24.03.14 by Jeff

Train Surfing in South Africa

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“Staff Riding” is an exhilarating mini-doc by Marco Casino, on the dangerous sport of train surfing in South Africa. Not sure how Adidas feels about all the product placement. Watch the film below!

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21.03.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Pillar Point “Dreamin”

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All you filmmakers out there this is how you put a Red Epic camera and Leica lenses to good use. In my opinion, the visuals in this video don’t go with the music at all, but the visuals are so spectacular it’s still worth watching.

I just wish videos like this didn’t always veer into the territory of “look what we can shoot in slow motion” instead of actually considering the song or story. The snow scenes don’t really seem to fit at all, and actually they kinda make this seem like a lookbook for whatever jacket the guy is wearing.

I think it’s a lot better if you mute the video and listen to something like this. Watch “Dreamin” below.

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20.03.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Trifling Habits” by Sarina Nihei

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This short by Royal College of Art student, Sarina Nihei, is hand-drawn animation perfection. The Japanese-born animator has created a masterpiece, and from what I understand it’s her first-year film?! That’s enough to make me want to put everything I made in school in a pile, and set fire to it (I was maybe going to do that this weekend anyways).

The uneasy universe of the story is brilliantly brought to life by sound designer Pat Hime. This is one of those things you watch and as you are watching it you already know it is your favourite.

Watch “Trifling Habits” below.

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20.03.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Shigeto

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Enjoyed this profile by the folks at VSCO, featuring Detroit-based musician Zachary Shigeto Saginaw, aka Shigeto. Watch the artist profile below!

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20.03.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Vance Joy “Riptide”

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Love the style of this music video by director Dimitri Basil. Apparently he quit school when he was 13, eventually went to film school, and if he hadn’t been on a student visa he would have quit that too.

Watch “Riptide” below!

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13.03.14 by Jeff

“Plumb” Animation by Caleb Wood

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This is fantastic. Animator Caleb Wood (previously posted here) was invited to make an animation for Prøve Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota, but what he created had a pretty genius twist. Wood drew a stream of consciousness style animation directly onto the gallery walls, in his words it was “a continuous vertical freehand digression”. The video below is the result of moving a camera down each column.

Watch “Plumb” below!

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12.03.14 by Jeff

“Font Men” The Work of Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones

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Here’s a terrific mini-doc on the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, the two designers behind what was the most respected type design studio in the world.

Watch “Font Men” below!

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12.03.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii Video by Werehaus

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Friendly dudes outta San Fran, from a studio called Werehaus, put together a bunch of candid footage from their time at Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Kinda hard to tell what’s happening in most of the video as there’s a lot of random footage and no names/titles on screen, but you do get to see some artists and walls I haven’t featured.

My only complaint is that we don’t get to see Andrew Schoultz skateboard in front of everyone’s murals (just his own). Watch the video below.

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