19.10.15 by Staff

Unique Collaboration for Paul Thomas Anderson and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood


Jonny Greenwood composed original music for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), and Inherent Vice (2014). However, Anderson’s latest takes their collaboration a step further. Junun marks Anderson’s first foray into documentary filmmaking as he follows Greenwood to northwest India where he records an album of the same name. Watch, or even just listen to, the trailer below!

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28.09.15 by Jeff

Official Trailer: First-Ever Daft Punk Documentary ‘Unchained’


The official trailer for Daft Punk Unchained, the first-ever documentary on the elusive duo, has been released! The film, directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre, features interviews with many of their friends and collaborators including: Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, and Michel Gondry.

Most of the footage in the trailer of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo appears to be archival clips but the shot at the end seems to suggest we’ll get to see them with their helmets off (I doubt it). Daft Punk Unchained will premiere June 24th on Canal+ in France.

Watch the official trailer for Daft Punk Unchained below.

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23.09.15 by Staff

13-ft Flower Bouquet in the Middle of the Ocean


Part of his ongoing project, “In Bloom” (which aims to create giant bouquets of flowers in places where they wouldn’t naturally occur), flower artist Azuma Makoto and his team constructed a 13-foot flower bouquet in the middle of the Hinoba-an Sea in the Philippines.

Made from 10,000 heliconia flowers and 100 banana leaves, the making-of images are almost as beautiful as the final piece. See more images below! You can also check out a short documentary of the project here.

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17.08.15 by Staff

Mini Documentary of the Day: The Wanderlust of #Vanlife

van-lifePhoto via Van Life

You may remember a post about Foster Huntington’s Kickstarter for The Cinder Cone back in February. Huntington was also the man behind the #vanlife hashtag on Instagram, cataloguing the time he spent living out of his camper van.

“The Wanderlust of #Vanlife” is a short documentary, produced by The Atlantic, focusing on the people who choose to undertake the van lifestyle and the community it’s created. Watch the video below!

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12.08.15 by Jeff

Short Documentary: Wizard Mode


I’ve been waiting for this since the day my friends, Vancouver-based filmmakers, Salazar told me about their project. Wizard Mode, follows champion pinballer, Robert Gagno, as he battles the international competitive pinball world and the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. There is so much in this little portrait, I love it.

Keep in mind this is the short film version of what Salazar hopes will become a feature-length documentary (crowdfunding campaign to start in September). Watch “Wizard Mode” below!

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12.08.15 by Staff

Short Documentary: The Tale of Ikiré Jones


Fantastic short by Brooklyn-based director and cinematographer, J.M. Harper. “The Tale of Ikiré Jones,” presents an inspiring portrait of two people (Walé Oyéjidé and Sam Hubler) passionate about African fashion and the personal history that goes into the stories we tell through the clothes we wear. Watch the full video below!

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28.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Kinabuhi – A Portrait of Filipino Coconut Farmers


Filmmaker Danny Cooke’s short documentary, Kinabuhi, is a beautiful portrait of a group of Filipino coconut farmers whose livelihood is in doubt. Plenty of gorgeous shots in this short documentary to draw you right in. I was immediately struck by how dangerous these farmers jobs are, and there is just something so satisfying about watching people with a mastery of very specific skills. The man in the image above is casually climbing a tree cutting little footholds as he goes.

Watch Kinabuhi below.

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Year of Ping Pong


New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor and Table Tennis enthusiast, Will Shortz, committed himself to playing table-tennis every day for an entire year. He was motivated when he was told that ping pong stimulated all the parts of the brain that crossword puzzles didn’t. This guy has been a huge inspiration to me over the years, I love his Sunday Puzzle show on NPR.

Find out if he reached his goal by watching Supermarché’s short on Shortz’s experience below!

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