07.01.16 by Jeff

Kodak Announces New Super 8 Film Camera For Digital Generation

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This feels like April Fool’s Day in January! At CES on Tuesday, Kodak announced plans to release a new Super 8 film camera with features including, USB port, built-in mic, digital viewfinder, SD card-slot, and interchangeable lenses. Will this excite a whole new generation of young filmmakers about the film medium? Kodak hopes so!

According to the Wallstreet Journal, the cost of the camera releasing in the fall of 2016 is expected to be between $400 – $750, with a cheaper version following in 2017. Apparently the purchase of film cartridges ($50-$75) will also include the processing and creation of a digitization of the footage!

Kodak had a whole slew of A-List Hollywood directors weighing in on the importance of the film camera so it appears this is really happening. Have a look at more images of the prototype, created with industrial designer Yves Behar, below.

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27.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: “The Art of the Gag”

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In the latest instalment of the brilliant series Every Frame a Painting (click here for previous instalments), Tony Zhou explains The Art of the Gag by the original master of visual comedy, Buster Keaton. With traces of his work in everything from the shots of Wes Anderson, the physicality of Jackie Chan, and the body language of Bill Murray, you’ve seen Buster Keaton even if you think you haven’t. So how did he do it and why is he so influential? Watch (and learn) below!

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16.11.15 by Staff

Film Poster Collection from an Alternate Reality: Classic Actors Added to Modern Films

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Fantastic re-imaginings of modern movie releases, spliced together with actors and elements from older films. With a B.A. in Film and Digital Media, New York-based graphic designer/illustrator Peter Stults spends much of his time critiquing movie posters and (lucky for us) creating his own.

Check out more images from the fifth volume of his ongoing project “What If: Movies ReImagined for Another Time and Place” below! Which of these films would you wanna see?

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04.11.15 by Staff

Artist Profile: Micah Ganske

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We’ve featured Micah Ganske on the site a couple times (see here and here). Check out this video portrait, directed by Alex Amoling as part of Distinct’s doc series, to see why. In addition to offering a great introduction to his work (which combines elements of 3D printing/sci-fi/virtual reality with sculpture/painting), Ganske shares wonderful insight into his creative process and how his drive toward experimentation staves off creative blocks and cultivates the kind of inspiration that evolves gradually over time. Watch below!

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04.08.15 by Jeff

Never Hide Films: “Stories From Those Jungle Books”

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Yours Truly has been collaborating with a group of filmmakers and composers to produce a series of creative, music driven, narrative shorts for Ray Ban’s channel, Never Hide Films. Booooooom was tapped to oversee the film posters for the series, which was a fun job because it meant we got to work with a bunch of our friends.

The latest poster was created by one of our favourite illustrators, LA-based Hellen Jo, and follows posters we commissioned by Brecht Vandenbroucke and Andrea Wan.

“Stories From Those Jungle Books” was directed by Fan & Tom, and scored by Forest Swords, and serves as a reminder to celebrate every victory, every chance we get. Stay tuned for the full film!

27.07.15 by Staff

Dance of the Day: Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium

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If this is what happens when two (extremely talented) people get up in the wee hours of the morning and decide to create something, then everyone needs to be doing this.

No permits. 3 takes. Watch Nathan Mitchell dance it up in Phillip Lopez’s “Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium,” below!

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25.07.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Horizon

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“Horizon” draws attention to our limited perspectives but also the importance of overcoming limitations and expanding our worldview. Watch Gianluca Scuderi’s ode to horizon lines below!

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17.07.15 by Staff

Arcade Fire Announces Feature-Length Film

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Arcade Fire is releasing a full-length feature film on the making of their album, Reflektor, on September 24th. The Reflektor Tapes is directed by Kahlil Joseph, whose previous work with artists like Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus garnered critical acclaim. The film will feature footage from Arcade Fire’s tour, impromptu gigs, trips, and recording sessions. Watch the trailer and a portion of the film below!

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10.07.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Serbia’s Influence on Designer Аna Kraš

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Here’s a terrific little portrait of Serbian artist/designer Ana Kraš, seen through the eyes of director Aaron Rose. Rose followed Kraš around her hometown of Belgrade, and captured some beautiful images and she reflected on the things that have influenced her. Watch the video below.

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