15.05.15 by Staff

Jonathan Keller Keller

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JK Keller re-appropriated standard software to distort the audio and visuals of popular television shows. Posted on YouTube with titles like “NEw alGOriTHm USed To RemastEr seInfEld epIsoDeS iN hD” and “STar trEk TO bE RErelEAsed iN VERtIcAL CINeMa ForMat (coMMErciAl),” Keller explores the concept of manipulation, socially as much as technologically.

See some of Keller’s work below, including Realigning My Thoughts on Jasper Johns, his 2011 re-mastering of the entire Simpsons episode “Mom and Pop Art.”

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13.05.15 by Kimi Hamada

Ola Szmida

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Polish animator Ola Szmida received an honourable mention at the 2015 Short Waves Festival. The trailer for “Unwanted Desires” is below, along with more of her illustrations and animations.

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12.05.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Design a Secret Society Bandana with Jon Contino

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Skillshare has just released this terrific 16-minute tutorial video with celebrated New York-based graphic designer Jon Contino. This is a must-watch for any aspiring illustrators or designers out there. Jon is a great teacher, and here he walks you through creating a graphic for a bandana from start to finish in a single afternoon.

Art and design school’s really have to step up their technical teaching with great content like this available online for free. Watch “Inside The Studio with Jon Contino” below.

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12.05.15 by Jeff

Official Trailer: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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This looks really good! “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is set to come out June 12th. The story is about a kid who makes bad parodies of movies and his friendship with a classmate who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Watch the trailer below.

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12.05.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Animation: Berg

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A mellow piece by an animator who goes by the name of kanahebi features a series of flowing aquatic forms set to a track by Magic Lantern called ‘Feasting On Energy’ – video embedded below:

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11.05.15 by Jeff

Never Hide Films: “Saturday Night Cosmic Breakdown”

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Ray-Ban has just launched a short film series on their Never Hide Films channel, pairing rising directors with musicians. The series begins with this film by UK-based director Danny Sangra, with a score by west coast producer, Terrace Martin (aka the guy who produced Kendrick’s “m.A.A.d city”).

Watch “Saturday Night Cosmic Breakdown” below.

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11.05.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Emilie Nicolas “Pstereo”

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This video freaks me out! Maybe it’s the idea that one day I wake up and realise that the sky is not the sky, it’s miles of water, and I’ve been living on the ocean floor. Norwegian singer song-writer Emilie Nicolas put this song online back in 2013 and it’s taken till now for the song to make waves (pun intended) outside of Scandinavia.

Watch this stunning video for “Pstereo”, directed by Emile Rafael, below.

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07.05.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Music Video: Change Is Everything by Son Lux

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Stop-motion animated music video by Nathan Johnson uses pins and thread to create moving vector-like images – video embedded below.

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