Monday, 26 April 2010

Gary Taxali

Fun illustration of beards!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Erasing David

Erasing David is a documentary dealing with the situation of surveillance and privacy in Britain. How much does the government and private companies really know about the average citizen? Director David Bond investigates the issue by placing himself under surveillance by private investigators and attempting to hide. An elaborate game of cat and mouse. The journey takes him across Europe and sheds light on how much information about us is collected on thousands of data bases and CCTV cameras across the globe.

"Once the bastion of freedom and civil liberties, the UK is now one of the most advanced surveillance societies in the world – ranked third after Russia and China. The average UK adult is now registered on over 700 databases and is caught daily on one of the 4 million CCTV cameras located on nearly every street corner in the country. Increasingly monitored, citizens are being turned into suspects. But if you’ve got nothing to hide, surely there’s nothing to fear?"

The film premiere's in Picture Houses across the UK on 29th April with a satellite Q&A afterwards.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Sandpit

This is a stop motion timelapse of a day in New York City by Sam O'Hare. I love the way he's made this huge place look like a miniture set using clever camera and editing techniques. There's a technical description of how it was made here.

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.