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02:33 min 24. August 2016

Pororoca! Surfing The Amazon River - Forces Of Nature - BBC Earth

a documentary in English

Deep in the Amazon rainforest there's a man who favours the less know extreme sport of river surfing!

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04:11 min 13. December 2013

Who's There?

a narrative film in English

An alienated son and his troubled mother investigate a strange knocking in their new home.

Written, Edited, and Directed by Dariel Hernandez (Darielmhdz@gmail.com)

Mother - Kate McCay
Devin - Matt Munoz
Neighbor - Paul Vaughn
Visitor - Amanda Jacobs

Assistant Director - Ian Grubbs
Assistant Camera - Nick Vadala
Gaffer/Audio - Aaron Munoz
Make-up - Valerie Piland
Catering - Angela Reese

Music by Cris Zabriskie

In association with the University of North Texas
4-minute synchronized sound project for RTVF Intermediate Film

Shot on Sony FS100 with Zeiss prime lenses

02:21 min 28. January 2015

Silverback showing off to the females - Mountain Gorilla - BBC

a documentary in English

Silverback Ranu is desperately trying to gets Tuck's attention, but she's not having any of it.

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06:17 min 3. September 2013

AFDA 2nd Year Short Film - Bereave

a narrative film in English

With the loss of his wife, David has to battle the greatest battle of them all. The battle with the self.

5 Minute live action social awareness film.

Writer & Director - Director" datatype="xsd:string">Kobus Louw
Producer - Chloe Ellis
Director of Photography - Kirk Morgan
Editor - Jack Shaper
Visual Effects - Reven Moodley
Sound Designer - Calvin Davey
Costume Designer - Cassie Rowland
Makeup - Althea Avanzo
Cine Assistants
- Jake Levy
- Jason Broderick
- David East
- Nic Eve

David - Luke Brown
Jack - Michael Mackenzie
Mara - Lauren Boehnke

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Marius Louw
Geoff Morgan
Patrick Dyer

06:45 min 28. May 2015

The weaker sex

a report in English

Poorly educated men in rich countries have had difficulty coping with the enormous changes in the labour market and the home over the past half-century. In Tallulah, a decaying railroad town in Louisiana, men are absent or idle, and women have become the bread-winners

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12:51 min 18. March 2011


a narrative film in English

Soon every home will have a robot helper.

Don't worry.

It's perfectly safe.

Written, Directed & Edited by Ruairi Robinson

Starring Max Records from "Where The Wild Things Are".

Cinematography by Macgregor

Music by Olafur Arnalds courtesy of Erased Tapes

Funded by Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish film Board

Budget was 45k euro - for the shoot. Visual effects budget was a grand total of zeeero. I designed Blinky, modeled him in 3D and played both the his voice and the body mocap performance. And did most of the VFX. Thankfully all footage of me in the skintight mocap suit has been permanently destroyed.

Visual effects were completed over a period of 9 months, of hell. There's a reason why you don't see too many wet CG characters in movies even with 100 million dollar budgets. It's really, really hard.

03:13 min 14. February 2014

Are any Animals Truly Monogamous?

a lecture in English

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Barash, D. P., & Lipton, J. E. (2002). The myth of monogamy: Fidelity and infidelity in animals and people. Macmillan.

Brooked, M. G., Rowley, I., Adams, M., & Baverstock, P. R. (1990). Promiscuity: an inbreeding avoidance mechanism in a socially monogamous species?. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 26(3), 191-199.

Chapais, B. (2013). Monogamy, strongly bonded groups, and the evolution of human social structure. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 22(2), 52-65.

de Waal, F. B., & Gavrilets, S. (2013). Monogamy with a purpose. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(38), 15167-15168.

Double, M., & Cockburn, A. (2000). Pre--dawn infidelity: females control extra-pair mating in superb fairy--wrens. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 267(1442), 465-470.

Kraaijeveld, K., Carew, P. J., Billing, T., Adcock, G. J., & Mulder, R. A. (2004). Extra‐pair paternity does not result in differential sexual selection in the mutually ornamented black swan (Cygnus atratus). Molecular Ecology, 13(6), 1625-1633.

Ophir, A. G., Phelps, S. M., Sorin, A. B., & Wolff, J. O. (2008). Social but not genetic monogamy is associated with greater breeding success in prairie voles.Animal Behaviour, 75(3), 1143-1154.

Reichard, U. (2002). Monogamy - a Variable Relationship. MaxPlanckResearch Conference Report.

Thusius, K. J., Peterson, K. A., Dunn, P. O., & Whittingham, L. A. (2001). Male mask size is correlated with mating success in the common yellowthroat.Animal Behaviour, 62(3), 435-446.

Wan, D., Chang, P., & Yin, J. (2013). Causes of extra-pair paternity and its inter-specific variation in socially monogamous birds. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 33(3), 158-166.

Webster, M. S., Tarvin, K. A., Tuttle, E. M., & Pruett‐Jones, S. (2007). Promiscuity drives sexual selection in a socially monogamous bird. Evolution,61(9), 2205-2211.

Monogamous primates: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~phyl/anthro/mating.html

Image Credits

Fairy Wren
Photo by: Wikimedia user benjamint444

Photo by: Jörg Hempel

Photo by: Richard Bartz

Photo by: Riza Nugraha

Male Fairy Wren
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Female Fairy Wren
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Photo by: Simone Zuffanelli

Photo by: Daniel Ramirez

Based on photo by: Wikimedia user No escape

08:48 min 1. December 2009

Left-brained Larry & Right-brained Rachel

a narrative film in English

This is the tale of Left-brained Larry & Right-brained Rachel, a Siamese twin couple, stuck
together by the head and thus resulting in them sharing only one brain. Using exactly fifty percent
each, their separate personalities are kept intact and following the theory, being either left- or rightbrained, Larry and Rachel are complete opposites. They have a hard time being stuck together with their counterpart, but not only do they hate each other, their abnormality also makes them dislikable to the people around them, leaving them with a melancholy life of bullying and parental neglect.
One thing the couple shares though is a common hatred and a longing for revenge.
The opportunity arrives when they find out that using the whole brain at once might give them
supernatural powers that can help rid them of their enemies. But the tragic lesson is learned: Being
so opposite their team work is doomed to go terribly wrong.

The Script
I've had the idea for this story for a couple of years before I came to the European Film College
(EFC). I've always been very interested in how the brain works and how intelligence can be
categorized between individuals and at the time I had recently read what is now my favourite book,
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and other stories by my number one idol Tim Burton.
Influenced by the style of this book, mixed with philosophies of left- and right-brained theories, the
characters of Larry and Rachel came to me out of thin air.

I drew my first sketch of the characters and played around with some rhymes but didn't get much
further at the time. I've always had a small dream of doing stop motion, so it wasn't until the
opportunity arose at the school that I decided to take up the idea once again. Eventually I submitted
it for the Final Projects and was extremely happy when it got chosen amongst the around seventy
scripts submitted.
Today the theories are quite outdated, but I decided that this wasn't supposed to be a story of realism afterall. The concept worked brilliantly though: From this very black and white way of looking at the world, the personalities of Larry and Rachel were strictly set from the beginning and it was easy to figure out how each of them would think in any given situation. The plot came from the idea of Larry and Rachel joining forces to get revenge on the people who had treated them badly whilst growing up. By mixing brainwaves Larry and Rachel could get supernatural powers. Knowing how opposite they are though, the ending was just as clear to me from the beginning.
I enjoyed writing this script and hope to write many more just like it. Stylistically it's very
influenced by the works of Tim Burton and even Edaward Gorey who inspired him. I regard this
project as the first step on my way to finding my own unique style; a mix of all the details I love so.

The production
For four weeks we worked and lived in the common room of the Blue House at the EFC and hardly
saw the sunshine that was right outside the huge black curtain that was to be constantly closed for
light continuity reasons. A total of twenty sets of hands pitched in, all contributing with a great dose
of creativity. Some would merely join us for an afternoon of propmaking when they had free time
from other projects, others were full time members which gave us a core crew of seven people who
worked from 9 am to 11pm every day.
The film was made as one of the 16 Final Projects to culminate our school year at the EFC – being
the only animation film.
This film is definitely the result of an incredible effort and most importantly: Great management.
Because of a cool overview and control we managed to keep the deadline. There were many
challenges along the way, but they were always solved with creativity and hard work.
I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with such a hardworking bunch of people who not only
transferred my script and drawings to an exact replica of what I had envisioned in my mind, but
always added such a fine dose of humor and detail.

Written by Sally A. Ward, June 2009

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13:12 min 23. August 2014

Die Klick-Millionäre: Beruf Internetstar

a report in German

Wem die Namen Joyce, Space-Frogs und SK Gaming nichts sagen - der war lange nicht in der Online-Welt unterwegs. Im Internet gehören Joyce und Co. nämlich zu den absoluten Super-Stars. Sie arbeiten als You-Tuber, Online-Spieler oder Mode-Blogger, werden millionenfach geklickt und verdienen richtig viel Geld. Bei zwei Groß-Events in Köln trafen die Helden des virtuellen Parallel-Universums jetzt auf ihre Fans aus der realen Welt.

05:33 min 9. June 2015

Ayn Rand on Love and Happiness | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

a talk in English

" I have no faith at all. I only hold convictions."
- Ayn Rand on February 25, 1959, as told to Mike Wallace

Recording from Mike Wallace Collection @ Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin

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Ayn Rand, author of the still resonating Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, sat down with Mike Wallace in a dark studio in 1959. The two had the kind of lively, smart, give and take, back and forth, philosophical conversation that certainly feels like it's from another era. Wallace smoked at times during the interview. The mood was still. The camera work direct.

What struck us about this golden interview was hearing Rand passionately and forcefully about her view on the essence of what drives much of life: love. To her it was like a business deal. Love was not about the other person, but the selfish pleasure it brings you.

Was Ayn Rand right about the true meaning of love and happiness?

More classic Ayn Rand:
"Aristotle... is the only philosopher that ever influenced me. I devised the rest of my philosophy myself."
"Man is entitled to his own happiness. And that he must achieve it himself.
"Man cannot demand that others give up their lives to make him happy."
"Nobody has ever given a reason why men should be their brother’s keepers."
"You don‘t love causes. You don’t love everybody indiscriminately. You love only those who deserve it."

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14:28 min 2. May 2015

Bingo Night

a narrative film in English

Written & Directed by Jordan Liebowitz
Starring: Lynne Marie Stewart, Mindy Sterling, & Brenda Pickleman
Produced by Ryan Heraly

17:38 min 24. April 2011


a narrative film in English

A twelve-year-old boy deals with the conflict between the innocence of childhood and the tribulations of growing up.

**Winner of the Best Student Short at the 2010 Indie Spirit Film Festival
*Official Selection of the 2010 Boston International Film Festival

*Featured on www.FilmShortage.com
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director. Nicholas Santos
producer. Heather Newberger
director of photography. Kyle Kelley

Jackson Quinn Gray
Jordan Littlefield
Heather Newberger
Alison Walter
Brendan Murphy
Coco Hill-James

assistant director. Tom Hunt
sound. Brian Carroll
executive producer. Mario Santos
acting coach. Alison Walter
art director. Steve Schapiro
sound design. Zach Bishop
foley. Zaneta Clarke
additional set design. Maura Flanagan
editor & additional photography. Nicholas Santos

original score. Just Talk
music. The CommonWealth

written by Nicholas Santos




09:20 min 24. July 2013


a documentary in English

Experiments in speed. Inspired by those great men of the salt flats, those men that in the 60s pushed the Land Speed Record from the 300s up towards the 600mph mark in jet-propelled cars built in their sheds. We decided to do what we do: build a bicycle, but this time, in the spirit of those pioneers of speed, build it to see how fast we could go…


Director | Greg Hackett
Editor | Tim Swaby
Production Company | Spindle Productions
Sound Recordist | Adam Williams
Camera Assistant | Greg Harris
Production Assistant | Dickon Ireland
Aerial Cameras | Ben Kenobe Ben Sturgess Chris Ridley
Photographer | Tristan Conor Holden
Composer | Daniel J. Harvey

19:33 min 28. April 2012


a narrative film in English

AUG 2012 - Isle of Wight Film Festival, UK
SEP 2012 - Fetish Film Festival, Kiel, Germany
OCT 2012 - Relate Film Festival, Oxfordshire, UK (*WINNER, Short Film Competition)
OCT 2012 - Witney Film Festival, UK
NOV 2012 - Irish Short Film Competition, Cork Film Festival, Ireland
JAN 2013 - Underground Cinema Season IV - Screening III, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
MAR 2013 - Light House Shorts, Light House Cinema, Dublin, Ireland
APR 2013 - TV premiere, Shortscreen, RTE2
SEP 2013 - San Francisco Irish Film Festival, USA
NOV 2013 - This is England Film Festival, Rouen, France (*Official Selection, Fiction)
MAR 2014 - Chicago Irish Film Festival, USA
JUN 2014 - Viewster Online Film Fest. #VOFF2
AUG 2014 - Film Shortage, Daily Short Pick
AUG 2014 - Awardeo TV, (*Video Of The Week nominee)
FEB 2015 - The Online Film Festival, #TOFF
MAR 2015 - The Monthly Film Festival, #TMFF
MAR 2015 - Los Angeles CineFest
MAY 2015 - Best of German Fetish Film Festival, The Flying Dutchman, London, UK
AUG 2015 - Mac Festival, Manaus, Brazil
DEC 2016 - Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, CA, USA (*Semi-Finalist)


ROFLMAO is the story of an internet hook up. A woman and a man meet for the first time. However, it is apparent they have spoken at length before on the phone and via email. These two familiar strangers have met over some unmentioned but obviously adult orientated website. Each of them is a little suspicious of the other character's motives and they attempt to put each other at ease. The film examines how a immediate intimacy is now more accessible than ever via the Internet.



Samia Rida, Joseph Beattie, Ted Dogliani & Lucy-Anne Holmes

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13:01 min 21. June 2012

Ecce Homo - Short Film

a narrative film in French

Lording Road and Shooting Star Productions present A short film by Jean-Bernard Tate written by Jean-Bernard Tate and Jean-Luc Priane Story by Jean-Bernard Tate Starring Romain Rondeau, Beppe Chierici and Eric Thomas Cinematography by Boris Abaza Edited by Fred Barbe Sound by Ricardo Castro Original music by Pierre Estève Directed and produced by Jean-Bernard Tate Co-produced by Patricia Ruscito.

Synopsis : A man, too oppressed by his everyday life as a supermarket supervisor, flees his workplace and finds himself suddenly in a swimming pool. He will meet a very strange guard who will take his unconscious...

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02:49 min 23. February 2015


a lecture in English

The feelings are real, and the effects aren't always just mental, you can actually feel them in a physical sense too. This is the Science Of Depression.


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