27.03.12 by Jeff

Playground

Playground.is The Human Statues, Its So Simple
There is a scene in Efterklang’s film “An Island” where the band performs with local people from a small town and although it is obvious that most of them are not musicians they are all playing instruments alongside the band. It is a beautiful scene (I admit I shed a tear the first time I watched it), and I was so inspired by it I began brainstorming ways that I could create a similar experience with bands here in Vancouver. I didn’t take the idea any further than my notepad.

Last week I discovered that some fellow Vancouverites have started doing this very thing! They call it Playground. The premise is simple: One band, one audience, one goal. Create a song together, and then record it in less than an hour.

Watch a video of the most recent Playground event below!

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22.03.12 by Jeff

Small Hands

Keaton Henson - Small Hands music video
Director Joseph Mann opts for puppets instead of computer graphics in this somber video for “Small Hands” by Keaton Henson. The results are pure magic.

Watch the music video below!

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20.03.12 by Jeff

Acid Drops / Dylan Rieder

Acid Drops Episode 2 featuring Dylan Rieder
Another beautiful hand-painted episode of “Acid Drops”, a project by artist Matt Box to “psychedelically capture the individual styles of influential skateboarders”. This one features Dylan Rieder.

Watch the hand-painted animation below!

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19.03.12 by Jeff

The Shoes / Time To Dance

The Shoes / Time To Dance music video featuring Jake Gyllenhaal
Epic 8-min music video starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a serial killer in a fencing outfit? Yes, please. I love everything Daniel Wolfe directs and this one for The Shoes is another stunner.

Watch the video below! WARNING: This one’s fairly violent!

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15.03.12 by Jeff

Full Circle

Full Circle by Callum Cooper
“Full Circle” by Callum Cooper. This is genius, I can’t believe I haven’t seen this done before.

Watch the video below!

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14.03.12 by Jeff

Beginnings: Marjane Satrapi

Beginnings: Marjane Satrapi
Beginnings is a short film series by Chiara Clemente, and her latest installment features Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi. I love watching any artist draw their signature character so it’s a treat to see Satrapi put some ink down as she talks about life many years before her graphic novel series Persepolis became an Oscar-nominated film.

Watch below!

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14.03.12 by Jeff

Halfway

Halfway an animation by Overture music by Rayons
“Halfway”, an animation by Overture. Music by Rayons.

Watch the short below!

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