29.12.14 by Jeff

Relaxing Video of the Day: 27-Second Barrel in Africa Wins Surfline’s GoPro of the World Contest

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This video is from a couple months back but nice to watch after a hectic Monday. Earlier this year Koa Smith submitted this footage from an epic wave he caught in Skeleton Bay, Namibia. The clip landed him the $20,000 top prize in Surfline’s GoPro of the World contest. When I watch it I can’t help but think about the amazing planet we live on. Watch the video below (slow-mo first and then the original clip).

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29.12.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Anton Alvarez

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Here’s a great video on designer Anton Alvarez and his fantastic thread-wrapping machine, from Vans’ documentary series. Watch the video below.

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29.12.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Sythe “Just You”

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Another lo-fi chilled out video animated by Tim Hoyle aka El Tacodor, this time for Vancouver-based Sythe. Watch the video below.

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22.12.14 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Go! by Dante Zaballa

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Love this short animation for LoopdeLoop, by Buenos Aires-based animator Dante Zaballa. Watch “Go!” below.

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22.12.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Anneka “End Of It”

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Music and visuals by Brighton-based musician Anneka. Watch the video “End Of It” below.

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20.12.14 by Jeff

Feel Good Video of the Day: B-Boy Culture Breaking Out of Mumbai’s Biggest Slum

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I really enjoyed this mini-doc that is essentially a lighthearted Indian B-boy version of Billy Elliot. 15-year old Vikram lives in Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, India. It’s the largest slum in India, and actually one of the largest in the world. He tells his parents he’s going out to get milk but secretly he is learning to break.

Watch “The SlumGods of Mumbai: Hope, Hip-Hop and The Dharavi Way” below!

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19.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: La Primavera Negra (The Black Spring)

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My friend Benjamin Loeb passed along this beautiful short he worked on as the director of photography. This is actually the second chapter of a trilogy of dance films, directed by Copenhagen-based photographer, Esteban. La Primavera Negra is Spanish for ‘The Black Spring’. Nowness premiered the first chapter earlier this month, you can watch it here.

Watch “La Primavera Negra – Chapter Two” below!

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18.12.14 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Gold and Grey

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I saw this video on The Berrics way back in June (I mentioned it here) and loved it, but there was no embed link to share the video. Really excited for it to finally show up on Vimeo! This is Kyle Camarillo’s entry into the REDirect film series, a collaboration between RED cameras and The Berrics, featuring 12 visionary filmmakers.

This was my favourite of the entire series, and its pretty much two guys, Miles Silvas and Jack Curtin, tearing up San Francisco for the entire clip. Love the sense of speed in it. Watch “Gold and Grey” below.

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