[spectre] onedotzero_select 4 DVD released August 29th
Joel S. Bachar
joel at microcinema.com
Sat Aug 13 19:48:30 CEST 2005
The much-anticipated onedotzero_select 4 DVD is being released on August 29,
2005 through Microcinema DVD
Catalog No. MC-441
2005, 95 minutes
Retail Price: $35.00 ($60.00 for Public Performance Rights)
onedotzero_select dvd4 features inspired works from directors at the
forefront of the new wave of moving image. Leading talents include, Joji
Koyama [aka Woof Wan Bau] Airside, Intro, Pleix, Daniel Askill, and Nakd,
with rising stars Hendrick Dusollier, 12foot6, and Dominic Hailstone.
Continuing onedotzeros strong affiliation with pioneering music styles and
independent labels, music featured includes The Prodigy [Girls], Lemon Jelly
[The Shouty Track], Air [Electronic Performers], alongside The Phoenix
Foundation [Hitchcock], and Afra [Digital Breath] generating a vibrant and
essential mix of creative approaches and visions.
The material on the dvd has been selected from the last two years of
onedotzero - onedotzero8 originally screened at the flagship festival in May
2004, and onedotzero9 in 2005, which is presently touring internationally
across Asia, Europe, Australasia, and the UK.
onedotzero is the leading outlet for contemporary moving image work in the
UK. This dvd is a chance to take the festival programming home.
onedotzero_select dvd4 includes:
bourdoiseau, ganzerli, blanquet: electronic performers / air [france]:
pulsating, neuro-electrical reactions and the moment of conception are
poetically realised in this mesmerising video scored to godin and dunckels
space-rock, electronic composition. an immense production period of eleven
months was taken to produce this rarely seen piece of work. [Best Digital
Short, Sonar 2005]
daniel askill: we have decided not to die [australia]:
a modern day allegorical triptych, three figures undergo a mental
transformation through three physical rituals. shot at up to 500 frames per
second, its ultra sharp cinematography creates a world where characters
float in space and time. [Clermont Ferrand Film Festival 2004, BAFTA 2004]
grant orchard: park foot ball [uk]:
tensions mount in surely the shortest game ever, as match emotions and park
life are merged and condensed into mere minutes though the simple yet hugely
evocative animation by regular studio aka animator orchard.
ishibashi mitsyuki + osada yuko: bloodthirsty butchers / jack nicholson
a darkly comic caper sees a run-down salaryman, tired of the rat race
inadvertently get caught up in shop heist that sees him take the money and
run. perfectly paced animation promo that sees the protagonist live the day
of his life despite being on the run from the police.
edouard salier: empire [france]:
a stunning montage of 50's all-american suburbia. the military covertly
invades a cosy life through subtle graphic layering. parisian salier studied
graphic design, before moving into music videos, motion graphics and
visuals. [Audience Award Brooklyn IFF 2005, Future of Film [Shots, Dazed
+cruz / w+k tokyo lab: digital breath / afra [japan]:
recent promo by +cruz housed at ad agency/record label hybrid, w+ks tokyo
lab for human beatbox artist afra. the lyrics and beats are graphically
visualised, enhancing and adding depth to the pumping live performance.
virgil widrich / six-pack film: fast film [austria]:
a classic action, love story, car chase, gun fight, happy ending story, told
in the editing together of 65,000 folded printed papers of all the greatest
hollywood movie scenes. a genius labour of love created from over 300 works
of film history. [Best Animated Short - Worldwide Short Film Festival,
Toronto 2003, Best Experimental Short Film - 52. Int. Film Festival,
Melbourne 2003, Cannes 2003]
daiki aizawa: loop pool [japan]:
a gentle and melancholic animation with rich luminescent colours. the cycle
of life is lived out in a condensed timeframe around a sparkling pool with
flower, butterfly, spider, frog, fish, bird and the ultimate hunter
reuben sutherland: hitchcock / the phoenix foundation [uk]:
a rhapsody of choreographed electric cars which would make an olympic
synchronized swimming team blush. an antidote to the polluted petrol
guzzling ways of our current 4x4 infested roads, the photorealistic cars
were created with stills of an old lada that was multi layered [90 times!]
to enable them to appear 3d. sutherland directed, shot, edited and animated
the video in after effects with the use of a digital stills camera.
pleix / sometimes [france]:
an arresting visual representation of 9/11 told through the graphic
disintegration of a high-rise building in new york. helpless onlookers watch
on as fragments of the black-glass windows disperse throughout the city. a
haunting, poetic and powerful personal short film with music by kid606.
[Winner of Lab competition, Clermont Ferrand Film Festival 2005]
dominic hailstone: the eel [uk]:
effects maestro turned director delivers a masterful short. an eel thrashes
around in his undersized tank - as its form rapidly outgrows its
environment, its angry mutation reaches monstrous
proportions. hailstones eerie imagination runs riot in this seminal organic
joji koyama: watermelon love [uk]:
a torrid tale of interactive melon twisting. our cheeky demure hostess takes
us on a desire fuelled trip into the surreal underworld of fruit fantasy.
personal short from the award-winning promo director aka woof wan bau. made
for channel 4s mesh scheme. [Cannes 2005, Halloween 2005]
bernard stulzaft: le sens de la vie [france]:
a businessman succumbs to the fever of city greed, his madness growing as
his bank accounts swell. simple yet expressive characterisations are the
strength of this self-financed and scored film by promising new french
kitada shin: catwalk [japan]:
a sweet, bright animated fable of young girl who encounters a cat on wall
after a town has seemingly been flooded. and there starts a mini-adventure
when an umbrella is used to escape the wall. a story about starting over at
the dawn of a new universe. music composition + performance: seiji yamada,
voice: sawa masaki, sound production: scat goto, shinya sameshima.
recommended work in animation division of the 8th japan media arts festival.
hendrick dusollier / obras [france]:
a poetic and graphical journey through wild and irreversible urban
developments, explored in a single gradual shot. this highly original film
offers a photographic and animated interpretation of the destruction and
reconstruction taking place in the barrio ribera and diagonal mar, in
barcelona, spain. An outstanding first time award-winner. [Special Jury
Award, Busan, IFF 2005]
house + cook [intro]: girls / the prodigy [uk]:
intro are masters of the cross media campaign and they do it again for the
prodigy with their inimitable graphic style. vampiric, glossy lips with
gleaming fangs meet crashing graphics in a futuristic fluoroapocalypse.
12foot6: baby dog + sex shop + sound studio [uk]:
eye-wateringly funny dogumentaries, where animated house pets take the
reportage lead. unscripted laddish pub chats debate the baby or wife
dilemma, whilst a covert mission to a soho porn shop fails to dish the doggy
dirt, and a teenage rapper struggles to cut the swear words.
nakd: pemmikan [brazil/usa]:
the first international video release for the band united cutlery, a one
piece electronic mess from the ukraine. this piece takes the audience on an
unforetold journey across the impressive block-cut graphic hills of eastern
europe, surviving on nothing but sausages.
airside: the shouty track / lemon jelly [uk]:
taken from the revolutionary new dvd album 64-95, lo-fi biro-scribble
rocker cavemen fight out whos boss inside a playschool exercise book. the
senseless fighting was so much fun that airside have created an interactive
game out of it.
nagi noda / uchu country: ex-fat girl [japan]:
a rare female director on the tokyo scene and a multi talented creator
working across print, photography, art direction and product development.
this film sees noda take on the fitness video with more than a twist. pumped
up poodle action that she hopes will help you become happy in body and mind
. you would expect the full title to tell it all: mariko takahashis
fitness video for being appraised as an ex fat girl!
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