segunda-feira, 29 de junho de 2015

The Art of Shoe Making

This is a stellar film that shows Emiko Matsuda from Foster & Son crafting a bespoke brogue from start to finish. Truly an outstanding watch.

sábado, 27 de junho de 2015

Statoil || Real Hotdog Precision

To celebrate the fact that oil and gas company Statoil are upgrading their hot dogs at their gas stations, they called on one of their skilled, hard-working customers, Juha-Pekka Perämäki, to assemble a hot dog with his 8,5 ton excavator.

Filip Nilsson / STATOIL / REAL HOT DOG PRECISION from iconoclast on Vimeo.

sexta-feira, 26 de junho de 2015

The Life & Death of an Iphone

Clever short film The Life & Death of an iPhone is shot completely from the phone's point-of-view. It begins right from the phones inception in the factory, moving on to it finding an owner, where it plays out its life and unfortunate death before finally being saved by an opportunistic buyer. The 7-minute short uses clever editing tricks to move seamlessly between shots, made possible thanks to Vimeo’s award-winning editing app for iOS, Cameo.

Directed, written and edited by Paul Trillo, watch the film below! 

The Life & Death of an iPhone from Paul Trillo on Vimeo.

quarta-feira, 24 de junho de 2015

PLC goes big in his 11th season on the North Shore

It has been a big couple of weeks for Reunion Island-turned-Portuguese local Pierre Louis Costes.

The former IBA and ISA world champion had only just celebrated his marriage with long time girlfriend Rute Penedo before having to pack his bags and head to Itacoatiara, Brazil for the opening round of the APB World Tour.

And to top things off, his highly anticipated Hawaiian season web clip, presented by Rip Curl, has finally been released.

The last winter season was PLC's 11th visit to Hawaii, a place he has made the trek to every year since he was just 13 years old. It is with this experience and respect in the lineup that Pierre believes he had his best season ever on the north shore.

And by looking at the quality of waves and moves in this clip, not many would disagree with him.

Filmed and Edited by Wonderland Prod.

terça-feira, 23 de junho de 2015

Tyler the Creator || Cherry Bomb Tour 2015

Tyler the Creator has released a three-minute behind-the-scenes video from his current tour, which is in support of his new album, Cherry Bomb. As you might expect, there are thousands of adoring kids who will pretty much do anything to get close to Tyler, even if that involves eating vomit on stage for £20… Yep… Watch below.

segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2015

Rew Day || A Svilen Dimitrov Film

A day of a man's life is seen as on a videotape which is being rewound. When he wakes up in the morning he has no idea what lays ahead.

REW DAY / a svilen dimitrov film from svilen dimitrov on Vimeo.

sábado, 20 de junho de 2015

Signature || Short Film

Shot during the harsh winter months of Slovenia, filmmaker Kristijan Stramic captures skater Luka Bizjak as he tears through the country’s capital city, Ljubljana. Titled “Signature,” the black and white video employs some impressively smooth camerawork and crisp sound design, following Bizjak as he leaves his mark on the city’s icy streets.
The project took over four months to complete due to inclement weather, but you can now view the film in its entirety below.

Signature from Kristijan Stramic on Vimeo.

sexta-feira, 19 de junho de 2015

Heavy Dreamers || Short Film

Art and design blog Booooooom has teamed up with file transfer experts WeTransfer to create a short film profiling a diverse group of artists, exploring their creative motivations while they made work at the Pow! Wow! Hawaii arts festival. Director David Ehrenreich was in charge of overseeing the project, while Liam Mitchell took care of the beautiful cinematography. Artists featured include Hot Tea, Kevin Lyons, James Jean, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt. Watch below! 

HEAVY DREAMERS from Booooooom / Jeff Hamada on Vimeo.

quarta-feira, 17 de junho de 2015

Longboarding || A Portuguese Adventure (full length)

Longboarding in Portugal in some of the most classic locations and amazing landscapes you can find.

terça-feira, 16 de junho de 2015

Dotty || Short Film

This funny and touching little film about an old lady struggling to send a text message has been charming the pants off film festival audiences from Tokyo to Nantucket - where it won Best Short Film. It will have you both laughing and reaching for a tissue.

DOTTY from Brett and Mick on Vimeo.
Denali || Short Film

Surfer and photographer Ben Moon has created an incredibly touching short film documenting his life with his dog Denali, who helped him survive a fight against cancer before sadly succumbing to the disease himself. Not only is the film beautifully shot, but it's also incredibly touching, told from the perspective of Denali in the lead up to his final day. Watch the film below (but maybe not at work, if you don't want to cry in public) and read the full description below:

When Denali came into Ben Moon’s life in November 1999, Moon was 24 years old and had just moved west to Portland, Oregon. His girlfriend had convinced him to go to the shelter with her, though he had no intention of bringing home a dog that day. As Moon walked the halls of barking dogs, a puppy let out a small yip and cocked his head. Moon turned back to look at him - he had no choice but to bring him home.

After Moon’s relationship ended, Denali and him left the city and began a nomadic lifestyle in the high desert community of Bend, Oregon. They lived through an icy cold PNW winter in a Subaru wagon, later upgrading to a camper van the following spring. They traveled throughout the western states photographing climbers and surfers as Moon began his career as an adventure photographer.

Later the following year, Moon noticed the first signs that something was going awry with his health. In June 2004, a friend convinced him to visit the doctor. That friend saved his life - Moon was diagnosed with stage 3+ colorectal cancer that had just entered the lymph nodes. Denali was an incredible companion through the ordeal that ensued, and never took his eyes off Moon through all of the brutal chemo and radiation treatments. While in the hospital for surgery, the nurses allowed Denali in the room. He would jump on the bed ever so carefully and lie down gently beside Moon. To have a dog just willing to give everything and expect nothing in return was incredibly healing and key to Moon’s recovery.

Denali has been published many times in Moon’s work, landing magazine and catalog covers on his own. He endured his own battle with cancer later in life and Moon promised to never let him suffer. In early 2014, Denali was starting to weaken significantly, and Moon told him it was ok to go. But after production began for the Denali film a week later, Moon asked Denali if he could stick around for another month. Exactly one month later, at midnight on the eve on January 31st, Denali developed a bad cough. Moon and Denali played on the beach the next day, and the following morning he gave Moon the look - it was time to go. He was 14 1/2 years old. 

Denali from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo.

domingo, 14 de junho de 2015

Tyler Fernengel BMX Session || Silverdome

Up-and-coming BMX rider and Michigan native Tyler Fernengel has become the last professional athlete to perform inside the iconic Silverdome stadium in Detroit, which shut its doors for good a few years ago. Formerly the home of the Detroit Lions, the 82,000 capacity stadium was briefly transformed into the perfect BMX park, with huge jumps, handrails, and wallrides.

"The last time I was inside the Silverdome was nine years ago — at the last amateur Supercross race I attended when I was 10," said Fernengel. "When I showed up to scope for the shoot, so many memories were coming back. Just sitting in the tunnel — where you come out on the track and where the players would run out — I remembered sitting there, years ago, with my dad and all the other kids. It brought back a lot of good memories. Being out on the field, it was crazy to think that there once was a motorcycle track there, every year, with all the fans, but now it’s nowhere near the same — it’s like a war zone."

Check out the video below. 

sexta-feira, 12 de junho de 2015

Nixon Surf Challenge 2015 || Hainan, China

In just a decade, the Nixon Surf Challenge has gone from a small gathering of friends to a large annual event which discovers and promotes exciting new surf destinations. This year, Nixon teamed up with Monster Energy, Reef and Lomography to travel to Hainan, China - "the beating heart of China’s rapidly expanding surf industry." 

"Over the years, we’ve explored some of the most remote and inhospitable surf spots on the planet," says Nixon. "Not exactly easy to get to, Hainan will leave a lasting impression on everyone for different reasons, with its seemingly endless rows of empty beach-side skyscrapers - in some ways a bit like Hawaii and Miami, but with its own Chinese twist. With waves like that, and China’s ability to build the unthinkable, it’s going to be a place to watch in the future for sure." 


quinta-feira, 11 de junho de 2015

The Sacred Art of the Japanese Tattoo

Based in Yokohama, Japanese tattoo artist Horiyoshi III is widely recognized as one of the most prolific tattooists in the world, with people from all over the world making dedicated trips to his studio for his painstakingly intricate full body tattoos, or shisei. VICE recently interviewed Horiyoshi III while he worked in the video below, where he shares his profound insights on the similarities of a well-planned tattoo to a well-lived life, breaking away from the old in the process of shu-ha-ri, the merits of going the long way round, and ignoring the client in using their bodies as his canvas. Stunning in their complexity, catch the master in action as he creates his shisei while educating on important life lessons for all, tattooed or not.

quarta-feira, 10 de junho de 2015

Visualtraveling || The Edge of Arabia

This is more than a skate video. This is a risky rendezvous into an unexplored pocket of the skateboarding universe, The Arabian Peninsula.

terça-feira, 9 de junho de 2015

The Easy Life || Short Film

A 3D animated short film produced at Ringling College of Art and Design by Jiaqi Xiong.

The Easy Life from Jiaqi Xiong on Vimeo.

domingo, 7 de junho de 2015

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Jimmie Fails is a third-generation San Franciscan who dreams of buying back his old family home in the Fillmore.

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" from Joe Talbot on Vimeo.

sábado, 6 de junho de 2015

The Visit || Short Film

This 8 minute tragic-comedy by Conrad Tambour tells the story of an old woman, who, to the horror of her son, is cooking up a meal in the middle of the night for her long-deceased friends.

The Visit from Die Trickfilmer on Vimeo.

sexta-feira, 5 de junho de 2015

Jorge Simões #senegal

Compilation of different clips we made in Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Luxemburg and Berlin.
 Filmed and edited by Dani Millán.

JORGE SIMÕES #SENEGAL from Dani Millán on Vimeo.

quinta-feira, 4 de junho de 2015

An Animated History of the Hamburger

In conjunction with Grub Street, food historian George Motz and animator Jorge Corona have joined forces to provide an animated history of the hamburger. While the item is easily one of America’s signature dishes, it didn’t exactly originate stateside — at least not from stage one. The earliest forms of the hamburger can date all the way back to the Mongols of the 13th century, then on to the Germans and so on, before making its way to the States. Don’t take our word for it, however. Let Motz and Corona do their thing, highlighted on hamburger wrappers, below.

quarta-feira, 3 de junho de 2015

The Cinder Cone

In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground on a building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor was a multi-platform tree house, but also included a skate bowl and a wood fired soaking tub as well. The crew came from all over the country and from a variety of backgrounds. Some were professional carpenters, others learned on the job, gaining experience along the way. The Cinder Cone is Foster Huntington’s short film that documents this year-long process of building his dream home with this community of tight knit friends.

The Cinder Cone from Farm League on Vimeo.

terça-feira, 2 de junho de 2015

Villa d'Este 2015 || A Walkthrough Of The World's Greatest Car Show

Last week the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015 took place on the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este on Lake Como in Cernobbio, Italy. This video is a walkthrough of the world's greatest car show.

segunda-feira, 1 de junho de 2015

This Is Dane Reynolds

Considered as one of the best surfers in the world, Dane Reynolds is the embodiment of a surf revival. An aerial, creative surf without compromise. He may even be the best thing to happen to surfing in the last decade. Desillusion Magazine’s editor in chief Sebastien Zanella followed Dane from Hawaii through to his hometown Ventura in California, to get an true insight of his life away from the spotlight.

THIS IS DANE REYNOLDS from Desillusion Magazine on Vimeo.