2008 Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge – “Photograph of Jesus”/Hill & “Star Games”/Jodry

I first heard about this from The Animation Show’s site (a great animation site and traveling animation show created by famed animator, Mike Judge).

Getty has an amazing archive of photos and video. They are one of the foremost archives of such things. You’ve probably seen dozens of their stock photos and video before (check the credits when you go to the movies, you’ll see Getty mentioned none too few times). In 2008, they teamed up with London-based Short & Sweet, a weekly short film gathering, to host a film challenge. The four selections shown are all really great, but two stood out as potential LTV fodder.

The winning selection was called “Photograph of Jesus” by Laurie Hill. The animation starts about 60 seconds into the video. Some great use of the Getty archive with some serious cutout stop motion action:

http://vimeo.com/2362113

Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill in association with the Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge from Hulton Archive on Vimeo.

The second may be more of an LTV bumper type thing, but still trippy enough to be included. So here’s you’re two-fer bonus prize.. Jasmin Jodry’s “Star Games”:

http://vimeo.com/2362236

Star Games by Jasmin Jodry in association with the Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge from Hulton Archive on Vimeo.

The other two videos are pretty good too. Definitely check out “Perrington Stud” by Big Red Button and “Long Jump” by Ian Mackinnon & Dominic Parker.

Check out the Getty film challenge site and the four winners in nice light-boxy video displays here:
http://filmchallenge.gettyimages.com/

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