30.06.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Event: Sports Day

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Heads up Vancouver, we’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event!

On July 11th, 4 communities will converge at the ruins of the 1951 Empire Games bicycle track, now known as China Creek North Park, for the first ever & maybe never again — SPORTS DAY: Hood Vibes Only.

On this day, Hoods will battle it out for the coveted blue, 1st place ribbon and bragging rights in an elementary school styled, semi-athletic competition for neighbourhood supremacy (aka just for fun).

Find a team, make a name, find a mascot, grab your old pinnies from elementary school, register, cancel all appointments, and get ready for a day of mind games, tug-of-war, run relays and of course beers.

With your ticket you get: a salad, a juice, 2 beers, a chance to compete in all competition, live DJ all afternoon, access to the beer garden.

Sign up for the event here.

04.06.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based Artist and Tattooer Shannon Elliott

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Tattoos by Vancouver-based artist Shannon Elliott. More images below.

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30.05.15 by Jeff

small works/Big Show

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“small works/Big Show” just opened at Untitled Art Space in Vancouver, featuring small works by big local painters and illustrators. A few more images below.

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12.05.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based People Footwear

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Just want to congratulate my friends here in Vancouver who recently launched their new brand, People Footwear. You can watch their little promo video below!

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27.04.15 by Jeff

Event: Vancouver-Based Dance Collective OURO

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Heads up Vancouver, 7pm this Friday and Saturday (May 1st and 2nd) the creative dance collective known as OURO is hosting an evening of contemporary and street dance, and will be premiering a 20-minute piece that they’ve been developing over the last six months. Both nights will feature several performances, visual arts, and yummy drinks courtesy of the folks at The Juice Truck. No tickets to purchase, it’s by donation at the door.

Full disclosure, my girlfriend is one of the dancers in the show. I’ll be there both nights helping setup, so if you come out please say hello! I know nothing about contemporary dance but I’ve seen OURO perform twice and their work is really fun and accessible – you’ll enjoy it.

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09.04.15 by Jeff

“A Risky Jump” by Artist Scott Billings

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Love this piece by Vancouver-based artist Scott Billings, currently on show at WAAP. “A Risky Jump” is a kinetic sculpture that projects a video clip as it moves. This gave me so many ideas! Watch the video below!

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31.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: The World’s First Hyperlapse 16mm Film (1995)

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According to Wikipedia, American filmmaker Dan Eckert coined the term “hyperlapse” in 2012, referring to a method of filmmaking where a camera is aimed at a fixed point while it is moved large distances. Single images are then aligned in post production to produce a fluid motion. The technique however can be traced back to a filmmaker named Guy Roland who invented it in 1986 and utilized it in a Super8 mm film called “Pace” in 1991.

Roland shot the film you see here, “Pacer”, in 1995 using a 16mm Bolex camera, and it’s a thing of beauty. The original negative of this film was apparently destroyed in it’s only printing in 1995, and that print was digitally transferred last year and painstakingly remastered earlier this year (the version that you see below).

A little side note for Vancouverites, Roland began shooting “Spacer” in Vancouver in 2001 using digital cameras (in the painful early days of digital photography) which was released in 2004 and won many awards before the National Film Board of Canada bought it in 2006 and it’s name became “Kino Citius”. The NFB had plans to follow it up with a digital large format film with Roland, but it was eventually cancelled.

Watch “Pacer” (1995) below. It is amazing what our phones can do with the Hyperlapse app now when you consider how much work it was to achieve this effect back then.

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31.03.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: “Side One” by Antosh Cimoszko

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Chill vibes from Vancouver, Side One by Antosh Cimoszk. Watch it below.

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