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The first sketches for Lipsett diaries


Here are some of the sketches, that I did while just trying to figure out the visual style of the film “Lipsett diaries”. As You can see, the style changed dramaticaly. But in those first research illustrations, I tried just to create, and settle the feeling of the film. At that time I just had a lose idea what the film will be. No script was written yet. I will post some other later.

Maral Mohamedian about the 3d stereolab

Ineresting posting on NFB blog site:

Drux Flux in 3D for web

Here is the 3d version of Drux Flux for web. You need Colorcode glasses to watch it (You can order them for free from NFB site for free.)

Tzaritza #7 on top 20 NFB films for iPhone

A post by Matthew Forsythe on NFB site.
Posted on January 4, 2010

Since we released our iPhone app last year, we’re getting an increasing amount of mobile traffic watching NFB films. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 films people are watching on their iPhones…

  1. The Cat Came Back 21901
  2. Log Driver’s Waltz 12702
  3. Citizen Harold 10481
  4. Noël Noël 9875
  5. HA’Aki 8930
  6. The Sweater 8777
  7. Tzaritza 7563
  8. Marianne’s Theatre 7088
  9. The Big Snit 6387
  10. Carts of Darkness 6064
  11. Project Grizzly 5902
  12. How to Build an Igloo 5477
  13. The October Crisis of 1970 5415
  14. Uncle Bob’s Hospital Visit 5242
  15. Ryan 5015
  16. I Want a Dog 4645
  17. The True Story of Linda M. 4576
  18. Just Another Job 4479

*A “view” is any film that is watched at least 75% of its duration. This is a more rigorous definition of a view than some other online video portals. YouTube records a view every time a video starts playing.

And here is my comment – the fact that a film has more traffic, doesn’t mean it is better. It is like the box-office at the cinema, but without the money.  The traffic doesn’t make a film better or worse. It cannot be a measurement for the art. Only for popularity, which as we know doesn’t mean better art.

An indefinable object of desire

Well. Here is the story. 8 years ago my friend Laurent Rabatel came with the proposition, to make a boutique advertising and design agency. And the first thing was the…logo. I did it. The name Lichen that he gave to the agency was the first, and the only one that came. So was the logo. NO takes. NO doubts. The very same day my daughter was born. Actually, after giving him the file, I was running to the hospital. So for me, Lichen communication and my daughter Alexandra are always part of an indefinable love.

I jumped after into the adventure called moviemaking, and Laurent continued alone the battle with the kitch, the miserable advertising community. 8 years. Lichen established as the uncompromising and the only radical place in Montreal where the advertising doesn’t lick client’s asses, but work in his solemn interest, even if he doesn’t know it. The last fighter for the good taste. And the opposition of “creativity” – cause creativity is a borring cliché, and the only thing that we need is the invention and the arrogancy to be the FIRST!

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