I usually don’t post about video games but this short got me hooked right away. As far as I know there won’t be any game made out of this concept but Quantic Dream has once before to release a short which sets the tone for their next project. Their objective here was to push the capabilities of the PS3 with both graphics and an emotional narrative and it looks quite promising. To read more about this project click here.
“Road Trip” is a spot ad created by Mike Langen for the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival (2010). If you enjoyed it do check out the making of. After watching it I was fascinated by the meticulous craft he put into this project.
As well, his student short film Doxology is another entertaining view. Langen describes it as, “An experimental comedy about tennis balls, dancing cars, and God.” It was his graduation film from Rhode Island School of Design and went on to play over 100 film festivals, garnering 14 awards, including a Student Academy Award nomination.
A short (26 min) film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s 2081 Universal Absurdity depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is “finally equal….” The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the… intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains.
The film is based on Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron” which you can read in it’s entirety here.
This is an absolutely wonderful short film animation I found on Kitsune Noir. It’s called “The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics”. What makes it so wonderful is that it is smart and compelling. The story has a great flow and gives a real human feel to these abstract shapes, almost making the viewer start to identify with the nuances in modern art and minimalism through a very accessible medium of the cartoon. Their are a lot of clever lines which make it work as something that both kids would enjoy as well as adults which may have been why it won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film in 1965.