Saturday, August 5, 2017

Short Films and Videos (Ongoing Archive)

A Juice Box Afternoon (USA: Lily Baldwin, 2014: 8 mins)

Animals by Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger (USA: Rich Ragsdale, 2014: 5 mins)

Formation by Beyonce (USA: Melina Matsoukas, 2016: 3 mins and 26 secs)

House of Cards by Radiohead (Directed by James Frost, 2007: 4 mins and 32 seconds) ["These ephemeral bursts emanate from the 2008 music video for Radiohead’s “House of Cards” by director James Frost and technology director Aaron Koblin. The ethereal video holds a special place in music video history as the first to be created using high-tech scanning and laser systems to capture and then visualize chunks of 3-D information. Scanners, including the Lidar scanner used by Frost and Koblin, work by sending light pulses across a surface area and then measuring the time it takes for the light to return to the scanner. Each pulse of light that is emitted and then returned is placed within a representation known as a point cloud. Together, the points create a trace of the surface that they have measured. Frost and Koblin worked with scientists and technology experts from UCLA to make the video, inaugurating, whether they intended to or not, a shift in cinematic practice. The video’s point-cloud aesthetic eschews human perception and photographic representation as its foundation, turning instead to processes of scanning, tracing, and layering that relinquish the human body as their measure, and that forgo light as their foundation." - source Holly Willis (August 13, 2017)]

Just by Radiohead (Directed by Jamie Thraves, 1995: 4 mins and 15 seconds)

La jetée (France: Chris Marker, 1962: 28 mins)

Meshes of the Afternoon (USA: Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943: 14 mins)

Un Chien Andalou (France: Luis Buñuel, 1929: 16 mins)

The Suburbs (USA: Spike Jonze, 2010: 5 mins and 47 secs)

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