#animation


The Backstory of “The Laughing Heart” Post

It all start­ed with this animation/short film by Bradley Bell:
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In which he inter­pret­ed “The Laugh­ing Heart”, a poem writ­ten by Charles Bukows­ki, and spo­ken by Tom Waits. This should have been an easy cut-and-paste video/text post on my Tum­blr, where I usu­al­ly store quick-strike things of inter­est and inspi­ra­tional val­ue. But part of the being of what has been a prod­uct of a Poet­ry class back in my Undergrad/University days just couldn’t let it go and be done with. The tex­tu­al for­mat just didn’t have a resound­ing echo to me as it should.

A part of me just want­ed much more to come out of each line.1 “Much more,” but not too much; though I have always been intrigued with a lit­tle bit of con­crete poet­ry.2

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  1. What is a line in Poet­ry? []
  2. What is con­crete poet­ry? []

Kanye West — “Heartless” Music Video

Here’s Kanye West’s lat­est music video off his upcom­ing album, 808’s and Heart­break. It was direct­ed by Hype Williams.


Heart­less from kwest on Vimeo.

I’m dig­ging the use of col­or and roto­scop­ing1.

  1. Some­what reminds me of Heavy Met­al, and more recent­ly, A Scan­ner Dark­ly. []

Transformation: Vivre-Réagir

For the con­test “Trans­for­ma­tion: Vivre-Réa­gir“1, Julien Las­sort and Matthieu Bur­lot explored the human face, the most exposed and per­son­al part of the human body. Their dynam­ic por­tray­al of “1000 et une faces“2 is a mosa­ic of por­traits and emo­tions that plays off of the pow­er of faces seen close up. Julien Far­go com­posed the melody that encap­su­lates the film.

  1. In eng­lish, “Trans­for­ma­tion: Live-React” []
  2. In eng­lish, “1000 and one faces” []

Diesel XXX Party Promotions

Diesel XXX Party 20081011

Diesel, “the Ital­ian jeans, casu­als and oth­er cloth­ing man­u­fac­tur­er”, has been pro­mot­ing their “XXX Par­ty” which will be launch­ing on Octo­ber 11, 2008. It will be held in 17 cities around the globe:Tokyo, Bei­jing, Dubai, Athens, Helsin­ki, Ams­ter­dam, Barcelona, Copen­hagen, Milan, Munich, Paris, Oslo, Stock­holm, Zurich, Lon­don, Sao Pao­lo, and New York.

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