24.09.15 by Staff

Music Video: Aidan Knight “All Clear”

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Consider this your Canadian content for the day! Excellent video by Victoria, B.C.-based production duo Ft. Langley (OPD Brooks and William Wilkinson) for experimental folk band, Aidan Knight (whose lead singer songwriter/namesake also hails from Victoria).

We asked Wilkinson about the original vision for the video and where the team’s inspiration came from:

“We really wanted to make a low quality CG Aidan Knight do dumb things. It started as a writers room joke, but it made us laugh too hard to just let go of it.

I had seen this TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley that has a scene where young Steve Jobs is screaming in a pitch black room as a form of therapy. It’s apparently called Primal Therapy, and it was briefly popular in California in the 70s. It was a big inspiration.

We found CG modelling software that let us build characters (like The Sims) and as soon as our beautiful polygon Aidan was birthed we were in love. The software is called Mixamo and it has this hilarious catalog of character animations that’s mainly geared towards games developers. We only got to use a fraction of our favourites because they were too weird, like having the character mime using a wheelchair, or walking like a ogre.

We teamed up with our friend Justin Steele and he built our Tron desert for CG Aidan to lose his mind in, we love how it turned out.

Our goal with the animation was to make it look like a band had spent a lot of money in the early 80s to make a really impressive animated sequence that wasn’t worth it. We did everything we could to simulate the processes and quality degradation involved in 80s animation, with hand aligned layers wiggling slightly, flickering, and the softness of transferring from tape to celluloid.”

Watch “All Clear” below!

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27.07.15 by Staff

What Happens When Time-lapse Photos Are Digitally Stacked Together

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Canadian photographer Matt Molloy had the brilliant idea of taking a bunch of time-lapsed photos and digitally stacking them together. The result is an amazing, brush-stroke-like effect. See more images of Molloy’s “timestack” technique and watch his tutorial video below!

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11.05.15 by Jeff

Track Premiere: Muta “At Night”

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Very excited to premiere a song by one of my favourite producers right now, Denver-based artist Muta. The song is called “At Night” and will be released on May 18th as part of Canadian label King Deluxe’s “Year Four” album, which you can pre-order here. Have a listen to the track and download it for free while you can!

 

04.03.15 by Jeff

Ring Box Dioramas by artist Talwst

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Beautiful little dioramas built inside of ring boxes by Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst. More images below!

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22.01.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Viet Cong “Silhouettes”

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Calgary indie rock band Viet Cong get a great video from director Brook Linder. The band sorta reminds me of Interpol and the video sorta reminds me of 2001 (and both are good in my books). Watch the video for “Silhouettes” below.

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08.01.15 by Jeff

Jenny Hueston

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Gorgeous photos by Los Angeles-based, Ontario-born, photographer Jenny Hueston. More images below.

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13.12.14 by Jeff

Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2014

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Here’s some weekend links for you, I dug up the 100 most popular Booooooom posts from the past year, and then whittled down the list to 15, as a sort of best of the year roundup. If you missed last year’s roundup here it is: Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2013.

 

1) Ingenious Hummingbird Flip-Books Made Out Of Recycled Bike Parts

 

2) Kid With No Money Makes His Own Action Figures Out Of Twist Ties

 

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3) Colourful Giant Handmade Textile Butteflies And Moths

 

These are Not Pieces of Trash They Are Detailed Paintings on Carved Wood

4) These Are Not Pieces Of Trash They Are Detailed Paintings On Carved Wood

 

CLASSIC ALBUM COVERS LOCATED IN GOOGLE MAPS

5) Classic Album Covers Located In Google Streetview

 

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6) Fantastic Time-Slice Photography By Dan Marker-Moore

 

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7) Incredible Folded Paintings By Artist Marcelo Daldoce

 

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8) Guitar Solo To The Exact Tune Of Japanese Politician Crying Hysterically

 

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9) Gorgeous Soft Pastel Drawings By Artist Zaria Forman

 

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10) Japanese Photographer Photoshops Herself Into Her Own Childhood Photos

 

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11) Allison Schulnik’s Fantastic Stop-Motion Animation Made Out Of Clay

 

Invention of the Day: 3D-Printed Machine Gun That Folds and Shoots Paper Airplanes

12) Guy Creates 3D-Printed Machine Gun That Folds And Shoots Paper Airplanes

 

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13) Photographer Has Her Identity Stolen And Gets Revenge With Art Project

 

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14) Meticulously Cut And Re-Arranged Photos By Artist Ed Spence

 

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15) Heavy Metal T-Shirts Made Into Handmade Quilts By Artist Ben Venom

 

 

 

22.09.14 by Jeff

Kyle Stewart

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Paintings by Toronto-based artist Kyle Stewart. More below.

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