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New Shorts #16: MUSIC AND VIDEO
Thu 10 Jan 18:30 ROXY bar & screen
We consider the marriage of sound and image in our regular selection of creative music videos alongside short films that have a dominant musical soundtrack to accompany the images on show. Thereâ€™s animation and experimental work, and music from the full spectrum, from Erik Satie to The Cabinet of Living Cinema, from Cornershop to the new urban sounds of Kwes and Julia Spada.
Includes the Dirty Looks Award for Best Music Film
Total: 128 mins
ACOUSTIC LEVITATION THROUGH VOCAL DISCHARGE
Ghin Liew 2 mins
Here at the 那刹 Ksana Institute we have recently achieved a scientific breakthrough in acoustic human levitation. Through our intensive training programme, Class 1 AudioBod WanDan has managed to achieve successive periods of acoustic levitation. This is accomplished by creating vocal discharge to produce standing waves. Once the standing waves produced match the subjects own frequency, nodes of reinforcment create lift.
Brian Benjamin Dwyer 1 mins
An Irish Folk songs tells of young man's journey to a place and decision nobody never wishes to make.
AND THE SUN ROSE OUT
Robert Hackett 4 mins
Flowers, ice and macro cinematography combine to form beautiful abstract shapes in Robert Hackett’s experimental promo for Blacksmif’s And The Sun Rose Out.
BACK TO THE START
Chipotle 3 mins
Back to the Start, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.
Ian Pons Jewell 5 mins
Bashful spies on the eccentric inhabitants of an elevator on a journey to an alternative state of mind where suppressed emotions break free in a beastly dance. With its bleeding colours and nostalgic feel, the video serenades the tender sensuality of shyness.
Georgia Parris 4 mins
Brighter Borough draws you in with the nostalgic clicking sound of an old Kodak Carousel slide machine, projecting abstract images onto floating silks in a rundown theatre. Resting on a final image we dissolve to a London roundabout. Here the drama unfolds as three contemporary dancers bring to life the gowns of Louisa Parris.
David Baksh 4 mins
Starring Bohemian, burlesque queen, Vicky Butterfly, 'The Butterfly' is at once a poem, a portrait and a provocative paean to the power of change.
Ann Evelin Lawford 4 mins
Concealment is a short conceptual film that provides a commentary on morality of the world of female advertising. It explores the vulnerability of a model as she moves through the constructed world she performs in, making the audience re-examine their perception of perfection.
Ana Stefaniak 4 mins
You can't change who or what you are... but sometimes it doesn't matter... Dreamlands presents the final day of a fox, who is being sentenced to death for murdering his lover rabbit. He accepts his fate and without objection takes part in the hanging ritual, during which the details of the crimes are revealed.
DUST TO DUST
Christian Marot 5 mins
Britain 2013. First light. She is discovered… born. Hungry… she must hunt… for survival… for life. Time is short. Her prey… human… body, soul, spirit, memories. He, the innocent victim. Perfect specimen. Wrong place and time. One touch. As she devours, he turns to dust. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. How many are with us?
Noriko Okaku 5 mins
A journey of a girl who steps into a chaotic and colourful world called "Electropia". This is a music video for a Japanese band, JOYZ. The band was inspired by Akihabara district, where is famous for anime and electrical shops in Tokyo.
Darius G Rodrigues 6 mins
FILLETS is a reaction to the limited logic of our conscious reality, in a seven-minute dream sequence, six babies are born and consumed; the non-linear narrative continuously blurs, dislocates and dissolves between dream and reality.
FLIGHT OF THE POMPADOUR
Karan Kandhari 8 mins
It's all about the hair. A young wannabe Rockabilly is trying desperately to perfect his Pompadour hairstyle.
Peter King & David Procter 4 mins
Amidst a graveyard of forgotten industry, a weathered man begins a dark task…
FUTURE FORMS OF LIFE, THE
Dovydas Augaitis 5 mins
'The Future Forms Of Life' The Story based on Theo Jansen's kinetic sculptures. If we work really hard on our dreams sooner or later we will reach our goals. But what if one day our dreams go too far?
Ian Robertson 3 mins
A stop-motion dubstep music video featuring the butchering of classic boardgames.
Matt Mead 2 mins
Glade is a physical performance, improvised and shot in one day in a wooded clearing. About nature and self, light and dark; themes lushly presented in widescreen anamorphic beauty as the sun sets through the trees.
Joao Seica 3 mins
This film is a film on the pressure of society on the lack or abundance of women’s hair.
Emile Rafael 4 mins
Peppered with some creative use of cigarette smoke and shot at a cool easy pace, a group of teens get together for some fun in Emile Rafael’s promo for Saturday, Monday’s Headshake.
Helen Nias, Cassandra Vervoort 2 mins
Some memories can be hidden away, but those recollected by smell seem to engulf us involuntarily. Fascinated by the places our subconscious and memories can take us, Cassandra and Helen used 35mm film prints, super 8 and digital photographs to take the viewer on a journey that attempts to capture this displacement. Score by The Cabinet of Living Cinema.
Dan Ruiz 4 mins
Sam Campbell, Lee Tesche 7 mins
A surrealist western set in a mystical alternate world that follows a marooned man as he is followed through a strange landscape.
Astrid Edwards 4 mins
This is a music video for UK band Cornershop that was shot in East Oakland, Ca. It was shot on airmiles, a wing and a prayer. It is a lament to old school hip hop - creative expression by any means necessary. It is about hope and community. I shot a lot of other extra documentary footage alongside - some of which appears in the film.
Daniel D. Moses 3 mins
Official music video for Punkture Sluts new single, a symphony of the dark and twisted, 'No Hopah' is a trippy and experimental foray into your inner turmoil and fears, being trapped in a horrible and disturbing place in every sense of the word, and an exploration of the idea of the circular narrative to life. Shot in a burnt out location in East London with plenty of Fisheye, the video took influences from George Orwell's Room 101 in 1984 and Alice In Wonderland to establish an unsettling and grimy tone to fit in with the track.
Richard Sanz 4 mins
A short journey through a forest to see a revolving tower while. May contain geometric patterns. Music by Kinlaw.
Samuel de Ceccatty 4 mins
A lonely little boy befriends a playful cloud and spends an unforgettable afternoon.
SLUGABED'S TURBO JUICER 4000
Christopher Ullens de Schooten 3 mins
In this comedy retro infomercial, Slugabed is selling his 'Slugabed's Turbo Juicer 4000'. This juicer and it's mini factory-like inner workings will transform your crushed audio-tapes through a stop-frame animated process into the best juice you've ever dreamed of. Buy it!
Pete Karkut 9 mins
A sunflower in full bloom is compared with the youth of a woman who's ginger hair matches the colour in the centre of the sunflower. Shot in a way that resembles the unnatural perfection of the advertising world. The decay of the flower mirrors the impermanence of the woman's youth. The film is accompanied by a menacing and meditative score that relies heavily on time-stretching of audio to produce an organic sound-scape. There is a gravity to the audio that matches the theme of decay in the film. The film ends with sounds of blood circulating in the heart and images of the soil that the sunflowers once thrived upon.
SUPER FAST SAMOSA
Sundeep Toor 2 mins
Break out the mango chutney, cos everyone wants a piece of him! Super Fast Samosa is the classic Gingerbread man story retold with a bollywood twist.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Tom Clark 6 mins
A short film inspired by the music of The Grand Gestures. A dark fantasy journey tale with interesting characters and an intriguing road trip. This was shot in just one night on a non-existing budget and was a collaborations of Black Revolver Films and The Mitcham Submarine.
WAITING FOR CONKERS
Paul Gowers 3 mins
Everyday Jim jogs through the same park. Everyday he passes the same beautiful girl. Everyday she seems to barely notice him. Can Jim find a way to get noticed?
YOUR HEAD IS MY HEAD
Joel Blackledge 3 mins