27th July, 2016

Carlos Lopez Estrada Captures Consuming Heartbreak in his Cyclical Kari Faux Music Video

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Carlos Lopez Estrada Captures Consuming Heartbreak in his Cyclical Kari Faux Music Video

Music

27th July, 2016

Returning to Director Notes for what might be a record 5th time, Carlos Lopez Estrada discusses his latest cyclical, set-changing music video...

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Crossing the Boundary of the Beautifully Grotesque in Alan Masferrer’s ‘Lend Me Another Name’

Music

26th July, 2016

Alan Masferrer explains how he combined a contortionist with an octopus for Klyne’s visceral ‘Lend Me Another Name’ music video...

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Director Henry Kaplan talks Zombie Krump, European Electronica & Camera Choices for Music Video ‘We Together’

Music

25th July, 2016

Director Henry Kaplan joins us to discuss undead choreography, camera choices & the struggle to find post-apocalyptic locations for his music video...

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Welcome to the New Directors Notes: A Long Overdue Redesign & Rebranding

Article, News

25th July, 2016

To celebrate our 10-year Anniversary we've redesigned the Directors Notes site - check out the changes in this post...

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Thomas Pons Transports Augmented Reality from Japan’s Mountains to Screen in ‘Animals: A Black & White Journey’

Animation, Art & Fashion

21st July, 2016

Thomas Pons takes us on the production journey from augmented reality to screen for his multi-format, monochrome short ‘Animals: A Black & White...

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Jim Cummings‘ single continuous take short Thunder Road has been blowing up the festival scene and even received support from The Boss when Cummings wrote an open letter to Springsteen requesting music rights for the online release. Seconds into the film, it’s clear that praise is well placed – you’ve never seen grief expressed quite like this before.

A Scenes of Crime Officer is Plagued by Memories of her Day Job in Marcus Armitage’s Thought-Provoking Animation ‘S.O.C.O’

Animation

19th July, 2016

Inspired by his dad's work as a Scenes of Crime officer, animator Marcus Armitage examines the struggles an individual can face when a troublesome job...

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Riding the Line Between Documentary & Music Video in John Merizalde’s Hybrid Roller Rink Short ‘Cascade’

Documentary, Music

18th July, 2016

DN caught up with John Merizalde to discover how he went about immortalising Atlanta roller rink Cascade in his documentary meets music video for SG Lewis...

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Death Foretold is Not Death

Article

15th July, 2016

“Cinema isn’t dead, it’s morphing and you have to keep looking for it.” Dr Neil Fox challenges those bemoaning the death of cinema to expand their...

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Celebrating Camera Nostalgia in Andrea Barone’s Neon Fantasy Fashion Short ‘POLAROIDREAM©’

Art & Fashion

13th July, 2016

Andrea Barone shares how the demise of a beloved film stock led to ‘POLAROIDREAM©’, his immortalisation of fashion photography and the polaroid...

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Jessica Oreck puts her paper craft skills to charming using in How the Bra was Invented, the launch episode for TED-Ed’s new ongoing Moments of Vision series.