Film as Art: A Few Recent Examples

Film is a specific art form particular to our world culture and time in history. It can even be more than just a way to kill a few hours. Philosophers need not justify an interest in it. Ever since Aristotles Poetics, philosophers have tried to explain and analyze the art forms popular to their specific cultures. Here are a few current short films that reaffirm the powerful nature of this medium. Enjoy. They are beautiful. Beauty is a good thing.

Watch in full screen HD for greatest effect

Plan of the City, a gorgeous short film by Joshua Frankel, was created in conjunction with Judd Greenstein’s piece Change. The visual material combines live action (with Greenstein and the NOW Ensemble featured in person), animation, and Martian photographs provided by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Expand the image to full screen for the full HD effect. Read more here.

PLAN OF THE CITY from Joshua Frankel on Vimeo.

The story of a successful catch…

Loom from Polynoid on Vimeo.

And on a lighter note! This one is more poignant for some than for others:) Don’t know what I mean? Watch this one through to the end.