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Splitscreen: A Love Story

I must apologize to the gamers who may have been lured here expecting an ode to the humble splitscreen mode. Perhaps my choice of post title was a little ambiguous. This is about love, and where there is love, there is a often a story about it. This one just so happens to be told in splitscreen.

Directed by James W Griffiths and shot entirely on the N8 smartphone for the Nokia Shorts 2011 competition, the short film tells the story of two long-distance lovers whose separate lives are destined to intersect. It’s predictable but endearing nonetheless, see Splitscreen: A Love Story below.

Griffiths’ short film took first place in the competition. You can see the other submissions on Vimeo.

[via blitzmatt]

Forest Xylophone Plays Bach’s Cantata 147

Think of a giant xylophone being fashioned out of wood. Now imagine that wooden contraption being set up in the enchanting woodlands of Kyushu, Japan and then used to play a piece of classical music. That is exactly what the inventive people at Drill Inc. did as an advert for a wood-encased phone, the Touch Wood SH-08C. The phone is made from trees that have been culled from overgrown forests.

According to the creators no artificial music was added, they merely adjusted the background levels for effect. Watch as one little wooden ball, with a little help from gravity, rolls down the forest xylophone and plays Bach’s Cantata 147.

[via Engadget]