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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

Short Film Megathread




What qualifies as a short film?

There is no official consensus or definition for the length of a “short.” A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. Sundance Film Festival defines any film under 50 minutes as a short film. The Academy Awards defines a run-time under 40 minutes as a short film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". For the sake of this thread, we will add a little more wiggle room and say a short film is any film 60 minutes or under.


General Rules
Please post as much information as you can about the short. This includes length, director, year it was released, and format (animated, documentary, narrative) or any other information you would like to provide.
If your short is or , it must be labeled. This is not to limit what you post, but to provide fair warning. Use common sense with your discretion. Nudity, graphic violence, or extreme images should come with a warning. Videos posted without a warning will get you reported.
Providing at least one screenshot is preferred, but not it’s not mandatory.
If your short has multiple sources, post them.
Don't be an rear end in a top hat.
General CineD rules apply in here.


FAQs
Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes, Silly Symphonies, and other classic animated shorts can be posted.
You may post your own short films.
This isn't the music video thread. However, many of the greatest directors have made music videos and commercials. Music videos and commercials can be posted, but use discretion. Keep it interesting, weird, artistic, etc. Basically, if the video is good enough to justify itself above the song or product it's promoting, then it's good enough for the thread. (Acceptable: Michel Gondry's Levi Jeans commercial | Acceptable: Eric Wareheim's music video for "Bubble Butt" | Probably Not Acceptable: the music video for "Broccoli" by DRAM ft. Lil Yachty) gently caress it. You can post music videos. Who gives a poo poo?


Previous Short Film Megathread

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Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer



Short Film Resources:

Le CiNéMa Club - New short films present for streaming every Friday. (thanks FancyMike!)
Short of the Week - Watch the most innovative stories—Documentary, Comedy, Sci-fi, Horror, Experimental, Animation, Inspiration, Student films, Award winners & more short films

Franchescanado fucked around with this message at 13:52 on Mar 27, 2019

axelblaze
Oct 18, 2006

Congratulations The One Concern!!!

You're addicted to Ivory!!

and...oh my...could you please...
oh my...



Grimey Drawer

I will try and probably fail to post a short of the week here every week. Let's start with a classic

Short(s) of the Week
The Procedure
https://vimeo.com/254765686
https://vimeo.com/254765686
Warning: Really for reasons I won't get into because if I don't the short will not be as good. Just watch it.

I should note that there has been a sequel to this made, I don't think it's been released in any form outside of backers so I'm not going to post a link, but it's pretty much what you'd expect.

FancyMike
May 7, 2007



http://www.lecinemaclub.com/
It's down for now, but I'd like to recommend Le CiNéMa Club as a place to watch interesting shorts. The archive page has links to stream films they've shown that are available elsewhere online. A couple I have enjoyed:

Skaterdater (1965, dir Noel Black) 17min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFPkq8eOO9Q

Necktie (2013, dir Yorgos Lanthimos) 90sec

https://www.lanthimos.com/other/necktie/

The Second Line (2007, dir John Magary) 20min

https://vimeo.com/65980230

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

Limbo: The Organized Mind
1976 | 5 min. | Jim Henson

Surreal animation about the processes of our mind, including thoughts, imagination and memory.



YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc4z9U-5LL0
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/160660771
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/limbo-the-organized-mind/

An important note is that Jim Henson made this in collaboration with composer Raymond Scott, but some available versions have incorporated new musical compositions instead of the original.

Franchescanado fucked around with this message at 19:50 on Mar 4, 2019

K. Waste
Feb 27, 2014

MORAL:
To the vector belong the spoils.


I've decided that this year I'm gonna plumb through Jan Švankmajer's filmography in chronological order. I've only gotten to three shorts so far, so I thought I might as well post them here and keep the thread updated on my later progress:

The Last Trick
1964 | 11 min.

Two magicians, Mr.Schwarzwald and Mr.Edgar, try to outdo each other in performing elaborate magic tricks, leading to a violent ending.



YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlF2iULcuc
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/1246643
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/the-last-trick/


J.S.Bach: Fantasia in G minor
1965 | 9 min.

Švankmajer composes a montage of cracked and decaying walls to accompany one of Bach's most famous organ pieces.



YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCMNLP1gUwk
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/jsbach-fantasia-in-g-minor/


A Game with Stones
1965 | 9 min.

Every three hours a cuckoo clock gives birth to stones. Those stones take on a life of their own, dancing in an increasingly complex revery that comes to represent the elemental nature of life, sexual reproduction, and human society.



Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/99961406
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/a-game-with-stones/

Jenny Agutter
Mar 18, 2009



Another good resource for short films is Kanopy, although it feels bad to blow through your 10 allotted films in under an hour.

Jenny Agutter
Mar 18, 2009



7:35 de la mañana
2003 | 8 min.

Oscar nominated short musical.



Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1isC_3Ehdo

Jenny Agutter
Mar 18, 2009



FancyMike posted:

Necktie (2013, dir Yorgos Lanthimos) 90sec

you could have told me this was a Wes Anderson short and I would have believed it

Egbert Souse
Nov 6, 2008



Free Radicals (1958, Len Lye)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXklbPxVGlQ

"Begun in 1958 and completed in 1979, Lye made the film by directly scratching the film stock. The resulting "figures of motion" are set to music by the Bagirmi tribe of Africa" - Wikipedia

pog boyfriend
Jul 2, 2011



Cat Soup (2011, Tatsuo Satou)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlLBX4EIlJY

a surrealist animated short film that i was instructed to post in this forum. vaguely nsfw at times. a story about a brother trying to bring back his sister from the dead.

space chandeliers
Apr 8, 2008



CAMERA (2001, David Cronenberg, narrative)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC7YsHWoX5A

A film crew staffed by children prep an old Panavision to film the Actor (Cronenberg regular Leslie Carlson), who shows resentment and regret for a life spent in front of a lens. This is one of my favorite shorts of all time.

K. Waste
Feb 27, 2014

MORAL:
To the vector belong the spoils.


Protect You + Me
2008 | 9 min. | Brady Corbet

A reminder of a long-forgotten event, combined with a challenging situation, provokes a man to extreme action.



Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/46398048
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/protect-you-me/

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

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Grimey Drawer

Fauve
2018 | 17 min. | Jérémy Comte | Canada

Two boys playing in an abandoned surface mine take turns outdoing each other.



Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/293033666
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/fauve/

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer




Karel Zeman (3 November 1910 – 5 April 1989) was a Czech film director, artist, production designer and animator, best known for directing fantasy films combining live-action footage with animation.

A true successor to Georges Méliès and a wizard of the big screen, as he was often called, Karel Zeman was born in Ostroměř near Nová Paka in northern Bohemia.

Since his childhood he had adored puppets and performed with them in a puppet theater. Despite his artistic talent his parents insisted he study business at high school in Kolín. At the age of 17, responding to advertisement in a newspaper, he went to Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, where he studied advertising design. While in France, he frequently visited the cinema, and became especially interested in animated movies. He was to put this knowledge to good use in his own first attempt at animation – an advertisement for soap.

He traveled widely in his youth, hiking in Morocco, Egypt, Yugoslavia and Greece. After his military service he returned to work in advertising, and, in 1939, he was about to make an extended trip to Casablanca in Morocco, as a representative of the Báťa shoe company, but failed to get the necessary papers from the then Protectorate authorities in time and in the end he had to stay put.

He then began working as head of the advertising section of a department store in Brno. In 1943, the film director Elmar Klos was sent to make a report about a window-dressing competition which Zeman had recently won. Klos was so taken by Zeman's work that he immediately offered him a job at the Bata Film Studios, in the Kudlov suburb of Zlín. Thus began the professional career of this later world famous film director and production designer.

Zeman often had to struggle against difficult conditions in the technically ill-equipped Kudlov Studios. Many of the workers with whom he started had no particular experience of filming. They, like Zeman himself, had to learn everything on the job. Gradually a coordinated creative team emerged.

Zeman's works were influential to the Czech animator Jan Švankmajer, as well as to the American filmmaker Terry Gilliam, who said of Zeman: "He did what I'm still trying to do, which is to try and combine live action with animation. His Doré-esque backgrounds were wonderful."

The American filmmaker Tim Burton described Zeman's creative process as "extremely inspirational" to his own work, and identified Zeman and the American animator Ray Harryhausen as his influences "in terms of doing stop motion and a more handmade quality … Karel Zeman did that amazingly."

Harryhausen himself also spoke in interviews of his admiration for Zeman, and the films of the American director Wes Anderson have included homages to Zeman's works.

The film historian Georges Sadoul identified Zeman as having "widened the horizons of the eighth art, animation," adding:

He is justly considered Méliès's successor. He undoubtedly brings the old master to mind, not only because he is an artisan impassioned by art, creating his "innocent inventions" with infinite patience rather than with large budgets, but also because of his ingenuous and always ingenious fantasies. Less intellectual than Trnka, but nonetheless his equal, he has great zest and a marvelous sense of baroque oddities and poetic gags.

On the occasion of an animation exhibition in 2010, curators at the Barbican Centre said of Zeman: "although his influence outweighs his global fame, he is unarguably one of the greatest animators of all time."

A brilliant pioneer of special effects in film, he is still one of the few Czech directors to be universally recognized in the world of cinema.


Vánocní sen, aka Christmas Dream
1946 | 11 min. | dirs Bořivoj Zeman, Karel Zeman

A little girl finds all kinds of toys under the Christmas Tree. She immediately throws her old doll aside and starts playing with her new dolls.



YouTube
YouTube
Letterboxd



Inspirace aka Inspiration
1949 | 10 min.

A glass blower imagines that his creations come to life.



YouTube
YouTube
Vimeo
Letterboxd


Král Lávra , aka King Lavra
1950 | 28 min.

A king hides an embarrassing secret.



YouTube
Vimeo
Letterboxd


dětem
1980 | 17 min.



YouTube
Vimeo
Letterboxd


I will create a follow-up post with Zeman's series of films with character Mr. Prokouk.

Franchescanado fucked around with this message at 20:47 on Mar 28, 2019

Pastry of the Year
Apr 12, 2013



PRZYPADEK? (8m 59s, dir. by Krzysztof Kiwerski, 1977)

I'd never heard of this (or its director) before this morning, but I really like it. An abstract, animated film with excellent hand-drawn geometric visuals, the narrative energy of this (weirdly enough) reminds me of one of the earliest, wordless Aeon Flux shorts.











I couldn't take my eyes off of it.

K. Waste
Feb 27, 2014

MORAL:
To the vector belong the spoils.


Up Is Down
1968-1969 | 5-6 min. | Millie Goldsholl

A boy who walks on his hands enjoys a different view of the world, much to the chagrin of the adults in the town in which he lives.



YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inoFCO19T8o#t=317s
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/up-is-down/

K. Waste
Feb 27, 2014

MORAL:
To the vector belong the spoils.


K. Waste posted:

Up Is Down
1968-1969 | 5-6 min. | Millie Goldsholl

A boy who walks on his hands enjoys a different view of the world, much to the chagrin of the adults in the town in which he lives.



YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inoFCO19T8o#t=317s
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/up-is-down/

Kubota
1982 | 20 min. | Jonny Silver

A film featuring architect, sculptor, and musician Nobuo Kubota in a sound-sculpture performance. From within a cage-like structure filled with traditional musical instruments and sound-making devices fashioned from ordinary objects and toys, Kubota creates an aural/visual montage of musical notes and noises. Praised by music educators as a valuable tool for teaching creativity in sound exploration and musical innovation, the film reveals the infinite percussion possibilities of simple objects and presents a portrait of a versatile performer whose imagination has led him far beyond the confines of conventional music.



YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09CCuQijJ1A
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/kubota/

Skwirl
May 13, 2007

The 'blood babe with the silicone chest, 200-dollar haircut, and a closet full of the latest fashions.




I haven't seen it, but here's Chloe Sevigny debut short film, Kitty

quote:

A girl dreams of becoming a kitten.


Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/212006641
Letterboxed: https://letterboxd.com/film/kitty-2016/

FancyMike
May 7, 2007



Haven't watched it yet, but https://www.lecinemaclub.com/ is back, with an early short from Claire Denis. Keep it for Yourself,1991, 40min https://boxd.it/cSXO

quote:

[Please note: This transfer is sourced from a Japanese-subtitled VHS tape – the only screenable copy of the film known to exist. Light restoration work has been done with the help of Damien Van Der Cruyssen at The Mill and Caleb Townsend to ensure the highest possible audio and picture quality.]

FancyMike
May 7, 2007



New PTA "one-reeler" starring and scored by Thom Yorke is out. I liked it.



Anima (2019, dir Paul Thomas Anderson) 15min

Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/81110498
Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/film/anima-2019/

DeimosRising
Oct 17, 2005

¡Hola SEA!




If we can go all the way to an hour, we would be remiss not to mention forum favorite amateur found footage film 15/05/11 ABANDONED GRAIN ELEVATOR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jonTL7R57A (55min)

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

DeimosRising posted:

If we can go all the way to an hour, we would be remiss not to mention forum favorite amateur found footage film 15/05/11 ABANDONED GRAIN ELEVATOR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jonTL7R57A (55min)

For the sake of this thread, any film that is 60 minutes or less is considered a short film.

DeimosRising
Oct 17, 2005

¡Hola SEA!




Franchescanado posted:

For the sake of this thread, any film that is 60 minutes or less is considered a short film.

Yeah that’s what I meant, since you said we could go to an hour AGE is essential. I may try to do a small effort post on Stan Brakhage shorts later

Joe Chill
Mar 21, 2013

"What's this dance called?"

"'Radioactive Flesh.' It's the latest - and the last!"


Din Of Celestial Birds
2006 | 14 min. | E. Elias Merhige | Animated(?)

A "sequel" to E. Elias Merhige's Begotten. While Begotten was about religious myths of creation, Din Of Celestial Birds is about evolution. TCM used to stream a nice high quality copy on their website but it's not there anymore. I should say while it's not graphic, it is creepy. Watch on a big screen if you can!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jji3EHx86A
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/din-of-celestial-birds/

Edit: Opps, thanks! VVV

Joe Chill fucked around with this message at 22:52 on Jul 7, 2019

K. Waste
Feb 27, 2014

MORAL:
To the vector belong the spoils.


Joe Chill posted:

Din Of Celestial Birds
2006 | 14 min. | E. Elias Merhige | Animated(?)

A "sequel" to E. Elias Merhige's Begotten. While Begotten was about religious myths of creation, Din Of Celestial Birds is about evolution. TCM used to stream a nice high quality copy on their website but it's not there anymore. I should say while it's not graphic, it is creepy. Watch on a big screen if you can!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc4z9U-5LL0
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/din-of-celestial-birds/

Wrong YT link, mate

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

Cross-post from the Horror Thread.

Les Escargots , aka The Snails
1966 | dir. René Laloux | 10 minutes

magic cactus
Aug 3, 2019

We lied. We are not at war. There is no enemy. This is a rescue operation.

My contribution:
Chronopolis (1983, dir. Piotr Kamler): Weary immortals inhabit a metropolis in the sky and amuse themselves with constructions as they kill time and await whatever comes next. Very striking atmosphere and an interesting synth soundtrack. I want to say I found it for the first time as part of a Boards of Canada music video years ago. Stuck with me ever since.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNPfT06MUkU&t=35s

More (1999, dir. Mark Osbourne): An overworked factory worker dreams of a better life. Well done claymation with a great soundtrack in the form of New Order's "Elegia" (you might know it from that one metal gear solid trailer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCeeTfsm8bk

I have a huge playlist of short/experimental animated films on youtube focusing mainly on Poland. I'll when I have a moment to go through and pick out my personal highlights/cut out the ones that are over an hour.

magic cactus fucked around with this message at 01:58 on Aug 6, 2019

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

Asparagus
1979 | dir. Suzan Pitt | 19 minutes


Youtube
Criterion Channel





https://www.suzanpitt.com posted:

I had a garden where I grew Asparagus from seed - it’s a very primitive vegetable going back to the time of the dinosaurs. It comes out of the ground as a phallic stalk, pointy and purple green, the essence of a beautiful masculine form. But then as summer passes it stretches tall and becomes a delicate fern, seen on roadsides tilting in the wind, the essence of the feminine like long strands of tangled hair in the breeze. I thought of it as a beautiful symbol of sexuality. From that I made a visual poem about the creative process, taking the role of the magician/artist as the protagonist who ushers the viewers through her search for the essence of the creative forces which rule and drive our existence. (Continued on Suzan Pitt's website)

Wikipedia posted:

Her best-known film, Asparagus, took four years to make, and debuted as part of an installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1979. The installation included the movie-theater set piece used in the film, which held an audience of 15 people.

Criterion Channel posted:

Suzan Pitt, an independent animation visionary whose oneiric psychosexual odysseys are direct channels to her dreams, nightmares, fantasies, and inner desires. Straining a diverse array of influences—from Leonora Carrington to Betty Boop to magical realism—through her subconscious, Pitt became an underground-animation legend with her DIY landmark ASPARAGUS, a kaleidoscopic vegetal fantasia that blew minds when it toured the midnight-movie circuit on a double bill with David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD.

Criterion Channel currently has 7 of Suzan Pitt's animated short films as well as interviews with her.

magic cactus
Aug 3, 2019

We lied. We are not at war. There is no enemy. This is a rescue operation.


I've never heard of Susan Pitt before today, but I enjoyed this. Will be checking out more of her works for sure.


A while back I posted about my playlist of polish animation. Unfortunately, since then my playlist has a bunch of removed/deleted videos so I have to plug some gaps, but here's one I enjoy from 1966 titled Wszystko Jest Liczbą(Everything is a number) by Stefan Schabenbeck.

It's a kind of funny and playful bit of animation that reminds me a little of Edwin A. Abbott's "Flatland"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozQHZYaMZ4s

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

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Grimey Drawer

I discovered that short by random, actually. I tend to hop on CriterionChannel and pick a short by random. Had no idea there was a showcase for her shorts.

I’m a sucker for hand-drawn animation, so this DIY short is pretty exciting stuff.

As abrasive as the sound design is, this is a mesmerizing short. Kept my eyes glued to the screen the whole time.

Anyway, I’m gonna watch a few more tonight. And next time I show Eraserhead, this is gonna be the intro short.

esperterra
Mar 24, 2010

SHINee's back






Hello SHORT FILMS thread. On the eve of terrible television show The L Word returning, I have appeared to provide some gay comedy, in what I would call a classique lesbian short: D.E.B.S.

Directed by Angela Robinson and released in 2003, D.E.B.S. is a Charlie's Angels parody revolving around a paramilitary group selected via a secret test hidden in the SATs, that tips the government off to girls who have the ability to fight, cheat, lie and kill.

It's about ten minutes long, and isn't some life changing thing. But it's cute, funny, and features a young Alexandra Breckenridge. It was later made into a feature length film, which tbh is also pretty drat good as far as early 2000s lesbian flicks go. I would argue it was pretty important for its time. Not only in being so well received, but allowing Robinson to do it all over for Screen Gems, who were super dope about not making her tone down the fact it's a lesbian love story at all.

The feature length version features Jordana Brewster, Holland Taylor, Michael Clarke Duncan, and is the only role I can ever think of any time I see Jimmi Simpson act in a thing. If you dig the short film, I'd check it out! It's more of the same silly stuff, but longer.

Anyway here's the short: NWS-ish. There's some making out and incredibly non graphic sex.

https://vimeo.com/23238222

magic cactus
Aug 3, 2019

We lied. We are not at war. There is no enemy. This is a rescue operation.

If this breaks the thread rule about no music videos I'll edit this out, but I found something really cool I wanted to share:

Le Chasseur d'Horizon (2019)

Director: unknown. The youtube channel this was uploaded to appears to be some kind of collaboration.

Synopsis: A man chases his doppleganger across a series of futuristic landscapes.

The animation matches the soundtrack really well, and there's a striking sense of visual style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK8wBlvr6wY

Apologies for the post but there doesn't seem to be too much out there on this.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

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Grimey Drawer

Gonna bring this thread back to life by posting short films I've been holding onto and haven't shared.

Carving Magic

1959 | 20 minutes | directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis before his career in gore.


quote:

A short educational film about all the different techniques of carving meat.








YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOExSiDykHc

DailyMotion link: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2p7x9n

Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/carving-magic/

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

Wow, Rebooted didn't get posted in here when that was making the rounds on CineD last year.



Rebooted

2019 | 13 minutes | Michael Shanks

quote:

Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect. Refusing to succumb to his own irrelevance, Phil takes drastic measures when he learns the film for which he was created is being rebooted without him.







YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rkn6rnsgc4
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/434204826
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/rebooted/

Behind-the-scenes Making-of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDtfe3vgfmA

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

The Sandman
1991 | dir. Paul Berry | 9 minutes

quote:

The Sandman is a 1991 stop-motion animation film, animated and directed by Paul Berry and nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1993. The storyline is inspired by the E.T.A. Hoffmann's version of the European legend of The Sandman.






YouTube link (480p)
Vimeo link (480p)
Daily Motion (480p)

Letterboxd

The art direction feels Burton-esque. The director, Paul Berry, worked as an animator for The Nightmare Before Christmas and animation supervisor on James and the Giant Peach and Monkeybone. (So, for hte pedants, the style is more Selick-esque.)

While there is a certain charm with the VHS-quality scans that are available for this obscure-ish 1991 stop-motion short film, it's a shame that I can't seem to find an HD version of this anywhere. Even though it was nominated for an Oscar!

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

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Grimey Drawer

¡Ataque de Pánico! aka Panic Attack!

dir. Fede Álvarez | 2009 | 5 minutes.

Giant robots appear out of the mist and attack Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Accompanied by a squadron of spacecraft, they fire weapons at the city and destroy key buildings, leading to mass panic. The military fights back to little avail.





YouTube
Vimeo
Letterboxd

Made with only a $300 budget, the entire film was written, directed, edited and animated by Fede Álvarez. The film was premiered on October 31, 2009 at the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre film festival and uploaded to YouTube on November 3, 2009.

After being uploaded to YouTube, the film's reputation spread by word of mouth, and received a boost when it was linked from the blog of Kanye West. Fede Álvarez stated in a BBC interview: "I uploaded Panic Attack! on a Thursday and on Monday my inbox was totally full of e-mails from Hollywood studios." Ghost House Pictures signed with Álvarez for him to develop a new project. Álvarez was offered a 30-million-dollar deal to develop and direct a full-length film. The resulting film was Evil Dead, the fourth film in the Evil Dead franchise, released in the United States on April 5, 2013.

The film has been cited as an example of the increasing influence of the Internet in finding new talent for Hollywood studios.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

I AM A STUPIDLY SEXY WOLFMAN



Grimey Drawer

La Jetée
1962 | dir: Chris Marker | 28 minutes

A haunting and heartbreaking time travel story told in still images. A slave in a post-World War III world travels through the past, present and future to find a solution to the world's fate. In his travels, he sees an unknown woman who is somehow familiar to him.







YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU99W-ZrIHQ (720p)
Criterion Channel: https://www.criterionchannel.com/la-jetee
Kanopy: https://www.kanopy.com/product/la-jetee
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/la-jetee/


Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Marker’s LA JETÉE is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images. (Criterion Channel)

La Jetée is constructed almost entirely from optically printed photographs playing out as a photomontage of varying rhythm. The stills were taken with a Pentax Spotmatic and the motion-picture segment was shot with a 35 mm Arriflex. It contains only one brief shot (of the woman mentioned above sleeping and suddenly waking up) originating on a motion-picture camera, this due to the fact that Marker could only afford to hire one for an afternoon.


Pentax Spotmatic


Arriflex 35mm c. 1960

Jean Ravel's editing of La Jetée adds to the intensity of the film. With the use of cut-ins and fade-outs, it produces the eerie and unsettling nature adding to the theme of the apocalyptic destruction of World War III.

As the film plays out as a photomontage, the only continuous variable is the sound. The sound used in this production is minimal, showing up in the form of narration, Orchestral score and sound effect. The rhythmic patterns of the soundtrack act as a framework to add to the intensity of the film. "The dissolve is synchronized with the sound. As the story moves from the past to the present, La Jetee creates mental continuity."

The film was directly adapted into elements of Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys. Author William Gibson considered it one of his main influences. In 1963, Prix Jean Vigo awarded La Jetée for "Best Short Film." It is regularly included on lists of "Greatest Time Travel Movies"

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Feb 23, 2013

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Grimey Drawer

INCUBUS
1985 | dir. Guido Manuli
5 minutes

A high-rise apartment dweller suffers through a series of nightmares.





YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBT_mZj7RmQ (720p)

Guido Manuli was an Italian screenwriter, film director and animator. Born in Cervia in 1939, he started his career in Milan as an illustrator. In 1960 he starts his collaboration with Bruno Bozzetto, assuming various roles - from animator, illustrator to film director and art director.

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Grimey Drawer

Backstroke
2017 | dir. Robbie Barclay
11 minutes | for some nudity

Two runaway teens steal a car with dreams of driving down to Florida, but things take a turn when a stranger appears with unknown intentions.



YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_DQmfFjTlU (1080p)
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/channels/905052/213754792
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/backstroke/

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