07.11.13 by Jeff

Arcade Fire “Afterlife” Live Music Video Directed by Spike Jonze

Arcade Fire Afterlife Live at the Youtube Awards

Spike Jonze has done it again! Breathing new life into awards shows by directing a live music video for Arcade Fire and a million other things at the recent YouTube Music Awards (that nobody watched). The slow reveal of the award show itself is perfect. Loved Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha, and she does a great job here.

Did any of you watch the award show? What did you think? It was really rocky at times but it was also kind of brilliant. From the Tyler the Creator performance to the Lena Dunham short, there was an energy to it all that Saturday Night Live and late night talk shows just don’t have. If you missed it you can watch the whole show here.

Watch “Afterlife” below! Props to the camera operator!



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

  • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

    this arcade fire is HEAVvvvvvvy so many hits, love it

  • http://www.gerhardhuman.com/ Gerhard Human

    Great! Love the awkwardness in her dance moves. Gives it a sense of real life. Rad song as well

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      the part in Frances Ha when she dances in the streets is my favourite

  • Mokasi

    That was Awesome!! love the dancing , Spike Jones and Arcade Fire such a good collaboration:)

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      you’ll be happy to know they’re scoring his newest film!

      • Mokasi


  • Ashton Ireland

    the brilliance of this video is unbelievable. that moment when you realize in the woods. shit this is in front of an audience? the video becomes the performance. fantastic

  • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

    ya! love it

  • Matt

    Awesome!!!!! And yes, huge props to the camera person… Had to be some fancy foot work with all that backpedaling a performance unto itself!

  • Aaron Bumgarner

    This is amazing!

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 work 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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25.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jon McNaught


Love this series of puddles by illustrator Jon McNaught. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Casey Gray


Paintings by artist Casey Gray, who lives and works in San Francisco. More images below.

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