14.09.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Michel Gondry for The White Stripes

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Michel Gondry. The White Stripes. What more needs to be said? Watch the official video for “City Lights” on Booooooom TV.

13.09.16 by Staff

Red Bull Music Academy: The Junction

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Check out the official trailer for The Junction — a series of six animated shorts we produced for the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal (September 24 to October 28)!

The first instalment premieres September 22 and features Grammy-winning piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and rock provocateur Peaches as they meet up for a basement jam session. The following shorts feature conversations between Haitian-born, Montréal-bred beatsmith Kaytranada and 2016 Red Bull Music Academy participant River Tiber, Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, Lunice, Ango and 247esp, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, and Toronto four-piece BadBadNotGood with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring.

We tapped six of our favourite Canadian animators to come up with unique visualizations for each segment. That incredible lineup includes: Academy Award-nominee Patrick Doyon, Malcolm Sutherland, Dylan Glynn, Hamish LambertKyle Mowat, and Brandon Blommaert (in collaboration with illustrator Josh Holinaty).

Massive shout out to Luigi Allemano who created the sound design and original music for the entire series. Luigi is an animator himself, who’s worked on more than 50 NFB films, including Doyon’s Oscar-nominated film Dimanche. It was an honour to work with all of these talented people!

 

 

Thanks to our friends at the NFB for supporting this project, and everyone at Red Bull who worked on this. We couldn’t be more proud or excited to be part of Red Bull Music Academy’s first substantive foray into the world of animation! Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for the full episodes!

 

 

06.09.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Mark Pritchard – “Beautiful People” featuring Thom Yorke

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Enjoyed this a lot more than the last Radiohead video! Polish filmmaker Michal Marczak directs this glorious video for Mark Pritchard’s “Beautiful People” featuring Thom Yorke. Watch it on Booooooom TV.

05.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Emily Kai Bock’s “A Funeral For Lighting”

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One of our favourite directors, Emily Kai Bock, is working on something new! Over the past five years she’s written, directed and edited some of the most memorable music videos, from Grimes’ “Oblivion” and Grizzly Bear’s “Yet Again”, to the award-winning “Afterlife” by Arcade Fire.

She’s currently in the last stages of her first narrative short film. It’s already been shot but Bock needs help with the finishing touches! Check out her Kickstarter video and trailer for “A Funeral For Lighting” below!

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01.09.16 by Staff

Delightful Animated Fabrics by Miracle de Mille

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Lyon-based Miracle de Mille create fantastic embroidered art and strangely addictive animation loops! More gifs below. You can also check out full video versions (with sound) over at Booooooom TV!

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29.08.16 by Staff

Animation of the Day: “Spring Time Old Man”

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Berlin-based artist Hoji Tsuchiya creates a really vibrant world for Uri Nakayama’s song about an old, bicycle-riding man in this unique animation! Be sure and check out “Spring Time Old Man” on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

18.08.16 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: “The Golden Goose” by Asif Mian

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Brooklyn-based filmmaker Asif Mian is looking to make a film adaptation of Aesop’s tragic fable about the goose who laid the golden egg. The story revolves around a Pakistani teenager living in modern-day New York whose blood is harvested by his greedy uncle to create a hallucinogenic drug.

I met Asif in New York many years ago when he spoke at F5 (he was one of my favourite speakers of the event), and was a fan of his many years before that. He’s tremendously talented and I’d love to see “The Golden Goose” come to life. Watch the video below to learn more about his project!

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