Riveting paintings by Japanese artist Takahiro Hirayabashi wherein the beautiful subjects take on demonic features under closer inspection. Continue below to see even more of Takahiro’s work.
My absolute favourite video series on the entire Internet (previously featured here and here and here) returns with a new episode. “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is terrific series of shorts by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling that utilize puppets, live-action, and animation to create a sort of bizarro Muppet world.
Every episode begins as a cheerful kids show and eventually shifts into something a little more creepy and sinister. Wonderfully dark humour, exquisite set and character design, flawless editing and art direction; this is as good as it gets as far as I’m concerned.
Watch “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4″ below!
Love the energy in this video, “Vicious Circle”, shot in Paris by Olivier Fanchon. A great edit featuring Yoan Taillandier, Greg Cuadrado, Lucien Clarke, Karl Salah, Sam Partaix, Vincent Touzery and Leo Valls. Turn your speakers up, Nine Inch Nails was a good choice. Watch the video below.
According to Wikipedia, American filmmaker Dan Eckert coined the term “hyperlapse” in 2012, referring to a method of filmmaking where a camera is aimed at a fixed point while it is moved large distances. Single images are then aligned in post production to produce a fluid motion. The technique however can be traced back to a filmmaker named Guy Roland who invented it in 1986 and utilized it in a Super8 mm film called “Pace” in 1991.
Roland shot the film you see here, “Pacer”, in 1995 using a 16mm Bolex camera, and it’s a thing of beauty. The original negative of this film was apparently destroyed in it’s only printing in 1995, and that print was digitally transferred last year and painstakingly remastered earlier this year (the version that you see below).
A little side note for Vancouverites, Roland began shooting “Spacer” in Vancouver in 2001 using digital cameras (in the painful early days of digital photography) which was released in 2004 and won many awards before the National Film Board of Canada bought it in 2006 and it’s name became “Kino Citius”. The NFB had plans to follow it up with a digital large format film with Roland, but it was eventually cancelled.
Watch “Pacer” (1995) below. It is amazing what our phones can do with the Hyperlapse app now when you consider how much work it was to achieve this effect back then.