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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16.08.16 by Jeff

Film Premiere: “The Hold Downs” by Ian Durkin

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Today we’re excited to officially release a surf film we produced for our friends at Flexfit. The film is part of an on-going series where we give filmmakers the chance to make a film for fun! For this one, we teamed up with director Ian Durkin.

An ode to the party wave, “The Hold Downs” follows a small town surf gang as they cruise their home turf—surveying the scene, holding court at the local break and hot-dogging for any and all onlookers at the beach.

The film features the talents of Trevor Gordon, Travers Adler, Tosh Clements and Spencer Gordon. You can watch it below but you’ll probably wanna watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

 

 

Oh, and a little extra something! If you wanna snag one of the special (very rare) hats we made for the film, simply share the film on Twitter and mention us @Booooooom or share it on Facebook and leave a comment below with a link to your post. We’ll hook up three of you with a hat and throw in some sticker packs to some others as well.

 

11.08.16 by Staff

Samsung Celebrates Barrier Defying Athlete with “The Chant”


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In honour of the 2016 Olympic Games, Samsung is celebrating those who challenge the definition of what is possible and overcome great odds to achieve their dreams. Earlier this year they released the documentary short, “A Fighting Chance”, which highlighted the untold stories of four Olympic hopefuls. Their latest video, “The Chant”, embraces the same spirit of perseverance — embodied this time by South Sudanese runner Margret Rumat Rumat Hassan.

Following her from the locker room, to the stadium, to a village in South Sudan, the film is as much about cheering Margret on as it is a celebration of just how much she’s already accomplished. Despite growing up amidst civil unrest, Margret continued to train on her own and is now set to compete in Rio as part of South Sudan’s first-ever Olympic team!

Watch “The Chant” below!

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20.07.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Visual Capture Experiment

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Love this abstract animation by Sam Bell. Watch it over on Booooooom TV.