Alan Wilkis: Shadow

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Written & Directed by Ryan O’Hara Theisen

SHADOW is the second installment from PRINTS, a series of singles by Brooklyn-based recording artist and producer, Alan Wilkis. The song is a collaboration between Wilkis, Lyrics Born and White Hinterland.

Stream and download “Shadow” and its accompanying remixes at: bit.ly/Shad_Vim


Cast: Brian McCarthy, Amanda Allyse Magyar, Chris Boas, Patti Van Dyke, Geordie Broadwater, Michael Newman, Roland Da Rold, Guy Galloway

Production Company: Lucky Branded Entertainment
Executive Producer: Jonathan Rosen
Producer: John Zhao

Director of Photography: Corey Fontana
Assistant Camera/Gaffer: Roland Da Rold
Grip: Michael Newman, Jacob Rhodes
Art Directors: Claire Ensslin & Jacob Rhodes
Wardrobe Design: Lauren Rosen & Erin Pope
Makeup Artist: Sarah Graalman
Production Assistants: Guy Galloway, Mona Hassan, Hannah Bae

Editor: John Zhao
Colorist: Tristan Kneschke
VFX: Michael Lawrence

Made possible with help from Forgotten Works Studio and DUMBO Improvement District.

Special thanks to: John Zhao, Mary Crosse, Frank Ishman, Brian Feeney, Lauren Rosen, Jacob Rhodes, Erin Pope, Brian Cherchiglia.

Shot on Canon 5D and 7D.

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Tenacious D: Rize of the Fenix

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I am a big fan of Tenacious D and have been for a few years now. Of course I am totally stoked that they are hanging around and their recent album is definitely awesome and this recent video promoting the release of their latest single ‘Rize of the Fenix’ is brilliant.

Prod Co: PrettyBird
EP: Candice Ouaknine
Producer: Becca Kinskey & Jonathan Wang
DP: Christian Sprenger
Production Designer: Jason Kisvarday
VFX: Zak Stoltz, Ben Brewer, and Brandon Hirzel

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Beach House: Used to Be

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I am a big fan of Beach House and thought their last album was fan-friggin-tastic. This brilliant recent video directed by Sean Pecknold makes me even more excited about what’s yet to come.

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From the album “Both Lights”


Out now on Hometapes and The Leaf Label

Directed by Takafumi Tsuhiya / TAKCOM

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Max Cooper: Micron

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This is the official video by Dmitry Zakharov for the track “Micron” by Max Cooper, released on Traum Schallplatten.

“Life comes into being, blooms and vanishes. And where all life is built of smaller parts that form a living whole, in this video I created fractals of human body parts that are born, bloom to form a larger, more coherent whole, then die. They’re abstracted hands, ears, and faces similar to Max’s earlier ‘positive mutation’ visuals – tying a minimalist look in with abstracted shapes. Max often works with ideas around the aesthetics of science, and I wanted to connect the scientific idea of fractals to the experience of life itself.”

– Dmitry Zakharov, animator.



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BRDG009: Wonderwall

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We are digging this new music video for “Wonderwall ” from the “Wonderwall” EP via BRDG.

sound : metome
video : Taiyo Yamamoto
Produced by BRDG

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Diamond Zoidal: One Try

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Alexander Dueckminor sent his latest music video in and it’s a lot of fun to both watch and listent too. Hip hop goes electro synth pop by way of Diamond Zoidal’s single ‘One Try’. The video seems to match the style of music pretty well.

Production & Direction: The Crystal Beach
Art Direction & Design: Alexander Dueckminor
Post Production: AIM Designstudio
2D & 3D Animation: Christian Dueckminor
Director of Photography: Midnight Cinema
Editor: Paul John

Music: Diamond Zoidal – One Try / Produced by Ruckazoid / Scratches by Ruckazoid
Commissioned by: Listen + Compute



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Keaton Henson: Small Hands

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From the album Dear… itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/dear/id501705635

Director: Joseph Mann
Executive Producer: Bart Yates
Produced by: Joseph Mann, Tamsin Glasson, James Bretton
Written by: Joseph Mann
Director of Photography: Matthew Day

Puppets by: Jonny Sabbagh
Character Design: Jonny Sabbagh & Keaton Henson
Puppeteers: Jonny Sabbagh & Will Harper

Camera Assistant: Toby Goodyear & Max Halstead
Gaffer: Max Halstead
Script Supervisor: Elizabeth Day
Studio: Clapham Road Studios

Set Design: Joseph Mann
Art Department: Joely Brammer, Rose Popham, Emma Denby, Daisy Roth, Emily Barret, Morgan Faverty, Lauren Brown, Aodhagan O’Riordan, Lydia CS, Frank Burgess

Editor: Simone Ghilardotti
Post Production: Simone Ghilardotti & Josh Hine
Grade: Steve Gatti at Moving Picture Company


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Friends: Friend Crush

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Friends is another ‘newish’ band I have taken an interest in. Based out of Brooklyn, their echoing throwback sound is instantaneously catchy and recognizable in a good way. I am not entirely sure if they have released an EP or feature length but I’d love to know if there is more out there. If you’ve got any more information about the band, please drop some links in the comments.


Directed by Matthew Caron
Edited by Matthew Caron and Samantha Urbani
Photography by Matthew Caron and Chris Person
VFX Artist – Aaron Katsnelson
On Set Photographer – Ursula Mann

Also featuring: Amy Jenkins, Jessica JV Reid, Gillian Zargorski and Elan Fraser

Special Thanks: Market Hotel, Aurora Halal, Mary Katherine Youngblood, Gianina Jiminez Barrantes and Etienne Pierre Duguay

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Toy: Left Myself Behind

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I am really digging these guys. It’s a little tough to drum up information about them just yet since they are pretty fresh on the scene but I’ve got my ear to the ground for the release of their first album.

“HVN233 – TOY ‘Left Myself Behind’
Directed by Mark Donne
Director of Photography Joe Morris.

TOY is a Korg Delta led five-piece formed in 2010. It consists of Tom Dougall (Vox/Guitars), Dominic O’Dair (Guitars), Maxim Barron (Bass/Vox), Alejandra Diez (Synthesizers/Modulation) and Charlie Salvidge (Drums/Vox). TOY’s musical influences incorporate a wide range of genres including punk, psychedelia, krautrock, post rock to name a few and they explore experimental recording techniques in the studio.

With the majority of 2010 spent writing, TOY played their first show at the Cave Club in Islington earlier this year. Since then the band have played a string of live performances including Field Day and 1234 festivals and have supported bands such as The Horrors and The Pretty Things. Their first single – Left Myself Behind – is out now. “

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Other Lives: Tamer Animals

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Anytime I hear a band might be supporting a Radiohead tour (Radiohead being one of my all time favorite bands) well…my ears perk up. And Other Lives is doing just that. The song ‘Tamer Animals’ The song is the title track off of their album under the same name. I highly recommend checking it out.

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Warsnare: Eris

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This is the official video for Warsnare off of Eris’s recently released EP. The video was directed and animated by Visitor with additional modelling and animation by David Eglinton.

You can peep Visitor’s showreel here.

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Narrow Sparrow: Spooky Head

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Apparently this music video uses animation/film all taken from the 1920’s. That must have been a fun decade.

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Rome: 2 Against 1

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We love us some Chris Milk.

“Two Against One” from the album “Rome”
by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi
featuring Jack White and Norah Jones
directed by Chris Milk and Anthony Francisco Schepperd

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The Maccabees: Pelican

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This is a cool video, anchored by a cool concept with some way cool art direction.

Music by The Maccabees
Director: David Wilson
Producer: Tamsin Glasson
Prod co: Colonel Blimp
Director of Photography: Tim Green
Gaffer: Steve Finberg
Focus puller: Matt Wesson
DIT: Jay Patel & Ben Worthington
Motion control: The VFX company
Art Direction: Andy Kelly, Clem Miller, Ashley Dando, Shaun Fenn, Sarah Ascroft, Fiona Russel, Arthur deBorman, Die Mortal, Max Halstead
Breasts: Die Mortal
Make Up: Lynda Darrah
Boys: Billie, Hank, Noah and Dylan
Editor: James Rose at Cut and Run
Edit Assistant: Sam Ostrove at Cut and Run
Edit House Producer: Kirsty Oldfield at Cut and Run
Post Production: Andy Godwin at Hogarth Worldwide
Post Production Producer: Lauren Jones at Hogarth Worldwide
Telecine: James Bamford at The Mill London
Telecine Producer: Cath Short at The Mill London
Commissioner: Emily Tedrake
Record Label: Polydor Records
Massive thanks to Clapham Road Studios, VFX and Julliette Larthe
Watch the Making Of here.. vimeo.com/33772475

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Surf City: Crazy Rulers of the World

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Here is the official video for Surf City’s “Crazy Rulers of the World”

Artist: Surf City
Album: Kudos
Label: Fire Records
Cameras: Raul Zahir De Leon + Jerry Ricciotti
Produced by Wilderness Bureau

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All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

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Motion Designer/Animator Ned Wenlock’s developed custom typography to narrate and guide the viewer through the music video for MGMT’s latest single ‘All We Ever Wanted Was Everything’. The song itself is a Bauhaus cover and comes from MGMT’s Late Night Tales album. As great as the song and the video is, I can tell you personally that the album is even better. It is by far my most favorite album this year and consists of artists covers curated by MGMT (both the artists and the songs). There are some absolutely fantastic songs on the album and as a whole it’s quite possibly the most consistent play from start to finish of any album I have purchased so far this year. What a dream project this must have been for Ned Wenlock who shares some insight into his process at Motionographer. I would give my right arm to animate a video for MGMT.

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Casiokids: Det Haster!

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More obscure artistic strangeness in the form of music video this time for the Casiokids by Kristoffer Borgli.

Director: Kristoffer Borgli
DoP: Håvard Byrkjeland
Editor: Mikael Svartdahl
Executive Producer: Magne Lyngner
Producer: Mari Grundnes Paus
Production company: Bacon OSL
Flame: Daniel De Vue, Ivar Rystad
1st AD: Kamil Grzybowski
1st assistant cameraman: Espen Gulbrandsen
Lighting: Daniel Matthew Atkinson, Kim Skogstad
Assistant: Magnus Ersland
Grading: Sofie Borup, Bacon X

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