Shot in Ultra-High-Definition, Pleasant Places (2015) is London-based visual artist Quayola’s contemporary response to Vincent van Gogh: a series of digital paintings that morph and shift into various abstractions using custom-software. Watch the mesmerizing results in the short video below!
The best thing on the Internet right now is this sweded version (aka no budget remake) of the new Star Wars trailer. These die hard fans, Fresno California-based comedy group Dumb Drum, recreated the trailer shot for shot with gloriously low budget creativity. I love this so much (sweded films, not necessarily Star Wars). Watch it below.
Here’s a great portrait of our friend photographer Alex Strohl and his approach to life and photography. Documenting people who have decided to live in remote areas across Europe, director Liam Mitchell (who shot our Heavy Dreamers film) captures Alex, and his partner Andrea Dabene, as they make their way through the Alps. Check out the video below!
How does one build a clock that will last 10,000 years? Well, “the golden boy of MIT” Danny Hillis and his team of engineers/generational thinkers have some answers. In fact, The Clock of the Long Now is already under construction and is set to be placed in the West Texas mountains. English musician, Brian Eno, has helped with a 10 bell arrangement that will chime a different sequence each day for 10,000 years.
Aside from those technicalities though, the project addresses larger questions about the world and our place in it. Especially in light of recent events, this project demonstrates a refreshing optimism toward the future and celebration of our capacity to take on the most insurmountable problems. Watch the short video portrait below!
Great portrait of artist Doze Green by my buddy, Detroit-based filmmaker, Mike Popso. I’ve been a fan of Doze for a long time; his artwork was the reason I blind-bought albums like Deeper Concentration 2 in high school. A lot has changed since then! For the last five years he’s been living and working on a self-sufficient farm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
In “Doze Green Arklandia Dreamstate,” Popso captures the vibrancy of Green’s new life and new work. His upcoming show at the Openspace gallery in Paris opens November 20th and runs until December 20th. Watch the video profile below!
Sweet yet not so simple music video for Brooklyn band, Total Makeover’s synth-laden track. Directed by Phillip Van, “Self Destructive” is a kind of classic boy-meets-girl narrative. Only this time around it’s more like boys-meet-girls as our love-struck hero literally fights with other versions of himself upon meeting the girl(s) of his dreams. Watch below!