On The Subject Of Depression: A Short Visual Experience

On The Subject Of Depression: A Short Visual Experience

On The Subject Of Depression is a one-minute animated short film by artist/animator Scott Benson.  Depending on which statistics you’re observing, depression effects between 5 to 10 percent of the world’s population, and it’s a major factor leading to countless suicides.  It’s not a pleasant topic, but it’s obviously a social issue of large importance.  Benson has opened up about his own experiences with the disorder in this new short film, stating that he made the film “hoping it would be cathartic for me and maybe a bit comforting for others who might have similar issues.”

On The Subject Of Depression: A Short Visual Experience

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Denmark: A Stirring Struggle Against Plumes of Invading Toxins

Denmark: A Stirring Struggle Against Plumes of Invading Toxins

Denmark is an incredible new music video directed by Daniel Fickle for The Portland Cello Project.  The animated video hits a timely note, depicting the brave tale of a tiny shrimp that springs into action when plumes of toxins invade its water world.  A plan is formulated, a missing part is fetched, and all goes according to plan, until….

At a deeper level, the video represents an expression of the struggle people go through to reconcile loss.  It’s also a stirring tribute to a friend of the band, who fought a courageous battle with cancer in his/her own, disguised and dignified manner.  Director Daniel Fickle manages to get into the mood of sorrow behind this piece of music from Portland Cello Project, and he makes everything in the video look almost as gloomy.  Watch the video with the music at full volume, and then listen to the music with your eyes closed.  It’s truly magical.

Denmark: A Stirring Struggle Against Plumes of Invading Toxins

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Photos of the Day: Saturday in the Park

Photos of the Day: Saturday in the Park

Photography by:  Glenn Losack, M.D., NYC

Hot town, summer in the city,
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty,
Been down, isn’t it a pity,
Doesn’t seem to be a shadow in the city,
All around, people looking half dead,
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head
.”

Chicago: Saturday in the Park (Live)

The Lovin’ Spoonful: Summer In The City (1966)

Slide Show: Saturday in the Park

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