13.06.12 by Jeff

Line Of Sight / Official Trailer

Line Of Sight about Lucas Brunelle directed by Benny Zenga
My friend Benny Zenga just sent me the trailer for his new film “Line Of Sight” and it looks intense! The film’s focus is Lucas Brunelle who has used customized helmet cameras to capture the insane world of underground bicycle messenger racing, for over a decade.

Watch the trailer below! (Titles by Futura!)



Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Luc Lendrum

    That looks awesome, but what’s with the guns? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucas-Brunelle/1244560580 Lucas Brunelle

      did a short gun chase scene through mountains of guatemala for ya

  • Zamzam Ishaq

    this looks sooo awesome/intense/amaazing

  • Marin

    yeah, that gun thing!

    i do same everymorning..
    no, was just kidding!

  • Benny Z

    Ever seen a car chase with guns? You’ll see on the DVD there’s a film
    within the film called ‘Chasing Demons’ which is Lucas’ response to the
    lack of bicycle shootouts in the movies.

  • Dave

    Definately gunna be after this DVD. My eyes have been opened to one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen haha. and the little movie in movie thing is an awesome idea

  • Guest

    This looks like a beautifully made film, but doesn’t it show couriers as being horribly selfish- with no consideration for anyone else on the streets? Be they in cars or otherwise….

    Busting wing mirrors and nearly causing accidents is resolutely not cool. Sorry to get all judgmental : )

  • Waller

    This looks incredible! Can’t wait to see it! Again, don’t understand the gun sequences, but I’m sure that’ll all become clear

  • Timux6

    total fucking idiots, giving cycling a very bad name. 

  • Wolfgang

    The camera work is cool, but do we really need a video glorifying this behaviour? 

    Crossing in front of unsuspecting drivers, running people over (1:41)! Seriously? When is forcing the innocent people around you into dangerous situations ever cool? These people need to take some deep breaths before they continue promoting themselves as rock stars.

    I know the cyclists vs. the world debate is never ending (and that this video isn’t exactly about day-to-day riding), but I don’t own a car nor a bicycle, and as a pedestrian I am way more scared of cyclists. They seem to possess a deep seeded denial that they are on a /vehicle/ and have to obey traffic signals and laws. Would people find this as “incredible” if the riders were on, say, motorcycles? Because there is really no difference.

  • Guest

    @ Wolfgang, The older I get the more I realize that none of the monkeys give a fuck about anyone but themselves, no matter how upright they walk.

  • DexterRexter

    I’m a cycling advocate, city bike/ped advisory committee member, a parent of two small bicycle raised kids and I strongly discourage rogue cycling behavior but I think people need to recognize when behavior jumps scale by necessity. These are not normal cyclists in normal environments. Urban couriers have to ride in the dangerous chaos to get where their deliveries need to go. They don’t get to choose the tree lined bike lane streets for their commutes. Waiting for the right of way in urban environments often gets a cyclists nowhere. Sometimes they have to get across many lanes to make a delivery on the other side of traffic that is hostile to cars and bikes. They have to hone skills that most cyclists will never need to use. These events give them a chance to share stories and socialize.

    I was on a college tour of Europe with a professional bus driver who pushed a small car out of the way with his bus in traffic in Paris, drove the wrong way down a one way street in Rome and changed it’s direction for the afternoon, had the strong people on the bus lift a small BMW out of the way so he could park and still had a diamond pendent for a million accident free miles. Life and locations have their shades of grey and every situation has it’s appropriate actions.

    I’m glad I get to go along for the ride and see my family at the end of the day without breaking a 6th helmet. I won’t hesitate to show this to my kids and they will know it’s not how they are supposed to ride but they will enjoy the skills these riders have.

  • SatanicAvocado

    Film looks good. just goes to show that it’s not just some car drivers who are stupid – it’s often the cyclists who are worse! Jerremy Clarkson’s gonna love this.

  • Taylor Barringer

    Every time I see the trailer for the new movie Ride, I come watch this and am way more impressed.

25.11.15 by Jeff

This Pop-Up Book Folds into a Functioning Camera!


After numerous prototypes, Kelli Anderson perfected a sequence of cuts and folds that could turn an ordinary piece of paper into a fully functional camera. The Book is a Camera is the ultimate pop-up experience: a book that not only explains how cameras work but actually becomes one!

The coolest part is you can support Kelli and purchase the book here but she specifically designed her pinhole camera under a Creative Commons share-alike license so you can also download the template yourself, build it, examine it, and use the knowledge to even make your own variant!

Kelli and I both spoke at Blend here in Vancouver and her talk was one of my favourites. She spoke about a wide variety of her past work including her counterfeit New York Times newspaper (she produced hundreds of thousands of copies and distributed it on the streets of New York), her amazing stop-motion tribute to the Eameses’ iconic film “Power of Ten” using images sourced from Google Images, and her paper record player/wedding invitations.

She’s the kinda person it’s almost hard to write about because she’s doing so many wildly different things. She’s currently working on a music video so stayed tuned for that!

More images and a video of her book/camera below!

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25.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tom Climent


Wonderful abstract paintings of structured spaces by Irish artist Tom Climent. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most creative image makers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Adeyemi Adegbesan, known to most as @soteeoh (“so T.O.” as in Toronto) give you a taste of the city through his lens.

Watch the video below!

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25.11.15 by Staff

Stunning White Paper Sculptures by German Artist Angela Glajcar


Gorgeous work by German sculptor, Angela Glajcar. Her latest features reams of layered and torn white paper, which create a captivating tunnelling effect. “Weiss Ist Das Neue Schwarz” (or “White is the New Black”) is on view at the Heitsch Gallery in Munich. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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