23.07.15 by Jeff

Clara Aranovich’s Whimsical Tale of Blindness For Matthew E. White’s “Vision”

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Another playful video from director-to-keep-your-eye-on Clara Aranovich (she also directed this) featuring Caitlin Stasey and Edi Gathegi as a pair of blind people who face off with some bullies. At the risk of ruining part of the video I have to mention that the dance sequence was choreographed by one of my favourites Jillian Meyers. I love the magical realism vibe here.

Watch Clara Aranovich’s video for Matthew E. White’s “Vision” below.

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23.07.15 by Kory Kingsley

Photographer Wouter Van de Voorde

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Australia-based Landscape Photographer Wouter Van de Voorde shares some recent images from a new, ongoing series documenting forests in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. Take a look at more of these wonderful landscapes below!

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22.07.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Mr Bingo’s Hate Mail

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In 2011, London-based illustrator Mr Bingo took to Twitter, offering to post personalized hate mail to the first person to respond to his tweet. What started with “Fuck you Jonathan, fuck you and fuck your shit legs” turned into a full-blown Hate Mail service that would go on to sell out within minutes every time it was offered.

Mr Bingo is now looking to release Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection. The prospective retrospective will showcase 156 of his favourite postcards. See more images and check out Mr Bingo’s rapping promo video below!

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22.07.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kit King

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Paintings by Ontario-based artist Kit King who often collaborates with her husband Oda. Take a look at more of their collaborative work below.

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22.07.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sean Lewis

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Works by Toronto-based illustrator Sean Lewis. More images below.

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22.07.15 by Staff

Star Wars Japanese Woodblock Prints

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“Rhythm Force” is a project attempting to renew interest in the traditional Japanese craft of Ukiyo-e (woodblock printing) by replacing the folk-tale imagery typically depicted with scenes from Star Wars. Artist Masumi Ishikawa designed the prints and master engravers carved the wood blocks.

Limited edition prints of three hand-carved compositions are available through the Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake. See more images from the project below!

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22.07.15 by Jeff

Risky Underwater Long-Take Music Video Features World Champion Freediver

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Directors TS&R spent a few years planning one of the riskiest music videos I’ve seen in awhile. It’s risky in terms of the actual production but also in what it asks of the audience. The team at Pier Pictures had a bold vision to make a single-take music video featuring a character in a life-or-death situation, filmed entirely underwater for the duration of the song.

While it was not my favourite thing to watch, I applaud the efforts of those involved (especially world champion freediver Marina Kazankova) to create something more experiential than your typical rock music video.

Watch the video for Highly Suspect’s “Lydia” below.

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22.07.15 by Jeff

Insane Video of the Day: Pro Surfer Mick Fanning Attacked by Shark During Surfing Final in South Africa

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THIS IS CRAZY. Just as the final of the J-Bay Open at South Africa’s Jeffreys Bay was getting underway on Sunday, surfer Mick Fanning was attacked by a shark on live television. Miraculously he was able to get away completely unscathed, punching the shark in the back, before being rescued. The final was eventually cancelled when two other sharks were spotted in the area.

It is insane to me that they continue to surf here when there are so many shark-related incidents. Pretty wild to see this all caught on tape, but isn’t it only a matter of time before something worse happens? Is it worth it? Watch the full video clip of the event below.

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