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Last Days of 1984, "River's Edge"

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Eerie, shape-morphing video directed by Sophie Gateau

Director Sophie Gateau teamed up with Dublin-based electro-pop duo Last Days of 1984 to deliver this surrealistic video for "River’s Edge." With some seriously mindblowing shape-shifting effects applied to the bandmembers' profiles as they perform the track, Gateau manages to make something really special out of a simple performance clip. Is the face-morphing clip a comment about man......read more

Last Call at the Oasis: Trailer

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New doc dives deep into the global water crisis

Here is the trailer for Last Call at the Oasis, the highly anticipated new documentary from Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu. Inspired by Alex Prud'homme's book The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the 21st Century, the film is a thorough examination ofthe global water crisis, with a focus on industrial and agricultural pollution in America and the drying of the Southwest. Last......read more

OK Go, "Last Leaf"

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Toasty stop-motion brilliance from Geoff McFetridge.

L.A.- based OK Go has built considerable fame on the strength of several super-creative, limited-budget videos that have set the web on fire. This new one, featuring ace animation art from Geoff McFetridge, adds another bit of amazingness to their portfolio. Created entirely from images burnt in toast, the stop-motion piece uses McFetridge's trademark organic trippiness to drive the story,......read more

Boom Bip "Last Walk Around Mirror Lake"

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Beautiful vid of base-jumping psychos.

Snatching a clip from the 2002 IMAX film "Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk," Youtube user FroschYankee made this unofficial (but officially awesome) video for the Boards of Canada remix of Boom Bip's "Last Walk Around Mirror Lake," in which evidently psychotic base jumpers hurl themselves off of Norwegian mountains in super slow-motion. Totally amazing. And totally......read more

Meet the 23-Year Old Who Has Produced No Waste For the Last Two Years

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Collectively sits down with Lauren Singer to discuss her waste-free lifestyle

Lauren Singer, a 23-year-old living in New York City, has produced no trash for the last two years. And by no, we mean none, zilch, zero. What sounds practically impossible is in fact totally doable, and as Lauren explains, the benefits go well beyond helping the environment. The transition to a waste-free lifestyle means she eats better, has more money, and is a happier person for......read more

Watch a Plasticine Animation About Population Explosion

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'Crowded' is a dystopian story of our jam-packed planet

With the global population at 7.2 billion and growing at a rate of almost 400,000 people a day (!), overpopulation is as timely a topic as ever. London-based artists Andrew Khosravani and Cristina Florit Gomila explore the issue in "Crowded," a stunner of a stop-motion animation created almost entirely in plasticene. Over a year in the works, the piece represents the pair's desire to explore the......read more

Professor Kliq "Plastic and Flashing Lights"

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Superb stop-motion music video by Patator Prod

Lovers of stop-motion behold this excellent wire-and-paper creation from Victor Haegelin of French studio Patador Prod. Accompanied by a track from Professor Kliq, Haegelin's wire protagonist walks along to the beat while fluidly unraveling and coiling around paper structures. The one-and-a-half minute result is short is one of the coolest, best made animation pieces we've seen in a while.......read more

The Big SHFT: Harrison Dillon, Algae Baron

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Solazyme takes algae-based biofuel applications beyond renewable energy and into cosmetics, plastics, lubricants, and... ice cream?

Ten years ago, when Harrison Dillon and his partners founded Solazyme in a garage in Palo Alto, CA, their goal was to create clean, renewable diesel fuel from algae. And so they did. But it was clear after a couple of years that they needed to find other applications for algae-based biofuel to make their business fly. Today, the San Francisco-based company's technology is being used to......read more

The Big SHFT: Mike Biddle, Plastics Pioneer

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Get to know the big-thinking engineer whose company closes the loop on discarded plastic

If there was a hall of fame for sustainable business, Dr. Mike Biddle would be one its first inductees. Twenty years ago, the trailblazing plastics engineer launched MBA Polymers in his garage. He was determined to prove that complex polymers from consumer plastics could be recycled into useful raw materials. Mike developed a patented series of techniques for separating and refining plastic waste......read more

Tame Impala, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"

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Mindmelting animation features 1,000 plasticine collages made by hand

The new video for "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," the second single from Tame Impala's landmark Lonerism LP, carries on with the swirling, psychedelic visual aesthetic on full display in the Aussie band's previous video. This time, however, directors Joe Pelling and Becky Sloan take a handmade approach, individually making 1,000 plasticine collages that are......read more

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