Slow motion film stills based on still life paintings by Old Dutch Masters from Tel Aviv born Ori Gersht. Ori Gersht is represented by CRG Gallery in New York and currently has a solo show ‘History Repeating’ at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston until January 6th 2013.
Dizzy spinning video by Irish / Swedish design partnership M&E for Snake & Jet’s Amazing Bullit Band’s single Black Egg. M&E used an electric drill mounted camera to film the video giving the crazy spinning effect. All the background and drum skins bits that don’t move are actually spinning too but at the same speed as the camera so they trick you into thinking they’re motionless.
I saw this over on Booooooom yesterday. It’s a deadly music video for the Belgian band Willow directed by Filip Sterckx and made using 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls and a little threadmill. The making of video is pretty funny to see how difficult it was to line up the singers movements with the projected films.
The Mast Brother‘s are craft chocolate makers based in Brooklyn, New York. Their produce is all handmade; even down to the packaging. The short films below by The Scout Magazine and Conor Hagen document Rick and Michael Mast developing their business concept of basic traditional production by sailing to the Dominican Republic to create a deeper connection with the families who grow the coco beans they use in their chocolate. Fairly Hipstertastic but you got to admire these guys, it’s really great to see something like this becoming a viable business.
I saw this video over on the vimeo staff picks, great place to find the best random films you’ve never seen. The film by Benjamin Ducroz was made for the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival using 1050 individual a0 sized frames with long exposure photography.
“points in space presents melbournes cbd’s cycles of repetition by responding to the flow of traffic at key intersections. This movement is present in each city around the world. the work presents how a city environment is controlled through organised systems. scenarios which may look like elements in chaos, work in harmony.”
You can also watch the making of Point in Space below.
Unbelievable video from Finnish free-skiing group Nipwitz by Flatlight Films. They mix free running and skiing with deadly results. The video is the crew free skiing in abandoned burned out buildings and frozen landscapes of the remote Murmansk Oblast in Russia. ”This remote corner of Russia is just a five hour drive away from our home but feels much more distant.” You can see a few more of their videos below.
Beautiful short documentary on the making of a Classical Guitar. This film is part of a collection of films called the ‘Art of Making Series’. ”Pieces of wood, love, knowledge and 299 hours of work, condensed in a 3 minute film.” This short was made by Dimitris Ladopoulos who is part of Deep Green Sea; a group of multi-disciplinary artists involved in film, animation & experimentation. Guitarist and composer is Edsart Udo De Haes and the Guitar maker is Vassilis Lazarides.