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Some of the best web video pieces are by people who create corporate work by day and complete passion projects by night.  Take, for instance, Wes Bell’s gorgeous, lush animation ‘Ruin’ set in a post apocalyptic universe.

For more on how Ruin was made, check out 3D World’s interview with Wes.

MADMEN Bittorrent Edition is a video

From artist Conor McGarrigle comes fantastic glitch video art is made from an episode of Mad Men incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent.

From the description:

Video comprising one episode of Madmen incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent. The video has been linearly edited, no digital effects were used and all jump cuts and repeats are in the corrupted file.

The video captures an episode of the popular TV show in the act of being shared by thousands of users on bittorent. The video simultaneously acts as a visualisation of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing and is an aesthetically beautiful by product of the bittorrent process as the pieces of the original file are rearranged and reconfigured into a new transitory in-between state.

It also avoids infringing the copyright of Madmen as it is incomplete.

Resurrected via James Bridle’s new-aesthetic tumblr.

Nike gave filmmaker Casey Neistat (who we featured on HSA just a month ago) money to make a movie “about what it means to #makeitcount” — Nike’s ad campaign slogan for their FitBit-like “Fuel Band” product. Instead of spending the money on a more typical movie, Casey spent the budget traveling around the world with a friend. They lasted 10 days.

Whether the video subverts Nike’s ad campaign or reinforces it will fuel comment threads for the next couple of days (I doubt Nike will be complaining about the $$$$$$ in free press the story is currently gathering). In the meantime, Casey has created a piece that is well shot, wonderfully paced, fantastically edited and it is definitely awesome.

Both brilliant and appropriately creepy, Robot readable world by Timo Arnall attempts to show us how computers “see” the world, gathering “meaning from our streets, cities, media and from us.”

So now that we know how the machines see us, how long will it be untii we start deploying camouflage in order to hide from the machines?

Robot readable world, created by Timo Arnall.

Music: “Cold Summer Landscape” by Blear Moon.

Justin Johnson and Erik Beck have been around the videoblogging world for a very long time. They created IndyMogul, joined the team at the now legendary Next New Networks and now they;ve branched off on their own as The Indie Machines. One of their projects is the above music video for artist K.Flay.

It combines clever camera work, interesting post effects, and puppets. Lots of puppets.