Arcade Fire is releasing a full-length feature film on the making of their album, Reflektor, on September 24th. The Reflektor Tapes is directed by Kahlil Joseph, whose previous work with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus garnered critical acclaim. The film will feature footage from Arcade Fire’s tour, impromptu gigs, trips, and recording sessions. Watch the trailer and a portion of the film below!
Australian animator and digital artist, Elliot Schultz, embroidered discs with animated sequences that can be played on standard turntables. “Embroidered Zoetrope” was Schultz’s final art school project when he graduated from ANU back in 2013. Check out the delightful and mesmerizing results in the video below!
Studio Ghibli founder and iconic animator Hayao Miyazaki is working on a 3D animation about a caterpillar named Boro! The only hitch: the ten minute short will take about three years to make. And once it’s finished it’ll be screening exclusively at the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan.
“I intend to work until the day I die. I retired from feature-length films but not from animation. Self-indulgent animation,” he said at the time in reference to his short films for the Ghibli Museum. He added then that while neither CG animation or hand-drawn animation is better than the other, he fears the latter is dying.
“I think talent decides everything. More than the method, what’s important is the talent using it. There’s nothing inherently wrong or right about a method, whether it be pencil drawings or 3-D CG. Pencil drawings don’t have to go away, but those who continue to use the medium lack talent. So sadly, it will fade away” – Hayao Miyazaki (source)
Sam Raimi’s 10-episode television followup to the cult horror classic The Evil Dead has a trailer and it is 3 minutes of over the top gore and one-liners; everything you were hoping for. I was trying to figure out a way to work in a ‘Booooooom stick’ joke here somewhere.
Bruce Campbell won’t be alone either, Lucy Lawless will also star in the show reuniting the two actors from their Xena days. Can’t wait! Watch the trailer for Ash vs Evil Dead below, and this sorta goes without saying but a warning for those unfamiliar – it is violent.
This video, directed by Grant Singer, wins the award for most unexpected moment (2 minute mark), someone explain to me what is happening in this video haha. Love the combination of the choreography by Nina McNeely, and the weird masks by Barney Burman. Watch the video for “Burial” below.
Trippy Meta Video of the Day: Google’s Acid Trip Generator Analyzes Acid Trip Scene in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’
Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network analyzes and builds on patterns in video or images, and can be programmed to look for specific things. For instance the network can be programmed to look for animals and faces, and if a cloud in a video clip looks like vaguely a bird, the network will exaggerate this detail with each pass. Someone had the bright idea of having Deep Dream analyze an acid trip scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the results are kinda terrifying.
Watch Deep Dream’s nightmarish version of the film below.
“Holding On” is the first in what will be a four-part series, spanning Disclosure’s forthcoming videos, and ultimately making up an entire short film. Directed by Ryan Hope, this video definitely has a cinematic feel, with a gritty futuristic vibe. Watch below!