01.05.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Phantoms “Voyeur”

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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.

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01.05.15 by Jeff

Short Film: “Young Love” by Ariel Kleiman

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A charming short film from a few years ago (only recently put online), written and directed by Ariel Kleiman. My kind of humour. Watch “Young Love” below.

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01.05.15 by Jeff

“Edifice” by Rogerio Silva

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A beautiful dance choreographed and performed by Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn, and directed by Rogerio Silva. Watch “Edifice” below.

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01.05.15 by Jeff

Documentary: Soulwax “Part of the Weekend Never Dies”

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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.

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30.04.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Photographer Jody Rogac / In Situ

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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.

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30.04.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Death From Above 1979 “Virgins”

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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.

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29.04.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Akira Kurosawa and the Art of Composing Movement

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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.

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29.04.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

Music Video: Django Django “Reflections”

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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:

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