01.12.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Mr. Oizo “HAM” Directed by Eric Wareheim Starring John C. Reilly

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Eric Wareheim’s latest video for Mr. Oizo’s “HAM” is a pretty harsh critique of American culture. John C. Reilly is almost unrecognizable as an obese scooter-driving monster.

“I was visiting my relatives in St. Louis and we were going to a Wal-Mart to stock up on ammunition because my uncle was going to take us shooting at the range. And at the Wal-Mart there were about six or seven enormously obese people on Rascal scooters all trying to get in the front door at the same time. It was like a logjam. Then I walked in and noticed more of these Rascal scooters were going up to McDonald’s, which was inside Wal-Mart, and they would get their Big Macs and sodas and they would shop with the food, so they would be taking clothes and putting them on their bodies for sizing and they’d be all stained with ketchup and meat grease. It was just unbelievable. And then we went to the ammunition section and it’s literally right next to the toy section, which I couldn’t believe. So this whole idea of how our society is going toward fast food, obesity, and all the gun violence that’s been going on for the past couple years—it hit me really hard and I wanted to make something kind of showing the future of America, or actually present day America. A lot of my work doesn’t really have a social statement but this one leans a little more toward that.” – Eric Wareheim (source)

Watch the video below (warning: it gets a little violent).

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28.11.14 by Jeff

Animation: RL Grime ft. Djemba Djemba “Valhalla”

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Love David Rudnick’s graphic work and typography for RL Grime’s debut album, VOID. This is flawless work, and I love how it carries over into the animation for RL Grime’s single “Valhalla”. The video was directed by David Rudnick and Daniel Swan, and features animation by Bob Walmsley and Andrew Keyser. Watch it below.

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28.11.14 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: Animation Made With Sound-Responsive Algorithms

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Cool music video by Jeremy Rotsztain for Russian musician COH created using sound-responsive algorithms. I imagine this is what people with synesthesia see when they hear music. Watch “BECHA-KPACHA” below.

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25.11.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Trevor Dickson “Powers”

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This guy really needs a girlfriend. Romain Laurent directs this video for “Powers” by Trevor Dickson. Submitted via November Submissions. Watch the music video below.

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24.11.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “The Upsetter” Music Video by Encyclopedia Pictura

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Fantastic music video by one of my favourite director teams Encyclopedia Pictura. Not exactly your typical love story. Watch the video for Metronomy’s song “The Upsetter” below, and also a behind the scenes video of some of their process behind the elaborate costuming.

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24.11.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Skrillex “F— That”

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In keeping with the theme of music that’s not my cup of tea made better by a captivating video, Skrillex gets a beauty from director Nabil Elderkin. If you know his work, you know it’s worth peeping (he made this and this and a million other amazing videos). Watch the video below!

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23.11.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Brodinski “Can’t Help Myself”

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Lotsa great videos coming out lately! Looooove this one for Brodinski, directed by Megaforce. Song is kinda whatever, but the visuals take it to another level. Watch the video for “Can’t Help Myself” below!

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14.11.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Color War “Shapeshifting”

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Great energy in this video for Color War, directed by Crystal Moselle, featuring Cassiel Eatlock, Isabel Ball and Elizabeth Van Genderen. Watch “Shapeshifting” below.

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