1. Thom Yorke, "Harrowdown Hill"


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    DIRECTOR Chel White STUDIO Bent Image Lab - bentimagelab.com MUSIC BY Thom Yorke Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke describes this song as his most political work. "Harrowdown Hill," is part of Yorke's solo album, "The Eraser," which released in August 2006. After seeing the short films of Chel White, Yorke sought him out to direct his next music video. White, who is co-founder of Bent Image Lab in Portland, OR, chose to incorporate an innovative technique that he and the rest of the Bent artists had been researching previous to this project. Dubbed Smallgantics, the technique takes footage of large objects (rivers, factories, city skylines) and makes them appear as though they are actually miniatures. In "Harrowdown Hill," Chel used aerial footage to be miniaturized using Smallgantics. Smallgantics, inspired by tilt-shift photography, took the principles inherent with using tilt-shift lenses (lenses that sit at an angle in comparison to the film plane, creating a sloped focal plane which can at times simulate short depth of field and can distort the apparent size of subjects), and pushed them to a new level. Instead of the apparent blurriness of the subject matter being dependent on its vertical alignment in the picture, Bent broke the image up into its apparent planes of depth. So, just like in actual shallow depth of field, it is the subject's proximity to the lens that determines its sharpness. The process involves splitting the footage up into several vertical planes that move back over the perceived z-axis, or into the image along its perceived depth. These planes are then affected with varying degrees of blur to simulate a shallow depth of field. If done right, the amount of blur increases smoothly as it moves along the planes of the image. Next, these levels of blur are animated to simulate a change in focus or to compensate for the forward movement of the camera. Chel White's video for Thom Yorke's, "Harrowdown Hill," won Best Music Video at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2007, ResFest 10, and The Worldwide Short Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Music Video and Best Special Effects at MVPA and FutureShorts. "The winner of this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) music video award is described as 'a quietly intense call to consciousness in an age of disinformation, preemptive war and unprecedented governmental secrecy.' Thom Yorke's 'Harrowdown Hill,' directed by Chel White, offers a visually compelling bird's eye view of some of the biggest challenges facing our society today, including global warming and petroleum consumption." -MusicVideoWire.com LINKS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallgantics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chel_White

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    • Altered Focus: Burma


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      - RIDE CHANNEL Feature February 2014 - - Winner of Best Independent and Emerging Film Makers at the International Skateboard Film Festival 2011 - - WATCH THE FOLLOW UP TO ALTERED FOCUS, YOUTH OF YANGON - https://vimeo.com/58578845 (MADE PUBLIC - 9th May 2011) Filmed in the summer of 2009, Altered Focus: Burma follows three film makers and skateboarders as they travel across Yangon and Mandalay. The film explores the reaction to this unseen activity whilst touching on the political situation there. Running Time: 19minutes Filmed on DVCAM and Super 8mm Filmed, Edited and Directed by Alex Pasquini & James Holman PRESS: BBC World News - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-14928009 CNN - http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2011/05/25/aqui.myanmar.skateboarding.cnn Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/19/burma-by-skateboard-a-short-film-from-a-unique-perspective/ Myanmar Times - http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/2585-film-to-shine-a-light-on-yangon-s-skaters.html Fuel TV - http://www.fuel.tv/videos/player/?bcpid=57636736001&bckey=AQ~~%2CAAAAACH-rHw~%2Cj8yR5XKqsw7duc1D6zuFFvp8K4QGnwlk&bctid=1255344800001 CNN Go - http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/play/skateboarding-burma-short-film-165024 Discovery Channel - http://dsc.discovery.com/adventure/skateboarding-in-burma-really-yup-video.html ESPN - http://espn.go.com/action/skateboarding/blog/_/post/7152703/international-skateboard-film-festival-recap ABC Radio Melbourne - http://blogs.abc.net.au/files/skateboarding-burma.mp3 Huck Magazine - http://www.huckmagazine.com/blog/altered-focus-burma-film/ Otago Daily Times - http://www.odt.co.nz/news/queenstown-lakes/166849/skateboard-film-shot-burma-hit Crossfire - http://www.caughtinthecrossfire.com/skate/gone-skating-in-burma/ Also available @ http://video.mpora.com/watch/CVf1TY9u1/ http://hotknees.com

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      • Dramatic, Action-Packed, Sizzling: EXECUTIVE - A Political Thriller


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        Buy EXECUTIVE - A Political Thriller on Amazon: http://bit.ly/WolfeExecutive Check out Leslie's Facebook page: bit.ly/WolfeNovelsFB This is the book trailer for Leslie Wolfe's political thriller EXECUTIVE. All comments welcome! EXECUTIVE - A Political Thriller A friendly fire incident in Afghanistan takes a serious toll... A drone, out of control, brings death and wreaks havoc on American soil... An apparently successful corporation comes under scrutiny... A memorable incursion behind corporate closed doors, led by an up-and-coming executive on a mission to find the truth about the lives lost to the very technology that was mandated to protect them. Our skies aren't safe anymore... A thought-provoking page turner, Executive sizzles with plausible scenarios, conveyed in technical and business terminology at an unrelenting pace. Exploring the controversial territory of toxic leadership and its long term consequences, Executive delivers an insightful analysis spiced with cutting-edge technology and science, in an exciting, masterful political thriller. Brought to you by Italics Publishing.

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        • Collision (by Max Hattler)


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          Max Hattler's multi-award winning abstract political short film, in HD. Islamic patterns and American quilts and the colours and geometry of flags as an abstract field of reflection. Project page with more info, all awards and screenings: http://www.maxhattler.com/collision Like: http://www.facebook.com/maxhattler © 2005

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          • The Amazing Morphing Campaign Money Map


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            A video exploring political ad spending through creative cartography. The map shows six months of TV ad spending on the presidential election from superPACs and other outside groups. Produced by Adam Cole

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            • Spin (by Max Hattler)


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              "Utilising a Busby Berkeley-style song and dance routine, with CGI toy soldiers as the players, Hattler succeeds brilliantly in blurring the lines between conflict and entertainment in a piece laced with satire. One foot wrong, and a film like this can quickly take the wrong turn into mawkish territory. But Hattler’s Spin triumphs were so many fail; engaging an audience and hitting them with the knock-out blow of a wake-up call." The Double Negative (2012) "Max Hattler's fantastically bizarre, deliciously satirical Spin, a madcap cross between Singin' in the Rain (1952), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and A Town Called Panic (2009) the film portrays a synchronized group of dancing toy soldiers as they melt, maim and gun each other down." Cine Vue (2011) "Animator Max Hattler, based in London and Germany, has been busy over the last couple of years creating his characteristically precise and geometric works that in some ways recall the kaleidoscopic choreography of Busby Berkley. Some of his best works unite the visual precision with military themes for a deft critique of totalizing control. His 2005 short, Collision, for example, brings together the visual iconography of Islam and the US, while Spin, from 2010, flips small military figures into spinning dervishes that again, create patterns that underscore the violence implicit in the images." Blur and Sharpen (2012) "Spin is synchronised swimming for toy soldiers. Aficionados of plastic infantrymen will recognise them almost instantly, and while they've here been rendered such that they can move their limbs, some positional changes see them swapped for another. Here, they are green and black, the living-room invading menace of the tan toy soldiers perhaps being left for a sequel. The sometimes jaunty music from Eclectic works well with Max Hattler's visuals, all creating an entertaining spectacle. It's dark in places, intentionally so, and that's also to the credit of those involved. Perhaps the only note is that among the various GIs and Wehrmacht are some soldiers that appear in fact to be a police SWAT team - what one suspects is actually a battering ram is treated as if it were a giant Roman candle. That may be an artifact of childhood imagination, however, and given how many bricks substituted for firearms before Lego, if you will, bit the bullet, it's totally forgiveable. Watching Spin does in some ways recall the pageantry of fascism, the Nuhremberg rallies and North Korean stadium displays, though again that's an important element - divorced of ideology such efforts still glorify something, and the very notion of a toy soldier raises all sorts of questions. Spin doesn't attempt to answer any of them, nor should it - sometimes the mere act of asking questions is enough, and Spin manages that amply." Eye For Film (2010) "The development of Spin has led to Hattler researching political parades and mass rallies, alongside kaleidoscopic Hollywood dance routines: ‘I’ve been looking at work by Leni Riefenstahl, and the escapist vision of Busby Berkeley. I’ve also been considering Fordism and the division of labour, where individuals create a bigger pattern. I’m interested in the human as ornament. What happens when you replicate a figure a million times?’ With this correlation of dance troupes and military troops, Spin presents a constantly self-replenishing supply of plastic toy soldiers, whose uniform movements shift from dizzying eye-candy patterns into increasingly threatening displays, all to a soundtrack of 1940s big band music." Electric Sheep, 2009 Full info and credits: http://www.maxhattler.com/spin

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              • "You Don't Own Me" PSA


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                Women constitute more than half of the population. In 2008, 60% of voters were women. It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress. Women earn only 70 cents to each dollar men make. Women of color and undocumented women make less than white citizens. Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are determined to overturn Roe V. Wade. Romney has not supported equal pay for women (The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Romney has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Romney doesn't want health care to cover birth control. Romney says same sex marriage should be banned with a Constitutional Amendment. Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. It is a vote for equal pay and equal rights. A vote for Obama is a vote for our families. It is a vote to marry who you choose. It's a vote to start a family when you choose. A vote for Obama says that we won't stand for violence against women and that rape is rape. Our vote ensures that our daughters will grow up with the same rights that we've had. A vote for Obama sends a message: This war on women must end. We will not go backwards. This election is shockingly close. Our safety is at stake. Our silence is consent and our vote is our voice. Let’s get active. Let’s get out every vote we can. Let’s make this election a mandate. A mandate to finally ensure women the respect, dignity and equality we all deserve! This is now. This is our call to action. Once and for all, let's take back the power that is so inherently and naturally ours! Appearances by: Abbey Lee Kershaw Alexa Chung Alia Penner Alia Shawkat Amy Rose Spiegel Amanda Zazi Charchian Ana Calderon Anna Fitzpatrick Ariana Delawari Arrow and Ada Barb Morrison Becky Stark Brodie Lancaster Brooke Williams Carlen Altman Carrie Brownstein Cassie Carello Chapin Sisters Courtney Hall Courtney Martin Elle Wagner Erika Spring Hannah Johnson India Menuez Judith Iocovozzi Justin Vivian Bond Karen Elson Kate Nash Kate Urcioli Katy Goodman Kime Buzzelli Krista Bachmeier Kristina Uriegas Leah Siegel Leith Clark Lena Dunham Lesley Gore Lisa Mayock Lucy Moffatt Madelyne Beckles Mae Whitman Mallyce Maximilla Lukacs Maria Valencia Mecca Andrews Meg Olsen Melissa Coker Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe Mia Lidofsky Miranda July Natalia Czajkiewicz Natasha Lyonne Petra Collins Rachel Antonoff Rebecca Fernandez Rain Phoenix Riley Keough Ruby Karp Ryan Roche Sarah Sophie Flicker Shae Detar Sia Sophie Buhai Tavi Gevinson Tracee Ellis Ross

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                • The Well: Covering Capitol Hill


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                  A rare glimpse into the way press photographers cover the politicians of the United States Congress and the problems they face. Leading political photographers in Washington talk about the perills of the 24/7 news cycle and the increasingly sparce access. "It's the genesis of the image as much as the ontological image itself that matters."- Dr. Kerric Harvey, Media Anthropologist at GWU.

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                  • The Election Short Film


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                    Three days before the gubernatorial election a candidate and his wife find themselves in the middle of the desert with a horrible dilemma.

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                    • CAN KAZAZ feat. KOFF - Başbakan in Hadi


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                      AND GIF'S ARE HERE : https://www.behance.net/gallery/Prime-Minister-Let-Go-CanKazaz-feat-Koff/14468383 Tayyip'in ritiminine kim ayak uydurabilir... Yoruldunuz mu? Can Kazaz'ın leziz şarkısına biraz takılalım istedik. https://soundcloud.com/cankazaz www.koffanimation.com MC RECEP full set de şurda , dinleyin: https://soundcloud.com/cankazaz/sets/mc-recep

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