1. // winner of best animation award at vimeo's first film festival //

    my graduation film at bezalel academy of art and design.
    a debt to my childhood and other lives i hope i lived. inspired by words of songs that i admire.


    original music composed by Ori Avni
    performed by Ori Avni and Daniela Spector.

    Download Between bears mini mini album:

    # vimeo.com/13776542 Uploaded 865K Plays / / 534 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  2. "History of the Internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.
    The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org. You can already download a pre-release of all picol icons on blog.picol.org/downloads/icons/

    You can see the credits and additional information on this movie on

    # vimeo.com/2696386 Uploaded 774K Plays / / 273 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. In producing this ground breaking music video, the band Modest Mouse got the royal treatment from Bent Image Lab and director Nando Costa. A dark and expressive piece of filmmaking, this 6-minute video includes intense moments of live-action, stop motion, visual effects, and motion graphics techniques, all brought to life within the studio’s walls.

    Concept: After entering his personal sanctuary, an artist is presented with a hand-crafted drawing tool that assists him in materializing his mental impressions. The machine discharges his thoughts as an endless web of yarn that guides him through his physical thoughts. The story progresses to reveal that he is divided between two worlds, one of dull reality and the second of warped memories. In the process of finding a way out of his consciousness, he is trapped between the two competing spaces, which eventually inflict lethal damage, acting as metaphors to self-destruction.

    View Production Stills on Flickr:

    This lyrical and moving piece was conceived by Nando Costa working closely with lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock to polish some of the film's intricacies. Featuring a seamless combination of live-action and stop motion that alternates between stage shots of Modest Mouse and a spiraling dream-like world of ever-shifting landscapes, Whale Song is a stunning representation of the combined capabilities of Nando and Bent. The variety and execution of the VFX portions of the video – from yarn reeling into complex patterns to a guitar that plays with no musician attached – strongly evoke the confused and surreal patterns of one's warped memories. Additional creative touches such as animated and intricate photographic collages and giant CG snails sliding across the band's stage – add variety and depth to the surreal world.

    One of the challenges in Whale Song was to recreate the contours of an ever changing, disorienting and intriguing series of landscapes. Costa shot the majority of the piece with Bent’s RED cameras. In order to create the feeling that lead singer/guitarist Isaac Brock was being split up between two competing scenarios of pure reality and his imagination, for example, Costa mounted two of the RED cameras side by side on a custom plate, each with identical lenses set at an angle to simulate a stereoscopic effect.

    In another instance, band members that appeared to be standing on the ground were actually hoisted aloft and secured to a fake ground plane, which meant that the stage floor was perpendicular to the ground. This situation intentionally restrained their flexibility and shifted the gravity, adding oddness to their movements.

    Costa used a variety of frame rates, ranging from time-lapses at 6 frames per second, to 1000 fps shots from a Phantom camera to give the feeling of variety of speed in the character's memories. Blue screen stages were used extensively to place Isaac against the varying landscapes of mountains, dense forest valleys, and deserts. Bent's CG department was also responsible for creating significant portions of the video's landscapes and scenic elements.

    During production, Nando and his team relied solely on a very detailed script containing technical and creative notes, live-action and animation guidelines, with specifications for composting and stop motion, which were all previously defined and polished by the director.

    Credit List:
    Music: Modest Mouse
    Animation Studio: Bent Image Lab
    Director: Nando Costa
    Executive Producer: Ray Di Carlo
    Senior Producer: Tsui Ling Toomer
    Producer: Kara Place
    Production Coordinator: Ryan Shanholtzer
    Director of Photography: Bryce Fortner
    Motion Control Operator: Jim Birkett
    Gaffer: Adam Burr, Jim Birkett
    Phantom HD Technician: Benji Brucker
    Kinetic Sculptor: Ben Hopson
    Set Designers: Nando Costa, Solomon Burbridge
    Set & Prop Fabricators: Daniel Miller, Eric Urban, Greg Fosmire, Jamie Hanson, Jen Prokopowicz, Justin Warner, Kimi Kaplowitz, Marty Easterday, Sarah Hoopes, Solomon Burbridge,
    Art Department Coordinator: Evan Stewart
    Carpenter: Drew Lytle
    Graphic Designer: Nando Costa
    3D Artists: Eric Durante, Shirak Agresta
    2D Animation & Compositing: Brian Kinkley, Brian Merrel, Jay Twenge, McKay Marshall, Nando Costa, Orland Nutt, Randy Wakerlin
    Stop-Motion Animation: Jen Prokopowicz, Marty Easterday
    Still Photography: Jared Tarbell, Nando Costa
    Special Thanks to: Isaac Brock, Darrin Wiener, Linn Olofsdotter

    Studio website: bentimagelab.com
    Band website: modestmousemusic.com

    Showcased at Seattle International Film Festival during "Bumbershoot", Premiered on Pitchfork.com, 12th edition of THE NEMO FESTIVAL (France)

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  4. A metaphorical short film about bikes, movement, freedom and love. Every day mind tries to get the better of heart. Space and time have always existed and we can’t stop them. Throught the movement we discover ourself. Speed is like curiosity. A crash between two bodies. To remember us that we are not alone.

    The video has been realised between Montréal and London. It combines 2d and 3d motion graphics and video footages.

    Main tools: Adobe AI, PS, AE; Apple FCP; Maxon C4D; Sony Ex1-Cam.

    (Watch it fullscreen and turn the volume up! ;-) )

    # vimeo.com/12932608 Uploaded 277K Plays / / 143 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. taken from Pattern + Grid World: bleep.com

    download Cinema 4D project files: beeple-crap.com/resources.php

    music: flying lotus
    directed by: beeple
    compositing: beeple + vince ream


    # vimeo.com/15572863 Uploaded 231K Plays / / 89 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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