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Awhile back I posted about the amazing IPad app, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, based on the short film of the same name. Last night Bill Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s beautiful work took home the Oscar for Best Short Film and after watching I’m sure you’ll see why. Like all of Joyce’s work the film is both retro and futuristic at the same time. I really hope to see a feature film from MOONBOT studios in the next few years, ideally an adaption of Santa Calls which just so happens to be my favorite Joyce book.

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The Dream of the 90’s is alive in Portland, the 1890’s.

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There really is nothing quite like a real book. Animated by Sean Ohlenkamp and shot at Type Books in Toronto, “The Joy Of Books” is a great stop motion animation short about a bookstore that comes alive at night. Put down your Kindle, Nook, or whatever you have. Go to a library or bookstore and pick up a real book. Enjoy the feel of turing the pages, the musty smell, wonder who else has read the very same copy you’re holding. That’s reading, not staring at some screen and switching over to play games every 20 minutes. C’mon, you know you do it.

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Brilliant short film from The Theory, in which a desk toy goes on the adventure of a lifetime via Google Maps.

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It’s Better In The Wind is an impressive little short film about motorcycles and freedom. Whether you’ve ridden or not, I guarantee this film will make you want to drop whatever you’re doing, call your friends and go get lost. If it doesn’t, get your pulse checked.

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Carl Erik Rinsch is back with another high concept commercial, this time for the new Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Coupe. The last long format commercial we saw from Rinsch was The Gift” for Philips Cinema which garnered him quite a bit of attention and started a bidding war to turn the spot into a feature. “Escape The Map” is an interactive game that you can play on Benz’ website(which I highly recommend) or watch the play through above. Rinsch said quote “it’s a trippy film about losing your identity in a digital world”. Personally I think just the concept of being trapped inside Google Maps and trying to escape is cool enough but taking it a step further, making it about identity loss, makes sense to me. His first feature “47 Ronin” is currently shooting and is due Nov 21st of next year and you can watch many of his impressive tv spots right HERE.

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The first official video for a track off M83’s phenomenal new album Hurry Up We’re Dreaming is here. Actually, it’s been out three weeks but it’s new to me damn it. “Midnight City” is beautifully shot and I’m hoping it’s just the start of what will be a short film comprised of videos directly related to their songs. If ever there’s been an album which begged to have videos shot for each song. then woven together into one continuous story line, this is it. For those of you with Spotify, Hurry Up We’re Dreaming is available for download and for those of you still living under a rock, crawl out, get Spotify.

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Congrats are in order to Chris Grenier aka. Grendys aka. Masshole #1 for being welcomed onto the Eastern Boarder team.

*Video by Masshole #2 Tanner Pendelton.

via SnowboarderMag

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I’ve been using Vew-Do Boards for fun and balance training since I was 7 years old. There is no other product on the market that is as versatile and durable as a Vew-Do board. For over 20 years they’ve been the go to for many professional athletes and their trainers. Just look at what it’s doing for Big Son aka. Kevin Pearce aka. The Most Interesting Man In Snowbusiness.

*Vew-Do Balance Boards are made in the U.S.A. and assembled in Rutland,Vermont. Click HERE for more info and web store.

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Using 16mm Kodachrome film shot by Chicago Policemen on vacation in the 1960s, Jeff Altman put together a truly immersive piece. Like his “Home Movies From Disneyland” and “Kodachrome Christmas” videos “Las Vegas In Kodachrome” has a real time travel effect on you. We get to peer into a little window of a few regular people’s lives in full, glorious saturated color. Whether in stills or moving pictures nothing generates feelings of nostalgia like Kodak’s Kodachrome. I look forward to seeing more content generated from Jeff’s stockpile of thousands of feet of 16mm film.

via A.C.L.