Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Solar Scale

On a dry lake bed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.


To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

97%

Via an app on his phone, Bert discovers that a 97% love match is near. Will he find her before the subway reaches the end of the line? A charming short film that has one a slew of awards.


97% (Short film) from Ben Brand on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

CYMATICS

Nigel Stanford uses Cymatics to produce a very cool music video. Visit his website for more and some great behind the scenes "making of" videos.


Monday, 19 October 2015

Smooth Shakuhachi

Professional shakuhachi (bamboo flute) player Yoshimi Tsujimoto and a backup duo of koto players put a Japanese twist on Michael Jackson‘s classic song: Smooth Criminal. What a great sound!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Backbeat To The Future

I really should be posting this on the 21st October but I couldn't wait. For you see on that date we will have reached the point in time that Marty McFly travelled to in Back To The Future. To celebrate, Eclectic Method has created a mega-remix of BTTF sounds for you to boogie along to. Great Scott!


Friday, 9 October 2015

Luthier

Alex Bishop is an expert luthier, transforming wood into complex musical instruments. In this mesmerising short film, we get a snapshot of his life as an artist. "There's something about working with your hands and working with wood that detaches you from technology," Bishop says. "You don't have the obstacles of everyday life in the 21st century, and that's a liberating experience."


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Cardboard Car

I'm not sure how well it last in the wet but Lexus have made a beautifully crafted car...Entirely out of cardboard. Inspired by origami it looks absolutely stunning.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Greenwood

I both love and hate this video. On the one hand it reeks of hipster indulgence. Over-used faux vintage tints to the colour palette; craftsmen with beards, brand new clothing and brand new tools; worst of all is the apparent gratuitous use of green wood. Is it sustainable? Wastage? On the other hand, it is beautifully shot and to see someone work in the natural environment with natural materials is always a joy for me. You decide for yourself.


Greenwood from Adam Newport-Berra on Vimeo.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Chuck Jones

From the same guy that made the film about Vancouver I posted about last month, comes this tribute to a childhood icon of mine. Chuck Jones, one of the all-time masters of visual comedy, was responsible for the Looney Tunes cartoons by Warner Brothers. Seeing for the first time the genius behind these short masterpieces, makes me appreciate them all the more.


Chuck Jones - The Evolution of an Artist from Tony Zhou on Vimeo.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Inferno

The "time slice" or "bullet time" photography technique that was first used to great effect in The Matrix is still very cool. However, like anything else it is even cooler once you add fire. Using 48 dSLR's, two high-speed cameras and a couple of fire-breathers, this looks awesome. Remember, no CGI is used here.


Inferno - Bullet Time Camera Array from Mitch Martinez on Vimeo.
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