16.09.15 by Staff

Crowdfunding Film About Autistic Pinball Champion

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As mentioned in our post about the short documentary last month, the makers of Wizard Mode are looking to turn the story of world-class pinballer, Robert Gagno, into a full length feature. The teaser for the film already received a Vimeo Staff Pick and they’ve just launched a crowdfunding campaign, Wizard Mode on Indiegogo.

Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, the documentary aims to give audiences a closer look at Gagno’s personal struggle to become more independent while, at the same time, producing the kind of movie pinball fans can be proud of!

Watch the promo video below to learn more about this beautiful film project. (And make sure to watch right to the end!)

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14.09.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Vancouver Never Plays Itself

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Another entertaining instalment of Tony Zhou’s ongoing series, Every Frame a Painting. This time around, Zhou focuses on his hometown of Vancouver, B.C. pointing out the nagging contradiction that, despite being the third biggest film city in North America, Vancouver Never Plays Itself! While detailing just how easy it is to disguise a generic, chameleon-like city like Vancouver as someplace else, Zhou also questions what it means that Vancouver is so often the location of a filmset but never the setting of the movie. Watch below!

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14.09.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Karla Ortiz

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Watch artist Karla Ortiz draw the image above from start to finish. See video below.

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14.09.15 by Jeff

Animation: “Fushigi Man” by Julian Glander

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Pittsburgh-based illustrator Julian Glander created this little animation for Himuro Yoshiteru’s “Fushigi Man” EP. Watch it below.

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14.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Viet Cong “Bunker Buster”

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Yoonha Park directs this video for Viet Cong’s “Bunker Buster” and I like it but I honestly have no idea what’s happening. Watch it below.

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11.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Club Cheval “Discipline”

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“Discipline” is the title track of Club Cheval’s long awaited debut, which doesn’t come out till 2016. There’s not much to this video; it’s essentially just a giant game of musical chairs, but it just has the perfect chill vibe without trying really hard. Directed by Paris-based duo Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen (J.A.C.K.), I think this was my favourite music video of the week.

Watch the video for “Discipline” below.

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11.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Yvein Monq “TWUN”

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Here’s one of the most original music videos I’ve seen lately, created by Viktor Horváth for Budapest-based Yvein Monq. Various women struggle to walk in heels in this oddly entertaining, over-the-top, short. Watch the video below.

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10.09.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Artist Beth Cavener

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An engaging video portrait of artist Beth Cavener by filmmaker Bas Berkhout. It’s really satisfying to watch her create her gestural sculptures as she talks about some really personal parts of her life. Watch the video below.

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