18.08.14 by Jeff

6-Year Old Surfer Quincy “The Flying Squirrel” Symonds

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Quincy Symonds aka “The Flying Squirrel” just turned six and she’s already captured the attention of the entire surfing world. Watch the video below.

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15.08.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Unifono “Flight of Fancy”

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Matthias Pfeiffer filmed most of this on a train ride between Valencia and Barcelona. Although I grabbed a frame from a portion of the video where he uses the mirror effect I actually prefer the parts where he employs other more subtle editing; specifically the part near the beginning where the flickering of the lights goes to the beat.

Watch the video for Unifono’s “Flight of Fancy” below.

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13.08.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Irma “Save Me”

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This week the award for most-fun-being-had-in-a-video goes to “Save Me” by Irma. Projection-mapping and little dancers are all you need. Watch below.

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13.08.14 by Jeff

Rubber House for Adult Swim

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My favourite animation studio, Australia’s Rubber House, is back with some new work. Greg and Ivan were recently presented with a dream opportunity from Adult Swim; carte blanche to write, design, and produce as many short animations as they could come up with.

There are eight shorts currently airing on Adult Swim and the duo are posting them, one by one, to their tumblr (here) every day this week. Watch two of my favourites so far, below.

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13.08.14 by Jeff

Video Profile: Geffen Refaeli

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The latest episode of the interview series “Like Knows Like” features illustrator Geffen Refaeli, the doodler behind the Instagram account @DailyDoodleGram. Every day she combines elements from things she sees on Instagram into a drawing. Watch the video below.

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08.08.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Paolo Nutini “Iron Sky” Directed by Daniel Wolfe

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I don’t know how director Daniel Wolfe does it but his work is consistently flawless. You may recall his video for Chase & Status’ “Blind Love” (see it here) where he essentially made a 90s rave period piece, shot on VHS, that everyone thought was actual footage from the 90s.

This video for Paolo Nutini is set in a dystopian future where everyone gets headaches and smokes something called Aurora. There’s not much in the way of story here, but there’s something so compelling about this extremely bleak portrait.

Watch “Iron Sky” below. Slightly not work-safe, brief nudity.

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06.08.14 by Jeff

K.K. Barrett and Kid Koala Bring “Nufonia Must Fall” to Life on Stage

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Eric San (aka Kid Koala) and frequent Spike Jonze collaborator K.K. Barrett recently adapted San’s 2003 graphic novel “Nufonia Must Fall” for the stage. Barrett describes the show as “a live silent film with live performance, live editing, live sound effects, live music played by a plethora of instruments by Eric”.

The story follows a robot who wants to write love songs to the girl he likes but is unable to sing. The characters in the original comic were re-created as puppets, and the comic panels were turned into 12 miniature sets. For three nights in a row, during the Luminato Festival, the story was performed while Kid Koala and the Afiara String Quartet provided the sounds.

Love to see this performed, hope it comes to Vancouver. Watch the video below documenting the artists’ process!

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04.08.14 by Jeff

Music Video: HNN “Je Pars”

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This video directed by Hugo Arcier is like that one scene in “Under The Skin”. I’m never fully sold on a video that relies on one effect for the entire clip but it is definitely cool/weird enough to hold your attention. Watch “Je Pars” below.

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