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Oh blog! How I have forsaken thee! Whence forth the tides of life do raiseth up to claim my lungs as mine mind’s lagoons for which to drown within these eyes do turn asunder and let decay claim this monument to thine outpourings.

Or some such shit.

Time for a story. Way back when it was 2010 (or was it 2011?), maybe sometime around this here autumnal season (although, frankly, it feels more like fucking Winter right now) a coffee house did open in yonder city of Ayr. An independent coffee house called Su Casa. With very tasty coffee. A treat it was to stumble upon and GOD DAMN do they do fine coffee. Upstairs I did wander to find a group of people muchly chatting. Full of awesome espresso I did introduce myself and join in – struck with a rare moment of sociable as I was. After all, the exchanging of conversation and ideas and the meeting of people are what coffeehouses are famous for, going all the way about to the first one in London in eighteencanteen. I wrote a piece on this subject in fact, one which I never finished, which I was going to gift to the owner of Su Casa for promotional purposes (I wanted to help, see).

Of this group of ragamuffin artists and students and general peoples there was one sat alone at a table, a laptop before him, working away at some video editing software. His name was Alberth Mg. We got to chatting. Alberth was a film maker. Alberth had forgone film school. Alberth had a vision.

At that time in his life he was spreading his time between Ayr and London making promo videos for bands and solo artists. A good way to pay the bills I would say. Personally, I was between shitty temporary jobs at the time, but not yet at the point of self-immolating desperation as to my prospects of finding employment. Plus, I had my mysterious novel going on. Still, I envied Alberth. He’d managed to hobble something together and was going for it. We exchanged details, followed each other on facebook and went on our merry ways.

Our paths didn’t cross much in the really real from then on but I kept abreast of what he was up to with his company Elgato Film Productions and various other projects via the book of the face.

So, now it is now, and Elgato are really ramping up. They have a short film, Reflections, due to be premiered next month. A shiny new website. A ragtag production team. A force to be reckoned with I reckon.

And now, in time for Halloween, A sketch called The Girl Who Is Sitting Next To Me.



Friend and film-making associate Darren Douglas threw this together with some friends in poland.

::::Aphasia:::: [ short film ]

Red [ short animation ]

Once upon a time I used to make films. I’ve been a little lapse in that regard the past few years, focusing on writing and what not, but I’m sure I’ll get back to it eventually. This short is an interesting example. It was left unfinished at a youth project in Cardiff and I was asked if I’d like to finish it off. I added a few touches of my own to make the protagonist more interesting. It was a great exercise in what can be done with something in post-production.

This started off life as an orphan project. A rough edit had been completed and a draft of a voice-over script. I completed the editing and, starting from scratch, wrote a script that added new depth to the original idea, further developed the protagonist’s character and took it in a somewhat different direction. Referencing an old victorian etiquette manual found on the Gutenberg Project I re-imagined our hero as having a somewhat schizoid personality.

Here it is on vimeo:

And if your device cannot handle vimeo, here it is on youtube:

Magnus [cgi short film]

Tim sez: “Beautifully done! Every shot is so well thought out and crafted. Texturing, lighting and cinematography is awesome.”

Hansel & Gretel

A short film co-produced/co-directed by Lucy Campbell and my good friend Helen Shanahan; filled brimful with atmospheric and artfully composed shots; like paintings that linger too briefly. Watch out for the ingenious use of a neon headband to create conflicting emotion between bathos and pathos (mmm… greek words….), a sense of the tragicomic and the repulsive, the counterpoint of nature in bloom and decay, plus slices of battenberg cake!

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from slashfilm:

One of the short films we were left raving about at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival was an animated film titled Logorama. I was convinced at the time that the short would never see the light of day due to the obvious legalities involved. But I guess since it has now been nominated for the ultimate award, the creators are no longer afraid to put it online.

Written and directed by the French team of François Alaux and Herve de Crecy, and created over the course of a few years, this Best Animated Oscar-Nominated short film features a world full of brand logos and corporate mascots (I’m sure a couple thousand appear in all — it even features fictional companies like the Buy N Large logo from Pixar’s Wall-E) Watch the short film now, embedded after the jump.

One of the major pains in the arse about wordpress.com is that the only place you can embed video from is youtube. Follow the link to check this short out, it’s about 15-16 minutes long.

Watch the Oscar-Nominated Short Film Logorama | /Film.

via metaphilm

Disturbing and powerful short film about sex trafficking. I can’t find an embedable version but the link below will take you to a page that will autoplay it. Be sure to read the interview with Emma Thompson as well. Thanks to Sion for the link.

Richard Jobson and Emma Thompson’s short film about the brutal realities of sex trafficking.

To buy Richard Ashcroft’s theme music to The Journey click here. All proceeds from the sale of the single go to the Helen Bamber foundation

WARNING This video contains strong sexual and violent images that viewers may find disturbing

The Journey: A short film on sex trafficking

Emma Thompson: ‘Chances are you’ll know somebody who pays for sex’

Sebastian’s Voodoo

Baldwin animates the story of a young voodoo doll who will go to any means to escape his master’s wrath. A lovely, creepy, and sad computer animated student film.

via here and here.

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