My absolute favourite video series on the entire Internet (previously featured here and here and here) returns with a new episode. “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” is terrific series of shorts by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling that utilize puppets, live-action, and animation to create a sort of bizarro Muppet world.
Every episode begins as a cheerful kids show and eventually shifts into something a little more creepy and sinister. Wonderfully dark humour, exquisite set and character design, flawless editing and art direction; this is as good as it gets as far as I’m concerned.
Watch “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 4″ below!
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.
When I saw Dimitri Basil’s video for Vance Joy’s “Riptide” earlier this year I made a mental note to keep an eye on him. There’s this absurd energy in his storytelling that is so fresh and engaging. Roman Coppola recently selected Dimitri’s film “Tangerine” as the top short in his one minute film competition. All I can say is I really wish it had been a 20 minute film competition.
Watch “Tangerine” below.