Over here at Indie Street, we practice a very indie audience-minded form of curation to make sure you don’t have to shift through a bunch of noise in order to get to the quality stuff. However, giants like Netflix, which offer thousands of genres and films - both good and….questionable - can’t be as geared towards a specific type of viewer. You can spend a lot of time rifling through titles when you could have been using that time to actually watch something instead. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a way to skip the scrolling and synopsis reading and just get to the watching action? Well, engineers over at Netflix might have found a solution in Mindflix, a sensor headband which reads your brainwaves. When wearing the prototype headband, Netflix users can browse the application without a remote control or anything! All you need is a (working) brain. With that, you can select a movie or TV show just by thinking. Mindflix works by detecting activity in your frontal lobe. The headband was successful at the company’s annual Hack Day but there’s no word yet on market release. Here’s to the future and perhaps Indie Street mind-reading headgear one day?! Until then, learn more about Mindflix by watching the video below!
Answer: This short film, "Verbatim: What is a Photocopier" will give a comedic glimpse at the answer. Most of the hard earned dollars are spent paying lawyers to argue, (or have their clients argue) minuscule language interpretations and nonsensical semantic differences. This short film uses the verbatim transcript from a deposition of a Ohio State employee, and it is hilarious. This ridiculous and witty word for word dialogue gives us a glimpse at the sad state of the legal system: Ten minutes of 4 professional peoples lives are wasted on dancing around the definition of a photocopier, and now, thanks to Director Brett Weiner, ten more minutes will be wasted by you laughing at the situation! It's a vicious cycle.
This little diddy is brought to us by Toru Hayai (Direction & Animation). The imagery, story, and accompanying music for this giant stuffed bear are all too grasping not to post. We are surprised this short has not been adapted into a commercial yet. This one is surely worth its run time of 1:35.
This is a short film with huge heart. Nominated for an Oscar in 2012, we are happy this stop animation film, written & directed by Timothy Reckart, has gained some notice from both IndieStreet and mainstream alike. Enjoy.
Despot is a rapper from Queens, NY who has been kind of harassed about how long it is taking him to put out his debut solo album. Indie Street is here to defend this beast of a lyricist. It has been a decade since he was signed by Definitive Jux, and Despot continues to grow his fan base with appearances and killer hip hop singles like Look Alive and House Full of Bricks. year in and year out. Indie Street salutes the perfectionist approach, and will be ready to rep the album whether it drops in 2014 or 2041. No one hates on that dude who directed Titanic when it takes him 10 years to drop his next blockbuster. Stay the course Despot, James Cameron type bankroll is in your future. You can follow him on Facebook here.
"The Heat" is a short documentary about Heather "The Heat" Hardy, a single mother and professional boxer who was displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Heather uses fighting to provide a living for her and her daughter, Annie, while simultaneously pushing the sport of women's boxing into the mainstream.
When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground. Director Campbell Hooper brings us some candid and stylistically filmed advice in this Indie short which we discovered via "Short of the Week". who always come correct with some great curation to the world of short film!
Kyle Lambert has created such a photo realistic portrait with his fingers, that the video is needed to truly appreciate his artistic process. This UK based artist used only an IPad, his fingers and the ProCreate app.