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Driving While on the Phone

The following is a graphic public service film depicting the ravages of using cell phones while driving.  Although created and aired only in the United Kingdom, it’s message is relevant everywhere.  Surely this wont be aired in it’s entirety on US television due to the gruesome nature of the content but thanks to the internet it can still be viewed.  Which begs the questions… Is this video appropriate?  Is it shock for shock-value’s-sake or does it have the power to actually change behavior.  You decide.

WARNING:  The following video is extremely graphic and violent. Watch at your own discretion.

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Tubed – 3D Video

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Ever since seeing the U2 Concert Film at Sundance, I’ve rekindled my affection for 3D… which is why I am particularly I’m excited that YouTube added the ability to support 3D video content.  Hopefully as their content library grows we will get to see videos that really take advantage of the technology like these YouTube Tests:

Waltz of the Flowers

Magical Starlight Parade


Roller Coaster Simulation

Truth be told, I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that they get Michael Jackson‘s Disneyland classic, Captain Eo.

Important question: Where does one get a pair of those blue and red 3D glasses?

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Pangea Day

Ever wonder if someone is doing the same exact thing you are at the same exact moment?  Well this Saturday, May 10th, you will know… if you participate in Pangea Day!

Pangea Day, named after the super continent that might have existed over 250 million years ago (before the component continents separated), intends to bring the world, well, back together.

This Saturday, millions of people worldwide will watch the same short films at the same time. Via thousands of locally organized events, the organizers hope to remind watchers what we all have in common.  Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future.

Six cities – Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro – will broadcast live footage of 24 short films in 8 languages. The 24 short films have been selected from an international competition that generated more than 2,500 submissions from 100+ countries. They were chosen based on their ability to inspire, transform, and help us see the world through another person’s eyes.

The estimated 4hr long cinematic debut will also include top speakers and musical performers: Queen Noor of Jordan, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, musician/activist Bob Geldof, Iranian rock phenom Hypernova and others.

To spread the good word even further, performances and films will be available via Web, mobile phone and local television (based on locale).

Executive Director Delia Cohen hypothesizes, “Pangea Day will be a global campfire of shared stories.” And while movies can’t change the world. The people that watch them, can.

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Where the Wild Things Are

Remember that creepy Stephen King movie called Cat’s Eye?  The movie about a tiny, evil troll who lives behind the skirting board of little Drew Barrymore’s bedroom that comes out at night when she is sleeping to suck away her breath and life?  Well, this should rekindle those fears…

Kage no Sekai

“Although at first glance it looks like a regular wooden table, if you look at the shadows on its surface you’ll see the movement of mysterious life forms. When you approach it to have a better look, they sense your presence and hide away. They do not emerge while human shadows are cast over the table, but the life forms hiding within a distant shadow are watching them.”

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