“A Short Film by Sebastian Lopez
The Killing Joke is a 15 minute suspense/fiction short film about a mysterious woman that finds a red balloon tied up to a curious little box on an eery derelict street. Using classic elements of suspense and working within a seventies aesthetic, ‘The Killing Joke’ is an action packed film that pays homage to some of the horror movies from that era.”
You can read more about the production here.
This took 3 long years for Max Hattler to get this video online:
“Max Hattler proposes an unusual stop-motion animation, where objects of abstract shape and unknown function move in a space that bears no relationship to any kind of real experience. The various elements move within this three dimensional space, like parts of a dynamic painting that condenses a whole series of references to contemporary art: from the constructivism of Moholy-Nagy, to the historic abstracts of Mondrian and Klee, and on to the more recent experience of conceptual and kinetic art. Changing shapes, plays of colour and transforming surfaces compose a dynamic universe that is both alienating and fascinating at the same time.” Invideo 2010, Italy
‘An exciting experiment in the tradition of Oskar Fischinger (Komposition in Blau, 1935), Dwinell Grant (Composition No. 1, 1940) and Slavko Vorkapich (Abstract Experiment in Kodachrome, 1950s). Max Hattler presents a well-done interaction between music and moving images. Space is turned upside down and the animated objects become faceless dancers in a constructivist ballet.’ Vienna Independent Shorts 2010, jury statement by Anton Fuxjäger
“Max, AANAATT is one of your most beautiful animations. I often show it as an outstanding example to my students. Above all, the work is NOT just another demonstration of technique or technology, but rather a classic in the field of Visual Music, and a unique example of creative ingenuity and elegant design.” Robert Darroll, media artist, 2011″
Black Black Hills – “The Celebration” from Blac Ionica on Vimeo.
It’s a celebration bitches! Well this isn’t actually the kind of celebration you might want to be in attendance for. Here is a quote from the creative team involved with directing and producing the video, ‘The Celebration’ is a thematically and emotively dark sounding song. Because of this we wanted to tell a simple but very cinematic and gripping story focusing on the atmosphere of the track without being a literal translation of the lyrics.’ You can catch the rest of the right up here. The video was directed by Blac Ionica.
I don’t have a lot of information on this video other than it was created by the awesomely named ‘LUCIFER YOUTH FOUNDATION‘ (I was a part of a similar foundation in my youth). So watch it and enjoy.
I cannot stop listening to Washed Out lately. Actually my entire studio keeps listening to Washed Out. It’s quite possibly some of the best music to create too that has been released in quite some time. I think you can catch the vibe via the video above.
“An 80’s wedding goes bad when guests from hell, hijack the proceedings to the horror of the unsuspecting wedding band.”
Writer/Director: Sean Rodrigo
DOP: Eugene Perepletchikov
Camera: Peter Miranda and Mike Anthony Smith
Art Director: Georgie Barnett
Production Manager: Penny Vickery
Hair and Makeup: Pina Guadagnino
Production Assistant: Michael Repich
Edit: Alister Robbie
Rémy Cayuela keeps it dark, creepy, sexy and cool for WAT’s single ‘Kill Kill off of their upcoming album.
Director: Rémy Cayuela
DoP: Matt Wise
Editor: Edouard Mailaender
Label: Boxon Records
Management: Etienne Perreau
Publishing: Vitch Music Group
Co-Publishing: Humaine Box
Production company: One More Prod
Executive producers: Double Entente
The Crystal Beach notified me of this bizarre little video they directed and produced for the Columbus single ‘Hubble’. I wasn’t sure what to make of it at first but after watching it more than once it got some hooks in me. You can catch the full production credits at the Vimeo page for the video.
Lars Aandheim & Christoffer Lossius directed this music video for the Norwegian musician Lasse Passage which features the song on the A-side of their just released 7-inch titled “Say Say Say”.
Why don’t we just get this short week started off correctly (short week for those of us who had Monday off for Memorial Day here in the states anyway). And what better way to do that then with a little video by Barbariön titled ‘My Rock’ that should help you “quench your soul in the river of fortitude” and “fly high above the eagle’s nest.” How can you say no to that or this video?
Director: DAVE BUDGE
Cast: CORY DERRICK ROZ HAMMOND GEOFF PAINE
Producer: CAROLYN MASEL
Cinematographer: JOEL BETTS
1st AC: HUGH TURREL
2nd AC: LINUS KOH
3rd AC: DAVE SQUIRES
Gaffer: ANDREW LOCK
Production Design: PAUL STANLEY
Wardrobe: HOLLY PRESTON
Makeup: GEORGIA HARDY & HOLLY WEBBER
Fine Art: GRAHAM HEAD
Unit: JOE LOH
Recording Engineer: CHRIS FATOUROS
Mastering: JAMES BLACK
Sound Design: SELWYN & GIDEON COZENS
Intro Titles: MATT SLATER
Post Production: ACTIVEMOTION
Edit: MATT OSBOURNE
Online Edit & Visual FX: JAMIE SCOTT
Special Thanks: MELANY MASEL GAVIN HERON
Sid Lee is a phenom of an agency that is cranking out rock solid creative for everything from retail space design, motion, live action, art direction, branding and graphic design. All of it is good. It’s Snoop Dog with a light saber good. Yes you heard me right.
Must Warn Others is a new local Colorado production, direction and design shop that popped up on my radar while I was out of town and our website was down and dragged through the mud (long story to come soon). I have to be honest about almost being afraid to post their work since they are some pretty heavy competition for a shop like ours but the more the merrier here in Colorado. The market needs it bad around here and a studio of this caliber is just what the doctor ordered. So I have to ask and may as well do it in this post, do you guys want to work together on something because we think you kick ass.
Sam & Sam is a London based production company who are focusing on smaller budget projects for web-based film projects which they shoot on digital DSLR. One of their first projects is an interview with illustrator Jake Blanchard who talks about his latest exhibition, Hylozoism, and reflects on the life of a freelance illustrator.
It’s a smart positioning that Sam and Sam are taking up and our studio at Changethethought have actually been pitching the same kind of project work lately.
WOODKID – IRON – Video directed by Yoann Lemoine
Featuring Agyness Deyn
Produced by Mourad Belkeddar
Styling by Ellen Af Geijerstam
Label & Video commissioner Pierre Le Ny
P & C 2011 GREEN UNITED MUSIC
CAVIAR / HSI / ONEMORE PRODUCTION
Eddie O’Keefe brings you Ghosts a ‘Teenage Fever Dream’ about girls, boys, rock ‘n’ roll, sex, guns, leather, summer, humidity and suburbia.
“This video was mostly shot live on a pyrotechnic stage. We used a Weisscam HS-2 to shoot at 2000fps for the rain, flower explosion and fuse shots. The only artificial visual effects are the face explosion, bubble transformation and smoke to body bag transformation.”
Directed by Chunwoo Kae and Ryan Demler
Cinematography by Jon Miller
Edited by Kevin Chapados & Chunwoo Kae
Producer – Douglas Matejka
VFX – Bruce Hwang Chen & Joseph Oberle
DIT – Ben Cain
Stage Lighting – Ian Grunes
Stylists – Morgan Foote & Jessica Yuen
Bubble Artist – Stephen Duncan
PAs – Caitlin Kopcik & Dan Teran
Deerhoof’s most recent video was directed by Akiko McQuerrey & Jason Drakeford. The video features some out of body travel accompanied by some excellent art direction that makes use of the always dramatic black and white.
Editing: Akiko McQuerrey & Jason Drakeford
Special Effects:Akiko McQuerrey & Jason Drakeford
Title design: Akiko McQuerrey
Lighting: Ana Valente
Casts: Satomi Matsuzaki, Eri Shoji, Greg Saunier
Special Thanks : Dalaga, Heritage Radio, Lisa Cooley Art, Pentatonic Guitar Shop, Tom Cats Barbershop
Artist: Darwin Deez
Label: Lucky Number
Directed by: Terri Timely
Production company: Colonel Blimp
Line Producer: David Lambert
DOP: Donovan Sell
Art Director: Jona Tochet
Make-up: Jennifer Dilon
Wardrobe: Samantha Williams
AD: Michael McDonald
Production Coordinator: Ryan Miller
Lighting: Joe Mendoza