Icarus Rises Short Film

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 14, 2012
Thomas Gidding expands his portfolio of moving images with this sick short. Featuring professional stuntman Arran Topham as some sort of seaborne Ironman, the film draws inspiration from Greek mythology–Icarus is the boy who fell to his death b...

Burton Snowboards ’13′ Film Trailer

LifestyleComments ⋅ Aug 14, 2012
The successor to last year’s Standing Sideways, Burton Snowboards is set to unleash its latest film, 13, later this fall. Featuring Danny Davis, Mikkel Bang, John Jackson, Mark Sollors, Mikey Rencz, Jussi Oksanen, Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones,...

Batman “Dark Knightfall” Stop Motion Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 5, 2012
If you’re the kind of person to root for the villain, then The Dark Knight film series was of some special importance. Hong Kong-based directors Derek Kwok and Henri Wong (of Parabucks Co.) recently produced a stop-motion animation as a tribute...

On the Mountain with the Leica S2 and Jonas Bendiksen

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 2, 2012
Leica, in partnership with Magnum Photos, presents an awe-inspiring look at the use of the Leica S2 camera during extreme conditions at Mont Blanc which sits at the base of the Alps. Seen through the eyes of Jonas Bendiksen, imagery reveals the arduo...

FriendsWithYou Debut Their First Animated Short “Cloudy”

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 19, 2012
In their first artistic venture into animated shorts, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of collective FriendsWithYou have created “Cloudy.” Exuding the colorful and playful aesthetic that has characterized the group’s appearanc...

CBC Television: Stacy Peralta Video Interview on The Hour

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 17, 2012
Arguably one of the most iconic figures to glide on a wooden slab, Stacy Peralta’s multifaceted career includes thrashing as an original member of Zephyr’s Z-Boys, a successful career as a skate company owner, and an acclaimed producer and director....

Le Miroir: The Progression of Age Through a Bathroom Mirror

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 11, 2012
Crafted by creative team RAMON & PEDRO, Le Miroir is a short film that tells a familiar story with a theme that the whole world is aware of: aging. The first-person account takes the viewer from adolescence to adulthood, using clever camera move...

Battle of the Drumlines Short Film

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 3, 2012
From director Peter Crosby comes “Battle of the Drumlines” – a short documentary that chronicles the competitive nature and inherent conflict inside the world of marching bands. Following the entrants at the Brooklyn Steppers-hosted...

Kanye West’s Video Dedicated to Sex and Fashion

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 29, 2012
Kanye West has certainly given Anja Rubik’s magazine, 25, a big boost with this video short dedicated to eroticism. A friendship that began through chance meetings at fashion shows, the two began speaking about the current relationship between...

The Many Talents of Kate Upton Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 27, 2012
Fashion photographer Terry Richardson makes a spellbinding short film celebrating the many talents of the 20-year-old actress, model and Sports Illustrated cover girl, Kate Upton — with particular focus on her two greatest. Using the outtakes f...

T-RECS: Beautiful Night Skies USA Visit Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 26, 2012
A stunning time-lapse short film produced by T-RECS (Timelapse Recordings), this video presents some surreal and beautiful astro night sky shots filmed with little more than two Canon EOS 7D HDSLR cameras. The breathtaking collection of long exposure...

A Beautiful Rendition of the Morning Commute On New York’s Subways

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 23, 2012
Masquerading as a gorgeous antiquated destination video for the metropolitan ’90s or an anthropological documentary of the last century, Marco Raimondi’s ode to the West Fourth Street subway station feels nostalgic either way. Using no mo...

What Is the Future of the Film Industry?

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 21, 2012
One of the notable panels that took shape at this year’s Liberatum 2012 Hong Kong International Festival of Culture was a highly informative discussion between Nansun Shi, Paul Schrader, Daniel Wu and Mike Figgis. Each heavily rooted within the...

Freemans Sporting Club x Sunday / Paper “Mission Chinese” Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2012
We’ve seen plenty of vehicular and action sport videos shot at super-high shutter speeds for surreal levels of slow-motion, but what about Chinese cooking? Freemans Sporting Club and Sunday bring you “Mission Chinese,” a poetic and...

Inspirational Ai Weiwei’s Life and Influence Presented In ‘Never Sorry’

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 13, 2012
One of 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s official selections, this documentary piece by Alison Klayman about China’s most renowned artist slash activist politely invites your attention with a new trailer. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry tells the invi...