[Videolib] New DVDs: onedotzero_select dvd 1 & 2

Joel S. Bachar (joel@microcinema.com)
Fri, 23 Apr 2004 12:31:25 -0600

April 23, 2004

NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE BLACKCHAIR DVD COLLECTION:

onedotzero_select dvd - the future of moving image
Volume 1 and Volume 2, $50.00 each with PPR

onedotzero_select dvd 1:
SRP with Public Performance Rights: US$50.00
To order:
http://www.microcinema.com/programResult.php?program_id=228

The first in a series of dvd releases by the newly established
onedotzero dvd label. onedotzero_select dvd1 marks seven years of
innovation from onedotzero, confirming its position as the
authoritative organisation championing the work of the next generation
of directors.

the label will be the destination for progressive and modern new forms
of moving image putting groundbreaking and key works into the hands of
the audience to re-view at their leisure.

the onedotzero dvd brings together the worlds best and most innovative
talent in filmmaking, music video, motion graphics and club visuals.
it features a collection of rare gems and recent masterpieces along
with 16 award winning short films from recent film festivals.

the dvd features music by plaid, fc kahuna, prefuse 73, fluid and
exclusive shorts by shynola, tim hope and jake knight. it has already
proven to be a hit in japan where it has sold-out, and is currently
going to a second print run.

the dvd is released in custom-designed anglo-japanese packaging with a
distinctive slipcase and colour information insert and is highly
collectible.

onedotzero_select dvd2

The World’s Largest Dedicated Digital Film Festival Launches New Title
in DVD Series

Title: onedotzero_select dvd 2
SRP with Public Performance Rights: US$50.00
Release date: 26th Jan 2004
To order:
http://www.microcinema.com/programResult.php?program_id=%20206

Product Details:
onedotzero, the events and production company which pioneers
development in digital film and moving image, releases its second
collection of shorts on its own onedotzero label.

The DVD series brings together the world’s best and most innovative
talent in filmmaking, music video, motion graphics and club visuals.
Featuring a collection of rare gems and recent masterpieces along with
award winning short films from the recent onedotzero7 2003 film
festival, the DVD includes exclusive shorts by Slinky Pictures, Johnny
Hardstaff and Ed Holdsworth, and featuring music by Black Strobe
(Output), Lambchop and Legowelt (Ghostly).

Already established at the forefront of digital film through its
internationally renowned annual festival and its notable Channel 4
television series, onedottv, onedotzero is highly regarded across the
globe by directors, animators and designers as being at the forefront
of future film. In recognition of this, onedotzero was named by Screen
International as one of the Top Ten Visionary’s in UK film, breaking
new ground along with Mike Figgis, Tony and Ridley Scott and Lynne
Ramsey. The DVD series marks seven years of innovation from
onedotzero, confirming its position as the authoritative organisation
championing the work of the next generation of directors.

ONEDOTZERO_SELECT DVD 02 FILM INFORMATION:

The future of moving image, these films push digital tools to their
most progressive limit from Flash to CG, live action to motion
graphics.

JOHNNY HARDSTAFF / FUTURE OF GAMING [UK]
like the cold war never happened: future of gaming is a playstation2-
commissioned short, exploring a retro-futurist parallel world of alien
invasion. indications on the military classification of the console's
chipset are brought to life with a dark narrative subtext. a blizzard
of cultural and historical references abound, even brian sewell and
wedgewood pottery have a place in hardstaff’s visual cannon. future of
gaming was shown at onedotzero5.

ED HOLDSWORTH / ARRIVE [UK]
rising star, holdsworth’s exquisite, abstracted japanese odyssey.
commissioned by onedotzero and based on his first trip to the city of
tokyo this is a meditation on travel and arrival - perfectly
communicating the explosion of the senses and audio-visual burst that
intoxicates you on your first arrival in the multi-layered metropolis.
accompanied by beautiful music from dom ino. arrive was shown at
onedotzero7.

UNIT9 / PARASITE [UK]
in-house project from unit9 showing off director ben hibon’s sharp and
distinctive style delivers a soft tale with a dark underbelly. superb
character animation plays out a flower-power plague of love that
spreads from mice to cats with twisted romantic results. Parasite was
shown at onedotzero7.

DRAWING + MANUAL / PRELUDE [JAPAN]
directed by hishikawa sei, whose creative talents and versatility are
expressed in this new contemplative and atmospheric piece, made in
collaboration with d+m animator jogano nobuhiro. fluidly choreographed
shape and form animation, inspired by the hues of the natural world,
with the flow of wind, water and air, are accompanied by piano and
orchestral soundtracks which give them a timeless quality. prelude was
shown at onedotzero7.

LOBO / DISCO ROUT: LEGOWELT [BRAZIL]
founded by partners mateus de paula santos and nando cohen, brazilian
collective lobo take influence from 1920s swiss travel posters
producing a seductive motion graphic trip from another time. the flat
landscapes take us on a magical winter journey to the rhythms of
legowelt. discowelt was shown at onedotzero7.

CHRIS SHEPHERD / DAD’S DEAD [UK]
a truly multi-award winning film: seven at the last count! a
compelling story of friendship, mischief and denial, told through
animated flashbacks. visually stunning, this short film fuses live
action and animation seamlessly to take us on an emotionally dark,
thought provoking journey through a working class childhood in
merseyside. voiceover by ian hart. it has amassed many awards in 2003
that include: winner of the quantel animation award at rushes soho
shorts festival; winner of the metropolis prize at l’isola del cinema
festival in rome; winner of the grand prize at cabbagetown annual film
& video festival in toronto; winner of the encouragement award at
fantoche int. animation festival in switzerland; winner of special
award at split international festival of new film in croatia; winner
of best independent animation award at fan int. animation festival in
norwich; winner of best animation award at kino international film
festival in manchester and nominated for best short film in the
british independent film awards. dad’s dead was shown at onedotzero7.

NAKAO HIROYUKI [PICS] / STEAM PUNK GO ROUND [JAPAN]
a quiet meal of conveyor belt sushi turns into a game of agility and
speed. but who gets the last laugh? the steaming salaryman intent on
getting the best sushi or the possessive sushi chef intent on keeping
him at more than arms length with his customised bar. nakao is a
unique and highly original animation talent at the p.i.c.s company.
his playful and colour-saturated style is perfectly used in this high-
speed visual joke that is highly entertaining and very japanese. steam
punk go round was shown at onedotzero6.

TIMO SCHAEDEL / LONDON DETAILS [GERMANY]
newcomer to london, graphic designer schaedel explores the london
underground with a fresh eye for details most commuters would
overlook. guided on his tour by a silver ribbon of mercury, the film
has an original thumping soundtrack that deserves a release of its own
by hamburg based sound designer boris salchow. london details was
shown at onedotzero7.

XMAS / WE CHOOSE TIME: QUATERFOLD [S. AFRICA]
south african collective xmas are more than just designer directors as
xmas is also a record label. this is an understated yet elegant
graphic homage to spring. a fragile and seemingly barren tree suddenly
bursts into graphic blossom. accompanied by their very own quaterfold
on xmas records. We choose time was shown at onedotzero7.

MK12 / ULTRALOVE NINJA [USA]
straight outta’ kc [kansas city], mk12 deliver a funked-up love affair
in motion graphics to the art of the ninja, complete with a ballad by
a faded 70s legend. mk12’s advice for watching this self-initiated
piece is: ‘you must be pure in the heart, like the driven snow. you
must be clear in the mind, like the driven snow. you must be hot in
the pants, like a rock star.’ clear enough? ultralove ninja was shown
at onedotzero7.

TIM HOPE / THE WOLFMAN [UK]
an early example of tim hope’s awesome talent. the wolfman is an
atmospheric short film in which a seemingly gentle astronomer turns
into a strange and frightening beast, whilst gazing at the night sky
in his observatory. the wolfman has won numerous awards including:
mclaren animation prize, edinburgh film festival 2000; winner digital
animation festival, japan; animation at the cutting edge and public
choice award, the british animation awards, 2000. the wolfman was
shown at onedotzero.

KOJIMA JUNJI [TEEVEE GRAPHICS] / RIVER [JAPAN]
unseen tokyo uncovered with a greyscale beauty, in a journey down an
urban river of flyovers, concrete and sky. directed by the highly
versatile and inventive kojima junji, founder and director of teevee
graphics. it formed part of the teevee graphics video victim
collection of personal and experimental shorts. river was shown at
onedotzero5.

SHYNOLA / IS A WOMAN: LAMBCHOP [UK]
contemporary country collective lambchop allow animation wizards
shynola to once again display their incredible visual range. a
contemplative piece set very much in nature as the melting snow of
winter yields into the optimism that springtime brings. inspired by
the delicate line and meticulous detail of the wood block paintings of
great japanese artist, hokusai. a subtle tale of a single red leaf’s
journey down a free flowing river to the end of a flowering branch. is
a woman was made with fiona hewitt. is a woman was shown at
onedotzero6.

PSYOP / COME FOR BRAZIL [USA]
new york collective, now signed to passion pictures in the uk made a
personal short for nando costas brazil inspired project. showing their
love for brazil they produced a lusty animated piece that spurts off
the screen, wet and sexy and certainly worthy of the term
motion ‘graphic’. come for brazil was shown at onedotzero7.

POWERGRAPHIXX / MONKEY TURN: OMODAKA [JAPAN]
music video for omodaka, exploring the new approach to media
representation by mixing of music and motion graphics. it's describing
the strong romance with the sport and is dedicated to kyotei, the
japanese motorboat race. made with simpact with music by omodaka /
soichi terada for far east recordings 2002. monkey turn was shown at
onedotzero-nippon 02.

POWERGRAPHIXX / LIFE WITH CONVENI [JAPAN]
pre-packaged, convenience food consumption never looked so good. a
young, collective team of design all-rounders, powergraphixx deliver a
wry take on that international food mecca for those on the go, the
convenience store. sound designers, m. iwaki and t. takahashi made for
idn’s flips project in 2000. life with conveni was shown at
onedotzero6.

NE-O / ME AND MADONNA: BLACK STROBE [UK]
a circular narrative of brewing crime masterly set in a stylish metro
to impressive effect from ne-o duo jake knight and ryoko tanaka. their
dramatic use of reworked, re-shot digital material delivers more than
a graphic punch: adding humour, character and wit to the pulsating
french electronica of black strobe on trevor jackson’s wonderful
output record label. me and madonna was shown at onedotzero7.

ALEX RUTTERFORD / VERBAL: AMON TOBIN [UK]
rutterford’s in top gear form in this ninja tune promo for amon tobin.
it features a chameleon-like car, whose impressive multi-colour,
oscillating bodywork throbs and pulses in time with the infectious
tobin beats. the thrill of the chase at triple the speed, the hyper-
realistic treatment marries tron with grand turismo to heart racing
effect. music: amon tobin featuring mc decimal r. verbal was shown at
onedotzero7. watch out for the superb ninja music video dvd: zen tv
released january 26 2004. visit www.ninjatune.net for more details.

SATOSHI TOMIOKA / JUSTICE RUNNERS [JAPAN]
tomioka again does not fail to deliver in his wild and unique take on
the world. his multi-coloured animation talents take us on a whirlwind
trip of old school trams with weird and wonderful characters. a major
talent who has finally made his first commercial crossover in the uk
with a honda advert, this is a chance to see his latest personal
vision unadulterated here in his best work to date. justice runners
was shown at onedotzero6.

For More Information please contact:

Joel S. Bachar
Email: info@microcinema.com
telephone: 415-637-1345
fax: 509-351-1530
web: www.microcinema.com

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