31.08.15 by Jeff

Jaw-Dropping Drone’s Eye View of Surfing in Teahupo’o


Brent Bielmann and Eric Sterman’s breathtaking drone footage from Tahiti is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Great perspective on one of the most famous surf breaks in the world. Watch “Teahupo’o, Du Ciel” below.

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30.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Song / Good Video of the Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

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Yes, I’m posting a Macklemore song, and yes this song is pretty terrible. Macklemore and Co obviously wanted to cash in on the success of Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” brazenly calling this song “Downtown” and stuffing Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Eric Nally (who looks and sounds like Freddie Mercury) into a hackneyed Westside Story.

Having said all that, this video directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, and Ben Haggerty is worth watching for the art direction. For whatever reason they didn’t give full credits in the video for a lot of people who I think made it worth watching, most notably: Art director John Lavin, cinematographer Christopher Probst, and stylists Therese Lefebvre and Paul White.

Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Downtown” below (and maybe mute it).

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Mike Giant

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Enjoyed this thorough profile on legendary graffiti, tattoo, and fine artist Mike Giant. I’m sure he cringed when he saw the titles in this video though, they’re so bad! Watch it below.

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Ishtar X Tussilago


Longboarding isn’t my thing, but the cinematography here is beautiful. Maceo Frost’s film features downhill longboarder, Ishtar Backlund, the music of Swedish rock band Tussilago, and the mountains of Norway. Watch below!

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26.08.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Nike SB & Quartersnacks

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Nike SB and Quartersnacks present Johnny Wilson’s latest video, “Core”. As competition skating and circus stunt “extreme” sports only get more ridiculous, good ol’ street skating is the thing I enjoy watching the most.

Bobby Worrest, Hjalte Halberg, Nick Boserio, Antonio Durao, Cyrus Bennett, Max Palmer and Andrew Wilson spend a week rolling around upstate New York. Watch “Core” below.

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25.08.15 by Jeff

Video Portrait: Surfer Craig Anderson


Enjoyed this experimental portrait of surfer Craig Anderson, directed by Desillusion’s editor, Sebastien Zanella. Watch “La Danse Macabre” below.

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25.08.15 by Staff

Video Portrait: A Conversation with Walter Murch


Really enjoyed this portrait of Walter Murch by Swiss director, Niccolò Castelli. Walter Murch has been my idol since I studied film editing at school. He actually spoke at my graduation, and when I was supposed to cross the stage to get my degree I turned and walked over to him and asked if I could shake his hand instead. Everyone laughed at me but it totally was worth it.

Walter Murch is perhaps best known for his editing work on The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The English Patient, but he also directed the scariest film I saw as a kid, Return to Oz (one of my favourite movies). If you love film I highly recommend the book The Conversations, which is essentially a series of mind-expanding conversations between him and writer Michael Ondaatje.

I could talk about him forever, so you should just check out the video below!

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24.08.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Ziye Liu “Themes & Variations”


Works by artists Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei come alive in this amazing short exploring the use of 3D rendering to create new versions of existing work. Check it out below!

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