THE SHORT LIST *By Romario
We spoke with Argentine directors Matias Vigliano & Dante Zaballa (Category: Animation).
This is Matias, I was born in San Martin, Buenos Aires, then I lived in Miami and now in Buenos Aires city. Dante comes from Castelar also living now in the city.
We always wanted to animate stories and characters. We realized that motion graphics world is kind of abused and lost a little bit of content and sense. So we tried to save the handmade work and the animation frame by frame. We both work in motion graphics, Dante also works with traditional animation and I am an animator, illustrator and member of artists group Doma.
Working on the video took us 4 months. Dante made the animation by pencil, then I put ink and color. And a great friend, Ariel Gandolfo, designed the sound. In total : 5.000 handmade drawings.
We received the news about the festival, we checked out the info, was interesting and we signed up. After getting on this final stage, obviously we want to loose! We would love that. We also would love to keep traveling around the world and watching TV shows in strange languages.
SEPT.2010 THE SHORT LIST *By Romario
Vimeo has announced the 20 finalists videos for each category. Two of these artists are from Argentina. Here the word of Luis Migliavacca, director of “The Hands”, Documentary category.
I was born in Las Flores, a town of Buenos Aires province. In this same town I made the film, where my dad works playing himself. Now I am living in La Plata, finishing my Filmmaking studies. And sometimes I work as an editor or cameraman.
The Hands project was always an idea in my family. My dad is a surgeon, me and my brother have studied filmmaking and my father always offered us to tape a surgery. My brother made one video before, but when the surgery started, his pressure went down so he had to leave the room and put the camera on the tripod. Me, I got adventurous and I recorded almost 2 hours with the camera on my hands.
My dad told me about a cyst surgery he was interest in tape so I went to Las Flores. We shot it around 6 am, we finished and I came back to La Plata cause I had a class. I used part of the material for a class assignment but I really liked the rest of the film, so I reedited it and The Hands was born. I sent it to FESTIFREAK, a film festival here in La Plata and I won in Documentary section.
Last year I wanted to participate on a festival but they asked me for a link, not a dvd copy, so I became a Vimeo user. I started to like the Vimeo vibe and I uploaded more videos. Then I found out about the Vimeo film festival and I thought, ok, let send it to see what happens, whatever.
For the finals I have no expectations, I am so happy to be one of the 20 artists selected of my category, I just can’t believe it. Besides films, I love taking pictures, getting cloth at vintage fairs and eating a lot.
SEPT.2010 THE SHORT LIST *By Romario
After 6500 submissions from filmmakers across 80 countries, Vimeo Festival + Awards presents the shortlisted videos for each category. Here the videos from 2 Argentine artists who made it! Coming back with more videos soon. Stay tuned..
31.AUG.2010 AMSTERDAM: GET READY! *By Anita Catania
In an environment dominated by the digital work it’s time to recognize the people pushing the boundaries of creative video online; it’s time to celebrate the individual behind the outstanding work.
This is the motto of the Vimeo Festival + Awards: a jam-packed two day festival held in New York City on October 8-9, which presents the most ground-breaking films and videos being produced today.
This event is a must-attend for anyone interested in video, filmmaking, the web, graphic motions and, of course, art. Judges range from extraordinary filmmaker David Lynch to documentary director Doug Pray. From composer and multimedia artist Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky) to songwriter, record producer, singer, rapper, fashion designer, visual artist, and political activist M.I.A. From producer Ted Hope to motion graphics genius Justin Cone.
To get everyone ready for this event, a launch party will take place on September 10th in Amsterdam and BULKKA will be there. Those attending the event will be the first to see videos from some of the top 20 shortlist finalists from each category, and then an amazing set by Eclectic Method, so prepare yourself to dance a little bit.
For those lucky enough to be going, the party kicks-off at 7:30pm (Screening starts at 8:15pm) at Bioscoop Het Ketelhuis, Pazzanistraat 4, Amsterdam. A waiting list has been established at firstname.lastname@example.org for attending the party.
And for the Vimeo Festival in New York City, dont forget to get your tickets in advance. BULKKA is honored to be Vimeo Festival + Awards’ media partner. Will get back to you soon with more fresh news.
JUL.2010 WE LOVE VIMEO *By Max
My name is Blake Whitman and I was born outside of Boston. Now living in the beautiful Brooklyn, New York City.
A friend told me about the site so I started as a Vimeo user back in January of 2007. I was instantly enthralled by the community. After becoming very involved, helping other members with technical questions, commenting in the forums and uploading lots of my videos, I was approached by Vimeo to help run the community. And voila!
Vimeo was created in the last days of 2004 by a filmmaker/developer who was looking to share his videos with friends and family. This was slightly before the time of YouTube so there wasn’t really a good option for sharing videos. By focusing on clean and simple design and providing high quality video playback, Vimeo became popular.
The Vimeo Festival and Awards was born from Vimeo’s own amazing community and high quality films and videos. We felt it was the right time to give back to independent video creators and reward them for choosing our site to host and publish their work. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for creatives and any online video enthusiasts to see online creativity come to life.
The Awards are open to everyone. Submissions: till July 31st. We will have a 2 day festival in NYC on October with the Awards ceremony, screenings, activities, speakers and (ed note. MOST IMPORTANT) parties. The winner of the Best Video will receive a usd25.000 grant to create a new, original work. Winners of each category, as well as the Best Video, will be promoted heavily on Vimeo.com.
It was our goal to cover a wide variety of categories (Narrative, Remix , Original Series, Documentary, Music Video, Animation, Motion Graphics, Experimental, Captured). We chose to highlight Remix and Captured which are unique to the internet and have themselves been born out of what the medium itself provides access to.
We wanted to find a good mix of luminary judges and judges who are well respected in their creative communities. Many of the judges are from the Vimeo community itself, while others reflect the pinnacle of creative and popular achievement in their given field. We feel they will provide filmmakers an amazing chance for exposure and critique that they couldn’t get anywhere else. Our amazing names are: David Lynch, Doug Pray, Roman Coppola, José Luis de Vicente, Fred Seibert, Lucy Walker, Justin Cone, Nabil Elderkin, Nicolas Schmerkin, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Ree Treweek, Vincent Laforet, Morgan Spurlock, Nick Campbell, Adam Quirk, Neville Brody, Shane Walter, Ze Frank, Ricky Van Veen.
If you ask me for some videos/movies I would recommend: anything from the Staff Picks or HD Channel. That is really the place to see some of the most creative work happening online today. Check it out often, you won’t be sorry! And when I am not working… I work! No, I just love making films when I get the chance and I am an avid ski mountianeer and furniture builder. I also like dancing.
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