15.07.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Beautiful Story Told Entirely From Bird’s-Eye View Perspective

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Director/cinematographer Mishka Kornai’s beautiful short film “Growth” was shot entirely from a bird’s-eye view and explores the universal theme of growing up by those going through it. Watch the full video below!

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15.07.15 by Staff

Hayao Miyazaki Un-retires

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Studio Ghibli founder and iconic animator Hayao Miyazaki is working on a 3D animation about a caterpillar named Boro! The only hitch: the ten minute short will take about three years to make. And once it’s finished it’ll be screening exclusively at the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan.

“I intend to work until the day I die. I retired from feature-length films but not from animation. Self-indulgent animation,” he said at the time in reference to his short films for the Ghibli Museum. He added then that while neither CG animation or hand-drawn animation is better than the other, he fears the latter is dying.

“I think talent decides everything. More than the method, what’s important is the talent using it. There’s nothing inherently wrong or right about a method, whether it be pencil drawings or 3-D CG. Pencil drawings don’t have to go away, but those who continue to use the medium lack talent. So sadly, it will fade away” – Hayao Miyazaki (source)

14.07.15 by Jeff

Watch: ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Official Television Series Trailer is Bloody Perfection

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Sam Raimi’s 10-episode television followup to the cult horror classic The Evil Dead has a trailer and it is 3 minutes of over the top gore and one-liners; everything you were hoping for. I was trying to figure out a way to work in a ‘Booooooom stick’ joke here somewhere.

Bruce Campbell won’t be alone either, Lucy Lawless will also star in the show reuniting the two actors from their Xena days. Can’t wait! Watch the trailer for Ash vs Evil Dead below, and this sorta goes without saying but a warning for those unfamiliar – it is violent.

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14.07.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: “Sure”

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Another chill video from Johnny Wilson, who has developed quite a following from his last couple offerings. Watch “Sure” below.

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13.07.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Yogi & Skrillex “Burial” Featuring Pusha T Moody Good TrollPhace

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This video, directed by Grant Singer, wins the award for most unexpected moment (2 minute mark), someone explain to me what is happening in this video haha. Love the combination of the choreography by Nina McNeely, and the weird masks by Barney Burman. Watch the video for “Burial” below.

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10.07.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Serbia’s Influence on Designer Аna Kraš

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Here’s a terrific little portrait of Serbian artist/designer Ana Kraš, seen through the eyes of director Aaron Rose. Rose followed Kraš around her hometown of Belgrade, and captured some beautiful images and she reflected on the things that have influenced her. Watch the video below.

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09.07.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Two Sheds “You Get Me”

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Directed by James Niebuhr and produced by Heist, this video features an eclectic cast of characters and a beautiful build up to the end. Check out Two Sheds’ “You Get Me” below!

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09.07.15 by Staff

Trippy Meta Video of the Day: Google’s Acid Trip Generator Analyzes Acid Trip Scene in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’

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Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network analyzes and builds on patterns in video or images, and can be programmed to look for specific things. For instance the network can be programmed to look for animals and faces, and if a cloud in a video clip looks like vaguely a bird, the network will exaggerate this detail with each pass. Someone had the bright idea of having Deep Dream analyze an acid trip scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the results are kinda terrifying.

Watch Deep Dream’s nightmarish version of the film below.

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