16.11.15 by Staff

Film Poster Collection from an Alternate Reality: Classic Actors Added to Modern Films

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Fantastic re-imaginings of modern movie releases, spliced together with actors and elements from older films. With a B.A. in Film and Digital Media, New York-based graphic designer/illustrator Peter Stults spends much of his time critiquing movie posters and (lucky for us) creating his own.

Check out more images from the fifth volume of his ongoing project “What If: Movies ReImagined for Another Time and Place” below! Which of these films would you wanna see?

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13.11.15 by Staff

Blog of the Day: Become a Modern Day Caveman

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Building everything with literally nothing but his bare hands, the guy behind Primitive Technology has turned basic human resourcefulness into his own personal hobby. And this isn’t just rubbing two sticks together to create fire or crafting rudimentary tools.

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.

Also It should be noted that I don’t live in the wild but just practice this as a hobby. I live in a modern house and eat modern food. I just like to see how people in ancient times built and made things. It is a good hobby that keeps you fit and doesn’t cost anything apart from time and effort.”

In his latest post, he adds a full on chimney to his tiled-roof mud hut (constructed in a previous entry) and makes his own clay pots! Watch the full video below!

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13.11.15 by Staff

Artist Portrait: “Hugh The Hunter” by Zachary Heinzerling

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Beautifully shot short by New York-based filmmaker, Zachary Heinzerling. Based on the work of (and starring) artist Hugh Hayden, who incorporates animals he’s found already-dead as well as the feathers of those he’s hunted and killed himself. “Hugh The Hunter” offers a unique twist on the hunter-becoming-the-hunted motif and a very different kind of artist profile. Watch the full video below!

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12.11.15 by Jeff

Snapchat Animations by Joel Plosz

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Fun compilation of two months of little of animations Joel Plosz created for Mashable’s Snapchat account. Watch the vertical video below.

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11.11.15 by Jeff

Watch: John John Florence’s “View From A Blue Moon”

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John John Florence is the best surfer on the planet and this looks like the greatest surf film ever made. DAMN. Watch the trailer for award-winning studio Brain Farm’s “View From A Blue Moon” (the first surf film shot entirely in 4k) below.

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09.11.15 by Staff

Charlie Kaufman’s Stunning Leap into Stop-Motion Animation: “Anomalisa” (Official Trailer)

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First official trailer for Charlie Kaufman’s highly-anticipated, stop-motion animated movie, “Anomalisa” has arrived! Kaufman fans are sure to be pleased as it looks like yet another thoughtful foray into the beautifully mundane struggle that is life. Gorgeous score by Carter Burwell (works with Coen Bros. a lot) as well! Enjoy below!

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09.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Woodkid “Volcano” (Live Performance)

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Epic live performance of “Volcano” by the always incredible, Woodkid. Recorded at Zenith de Paris and directed by Katya Mokolo. Woodkid has also (finally) recorded a studio version of the instrumental track, which is currently available for free download on his website! Full video and link below!

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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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