Animated Short: Strange Fruit

The peaceful daily routine of father and son is interrupted by an encounter of an unfamiliar boy, different from them in color. An allegory to the phenomena of racism as an acquired cultural epidemic, the story discusses the question of the personal conscience of each of us, versus the education we receive from our families and environment. Can we really insist on our personal belief system, when what we must believe in, is dictated to us?

The film presents how easily we acquire fear and hatred of foreigners, as well as how easily we might become the “strangers” and “others” ourselves.

Directors: Shimi Asresay and Hili Noy (Graduation short film from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem)
Original Soundtrack: Itai Argaman
Sound Effects: Ohad Zrihen

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Timelapse: New England Nights

This is a compilation of panoramas, timelapses, and still photos that taken of the night sky in Maine and New Hampshire over the past couple of years.

The timelapse sequences and spherical panorama animations were done with After Effects. The video was put together with Premiere Pro. All of it was edited from RAW files in Lightroom and mastered in 4K as 12-bit Cineform 444. At 50GB the master file is too large to share on the Internet with current technology though.

Music from Reign of Vengeance by Future World Music.

(by Aaron Priest)

320° Licht: Spatial Experience

The ‘320° Licht’ installation of URBANSCREEN uses the cathedral-like beauty of the Gasometer Oberhausen as the starting point for a fascinating game with shapes and light.

Within a radius of 320 degrees graphic patterns grow and change on the 100-metre high inside wall of the Gasometer.

The observer experiences the interplay between real and virtual space, in which the Gasometer seems to dissolve into its own, filigree structures and yet finally always reverts to its clear shape. ’320° Licht’ is achieved with kind project support from Epson Germany.

With approx. 20,000 square meters of area played upon, the installation is among the world’s largest and technically most sophisticated interior projections - interconnecting 21 powerful projectors to one projection screen.

Duration (loop): approx. 22 min.

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An URBANSCREEN.com production
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Omega: A Stop Motion Animated Short

The end of evolution awaits in a wasteland dominated by bizarre trash formations, dust and rock. From the scattered remains of a long forgotten culture an electric ecosystem rapidly evolves into the ultimate form of existence…

The mechanical life form Ohm inhabits a bleak and devastated planet. The thousands of mechanical creatures of this world share a single cycle of energy. In this cycle, Ohm is a rogue element. His nature is to devour and absorb others. When one day a gargantuan foreign object appears in the skies. Drawn in by mysterious creatures of light, the Ohm tracks them across the planet, changing the known order of matter, time and space.

Directed by Eva Franz and Andy Goralczyk this extraordinary animated short film fuses high-end CGI and photographic images, miniature sets and traditional stop-motion puppet animation.

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Animated Short: Each Other

Written & Directed/ Animation: Lee kyu-tae (twitter.com/kokooma_)
Sound design: Gwon young-hwan (vimeo.com/scubaz)
Music: Shin hyun-mo (supertonic.co.kr)

©2014, KOKOOMA (kokooma.com)

Lacoste Live Fast (by Sanghon Kim)

For its spring/summer 2014 capsule collection, Lacoste Live teams up with the French artist Sanghon Kim, as a director and an illustrator.

On the occasion of a highly sporty forthcoming summer, Sanghon Kim directed a short animation film themed around football, in which the white team players proudly sports an unseen jersey, adorn with a reinterpreted-crocodile crest.

Directed by Sanghon Kim
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Music
'Vista (Hudson Mohawke Remix)'
Written and Performed by Jackson and his Computerband (Courtesy of Warp Records)

Production
Monsieur l’Agent
Special thanks to Jules de Chateleux / Division

VFX / Animation
Machine Molle

Sound design
Capitaine Plouf

Live the Super ’70s in a Ferrari 208 GT4

The Ferrari Dino 208 GT4 is a unique car. Overshadowed by its bigger brother, the 308 GT4, the 208 was originally created to skirt under the Italian tax levied on engines above two liters. What the 208 GT4 lacks in displacement it makes up for in sound and style.

For Bradley Price, designer and owner of Autodromo, the opportunity to acquire a practical “super car” of the ’70s with its famous wedge styling was too hard to ignore. After a year of ownership, Bradley can consistently be found escaping the city and revving the sweet-sounding V8 along the roads and hills of New York.

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This Datsun Traveled 37,000 miles on a North American Road Trip

The average American driver puts 13,500 miles per year on their car. Mr. Scott Fisher of Las Vegas, Nevada, added that many to the odometer of his 1967 Datsun Roadster in just the first three months of a recently-completed road trip that ultimately took him to forty-eight U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces. By the time Scott pulled into his garage in Las Vegas for the first time in eight months, he had covered 37,850 miles of the North American countryside.

Deciding that an extended road trip was the best way to unwind after sixteen years of business stress, Scott briefly considered a modern ride but opted instead to entrust his travels to a 46 year-old Datsun that he would come to call “The Optimist.”

Aside from a few mechanical hiccups, the Roadster gobbled up the miles like a champ, carrying Scott along rough logging roads, over mountain passes, and through Times Square — all with the top down, of course.

Even a run-in with a deer in Utah — from which, Scott points out, the Datsun emerged bruised but victorious — couldn’t slow the Roadster as it barreled through the final miles of Scott’s adventure. Now at home in Scott’s garage, the little Optimist has certainly earned its upcoming restoration.

Read the full interview at: petrolicious.com/datsun-roadster-road-trip

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