13.12.14 by Jeff

Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2014

11.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Submarine Sandwich” by PES

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At long last PES returns with another imaginative stop-motion animation. Yes, that’s a boxing glove being put through a slicer to produce meat-coloured doilies. Watch “Submarine Sandwich” below.

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11.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Aye” by Sijia Ke

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Have a look at Sijia Ke’s first year film at the Royal College of Art. Love the weird sound design and visual style here. Watch “Aye” below.

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11.12.14 by Jeff

Animation: A Giant Montage of Gifs Created By Dozens of Animators

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Close to 40 different animators contributed gifs to GIF-JAM 2014, part of Animation Breakdown’s Free For All programming for LA-based cinematheque, Cinefamily. The video was edited together by Kevin Sukho Lee (Nickelodeon’s director of animation development) to music provided by Paul Fraser.

My favourite part comes at the 1:52 mark. Watch the animation below!

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10.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Visceral 60-Second Ode to Competitive Swimming

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“When You Say You’re a Swimmer”, a short film written and directed by Chris Shimojima offers a poetic taste of what it’s like to be a competitive swimmer. Watch the video below.

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09.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Rag’N’Bone Man “Hell Yeah” Featuring Vince Staples Directed by Truman & Cooper

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This is a stunner of a video; definitely one of the best I’ve seen this year. It’s not often you see something that feels this original. I love the poetic way the story is told here. Stellar performances from the actors, and really masterful work here from directors Truman & Cooper, who also directed one of my favourites last year as well (Kid Wise “Hope”). Watch the video for “Hell Yeah” below.

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08.12.14 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Skateboarding Inside Abandoned Multi-Million Dollar Aspotogan Resort in Nova Scotia

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Twenty years ago construction crews abandoned construction on a multi million dollar resort development on a remote peninsula in Nova Scotia. In September of this year, Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers, Joey Brezinski and several other skaters got the opportunity to skate inside the unfinished hotel.

My friends, director Alex Craig, and the Zenga Bros used materials found around the resort to build features around the 175,000 square foot area.

 

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Watch Red Bull’s “Last Resort: Aspotogan” below!

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08.12.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Tourist “Illuminate” Feat. Years & Years

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Super fresh style in this animation directed by Nicolas Ménard, for Tourist’s song “Illuminate”. The visual style is a nod to two video games: X (Gameboy), and Super World Runner (NES).

“In 1992, a man receives love letters in Korean. Since Google Translate doesn’t exist yet, he’s left confused. What could this mean?”

Watch the animation below.

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