Blik: A Very Young Boy’s First Love

Blik: A Very Young Boy’s First Love

Blik is a charming animated short film directed by Bastiaan Schravendeel at Polder Animation Studio. Do you remember way back to the very first time you fell in love? It can be a very difficult time, especially when the person with whom you fall in love is much older than you are and doesn’t have the first clue about how profoundly and utterly you’re smitten with her.

In this beautifully sweet film, a young boy moves to a new neighborhood in town, where he meets and falls with the much older girl next door. But his feelings are so completely new to him that he’s never quite sure what to do with them.

Blik: A Very Young Boy’s First Love

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Melvin the Magical Machine: A Machine with Its Own Identity

Melvin the Magical Machine: A Machine with Its Own Identity

Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine (or just Melvin the Machine) is a wild four-minute short film created by members of the design studio HEYHEYHEY. Art space MU asked HEYHEYHEY to design their show for the Dutch Design Week, Holland’s major design event. Mu gave them complete freedom on one condition: the show wasn’t to be a show of new products, but it should rather be a moment. Since they like a challenge, they decided to build a massive chain reaction with an identity.

Melvin is best described as a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist. Besides doing what Rube Goldbergs do best, performing a simple task as inefficiently as possible, often in the form of a chain reaction, Melvin has an identity. Actually, the only purpose of this machine is to promote its own identity. Melvin takes pictures and makes videos of his audience, which he instantly uploads to his blog, Facebook and Twitter account. Besides that he makes his own merchandise. All of this within 4-minutes of craziness, which you just have to witness yourself.

Melvin the Magical Machine: A Machine with Its Own Identity

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