Archive for Short film

MTV HD “Crow”

Posted in Commercials + Virals, Creative Campaigns, Film + Video, Graphic Design, Music with tags , , , , on March 7, 2010 by bendey14

PSYOP Studios developed a beautiful spot for MTV’s new HD network called “Crow.”  The network will feature exclusive full HD music and videos from MTV, VH1, CMT.  I’ve heard there is actually a :90 second short of Crow out there that will be shown on MTV sometime this March, but haven’t been able to find it online.

The video clip is stunning and does a beautiful job with it’s transitions.  Crow is directed by Marco Spier and Marie Hyon.  Check it out below, also some incredible stills from Dexigner!


Carousel: Philips: Awesome

Posted in Commercials + Virals, Film + Video, Products with tags , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2010 by bendey14

This one is tad old, but freaking awesome…naturally.  Philips teamed up with Tribal DDB and Stink Digital to bring a financial-freeze-frame-fiasco-film to life to promote their new entrance to the TV market (directed by Adam Berg).  Their new 21:9 frame caters to Hollywood’s favorite ratio and makes us drool with such compatibility.

At first, this reminded me of The Joker’s heist at the beginning of The Dark Knight:

At the end of the day, this one packs some pretty serious beauty.  Great spot, seamless editing, and hell… makes me want to see how it all ends.  Watch the goods just a bit south…


Urban Abstract

Posted in Artwork, Film + Video, Graphic Design with tags , , , , on December 11, 2009 by bendey14

This nice little digital piece titled “Urban Abstract” comes from Musuta Ltd. design studio in Helsinki and Tokyo.  Careful, it’s easy to get lost in this beautifully executed pixel flurry.  Enjoy.

“Urban Abstract is a journey across urban space that unfolds in forty, 5 second parts. The journey, in one, two and three dimensions, is a bit like abstract surfing in which the original destination is only reached after a number of seemingly random yet linked detours occur. Points , lines, planes and other abstract elements create a journey through an Urban Abstract.
The space between things is as important as intended space, perhaps creating a fourth dimension. Meaningful shapes and purposes occur in this dimension’s reality as well. The concept of negative space has meaning here.
Nature plays a part as well. To be able to understand and differentiate what is urban one has understand what is nature.
The style of the shorts is fluid and, though seemingly random, stream into a cohesive whole. Perhaps watching them in a different order would be more like seeing the same journey from another point of view. The sound world is also very important — movement in space is sensed even if watching the shorts with eyes closed. Sounds overlap, fade, come and go.
Architectural, abstract, someway minimalist and abstract with a touch of humanity.
This feeling is reached through mixing techniques such as vectors , hand drawn lines and painting.
Urban Abstract was realized in Tokyo by a team of artists, designers and animators from Finland and Japan. Urban Abstract was created by Jopsu Ramu from Musuta Ltd, a concept, art & design -studio based in Tokyo and Helsinki.”


Black Bones

Posted in Film + Video, Music with tags , , , , , on November 28, 2009 by bendey14

Found this earlier today and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  “Black Bones,” by Rhett Dashwood, is a creepy short film that makes your skin crawl.  Similar to a documentary about a serial killer, Black Bones is hard to watch, but you just can’t look away.

Song: Black Bones
Artist: Teenagersintokyo
Director / Producer: Rhett Dashwood
Cinematographer: Ari Wegner
Editing: The Butchery
Post Production: Digital Pictures

Pigeon: Impossible

Posted in Film + Video with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2009 by bendey14

This is a 6-minute CGI short done by writer/director Lucas Martell.  The film, “Pigeon: Impossible” took nearly 5 years to complete and the detail shows it.  This is Martell’s first attempt at CGI animation and it’s a solid performance that leaves his viewers standing in line for more.

“Walter, a rookie secret agent, is faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.”  Read more about Martell and his film at Pigeon: Impossible.

Watch it here!

Your Daily Dose of a Time Waster

Posted in Artwork, Music, Random BS with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2009 by bendey14

IMG_4517Holy hell it’s been a while since my last post.  I apologize my friends…but I do have a special treat for you today.  So you can’t stay mad at me for too long.

As some of you may know, I can be pretty damn strange.  For example, you may find me running around my front yard hunched over an ant hill with my camera for several hours.  I know this is not normal to most, but it’s all part of a “bigger picture”.  For the past few months I’ve actually been gathering short clips and videos with my camera similar to the example described above.  I’ve slaved over editing and cropping and splicing and tracking for months full of sleepless nights.  What for you might ask?  Well, for absolutely nothing.

With that being said, I officially release, “The Short Film of Random Shit.”