February 23, 2010
January 11, 2010
January 10, 2010
December 24, 2009
“When have you ever been able to actually physically pick up, hold and flick through a website…
A website with weight..
We were recently presented with the task of communicating the look and feel of the beautiful Le Chien Et Moi, “an emporium of a diverse collection of unusual and beautiful things, old and new, with a touch of nostalgia”. Housed in an elegant listed building, complete with antique fixtures and fittings and a resident Basset hound” this would be no easy task and would require more than the average website. The owners both hark from the hallowed halls of Paul Smith.
The tactile nature of the shop lead us to the idea of creating an actual book which would be photographed and transformed from a piece of printwork into interactive design (in this case a Victorian scrapbook to suit the shop) that could be flicked through and browsed to show the contents of the shop and its story. The book features hand written type and professional photography (from the award winning Scene Photography), illustration, a crafted downloadable map, video and a engraved laser cut cover. Everything is considered and complements the style and feel of the shop.
In terms of website functionality the site is easy and enjoyable to navigate (we all have intrinsic knowledge of how to browse a book!). So don’t just read this, go to the actual website (www.lechienetmoi.com) and have a flick through, better yet visit the shop (and Mulberry the Hound!) ask nicely and they may let you handle the real version of the website..the book itself!”
December 22, 2009
December 21, 2009
December 14, 2009
“Formalité” from Nicolas FONG
“An argument between a square and a ring.
This movie was made for the toon boom international animation contest and the bitfilm festival.
For each contest, it won the second place”
i just discovered dailymotion.com and I’m delighted, expect to see more in the following days.
December 8, 2009
Original Format: 35mm/video
Production: Zbig Vision Ltd/KCTA-TV(PBS)/Channel4
Genre: Experimental feature
Length: 26 min.
if that doesn’t work you can watch it here;
In a television studio, everything is ready for the filming of a new version of the famous Odessa Steps sequence, from Eisensteinês Battleship Potemkin. A computer has selected a sampling of Americans to participate in the experiment, organized by a delegate of the Soviet government. The group of people (in color) finds itself interacting with the characters in the film (in black and white), who are trampled by the boots of the Cossacks and knocked down by the crowd fleeing down the steps. –Live” witnesses to the event, the American tourists calmly continue taking pictures or munching on hamburgers in front of the soldiers slaughtering innocent civilians. The only one to escape the massacre is the newborn in the baby carriage, over whose smiling (and color) face roll the end credits.
– Excerpt from: Zbig Rybczynski – the Retrospective: Film & Video by Bruno Di Marino, September 2003
–In Steps everything was made live, there was no post-production. It took thirteen full days, there were numerous technical problems that I had to take into account. Many elements decided this projectês development, but the most important for me was the experimentation with time. Technology creates a portrait, an emotion, a movement for the events. It gives them time. I was capturing the present, and this present now existed in the future. Therefore, in a sense, I was able to enter Eisensteinês images from 1925. We can say that I was traveling back in time, collaborating with the past. I needed material that was immediately recognizable, and Eisensteinês was perfect. The •Odessa Stepsê sequence is a rare scene, short, symbolic. It is a geometric situation, people are running, soldiers are shooting. There is drama, a beginning and an end. Steps is an example of how technology changes, it is a film about technology. I had seven film cameras, four video cameras, and an infinite numbers of cables and wires. The most interesting thing was seeing these images during filming. Thus, using this and other technologies, I was a part of the past despite the fact that the images were connected to the present.”
– Zbigniew Rybczynski, from the video by Paola Hilda Melcher, Sara Petri and Gianluca Paoletti, Zbigniew Rybczynski: Notes For an Electronic Cinema, 1999
–An arsenal of video tricks was used to create this aesthetic and political comment on modern society. Actors shot on a blue stage were keyed into the Potïmkin footage in layers, enabling them to interact with the vintage characters. In tongue-in-cheek pop art style, the piece makes a statement on the human condition and (using a sole-surviving infant as a metaphor) suggests hope for the two societies. Rybczynski and the Teletronics team used their •instant videoê technique to create Steps, something they pioneered for the Simple Minds music video also shot at Center Stage. Three hundred and fifty multi-image special effects takes were polished off in an eleven-day shoot. Using an Ultimatte unit, an Ampex Digital Optics image mover, hand-drawn holdout mattes, and a Foley man for –live sync” sound effects, taping and editing of the piece was done simultaneously, requiring only one day of post-production.”
– Paul Mandell, Video Special Effects for Steps, in –American Cinematographer December” 1987
* Best Video Program- Rio International Film Festival 1987
* Best Directo – Entertainment Specials, ITS Monitor Awards 1987