18.09.14 by Jeff

Music Video: TJH87 “Good Life” Featuring Artwork by Illustrator Jon Boam

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I’ve always wanted to see Jon Boam’s illustrations brought to life and now thanks to animator Kalle Kotila I have! Watch this little music video for TJH87 below.

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17.09.14 by Jeff

Music Video Premiere: Benjamin Verdoes “So Bari”

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Benjamin Verdoes (formerly of Mt. Saint Helens Vietnam Band, and half of Iska Dhaaf) released a solo album at the beginning of the year called “The Evil Eye” and I’m excited to premiere the first video from the album.

“So Bari” is sung entirely in Somali and the video, directed by Tristan Seniuk, feels very much like a play as it features a series of tableaus of an imaginary place. Some nice art direction here; they did a lot with very little. Watch the video below!
 

 

Music by Benjamin Verdoes

Directed by Tristan Seniuk

 
 

16.09.14 by Jeff

Imprint Presents: Jeff Hamada (Full Video)

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In July, I flew down to Los Angeles to speak as part of Imprint Culture Lab’s on-going lecture series. One of the last speakers they had was David Choe so I had a fairly tough act to follow (he began his talk by smashing a chair on stage). Two years ago I set a goal for myself to say yes to public speaking events until I actually enjoyed doing them, and I’m excited to announce I may not ever speak publicly again; I actually enjoyed this one.

I don’t want to give away my whole talk, I’d rather you just watch it, but there’s a healthy amount of embarrassing stories, and things I’ve observed about the Internet. Specifically the way in which it’s killing creativity without most people noticing it.

Watch the full hour-long video below (if you have nothing better to do), and if you have any thoughts/insights about anything I touch on I’m totally into having a discussion in the comments section!

Hope you enjoy it.

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15.09.14 by Jeff

Kutiman Samples Amateur Youtube Musicians to Create “Give It Up”

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Ophir Kutiel aka Kutiman, is the Youtube generation’s DJ Shadow. He scours Youtube for obscure musical treasures; kids playing piano, guitar tutorials, anything he can use to make a song. Somehow he is able to weave the unrelated clips into something completely new. I’ve blogged about him numerous times but it all started with his project Thru You.

5 years later, Kutiman is set to release his follow up, Thru You Too, and his first single “Give It Up” is a masterpiece. Watch the video below!

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14.09.14 by Jeff

99 Red Balloons Song Recreated Using 4 Red Balloons

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Watch Andrew Huang use 4 red balloons to perfectly recreate the song “99 Red Balloons”. This is really satisfying to watch! He says it took him about an hour to record and then another 10 hours to fiddle around on the computer. Watch the video below.

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14.09.14 by Jeff

14 Blockbuster Movies Recreated With Stock Footage

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14 blockbuster films re-created with stock footage, how many can you name? Watch “Scenes You’ve Seen” below!

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12.09.14 by Jeff

#brilliantworks: Mist and Mirrors at Squamish Festival

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Not too long ago I was approached by Vitaminwater to create an installation at this year’s Squamish Festival. I enlisted the help of my friend, designer Alex Beim, and the team at Tangible Interaction to create a sculpture that would not only cool people off but also bring a little sense of wonder to the event. Wonder is a common theme throughout Tangible’s work, and creating extraordinary moments is sorta their specialty.

All credit goes to entire gang at Tangible Interaction; the idea, the design, the construction, they did everything. Watch the video below to see how it all went down!

 

12.09.14 by Jeff

“Diggin’ In The Carts” Documentary Series About Japanese Video Game Music

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Red Bull Music Academy has produced a fantastic documentary series called “Diggin’ In The Carts” about the secret history of Japanese video game music. Watch parts 1 and 2 below!

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