“Now your bowl is empty and your feet are cold,
And your body cannot stop rocking.
I know…it hurts to let go.
This one’s a bit melancholy but, don’t despair, it’s also sweet and poignant so the net outcome skews towards reflection, not sadness. Ari Gibson channels a Miyazaki-esque vibe in this music video for Gotye that does a terrific job of exploring the weird, heady gumbo of new (often times conflicting) emotions and experiences that define our transition to adulthood. What gets lost as we grow up? Can we get it back?
The synergy between the visuals and the music is fantastic so make sure HD (available in both 720 and 1080p) is selected and the headphones are on. Enjoy! Oh, and Ari also directed The Cat Piano, an excellent short film we posted back in June so I’d recommend giving that a watch next.
Rogier van der Zwaag and Nobody Beats the Drum have teamed up again – y’all remember Grindin’, right? – to delicious effect. Headphones and full-screened HD is probably the most efficient way to ingest this strange, stop-motion journey through the forest backed with catchy electro-synth soaked grooves. Get up on it like this.
Fun Fact: This video was financed by the Dutch TAX fund and took over seven nights of shooting in the forests near Putten to complete. Click here if you’re interested in a behind-the-scenes peek of how it all came together.
Loving this Clemens Habicht directed music video for Tame Impala that was filmed entirely with a 360° camera. The proceedings shift from ‘cool’ to ‘magical’ at about half-way through when night falls and the flares come out. Diggin’ the tune, too (they describe their sound as ‘psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock’) – it’s good-times all-around friends.
P.S. Mr. Habicht also directed the ‘Skeleton Boy’ video tizmatti posted back in November.
A man drives his car furiously down a narrow road, surrounded by a vast forest. When he encounters a deer in the middle of the road he makes a villainous attempt to ram it. However this particular hit and run has jaw crushing, battering consequences.
An excellent game by the super-talented Ferry Halim. Peaceful. Relaxing. Fun.