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