04.02.14 by Jeff

“Move Mountain” animation by Kirsten Lepore

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One of the most talented artists I know, Kirsten Lepore, has finally released her CalArts graduate thesis film and it is incredible. “Move Mountain” is a masterpiece, a wonderful story about healing, expertly told and gorgeously animated. This is what it looks like when a filmmaker has complete control of her craft.

I interviewed Kirsten last year and we talked about her previous films, and briefly about how a song by The Knife kinda inspired “Move Mountain” (read the interview here). She remains one of only a few people to ever guest post on Booooooom, and her post of hand drawn animations is still one of my favourites in the history of this site (see it here).

Check out those links, turn up your speakers, turn down your lights, and enjoy her film below!

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03.02.14 by Jeff

“A Handy Tip For the Easily Distracted” by Miranda July

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Artist filmmaker Miranda July has released an unused scene from her last film “The Future” as a little tutorial for when you’re distracted. Watch it below.

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29.01.14 by Jeff

Booooooom x Flexfit: “All In A Day’s Work”

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Some time last year I approached hat manufacturer, Flexfit, about making some products for Booooooom. After meeting with them I realized that making a hat was just one of several projects I wanted to do together.

In the fall I collaborated with them, and their parent company Yupoong, to make a short piece about their factory in Vietnam. This is where they produce hats for many of the largest lifestyle brands, and where they will be making some special things for Booooooom. I expressed interest in shooting a portrait of the people who actually make the hats rather than focus on the factory itself, and they were excited about this idea.

They gave us complete access to their facility, which had previously never allowed any cameras. I’m sure there are companies out there who would be reluctant to show this side of their operations but Yupoong is proud of their efforts towards fair working conditions.

This is a portrait of some inspiring people we met in Vietnam. People who dream about the same things we do, while they’re working, playing soccer, or singing karaoke.

Enjoy. (Go full screen if you’re computer can handle it)

 

I directed this video with my talented friend Liam Mitchell, and with the enormous help of our friend Dave Ehrenreich. It was an adventure shooting this piece renegade-style in a place none of us knew. The music is by a band that more people should know about, called Programm.

Over the course of this next year I’ll be working with Flexfit to produce, among other things, a whole series of art-focused videos. I can’t wait to show you what’s next.

 

 

28.01.14 by Jeff

“Goodbye Rabbit, Hop Hop” by Caleb Wood

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Love this surreal short animation by Caleb Wood. Some of the sound here oddly sorta reminds me of Yojimbo (one of my favourite film scores).  Watch below.

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27.01.14 by Jeff

“Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers” Animation

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A perfect little 10-second animation by Wayne Unten. Watch it below.

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24.01.14 by Jeff

“Fountain” by iamamiwhoami

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I’m not into the plastic suit that starts popping up part of the way through this video, but the rest of the video makes up for it. Watch the video for “Fountain” below.

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21.01.14 by Jeff

“Notes on Blindness”

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In 1983, writer John Hull began making audio recordings of his daily experiences after becoming completely blind.

The New York Times produced this gorgeous visual piece to accompany a selection of Hull’s thoughts from three years of audio cassette recordings.

Watch “Notes on Blindness” below!

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21.01.14 by Jeff

“John and George” by Will Robson-Scott

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A portrait of a man and his dog, by Will Robson-Scott. Watch the video below.

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