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The Apparitions "God Monkey Robot"

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Animated collage madness from director Rob Shaw.

In this video for southern indie rockers The Apparitions, Rob Shaw uses a collage of animation techniques to portray a nightmarish vision of consumer culture. CG, cutout, graphic and stop motion animation techniques come together to achieve a truly singular style. Produced by Bent Image Lab in Portland. ...read more

Thom Yorke "Harrowdown Hill"

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Bent Image Lab goes miniature for Radiohead frontman's "most political" song.

Thom Yorke describes "Harrowdown Hill," from the 2006 album "Eraser," as his most political work. After coming across some of Chel White's short films, Yorke asked the director and partner at Bent Image Lab to make the video. Using Bent's "Smallgantics" technique -- a variation on tilt-shift photography, in which objects in images are made to appear......read more

Once Again

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Nostalgic vibes abound in this test film from Elliot Sellers

This beautifully shot video is actually just a series of image tests for a bigger project. Hard to believe. The clip was shot by LA director Elliot Sellers, who went heavy on the double exposures and image composites to create something truly sublime, with no shortage of help from Jonsi and Alex (of Sigur Ros fame), whose song "Indian Summer" provides the soundtrack. ...read more

Small Black "Bad Lover"

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Weirdo video directed by Nick Bentgen.

Small Black is Long Island duo Josh Kolenik and Ryan Heyner, whose self-titled EP was released earlier this year on Jagjaguwar. "Bad Lovers" is the second single off the release. We have no idea what's going on in this Nick Bentgen-directed video, but it suits the hazy, fuzzed-out sound of the song, so who cares? Not us. ...read more

Hotel Nowhere - KAMTCHATKA

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Nixon Surf Challenge, stunning Man vs Nature imagery

Each year, Nixon organise one of the wildest and remote surf contests on the planet.  Ten of the best European surfers are invited to an unknown surf destination, to battle against their own fears & human limits without the pressures of the public or the press. An unexpected quest, one where the only enemy is yourself and your best ally is nature, in its rawest, purest form. In June......read more

Richard Mosse: The Impossible Image

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The Irish photographer reveals the stories behind the making of his latest film, 'The Enclave'

For three years, Richard Mosse has captured hypercolor images of eastern Congo for his series Infra, shot on a now extinct 16mm infrared film designed originally for military reconnaissance. Now he has a video installation to add to the project. The Enclave had the Venice Biennale abuzz when it debuted at the Irish Pavilion in May. In this short documentary produced by Frieze, Mosse......read more

A Ghost Train, "Chemin Vert"

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Artist Giacomo Miceli animates panoramic images from Google Street View

With his video for A Ghost Train's "Chemin Vert," Italian artist Giacomo Miceli takes us on a mind-warping journey spanning four seasons and five continents. Using only images pulled from Google Street View, Miceli spliced them together through a process known as stereographic mapping. The results just made our pupils spiral. In his words: Chemin Vert is the result of a slow process of......read more

Planet Earth's Northern Hemisphere

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Time-lapse stunner assembled from Elektro-L satellite imagery

This jaw-dropping new time-lapse video was cobbled together using images from Elektro-L, a Russian weather satellite that's currently orbiting about 22,000 miles above Earth. It's a stunner.The video, created by the person behind the Planet Earth website, shows off Earth’s northern hemisphere in crystal clear and vibrantly-colored images. The satellite reportedly creates a 121......read more

Mountains, "Blue Lanterns on East Oxford"

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Drifting cloud imagery complements ambient audio vibes

"Blue Lanterns on East Oxford," off Mountains' 2011 album Air Museum, is a slow drifter of a tune that gets a literal visual interpretation courtesy of the band's own Koen Holtkamp. The nature-absorbed imagery provides a perfectly hypnotic complement to the band's ambient tones, described by The Wire as, "Infinite sheets of grainy sound build and renew themselves to immensely......read more

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, "40 Day Dream"

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Band of greenies go on a desert pilgrimage.

The video for "40 Day Dream" is the third instalment in SALVO!, the 12-part video opera that Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are creating to go along with their hit album Up From Below. And it's a beauty. Director Matt Amato follows frontman Alex Ebert -- in the role of his messianic alter ego, Edward Sharpe -- and his band of merry hippies as they dance and tromp through the desert in......read more

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