VIDEOoftheDay

Wednesday
Nov162011

Paper Memories

This very well-done, short video of an old man and his memories from an old photo has won numerous awards in Italy where it was shot.

PAPER MEMORIES from Theo Putzu on Vimeo.

 

Friday
Nov112011

Rosa

"ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival."


"The short-film was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesús Orellana with no budget during a single year. Since it's world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, ROSA has been an official selection at film festivals around the world such as Screamfest, Toronto After Dark, Anima Mundi or Los Angeles Shorts Film Festival. In October ROSA was screened at the opening night of the Sitges International Film Festival, considered the world's best festival specialized in genre films. Following the succesful festival run, the short film has attracted the attention of the major talent-agencies and Hollywood producers. Currently ROSA is in development to be a live-action motion picture."

ROSA from Jesús Orellana on Vimeo.


 

Wednesday
Nov092011

Burning Man: Rites of passage - Day

 This is one of two videos on a festival called Burning Man. I had no idea what this is; thus, I Googled it and discovered the following:

"Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Burning Man is also an ever-expanding year-round culture based on the Ten Principles."

Burning Man: Rites of passage - Day from Ahmed on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday
Nov082011

Made by Hand / No 2 The Knife Maker

This video tells the story of a guy who makes handmade knives for chefs and butchers. It shows what it takes to produce quality knives.

Made by Hand / No 2 The Knife Maker from Made by Hand on Vimeo.

 

Monday
Nov072011

Afghanistan – Touch Down in Flight

This is a beautiful, excellent video. It shows the essence of Afghanistan and its people

 "As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan."
"We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush."

Afghanistan – touch down in flight from Augustin Pictures on Vimeo.

 

Sunday
Nov062011

Red Epic

This is a short HD video of many birds soaring over a lake. It is a beautiful video.

Test Footage from Red Epic: "Ride of the Valkyries" from Tom Lowe on Vimeo.

Test Footage from Red Epic: "Ride of the Valkyries" from Tom Lowe on Vimeo.

 

Thursday
Nov032011

The Observatory

This is a time-lapse video of the cosmos taken next to an observatory.

The Observatory from Peter Nguyen on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday
Nov012011

Splitscreen: A Love Story

The short video was shot entirely with a cell phone.

Splitscreen: A Love Story from JW Griffiths on Vimeo.

 

Monday
Oct312011

Framed - an iphone 4S short story

A photographer walks around the woods to take some pictures, when something unexpected happens. This is a well done video especially considering that it was taken with an iPhone 4s.

Framed - an iphone 4S short story from Mael Sevestre on Vimeo.

 

Friday
Oct282011

Llewelyn Ash--Adventures of a Glass Blower

"A glimpse into the life of talented South Australian glass blower, Llewelyn Ash."

"Llewelyn's work has a distinctive and unique style that is sensitive to his surroundings. A lover of the outdoors, surf, sun, and skating, you can see his influences unfold in the stunning pieces he creates."

"Llewelyn’s glass is now being exhibited in art galleries Australia wide. With exhibitions held in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney in the last two years, including the Design Institute of Australia award, and the Australian National Glass Museum Student Award show."

Llewelyn Ash {Adventures of a Glass Blower} from Benjamin Dowie on Vimeo.

 

Thursday
Oct272011

This Is Norway

This video is a skiing video that shows the unbelievable beauty of Norway.

Salomon Freeski TV 5.3 - This Is Norway from Switchback Entertainment on Vimeo.

 

 

Wednesday
Oct262011

Future Proof

"The DMC Initiative (DMCI) developed this piece as a response to the 2011 A/NZ PromaxBDA Conference title of Future Proof. "

"Our approach was to focus not on futuristic notions but to consider that which is timeless. People, the expression of self and the interactions between each other are timeless qualities relevant to creativity, no matter what the future holds."

"The concept started quite fluidly, by briefing a variety of dancers, with individual performance styles, to develop choreography based on the concepts of growth, sharing, sending and receiving."

"As a whole, the focus is on the dancers as they create and interact with abstract forms in a vast unknown world. Their own movements determine the creation and final destruction of these elements. Their own paths of communication and creative expression have come full circle, and all that remains is the individual. "

 

FUTURE PROOF from The DMCI on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday
Oct252011

The Bahamas in Technicolor

The Bahamas in Technicolor from Ryan Lightbourn on Vimeo.

 

Monday
Oct242011

The Last Views

This a beautiful art video.

the last views from Brönnimann on Vimeo.

 

Sunday
Oct232011

Amasia

"Amasia- Possible Future Supercontinent After Actual Earth"
demonstrates that if nature is systematic, then there is a calm before
the torrents and an unleashing of perfectly normal change. The moving
imagery of terrain is pure. Its realness fools an untrained eye as
visual effects may trick the sharpest one. The jewelry industry is a
well-mapped frontier in search of discovery.The scenes in this film
welcome a new generation of raw talent and poise to an unexpected
universe."

Amasia from diane pernet on Vimeo.

 

Saturday
Oct222011

This Israel

"A road trip straight through Israel. Had no idea what the complexities and diversity of the cultures were, but I got deeper and deeper, seeing all walks of life living together in this amazing land. The conglomerate of things happening in that tiny, but EPIC country (it's smaller than New Jersey!) packed a punch like a bustling beehive. I was overwhelmed and totally let Israel envelope me. I bonded with every flavor of person there... they were all Israeli. They were all beautiful people. (By the way, the title isn't spelled wrong, lol...read it again ;)"

This Isreal from Matthew Brown on Vimeo.

Friday
Oct212011

Singapore

A beautiful, well done, video of the city/state Singapore. It brought back good memories of my 1999 Christmas trip to Singapore. For those who have not been there, it is a clean, safe, and affluent city that is way more civilized than the major cities of the West. You cannot understand this until you spend a week or so in such a  city where the citizens are highly educated and who respect other people especially their family members and teachers. How novel?

Singapore from Z-ARTE on Vimeo.

 

Thursday
Oct202011

Return of the Champions

2009 Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon winner Will Harlan recounts his epic battle with his hero Arnulfo as he looks toward the 2012 Ultra marathon in the canyons. This race in Copper Canyon, Mexico, is 47 miles.

Return of The Champions Trailer from 614 Films (Rod Murphy) on Vimeo.

 

Wednesday
Oct192011

Piano Pat: Montana Legend

This is a cool story of 80-year old Pat who has been playing piano in the same bar for 46 years.

Piano Pat: Montana Legend from Matthew J. Clark on Vimeo.

 

Monday
Oct172011

Under the Clouds

"These images and these sounds were recorded during a travel from "Toulouse" to "Paris", and from "Paris" to "Martinique". We see the North and the South of "Martinique", the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, during the rainy season in July, 2011."

Under the clouds from Gioacchino Petronicce on Vimeo.