24.05.17 by Jeff

Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.

 

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08.02.17 by Jeff

Magic Hour Photo Club: Challenge #1 – Can You Find these 9 Photos on Our Site?

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We’re launching a little club for those of you who enjoy photography, called the Magic Hour Photo Club! We have lots of fun things planned and we’ve made some hats to celebrate! Some will be for sale, and some will be awarded to people just for taking part in various photo challenges.

We aren’t officially starting the challenges quite yet but we have a mini-challenge here, and the first person to complete it gets sent a hat, a roll of film, and a sticker pack.

Below are cropped sections of 9 photos from 9 different photography posts on our site (see full size here). The first person to send an email to xxxxxxxxxxx with links to the 9 photography posts that contain these images gets all the goods. If you find all 9 but aren’t the first one to do it, we’ll still send you some little goodies (as supplies last). You’ll find the images on photography posts between today and January 1st 2016.

***This challenge is now over!***

Congratulations to Edmond Ng for finding all the images the fastest! You’re the first person to get one these hats! Stay tuned there will be more challenges on the way!

 

 

Starting tomorrow we’ll update this post with larger and larger crops of each photo as the hunt goes on. Good luck and stay tuned for the official launch of Magic Hour Photo Club!

Update 4pm: Here’s a better look at all 9 images below!

 

 

Also found a box of Kodak Portra film that was kept on ice (expired now) but will definitely be sending out rolls of that and other film along with sticker packs to people who find them all!

Update: Feb 9th – these might be the final hints!

 

 

 

25.01.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide: Best Animations of the Week

If you’re an animator looking for inspiration make sure you peep the animation section of Booooooom TV. We’re working hard to make it a collection of the best animated work on the Internet. Here’s a few recommendations:

1. A barrage of short animations by Max Litvinov (a personal fav)

2. Jurriaan & Merijn Hos’ spectacular work for Down The Rabbit Hole Festival

3. Manabu Himeda has lost his mind – this animation is CRAZY!

BONUS: Missed posting this one when I was away in Japan – “Johnny Bubble” by Alan Resnick is an absurd masterpiece.

22.08.16 by Jeff

Doodle Hunt Winners + The Big Doodle Reveal

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A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Doodle Hunt with Society6! It was a lot of fun seeing all the tweets and stuff from all the hunters! A quick FYI, due to the small hiccup with the mailer we’ll be emailing every single one of you who found all the doodles with a little extra thank you for participating!

What a fun way to bring together the Booooooom and Society6 communities! Special thanks to our official Doodlers, Sara Maese, WishCandy, and Nicole Xu for creating some really terrific artwork for us (to hide)!

And now, here are the Doodle Hunt prize winners:

(2) Main Prizes: $500 Society6 Gift Cards:

Kristine V
Jonah C

(5) Secondary Prizes: $100 Society6 Gift Cards:

David A
Sam H
Phil R
Lucy R
Maria G

Congratulations to these lucky hunters, and thank you to everyone who participated. You will all be contacted via email, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Now for the big Doodle Reveal, have a look below at all the amazing artwork that we commissioned for the Doodle Hunt! Thanks again to the gang at Society6 and to everyone who participated, this was so much fun for us, hopefully for you too!

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23.06.16 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

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Lots of new content going up daily on our video platform, Booooooom TV. All film and video content will be published there so you should bookmark it if you haven’t already.

I recommend watching:

1) This clip of a producer you probably never heard of called Jblack.

2) This short film on the unknown art of foley.

3) The final episode of the greatest internet series ever made.

 

19.04.16 by Jeff

Giveaway: Limited Edition Ultimate Ears Speaker Designed by Artist James Reka

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This week we have a giveaway designed by one of our friends, Australian artist James Reka. Ultimate Ears have just released a limited edition version of their UE BOOM 2 wireless speaker, featuring Reka’s signature graphics (retail value $199 USD).

If you’d like to snag this deluxe speaker, let us know what song you’d listen to first, in the comments below! We’ll pick a winner on May 6th.

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23.12.15 by Jeff

The 20 Most Memorable Music Videos of 2015

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Here’s my picks for the 20 best, most creative, funny, beautiful, memorable videos of 2015. I don’t believe any other sites chose the video I picked for Video of the Year. It took me awhile to edit this down from a list I had of 50 or so videos. Hope you find a couple that you overlooked this year, and if you disagree with my list, let me what your top 20 is in the comments. FKA Twigs is not on this list so let the disagreements begin.

Watch all the videos below!

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04.12.15 by Jeff

Giveaway: Vinyl Moon

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I think it’s safe to say these are the most deluxe mixtapes ever made. Music blogger Brandon Bogajewicz’s concept behind the Vinyl Moon project is simple: Subscribers get a new mixtape mailed to them each month, on limited edition vinyl, with beautiful packaging by a new different designer.

The images above are of Volume 3, featuring packaging designed by Clint Soren. You can see volumes 1 and 2 (designed by Joseph Veazey and Keith Negley respectively) below.

So if you’re a music lover, today’s your lucky day! We have two prizes for Booooooom readers: 1 set of volumes 1-3 (sold out) and 1 three-month subscription to Vinyl Moon. All you have to do is leave a comment below with the name of a song that you think Brandon should include on an upcoming mixtape! I’ll let him pick 2 winners on December 18th.

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