This is one of my favourite videos of the year so far. Ace Norton’s marvelous black and white video for Phantoms is a masterpiece. Hats off to choreographers Tracy Phillips and Dominic Carbone, and the director of photography, Alexander Alexandrov. Watch “Voyeur” below.
Director Saam Farahmand’s 2008 documentary following iconic Belgium-based musicians Soulwax on their worldwide tour is now on Vimeo (not sure why they waited until now). If you’ve never seen it, you should. They filmed 120 shows with a single camera. Just a heads up there is a little nudity here and there in case you’re at work blah blah blah. Watch “Part of the Weekend Never Dies” below.
My friend Romke Hoogwaerts over at Mossless has just launched a new video series called in situ, following photographers while they work and interact with their subjects. The debut episode features one of my favourite photographers, a Vancouverite now based in New York, Jody Rogac.
Watch the first episode of in situ below – really enjoyed this.
Death From Above 1979’s first album was a classic but for whatever reason I completely slept on their follow up to it in September. “Virgins” is their third single off of The Physical World and it makes me wanna go back and give it a listen.
Sebastien Grainger’s voice sounds as good as it did ten years ago and this video directed by his wife, Eva Michon, is an instant-classic. Check out the other videos on her site and her magazine, Bad Day. Watch some Amish kids get wild, eat flowers, and sniff ashes in the video below.
Filmmaker Tony Zhou continues his terrific series of film dissections, “Every Frame a Painting”, with a look at director Akira Kurosawa and his ability to effectively use movement. Watch the video below.
Net Art music video for Scottish band Django Django turns the performers into various objects. Rendered in 3D and employing motion capture of the band, the video was animated by Eva Papamargariti and directed by Natalia Stuyk (both very talented people in the field). You can watch the video below: