28.07.15 by Jeff

Animation: The Happy Drummers “J. Balance”

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Quite a unique style to this animation by Oleg Morozow and Arkady Kravchouk (The Happy Drummers) graduates of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Apparently the effect was achieved through a combination of 3D animation and the use of an old printer. Watch the animation below.

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28.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Kinabuhi – A Portrait of Filipino Coconut Farmers

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Filmmaker Danny Cooke’s short documentary, Kinabuhi, is a beautiful portrait of a group of Filipino coconut farmers whose livelihood is in doubt. Plenty of gorgeous shots in this short documentary to draw you right in. I was immediately struck by how dangerous these farmers jobs are, and there is just something so satisfying about watching people with a mastery of very specific skills. The man in the image above is casually climbing a tree cutting little footholds as he goes.

Watch Kinabuhi below.

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28.07.15 by Staff

90s Forever

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“What do machines sing of?” is a project by artist Martin Backes that features a machine not only programmed to perform 90s hits from the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, but to mimic the ballads’ emotional intensity. Click below to watch the most endearing AI ever!

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28.07.15 by Staff

Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse

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VSCO’s new music platform Venue kicks off with a gorgeous feature on Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Courthouse. Directed by photographer Rog Walker & Street Etiquette, the video is based on Bridges’ one-take performance inside the landmark building back in June and opens with a beautiful spoken word performance by Joekenneth Museau. See more images and watch the full video below!

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27.07.15 by Staff

Dance of the Day: Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium

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If this is what happens when two (extremely talented) people get up in the wee hours of the morning and decide to create something, then everyone needs to be doing this.

No permits. 3 takes. Watch Nathan Mitchell dance it up in Phillip Lopez’s “Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium,” below!

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25.07.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Horizon

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“Horizon” draws attention to our limited perspectives but also the importance of overcoming limitations and expanding our worldview. Watch Gianluca Scuderi’s ode to horizon lines below!

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24.07.15 by Staff

Feel Good Video of the Day: Take a Beat

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New York-based beatboxer and improvisational comedian Chris “Shockwave” takes to the streets to offer passersby a free beat to brighten their day. Watch how the various collaborations turned out in the wonderful video below!

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24.07.15 by Staff

Music Video: Thundercat “Them Changes”

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You can’t go wrong with samurai moving to a funk-infused beat. Check out Thundercat’s “Them Changes,” featuring Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington, and directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada below!

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22.07.15 by Jeff

Risky Underwater Long-Take Music Video Features World Champion Freediver

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Directors TS&R spent a few years planning one of the riskiest music videos I’ve seen in awhile. It’s risky in terms of the actual production but also in what it asks of the audience. The team at Pier Pictures had a bold vision to make a single-take music video featuring a character in a life-or-death situation, filmed entirely underwater for the duration of the song.

While it was not my favourite thing to watch, I applaud the efforts of those involved (especially world champion freediver Marina Kazankova) to create something more experiential than your typical rock music video.

Watch the video for Highly Suspect’s “Lydia” below.

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