Posts tagged “video

Migration is just another pit stop

Post by iSiZ

We have started the research for our new project, to be realized next year, about immigration. More about it soon! As we advance the research we find interesting projects already out there on the internet about immigration.

Like this video made by Nadja Haugas. The two minute video is about the places her family has migrated to in their lives. She begins with her grandfather migrating from Sweden to Estonia. Mentions her grandmother’s, father’s, mother’s and her own migrations. By the end of the film it gives me a sense of: ‘It doesn’t matter where you go, it is just another pit stop.’

The second video is made by Nicolas Lefaucheux. Migrating means leaving your home. For some people more than others it means dealing with homesick feelings. Nicolas tries to define homesickness in this short animation film.



Saving a Humpback Whale

Post by iSiZ

Michael Fishbach, from The Great Whale Conservancy, unexpectedly, while on a boat trip with his family and friends, stumbles upon a Humpback Whale stuck in a fishing net. Watch as this inspiring story unfolds:


Atoms have to be organized hexagonally

Post by iSiZ

Watch this very original video, not because of the images you see, but because of the way it was made. Filmmakers, programmers and scientists have collaborated to create a Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest stop-motion film. A movie made with atoms. A movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.

You can watch the making of right under this link.

POPPY shows the dark side of globalisation

Post by iSiZ

Poppy is an exhibition and book by Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong. Launched on 31st of march 2012 at the Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam. After visiting the exhibition last year, I left the building relieved and happy, a huge contrast with the topic of the audiovisual installation.

Obviously we must be grateful these courageous independent journalists covered this incredible story for many years and from so many perspectives. But as a creator I was so happy to see a beautiful multimedia production telling a story with all the media available: audio, still images, moving images, text, paper and ink.

The production is selected for the shortlist Dutch Doc Awards 2013. From 26 april 2013 the presentation will be exhibited in het Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, together with the other nominees. 5th of june 2013 the winner will be presented.

Watch the trailer of the Poppy audiovisual installation below.



‘The Silk Road has linked the East and the West from time immemorial. Once a renowned trade route, it transferred religions and cultures, the Silk Road has now turned into a heroin route and is carving out a path of violence and destruction through one of the world’s most strategic yet volatile regions while on its way to the end of its destinations in Europe. Robert Knoth and Antoinette de Jong documented the route for two decades, covering the rise of the Taliban, the American intervention after September 9/11 and the recent surge in opium production. The images and texts in the publication and the audiovisual installation reveal a dark side of globalisation, as reflected in the faces of smugglers, prisoners, prostitutes, border guards, children and farmers.’



Oh, such grandeur!

Post by iSiZ

Simone Rovellini, an Italian videomaker and blogger, has come with a beautiful narrated story of a woman in her perfect and stylish world.

You must watch this treat for the eye!

A peak behind the scenes? Watch it under this link.

Born to Learn

Post by iSiZ

A couple of years ago I saw a TedTalk by Sir Ken Robinson, recognizing the things he said about schools and the old fashioned way they teach. Now there’s a website called Born to Learn. They create animations about new ways of learning. Watch this animation explaining how we changed our way of learning over the years. There are more fun animations to watch on the website: Born to Learn.

Blue Dress loves Red Dress

Post by iSiZ

Deep Green Sea, here’s a multi-disciplinary group of artists from Athens who join heads and hearts to create. They create refined and fine-tuned multimedia projects like the ‘Art of Making’ series. In this series they show other people make things they love. It’s craftsmanship showing craftsmanship. The video in this blog shows fashion designer Samantha Sotos make a beautiful red dress.

Here’s what they have to say:

‘The ‘Art of Making’ series aspires to display and highlight people who go against the spirit of today’s pessimism and desperation. They dare to dream and create with zeal and imagination. Armed with passion for knowledge and emotion, they attempt to combine the precision of science with the elegance and resourcefulness of art. We thank them wholeheartedly for their contribution.’