20.12.13 by Jeff

Jon Hopkins “Open Eye Signal” Music Video

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After finding the “Red Dust” video below, I poked around on James Vincent McMorrow’s site.  He wrote that he reached out to Aoife McArdle immediately after seeing her video for Jon Hopkins’ “Open Eye Signal”. So I had to watch it too, and wow, what an experience! Certainly one of the best videos this year.

I don’t know if I’ve ever posted back to back music video written and directed by the same person. Needless to say, Aoife McArdle is one to watch, and so is the DP, Steve Annis.

Watch “Open Eye Signal” below.

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20.12.13 by Jeff

James Vincent McMorrow “Red Dust” Music Video (NSFW)

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Aoife McArdle has written and directed a trilogy of films for James Vincent McMorrow’s album, “Post-Tropical”. This is the second film, and it’s a beauty. If you’re at work or whatever, there’s a wee bit of nudity.

Watch “Red Dust” below.

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19.12.13 by Jeff

Gou Miyagi’s Video Part in Heroin Skateboards “Video Nasty” Has No Ollies In It.

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Gou Miyagi’s part in Heroin’s “Video Nasty” is the best video part I’ve seen in years. Gou (pronounced “Go”) wanted to shoot it all in his hometown, Okinawa, Japan, and do his entire part without any ollies. There were parts of this where I actually laughed out loud, it’s so creative.

I posted Gou Miyagi’s part in “Overground Broadcasting” back in 2008, so you can see he’s been on a different wavelength for years.

Watch his fantastic video part below!

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19.12.13 by Jeff

“Gone Tomorrow” by Ian Durkin

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I should have never watched this, now I won’t be able to work for the rest of the day. Ian Durkin met up with Mr. Van Life Foster Huntington and, well, if you know who either of them are you, know what they did for the next ten days.

If anyone needs me I’ll be on Craigslist looking for camper vans. Watch the video below!

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18.12.13 by Jeff

Casey Neistat spends 20th Century Fox’s Marketing Budget on Typhoon Relief in the Philippines

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Filmmaker Casey Neistat just might have the best job in the world. He’s made a career out of turning the camera on himself, and has convinced the likes of Mercedes and Nike to let him travel the world on their dime, in the process.

I loved this interview with Casey Neistat on Adweek earlier this year, where he called out Apple on how much they are sucking these days. I mean, most people would keep their mouth shut and try to land them as a client but he just says exactly what he feels.

Recently 20th Century Fox approached Casey to make a video to promote their film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, and he told them all he wanted to do was fly to the Philippines and spend the entire budget helping people there. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly) they let him do it.

I think a video like this could easily feel forced and really fake but because everything Casey does has this real honest vibe to it, it works.

Watch the video he made for them below!

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17.12.13 by Jeff

“BORED GAME” Parody Ad Spot by Dark Igloo

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Warning: This video contains nostalgia overload. If you grew up when I did, this parody ad spot by Dark Igloo will unlock things in your brain long since forgotten. My only complaint is the voice at the end should have been the fast-talking micro machines voice guy. Watch the video below!

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16.12.13 by Jeff

VIDEO OF THE DAY: San Diego’s Midday Freeway Traffic Reorganized by Colour

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Cy Kuckenbaker continues to experiment with collapsing time. You may remember his brilliant video: “5 Hours of Airplanes Landing in 30 Seconds”. Here he reorganizes San Diego’s midday traffic, by colour. There is no CG here, these are all real cars, they have just been re-ordered.

In many ways this reminds me of those “Time-lapse photos by Pelle Cass”.

Watch the video below!

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12.12.13 by Jeff

Behind the Scenes of Michel Gondry’s film “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?”

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Michel Gondry’s latest film “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?” is now up on iTunes. If you’ve already seen it, here’s an extra dose of inspiration in the form of a 9-minute clip of Gondry drawing and talking about the film.

Just watching him work makes me wanna throw my calendar out the window and just doodle all day. Watch below!

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