18.12.13 by Jeff

Casey Neistat spends 20th Century Fox’s Marketing Budget on Typhoon Relief in the Philippines

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Filmmaker Casey Neistat just might have the best job in the world. He’s made a career out of turning the camera on himself, and has convinced the likes of Mercedes and Nike to let him travel the world on their dime, in the process.

I loved this interview with Casey Neistat on Adweek earlier this year, where he called out Apple on how much they are sucking these days. I mean, most people would keep their mouth shut and try to land them as a client but he just says exactly what he feels.

Recently 20th Century Fox approached Casey to make a video to promote their film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, and he told them all he wanted to do was fly to the Philippines and spend the entire budget helping people there. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly) they let him do it.

I think a video like this could easily feel forced and really fake but because everything Casey does has this real honest vibe to it, it works.

Watch the video he made for them below!

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17.12.13 by Jeff

“BORED GAME” Parody Ad Spot by Dark Igloo

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Warning: This video contains nostalgia overload. If you grew up when I did, this parody ad spot by Dark Igloo will unlock things in your brain long since forgotten. My only complaint is the voice at the end should have been the fast-talking micro machines voice guy. Watch the video below!

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16.12.13 by Jeff

VIDEO OF THE DAY: San Diego’s Midday Freeway Traffic Reorganized by Colour

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Cy Kuckenbaker continues to experiment with collapsing time. You may remember his brilliant video: “5 Hours of Airplanes Landing in 30 Seconds”. Here he reorganizes San Diego’s midday traffic, by colour. There is no CG here, these are all real cars, they have just been re-ordered.

In many ways this reminds me of those “Time-lapse photos by Pelle Cass”.

Watch the video below!

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12.12.13 by Jeff

Behind the Scenes of Michel Gondry’s film “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?”

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Michel Gondry’s latest film “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?” is now up on iTunes. If you’ve already seen it, here’s an extra dose of inspiration in the form of a 9-minute clip of Gondry drawing and talking about the film.

Just watching him work makes me wanna throw my calendar out the window and just doodle all day. Watch below!

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10.12.13 by Jeff

“The Artificial X-mas Tree”

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I’ve never seen an animation released on Pinterest before but that’s the way DARE is sharing their tale about a fake tree who wants to be real.

The story features art by illustrator Grace Cho and animation by Eric Wada (both based in Vancouver). Each day leading up to Christmas another segment is added. Take a look, here.

09.12.13 by Jeff

Saintseneca “Visions” directed by Zenga Bros

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I don’t think I’ve seen a video that better captures the adventure of being a kid. Zenga Bros directed this beauty for Saintseneca and it’s powerful because it’s made from years of their own personal footage. You don’t need the latest cameras you just need to make work about things you know. One of my favourites of the year.

Watch the official music video for “Visions” below!

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09.12.13 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2013 Official Video

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The full length Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2013 video has arrived! It’s kinda devastating to watch this sunny footage in the dead of winter but at least it will heat your face.

It’s kinda wild to think about the amount of art that has been produced in this one small area of Honolulu over the last few years. An artless area of the city has been completely transformed into a mecca for public art. This is my favourite art event every year and the really exciting thing is my friends have plans to bring this event to other cities now, so this is only the beginning.

If you missed it, I shared most of the 2013 murals in a giant blog post here. Enjoy the video below!

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