01.09.15 by Jeff

8-Bit Miyazaki Films: Spirited Away & Princess Mononoke


This one’s for all you Hayao Miyazaki fans, a Studio Ghibli double feature by David Dutton, created as part of his “8-Bit Cinema” series. Animated classics, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, get brilliantly reinterpreted as old school video games. I just wish these were actually playable! Watch the films below!

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31.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Mind-Bending Christopher Nolan-esque Skate Film

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Here’s a really clever little skateboard video (thanks to a whole lot of post-production wizardry) from filmmaker Joe Pease. The sequences feel like something out of a Christopher Nolan film; what appears at first to be another boring old kaleidoscope video effect is shattered when the first skateboarder rolls right through the frame.

Watch Joe Pease’s “Level” below to see what I mean!

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31.08.15 by Jeff

Jaw-Dropping Drone’s Eye View of Surfing in Teahupo’o


Brent Bielmann and Eric Sterman’s breathtaking drone footage from Tahiti is some of the best I’ve ever seen. Great perspective on one of the most famous surf breaks in the world. Watch “Teahupo’o, Du Ciel” below.

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30.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Song / Good Video of the Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

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Yes, I’m posting a Macklemore song, and yes this song is pretty terrible. Macklemore and Co obviously wanted to cash in on the success of Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” brazenly calling this song “Downtown” and stuffing Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Eric Nally (who looks and sounds like Freddie Mercury) into a hackneyed Westside Story.

Having said all that, this video directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, and Ben Haggerty is worth watching for the art direction. For whatever reason they didn’t give full credits in the video for a lot of people who I think made it worth watching, most notably: Art director John Lavin, cinematographer Christopher Probst, and stylists Therese Lefebvre and Paul White.

Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Downtown” below (and maybe mute it).

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28.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Amanda Jasnowski “Everywhere and Nowhere”


Earlier this year photographer Amanda Jasnowski shared this beautiful little montage of her travels. Watch “Everywhere and Nowhere” below.

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Mike Giant

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Enjoyed this thorough profile on legendary graffiti, tattoo, and fine artist Mike Giant. I’m sure he cringed when he saw the titles in this video though, they’re so bad! Watch it below.

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27.08.15 by Staff

Music Video: Sheep, Dog & Wolf “Breathe”


Fantastic job by directing duo, Thunderlips, for New Zealand musician, Daniel McBride a.k.a. Sheep, Dog & Wolf. Similar vibe to The Mercadantes’ work but a little edgier. Watch various people, in various states of breathlessness, in the video for “Breathe” below!

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Ishtar X Tussilago


Longboarding isn’t my thing, but the cinematography here is beautiful. Maceo Frost’s film features downhill longboarder, Ishtar Backlund, the music of Swedish rock band Tussilago, and the mountains of Norway. Watch below!

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