18.12.13 by Jeff

Casey Neistat spends 20th Century Fox’s Marketing Budget on Typhoon Relief in the Philippines

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Filmmaker Casey Neistat just might have the best job in the world. He’s made a career out of turning the camera on himself, and has convinced the likes of Mercedes and Nike to let him travel the world on their dime, in the process.

I loved this interview with Casey Neistat on Adweek earlier this year, where he called out Apple on how much they are sucking these days. I mean, most people would keep their mouth shut and try to land them as a client but he just says exactly what he feels.

Recently 20th Century Fox approached Casey to make a video to promote their film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, and he told them all he wanted to do was fly to the Philippines and spend the entire budget helping people there. Surprisingly (or not surprisingly) they let him do it.

I think a video like this could easily feel forced and really fake but because everything Casey does has this real honest vibe to it, it works.

Watch the video he made for them below!

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04.12.13 by Jeff

A film by Celia Rowlson-Hall

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This is my super talented friend Celia Rowlson-Hall scouting locations for her new film. She’s directed a couple Vimeo Staff Picks in the last year or so, and done choreography for bands like Sleigh Bells, and Mayer Hawthorne, oh and also for shows like HBO’s GIRLS.

What I’m trying to say is her film is gonna be good. Learn more about it over on Kickstarter.

03.07.13 by Jeff

Adi Goodrich

Set designs by director designer Adi Goodrich
Set designs by Adi Goodrich. More below!

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17.10.12 by Jeff

“The Audition” – Celia Rowlson-Hall

The Audition by Celia Rowlson-Hall
Celia Rowlson-Hall is a filmmaker, artist, dancer, you name it. She’s choregraphed music videos for MGMT, Chromeo, SebastiAn, and many others. I am a fan. Here is her take on the “delightful” experience that is auditioning. Watch below!

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07.06.12 by Jeff

Lumbering Planes (excerpt)

 Lumbering Planes excerpt by Callum Cooper
Another experiment from brilliant mind of Callum Cooper, remember he’s the guy that made this.

Watch below!

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29.08.11 by Jeff

Russell Weekes

Drawings by Russell Weekes. Love this crossword especially!

Illustrator director Russell Weekes
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01.06.09 by Jeff

Ray Tintori / Death to the Tinman

Thank you to David and weloveyouso for putting me onto this fantastic short film by Ray Tintori. The 24 year old recently made a name for himself helming the spectacular video for MGMT’s Time to Pretend but before that he was making awesome short films in college! ENJOY.

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View the film below!

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29.01.09 by Jeff

Kris Moyes

Kris Moyes is quickly becoming one of the most exciting music video directors to come along in awhile. While none of his videos made it on my Best of 2008 list, they all seemed to have at least one section that got me hitting rewind over and over to analyze what he’d done. Head over to his site to get inspired! Make sure you watch his video for Beck, and his commercial for Cadbury is great too.

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