Thursday, April 24, 2014

Poetry: FTL: Faster than Light



A hilarious poem about the frustrations of being a character in the FTL universe.
"I've spent a lot of time playing FTL: Faster Than Light lately that I should have been spending on something productive. So I thought if I made a video about it I could rationalise it to myself. Also you should check out FTL, it's pretty fun."

Fresh Take: Miyazaki in other Styles



Hayao Miyazaki has a very distinctive style, but in this video, College Humor re-imagines some of his films and characters rendered in a different style of anime.


Fresh Take: Harry Potter 80's Anime



Nacho Punch imagines what the Harry Potter franchise would look like as a 1980s cyberpunk anime in their recent parody video. A number of references are made to the 1988 anime film Akira.


Music Video: Smooth Game of Thrones Theme



Pianist Scott Bradlee and members of his band, Postmodern Jukebox, recently teamed up with saxophonist Dave Koz to create a smooth jazz version of the Game of Thrones opening theme song.

Music Video: Game of Thrones Cello Cover



Game of Thrones theme song arranged and performed by cello rock band Break of Reality.  Original composition and soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi.


Short Film: Good Grief



This short animated documentary from Fiona Dalwood features five conversations about losing something vital softened with a lighthearted stop-motion animation.  It's a very gentle introduction to some very difficult questions.


Short Film: Strange Fruit



A father and son’s peaceful day out is interrupted when they encounter a boy of a different color.  The son's initial curiosity over the boy is swiftly suppressed by his father in a beautifully crafted allegory that explores racism.

The animation was created as a graduation film by Shimi Asresay and Hili Noy from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.


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