14.11.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Color War “Shapeshifting”

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Great energy in this video for Color War, directed by Crystal Moselle, featuring Cassiel Eatlock, Isabel Ball and Elizabeth Van Genderen. Watch “Shapeshifting” below.

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13.11.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Crazy Music Video Filmed with 16,000 Volts of Electricity and Special Suits

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To make a music video like the one Shahir Daud made for Nigel Standford’s “Cymatics” is no big deal; all you need is a giant tesla coil and some faraday suits so you don’t get electrocuted to death by 16,000 volts of electricity.

All the effects you see in this video are practical effects, no CGI. Watch the video below as well as several behind the scenes videos.

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13.11.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Fantavious Fritz Shooting Mark Peckmezian Shooting Tyler The Creator

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Enjoyed this video of Fantavious Fritz capturing Mark Peckmezian capturing Tyler The Creator, for The Fader. Watch the video below.

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13.11.14 by Jeff

Music Video: FKA Twigs “Video Girl”

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A haunting stunner of a music video for FKA Twigs “Video Girl”, directed by Kahlil Joseph (remember he’s the one who directed that incredible Flying Lotus video). This is definitely one of my favourites this year. Watch the video below.

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12.11.14 by Jeff

Weird Video of the Day: Too Many Cooks

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What begins as a boring old Family Matters style show intro becomes something completely insane. Too Many Cooks takes the simple gag of a never-ending cast list to such an absurd level it is hard to deny its brilliance. The show, written and directed by Casper Kelly (interviewed here), is part of Adult Swim’s 4 a.m. programming. Warning: after 11-minutes you will never want to hear this theme song again.

I shared this video in our Secret Email Club weekend link pack but it’s too good not to post. Watch the video below (it gets a little bloody).

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10.11.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Visual Poem On Contemporary Photography

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If you have time to watch one video today, this is the one. “Reely and Truly” is a fantastic experimental short documentary featuring over 30 contemporary photographers. Director Tyrone Lebone shot on almost every film format available: 65mm, 35mm, super 16mm, 16mm, and super 8mm. The result is a beautifully layered visual essay on the practice of photography.

“Reely and Truly” features (in order of appearance): Mark Lebon, Dick Jewell, Juergen Teller, Jack Webb, Sean Vegezzi, Jason Evans, Nigel Shafran, Fumiko Imano, Charchakaj Waikawee, Lina Scheynius, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takashi Homma, Ari Marcopoulos, Jill Freedman, Nick Sethi, Asger Carlsen, Arne Svenson, Petra Collins, Tim Barber, Renee Cox, Mario Sorrenti, and Lele Saveri.

Watch the 30-minute film below!

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07.11.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: New Instrument Called A Yaybahar Invented by Görkem Şen

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Gorkem Sen has invented a pretty unique instrument that combines strings and drums; he calls it a Yaybahar. Vibrations from the strings are delivered to two drums via coiled springs. Have a listen to the wide variety of sounds and music performed on the instrument in the video below.

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07.11.14 by Jeff

Trailer: Maurizio Cattelan The Movie

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I can’t tell if this documentary is real or not, but I hope it is. This appears to be a trailer focused on the work of divisive contemporary artist, Maurizio Cattelan, who famously retired at 51 following his retrospective at the Guggenheim, in which he suspended all his works from the ceiling. The artist’s body of work includes sculptures of a marble middle finger, a meteor landing on the pope, a praying Hitler; needless to say no one feels luke warm about his work. I personally enjoy the mischievous spirit in a lot of his work (not all of it), I would be disappointed if there wan’t some sort of trick pulled on viewers with this film.

According to the New York Times, director Maura Axelrod has been following him around collecting footage since 2000, and it appears her film will finally be released next year.

Watch the official trailer for it below.

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