Short Film: SAINT ETIENNE – MAGPIE EYES, 3min., Music Video

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Magpie Eyes reimagines the 90s band as teenagers in the modern day and follows them around the sleepy market suburb of Stevenage, UK – the first of the government’s post-war Utopias. The film celebrates a distinct sense place and what it’s like to grow up in a British suburb, mixing stills and moving images of the local kids in and around the New Town architecture.

  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm & 120 stills
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: TRAINS – RADIO CUT, 3min., UK, Music Video

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music video
Everything is a form of vibration,
One needs to hear it and transform it into music
The world is a piano and the piano is the world
The musician becomes the creator of the world

Poppy Ackroyd is a British post-classical composer.
Her main instruments are the piano and the violin, but she doesn’t treat them in a classical way.
She creates her pieces by sampling sounds, beats and rhythms she generates by tapping the housing and strings of her instruments. She loops and records them, successively adding further layers of sound, until a new orchestral space is achieved. She completes this by adding the clean sound of a classical piano.
This process has inspired the narration of my film.
The world is seen as a vibration, and everything in it is seen as rhythm and repetition.
Nature pulsates, creating a transcendental pulse.
Poppy, as a Demiurge, responds to the rhythm or creates it herself.
Both worlds – elements of nature and the space within her instrument – coexist and filter through each other. This coexistence is reflected in the picture. Life is a journey and the strings, just like railway tracks, mark the direction. The world is enclosed in the piano, and the piano becomes the world.
The world vanishes when Poppy stops playing.

The film was created to promote Poppy Ackroyd’s single and her third album.
Both the film and the single ’Trains’ will premiere on nowness.com in November 2017. The album will be released by One Little Indian on the 26th of January 2018 in the UK, France, Germany, Japan and Australia.

The film has received a number of prizes and was shown at many short film festivals around the world.

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Short Film: CALO MESA – TECHNO HIPPIE, 3min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

Music video using nothing but old school video feedback manipulation with two dancers.

  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital + analogue
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Short Film: THE NIGHT SKY, 3min., Sweden, Experimental

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A night looking up at the stars can reveal many surprises.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon 5K raw stills
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: ORACLE, 3min., USA, Music Video

Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Oracle bannerAn art collaboration between a film collective and band. A beautiful short, visually stimulating and emotionally conflicting. A woman being consumed by gold.

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  • Jessica Batson
    Writer
  • Jessica Batson
    Producer
  • Lauren Batson
    Key Cast
  • Mike Weldon
    Director of Photography
  • Samantha Hanus
    Editor
  • Rudy Rubio
    AC
  • Jose Martinez Jr.
    Colorist
  • Tom Scott
    Gaffer
  • Jalyn Smith
    Stylist
  • Rachel Bonk
    Stylist
  • McKenzie Brown
    Stylist
  • John Timpone
    Compositor / Titles
  • Sydney Ferleger
    Associate Producer
  • Oracle by Chymes
    Music
  • Brendan Deane
    Grip
  • Michael Scott
    Grip
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Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

 

 

Audience FEEDBACK: GOLDEN LIGHT, 3min, Italy, Music Video

GOLDEN LIGHT, 3min, Italy, Music Video
Directed by Virgilio Villoresi

Music Video for Blonde Redhead’s latest single “Golden Light”

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Audience FEEDBACK: DIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video

DIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video
Directed by Mimi Cave

Music Video for Sylvan Esso.

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