Unknown Union have taken that ever important step in today’s digital climate and have launched an online store, it’s simple and clean for the moment, allowing you to make purchases of some of your favourite brands without leaving your house.
It’s time for Will Ferrel and his news team buddies to make you piss your pants with laughter. I don’t think there is much more to say, we can’t control our excitement for Anchorman 2, I am sure you can’t either.
‘Filmmakers Dave Meinert and Wayne de Lange’s new action-packed, sun-soaked footage to promote upcoming JBay Winter Fest has pushed the boundaries of what can be created on a consumer camera.’
The video is nothing revolutionary; it’s simple and beautiful like many other videos. But the contraption they made to create certain angles and shots otherwise not achievable is pretty cool. Check it out and you will understand.
The action is shot entirely on a GoPro using a modified rig that constantly spins around professional surfer, Tanika Hoffman as she surfs, skates, cycles and runs. According to Meinert and de Lange, “We wanted to create a piece that people would watch and feel they could create themselves, while still making the quality incredible. It took us 5 days of filming only at critical times of the day and we used a rig that we modified over several weeks but essentially anyone could have still shot that same concept.” Meinert used the same idea when creating his first GoPro project – the world’s first music video shot by a dog. Along with de Lange’s expertise as a Director/DP specialising in water and action footage, they have raised the bar on what can be created with a good idea and over the counter filming equipment.
Kanye West dropped his much-anticipated Yeezus this week, and has thrown in a little American Psycho-inspired short film, starring E!’s Jonathan Cheban and Scott Disick.
And here’s Die Antwoord’s latest video for ‘Cookie Thumper’.
‘YO-LANDI VI$$ER is a cute young ORPHAN GIRL who has a big crush on a bad-ass GANGSTER BOY called ANIES. ANIES has just got out of PRISON. INSIDE prison ANIES runs with the notorious NUMBERS gangs. OUTSIDE prison ANIES runs with the UGLY AMERICAN street gang. YO-LANDI thinks about ANIES day and night, hoping he will come visit her soon. Sure it’s fun to fuck with the DARK SIDE. But careful what you wish for…YOU MIGHT JUST GET IT!’
Hoping to release a full-length album later this year, Arctic Monekys have brought out a refreshingly smooth studio version of ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ after touring with it recently. It’s another step in a different direction for the band, who just keep finding ways to challenge themselves.
Loom have really outdone themselves with a great new way in which the consumer can interact with the product Loom has on offer. iKineo stepped in and changed the face of a Loom customer’s retail experience, this video above shows just how interesting they have made shopping.
‘Loom’s online and physical worlds collided to create an entirely new and engaging shopping experience. From the pavement to the packaging, passersby and loyal customers were exposed to a new realm of retail that went beyond a simple purchase. By developing a highly integrated experience, we helped to establish Loom as a hub for innovation, whilst setting a new benchmark for immersive retail in South Africa.’ – iKineo
Creative director: Michael Zylstra
Technical director: Rigard Kruger
Developers: Jennifer Cohen, Warren Hall
Art director: Michael Tymbios
Copywriter: Gemma Cowan
Designers: Michael Tymbios, Simon Nicholson, Emma Cook, Daniel Ting Chong, Adam Hill
Studio Producers: Mignonne Saaiman, Zonica Strydom
Production Company: The Institute of Amazing Shit
Director: Duvan Durand
Editor: Duvan Durand
Design, Fabrication and Installation: The Michael Elion Company
This is naasFILM’s latest project, the debut music video of O’ltak. It’s a collaboration of young things Kent Andreasen, Johno Mellish, Thor Rixon and Ben Rausch for O’ltak’s ‘Stars (Lemonade)’.
Vampire9000 released Honesty EP today and you should definitely go have a listen and add some new lovely tunes to your playlist. The man behind Vampire9000, Christian Henn, has oodles of talent and really has created something really special.
Volcano Choir, the collaboration of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the Wisconsin Collections of Colonies of Bees, release a new album in early September (Repave). Yesterday, they dropped ‘Byegone’, a satisfyingly rich rock ballad, setting a great tone for the rest of the record. It’s a simpler sound than Unmap, but results in a more grounded, straight-forward, ‘masculine groove’, more reminiscent of recent Bon Iver material.