Archive for the ‘Video’ tag
That time of year is upon us when the nights grow longer and our thoughts turn increasingly mountain-wards. It has been too long since we last heard the gentle creak of fresh powder being pressed under a snowboard, so it is timely that we came across this trailer to sate our desire for alpine adventures. Valhalla is a feature length film by Sweetgrass Productions, a collective of filmmakers and adventurers that specialise in snow-riding in its myriad forms. Read the rest of this entry »
In between capturing footage of big mountain legend Xavier de la Rue demonstrating the suave levels of bad-assery that we mere mortals shall never possess, freeride filmmaker Guido Perrini managed to turn his lens away long enough to capture some beautiful timelapse footage of the mountains. This bonus footage comes as part of The Timeline Missions; a series of short films following Xavier around the world as he looks for more ways to make the rest of us feel very, very small.
Be sure to check out Guido Perrini’s documentary Ten. At times sombre, it looks behind the scenes at freeride film making, and reveals it to be a world that is part-expedition, part-photoshoot, and filled with equal parts thrills and dangers.
Be Linen 2 is a short film directed by Benoit Millot of Le Potager Design, commissioned by the Linen and Hemp Community. It highlights the advantages of flax fibre as an ecologically sound alternatives to other composite materials. The subtitles are a little hard to read at times, but it’s engaging and beautifully shot, so well worth a watch.
– Via The Strange Attractor
For those that don’t know, GoPro specialise in rugged, nigh indestructible video cameras that you can mount to nearly anything, allowing anyone brave enough to make videos that make us very, very jealous.
Rip Curl and TimeSlice (the surf brand and camera array experts respectively, not two 2nd generation Decepticons) have teamed up to produce Mirage, a short but hypnotic surf film. Using a rig of 30 GoPro HD cameras, the team were able to capture shots of surfers frozen in action from multiple angles. It’s The Matrix meets Point Break, with nary a Keanu in sight. It’s all a tad extravagant for promoting a line of shorts, but it is impressive to watch nonetheless.
– Via Core77
I’ve been a sucker for projection mapped installations every since I saw Tony Ourseler’s as a student. The Christopher Henry Gallery recently held a solo show of the work of Californian artist Dev Harlan, showcasing his latest installation Parmenides I. At 8’ wide, the hybrid work amalgamates video projection, sculpture and installation. Named after the Greek philosopher, it suggests a duality between an unchanging, underlaying reality and a mutable, ever-changing perception.
– Via The Fox is Black
One Dot Zero commissioned United Visual Artists — the go-to guys for mesmerising light-based installations — to create an indent for the upcoming Adventures in Motion festival. Shot in a evocative industrial setting, the sequence features flickering typography formed entirely from lasers. Lasers, people.
As part of the festival UVA will also be showing their new installation Horizon, which will project data “onto the visitors retina.” Hopefully with more lasers.
The festival runs from 23rd to the 27th of November, at the BFI Southbank.
– Via Creative Review