Mashup + Cats + Eclectic Method… this is a recipe for success that clearly no one caught on to. Take note of it’s awesome because it truly is.
Because the world is full of good things. Thank you, Jimmy Kimmel. We owe you one.
Here’s this sweet, sad blank on blank animation of an interview with Tupac from 1994. Whatever you do, try not to think about the holographic Tupac when the man starts to talk about the Tupac machine.
This animation consists of 12,597 handmade aquarelle paintings, each painting is approximately 1,5*3cm in size. Together they form my 35 minute long paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott.
According to Anders Ramsell, the artist behind this beautifully executed homage, ‘Blade Runner – The Aquarelle Edition’ follows the original movie´s storyline but he took liberties to change things. “It was never my intent to make an exact version of the movie, that would fill no purpose. Instead I wanted to create a something different and never before seen — The Aquarelle Edition.”
Produced as a part of Red Bull’s attempt to take over everything, this crazy video makes me think about micro-machines, more than energy drinks or BMX sports. But that’s not to take away from Danny MacAskill’s incredible performance, jumping tracks, jumping atop a train, generally making a lot of fun out of colorful blocks and toys. Here’s the behind the scenes video if you want more.
A few years I sat next to Josey, a very passionate and interesting guy, at a dinner party. He wasn’t a professional baker yet per se but he brought the bread and it was delicious. Now this same man has his own shop that happens to have a massive cult following in San Francisco. Am I surprised? Not really. He is awesome. And I want to support him and all the great things he is doing. I’ve yet to swing by and check out the Mill (I was previously spoiled buying his bread at Mission Pie) but it’s clearly worth the mile or so trip. Josey’s story is an inspirational one as you can see in this mini-documentary.
Professional Weirdo, Jimbo Matison hand-made this music video for his friends, the Bloodthirsty Butchers, a punk band from Japan. When their frontman, Hideki (Yoo) Yoshimura, passed away earlier this year, Jimbo dove into a tribute for the band in the form of a sweet, cardboard, stop-motion music video, complete with a lot of psychedelic weirdness, and a moment of silence for Yoo.
And by “across the pond,” I mean the good ol’ US of A. Since pretty much the entirety of the Harry Potter series takes place in the UK, I dig seeing a fan film that deals with the wizarding world further abroad, with new characters and a new macguffin. Nice.
The few peaks I’ve seen of the photos of Vivian Maier in this trailer astounded me. To think someone could hide a secret hobby their whole life and be this talented seems unreal. Maybe that’s why this story warrants it’s own documentary. I will likely have to go see this. In case you were wondering, it releases in (select?) theaters tomorrow.