heavy-handed, sure, but promising nonetheless.

Four years later (as in three more than one), Birdemic: Shock And Terror was released.

This movie is wonderful, and if you have about an hour and a half to spare, you should do yourself a favour and hit play because you genuinely cannot grasp the idea of the experience you’re about to have if you’ve never seen it.

Basically, there’s bad movies like The Last Airbender where everything is completely joyless and lifeless and watching it feels like a fucking chore, and then there’s bad movies where each and every moment begs mind-splitting exegesis to inform every single executive decision made from script to screen as your thoughts and feelings and grasp on the medium of visual storytelling all begin to abstract. Birdemic is best described as the latter.

On paper, this movie is a modern retreading of The Birds, about two recently reconnected high school friends who begin a relationship and then must face a violent threat as the natural world turns against that of mankind. What sets this movie apart is that despite having access to exponentially better technology than what Hitchcock had at his disposal, you’ll honestly see better filmmaking in all the horrible Gangnam Style “parodies” that various high school media clubs are resorting to.

The sound editing is a mess, dutch angles seem to be created out of Nguyen’s inability to fit into a space with a camera and his actors, he’s cast an honest to god Blade Runner replicant as his lead protagonist, the expository information cup runneth over as we are shown characters taking five to ten minutes of screen time driving to their destinations and sometimes even stopping for gas, set design consists of signs written in Helvetica on regular printer paper if they’re not simply green screened in, the film credits a composer who used royalty-free pre-recorded loops for almost every instance his job called for except for one original song which is essentially a MIDI cover of “Imagine” by John Lennon and is seriously called “Imagine Peace”, and I’m pretty sure the birds themselves are actually just the same two or three animated gifs. Oh, and there’s a distressingly restrained dance scene consisting of three people.

I’ve described about a tenth of everything that is ridiculous about this movie, and that’s not even touching on the plot. Nothing anyone does in this movie makes any god damn sense. The birds are apparently attacking because of bird flu because of global warming. They can explode on impact after divebombing and sounding like a crashing World War II plane, they can spit acid, and they can squeak. The protagonists discover this apparently terrifying outdoor threat and then promptly drive out into an open field and have a picnic. I don’t know what their plan was. I don’t know how long they were gone for and why they keep eating so much.

At one point during the making of the film, Whitney Moore, who plays Nathalie (and who probably walks away from this movie looking the best), asked Nguyen why the characters would go into the forest to fill up hundreds of water bottles at a river after having bought plenty of supplies only a few scenes earlier. He replied “because it’s a movie”, and then, in true Hitchcock style, refused to speak to her during the next several weeks of production.

Oh, also, global warming.

The mythology of this movie is utterly engrossing. I love it so much. I’ve written an incredibly disjointed and sloppy essay here and there are still so many things I could talk about. Watch this movie. Please.

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— 1 year ago with 699 notes
#Birdemic  #James Nguyen  #art  #film  #movies 

comicsology:

METRO, my little short film, is done with the festival cycle and can now be watched on Vimeo!  

Watch it!  Tell your friends!

(via jakewyattriot)

— 1 year ago with 519 notes
#comicsology  #Jake Wyatt  #Jacob Wyatt  #art  #animation  #film 

flickfreak:

I’ve been watching “Baidir” trailer since 09’ and now I’m so excited that the project (created by Charles Lefebvre / Thierry River / Slimane Aniss) will be produced by Ankama.

It’s ANKAMA of all Producers!! Well-known for their game and animation series Wakfu.

(via flickerfreaker)

— 1 year ago with 3735 notes
#Baidir  #movie  #film  #animation  #art 

Exclusive Footage of the upcoming Disney short Paperman

(via zoewashburne)

— 1 year ago with 12539 notes
#art  #animation  #Disney  #Paperman  #film 
tristetriste:

In 1960, U.S. Air Force pilot Joseph Kittinger flew thirty kilometers straight up into the sky using a pressurized, high-altitude balloon. This very nearly made him the first man in space. 
Then he jumped.
Mr. Kittinger free-fell for over twenty kilometers - at which point he was moving so fast that he broke the sound barrier.
He had all but left the earth’s atmosphere; the sky around him was pitch black; he could see the outlines of entire continents; and the haiku-like abstraction of his available reference points – earth, balloon, space – made it impossible to tell if he was really falling.
Does this sound like fiction? Luckily, there’s a film.

tristetriste:

In 1960, U.S. Air Force pilot Joseph Kittinger flew thirty kilometers straight up into the sky using a pressurized, high-altitude balloon. This very nearly made him the first man in space. 

Then he jumped.

Mr. Kittinger free-fell for over twenty kilometers - at which point he was moving so fast that he broke the sound barrier.

He had all but left the earth’s atmosphere; the sky around him was pitch black; he could see the outlines of entire continents; and the haiku-like abstraction of his available reference points – earth, balloon, space – made it impossible to tell if he was really falling.

Does this sound like fiction? Luckily, there’s a film.

(Source: jonyorkblog, via bobslogik)

— 1 year ago with 9548 notes
#history  #photography  #film  #Joseph Kittinger 

rufftoon:

Paranorman - a look into the process

A small look into the long- complicated process of making a stop motion animated film. 

As a friend said…Respect!!

(Paranorman opens this weekend in North America)

(via animationart)

— 2 years ago with 551 notes
#art  #movies  #film  #animation  #stop-motion animation