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Apr 16, 2012

BEATS ANTIQUE Gets Arty & More From Streaming Coachella

After their very groovy and a little bit crazy set at Coachella this past weekend, Ivan Landau‘s video for Oakland band Beats Antique is well worth a check out. The vid uses some very cool motion graphics and is put together with a slickness lacking in a lot of this sort of work. Check it out above.

While I didn’t actually attend Coachella this year, I was blown away by the badass streaming site the concert put together. Dozens of acts had their entire shows live online for free. Now I’ve been to Coachella more times than I’ve missed it in the last decade, but as the hassles of a three day music fest begin to scare down the benefits, the rise of this sort of festival experience gets me super excited. It was so cool to watch the Dre and Snoop set and get to be part of the fun of the guest stars and banter — without the hassle. Never feeling like your missing out is just a click away.

Another incredible benefit of the streaming festival is the potential for new music discovery. There is always a give and take at Coachella (and the like) between seeing bands you dig, taking chances on new bands, and spending your time drinking by the pool to just arrive later. I had barely heard the name of We Were Promised Jetpacks when I tuned in on Friday afternoon. The chance I’d have been on site by then woulda been slim. But they absolutely killed it! (This year’s Tame Impala? I’ve included a couple videos after the jump.) I was so impressed I immediately bought tickets to their show at the Echo on Tuesday (a show which quickly sold out after that performance). Sure you could go out and watch videos for each of the 200+ acts, but jumping around a live festival is a way more interactive way of experiencing it.

The Coachella Site already has some highlights from Day 1 up. I imagine Day 2 and 3 acts will be showing up shortly. The At The Drive-In show is not to be missed. I can’t tell you how many times I watched that shitty cell phone vid from Cut Copy last summer. If only that show had been archived online. But the coolest part about Streaming Coachella 2012? It all happens again next weekend.

Thx Mike for the music video link above.

Check out some vids

Posted by enderzero at 11:41am on Apr. 16, 2012    
Dec 10, 2010

Coachella Shifted

Not sure if this awesome tilt-shifted vid has been floating around a while, but G.voice is killing it by putting this front and center on the Coachella page. How can you watch this and not want to go to the festival right away? Layaway plans are available now.

Posted by enderzero at 7:33pm on Dec. 10, 2010    
Sep 22, 2010

Future Magic LightPad Animation

In this video, Making Future Magic, the folks at Dentsu London use iPads to produce this awesome 3D effect. Skip to 1:30 where the flick starts.

More – thx Andy

Posted by enderzero at 1:23pm on Sep. 22, 2010    
Sep 3, 2010

The Wilderness Downtown

If there is one thing that will always get a blog post, it is an innovative interactive music video. You gotta seriously hand it to The Arcade Fire for their The Wilderness Downtown vid. A little Chrome + personalized G.Maps + HTML5 = very cool.

Thx Matt

Posted by enderzero at 5:39pm on Sep. 3, 2010    
Aug 13, 2010

Broken Bells – An Interactive Journey

It isn’t quite revolutionary, but it is a cool idea for an interactive music vid.


Posted by enderzero at 1:30pm on Aug. 13, 2010    
Jan 10, 2010

Parkour RT

Yes. Thx JD.

Posted by enderzero at 1:42am on Jan. 10, 2010    
Dec 11, 2009

Mini-Review: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Fantastic Mr. Mole

I had made the comment a few times before watching The Fantastic Mr. Fox that Wes Anderson likely made this film to silence his critics’ complaints that all his films were exactly the same. Little did I know that the fantastic Mr. Anderson had actually been working on this film since before The Royal Tenenbaums. Upon watching the film, I was also quite surprised to discover just how similar this film is to his others – and that is a great thing! Anderson’s animated adaptation (co-written with Noah Baumbach) of the Roald Dahl children’s story is a whimsical and downright enjoyable experience. All of his films have an emphasis on family and again that dynamic takes center stage. The voice work by the likes of Clooney, Schwartzman, Streep, Murray, and Dafoe is top notch. A ton of credit should also go to the animators and production designers for creating such a uniquely Dahl-esque vision. But the real star is the story telling. This is pretty much the perfect union of a light kids tale with the wit and quirk of Wes Anderson – which turns out to be a really fantastic marriage. It is a great holiday movie and I highly recommend checking it out. If you enjoy it, then also check out Anderson’s interview on KCRW’s The Treatment.

Posted by enderzero at 11:56am on Dec. 11, 2009    
Jul 25, 2009

Dreaming House

This projection art has gotta be my favorite thing going on in the art world. So cool.

“How it would be, if a house was dreaming”

The conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture – the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The Basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of O. M. Ungers “Galerie der Gegenwart”. Resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. A situation of reflexivity evolves – describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.

Thx beeeph

Posted by enderzero at 11:00am on Jul. 25, 2009    
Jul 10, 2009

Tripped Out Building Projection Art

Wow! Please watch this all the way through. The effects towards the end are really spectacular. It is obviously done with some sort of projection system but if someone who speaks Italian wants to read through the Apparati Effimeri site and give us some more details that would be awesome. Some very cool stuff here.

Good lookin out beeeph.

Posted by enderzero at 5:25pm on Jul. 10, 2009    

Fun with Synchronized Webcams

Japanese band Sour employed an army of fans with webcams for this very innovative video.

Nice find ADK.

Posted by enderzero at 3:57pm on Jul. 10, 2009    
Jun 20, 2009

Post-It Mania

A very cool animated short.

Good find Mihae.

Posted by enderzero at 2:14pm on Jun. 20, 2009    
Apr 29, 2009

Search and Rescue

I have never seen tilt-shift applied to a video but the effect is f-ing awesome. More about the project here.

Posted by enderzero at 9:44am on Apr. 29, 2009    
Apr 15, 2009

Wolf+Pig=Cool Animeta

Always on the look out for cool animation. This original idea is out the jp.

Good find J.

Posted by enderzero at 8:17am on Apr. 15, 2009    
Jan 11, 2009

Hong Kong Lights Animation

HK Lights 6

I worked up this little animation in of some light effects on the HK skyline.

Click here to see it in motion

Posted by enderzero at 9:38am on Jan. 11, 2009    
Sep 27, 2008

XXX ‘toonmash

Just what the world needs… a new kind of mashup. Pretty damn funny.

Nice find p.trick

Posted by enderzero at 6:47pm on Sep. 27, 2008    
Sep 10, 2008

Big season for JP Cinema


With Toronto currently unspooling, the festival season is now in full swing – and there are quite a few offerings from big name Japanese filmmakers.

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea – Hayao Miyazaki
This new Ghibli film directed by the one and only Hayao Miyazaki opened in Japan in July and made its international debut at the Venice Film Fest a few weeks ago. I’ve loved everything Miyazaki has ever touched – so no surprise I am highly anticipating this – which has so far received pretty positive reviews.
Official Site (JP – but some good pics)

Achilles and the Tortoise – Takeshi Kitano
I’ve missed Beat Takeshi’s last couple films (Takeshis’ and Glory to the Filmmaker!) but from all accounts that is a good thing. This seems to be another personal film about an artist with no real talent and features a good deal of his own paintings (like a number of his past films). I’m all for deeply personal (Kikujiro is one of my favorites of his) but how awesome would a new Takeshi gangster flick be?
TIFF writeup (also at Venice)

Sky Crawlers

The Sky Crawlers – Mamoru Oshii
A new anime from the acclaimed director of Ghost in the Shell, Innocence, Patlabor, and Jin-Roh – this sounds like an interesting diversion from his normal world of red-eyed villains and mechsuits. Best described in the TIFF writeup:

Dwelling in a pneumatic void of memories live the Kildren, teenagers destined never to grow up. Unless they are killed in action, they persist forever in a dull adolescence. The Kildren are a human breed of fighter pilots; created to play the much-needed game of war in a world that keeps real conflicts at bay, they are hired to entertain the citizens of Europe with their celestial battles.

TIFF writeup (also at Venice)

Still Walking – Hirokazu Kore-eda
Kore-eda is back with a story of life, death and family in modern Japan. Those who have never seen his 1998 classic After Life (Wandâfuru raifu) should really check it out. The English language remake is in the works right now in H.wood.
Tiff writeup

Tokyo Sonata – Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Kiyoshi tries his hand at family drama with a story that follows a man who loses his job but can’t admit it to his family. Familiar territory perhaps, but Kiyoshi is fantastic with his characters and this will be an interesting examination of honor in Japanese society no doubt.
Tiff writeup

Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal City – Toshio Lee
I don’t know much about Lee (apparently most of his work has been in TV), but this adaptation of a famous manga has all the ingredients for some great JP wackery. Not to mention the fact that it co-stars Gene Simmons!

Souichi is a timid, sensitive and innately polite music geek who moves from the Japanese countryside to Tokyo with big dreams: he aspires to sing sugary love ballads and become a chart-topping sensation. But life does not turn out the way Souichi had hoped, and the only gig he can get is that of front man for the notorious band Detroit Metal City (DMC). Wearing a cape, tights and ghostly demon makeup, Souichi storms the stage each night as Johannes Klauser II, smashing guitars and spewing verbal filth in songs about murder and rape.

TIFF writeup

Hmmm, no Miike films at Toronto this year, though his English language western hit Sukiyaki Western Django is coming out in theaters this week. Be sure to catch it if you can. Also, I just finally caught Yoji Yamada’s beautiful Love and Honor (in the theater – two years after it was at Toronto) and it was everything I had hoped it would be.

Posted by enderzero at 1:34pm on Sep. 10, 2008    
Aug 8, 2008

Eat Pes

A lot of cool stuff at eatPES. Really love Game Over – but the damn thing won’t let me embed. Gotta feel the pixilation love.

Posted by enderzero at 10:44am on Aug. 8, 2008    
Jul 19, 2008


Pretty weird. Check it out.

Posted by enderzero at 12:21am on Jul. 19, 2008    
Jul 14, 2008

Do The Dee Ey En See Ee

I may be 10 months late to the party but this video for Justice’s D.A.N.C.E is S.I.C.K. Always on the look out for great animation.

Good call Addy.

Posted by enderzero at 11:39pm on Jul. 14, 2008    
Jul 7, 2008


Wow this out of control animation – shot on the streets of Buenos Aires – must have taken days and days. Extra props for the special attention to the soundtrack. Great find Addy.

Posted by enderzero at 7:27am on Jul. 7, 2008