Imagine floating on your back in a warm, sunshine-bathed lake. On the bank, light filters through the trees creating little sparkling reflections like silver coins floating on the surface. Hearing your friends splashing and laughing nearby your eyes relax lazily making everything go a bit out of focus… this is the life. [Read more…]
Bringing life to common text, Kinetic typography lends captivating emotion to our reading, which when combined with interesting lyrics or monologue, can have a profound effect. The format however, has become quite standerdized and predictable, with each new iteration seeming to copy the last. Here are three examples we feel stand out from the crowd [Read more…]
Mixing an assorted montage of surreal images over an ocean of smooth electronic beats in their latest video, The Holidays create something we don’t often see, a dream world that makes one feel nightmarish, relaxed and attracted.
Australian indie pop band, The Holidays, formed in Sydney in 2006. The band consists of Simon Jones, Will Magnus, Alex Kortt and Andrew Kerridge. During performances, the band often includes additional musicians, including percussionists.
Mixing both the mechanical and natural, mysterious graffiti artist Rapaze (aka 777) transforms and reclaims space with generously flowing paint. His sweeping organic forms can be found enhancing his home town of Niort, France.
In this latest video, Rapaze teams up with his friends Saïr and Spektr using an abandoned room as a 3D canvas. As if channeling the spirit of German designer Hundertwasser, the trio brings the outdoors inside, transforming the bleak space by surrounding themselves in an inviting floral canapy. For more on Rapaze check out his flickr photos or see repaze.com. [Read more…]
This weekend was the Yee Peng Floating Lantern Ceremony in northern Thailand, an event celebrating the Buddha. During the festivities, chanting monks and devotees release hundreds of white paper lanterns into the air, creating a magical, reverent atmosphere looking like a starry, jellyfish-filled sea. [Read more…]
Combine one part pop music, with one part paper arts and crafts, mix with extremely good editing and you have the work of SoLab. A French production company who has worked with the likes of Pony Pony Run Run and Wax Tailor, SoLab writes, shoots and produces short films and music videos.
Counterstrike is a drum ‘n bass DJ duo that happens to have smashingly epic music videos. Collectively producing since 1998, they have drawn attention for their releases on various high profile labels such as Rob Playford’s Moving Shadow and Dieselboy’s Human Imprint.
The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art collaboration that invites artists to share their vision of the legendary Man in Black. Working with a single image as a template, and using an online image editor, contributors create their own unique portraits of Johnny. The image, added to a collection of artists’ works from around the globe, will be integrated into a music video for Cash’s last recorded song “Ain’t No Grave.” It’s a beautiful and touching tribute to an artist who influenced and moved so many. [Read more…]
Eclectic Method is a group of three video remix artists who do for motion pictures, music videos and video games what DJs do for beats. You can view their high-tech mash-ups online, on TV or at the club, which they have featured as promotional tools for global brands and artists.
An exhilarating live performance with an international scope, Eclectic Method has rocked over 350 gigs in over 100 Cities in 34 Countries on 6 continents. Be sure to check out the last video on this page to see the method behind this audio/visual madness and check out their site, EclecticMethod.net, for upcoming live dates.
As H. Jackson Brown said, “Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” With music by Norman Langolff, Gaby Concato and Sylvie Arditi, this first music video from the French album “Dr Tom ou La Liberté en cavale,” reminds us of the power our faces have every day.