Harry Potter moving ‘wanted poster’ using own video

Last week I noticed we had the option to use short videos in our Facebook profiles.  This got me thinking about what might make a fun profile video; the best I could think of were those wanted posters from Harry Potter where the image moves.

I had some rare free time so I put on my headphones, stared at the screen and went into the zone for the next two hours.  It took me a while but I was able to figure it out using software I already had – nothing really fancy either.

つみきのいえ (The House of Small Cubes) – ‘One Life’ and the brevity of life

Last night I saw the short film つみきのいえ, ‘The House of Small Cubes.’  It is of an old man whose village has flooded over may years and so he continually must build another level to his house to stay above water.  In the middle of every cube is a trap door leading to the lower, flooded cube which continues all the way to the bottom.