08.12.14 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Skateboarding Inside Abandoned Multi-Million Dollar Aspotogan Resort in Nova Scotia

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Twenty years ago construction crews abandoned construction on a multi million dollar resort development on a remote peninsula in Nova Scotia. In September of this year, Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers, Joey Brezinski and several other skaters got the opportunity to skate inside the unfinished hotel.

My friends, director Alex Craig, and the Zenga Bros used materials found around the resort to build features around the 175,000 square foot area.

 

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Watch Red Bull’s “Last Resort: Aspotogan” below!

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08.12.14 by Jeff

James Rieck

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Paintings based on clothing catalogs, by Los Angeles-based artist James Rieck. More below.

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08.12.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Tourist “Illuminate” Feat. Years & Years

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Super fresh style in this animation directed by Nicolas Ménard, for Tourist’s song “Illuminate”. The visual style is a nod to two video games: X (Gameboy), and Super World Runner (NES).

“In 1992, a man receives love letters in Korean. Since Google Translate doesn’t exist yet, he’s left confused. What could this mean?”

Watch the animation below.

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06.12.14 by Jeff

Tumblr of the Day: John & Wolf

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My favourite Tumblr (and Instagram) right now is John & Wolf, featuring the adventures of illustrator John Stortz and his beautiful dog. You can tell how much I like it based on the number of images below.

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05.12.14 by Jeff

Alana Paterson

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Heads up my friend photographer Alana Paterson is having a little print sale, some good sized 16x20s to be had! Check ‘em out here.

05.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Jackie Chan and the Art of Editing an Action Comedy Film

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Filmmaker Tony Zhou returns with another brilliant video for “Every Frame A Painting”, his on-going series of video essays on all things film. In this episode Tony breaks down the genius of Jackie Chan and the art of making a good action comedy. Chan has terrific insights into the proper way to cut together action, and the video illustrates how many of today’s editors and directors are ruining films with their editing and framing choices.

This video is for anyone who has tried to watch a Transformers film and had no idea what happened during any of the action sequences. If you’re a filmmaker, of any kind, this is required viewing. Watch the video below.

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05.12.14 by Jeff

Sung Kook Kim

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Paintings by Korean artist Sung Kook Kim. More below.

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05.12.14 by Jeff

Grant Harder

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Photos by Vancouver-based photographer Grant Harder. More below.

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