Short of the Week

Birds

Magnetic and often amusing retro-futurist film of dogs flying in slow-motion to the music of artist Vitalic.

Man’s best friend flutters weightlessly through this hypnotic music video. Vitalic’s White Labels provides the soundtrack as dogs are hurled into the air in slow motion. The dogs courageously cross into unknown territory, surrendering control of their surroundings to the laws of nature. Airborne, they float awkwardly, unconscious of their own self-image. Though in a state of unease, they simply hold steady until reunited with the earth—grateful to have left it, but pleased upon its return.

Visually, Birds is a masterful work of slow-motion photography. Ears flap and fur flies as every imaginable composition is explored. Aurally, Vitalic’s driving bass beat keeps the pace building.

Pleix is a virtual community of 3D artists, musicians, and designers based in Paris. They host a handful of short films and music videos they’ve created.

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Andrew makes no attempt to hide his love for the magic art of animation. He appreciates compelling visuals but never forgets that in this modern age, a strong story always reigns supreme. You can see his work at andrewsallen.com or his latest film The Thomas Beale Cipher.
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    Don’t tell the SPCA ,but flying dogs with friggin lazers! Yeah Baby!

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