Django Django – WOR

A long time ago I stumbled across this ridiculously “trippy” and low budget video for this song, WOR by Django Django. After forgetting about it completely I typed it back in to relive the craziness that was the video and between the time I’ve forgotten about it until now, Django Django decided to commission a crew to make a mini-documentary to act as their official music video. This new video, profiles performers from the Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad and the result is pretty amazing. Probably my favorite music video up to this point.

Yusek – Off the Wall

So this is a music video for Yusek’s “Off the Wall” track made possible by Romain Segaud. This showcases the power of vision and creativity. This music video was filmed and the compositions were set up for half of the frame with the intention of being mirrored. The first video will be the actual video, and if you care, the second video is the raw-ish video that shows everything without the mirroring process.

And below is the video prior to mirroring. It shows the people on set using the props and it’s actually hilariously strange looking. Crazy indeed how a simple mirror changes the compositions entirely.

Artist and 4-year-old Daughter Collab

Mica Angela Hendricks is a wonderful illustrator who does fantastic portraits using mostly ballpoint pens and acrylic paints. One day she ordered a new sketchbook with dark paper exclusively for her own personal use. Mica was finishing up a head of one of her drawings in this book and was about to start the body when her four-year-old daughter Myla asked if she could draw in the new sketchbook Mica naturally told her that she could not because she was working on finishing the illustration.

Her daughter asked if she could finish it and Mica refused much like anyone would. Then Myla spouted out of her mouth “If you can’t share, we might have to take it away.” Something that her mother Mica had once told her and something that Myla has held up to her wisdom.

So Mica soaked up all of her pride and took her own motherly advice. She let go of her work of art, handed it to her child, and let go of everything she had in mind, completely handing over control of her illustration. When Myla finished the body she handed it back to her mother, and what was handed back, was complete gold.

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She had drawn a dinosaur’s body onto a sketch of a human. Mica was actually thrilled what had happened and asked her to finish more bodies on sketches she had previously started. After they were finished drawing, Mica would go back and color in the images and proceeded to collaborate with her daughter.

Check out more illustrations and a more in depth story here at DeathandTaxesMag.com and definitely hit up Mica’s blog about her collaborations with her daughter at BusyMockingBird.com

A 97-Year-Old Man The Pixel Painter

The Pixel Painter from The Pixel Painter on Vimeo.

This man. Probably the coolest guy on earth. This gent, Hal “Grandpa” Lasko was a talented typographer in his day and painted in his spare time. He developed a condition where he was blind in the center of his vision as he became older. His grandson bought him a computer back in the day and showed him MS Paint off of the Windows 95 OS. Grandpa was left alone with his machine and began making wonderful creations. So, his grandson, Ryan Lasko teamed up with Josh Bogdan set out to tell the world Hal’s story.

This guy knows what’s up. He creates wonderful digital paintings showing each pixel and just makes them for the sake of making them. It’s his passion and I have so much respect for that. Making because you love. [screw] the hype. Bring the passion.

Definitely check out his website at hallasko.com

Wedding Photographer’s Worst Nightmare

As a fellow wedding photographer, one of the biggest things to always remember are the rules and guidelines set by the person running the venue of where the actual ceremony takes place. Some are looser than others, and some are waaay tighter than most. But I feel like that goes without saying.

This video, however, is probably the worst possible thing that could ever happen for the photographer, and everyone else involved. A huge awkward buffer and above all, taking attention away from the couple’s day. So. Damn. Awkward.

Kraak & Smaak – Squeeze Me

A European band from the Netherlands Kraak & Smaak released the song “Squeeze Me” back around 2008 and hired Amsterdam based videographers WeAreWill to film their music video. The end result was a flip book integrated music video with some very thoughtful compositions at hand. Much respect to the team for putting this one together.

Kraak & Smaak from WEAREWILL on Vimeo.

Choros

This is a video that I stumbled upon that was directed by Michael Langan and Terah Maher. It is an extraordinarily simple and mesmerizing video of a dancer accompanied by dealyed versions of her form and movement. Mad props to her for the timing of the choreography.

Definitely reminiscent of the photowork by Eadweard Muybridge who photographed The Horse in Motion back in 1878 or Etienne Jules Marey’s work on the motion of athetes in the 1880’s.

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Woodkid – Iron

A video directed by Yoann Lemoine, WOODKID – IRON is just an amazingly beautiful music video. The cinematography is off the charts with this one and the light control is really out of this world. I am a huge fan of the light transitions that are used throughout this video and cannot stop watching it at the current moment. My heart goes out to everyone involved with this video.

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