I've loved bats for as long as I can remember. They are truly amazing creatures, and are a true keystone in our ecosystems. However, I don't want to talk about how important they are. What I really love about this is that It gave me a great idea for how to make some killer halloween decorations for next year. Absolutely fantastic work. I don't know who made this video but the music is by Garth Stevenson and I think it is really wonderful.
I love motorcycles, and I love being in the dirt on a motorcycle. I missed the Dirt Quake this year but I'm hoping to go to the next one. Thanks to See See Motor Coffee Co. for putting together this great little video.
Cue fear tactics 101! In all seriousness though being prepared, and know what to do in a survival situation is vital. That's not really the point here though. I really enjoy constructed images. Photographing a totally fabricated moment is a really wonderful art form. Brent Humphreys has done a wonderful job with these images.
I believe that anyone who is even a marginally capable skateboarder (e.g. able to stay on a skateboard) possesses a set of motor skills far beyond normal human beings. It is an under appreciated skill set. This wonderful film from Kyle Camarillo showcases some fantastic skateboarding.
I have yet to see a comparable motorcycle short film. The unique quality that this piece by Adam Richards has to me is that it is honest. It is a true documentary and not just another promotional video disguised as one. While every other motorcycle video out there these days is trying to sell you a lifestyle, this one connects you to this incredibly talented and humble builder. There is such a contrast between shots, and a rawness to the moments that it really brings you there. A true masterpiece in my mind.
I really appreciate this piece because you don't really know the whole story until the very end. It is truly fantastic bit of story telling, keeping you wondering and engaged all at the same time. Josh and Mitch of JAM Flicks are truly masters of the craft. Check out more of their fantastic work on their Vimeo page.
Something I hear quite often is terrible voice overs. The thing about a terrible voice over is that it only has to be a tiny bit wrong to be completely wrong. The voice is critical. This wonderful illustration of a Bukowski poem has perfect voices, paired with fantastic animation. See more of Jonathan Hodgson's work on his Vimeo page.
Stop motion is one of the most phenomenal VFX techniques. I believe that the majority of computerized special effects would be much better if they were made from real, physical materials using stop motion techniques. This is a beautiful and haunting piece from Salvatore Murgia. Check out more great work on his Vimeo page.