SSF: “Nebula”

This is a student film. Hang on. Let me repeat that: This is a student film. Calm down. No need to panic. It wasn’t made by a single person, but by a group of students at the French animation school Gobelins: Camille Andre, Marion Bulot, Clément Doranlo, Myriam Fourati, Jonghyun Jungboix, Alexis Kerjosse and Sarah Simon. Actually, the number of its creators doesn’t really diminish its impressiveness [Read More…]

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SVS: “The Rocketeer”

Clifford, when you borrow somethin’ and you don’t tell nobody, they call that stealing, you know. I’ve got a little list. Well, it’s actually more of a super-secret and frighteningly-long spreadsheet in my Google My Drive than an actual pen-and-paper list. But still, I’ve got one. And on that spreadsheet, I keep the names of [Read More…]

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Fun (and Probably Unpronouncable) Word of the Day: “Undulatus Asperatus”

OK, yes. That’s two fun and probably unpronounceable words. So sue me. Here, from no less (or is that “no greater?”) an authority than Wikipedia: Undulatus asperatus is a cloud formation, proposed in 2009 as a separate cloud classification by the founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. If successful it will be the first cloud formation added since cirrus intortus in [Read More…]

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Just Messin’ Around with Four Pianos (and Eight Hands)

All the likes. All of them, I say. Perhaps not the best version from a technical standpoint (or in terms of recording quality), but it sure is fun to watch Argerich, Kissin, Levine, and Pletnev pounding away together. For those who do not enjoy hearing Bach’s music performed on the the piano — Yes, they exist. No, I can’t [Read More…]

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Maya Angelou, Studs Terkel, and Con Men

The one thing that con men will tell you; the only way you can be a mark is if you want something for nothing. If you’re greedy, you’re set up. Perfect. I realize that I’ve written about Blank On Blank’s great work in the past. But their latest, an animated interview between Studs Terkel and Maya Angelou, [Read More…]

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SSF: “The Herbalist”

This one has a gorgeous “painterly” style, even if it’s a bit on the dark side, story-wise. Reminds me of the great Frédéric Back’s “The Man Who Planted Trees,” in some ways. Except way more pessimistic. (Also, you need to watch through the credits, because the reference to the past in the short’s description won’t make [Read More…]

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SVS: “Vampyr”

As someone who tends to avoid scary movies… …OK, as someone who stays as far away from the horror genre as humanly possible (because SCARY), coming up with a thematically-appropriate film for today is a bit tricky. My first instinct, for example, was to recommend a film more fittingly associated with an entirely different holiday: the [Read More…]

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This One’s For Educational Purposes ONLY…

…and by “ONLY,” I mean “This video comes from a YouTube channel that describes itself as ‘music examples for teaching and study purposes, uploaded by members of the Music Department at English Martyrs’ Catholic School, Leicester, UK’ and this might not be exactly a teaching ‘purpose,’ strictly speaking, but I’ve been looking for it for [Read More…]

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Living with Musical Free Association Syndrome

So, this is pretty much my life in a nutshell — with the emphasis on “nuts:” Start listening to the soundtrack for Terrance Malick’s The Thin Red Line. Think: “Wow. That sounds sort of Inception-y.” Head out onto the InterWebs and find this — a stinging reminder that I’m not even remotely original. (But then, neither [Read More…]

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Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact

Rosetta: the ambition to turn science fiction into science fact. Yes, I realize I’m posting a short on back-to-back days, but I just can’t help myself. It’s not so much that it’s a really, really well-made sci-fi short (though that’s not an insignificant selling point). It’s that I can’t remember seeing anything like it before, [Read More…]

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