Emil Sellström: MTV Night Video 2012
Don’t try to put language on it. Just enjoy.
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Emil Sellström: MTV Night Video 2012
Don’t try to put language on it. Just enjoy.
Two diverse spots, one diverse dude, Daniel Garcia
Everything a music video should be in my opinion is beautiful and loosely narrative. If it does any job at all of revealing the zeitgeist then I’m even happier, whether it be intentional or not. Music videos today often neglect their ability to serve as a time capsules for generations. This video for Mates of State by director Daniel Garcia both tells the story of a party crashing bear with an internal conflict too big to solve, and simultaneously captures the spirit of 2008 thanks to the styling of Alice Bertay.
On the flip side, how do you make a successful animated video? While it’s a harder concept to pin down, due to all of the added challenges animation creates, the same rules apply. In this fun video for Ghostly International, we get to see three pals literally bring the color back to a gray city. While the story might not be the most innovative idea ever, it entertains. The artwork painted by Liz Artinian is perfect. It recalls early cartoons without coming off as too kitsch; it’s almost modern in some ways. Oh, and the animation, perfect.
You can download the entire album “Ghostly Swim” which I cannot vouch for but hear is very good. You can also watch the video here. Apologies for the link I believe the video is still exclusive and can only be seen on this website for now.
Holy Fuck – Milkshake (animation by Chad VanGaalen)
The Aliens are Coming
Remember when motion graphics were fun? Remember when it was just you and a couple of friends screaming and playing your music and somehow making amazing spots in spite of short deadlines and small budgets. A few ambitious kids in New York are keeping that spirit alive under the name “Alien Kung Fu”.
The main site is still coming but in the meantime chew on these promos for Spike influenced by Peter Max; make sure to check out the extras as well. If you need more, there’s a nice mix of live action and CG below for Hitman.
These guys are fresh out the gate and already displaying some versatility that most new companies ignore.They’ve got a new address down in SOHO and they’re here to take that pitch away from you.
Two, with love… From Nathan Love.
“Nathan Love” Has Arrived
When it comes to displaying your work, some companies just “get it”. Nathan Love is obviously one of them. With their clean, easy to navigate website, free of pop ups and annoying browser resize issues, it’s easy to predict that although they are a new company, they will outlast more than a few. Add them to your bookmarks and check back often as Joe has told me several new and very interesting internal spots will be posted soon.
Nathan Love is: Joe Burrascano, Kate Burrascano, and Dan Vislocky, joined by another half dozen talented people and animals. They are located in New York and they are here to make you smile.
Megunica Trailer is up!
Daniel Garcia & Mixtape Club Direct “Me-I” for TV On the Radio
Daniel Garcia directed this video for T.V. on the Radio with the help of Mixtape Club. The narrative matches the lyrics and quirkiness of the song, titled “Me-I”, perfectly. Quirkiness is a delicate thing and can go very very wrong if not handled with some sophistication. Dan G. plus the Mixtape club have more than enough tricks up their sleeve to handle such a challenge. That’s just an opinion, and opinions are bullshit, in my opinion.
The Video is a web exclusive so you’ll have to use the Adult Swim flash player to view it, sorry.
And don’t miss the production shots!
BNS Jeep, Part Two
Paris is burning
Paris is on fire again (the city, not the socialite whore). Every time I turn around there’s another hot track or remix or…. girl and they’re always from Paris. In France there’s a term, “BranchÃ©”. It means “plugged in” or “connected”. It’s the equivalent of “cool” in the U.S. If you’re BranchÃ© and you were in Paris a couple of years ago, you may have found yourself sweating it out to SebastiAn in the basement of some hot Parisian club like “Paris Paris“. Thanks to the success of last year’s collaboration between Justice and Simian Mobile Disco (you may remember the EMA’s and Kanye West’s infamous outrage) it seems like everyone is talking about Ed Banger records. It’s only a matter of time before your mother knows the label as well as she’s comfortable using the word bling.
While there’s nothing really new being done in this promo for a forthcoming compilation on Ed Banger records it’s just really well done. I could deal with a little less of the camera shake. It’s so obvious they meant display their prowess with motion tracking but I think they went a little overboard.
Pleix does it again
Thanks for the tip, David.
Daniel Garcia updates
You may remember recently Daniel Garcia, the dark master of motion graphics, directed videos for MF Doom and the late, legendary J. Dilla. He’s back at it again this time with a video for El-P Featuring Trent Reznor. The video was co-directed with Nathan Love, who you should also have your eye on.Currently it’s an Adult Swim exclusive so you’ll have to head over to their site to view it.
Knife: Encyclopedia Pictura
Every once in a while the wind blows a certain way just when the seasons are changing and a very powerful memory of childhood comes rushing over me. I’ve heard people who were in NY for Sept. 11th say the same thing about certain days in September. When I viewed this video by Encyclopedia Pictura I felt fond memories of Sid and Marty Croft’s “Land of the Lost” only with a completely awesome 2007 twist. No sleestack from my childhood ever healed anyone with crotch-crystals.
The band is “Grizzly Bear”
Recently I was introduced to the insanely talented director Lorenzo Fonda. His work deserves a post to itself but he’s collaborating with the talented graffiti artist and amateur animator “Blu” to produce what I’m assuming is going to be an insanely interesting documentary. The details are top secret but what I can tell you is shooting will take place over a two month period in Central and South America, There’s gonna be some heavy post production involved with animations by Lorenzo and Blu. The final product will be a book plus DVD.
Lorenzo has already collaborated with the insanely talented folks at Lifelong Friendship Society and Hornet. I predict big things from him.
Ed Harcourt Video with Tom Gauld
Fans of the comic anthology Kramer’s Ergot will instantly recognize the illustrations of Tom Gauld in the new Ed Harcourt video by Dirty UK. Tom is easily one of my favorite comic artists and seeing his work in motion was such a thrill that I immediately contacted Dirty UK to see how this process took place. Our conversation fell flat in the water. That’s why I’m unable to provide you with any back story or a higher res version or a direct link. Sorry, I tried.
It’s easy to see that each scene in the video is framed with attention to composition. Much the same way a piece of sequential art tells a story. You could pause this video at any moment and it would make an excellent composition.
Buck updates reel, Fall ’06
Smilefaucet Screening, Flavor 05, Friday July 21st. NYC
Image above links to the invitation which links to the RSVP address. See you there.
Blissful, DelÃƒÂ®rivm Cordia
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Birdo Studio presents a Japanese-inspired kaiju Brazilian music video. (“Kaiju” is a Japanese word which literally means “strange creature”, like the ones in the movie Pacific Rim.) Mostly shot in São Paulo with a 7D, this film was animated with Flash.
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Tomorrow night! See No Evil presents an evening of inspiration with the delectable Malika Favre & Barcelona superheroes Dvein.
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Big Lazy Robot finished another short with fantastic execution and a techo-age parable.
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Our Christmas special double show is almost here and boy do we have a mega line-up!
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