21.10.16 by Jeff

“Spirit Quest” Skateboard Film Will Melt Your Mind


 
Colin Read (Mandible Claw) has made quite a name for himself over the past few years as one of skateboarding’s most exciting filmmakers. His film Tengu: God of Mischief was burnt into the retinas of every skater on the planet when it came out – specifically the subway section of the film where Koki Loaiza ollies across the train tracks (towards the third rail) at the 145th St stop (watch it here). Shout out to our bud photographer Allen Ying of 43 Magazine who snapped the infamous photo (which you can see here).
 

 

 

 
Read’s newest film “Spirit Quest” has the energy of his previous films with a heavy dose of mind-melting editing and camera tricks. I watched the trailer above roughly a million times to analyze what I was actually looking at. Love the multi-cam stuff and the sequence at 0:33 is a thing of beauty. Creativity like this makes me want to go make stuff. I was so excited about the film I had to toss a few questions at the Claw himself. Enjoy a short interview below!

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18.10.16 by Staff

“The Misfortunes of François Jane” by Patrick Pearse

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Australian-born filmmaker Patrick Pearse’s latest film is an exploration of the human psyche as it charts the internal journey of a young man and the woman with whom he becomes obsessed.

Set in Paris, the two characters feed off one another and their surroundings, even as they each inhabit their own delusional worlds. Blurring the boundaries between François Jane’s ideal and his reality, Pearse veers into the surreal.

“The Misfortunes of François Jane” premieres at the Guggenheim in New York October 24th (you can RSVP to the premiere here), with a live performance by composer Graz Mulcahy. Watch the trailer and see more images from the film below!

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11.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction: BadBadNotGood & Samuel T. Herring”

The final episode of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy features Toronto-based four-piece BadBadNotGood sharing what it was like working with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring!

Visuals by Kyle Mowat. Music and sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over at Booooooom TV!

06.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction: Jessy Lanza & Jeremy Greenspan”

Episode #5 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy features Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan discussing their shared roots growing up in Hamilton, Ontario.

Visuals by Toronto-based animator Dylan Glynn. Music and sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over at Booooooom TV!

06.10.16 by Jeff

Interview: Sougwen Chung

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We’ve featured our friend Canadian-born, New York-based artist Sougwen Chung on the site several times in the past, from drawings and projection-mapped installations to her more recent experiments merging art, performance and technology.

I had a chance to catch up with Sougwen ahead of Ableton’s Loop event, where she’ll be speaking next month. More images and full interview below!

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04.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction – Lunice & Ango & 247esp”

Here is the 4th episode of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy featuring Lunice, Ango and 247esp. The artists discuss creating an album together in a car as they drove across Canada.

Visuals by Montréal-based director and animator Malcolm Sutherland, with sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV!

 

29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction – A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.

27.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction – Kaytranada & River Tiber”

The second episode in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy is now online! This second episode features 2016 Polaris Music Prize winner Kaytranada and fellow Canadian producer River Tiber discussing their first encounters with music.

The playful visuals were created by animator Hamish Lambert, with sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Make sure you hit full screen or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV!