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So, I decided to start a new page called “Watch” which is just at the top along with the “Home”, “Speak”, and “About” links. I’ll try to post new movies every month or so that I really liked. The first for this month will be the documentary “Earthlings”, which made me super depressed by the end of it and has reified what was in the back of my conscience in the first place. It’s super informative and I think everyone should see this before they make the choices they do, good or bad. Anyways, I hope you will like it as much as I did!
Video: COMBO; directed by David Ellis and Blu
I’ve been meaning to share these videos for quite some time now, especially the “Devoid of Yesterday” video, which is one of the sickest videos I’ve seen next to the Phillips Carousel video this year. Though it is an old video, apparently it is the first of it’s kind where it is a still photograph and motionography got done ONTO it. My friend who is a motion graphics designer said that this video changed a lot in the industry. I can definitely see why. This and few more stop motion videos below! Enjoy!
Video #1: Devoid of Yesterday; Directors: Rob Chui, Chris James Hewitt, Ben Lukas Boysen
To see a better version go to the original website here.
Video #2: DEADLINE; Director Bang Yao Liu
Video #3: TXT Island; Director: Chris Gavin
I have been so terribly busy lately. I am graduating soon. I will be so very happy once the three weeks of no sleep all stress days are over and I can finally breathe again. I’ve been meaning to post on YYY’s, Boy Least Likely To, Phoenix, Camera Obscura, and a few others for the longest time now, but just don’t have the time to do it properly. So, I will be taking a hiatus until I can actually make regular posts again. But, I leave you with two of my favorite things to calm and bring peace to your (chaotic) life as they often do for me.
Gaaah yes I know Kanye did the VH1 Storytellers nearly a month ago, but I never had the time to comment on it. And, with one of my papers handed in today at 3:58 before the 4:00 deadline, I decided to take a break. Amongst movies, music, and dance parties, I re-watched Kanye’s performance on VH1 and it is sooo much better than the first time, which was already pretty rad.
I relish the fact that an artist of this generation has finally re-appropriated the terms entertainer, performer, and artist. All we see and have seen in the past is just the stage, artist, and equipment. Music was just music for these bands. But, then you see people like Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy, Rufus Wainwright, Simian Mobile Disco, and Daft Punk–amongst many others–project their music with more than just the simple violin, guitar, mic, and decks and mixers.
Kanye West, I think, is one of those artists that have taken music and live performances to the next level. I remember seeing his Glow in the Dark a year or so ago, and it was JUST Kanye on stage. No supporting rappers. No MC on the decks. Nothing. Just him and this ridiculous stage illuminating the journey through space that we were going to share with Kanye. He was super stylin’ as usual, wearing one of his millions of sunglasses, rad kicks, and a khaki colored outfit which he refused to take off despite how much it was making him sweat. It was amazing. Never have I seen a hip-hop show break the conventional boundaries of what a live show should look like. But then again, Kanye is a contemporary hip-hop which allows him to do what he does with his shows.
I’ve been meaning to post these for a while and remembered to take them out of draft status. I love videos. Tiny snippets of art, easy to fit into your busy lifestyle. Or if you’re like me and procrastinate all the time, “busy” actually means spending hours youtubing, vimeoing, and daily motioning. It is always a good time.
The two videos I wanna share use a really cool stop motion technique, and live projection mapping. I’m no expert in this area but what I do know is that these techniques create wonderfully eye catching visually inviting pieces of art.
Video 1: SCINTILLATION
This is an experimental film made up of over 35,000 photographs. It combines an innovative mix of stop motion and live projection mapping techniques.