09.01.14 by Jeff

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared: 2

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The sequel we never knew we wanted. This short by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling is fantastic. The writing, the animations, the sets, everything, just brilliant. Ahhhh, I have to watch it again. It has the same vibes as the creepiest video on Youtube (cocka-doodly-doodly-doo).

If you watched the first episode “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” you know this is gonna get a little dark. Watch it below!

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07.01.14 by Jeff

Video Profile: Illustrator Victo Ngai

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The latest episode of the interview series “Like Knows Like” features New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai. I’ve followed her work for awhile so it was great to hear her talk about her work (and sing some Backstreet Boys). If you missed it, I previously posted Victo’s work here and here.

Watch the video profile below!

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07.01.14 by Jeff

Magenta Skateboards “Old Woops New Groove”

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My favourite kind of skate video! Magenta Skateboards’ Leo Valls and Ben Gore rip around San Francisco. Watch below.

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06.01.14 by Jeff

Scott Stevens’ Full Part from The Last Ones

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This is the most creative snowboard part I’ve seen in ages (probably ever). Human-Being-Having-The-Most-Fun Award goes to Scott Stevens. If Gou Miyagi snowboarded this is what it might look like. Loved every second of this.

Watch below!

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03.01.14 by Jeff

Experimental Animation Meets Pottery

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Animator Jim Le Fevre, whom I posted about way back in 2008 (See here: “Phonographantasmascope”), teamed up with Roops and Al Johnstone to make a fantastic phonotrope animation for the Crafts Council.

Roops and Al Johnstone make earthenware under the name RAMP, which stands for Roop and Al Make Pots. I can only imagine how anxious they must have been waiting for this thing to fire in the kiln, hoping nothing went wrong after all their hard work.

 

 

craftscouncil.org.uk

30.12.13 by Jeff

“Snake Bait” Austrian Artist Nychos Paints Vienna

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My friend, Austrian artist Nychos returned home to Vienna, and wasted no time covering a building with one of his signature animal dissections. This one’s a giant rat, “Snake Bait”. You have to see him paint in person to understand how fast he works.

Watch the process video below (brace yourself for some Judas Priest aka turn your volume up).

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28.12.13 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Kung Fury

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David Sandberg’s over the top 1980’s action cop movie “Kung Fury” went up on Kickstarter a couple days ago and has already raised over $280,000. The film is about a cop who goes back in time to kill the most dangerous kung fu master, Adolf Hitler (naturally).

David and his friends live in Sweden and have shot most of their film, set in 1980’s Miami, in their tiny studio. They’ve gone to comical lengths to stretch their minuscule budget, for example they could only afford one police uniform so they had to shoot every extra separately.

Watch the amazing trailer below, the time travel sequence is what sold me on this movie.

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20.12.13 by Jeff

Jon Hopkins “Open Eye Signal” Music Video

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After finding the “Red Dust” video below, I poked around on James Vincent McMorrow’s site.  He wrote that he reached out to Aoife McArdle immediately after seeing her video for Jon Hopkins’ “Open Eye Signal”. So I had to watch it too, and wow, what an experience! Certainly one of the best videos this year.

I don’t know if I’ve ever posted back to back music video written and directed by the same person. Needless to say, Aoife McArdle is one to watch, and so is the DP, Steve Annis.

Watch “Open Eye Signal” below.

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