Genius Loci by Kazak Productions
"One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide."
2D paper animation.
"Nick Drake's Harvest Breed"
Performed by Roberto Angelini and Rodrigo D'Erasmo
Directed and animated by: Gianluca Maruotti
Post/edit: Gianluca Maruotti
Made with Dragonframe
Roberto Angelini: guitar and vocals
Rodrigo D'Erasmo: violin
Fabio Rondanini: percussions
Gabriele Lazzarotti: bass
Andrea Pesce: piano
Daniele “ilmafio” Tortora: rec&mix
Max Cooper - Order from Chaos - Official Video by Maxime Causeret
"I'm really excited about this video project, after the first live show it was the part that everyone was asking about - It is a beautiful humanised exploration of life and emergence, by Maxime Causeret. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
The idea for this part of the story started on a day when there was really heavy rain hitting the roof window at my old flat. I got out my binaural mics and put my head right up by the window with the big raindrops hitting all around. They made nice individual percussive noises, with great spatial positioning, so I decided to use them to seed a piece of music.
This track is the most explicit representation of the idea of emergence in the album, because the rhythm of the track is created by the raindrops in an emergent manner - I took the audio samples, mapped the transients for the raindrop hits, and then forced the mapped points towards the nearest drumming grid positions. This meant that the random raindrops were pushed into a quantised grid, and the result was that a percussive rhythm emerged, one that I hadn't created myself, but was the closest rhythm to that particular section of rain.…"
Fruit by Gerhard Funk
"Rise into being, mature, perish – 'Fruit' tells a creation story.
As the animated short film unfolds, it brings forth a play of shapes illustrating the dialog between two mythological forces – the West and the East."
Music by Tobias Schneider
Character design by Paul Muresan & Gerhard Funk
The Fishman by Leto S. Meade
"The journey of a dying fish’s last moments. 'The Fishman' formally embodies the transitory, shapeshifting nature of life and the inevitability of change by plunging its disembodied anthropomorphic protagonist between different mediums and styles."
From Over Here (On Stuttering) by Patrick Buhr
"This is a film about stuttering. Oh, and also about apple trees, catcallers, Goethe's Faust, pigeons, forests and girls on horses."
More info: shortoftheweek.com/2021/12/30/from-over-here
Rules Of Play by Merlin Flügel
"A group of tired playground visitors meet at night for a last contest."
Story, Direction and Animation by Merlin Flügel
Sound Design – Jonatan Schwenk
Says You by The Luyas
"A wandering woman is swallowed by the blooming desert."
Music by The Luyas
Directed by Amanda Bonaiuto
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