Great song, great vibe, and great video by director/photographer Daniel Henry. Check out Kurt Vile’s “Pretty Pimpin” below!
Another playful video from director-to-keep-your-eye-on Clara Aranovich (she also directed this) featuring Caitlin Stasey and Edi Gathegi as a pair of blind people who face off with some bullies. At the risk of ruining part of the video I have to mention that the dance sequence was choreographed by one of my favourites Jillian Meyers. I love the magical realism vibe here.
Watch Clara Aranovich’s video for Matthew E. White’s “Vision” below.
Directors TS&R spent a few years planning one of the riskiest music videos I’ve seen in awhile. It’s risky in terms of the actual production but also in what it asks of the audience. The team at Pier Pictures had a bold vision to make a single-take music video featuring a character in a life-or-death situation, filmed entirely underwater for the duration of the song.
While it was not my favourite thing to watch, I applaud the efforts of those involved (especially world champion freediver Marina Kazankova) to create something more experiential than your typical rock music video.
Watch the video for Highly Suspect’s “Lydia” below.
Insane Video of the Day: Pro Surfer Mick Fanning Attacked by Shark During Surfing Final in South Africa
THIS IS CRAZY. Just as the final of the J-Bay Open at South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay was getting underway on Sunday, surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark on live television. Miraculously he was able to get away completely unscathed, punching the shark in the back, before being rescued. The final was eventually cancelled when two other sharks were spotted in the area.
It is insane to me that they continue to surf here when there are so many shark-related incidents. Pretty wild to see this all caught on tape, but isn’t it only a matter of time before something worse happens? Is it worth it? Watch the full video clip of the event below.
Check out the latest video essay from filmmaker Tony Zhou’s on-going series “Every Frame A Painting.” This time around Zhou focuses on visual comedy master, Chuck Jones, best known for his work on the Looney Tunes cartoons so many of us grew up on.
Essential viewing for anyone interested in animation, specifically characterization, movement, and classic story-telling. “The simpler the desire, the more vivid the character,” Zhou argues using the iconic, Pepé Le Pew as an example. But how does one accomplish this without being too formulaic? Watch the video below!
Arcade Fire is releasing a full-length feature film on the making of their album, Reflektor, on September 24th. The Reflektor Tapes is directed by Kahlil Joseph, whose previous work with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus garnered critical acclaim. The film will feature footage from Arcade Fire’s tour, impromptu gigs, trips, and recording sessions. Watch the trailer and a portion of the film below!