26.02.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: “Waterballet – Shortcutz” by Artist Kamiel Rongen

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Apparently this was filmed inside a fish bowl, but I honestly have no idea what I’m looking at. It feels real (whatever that means). This audio visual experiment is part of filmmaker and musician Kamiel Rongen’s Hyde Park project. The artist describes these works as a series of landscapes. Watch the video below.



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

  • novadeviator

    it’s upside down!

  • Would be really interesting to know what kind of fluids he used, from a technical POV. I’m guessing he used hot water for some effects… Anyway, it’s really creative!

    • yea some really ingenious effects

    • Most likely oil-based paint, but any non-water based paints would do the trick.

  • Yeah, it’s definitely upside down with some large photos in the background distorted through the glass – looks like some kind of acrylic that forms a plastic shell over the surface. Super fun and beautiful – great work!

    • Ezequiel Olvera


  • Looks like oil paint being dripped into a fish tank of water, filmed upside down. Oil and water don’t mix, hence the little blobs. BBC4 had a similar ident (water-based paint being dropped into water) for an art series a while back.

    • someone pointed out on facebook wax was used – never would have thought of that!

      • Anna Grunduls

        you can get the same effect using window colour for kids :)

  • This is an upside-down video of the surface of an aquarium. They drop paint from above.

  • Rupert Philbrick

    Gelatine can be used to thicken some of the substances – or to create films over the water too!

  • Rupert Philbrick

    In terms of the tracking of shots, could well be in post production, cropping into the footage, and then just playing with speed, reversing etc. But beautiful no matter what tricks! and everyone else with the inverted image, pictures behind the fish tank etc = spot on I’d say.

  • Marcos Velez

    Reminds me of trapper keeper graphics, rad!

  • Ashton Ireland

    Feels like a soap opera.

21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

A selection of recent work by artist Till Rabus from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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20.07.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Esther Sarto

A selection of paintings from “Sleepless” by artist Esther Sarto, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her show opens on Saturday at Talon Gallery (Portland). More images below.

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20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Samuel Rodriguez

Recent work by artist Sam Rodriguez from San José, California (previously featured here). More images below!

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19.07.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Angeles Peña

“Aguas de Montaña” is a journey into The Andean Patagonia, a desolate territory where photographer Angeles Peña lived all of her childhood.

She says, “In a world that spins faster and faster I feel an enormous necessity to focus on the details and the beauty of what still remains. I find myself with a nature that sustains itself but can fall at any moment. It is something that surpasses me and I cannot stop observing.”

See the rest of the series below.
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