Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Longest ever one shot music video


What's the best way to promote the town of Grand Rapids Michigan? A 10 minute, one shot video to the sounds of Don McLean's American Pie of course!
Real pick up trucks, carnations and warm fuzzy communal feelings included.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Trigger's Farewell Friday


A Friday tribute to one of our designers Mike W. who leaves us today to pursue a life of tech house and design in Berlin.

Crowd sourced film making


You may have seen the trailer for ‘Iron Sky’ - you can check it out here. The really interesting thing about this film is the production, funding and promotion is all crowd sourced. Other platforms like Kickstarter also seem to be effectively raising money for indy film projects all over the world. Smash the state, power to the people.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cinemagraphs















Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg take the humble animated Gif to the next level with their 'Cinemagraphs'.

Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma


Hip Hop gives Classical a gang handshake in this mesmerising clip of Lil Buck dancing to the haunting sounds of Yo Yo Ma's cello.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Darth Salsa


It doesn't really matter how many cool things you have seen this week, it will be hard to beat a trombone playing Darth Vader that can Salsa dance.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Foo puppets


Puppetised Foo fighters by Phil Hodges for the 'This Video Sucks' contest.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hawaii chair



All the cool kids are rocking stand up desks now. Stuff that, we are getting Hawaii chairs.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Napoleon Dynamite Toon


Fox is developing a cartoon version of Napoleon Dynamite, actually looks like it could be funny.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hesher


We are digging the look of upcoming film 'Hesher' starring Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson. Rock on.

Iron Sky


Iron Sky looks awesome, shame we have to wait almost a year to see it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bad Ass Honey Badger


Who would have thought Honey Badgers were so tough? Crazy.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean


Nice little old-school style super-8 music vid by our friend Sean Pecknold.
Thanks Matt H.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Project Nim


From the Oscar-winning team behind 'Man on a Wire' comes the story of Nim, the first chimpanzee to learn sign language and be raised as a human child.

Vegan Black Metal Chef


If you are sick of Masterchef already here's a cooking show where no one ever cries.
Thanks Chris H.

Death Cab for Cutie by Shepard Fairey


Death Cab for Cutie's latest vid goes inside the world of poster artist Shepard Fairey.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Battles Ice Cream


Nice little vid for Battles new track 'Ice Cream' which is kind of like a moving mashed up version of a cool visual blog.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Good Lord


God might seem old to some but now he has a new thing.

Press Pause Play



Some sneak peeks from PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

F5 Live Titles


Some fun new titling for F5 Live by design driven animation company Buck. The good stuff starts around 1:50.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May the 4th be with you



May the 4th be with you - We are celebrating the nerdiest and awesomest holiday by enjoying these old favourites.

Lee Jeffries






















It's fair to say every photographers book has portraits and it's only once in a while you see some that blow your mind. Lee Jeffries captures some amazing characters in this series of homeless people. Make sure you check out the rest here.

Will Ferrell on Conan


Will Ferrell taunts Conan during his pre 'Beardpoclypse' interview.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MTV


Cool history of MTV animation using popping balloons. I guess that is 'Pop Frame' animation? Sorry couldn't resist.

Adam Buxton comments


YouTube comments are often funnier than the videos themselves. British Comedian and filmmaker Adam Buxton presents YouTube comments in a whole new light. Hilarious.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sax crimes


If you hate 80's Saxophone solos this just might be enough to make you fall in love with them.
Thanks Jay G.