Barcelona-based Dvein created an epic video for The Vein’s new single ‘Magma’. They take us on a surreal journey through marbleized liqus, molten graphics and moldered faces. The set looks especially beautiful in the context of this nordic wintertale. Dvein is a motion and interactive studio providing art direction, design and animation for cinema, broadcast, music videos, etc. They get involved in any given step in the creative process from the concept art to final piece.
In the wilderness of the forests where giant bulldozers are tearing apart the woods there is a monkey that accidentally finds a shaving machine and decides to use it. Spontaneously disguised as a human being, he moves out to the city and starts a career. After a stunning success in business, he understands the need of gaining political power. Not too long after, he becomes the president. Now he is ready to make a change.
Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle. This short film, by Smith Journal and Melbourne-based production studio Commoner, picks through the wood chips to tell the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it.
If you wonder how Finland survives without sunlight during winter, Mother nature has got 24 hours of it reserved for the summer. Most of us couldn’t get a hold of what would all be possible during these long summer nights.
Shot in the mountains, with a heavy voice that speaks wisdom, this is a very nice video from the young Spanish bicycle brand Dosnoventa. They have won the support of Lacoste Live amongst others brands.
“We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea.”
Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute.
This animation explains the complexity of music in an understandable way. It takes you through various aspects of music. Creator Florian Geyer came to the right conclusion in the end. You can analyze music infinitely, but it’s better to just enjoy it.
After spending the early years of his life as a mute Stephen found his voice through drawing. Later diagnosed with autism, drawing began to be the way he communicated with the world. At the age of nine he began to speak and his art continued to flourish. Stephen has the amazing talent of drawing city skylines from memory. Having spent only a few hours in a helicopter flying from Brooklyn to the tip of Manhattan, he memorized the city skyline and headed back to a studio to begin his drawing.
If we believe the trailer, Into The Mind goes further than snowboarding and skiing. See these athletes dig into their own minds, to see what they are doing. It looks like the budget for this film is Red-Bull-like, so expect huge shots and smooth editing. Interesting fact is that both skiers and snowboarders are featured, which is not common in those worlds.
The principle runs through all life from top to bottom. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self. Lose your life and you will save it. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favourite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him and with Him everything else thrown in.
High quality bike clothing brand Rapha brings a teaser for their urban bike clothing this winter. Shot on the streets of St. Petersburg, the video builds up with a deep narrating voice and music that grabs you till the end. It will recall the feeling of a lonely nightride for some viewers.
This is a fun short film based on Vahram Muratyan’s book, Paris vs. New York. It’s full of recognizable characteristics from both metropoles. Consider a second watch, since you may not be able to get all the facts the first time. Art director Tony Miotto from Strasbourg did a great job selecting and mixing the audio parts.