02.09.15 by Jeff

Kanye West’s VMA Speech Recut as Seinfeld Stand-Up Routine


That’s gold, Jerry! Gold! TV writer David Elmaleh re-edited Kanye West’s VMA speech over the classic Seinfeld music and voilà! File under: Why I love the Internet. Via: AV Club and @Seinfeld2000.


02.09.15 by Jeff

Short Film: “In Search of the Miraculous” by Sam Kuhn


When I came across Sam Kuhn’s video for Here We Go Magic (two posts below this one) I immediately went poking around on Vimeo to see what else he made. I came across this beautiful little art film, which I believe was funded through Kickstarter, called “In Search of the Miraculous”.

I can’t fully express what it is that I enjoy so much about this film but a lot of it is the cinematography by Fantavious Fritz (his short film “Paradise Falls” is great).

The description for this film is: “A young man drawn silently towards the siren call of oblivion. A river of cinematic images and sounds flowing into an ocean. A yawning abyss. A woman. The last shot in this film could land someone in jail.”

They weren’t joking about the last shot. Watch “In Search of the Miraculous” below.

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02.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Here We Go Magic “Falling” Director’s Cut


Director’s cut of Sam Kuhn’s video for “Falling” by Here We Go Magic. Looks like it was shot on 16mm. Love the vibe! Watch the video below.

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01.09.15 by Jeff

8-Bit Miyazaki Films: Spirited Away & Princess Mononoke


This one’s for all you Hayao Miyazaki fans, a Studio Ghibli double feature by David Dutton, created as part of his “8-Bit Cinema” series. Animated classics, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, get brilliantly reinterpreted as old school video games. I just wish these were actually playable! Watch the films below!

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31.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Mind-Bending Christopher Nolan-esque Skate Film

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Here’s a really clever little skateboard video (thanks to a whole lot of post-production wizardry) from filmmaker Joe Pease. The sequences feel like something out of a Christopher Nolan film; what appears at first to be another boring old kaleidoscope video effect is shattered when the first skateboarder rolls right through the frame.

Watch Joe Pease’s “Level” below to see what I mean!

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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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28.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Amanda Jasnowski “Everywhere and Nowhere”


Earlier this year photographer Amanda Jasnowski shared this beautiful little montage of her travels. Watch “Everywhere and Nowhere” below.

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