Boats*Cars*Dollars*Girls*Helicopters*Jewellery*Skylines is Thomas Traum his attempt to construct the most generic Rap video out of many.
Musical genres are always heavily codified and rap seems to be one of the most extreme ones, each video has similar if not identical subjects, the same light, the same cars, the same girls, the same dance moves etc. Through their likeness they seem to be almost ‘classic’, just as classic theater or opera.
Actually, it’s Justin Kemp who proclaimed his love at a scenic overlook on top of a mountain. But he’s damn right. Make sure to hit the play button of the mp3 to get the full experience.
Free Fall is a video made by the freedivers Guillaume Néry and Julie Gautier. You can see Guillaume doing a base jump into Dean’s Blue Hole. They say it’s a fictional and artistic project, they wanted to show another approach to freediving videos. Even Julie, who filmed everything with a Canon 5D Mark II, hold her breath the whole time. The result is awesome.
found at kottke
This is the artwork for the album Mänskligheten of the Swedish electronic music project Familjen. It was a collaboration between the photographed Erik Wåhlström and the graphic design studio Bergen. The music of Familjen is not my cup of tea, but the Swedish singing sounds funny. This artwork is more my thing.
Remember the Nike Music Shoe ad from 2 weeks ago? Well, here’s the making of video. Seems like it was a very fun project.
Nike Music Shoe is an awesome ad for the Nike Free Run+ shoe. In the video you can see Hifana doing a live performance by using the shoes as controllers. By bending the flexible sole of the Nike Free Run+, they can control different sounds. I’m actually pretty sure that it is real because I think that I spotted Daito Manabe in the video. And we all know what he’s capable of. I guess they’ve used some flexible sensors and hooked them up to MaxMSP. Great work!
Indeed the shoes used in the video are the real sound controllers. Tomoaki Yanagisawa of 4nchor5 la6 was responsible for the hardware part. He added flexible and accelerometer sensors to the shoes. Daito Manabe of rhizomatiks did the sound programming with Max.
They were both commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo for this project.
The Conductor is a video installation by Rashaad Newsome. He isolated, enlarged and repositioned hand moves from Hip Hop music videos to create a conductor for “O Fortuna” and “Fortune Plango Vulnera” form Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”. Dope!
Update: The embedded video is offline, but you can watch the video here. (thanks bob)
found at Rhizome