05.30.11

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?

Credits:
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
Color: FERGUS
Special Thanks: MELANY MASEL GAVIN HERON

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05.26.11

The song ‘My Dear Body’ is off the album “People Songs” soon to be released by Power Animal on a new charitable label called “Human Kindness Overflowing”. The label is a project developed by Paul North (Sunnybrook) and Keith Hampson of Power Animal.

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04.05.11

Darkmatters sets out to make computer like effects without the use of a computer. Deamon is a take on analogue wireframes based on Strings and nails.

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04.01.11

Director Kristoffer Borgli will haunt your dreams again with this video for Young Dreams.

Directed by Kristoffer Borgli
Cinematography: Håvard Byrkjeland
Editing: Mikael Svartdahl
Colourist: Julien Alary
Flame Artist: Ivar Rystad

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03.31.11

There are some strange things happening in what could only be described as a ‘bio-psychedelic’ romp in the video for Warm Ghost’s single ‘Open the Wormhole in Your Heart’ directed by the strange minds of Brandon LaGanke & John Carlucci. The video made the official selection of the SXSW film festival with all of it’s glowing, gooey and slithery strangeness.

Directed by: Brandon LaGanke & John Carlucci
Edited by: John Carlucci
Produced by: Brandon LaGanke
Art Direction: Paul Duncan
Director of Photography: Nick Brandreth
Assistant Camera: Ben Davidson
Music by: Warm Ghost (Paul Duncan + Oliver Chapoy)
Label: Partisan Records
Post Production: The Mill New York
Production Company: The Arsenal
Colorist: Sal Malfitano
VFX: Brendan O’Neil
Actors: Paul Duncan, Steve Johnson
Actresses: Daria S, Margaret Morris, Jenna Dickerson, Candace Mills
Grips: Mitch Webb, Daniel Dibiasi, Johnny Spanish,
Makeup: Jessica Kelleher
Photographers: Greg Maka, Rob Boudon

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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

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03.28.11

If you are at all prone to a potential acid flashback you will definitely want to avoid this video directed and produced by Phantasmic TV for Morning Teleporation. Otherwise, kick back and enjoy the mind melt.

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03.22.11

We are big fans of Toro Y Moi in our studio but we had no idea until we stumbled upon this video that Urban Outfitters had started producing music videos (and some pretty good ones at that).

Toro Y Moi – “New Beat”
From the album Underneath the Pine (2011)
Carpark Records carparkrecords.com
Directed by Scott Ross

Video produced by Urban Outfitters
Stream the full album, Underneath the Pine, at blog.urbanoutfitters.com/​toroymoi

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03.18.11

“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

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03.15.11

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.

Credits:
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

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03.10.11

This video directed by Ben Dickinson for NewVillager’s single ‘Lighthouse’ from their 2011 self-titled debut via IAMSOUND is all about art direction delivered via color, costume and performance art.

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Artist: Darwin Deez
Song: Constellations
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

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03.07.11

Swedish motion design studio Upper First has been cranking out some noteworthy projects lately including the experimental music video above for Mille shot in collaboration with photographer David Einar. The use of mannequins as a canvas for video projection is super clever.

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Director Danxzen makes porn punk for the Deadbots in a sort of American Apparel chick kind of way.

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02.25.11

The amazingly talented artist/art director/director Edouard Salier has updated his website with all kinds of remarkable new work including personal doodles, photography, music videos, art installations, television commercials and short films. He is a truly gifted creator. His recent work for Massive Attack is fantastic (full credits available here).

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02.24.11

Word on the street is that Director Guy Verge Wallace is a very young man and the other word on the street after the direction and production of this amazing video for Papa Vs Pretty will be that he is shit-hot talented. This looks like it was so much work and the end result is fantastic.

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02.23.11

Motiphe attempts to relate the story of dependency and addiction set to the musical background of The Glitch Mob ft. Swan single ‘Between two Points’. Gorgeous 3D visuals.

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02.21.11

Keith Schofield directed Cut Copy’s latest video for the single “Need You Now,” off of their upcoming 2011 LP ‘Zonoscope’ out via Modular Records.

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