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Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 16, 2011
As one of Japan’s last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe has honed his craft for 40 years while attempting to recreate the mythical Koto sword. While in college, Watanabe became inspired by another famous sword craftsman, Akihira Miyairi...

Time Lapse View from Space

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 14, 2011
This mesmerizing time-lapse video features sequences of photographs taken with a low-light camera by the space crew that occupied the International Space Station from August to October 2011. Edited by Michael König, with music by Jan Jelinek, all ima...

There’s No Place Like Here: Liberty Tool

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 12, 2011
The Maine-based Liberty Tool Company releases this compelling video, “There’s No Place Like Here.” Owner and tool-buyer, HG “Skip” Brack, reveals a look at the company’s unique, tool recycling-based business model...

PBS: Off Book – Fashion of Artists

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 11, 2011
Although not every artist is as attentive to fashion as Kanye West, style does make its way into their lives. Sometimes driven by practical purpose, other times by personal expression or as part of performance, fashion plays a role in the aesthetic l...

Red Wing Shoes presents “Crazy Horse Monument: Five Against the Mountain” Short Film

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 8, 2011
In 1939, Chief Henry Standing Bear commissioned Korczak Ziolkowski to build a monument to the late Oglala Lakota hero, Crazy Horse. This arduous process and construction soon consumed Ziolkowski’s entire life. Watch as his son and four other de...

NOWNESS: The Power of Creation – David Lynch for Dom Pérignon

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 8, 2011
As only the second living artist to have photographed a campaign for Dom Pérignon, David Lynch was granted an uncommon and in-depth insight into the processes behind the luxurious spirit-maker. Lynch was given the privilege of touring the well-regard...

Afghanistan – A Film by Augustin Pictures

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2011
“Afghanistan” is a short film that aims to balance out the typical view of the nation, which in recent memory has been a view of terror and destruction, with some of the nation’s natural beauty. Breathtaking landscapes and beautiful...

Vincent Laforet “Mobius” Short Movie

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2011
Featured above is a short movie by Los Angeles-based photographer Vincent Laforet, titled “Mobius.” Known for his forward-thinking approach to image-making and storytelling, tilt shift and aerial photography, Laforet’s outstanding resume includes var...

Nike SB: The SB Chronicles, Vol. 1 Teaser

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 6, 2011
In order to maintain and enhance a consistent buzz throughout the fall and winter months, Nike SB is prepping to debut a new video series, coined The SB Chronicles. The collection will be a three-part conglomerate, featuring team riders Youness Amran...

Made by Hand: The Knife Maker

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 3, 2011
In the second installment of their Made by Hand series, director KEEF and DP Joshua Kraszewski chronicle the arduous knife-making process of Joel Bukiewicz of Cut Brooklyn. Dubbed “The Knife Maker,” this 10-minute short film tells the tal...

Ryan Hope: “Skin” Tattoo/Art Documentary Trailer

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2011
In a day and age when tattooing is easily as relevant as any other artistic medium, Ryan Hope is set to reveal his premiere documentary, “Skin,” which pushes the boundaries involving art and the human body. The film features contributions...

Mishka : The Green Monster Video NSFW

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 1, 2011
Brooklyn-based Mishka has just released a short film that is set in the day of a life of a cannabis delivery boy, who during his daily route runs into a few special customers and chance encounters. The video, directed by NoPromo.tv, stars Alex Jackso...

Maniac by Shia LeBeouf, KiD CuDi & Cage Film

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2011
Following an initial trailer seen here, KiD CuDi finally releases “Maniac,” a short film by actor/filmmaker Shia LeBeouf, featuring an appearance by rapper Cage. Based on the track “Maniac” from Cudder’s Man on the Moon...

Eames: The Architect and The Painter Film Trailer

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 30, 2011
The husband and wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety o...

Dave “Meggs” Hooke for Endeavor Snowboards Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2011
Endeavor Snowboards invited Australian street artist Dave “Meggs” Hooke out to its Vancouver design office to tap his creative vision for a series of custom installations. The episode comes as the first in a series of content films that Endeavor aims...