A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film

Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form.

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Here are three short films that take place on your desktop
Internet Story (2010): http://youtu.be/g-SL4ejpP94
Noah (2013): http://bit.ly/18ivwOI
Transformers: the Premake (2014): http://youtu.be/dD3K1eWXI54

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – In Motion
David Arnold & Michael Price – On the Move
Daft Punk – End of Line
Al Hirt – Green Hornet Theme

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Exoplanet β Pic b orbiting β Pictoris

A series of images taken between November 2013 to April 2015 with the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) on the Gemini South telescope in Chile shows the exoplanet β Pic b orbiting the star β Pictoris, which lies over 60 light-years from Earth. In the images, the star is at the centre of the left-hand edge of the frame; it is hidden by the Gemini Planet Imager’s coronagraph. We are looking at the planet’s orbit almost edge-on; the planet is closer to the Earth than the star. The images are based on observations described in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, 16 September 2015 and whose lead author is Maxwell Millar-Blanchaer. GPI is a groundbreaking instrument that was developed by an international team led by Stanford University’s Prof. Bruce Macintosh (a U of T alumnus) and the University of California Berkeley’s Prof. James Graham (former director of the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, U of T). Image credit: M. Millar-Blanchaer, University of Toronto; F. Marchis, SETI Institute

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The Guardian

Annecy International Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection / Arizona Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection / CIFF 2015 – Royal Reel Award – 2015 / River Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection

Making-of: http://j.mp/1M6u3xg
Trailer: http://j.mp/1OpXrkJ

The Guardian

The Guardian is a free interpretation of the parable “Before the Law” from Kafka’s book “The Trial”. A peasant after traveling the world arrives in front of a gate, controlled by a fearsome Guardian. The peasant tries to pass through but the Guardian denies him entrance. Peasant and Guardian are the same character, the peasant, like each one of us, in front of his own fear; the guardian, something shapeless, that surround and control him.
the Door/Gate the possibilities we encounter during our life.


N9ve – http://www.n9ve.it

Alessandro Novelli

Alessandro Novelli
Victor Perez
Andrea Gendusa

Illustration and Design:
Alessandro Novelli
Karolina Pospischil http://j.mp/1M6u3xj
Andrea Gendusa http://j.mp/1OpXpcC

Victor Perez – Character Animator, 3D Modeling
Alessandro Novelli – 3D modeling, 3D animation
Gabriele Maiocco – 3D heads modeling and Zbrush artist http://j.mp/1M6u6co
Andrea Gendusa – 3D modeling, 3D animation http://j.mp/1OpXpcC

Original Music:
Simon Smith http://j.mp/1OpXpcD
Sasha Agranov http://j.mp/1M6u6cp

Voice Over:
Luis De Velasco

Sasha Agranov http://j.mp/1M6u6cp

Music Recording and Mixing:
Eric Nagel – at BCNSound – BCN – http://j.mp/1OpXpcD

Voice Over recording:
Juan José Rodriguez – at Abuela Records – MX

Yves Roussel

Many thanks to:
Leandra Boj http://j.mp/1OpXrB2
Rafael Mayani http://j.mp/1M6u6ct
Xavier Sanchez http://xave.es
and Karolina Pospischil http://j.mp/1M6u3xj
for their posters.

Special Thanks to:
Simon, Sasha and BCNsound (http://j.mp/1OpXpcD) , Laura Sans Gassó, Ana Isabella Byrne Bellorín, Mariana Perfeito, Luis De Velasco

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