21.02.14 by Jeff

Bigfoot Country: Chapter One

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Ian Durkin, Jeremy Koreski, and Erin Feinblatt inject some adventure into a surf film following surfer Trevor Gordon as he builds a camper from scratch and journeys to Northern Canada.

Watch the film below!

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20.02.14 by Jeff

What Difference Does It Make: A Film About Making Music

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Red Bull has just released a must-watch 90 minute documentary about making music, featuring insights from an incredibly diverse selection of artists including: Brian Eno, Flying Lotus, Giorgio Moroder, James Murphy, Just Blaze, Erykah Badu, Philip Glass. Love to see more long-form content like this from them.

Watch the entire film below!

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19.02.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2014 / Helicopter Video

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Here’s a little edit of some of this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii murals, shot high above the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, from a little drone helicopter.

Artists in order of appearance: Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn, Ron English, Ekundayo, Meggs and Bask, Nychos and Buff Monster, Madsteez, and Andrew Schoultz. This is only a tiny glimpse, more to come!

Enjoy the video below!

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17.02.14 by Staff

St. Vincent “Digital Witness” Music Video

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St. Vincent always creates amazing music videos! Directed by Chino Moya. Watch “Digital Witness” after the jump.
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05.02.14 by Jeff

FKA Twigs “Hide” in Tulum, Mexico

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Tahliah Barnett, the British musician known as FKA Twigs, performs “Hide” live in an abandoned Mayan house in Tulum, Mexico. Watch the performance below.

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04.02.14 by Jeff

“Move Mountain” animation by Kirsten Lepore

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One of the most talented artists I know, Kirsten Lepore, has finally released her CalArts graduate thesis film and it is incredible. “Move Mountain” is a masterpiece, a wonderful story about healing, expertly told and gorgeously animated. This is what it looks like when a filmmaker has complete control of her craft.

I interviewed Kirsten last year and we talked about her previous films, and briefly about how a song by The Knife kinda inspired “Move Mountain” (read the interview here). She remains one of only a few people to ever guest post on Booooooom, and her post of hand drawn animations is still one of my favourites in the history of this site (see it here).

Check out those links, turn up your speakers, turn down your lights, and enjoy her film below!

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03.02.14 by Jeff

“A Handy Tip For the Easily Distracted” by Miranda July

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Artist filmmaker Miranda July has released an unused scene from her last film “The Future” as a little tutorial for when you’re distracted. Watch it below.

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29.01.14 by Jeff

Booooooom x Flexfit: “All In A Day’s Work”

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Some time last year I approached hat manufacturer, Flexfit, about making some products for Booooooom. After meeting with them I realized that making a hat was just one of several projects I wanted to do together.

In the fall I collaborated with them, and their parent company Yupoong, to make a short piece about their factory in Vietnam. This is where they produce hats for many of the largest lifestyle brands, and where they will be making some special things for Booooooom. I expressed interest in shooting a portrait of the people who actually make the hats rather than focus on the factory itself, and they were excited about this idea.

They gave us complete access to their facility, which had previously never allowed any cameras. I’m sure there are companies out there who would be reluctant to show this side of their operations but Yupoong is proud of their efforts towards fair working conditions.

This is a portrait of some inspiring people we met in Vietnam. People who dream about the same things we do, while they’re working, playing soccer, or singing karaoke.

Enjoy. (Go full screen if you’re computer can handle it)

 

I directed this video with my talented friend Liam Mitchell, and with the enormous help of our friend Dave Ehrenreich. It was an adventure shooting this piece renegade-style in a place none of us knew. The music is by a band that more people should know about, called Programm.

Over the course of this next year I’ll be working with Flexfit to produce, among other things, a whole series of art-focused videos. I can’t wait to show you what’s next.