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Friday Night Flicks: Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography – Language

Tonight’s flick by Matthew Rogers is longer than the usual kinetic typography videos I post, but worth it. The text, being by Stephen Fry, is clear and eloquent. Since the narration is also by Fry it is, of course, excellent. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Redness of Red

Today’s flick was directed and animated by Emily Downe. From the accompanying text on Vimeo: What does it mean to be conscious in a world that is becoming increasingly artificially intelligent? Can machines really see? Based on an interview with … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: If You Can

Tonight’s flick is a simple animated short. It was made as a graduation film by Hanna Rybak, and the text is an up-dated version of a quotation from Winston Churchill.     Perhaps we should all try being more like … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Kalaam/Abu Dhabi Performance

I have posted a Julien Breton (aka Kalaam) video previously. That one featured the making of a still photograph with time lapse photography. Breton is now working with some sort of photo-sensitive scrim which permits him to retain the strokes … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Goroh Tagawa

In two days it will be Tanabata, the Star Festival, at least in some places. Keeping to things Japanese, tonight’s flick shows calligrapher Goroh Tagawa at work.     You can watch more of Goroh Tagawa’s calligraphy videos here, or … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Typewriter and Boston Typewriter Orchestra

This week’s flicks both feature typewriters. The first, eponymously named Typewriter, is by Tom Nichols of Nic Nac Pictures and gives a brief history of the machine.     The second flick, Boston Typewriter Orchestra, is from American Buffalo. It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Buster Keaton – The Art of The Gag

There are some things books can’t do. The sight gag is one of them. Today’s flick from Tony Zhou’s Vimeo channel, Every Frame a Painting, demonstrates Buster Keaton’s mastery of the visual joke. The video is a bit longer than … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Making The Book of Kells

In tonight’s video, conservator John Gillis talks a bit about the material —vellum— used for the pages of The Book of Kells, and a bit about the book’s construction.     If you have a few minutes free this weekend, … Continue reading

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Allsorts

I have been playing another ‘game’ found via the Internet. Lydia Rink put out a call for people to create pages which she plans to assemble into a collaborative artists’ book. Here’s a detail of one side of my page. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: on a brief hiatus

I have been really busy this week, so there is no flick today. I just did not have time to do any searching. My apologies to those who follow the flicks regularly. I will try to find something extra special … Continue reading

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