29.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Jo Goes Hunting “Run Away”


No CG in this video directed by Shai Langen, just a healthy amount of wallpaper paste and acrylic paint! Watch below.

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28.09.15 by Jeff

WTF Video of the Day: Wingsuit Footage That Will Make You Pee Yourself


Graham Dickinson and his filmer, The Great Dario, have a deathwish. This entire video is beyond comprehension; it almost looks like bad CG. Like if you dressed up your friend as superman and had him lie on a table in front of a green screen, or like Neo in whichever Matrix it was where he flew around everywhere.

I can’t believe this is real. According to Sploid they’re both flying at over 110 mph, inches from death. I’ve seen wingsuit footage before but not like this. Watch the footage below.

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28.09.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Saintseneca “River”


Saintseneca get a new video from the Zenga Bros (you might remember the epic video we made with them). As with all the Zenga films, this one is bursting with life and, if you ever jumped a ramp as a kid, a heavy dose of nostalgia. Watch the video for Saintseneca’s “River” below!

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28.09.15 by Jeff

Official Trailer: First-Ever Daft Punk Documentary ‘Unchained’


The official trailer for Daft Punk Unchained, the first-ever documentary on the elusive duo, has been released! The film, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, features interviews with many of their friends and collaborators including: Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, and Michel Gondry.

Most of the footage in the trailer of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo appears to be archival clips but the shot at the end seems to suggest we’ll get to see them with their helmets off (I doubt it). Daft Punk Unchained will premiere June 24th on Canal+ in France.

Watch the official trailer for Daft Punk Unchained below.

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24.09.15 by Staff

Music Video: Aidan Knight “All Clear”


Consider this your Canadian content for the day! Excellent video by Victoria, B.C.-based production duo Ft. Langley (OPD Brooks and William Wilkinson) for experimental folk band, Aidan Knight (whose lead singer songwriter/namesake also hails from Victoria).

We asked Wilkinson about the original vision for the video and where the team’s inspiration came from:

“We really wanted to make a low quality CG Aidan Knight do dumb things. It started as a writers room joke, but it made us laugh too hard to just let go of it.

I had seen this TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley that has a scene where young Steve Jobs is screaming in a pitch black room as a form of therapy. It’s apparently called Primal Therapy, and it was briefly popular in California in the 70s. It was a big inspiration.

We found CG modelling software that let us build characters (like The Sims) and as soon as our beautiful polygon Aidan was birthed we were in love. The software is called Mixamo and it has this hilarious catalog of character animations that’s mainly geared towards games developers. We only got to use a fraction of our favourites because they were too weird, like having the character mime using a wheelchair, or walking like a ogre.

We teamed up with our friend Justin Steele and he built our Tron desert for CG Aidan to lose his mind in, we love how it turned out.

Our goal with the animation was to make it look like a band had spent a lot of money in the early 80s to make a really impressive animated sequence that wasn’t worth it. We did everything we could to simulate the processes and quality degradation involved in 80s animation, with hand aligned layers wiggling slightly, flickering, and the softness of transferring from tape to celluloid.”

Watch “All Clear” below!

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24.09.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: The Simpsons Intro Re-drawn

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This is so awesome! “Weird Simpsons VHS” is a reimagining of The Simpsons’ intro sequence, directed and animated by Paris-based artist Yoann Hervo (who may or may not have been really high at the time). Love the spaced out sound design by Florian Calmer. Watch the animation below!

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23.09.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Memorable Phone Calls in Movies Combined into One Hilarious Conversation


The guys at Burger Fiction created a highly entertaining supercut combining dozens of memorable phone calls from various films into one perfectly nonsensical conversation. Bonus points if you can recognize all the films (there’s lots)! Watch “Movie Phone Super Call” below.

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21.09.15 by Staff

Trippy Animation of the Day: Alice in Wonderland as Animated by Van Gogh, Picasso


Ever wondered what Alice in Wonderland would’ve looked like if it were animated by Pablo Picasso or Frida Kahlo? Well artist and programmer Gene Kogan has saved you the trouble by using a neural-style algorithm. Check out Kogan’s reanimation of the tea party scene (in 17 different iconic styles) below!

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