Once one enters the standard nine-to-five job, time for dating–let alone love–can grow a bit scarce. What this usually means is that when we do stumble across someone who strikes our fancy, our relationship rustiness tends to encourage overthinking. Which is, of course, a sure fire way to end something before it has a chance to really begin. Director Danny Sangra takes a look at this scenario in this wonderful short, aptly called “A Lunch Break Romance”.
No, it’s not necessarily the most practical way to play the Beethoven classic, but since when has art ever been about practicality?
It’s winter. It’s cold. You’re miserable. Since you’re likely spending more time indoors, why not learn a little bit more about how wintry conditions make it so you can see your breath–and happiness–exiting your body?
To some critics, Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” was little more than neoconservative talking points tacked onto the silver screen: it glorified murderers, dehumanized victims, and ultimately presented war in a positive light. This animated short, “Confusion Through Sand”, casts a dark shadow on that vision, telling the story of a 19-year-old thrust into armed conflict and the toll it took on him. The hand-drawn short, made by animation studio Ornana films, required 6,000 pieces of paper to complete and premiered at South by Southwest.
As with history and truth, beauty and our understanding of it don’t simply exist; we create them. Looking at beauty as a sort of cultural document, certain hairstyles and accented facial features can help explain the values and aspirations of a group of people at specific point in time. In under a minute, Cut Video examines the changing forms of beauty, reminding us of its inherently malleable properties.