Friday, May 25, 2012

Dark Blood: River Pheonix's Last Film

Almost 18 years ago, production of the film 'Dark Blood' ended with only 10 days to go due to the sudden and unfortunate death of uprising Hollywood star River Phoenix. The insurance company wanted to have the film stock destroyed but the director, George Sluizer, personally retrieved the footage. Sluizer has now started a Cinecrowd project to get the film finished.

Yum Yum

Some really nice character animation by Yum Yum London. They have some nice James Jarvis style vinyl toys on their site too.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Eric Kelly: Boxing Trainer

Wall street weaklings pay this man to basically tell them they are terrible boxers. Directed by Animal in NY.
Thanks Anthony C.

Slinky on a Treadmill

3 minutes 20 of nail biting slinky action. Way more engaging than you would imagine.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Making The Eagleman Stag

A few weeks ago I put up the BAFTA award winning animation, The Eagleman Stag. In this entertaining behind the scenes film, Mikey Please shows how it all came about and how it was all done as well as taking us through the philosophies behind the film.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ken Burns: On Story (Telling)

Documentary legend Ken Burns shares his wisdom on the craft of story telling.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A brief history of John Baldessari

A great little piece of film narrated by Tom Waits that takes us through a brief history of American conceptual artist, John Baldessari.
Check out more of John Baldessari's work here.
Thanks Anthony C.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Skating shadows

This mesmerising video by Joe Pease feels like a dream sequence in a film, especially with the music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.

Kids say (and do) the darndest things

Here's a few vids that have been doing the rounds this week proving that kids are properly awesome. A great kids review of Skrillex, a remake of the Beasties 'Sabotage' video as a MCA tribute and a kid that wakes up to Nirvana.

You're vs Your by Mac Lethal

One for all the copywriters in da house. If you don't know the diff between 'your' and 'you're', please watch this and help bring an end to this horrifying ignorance.
Thanks Jed D.P.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Camille and Kennerly the Harp Twins

Camille and Kennerly are the best thing to happen to the Harp since, well...ever.
Thanks Tim B.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Petebox - Panther Dance

The Petebox, one of the world's most talented beatboxers, layers up his amazing vocal sounds to create a piece that would put a lot of full bands to shame.
Thanks Jed

Friday, May 11, 2012

Nike X Tom Sachs

A couple of pieces of film just released for the upcoming Nike Craft campaign produced by Tom Sachs. A nice conceptual piece called 'Space Camp' and a beautifully passionate exploration of mans relationship with materials, 'A Love Letter to Plywood'. Check out the Nike Craft site here.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Eagleman Stag

Mikey Please’s amazing paper-craft short film about a man obsessed with time, The Eagleman Stag, makes its online debut.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Tenacious D rise again

Tenacious D burn their past woes and rise from the ashes in their latest video for 'Rize of the Fenix' (sic).

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fan Art

A PBS offbook peek into the world of fan art and fiction. Taking pop culture stories and icons, the fan community extends those characters into new adventures and some amazing new art.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tattoo Poster

Chaos Crew Tattoo Studio inked all the major events of 2011 on real calf skin to create one big tattooed poster.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Signature Spike Lee

A beautiful video montage of Spike Lee's signature dolly shots.