06.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Clipping “Summertime”

clipping-summertime2 clipping-summertime3clipping-summertime

Here’s a brilliant video for Clipping, directed and edited by Carlos Lopez Estrada. This is a great way to be able to put people in your video who may not even want to be in it! Lots of hilarious shots in this. Watch “Summertime” below.

Read More

05.03.15 by Jeff

Animation: California Inspires Mark Mothersbaugh

california-Mark-Mothersbaugh-

Really enjoying this series called, California Inspires Me, a collaboration between Google Play and California Sunday. A creative person is interviewed for each episode and then an animator creates visuals to go with the person’s voice. Last time I posted about this series it was Jack Black talking about growing up in California; this time it’s Mark Mothersbaugh animated by Barcelona-based studio, Manson. Watch the animation below.

Read More

04.03.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: An Embroidery of Voids

AnEmbroideryofVoids3AnEmbroideryofVoids2AnEmbroideryofVoids1

The effect in this video is so simple; I can’t believe I haven’t seen this done before. This single channel video by artist Daniel Crooks was commissioned by Michael and Silvia Kantor for the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, with sound and music by Byron Scullin. I love the moment when the camera makes the right turn in the alley way.

Watch “An Embroidery of Voids” here until I can get permission to embed the video.

 

03.03.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x Flexfit: “Skate Heads” by Zenga Bros

SKATEHEADS-02aSKATEHEADS-01a

I’m excited to finally announce the official release of “Skate Heads” our art/skate film, directed by Vancouver-based Zenga Bros. This film is part of an ongoing collaboration between Booooooom and Flexfit, to give emerging creators a chance turn a dream project into reality.

In the Zenga Bros own words:

“Skate Heads was a way to combine a bunch of things we really like: mobile living spaces, DIY skateboarding and ECCENTRIFING THE WORLD! It’s about bringing something unexpected into the streets and having a rad time.

Skateboarding is inherently about adapting and repurposing the urban landscape, but somehow even skateboarding can settle into a complacent state, where certain approaches become the norm. When street skating first started it was weird and abrasive, and that’ll always be there with wheels rattling down the sidewalk, but it’s good to remind ourselves to maintain a sense of foolishness, exploration and wonder; that is skateboarding. For us, making a backyard ramp was the ultimate form of creating our own adventure playground. Skate Heads has been a continuation of that.”

 

 

 

 

03.03.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Olek

olek-powwowhawaii1olek-powwowhawaii

There were two artists that worked exclusively with yarn at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival: Hot Tea (Minnesota), and Olek (New York). The video below captures Olek as she crochets a beautiful canoe using materials generously provided by Anthropologie. I like the part where she says “my work is never completed, the reaction completes my work”.

Watch the video below.

Read More

02.03.15 by Jeff

Music Video: José González “Leaf Off / The Cave”

jose-gonzalez-leafoff

So many strange moments in this video for José González, directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson. Apparently this weird church is a real place in Sweden, and the portraits in this video are of members of the congregation. Watch the video below.

Read More

26.02.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: “Waterballet – Shortcutz” by Artist Kamiel Rongen

waterballet-shortcutz-03waterballet-shortcutz-01 waterballet-shortcutz-02

Apparently this was filmed inside a fish bowl, but I honestly have no idea what I’m looking at. It feels real (whatever that means). This audio visual experiment is part of filmmaker and musician Kamiel Rongen’s Hyde Park project. The artist describes these works as a series of landscapes. Watch the video below.

Read More

25.02.15 by Jeff

Nicolas Jaar Re-Scores 1969 Armenian Avant-Garde Film “The Color Of Pomegranates”

nicolasjaar

Nicolas Jaar fans will love this. The acclaimed New York-based musician has uploaded an Armenian avant-garde film from 1969, called “The Color Of Pomegranates”, to Youtube along with his own original score. Watch the full film below.

Read More