31.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: The World’s First Hyperlapse 16mm Film (1995)

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According to Wikipedia, American filmmaker Dan Eckert coined the term “hyperlapse” in 2012, referring to a method of filmmaking where a camera is aimed at a fixed point while it is moved large distances. Single images are then aligned in post production to produce a fluid motion. The technique however can be traced back to a filmmaker named Guy Roland who invented it in 1986 and utilized it in a Super8 mm film called “Pace” in 1991.

Roland shot the film you see here, “Pacer”, in 1995 using a 16mm Bolex camera, and it’s a thing of beauty. The original negative of this film was apparently destroyed in it’s only printing in 1995, and that print was digitally transferred last year and painstakingly remastered earlier this year (the version that you see below).

A little side note for Vancouverites, Roland began shooting “Spacer” in Vancouver in 2001 using digital cameras (in the painful early days of digital photography) which was released in 2004 and won many awards before the National Film Board of Canada bought it in 2006 and it’s name became “Kino Citius”. The NFB had plans to follow it up with a digital large format film with Roland, but it was eventually cancelled.

Watch “Pacer” (1995) below. It is amazing what our phones can do with the Hyperlapse app now when you consider how much work it was to achieve this effect back then.

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31.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Florence and the Machine “St Jude”

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Another stunning video off of Florence and the Machine’s latest, this one’s for “St Jude”, directed by Vincent Haycock. Watch the video below.

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31.03.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: “Side One” by Antosh Cimoszko

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Chill vibes from Vancouver, Side One by Antosh Cimoszk. Watch it below.

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30.03.15 by Jeff

Inspiration Overload of the Day: The Crazy Inventions of Dominic Wilcox

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“The Reinvention of Normal” is a fantastic little profile of artist, inventor, designer Dominic Wilcox. In the image above you can see a device he invented which allows him to use his right ear to hear what’s on his left, and use his left ear to hear what’s on his right. This is just one of the many brilliantly silly inventions he created as part of a project to make something creative every day for 30 days. Other creations include: toothbrush maracas, an umbrella that waters plants, and a soccer ball that mixes a smoothie.

I like to keep videos like this bookmarked for whenever I’m having a creative block. Everything he says is mind expanding, this is highly recommended viewing! Watch the artist profile below.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Dan Deacon “When I Was Done Dying”

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Animators Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, KOKOFreakbean and Caleb Wood were recently tapped to create a special episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air. The piece seamlessly weaves its way through different interpretations of the afterlife, set to the tune of Dan Deacon’s “When I Was Done Dying”.

The stills I’ve pulled here all come from Masanobu Hiraoka’s section of the film because he’s my favourite and his work is next level (proof).

Watch the animation below!

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26.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Run The Jewels “Close Your Eyes” Directed by AG Rojas

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Director AG Rojas returns with his first video in two years and it’s a masterpiece. “Close Your Eyes” features vocals by Run the Jewels’ New York City-based artist EI-P and Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike as well as Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine).

A young black man (Keith Stanfield) and a police officer (Shea Whigham) wrestle each other to the point of exhaustion in this brutal, poetic clip. This may be one of the most important music videos of the year considering the divisive outcomes of recent police brutality cases. The visuals provide a poignant reminder that violence is futile.

Watch “Close Your Eyes” below.

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25.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Music Video: Earl Sweatshirt “Grief”

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Track by Earl Sweatshirt gets a visual treatment from one of the best music video directors working today, Hiro Murai. Employing a thermal camera and turning the results into monochrome, the end results have a bizarre and ghostly reality to them. Video embedded below:

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24.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: FKA Twigs “Glass & Patron”

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FKA Twigs has just released a video for “Glass & Patron”, which she directed for the 2015 Youtube Video Awards. This was really the only video I liked. The song will be released as part of an EP later this year. In the video the dancer turned singer (turned director) gives birth to a vogue battle in the woods. Watch the video below.

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