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Barcelona-based creative conference OFFF has launched a teaser to this year’s festival campaign.
As far as I’m concerned there are two Drakes. The one we all know is Drake, the multiplatinum rapper / singer / recording artist, who in five years has amassed more Billboard hit songs than The Beatles. The other Drake is Internet Drake, who exists solely in the land of memes and gifs to be constantly ridiculed under the hashtag #drakethetypeofguy. Today, the two Drakes have come together in a short film called Jungle.
Jungle is a 15-minute arthouse film that follows Drake around Toronto as he reminisces and hangs with his friends. It begins with Drake talking in his strongest Degrassi accent to his driver, conveying his angst that “the energy out here is changing, you know?” It’s dark and moody, with clips of a young Aubrey Graham…
Even the simplest stories can be effective — and affecting — depending on the execution, and this short film is a master class in animated storytelling. Le Gouffre (meaning “The Gulf”) is a short created by animators Carl Beauchemin, Thomas Chrétien, and David Forest at Lightning Boy Studio, telling the story of two friends forced to build a bridge in order to cross a massive canyon in the wilderness. Even though the film is mostly wordless, the score and the bright, fluid animation style draw you in until the end. You’ll be moved even if you saw it coming.
Le Gouffre is the product of a successful Kickstarter campaign from two years ago, and the short went on to win a number of accolades on the festival circuit. We’d love to see more…
SXSW, one of the year’s biggest celebrations of startups, film, and music, kicks off next month. The weeklong festival’s film lineup has just been announced, and it features a number of heavy hitters, including the world premiere of Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s new documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.
Tony Zhou’s masterful “Every Frame a Painting“ series returns to take on Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, once described by the late Roger Ebert as “an elegant exercise in style.”
Zhou shows how the film comes “alive” by taking a few scenes and dividing them into quadrants, demonstrating how Refn uses an otherwise conventional storytelling tool to do unconventional things. Shots that split the actors left and right help tell two different stories at the same time. Splitting top to bottom helps the characters show their inner feelings through gestures and fidgeting in a way that faces and dialogue can’t. The effect makes Drive predictable and unpredictable at the same time, and stands in…
Hello fellow weekend-goers, and welcome back to The Weekender. The week’s big news may have included Windows Holographic — and we’ll certainly be catching you up on anything you might’ve missed — but we’ll also be setting you up for a stellar weekend back on this terrestrial plane. So sit back, strap on your weekend-approved augmented-reality device (sunglasses will suffice) and take a journey with us.