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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13.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Japanese Band’s Google Street View Hyperlapse Music Video

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Japanese band group inou used a popular Javascript hyperlapse utility for Google Street View to great effect in the music video for their song “Eye”. If you want to create your own Google Street View Hyperlapses, head over here.

Watch the music video below, I quite like the portion of the video where the images glitch and break apart.

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12.08.15 by Jeff

Short Documentary: Wizard Mode

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I’ve been waiting for this since the day my friends, Vancouver-based filmmakers, Salazar told me about their project. Wizard Mode, follows champion pinballer, Robert Gagno, as he battles the international competitive pinball world and the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. There is so much in this little portrait, I love it.

Keep in mind this is the short film version of what Salazar hopes will become a feature-length documentary (crowdfunding campaign to start in September). Watch “Wizard Mode” below!

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11.08.15 by Staff

Illustrator Video Profile: Paul Pateman

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Another great job by director/producer Bas Berkhout. The second instalment of the online documentary series, InFrame, features award-winning graphic artist, Pâté (a.k.a. Paul Pateman). Watch Pateman discuss what motivated him to quit his job as a creative director to pursue his passion as an independent illustrator, as well as his thoughts on his own work, and the allure of simplicity when surrounded by chaos. More images of Pateman’s work and full video below.

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11.08.15 by Jeff

Surf Video of the Day: “Light Therapy”

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RED continues their REDirect series, last time they worked with The Berrics and a bunch of skateboard filmmakers, this time they’ve teamed up with Surfer Magazine and 11 directors to make a series of surf films.

This one by Riley Blakeway is a thing of beauty. Watch “Light Therapy” below.

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11.08.15 by Jeff

Trippy video of the Day: Ash Koosha “I Feel That”

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Mind-melting video directed by Hirad Sab for Ash Koosha’s track “I Feel That,” features 3D figures in off-kilter poses. Definitely a song I would never listen to on its own, but the video is oddly captivating. Check it out below!

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11.08.15 by Jeff

Never Hide Films: “Stories From Those Jungle Books”

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Last week I showed you a film poster we commissioned our friend Hellen Jo to create, and told you to keep an eye out for the film. Here it is!

Directed by Fan & Tom, and scored by the talented Forest Swords, the latest #Campaign4Change short from Ray-Ban’s Never Hide Films introduces us to several individuals who live beyond what’s expected of them and reminds us to push ourselves to do better and celebrate every victory. Watch “Stories From Those Jungle Books” below.

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06.08.15 by Jeff

Short of the Day: “The Pearl of the Costa Grande”

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Good screenwriters borrow, great screenwriters steal. An entertaining little short written by Derek Beck and Sam Morrill, and directed by Sam Morrill. Watch “The Pearl of the Costa Grande” below.

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