Mar. 27th, 2015

Friday at last…

Videos! At last!

» simulacra

simulacra

“A simulacra of nature.”
I can’t get my head around how long this must have taken. Beautiful.

» Perfume Live ‘STORY’ SXSW-MIX

Perfume Live 'STORY' SXSW-MIX

“March 17th, 2015 (local time), Perfume made their very first appearance at SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX.”
This is quite a visually complex live performance. Amazing.
More on how they shot this here (and it’s not as straightforward as you think.)
More info on this artist here.

» TIE Fighter – short film

TIE Fighter - short film

“What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.”
This is making the rounds and quite impressive.

» Mold Time Lapse

Mold Time Lapse

“Special shooting aspergillus fumigatus botrytis mucor trichoderma cladosporium”
It makes me allergic, but it’s also kind of beautiful.

Bonus Video:

» Insider Guide: The East Village

Insider Guide: The East Village

“Find the pulse of the neighborhood that spawned NYC’s punk movement at the independent bookstores, vintage shops, cabaret stages and rock ‘n’ roll bars that keep the spirit alive.”
Some great interviews in here.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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Mar. 20th, 2015

Friday! And also: Spring!

This calls for some videos…

» THE CUT

THE CUT

“Decided to do something a bit different. I liked the idea of slicing up fruit and vegetables to create a stop motion animation of them changing shape with each cut. The idea came when I saw the cross section of a tree with the circles and decided to apply it to food.”
This is pretty great.

» The making of Shylight (short version)

The making of Shylight (short version)

Shylight is a light installation designed by Studio Drift at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum which was created to mimic the blooming patterns of some species of flowers.
This video shows them in action.
Very complex work went into these. Pretty amazing.

» Simon Beck’s Snow Art – Banff National Park

Simon Beck's Snow Art - Banff National Park

“#ProjectSnow tells the visual story of Beck’s magnificent imprints on the pristine, mountainous landscape of Banff National Park in Alberta’s Canadian Rockies – his latest winter canvas.”
Very impressive.

» First and Final Frames

First and Final Frames

“What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side. Some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while others are vastly different–both serving a purpose in communicating various themes.”
At first glance it seems like an arbitrary thing to catalogue, but clearly a lot of directors have thought about this.
Interesting.

Bonus Video:

» Autotune-Dog

Autotune-Dog

“Maggie is a Saluki cross who was rescued from a terrible situation, now she enjoys a loud life of singing and playing.”
I lol’d. 🙂

Have a great, great Friday everybody.

More soon!

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Mar. 13th, 2015

Hey it’s Friday the 13th!

Ru-u-u-u-u-un!!

Okay maybe not. Video time!

» 3 Second Dumplings

3 Second Dumplings

A great little Japanese ad.
This seriously made me laugh out loud. Insane.

» Joywave: Somebody New

Joywave: Somebody New

“skate and/or die”
A bizarre little music video. I like the track as well.

» Back in Time Trailer

Back in Time Trailer

A trailer for a crowdsourced documentary on the making of Back to the Future, featuring interviews with the original cast and crew.
Lots more information available here.
Kickstarter page: here.

» Still NYC

Still NYC

“This year I visited New York for the first time. Throughout my time there I was walking all around the city with my camera. I was looking for a way to portray all the different types of scenery and people that I saw as well as keep the constant energy of the city. I decided to take still photographs and compile them in a video as if they were one flowing motion.”

Bonus Video:

» 12 Pianists at 1 Piano: Albert Lavignac / Sischka Galop-Marche à 12

12 Pianists at 1 Piano: Albert Lavignac / Sischka Galop-Marche à 12

“12 Pianists live at Alexandria Opera House (Egypt), 3 January 2011”
It looks like absolute mayhem, but it’s a hell of a performance.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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Mar. 6th, 2015

Hey kids!

Video time!!

» The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.

The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.

“Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released, which include Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.”
This is making the rounds and it’s breathtaking.

» Hawk Cam Captures the Hunt | ScienceTake | The New York Times

Hawk Cam Captures the Hunt | ScienceTake | The New York Times

“Thanks to a helmet camera, researchers discovered that a goshawk mixes its methods of chasing its prey.”
This is amazing footage. Much like this video of an eagle performing a pinpoint landing in Paris from last summer.
Fantastic.

» The Brain Hack – Short Film

The Brain Hack - Short Film

“Two students create a short-cut to induce hallucinogenic visions of God, and find themselves hunted by a deadly religious sect.”
Well made.

» ECHOES

ECHOES

“All scenes were filmed by using a Canon 5D and a 100mm macro lens.”
(Which doesn’t really get across what this actually looks like.)
It’s beautiful!

Bonus Video:

» Deskloop by Evelien Lohbeck

Deskloop by Evelien Lohbeck

“Deskloop is a short film presenting a chain reaction that takes place on a desk(top).”
Clever.
Sent along by Ashy T.

Have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend.

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