12.08.15 by Jeff

Short Documentary: Wizard Mode


I’ve been waiting for this since the day my friends, Vancouver-based filmmakers, Salazar told me about their project. Wizard Mode, follows champion pinballer, Robert Gagno, as he battles the international competitive pinball world and the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. There is so much in this little portrait, I love it.

Keep in mind this is the short film version of what Salazar hopes will become a feature-length documentary (crowdfunding campaign to start in September). Watch “Wizard Mode” below!

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11.08.15 by Staff

Illustrator Video Profile: Paul Pateman


Another great job by director/producer Bas Berkhout. The second instalment of the online documentary series, InFrame, features award-winning graphic artist, Pâté (a.k.a. Paul Pateman). Watch Pateman discuss what motivated him to quit his job as a creative director to pursue his passion as an independent illustrator, as well as his thoughts on his own work, and the allure of simplicity when surrounded by chaos. More images of Pateman’s work and full video below.

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11.08.15 by Jeff

Surf Video of the Day: “Light Therapy”


RED continues their REDirect series, last time they worked with The Berrics and a bunch of skateboard filmmakers, this time they’ve teamed up with Surfer Magazine and 11 directors to make a series of surf films.

This one by Riley Blakeway is a thing of beauty. Watch “Light Therapy” below.

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11.08.15 by Jeff

Never Hide Films: “Stories From Those Jungle Books”


Last week I showed you a film poster we commissioned our friend Hellen Jo to create, and told you to keep an eye out for the film. Here it is!

Directed by Fan & Tom, and scored by the talented Forest Swords, the latest #Campaign4Change short from Ray-Ban’s Never Hide Films introduces us to several individuals who live beyond what’s expected of them and reminds us to push ourselves to do better and celebrate every victory. Watch “Stories From Those Jungle Books” below.

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06.08.15 by Jeff

Short of the Day: “The Pearl of the Costa Grande”


Good screenwriters borrow, great screenwriters steal. An entertaining little short written by Derek Beck and Sam Morrill, and directed by Sam Morrill. Watch “The Pearl of the Costa Grande” below.

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05.08.15 by Staff

Time Collapsed Video: 20 Minutes of Kite Flying


The 6th instalment of The San Diego Studies (a series of shorts that collapse time to highlight the unobservable aspects of the city filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker lives and works – previously featured here and here), is beautifully simple. After suffering a shoulder injuriy, Kuckenbaker started flying kites at the beach in lieu of surfing or swimming. Unlike the other shorts in the series, this video is just Kuckenbaker, his kites, and a glimpse of Tijuana in the background. Check out “20 Minutes of Kite Flying Time Collapsed” below!

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05.08.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: “Insight”


An experimental skate video directed by Jan Minol, using mostly long lenses, a pretty cool car mount, and some thermo vision. Watch “Insight” below.

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05.08.15 by Staff

Trippy Animation of the Day: NETWORKS “SIZQ”


Gorgeous animated video from Japanese trio, Networks. Love the style here! Directed by Kohei Yoshino and animated by Satoru Kaneko, watch the video for “SIZQ” below!

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