07.11.15 by Staff

Watch People in Other Industries React Hilariously to Being Asked for Free Spec Work

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This is funny (or too real to be funny) if you’ve ever worked in the ad world where free work aka “spec work” and pitching has somehow become the norm. But try asking for a trial breakfast or ownership of all the exercises that your trainer shows you and you’d probably get reactions like this!

Watch the brilliant short by agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, exposing the inherent ridiculousness of this industry-specific practice and questioning why creative agencies are expected to give away ideas for free? Video below!

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04.11.15 by Staff

Artist Profile: Micah Ganske

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We’ve featured Micah Ganske on the site a couple times (see here and here). Check out this video portrait, directed by Alex Amoling as part of Distinct’s doc series, to see why. In addition to offering a great introduction to his work (which combines elements of 3D printing/sci-fi/virtual reality with sculpture/painting), Ganske shares wonderful insight into his creative process and how his drive toward experimentation staves off creative blocks and cultivates the kind of inspiration that evolves gradually over time. Watch below!

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03.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Jacob Ovgren

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Nice feature on the unabashedly immature work of Swedish artist and skater, Jacob Ovgren, who designs for one of my favourite skate brands, Polar. The video is part of The LB Project’s series promoting art and skateboarding. Check out the interview and more from The LB Project below!

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02.11.15 by Staff

The Wolfpack Show

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What did you do for Halloween? If you were in New York hopefully you had a chance to check out The Wolfpack Show at Jeffrey Deitch’s gallery. For those familiar with Crystal Moselle’s documentary, The Wolfpack (2015), Halloween is kind of a big deal for the Angulo brothers. Growing up in a strict environment, and largely confined to their small apartment, homemade movie-making was an important form of imaginative escape.

The exhibit (which ended November 1st) featured many of the costumes and props the brothers made throughout the years. It also included a series of portraits by photographer Dan Martensen, who used their photo shoot as another platform for the Angulos’ staged recreations. Check out the trailer for The Wolfpack and more images from The Wolfpack Show below!

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30.10.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: STOMP and Harlem Globetrotters Make Basketball Music

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This is so good! 8 STOMP performers teamed up with Globetrotter stars Bull Bullard, Cheese Chisholm, Firefly Fisher, and Handles Franklin in this fun collaboration directed by STOMP creators Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. The final video is all one continuous take, and somehow it only took 7 tries to nail it despite all the ambulance sirens, car traffic, and school children that surrounded this outdoor basketball court in New York City. The video was filmed with a three-axis, gyroscopic-stabilized hand-held MoVI (I don’t really know what that means but I figured someone would ask about the camera setup). Watch below!

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29.10.15 by Jeff

Skateboarding in Pine Ridge

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An uplifting piece about The Stronghold Society and their mission to empower the Lakota youth in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, through skateboarding. The kids experience the freedom of not only roaming physically, but mentally. Watch the film below.

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28.10.15 by Jeff

Saber x Zes

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My buddy Zane put together a nice little edit of Saber and Zes doing work in the “Arts District” of downtown LA. Watch the video below.

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26.10.15 by Staff

Satisfying Video of the Day: Curb Roller Smoothing Rough Cement

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Not much else to say. There’s just something so satisfying about watching this curb roller do its thing. Click below for the full video!

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23.10.15 by Staff

Funny Video of the Day: Practically Useful “Mannequin”

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Guy wants to invent “a mannequin that sprays body spray out of its armpit into my armpit” and it’s… exactly what it sounds like. Directed by Eric Fensler and written by David Neevel, check out this episode of Practically Useful below!

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