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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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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