Duet

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Duet

Duet. Full of grace - such an elegantly crafted short film. A ballet duet with two outstanding ballerinas.  Duet is my film of October.

Featuring Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Yasmine Naghdi
Directed by Andrew Margetson
Produced by Louise Jones
Executive Producers: Deborah Cowles, Adrienne Rich
Choreography by Kristen McNally
Cinematography by Ed Rutherford
Music by Lorne Balfe
Edited by David Webb
Sound Design by Patch Rowland
Digital Colouring by Jean-Clement Soret

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New York Public Library

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New York Public Library

The latest documentary project from legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman as he turns his camera on to the New York Public Library. Home to 92 branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library receives 32 million online visitors annually. The trailer alone has me very intrigued & excited.

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Olympia

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Olympia

Joyful sports promo to be found in Olympia.  Described as a homage to the Games, the athletes and their amazing moves.

credits:

creative direction: Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani and Conor Whelan
art direction: Rafael Mayani
storyboard and animatic: Henrique Barone
animation and line clean-up: Henrique Barone and Conor Whelan
color clean-up: Rafael Mayani and Henrique Barone
compositing: Conor Whelan
music and sound design: John Black

One to watch.

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We Visit Often

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We Visit Often

Archive footage - researching it, watching it, reading about it, is one of my passions and I adore this short film - We Visit Often.  Piecing together footage from filmmaker Billy Boyd Cape and Super-8 footage taken by his late grandfather - they present a slice of the USA.

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Colour on Colour

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Colour on Colour

Summer may have slipped out the back door but there is still a place for colour on my screen.

Love the fluid display in this short video from FutureDeluxe.

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Adaa - it's not Dead

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Adaa - it's not Dead

Very moving piece concerning anxiety disorders. Slick graphics coupled with an evocative voice-over ensured my attention didn't wane. Beautiful work from Ariel Costa of BlinkmyBrain - http://www.blinkmybrain.tv/.

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flow/er

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flow/er

Mesmerising viewing.

Words from the filmmaker:-

"Personal collaboration

In nature, it is often the simplest rules that lead to forming the most complex, beautiful forms.
flow/er is a visual poem that observes this through a design lens, combining our fascination with organic, raw aesthetic with foreign geometric forms.
We observe natural laws take shape in a strange dance of meticulous choreography clashing with violent forces of nature."

By
Alexa Sirbu, http://alexasirbu.com/
Lukas Vojir, http://lukasvojir.com/

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My Mother Is Pink

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My Mother Is Pink

A different perspective on presenting the mother-child relationship - My Mother is Pink is the road tripthat aims to heal.  As Malou Gabriella and her blue-painted son head off in her camper van it’s a time of discovery and recollection.  Tender, free and revealing.  Directed by Cecilie Debell and edited by Jella Bethmann.

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The Farthest

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The Farthest

In turbulent times it’s re-affirming to watch a cinematic gem that highlights both woman and man’s ingenuity.  This is the incredible story of NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 satellites as they began their journey in 1977 through the cosmos. Their mission was to document each planet and to carry a time capsule containing a greeting from the earth. The documentary captures the magic of the mission and the daring scientists and engineers behind the stellar task. Dazzling to the eye, it brightens the mind. Directed by Emer Reynolds, edited by Tony Cranstoun and produced by Clare Stronge and John Murray.

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Quest

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Quest

Filmed for nearly a decade Jonathan Olshefski’s masterpiece portrays the lives of the Quest family against the backdrop of North Philadelphia. A remarkable example of cinéma vérité with over 400 hours of footage walking into the edit, it’s distilled down into an engaging, revealing and extremely well-paced film. Addressing issues of gun violence, music and the power of the community, kudos to Olshefski and his editor Lindsay Utz.

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