Epic live performance of “Volcano” by the always incredible, Woodkid. Recorded at Zenith de Paris and directed by Katya Mokolo. Woodkid has also (finally) recorded a studio version of the instrumental track, which is currently available for free download on his website! Full video and link below!
This is funny (or too real to be funny) if you’ve ever worked in the ad world where free work aka “spec work” and pitching has somehow become the norm. But try asking for a trial breakfast or ownership of all the exercises that your trainer shows you and you’d probably get reactions like this!
Watch the brilliant short by agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, exposing the inherent ridiculousness of this industry-specific practice and questioning why creative agencies are expected to give away ideas for free? Video below!
We’ve featured Micah Ganske on the site a couple times (see here and here). Check out this video portrait, directed by Alex Amoling as part of Distinct’s doc series, to see why. In addition to offering a great introduction to his work (which combines elements of 3D printing/sci-fi/virtual reality with sculpture/painting), Ganske shares wonderful insight into his creative process and how his drive toward experimentation staves off creative blocks and cultivates the kind of inspiration that evolves gradually over time. Watch below!
What did you do for Halloween? If you were in New York hopefully you had a chance to check out The Wolfpack Show at Jeffrey Deitch’s gallery. For those familiar with Crystal Moselle’s documentary, The Wolfpack (2015), Halloween is kind of a big deal for the Angulo brothers. Growing up in a strict environment, and largely confined to their small apartment, homemade movie-making was an important form of imaginative escape.
The exhibit (which ended November 1st) featured many of the costumes and props the brothers made throughout the years. It also included a series of portraits by photographer Dan Martensen, who used their photo shoot as another platform for the Angulos’ staged recreations. Check out the trailer for The Wolfpack and more images from The Wolfpack Show below!
This is so good! 8 STOMP performers teamed up with Globetrotter stars Bull Bullard, Cheese Chisholm, Firefly Fisher, and Handles Franklin in this fun collaboration directed by STOMP creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. The final video is all one continuous take, and somehow it only took 7 tries to nail it despite all the ambulance sirens, car traffic, and school children that surrounded this outdoor basketball court in New York City. The video was filmed with a three-axis, gyroscopic-stabilized hand-held MoVI (I don’t really know what that means but I figured someone would ask about the camera setup). Watch below!