In 2012 my friend set out to make a narco trafficking movie in Tijuana, Mexico. Little did he know that during the pre-production process he’d become engulfed in an infernal spirale. What follows is a movie that blurs the line between reality and fiction, life and fantasy. Checo Rubio pursued his passion for filmmaking further […]
This gorgeous new video showcases just how far high end CG video work has evolved over the past few years. The photo realistic textures and the beautiful lighting are truly spectacular. It inspires me to envision a limitless future for motion pictures where anything can be created, as long as one has enough imagination.
This is a beautiful new animated video for Australian psychedelic rock band, Tame Impala. Delightfully textured and handmade. Check out how directing duo Joe Pelling and Becky Sloan used over one thousand separate plasticine collages to craft timeless magic
Composer and sound designer David Kamp goes into the wild to record the alien sounds of nature. Based on those recording, a whole bunch of talented illustrators and animators go to work to create fictional, cute, and creepy imaginary animals, including those poor sickly buggers.
Contemporary painter Josh Keyes has a new show in Seattle. I love his clean, sharp style and the way he constructs his art. Make sure to check out his studio blog. He builds little sets, and combines random elements, objects and animals to form what he calls ‘a hybrid of eco-surrealism and dystopian folktales that express a concern for our time and the Earth’s future’.
I find dwelling in found footage hugely rewarding. It strokes the senses of my mild synesthesia. When inspiration strikes, I comb through the web in search of clips, and then combine unrelated vintage, future retro, classic motion graphics, and obscure home movies, with the goal to create a new visual journey. It’s also a way […]
As a pre-pubertarian kid, I had a strong passion for urbanism. I used to draw detailed city maps, sometimes including subway systems and contour lines. And when the original SimCity came out, I was in heaven. More than 20 years later and living in one of the most poorly designed urban centers in the world, […]
This is a ridiculously brilliant animated short film by Jesse Schmal. ‘An Italian piazza is invaded by an unlikely… invader’. Classic animation style, irreverent humor meets Soviet nostalgia.
SlurpTV is a master collector of vintage clips, motion graphics, and obscure experimental films. For the joy of all he also combines these historical analog goodies with cute kittens, 80s italo electro, and composites it all together for us to grin at and smile through our jaded internet eyes.
This is one of my favorite overlooked music videos of last year by Antwerp alternative rock band, The Hickey Underworld. Masterfully directed by Joe Vanhoutteghem, it’s a mind-bending loop of domestic violence and thickly layered weirdness. Can’t really compare it to anything out there. It’s unique, violent, wrong, entertaining, Belgian.
Tomoko makes very unique animated gifs. Crudely cut out anime characters depicting a lonely teenage girl in every day life, having sex, tossing french fries in the air, looking to murder a cute kitten with a sharp knife. These are deeply personal doodles, and in a way quite haunting. As a bonus, here’s a nice […]