19.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: “Doze Green Arklandia Dreamstate” by Mike Popso

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Great portrait of artist Doze Green by my buddy, Detroit-based filmmaker, Mike Popso. I’ve been a fan of Doze for a long time; his artwork was the reason I blind-bought albums like Deeper Concentration 2 in high school. A lot has changed since then! For the last five years he’s been living and working on a self-sufficient farm in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

In “Doze Green Arklandia Dreamstate,” Popso captures the vibrancy of Green’s new life and new work. His upcoming show at the Openspace gallery in Paris opens November 20th and runs until December 20th. Watch the video profile below!

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18.11.15 by Jeff

Snowboard Video of the Day: projectDETOUR

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Super fun vibes throughout this video by director/cinematographer David Bertschinger Karg and incredible filming by Yoann Hamonic, Stephan Maurer, Nathan Avila, Liam Gallagher, Ryan Scardigli, Jesper Borg, and Flavio Brombach. Watch the projectDETOUR crew trip through the Alps, below.

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16.11.15 by Staff

Artist Profile: Ramiro Gomez Jr.

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Mexican-American artist, Ramiro Gomez Jr.’s work showcases the contributions of domestic labourers in the Los Angeles area, by placing them into the scenes of luxury they are responsible for maintaining but appear largely absent after their work is done. Part of The Atlantic‘s American Dreams series, this video portrait by Kelly Loudenberg, gives insight into the personal motivation behind his work, featuring Gomez’s parents who are Mexican immigrants themselves, working jobs similar to those he depicts. Watch the full documentary short below!

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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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