La Jette by Chris Marker

The film that inspired more dystopian visions than any other in the last 50 years has somehow ended up on youtube in the original french. A film made using black and white photos apart from a single famous motion picture shot. Chris Marker was an extraordinary filmmaker whose work was the subject of a recent retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery.

The Oscars Live Action Short Film- shortlist 2013.

I just got to watch the pre-selection for the 2013 Oscars in the Live Action Short Films category, in the theatre at the Academy of Motion Picture arts and Sciences in LA.My favorite right now is Asad. The best trailer is Buzkashi Boys.

The shortlist is 10 long and only 5 get nominated on January 15th. Here are the trailers;

The live action short films "9meter", "Henry" and "The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars" (with Julian Sand and Nastassja Kinski) have no trailers online yet.

The National Theatres video resource

Katie Mitchell speaks about using multimedia in the production "..some traces of her." I maybe really behind the curve here, but I have only just discovered the National Theatre's video resource of which this is one film. They have their own youtube channel which this film is on. There is an incredible amount of free information from vocal warm up techniques to behind the scenes interviews on lots of their productions.