TEDxSydney’s Tasty Video Bits promises ‘varied and eclectic’ creative mix

Tedx SydneyAttendees of this weekend’s TEDxSydney festival are being promised a ‘varied and eclectic’ mix of creative work in the 13 “Tasty Video Bits” (TVB), which will be played in between presentations on stage.

“We like to think of them being a little sorbet between the more intellectual heavy-lifting of the Ted day,” director of video content at TedxSydney Marque Owen told Mumbrella. “The tasty video bits are delightful, rays of colour and sunshine delivered straight to the the brains of our audience both in the room and online.

“This years selection is a very varied and eclectic mix including emerging producers and established geniuses. We have a mix of animations and live actions.”

One of the final TVBs ‘John Was A Good Man’, created by Kate Kazokas & Lucy Adelaide, features Jane Caro, Dr Karl, Philip Nitschke, Paul McDermott, Matt Moran, Andrew O’Keefe, Turia Pitt, Jessica Tovey, Urthboy and Fred Nile with each participant telling a short eulogy of their lives to date using third person and with video images of themselves being projected onto their own faces.

“It’s amazing, it’s a collection of prominent Australians musing about their own eulogies,” Owen said. “It’s phenomenal.”

Attendees will also be treated to an excerpt from film Within narrated by Australian actor Guy Pearce.

“It’s a really interesting piece of film making and that’s why we’re including it, it’s visually delightful,” said Owen.’

The final 13 have been selected from around 100 submissions.

“It’s just got to fulfil the basic TEDxSydney requirement of being delightful,” said Owen on selecting the final 13.

Mumbrella will be live blogging the Tasty Video Bites live after each one has been viewed at the festival.

The final 13 Tasty Video Bits include:

  • Hank 2 – The Projects
  • More Than Just Words – Datasaurus-rex & 25&Sunny
  • Within Excerpt (Wave) – Being Here
  • Feeling Smart? You’re probably not. – Drink Digital
  • #StartNow – Agent Morphe Design
  • “Reverse garbage” – Launch Group and Tribal Apes
  • John Was A Good Man – Kate Kazokas & Lucy Adelaide support by the Technical Direction Company
  • Dreaming Small – Paper Moose
  • Chip – Opening Act Runtime
  • Honorable Discharge – Severe Comedy
  • The battle of Who Cares Less – Severe Comedy
  • Sky – AVEOE
  • Text Walker – Kapow Pictures

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