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Husky - I'm Not Coming Back

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From Wayne McCauslin

This beautiful short is a pure joy to watch. Wayne McCauslin, you are a talent! The film was produced over the summer of 2015 in Berlin, and was hand crafted using puppets and miniature sets then finalised with compositing the 3D characters....read more

Great Lake Swimmers, "River's Edge"

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Wavy wooden animation by Nir Ben Jacob

This clip for "River's Edge," a highlight off Great Lake Swimmers' '09 LP Lost Channels, is an oldie but a goodie. Director and animator Nir Ben Jacob (well known for his excellent video for "On The Water" by The Walkmen) flexed his impressive stop-motion skills with a flowing, woody animation that matches the earthy eloquence of the tune. "About half a year ago, I stumbled on these wood-chip......read more

Bowerbirds "Northern Lights"

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Minnesotan lakes and forests provide the perfect backdrop for duo's earthy folk-pop.

North Carolina band takes a trip to the northern wilderness in new vid filmed at Ten Mile Lake in Minnesota. Directed and edited by Matt Amato of The Masses....read more

Food Forward

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Watch The Trailer for this great TV series on PBS

Our good friend Greg Roden co-created FOOD FORWARD and SHFT's very own Anna Getty shepherded this fantastic series for PBS.  We're super proud of them and so impressed with the show.  Watch it on your local PBS station (for the West coasters it's Sunday nights at 6:30).  ...read more

Murray Carter, Master Bladesmith

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The 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith tells his story in a great short video by Cineastas

Born in eastern Canada, Murray Carter traveled to Japan at the age of 18, a move that changed his life forever. There, a chance encounter at a knife shop led to a six-year apprenticeship with a Master Bladesmith. After a six-year tutelage, he became the 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith. Today, after more than 25 years learning the craft, he runs Carter Cutlery on the outskirts of......read more

"Again" feat. John John Florence

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From Fiji to Bali, one of the world's great surfers delivers

What can you say about John John Florence? For a few years now, the world has been watching his meteoric rise on the pro surfing circuit. And now, teaming up with director Blake Vincent Kueny, we catch another story, in a different light.   Filmed on location in Fiji and Bali, there's a statement here, perched somewhere between the poetic and the utterly non-verbal. Elusive as it......read more

The Perennial Plate: The Truffle Hunters

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In pursuit of one of the great culinary treasures of the world

In another instalment of The Perennial Plate made possible by Intrepid Travel, the globe-trotting foodies find themselves in Marche, Italy, joining the locals in the hunt for one of the world's greatest culinary treasures: Truffles. The chase for the earthy delight involves two people (the hunter and the dealer) and a dog. The dog plays a starring role in this clip, as they hunt for the Biancetto......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Brooklyn Flea

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Shopping sustainably at one of the world's greatest flea markets.

We love us a good flea market, and not only because of all the cool objects and their stories, but also because thrifting is a sustainable way to buy things. Call it conscious consumption. In this episode of Brooklyn Informed, we pay a visit to one of our favorite shopping spots, the Brooklyn Flea, which The New York Times calls "One of the great urban experiences in New York." With its......read more

Vampire Weekend "Oxford Comma"

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Old-but-great vid for the Ivy League indie rockers, directed by Richard Ayoade.

Yep, we know, Vampire Weekend's video for "Oxford Comma" is over two years old. In Internet years, 2008 is basically caveman times. But goddamn, it's good. Directed by English comedian/writer/actor Richard Ayoade, it was shot in one long continuous take that took 17 attempts to nail. The vid, which features bandmembers strolling through the countryside, encountering farm......read more

Energy Giant

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Great CGI spot created by Happycamper for RWE.

Another fantastic piece of motion design from Happycamper studio. As for the client, Germany's main energy supplier, RWE gets around 30% of it's supply from coal, and is at about 13%-14% from renewables. Not bad, not good. But they sure do have an eye for animators....read more

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