I’m not really sure how this is possible but somehow, despite having a slew of Vimeo Staff Picks, this is the first time I am posting about RUFFMERCY. The director/animator is based in Bristol, and has sorta trademarked an expressive rotoscoped animation style. I’ll just let the videos do the talking. Enjoy a bunch of my favourites below!
New York-based dancers Flizzo, Opt, Jay Donn, Sedo, and Danny respond to the afrobeat rhythms of Fela Kuti by ‘flexing’, a style of dance that came out of East Brooklyn. Watch “Fela Flex”, directed by Dominick Sheldon, below!
What more can a guy ask for than to lay in the grass and eat a gummi worm with the girl he loves? Sherwin Akbarzadeh directs this video for the 5-piece Melbourne-based band known as Total Giovanni; Spike Punch, Vincent D, Shidi Amin, Cavallo Nero, and Shattered Guru. File this under chill disco vibes. Watch the video below.
Los Angeles-based director Young Replicant helms this gorgeous video for Flying Lotus’ track “Coronus, The Terminator” from the album You’re Dead. Excuse me while I watch it again – this is as good as it gets. Watch the video below.