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"Magic Shoe: Episode 3" - Short Film Pick of the Day and Interview with Co-Director, Florian Guillaume

The London-based rock band El Deymahas begun to release via their YouTube channel a series of serialized multi-media music videos entitled “The Magic Shoe,” in which each instalment features one of their songs.
Each episode features a different cinematographic technique, so far having explored both live action and two styles of stop motion. Each video features the next chapter in an on-going narrative about a red shoe’s search for his twin, beginning – in episode one – in the bedroom of it’s owner, before the shoe eventually hits the streets of London in its quest, which is where the second episode – a live action piece – begins. The third episode, which is this week’s Stop Motion Geek “pick of the week,” follows the shoe’s exploits through a surreal, collage-style, stop-motion version of London, the soundtrack to which is the band’s song “Dino Monkey.”
The original idea for the “Magic Shoe” series (originally conceived for what became episode one, featuring El Deyma’s song, “Odd-O-Mati…
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"Paris Combo - 'Notre Vie Comme un Western'” - Short Film Pick of the Day and Interview with Art Director, Emilee Seymour

It begins with the explosion of a supernova: Hundreds of stars are brought forth into existence, and, out of them – riding on the celestial whirlwind – appear two constellations: one of a galloping horse and one of a soaring eagle. The two animals proceed to chase each other, traversing across the vast expanse of stylized outer space. In their journey they encounter strange planets boasting cacti and mountain ranges, all of which add to the surreal heavenly dance…
This is the beginning of the music video for “Notre Vie Comme un Western,” brought to life using stop-motion.
The film – the brainchild of French writer-director Aćim Vasić and the illustrator-photographer-designer Emilee Seymour – came from the two creatives’ partnership with the band Paris Combo for their song “Notre Vie Comme Un Western,” which is off of their album “Tako Tsubo,” which was released on March 24th of this year.
The music video has gone on to be the official selection of several prestigious film festivals, such…