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04:11 min 7. December 2016

Losing the sense of taste

a narrative film in English

Barcelona-based director Maria de Castro’s short Taste explores the loss of purity through one woman’s personal exploration of memory after losing her sense of taste. Read more on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/2hdx4Wc

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07:46 min 14. November 2013

PRADA presents "CASTELLO CAVALCANTI" by Wes Anderson

a narrative film in Italian

CAST & CREW
Jason Schwartzman
Giada Colagrande

Written and directed by Wes Anderson
Cinematography: Darius Khondji
Editing: Stephen Perkins
Production Design: Stefano Ortolani
Costumes Design: Milena Canonero
Music: Alessandro Casella & Randall Poster
Production: The Directors Bureau in association with Hi! Production

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17:20 min 22. December 2012

ROSEMARY JANE

a narrative film in English

A meditation on solitude and courage, Rosemary Jane examines an aged widow's decision to overcome personal adversity in hopes of beginning anew. Deflated by loneliness, weakened by insomnia and made timid by the absence of her deceased husband, Rosemary ventures into the streets of London in a bold attempt to reframe life on her own terms.

List of awards and press for Rosemary Jane:

Dazed Digital – "Five Short Film Directors To Look Out For"
Piacenza 24 – "The Writer/Director Has found a good balance between simplicity and the depth of melancholy for a surprising encounter"
Cortosfera – "Excellent chemistry between two characters"

Winner Best Of British Award at Encounters Short Film Festival - UK 2013
Winner Best Film Asino D'Oro at Concorto Film Festival - Italy 2013
Official Jury Special-Mention at Skepto Film Festival - Italy 2014
Cultural Association Special-Mention Skepto Film Festival - Italy 2014
Official Selection Palm Springs Short Film Festival - USA 2013
Official Selection Aesthetica Film Festival - UK 2013
Official Selection Interfilm Film Festival - Berlin 2013
Official Selection Curtocircuito Short Film Festival - Spain 2013
Official Selection London Short Film Festival - UK 2014
Official Selection Festival du Cinema Européen - France 2013
Official Selection Cellu L'art Film festival - Germany 2014
Official Selection Emden-Norderney Film Festival - Germany 2014
Official Selection Postira Sea Side Film Festival - Croatia 2014
Official Selection Kinoforum Short Film Festival - São Paulo 2014
Official Selection Tirana International Film Festival - Albania 2014

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02:22 min 22. September 2009

Dead All Along || Ceri Frost

a music video in English

Performed by Ceri Frost, www.cerifrostmusic.com
Film by Giles Timms, www.gilestimms.com

If you like this film, support it by buying a copy of Ceri's track:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dead-all-along/id334570233
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002T4BV1W

Enchanted by a pixie, a young boy enters a magical kingdom, but when the boy returns home he discovers that everything has changed.

The music video is set in a hand drawn pen and ink world inspired by Edward Gorey and animated in a cut-out style. Compositing and animation in After Effects.

Giles created 'Dead All Along' for his thesis project as part of his MFA in Animation form the Animation Workshop at UCLA's Department of Theater, Film and Television.

Giles collaborated with Welsh composer Ceri Frost (a childhood friend from Wales) to bring this short to life.

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04:06 min 25. February 2012

The Story of Animation

a documentary in English

The Story
The film follows the journey of "You" (the main character), a 3rd-tier technical writer who dreams of one day being a product designer. Working after hours, he creates a fantastic new product. When he presents his product to his employers, they inform him that it's up to him to create an advertising campaign for the product - an advertising campaign that must be animated. This poses a problem for "you" - he knows very little about animation, and is instantly filled with doubts, and thus his future hangs in the balance. This is where our friendly narrator steps in, to guide "you" through the process of making an animated film. Step by step, our hero's anxiety and doubts are put to rest, and in the end, he is triumphant!

The Production
The Story of Animation came about as a solution to a problem: The Animation Workshop, an animation school in Viborg, Denmark, had been graduating a great number of incredibly qualified animators, animation producers, and CG artists over the past 10 years. These artists had been forming small companies and beginning to produce fantastic work. The problem was not with the studios, or the quality of work they were producing, but rather with the clients: Most of them seemed to believe that animation was a simple, uncomplicated process, and were often disappointed to learn that there were very specific stages in the animation process that required their participation (and finances). It's almost as if they believed that creating animation was as simple as pitching an idea, and then sitting back while a couple of animators with pencil and paper goofed off, told jokes, and drank copious amounts of coffee until "wallah"! the animation was finished! Furthermore, they seemed to think that there would be no difference in cost between an animated film created in flash, 2D, stop motion, cut-out, motion graphics, or fully rendered Pixar-style 3D animation! At the time Morten Thorning, Director of the Animation Workshop approached me with the idea for the film, I was experiencing similar problems with a client in Copenhagen. In fact, I'd just spent several days creating a presentation about the benefits of using animation for an environmental messaging campaign. I was tasked with convincing a panel of scientists, sociologists, environmental activists, and architects how animation could be used to create positive, engaging, and entertaining content for environmental action messaging - no small feat!

The Team
After talking things over with Morten, it was decided that I would write and direct the project, which would be produced by Claus Toksvig of The Animation Hub, and animated at Tumblehead Studios. Tumblehead, led by Magnus Moller, did an amazing job on the film, assembling a team of character designers, animators, storyboard artists, and background artists (all graduates or current students of the Animation Workshop). Tumblehead saw the entire process through, from concept to post-production. The narrator was voiced by the awesome Richard Spiegel, and the sound design and score created by Mark Menza, whose many credits include sound designer and composer for "The Jimmy Neutron Show". Additional support was provided by Thomas Ahlmark (a veteran of many Animation Workshop productions).

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09:58 min 8. July 2010

BURDEN

a narrative film in English

BURDEN Written/Directed/Produced/Edited by Michael David Lynch

Starring Grant Weiss and Voice work by Peter Cullen

Score by Rob Simonsen

More info at www.burdenthemovie.com

This video is streaming in full HD so pause it for the loading time for best uninterrupted viewing. Enjoy!

Director Note: Normally BURDEN should be seen in a movie theater (or BluRay) with a full 5.1 surround sound, but since most people can't see it that way here it is.

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03:15 min 25. October 2009

LAURA PANIC

a mockumentary in English

LAURA PANIC
Part I of the "FORGOT MY MEDS" trilogy.
Directed by Adam Wingard Starring Hannah Hughes, Lane Hughes, and Jason LaRay Keener
FORGOT MY MEDS trilogy
PART I - LAURA PANIC
PART II - CEREBELLA
PART III - HER NAME IS LAURA PANIC

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03:36 min 3. September 2013

Episode 1: The First Step (Living on One)

a report in English

What is it really like to live on just $1 a day?

Today, we are setting out on the most intense experience of our lives- to live in extreme poverty, on just $1 a day for 56 days. We're traveling from the U.S. to the small village of Peña Blanca in rural Guatemala. There are so many things we don't know about the next two months. What will we eat every day, how will we budget such a small amount of money, what happens if we have an emergency?

Take action and find more resources on the Change Series website: http://www.livingonone.org/changeseries

Produced by Living on One

Directed by Hannah Gregg
Illustrations by Hannah Gregg
Edited by Sean Leonard
Narration by Chris Temple

Executive Producers
Mike Lang
David Doss
Jeff Klein

Translation:
Spanish by Cecilia Toscana
Portuguese by Douglas Braz

Music Credits:
Michael John Mollo - Theme from 'Cartology'
Vacationer - "Trip (Teen Daze Remix)"

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14:37 min 16. October 2013

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

a talk in English

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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05:13 min 14. July 2015

Inside the minds of animals - Bryan B Rasmussen

a lecture in English

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/inside-the-minds-of-animals-bryan-b-rasmussen

Do animals think? It’s a question that has intrigued scientists for thousands of years, inspiring them to come up with different methods and criteria to measure the intelligence of animals. Bryan B Rasmussen navigates through this controversial question, showing how determining intelligence often says more about how humans think than about anything else.

Lesson by Bryan B Rasmussen, animation by Mike Schell.

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15:54 min 5. December 2013

The psychology of self-motivation | Scott Geller | TEDxVirginiaTech

a talk in English

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB

Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. He has written numerous articles and books, including When No One's Watching: Living and Leading Self-motivation. Scott will examine how we can become self-motivated in "The Psychology of Self-Motivation."

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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05:47 min 27. September 2012

Apparat "Escape"

a music video in English

Short film created for the exquisitely hypnotic "Escape", by Apparat
Directed by Sebastian Lopez
Edited by Sabrina Mottino

Taken from the album "The Devil's Walk"
For more of this unique music, visit: www.apparat.net or http://www.facebook.com/apparat.official

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09:04 min 15. April 2011

Pe Aripile Vinului (2002)

a narrative film in Romanian

EN: Gone with the Wine
Writers: Victor Vașuta, Corneliu Porumboiu
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Cast: Constantin Diță, Ion Săpdaru

Production Companies: Universitatea Naţională de Artă Teatrală şi Cinematografică "I.L. Caragiale"
http://cinemagia.ro/filme/pe-aripile-vinului-6357/

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22:24 min 3. September 2013

Paul Gilbert: How Mindfulness Fosters Compassion

a talk in English

Author and therapist Paul Gilbert explores how awareness of how our own minds work can help break negative thought patterns and help us to become more compassionate.