25.08.15 by Staff

Video Portrait: A Conversation with Walter Murch

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Really enjoyed this portrait of Walter Murch by Swiss director, Niccolò Castelli. Walter Murch has been my idol since I studied film editing at school. He actually spoke at my graduation, and when I was supposed to cross the stage to get my degree I turned and walked over to him and asked if I could shake his hand instead. Everyone laughed at me but it totally was worth it.

Walter Murch is perhaps best known for his editing work on The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The English Patient, but he also directed the scariest film I saw as a kid, Return to Oz (one of my favourite movies). If you love film I highly recommend the book The Conversations, which is essentially a series of mind-expanding conversations between him and writer Michael Ondaatje.

I could talk about him forever, so you should just check out the video below!

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24.08.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Ziye Liu “Themes & Variations”

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Works by artists Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei come alive in this amazing short exploring the use of 3D rendering to create new versions of existing work. Check it out below!

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24.08.15 by Jeff

Sea Walls: Murals For Oceans

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1xRun put together a nice little recap video of Pangeaseed’s second annual Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival in Cozumel, Mexico. The event featured the work of many of our friends: Smithe, Caratoes, Cryptik, Faith47, Hueman, Meggs, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton, tons more. 11 artists from Mexico, and 35 artists in total, covered Cozumel in positive messages, paying respect to our beautiful oceans. Watch the video below.

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19.08.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: Gints Zilbalodis “Inaudible”

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Latvian filmmaker, Gints Zilbalodis, manages to capture a lot of emotion in his latest short about a trumpet player, struggling to cope with the loss of his hearing after a freak accident. Great use of sound and music by Bertrams Pauls Purvišķis as well. Watch the full video below!

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17.08.15 by Staff

Drone Video of the Day: Ian Wood “Los Angeles”

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Regardless of your position on drones, it’s impossible not to be taken by the amazing shots Ian Wood has put together in his short-form video, “Los Angeles.” While some famous landmarks didn’t make it in, Wood includes a lot of public art (shoutout to our friend Jeff Soto at the 5:20 mark!). See here for a complete list of locations and watch the full video below.

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17.08.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Gabrielle Aplin “Sweet Nothing”

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Definitely some Feist vibes in this fun video for British singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, directed by Joe Conner. Watch “Sweet Nothing” below.

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17.08.15 by Staff

Mini Documentary of the Day: The Wanderlust of #Vanlife

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You may remember a post about Foster Huntington’s Kickstarter for The Cinder Cone back in February. Huntington was also the man behind the #vanlife hashtag on Instagram, cataloguing the time he spent living out of his camper van.

“The Wanderlust of #Vanlife” is a short documentary, produced by The Atlantic, focusing on the people who choose to undertake the van lifestyle and the community it’s created. Watch the video below!

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17.08.15 by Staff

Why CG Sucks (Except Maybe It Doesn’t)

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If you harbour strong opinions about the superiority of “practical effects” to CG (computer graphics), you may want to think again. This video essay suggests CG’s bad reputation comes from the fact that we only notice something is CG when it’s done poorly. Whereas the best CG often goes completely unnoticed. Check out the video below!

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14.08.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Silkie “Love Affair”

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Another flawless animation by London-based 2d and 3d animator Simon Landrein. This one for Silkie’s “Love Affair”. His style is so recognizable now, and he just knows how to pare down everything to just what’s necessary to tell a story. Fantastic work. Watch the animation below.

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