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04:06 min 23. October 2013

Reading minds

a lecture in English

Neuroscientists are starting to decipher what a person is seeing, remembering and even dreaming just by looking at their brain activity. They call it brain decoding.

In this Nature Video, we see three different uses of brain decoding, including a virtual reality experiment that could use brain activity to figure out whether someone has been to the scene of a crime.

Read the feature here: http://www.nature.com/news/brain-decoding-reading-minds-1.13989

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04:10 min 23. January 2010

Paul Rand Retrospective

a documentary in English

For Paul Rand's posthumous induction into The One Club Hall of Fame, Imaginary Forces created this short film, combining original animation with a videotaped interview of Rand himself, that encapsulated his unique and timeless contribution to the design community.

http://www.imaginaryforces.com/featured-work/experience-design/paul-rand-film/

director - Mark Gardener
producer - Cara McKenney
designers/animators - Jeremy Cox, Joey Salim, & Liz Centolella
animators - Andrew Chung, Sean Eno and Chase Massingill
editor - Corey Weisz
sound design - Derek Lee

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07:45 min 23. April 2013

the dewberry empire

a narrative film in English

how come if a person were to say 'I'm the best in the world', he'd be ridiculed, - whereas if he said 'we' instead of 'I', he'd be applauded?

if you enjoy this film, please share it on your facebooks.

my graduation film from the RCA, 2013.

Best Student Film (Bradford Animation Festival)
UWE New European Talent Award (Encounters, Bristol)
Nominated for a Royal Television Society award

screened at:
BFI London Film Festival
London international Animation Festival
Bradford Animation Festival
London short film festival
British Animmation Awards
Animafest Zagreb
Melbourne international Animation Festival
Encounters, Bristol
Shortfilmfestival, Uppsala, Sweden
Animateka, Ljubljana
Brtish Shorts, Berlin

written, directed and animated by christian schlaeffer
co-produced by carla mackinnon
with the voices of georgia dix and frankie eady
www.schlaefferdesign.de

additional colouring assistance
Peter Caires
Dennis korycki
Roxanna Mankoo
Jianing Shi
Ana Tortos

Sound Mix
Mike Wyeld

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12:35 min 4. February 2015

gorilla - Short Film

a narrative film in English

On a camping trip with his new boyfriend, Joel questions when the universe will end. His boyfriend, Sean, plays a game, having Joel close his eyes and pick a random word from a book as his answer. The word is 'gorilla'. The next day, a mysterious woman arrives at their secluded campsite and Joel comes across a sinister gorilla mask in her bag.

‘gorilla’ is a story about the unknowns in our lives and the questions we'll never know the answers to.

The film has screened at festivals the world over, having its premiere at Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. In 2013, the film won the prestigious Iris Prize (the world's largest LGBT short film prize), awarding Tim £25,000 to make his next short film in Wales, UK in 2014. More information: www.irisprize.org
'gorilla' also won Best Cinematography at the Brisbane Queer Film Festival.

Writer/Director: Tim Marshall - www.asymmetryfilm.com
Producer: Christina Radburn

Starring: Alex Duncan, Gary Abrahams and Chloé Boreham (www.chloeboreham.com)

Director of Photography: David Rusanow - www.drdop.com
Production Designer: Jennifer Atwood & Kim Ritchie
Original Score: Joe Twist - www.joetwist.com
Editor: Florence Mathilde Holmes
Choreographer: Ally Larielle

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08:25 min 3. November 2014

DYLAN

a documentary in English

Based on a documentary theater piece, DYLAN truly rides the line of documentary and narrative genres. Performed with incredible honesty and dramatic skill, Becca Blackwell unforgettably portrays a young man exploring his identity as he finds himself immersed in a new community.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT:
I began the process of making this film nearly ten years ago when I wrote the script as part of a writer's workshop taught by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (The Exonerated). The workshop was specifically focused on documentary theater writing, which was a format I knew very little about but immediately fell in love with.

We were tasked to interview someone whose story seemed interesting, and through a very detailed and specific method would eventually edit these interviews into a documentary theater piece. After thinking for a bit, I decided to approach my friend Dylan Winn Garner, a friend whom I had known since childhood. As a child I had known Dylan as Emily, but had little bits of exposure to his transition which had occurred in the not too recent past. I reached out to Dylan who was willing to participate and we did a phone interview.

The interview lasted for over two hours, and we discussed just about every detail of his life from early childhood on. His friendships, his relationships, and his exploration of self-identity. After the interview was over, I transcribed every last detail - every time he cleared his throat or stuttered. This was a key part of the writing process and ultimately what I believe made the final product feel so real. After editing the interview down throughout the workshop, I completed the writing piece but didn't know what to do with it. I put it aside, but never quite forgot about it.

Nearly ten years later I decided I was ready to make something out of it. I pulled out the story and began working it into a script. I gave it a setting that I felt would be appropriate - a trip to Coney Island at dawn. I had always imagined that Dylan would actually be removing layers of clothing throughout the piece to signify the removal of emotional baggage needed in order to go through the process of self-discovery. Swimming was the perfect ending because it represented the freedom that Dylan had finally achieved. I also spoke with Dylan who gave me permission to film the piece and told me that he loved the idea of going swimming at the end because he was always drawn to the water.

Casting Dylan was going to be a challenge and I didn't really know where to begin. My first instinct was to cast a man in the role but was not sure if that was really the correct choice. Through a friend of a friend I was introduced to Becca Blackwell, an incredible transgender performer out of NYC. When speaking to Becca, we discussed casting the role and they told me that if there was one thing a man could never understand, it was what it was like to want to be a man. That statement resonated with me. Becca is a superb actor who took this role and performance very seriously.

I hope in watching this film the viewer can feel how real and honest this story is, and I hope that the message of self-discovery and acceptance will be embraced by all different communities.

** Please note that we do not mean to offend anyone by the use of the word "tranny" in the film. It was kept in the film to honor the authenticity and honesty of the interview with the real Dylan, who used it in the context that applied to him 10 years ago. However, we do not in any way support or promote the use of that word in any context.

WEBSITE:
www.dylanmovie.com

FULL CREDITS:
Dylan: Becca Blackwell
Based on an Interview with Dylan Winn Garner
Writer/Director: Elizabeth Rohrbaugh
Executive Producer: Britt Myers
Producers: Melissa Kelly
Steve Simmons
Production Company: Outer Borough Pictures
DP: Kat Westergaard
Steadycam Operator: Yousheng Tang
First AC: James Madrid
Gaffers: Rich Auth
Crawford Watson
Grip: Noam Benamy
Makara Nkhereanye
SFX Makeup: Beatrice Sniper
Production Sound: Olu Poisson
Editor: Elizabeth Rohrbaugh
Re-recording Mixer: Ian Stynes
Jay Culliton
Titles & GFX: Daniel Heffernan
Production Assistants: Natalie Gavilanes
Elson Pickering
MUSIC
"My Only Friend"
Performed by The Poison Tree
Written By Steve Salett

"Letting Go"
Performed by Dreams Of June
Written By Amanda diviner and Adam Bishop

"Red Sails In The Sunset"
Performed by The Platters
Courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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09:34 min 7. May 2015

Project Senium

a documentary in English

Experience one of the most beautifully disturbing places in the world as Project Senium takes a look into an abandoned asylum like you've never seen before!

Learn more at projectsenium.com!

Instagram: Instagram.com/projectsenium
Facebook: Facebook.com/projectsenium
Twitter: Twitter.com/projectsenium
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCybVqdCeZL3_FZtdU3Zb3CA

A Selladore Films Picture: www.selladorefilms.com

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02:31 min 27. June 2012

The Scientific Hangover Cure

a lecture in English

THE WORLD MUST KNOW! TWEET: http://clicktotweet.com/vi4_f

Don't want a hangover, but love the weekend a bit too much? You've heard all the myths and tried all the pills - but what legitimate ways can you prevent and cure your hangover? Follow these scientifically analysed steps and you'll wake up on your way to being a normal, functioning human again!

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE

Music by Mitchell Moffit
http://www.mitchellmoffit.com
http://www.twitter.com/mitchellmoffit
http://www.facebook.com/mitchellmoffit

Art by Gregory and Mitchell
http://www.gregorybrownart.tumblr.com
http://www.twitter.com/whalewatchmeplz

Some Sources---

Reviews:
http://alcalc.oxfordjournals.org/content/43/2/124.full.pdf+html
http://www.mineralmed.com.pt/documentos/pdf/b2067e6f-4a87-4647-a32e-0593821831a3.pdf
http://annals.org/article.aspx?volume=132&issue=11&page=897

Prostaglandin:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1468-2982.1983.0301031.x/abstract
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0376871683900169

Congeners:
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1971-24375-001
http://w3.sista.arizona.edu/~cohen/ISTA%20370/Assignments/hangover.pdf

Fruits, Fruit Juices, Carbs:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0773.1976.tb03113.x/abstract

Acetaminophen (Tylenol):
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1530-0277.1993.tb00743.x/abstract

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09:09 min 16. September 2010

Somatic

an experimental film in English

Directed by Christian Weber
Featuring Corona Radiata by Nine Inch Nails.

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06:38 min 3. May 2013

Bad Cars

a narrative film in English

Dating in Los Angeles is hard, especially when you have a shitty car.

Check out more content at MadAtoms.com.

Directed and Written by Anthony Deptula
Starring Tina Kapousis & Anthony Deptula
Executive Producer - Todd Luoto
Produced by Chris Goodwin
Director of Photography - Tamas Bojtor
Edited by Jay Trautman
Original Score by Blake Robin
Color Correction - Zac Stanford
Assistant Director - Chris Holmes
Supporting Players:
Double Driver - Ward Roberts
Bus Stop Girl - Kelly Campbell
Bus Stop Boy - Gerardo Macias
Bookstore Patron - Robey Clark

Gaffer - Benjamin Kuller
Sound Mixer - Joanne Wu
Music Supervisor - Ryan Wilson
Sound Post-Production - Sonic Magic Studios
Sound Mixed by Spencer Schweiterman
Supervising Sound Editor - Trevor Gates
Sound Effects Editor - Leah Putlek
Dialogue/ADR Editor - Ryan Briley
ADR Mixer - Spencer Schweiterman
Assistant Sound Editors - Kevin Friones & Ben Bradshaw
Sound Studio Manager - Robert Dehn
Tide Animation - Chris Weller
Special Effects - Tony Stockert
Makeup - Dawn Mattocks
Additional Makeup - Mary Delgado & Genevieve Lamb
Wardrobe - Melanie Bauer
Production - Jabriel Anderson & Jack Ho
Additional Photography - Elisha Christian

Official Selection:
Palm Springs Film Festival, Online (2013)
Brantford Film Festival (2013)
Lowcounty Shorts Festival (2013)

Madatoms.com
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https://www.facebook.com/MadAtoms
https://twitter.com/madatoms

Special Thanks
David Worthen
Steven Hein
Arbi Pedrossian
Ryan Burns
Nick Plotquin
Danny Roew
Brad Breeck
Andrew G. Mueller
Meg Halloran
Michele Yu
Cindy Chao
Josh Luka
Jacob Flynn
Trish Sie
Kim Koehler
Cat Solen
Jason Kohl
Nick Rheinwald
Mike Mohan
Rebecca Green
Pop Hop
Ballroom Blitz

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07:06 min 20. December 2010

The Saga Of Biorn

a narrative film in English

Bachelor film project 2011 from The Animation Workshop.

Story
Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy.

Credits
A film by: Benjamin J. Kousholt, Daniel D. Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A. Jensen, Jonas K. Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen, Jonas Georgakakis

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01:47 min 16. October 2012

Why Do We Blush?

a lecture in English

TWEET IT - http://clicktotweet.com/19UtO

You just experienced the most excruciatingly embarrassing moment, and to top it all off, your face just turned bright red! What exactly is the function of blushing, other than to bring your embarrassment to a new level? Find out how the secret behind this uniquely human phenomenon.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE

Music by Mitchell Moffit
http://www.mitchellmoffit.com
http://www.twitter.com/mitchellmoffit
http://www.facebook.com/mitchellmoffit

Art by Gregory and Mitchell
http://www.gregorybrownart.tumblr.com
http://www.twitter.com/whalewatchmeplz

Some Sources---

1) http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1993-13438-001
2) http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/60/2/254/
3) http://bit.ly/Fqldg
4) http://bit.ly/q0sQad

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15:26 min 4. June 2013

The Power to Heal: Sister Mary Agnes Dombroski at TEDxPiscataquaRiver

a talk in English

The Power to Heal

Sister Mary Agnes Dombroski entered the convent in 1987 and spent twelve years parenting the troubled girls at St. Charles Children's Home. During that time, she implemented a unique hiking program for the children exploring trails in New Hampshire and Maine. Sister is the Event Coordinator of the Labor Day race, which has garnered national attention and has been featured in Runner's World magazine and the CBS Early Show as well as many other publications. She has an MBA in Entrepreneurial Business from John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, California and is currently pursuing biblical studies at the graduate level.

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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06:54 min 8. January 2009

Marry Me | Winner of Tropfest Australia 2008

a narrative film in English

Little girl likes little boy. Little boy likes BMX bike. Something has to give.
Directed by Michelle Lehman
Subscribe to Tropfest: http://bit.ly/SubscribeTropfest

Produced for Tropfest Australia 2008, TSI: The Number 8

Follow Tropfest on Social:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tropfest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TROPFEST

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13:34 min 22. May 2013

The Arsehole Gene

a mockumentary in English

After years of investigation, a group of European scientists had discovered that the vulgarly called 'arseholes' are actually suffering a genetic mutation that conditions their behaviour. This discovering had opened a door to end with the unfair stigmatization of this group of patients. Understanding how the disease works is the first step to the cure, but there's a lot of work to do before that moment arrives, including informing the citizenship about its existence. Because arseholes... are just sick people.

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02:28 min 24. October 2013

Forgot

a narrative film in English

Forgot is a short film about memory, emigration, longing, Jesus kitsch, cocktail sausages and children’s television.
Forgot explores the shape of memory, telling the story of a life through its effacing. A non-linear narrative that flashes between childhood and maturity, as it all slips away. From what we long to remember, to what we'd sooner forget.

Featured on Short of the Week – http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/01/22/forgot

Making Of: Example Shot – https://vimeo.com/117804868

Music composed by Adam Cullen
Voice by John Paul O'Connell
Sound Mix by Mike Wyeld
Portuguese subtitles by Letícia Dabés

Adobe Design Achievement Award Finalist 2014
Best First Animated Short Special Mention Galway Film Fleadh 2014
Official Selection Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014
Nominated for the McLaren Award for Best British Animation
Official Selection Galway Film Fleadh 2014
Official Selection Encounters Short Film Festival 2014
Official Selection The Smalls Film Festival, London 2014
Official Selection London Short Film Festival, London 2015
Official Selection British Shorts Berlin Film Festival 2015

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29:59 min 9. March 2011

The Candy Shop

a narrative film in English

Jimmy Balcom’s new job selling newspapers is a God-send to a kid working hard to help his family survive during the depression. But then Jimmy figures out what’s happening in the candy shop across the street. And he is confronted with a choice that no twelve-year-old should ever have to face. Giving his family a better life, or keeping his soul.

Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) stars as the Candy Shop owner in this original film from Whitestone Motion Pictures in conjunction with Street Grace.

The Candy Shop is a film initiative to help fight against child sex trafficking.

This film is being made for the Doorpost Film Project, and with support from 12Stone® Church and Street Grace. The Candy Shop is a Fairytale/Parable about the child sex trafficking epidemic that has overrun our city of Atlanta. We are using the film to not only raise awareness but provoke meaningful action towards this issue taking place in our own backyard.

Up to 500 underaged girls a month are trafficked for sex here in our city of Atlanta.
It’s the number one city in the country for child sex trafficking..
The 10th in the world.

This plague has gone on for too long, and now we at Whitestone, in cooperation with Doorpost, 12Stone® Church and StreetGrace want to put a stop to it.

This film represents the spearhead of a citywide and possibly a nationwide campaign.
It is not a documentary. It is not a PSA. It is the beginning of a movement.

Visit the Street Grace website to find out more information and get involved directly.

www.stopthecandyshop.com
www.whitestonemotionpictures.com
www.streetgrace.org

Find all sorts of Behind the Scenes goodies here: vimeo.com/13789322, vimeo.com/13935294, vimeo.com/14148829, vimeo.com/14783884, vimeo.com/14964423, vimeo.com/14530480