Category Archives: Art/Experimental

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Sketch Three: Avant-Garde (R.P.M. 2)

A car wheel + a tiny crash cam + several inches of duct tape = instant avant-garde headtrip, courtesy filmmaker Ryan Fox. 


Transformers: The Premake

This video-essayist's appropriation of crowdsourced footage related to the making of the new Transformers movie is as cheeky as it is scholarly. Dubbed a "desktop documentary," the whole thing takes place on the display of filmmaker Kevin B. Lee's MacBook … more »


Loving Vincent Concept Trailer

BreakThru Films's Hugh Welchman won an Academy Award for his stop-motion short film “Peter and the Wolf” and director/writer Dorota Kobiela created the first "painting animation" in 3D. But their latest project, due for a 2015 release, is even more … more »


Aug(De)Mented Reality

Storyboard artist Marty Cooper, aka Hombre_McSteez, uses his iPhone 5 and manually superimposed cel animation to transform mundane backdrops into brilliant and raucous mini cartoons.


Painted: An Adventure in Stop-Motion Body Art

Make-up artist Elvis Schmoulianoff was body-painter, photographer, editor, and model for this short, which she shot on a lark in natural light with a point-and-shoot snapshot camera and edited in Lightworks.


360° Video Using Six GoPro Cameras

Journalist and photographer Jonas Ginter made this 360-degree panoramic video using six GoPro cameras. After experimenting with rubber-bands and cable ties, he designed and 3D-printed the custom camera mount.


Musicless Music Video: The Prodigy “Firestarter”

What do you get when you re-edit a classic music video with completely new sound effects in place of, you know, music? Well, it's hard to describe. These oddities are created by Mario Wienerroither of Vienna's Digitalofen audiobakery music production studio.


In Dreams

For his final-year graduation film, Northumbria University student Samuel Blain interviewed four people about their dreams, then sought to visualize their bizarre images in a different kind of talking-heads shot.


Light Painting with Pixelstick

Duncan Frazier and Stephen McGuigan, aka Bitbanger Labs, created the Pixelstick, a handheld LED device that allows elaborate light paintings to be created in camera through long exposures that register the programmed lights but (usually) not the person operating the Pixelstick. … more »


A Short History of the Highrise: Concrete

This short film is the second part of an Emmy-award-winning, collaborative and interactive "documentary experiment" between the National Film Board of Canada and Op-Docs, the New York Times editorial department’s forum for short, opinionated documentaries. The entire Highrise project spans … more »