The Bay by Metronomy is a proper music video. Shot entirely in Torqauy (I think- yeah something like that). Great great great.
I’m not one to slap up advertisements normally but I really like these new H&M adverts. I was trying to figure out why I like them- I think it’s to do with economy. I feel like they were cheap to do and the effect of a simple set up of 3 cameras is great- all the value is added in the edit and makes for a series of (I imagine) cheap and effective videos. They succeed in what they are trying to do which is look vibrant and exciting and catch your eye- the nifty visual trick of the 3 cameras is engaging and quirky.
I came across this website the other day. It’s a sort of internet movie data base created by (I hope) one guy. It isn’t IMDB. In a world where IMDB exists how and why does this keep going. I love it as a testament to one guys commitment to film, I love the aesthetics, it harks back to an age when people made websites and they were personalised totally, (I’m not going to rant about the blandification which myspace imposed on the web). The site is just impressive- perhaps that’s it actually- that I’m fairly sure it’s one person behind this sprawling, slightly clunky but very rich website makes it a labour of love, a feeling which the more factually accurate and reliable IMDB lacks.
Great bits of tech scavenged from around the internet via BERG, Russell Davies, Its Nice That, and I can’t remember where I found the projection mapping sand sculpture. (Fucking WordPress is being weird I’m being stupid but I can’t get videos to embed- you’ll have to trust me and click the pics to check them out- sorry)
First up a lovely music video which my new studio chum Clara showed me, for The Mariners Children. The animation style is simple and genuine and kind of innocent, I really like it and can’t put my finger on why- I think maybe it’s the music video equivalent of a zine or something.
Next up is a video showing the Tom Sachs studio rules. Beautifully done, funny and also some pretty solid rules. A nice insight into the workings of a great studio.