1. ANTS in my scanner > a five years time-lapse!

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    from françois vautier / Added

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    "I installed an ant colony inside my scanner five years ago. I scanned the nest each week..." >This short film is an exploration of the aesthetic of life and degradation.  Five years ago, I installed an ant colony inside my old scanner that allowed me to scan in high definition this ever evolving microcosm (animal, vegetable and mineral). The resulting clip is a close-up examination of how these tiny beings live in this unique ant farm. I observed how decay and corrosion slowly but surely invaded the internal organs of the scanner. Nature gradually takes hold of this completely synthetic environment. The ants are still alive : the process will continue… Part of the WORLD EXPO Shanghai 2010, presented by "OPEN THIS END" music : Franks - Infected Mushroom.

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    • Refraction

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      from Jesse Zanzinger / Added

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      Shot through oil and water. Camera: 5D Lens: 100mm 2.8 Music: Four Tet - Circling Background Footage: Sesame Street Pinball Number Count Follow up experiment with the Alphabet here: http://vimeo.com/17509873

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      • Original / Short

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        This is a short piece that explores the concept of originality. The topic is full of wonder, conflict, excitement, and subjectivity. For many, originality means drawing inspiration from a variety of sources to create a new idea. The script for “Original” is meant to be an adaptation of this belief; proving that unique ideas can be inspired by existing concepts, objects and experiences. This piece achieves this by combining influential quotes from the world’s most creative minds over the past five decades (Pablo Picasso, Jim Jarmusch, Woodrow, Wilson, Lincoln Steffens, Dieter Rams, Jean Luc Godard etc.) to create a single narrative that defines what it means to be original. Motionographer Feature and BTS: http://motionographer.com/2015/01/21/what-it-takes-to-be-original/ - Random prints available here: http://society6.com/vucko - Direction/Design/Animation: Andrew Vucko www.vucko.tv Sound Design & Music : CypherAudio Production/Direction/Mix : John Black Composers : Tobias Norberg, John Black Sound Design : Jeff Moberg, John Black www.cypher.audio Voiceover: Chris Kalhoon Thank you: Ryan Dadoun, Nicolas Girard, Luis Campos, Chris Bahry -

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        • Click To Enlarge: Popcorn

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          Skunk Bear boots up its time machine, microscope and slow motion camera to explore the science and history of popcorn. http://www.tumblr.com/follow/skunkbear http://skunkbear.tumblr.com Twitter: @cadamole @nprscience

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          • LUX AETERNA

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            from Cristóbal Vila / Added

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            Fullscreen and volume up, please! ;-) — 3D animation by Cristóbal Vila · More info about this movie: www.etereaestudios.com — Music theme “The Gift” by Jóhann Jóhannsson: www.johannjohannsson.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Tip Jar” donations will go directly to help funding my next personal project, already in development. Thanks!

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            • GTLK

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              from Andrey Muratov / Added

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              Concept: Components of the space. Between existence and "No!". Alive — аbsorbs. Client: Gosudarstvennaya Transportnaya Lizingovaya Kompaniya | GTLK Agency: Communication Group IMARS | www.imars.ru © Producer/Director: Andrey Muratov | www.andreymuratov.com D.O.P: Alexander Kuznetsov | www.6fpro.ru Postproduction: http://andreymuratov.com Sound design: Nebulo | www.myspace.com/nebulo «Nebulo — Plasticmare» was licensed for this promotion video | www.hymen-records.com ©

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              • Pale Blue Dot - Animation

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                I've been enrolled in illustration at Sheridan College for the the last 4 years and this is my final thesis project. I have always thought of Carl Sagan's writings as "scientific poetry" since they lack the cold touch that science is often cursed for having. I think Sagan's words resonate more than ever, and will continue with each generation until the human species "wakes up". The first time I heard this excerpt from his book "Pale Blue Dot" it literally changed my life, and I hope it does for you too. Enjoy. Written and Narrated: Carl Sagan Music: Hans Zimmer "You're So Cool" Art and Animation: Adam Winnik

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                • SEED, Short Film

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                  Set in the year 2071, where technology has brought mankind to the brink of colonization on a planet named Gaia, one astronaut takes on an isolated mission and discovers unearthly horrors that could bring an end to human life on this planet. Director : Tyson Wade Johnston Producers: Tyson Wade Johnston, Justin Zachary Writers: Tyson Wade Johnston, Justin Zachary Cinematographer: Justin Anderson Music by: Zach Lemmon Sound Design: Brandon Jones VFX: Precog Studios © freebanditproductions.com I AM Entertainment—Scott Glassgold CAA—Dan Rabinow, Jon Cassir, Tiffany Ward

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                  • The Brain Hack - Short Film

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                    from Joe White / Added

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                    **DANGER** View with extreme caution. Two students create a short-cut to induce hallucinogenic visions of God, and find themselves hunted by a deadly religious sect. For the full ‘Brain Hack’ experience, visit the website: www.thebrainhack.com Follow us at facebook.com/thebrainhack And listen to the soundtrack: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-brain-hack-ep/id963432873 WINNER - Best Short - Best Music - Best Actor - The British Horror Film Festival HONORABLE MENTION - Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION - London Sci-Fi Film Festival, Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, Los Angeles Short Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, LA Indie Film Fest, Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, British Shorts Berlin. If you'd like to provide subtitles in your language please get in touch through Facebook or Vimeo.

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                    • "RADICAL OPENNESS" - for TEDGlobal 2012 by @JasonSilva

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                      RADICAL OPENNESS - An anthem on the power of IDEAS created by @JasonSilva at Therapy Studios. Presented at TEDGlobal 2012 - http://blog.ted.com/2012/06/26/exploring-openness-in-radical-video-jason-silva-at-tedglobal2012/ Follow me on Twitter: @JasonSilva | https://twitter.com/JasonSilva More of Jason's videos: VIMEO.com/JasonSilva Email: info@thisisjasonsilva.com Inspired by the ideas of TED, Chris Anderson, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Steven Johnson, Kevin Kelly, Ray Kurzweil, Imaginary Foundation and many others. Dedicated to those who believe in IDEAS WORTH SPREADING!! Special thanks to BRUNO GIUSSANI, European Director, TED Conferences. Selected stock footage courtesy of Shutterstock. Still images provided by The Imaginary Foundation. Music composed and performed by Bix Sigurdsson. More Videos: Beginning of Infinity - vimeo.com/29938326 To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns - vimeo.com/34182381 Imagination - vimeo.com/34902950 Abundance - vimeo.com/34984088 Jason Silva profiled in The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/04/a-timothy-leary-for-the-viral-video-age/255691/

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