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Turtle: The Incredible Journey

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Major Dutch causeway to embark on a new, green future.

Directed by Nick Stringer, TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY is the story of a Loggerhead Turtle who follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north, before swimming around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds......read more

Lacey

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The ethereal beauty of walking the dog.

Here's some video proof that there's beauty in everything, no matter how mundane. Shooting on a Canon HV40, Jamie Sims filmed his dog plodding through a forest then set the piece to Hammock's "Mono No Aware," a dreamy number that pushes the film into lovely, if a little sentimental, territory. OK, we're going to shoot our roommate watching TV to the sounds of Bach,......read more

Plum Flower Deer

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Death and rebirth in the natural world

Yoho Hang Yue, an art director at Crush in Toronto, teamed up with his wife Queenie Zhu to produce this lovely tale about about a pair of Plum Flower Deer who are separated by an act of man but are rejoined in the afterlife. The Plum Flower Deer is one of the most auspicious, divine animals in Chinese culture. The Plum Flower Tree itself has been the subject of innumerable paintings and poems,......read more

Bon Iver, "Holocene"

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Beautiful official vid shot in Iceland

Though we've never been there, Iceland is a bit of an obsession 'round SHFT. The official video for "Holocene" — the standout second single off Bon Iver's eponymous second album — does nothing to temper our fixation. Director Nabil Elderkin represents the Icelandic landscape as a sort of fairy tale land (precisely what we imagine it to be in real life), through which a wool-clad boy......read more

Epic Earth Time Lapse from Space

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NASA video paints jaw dropping picture of Earth

These incredible time lapse images of Earth were shot by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using special low-light, high-definition (4K resolution!) cameras. The images were kindly made available by NASA for free.  Berlin's Michael König took Jan Jelinek's minimal ambient techno and combined it with the time lapses to......read more

TimeScapes

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Say hello to the most epic time-lapse nature video ever

We're not shy about sharing our love for time-lapse videos around here, but this one stands head and shoulders above 99 percent of them. It's actually a trailer for an hour-long film, TimeScapes, shot by photographer Tom Lowe over two years throughout the American Southwest. Lowe took it to the next level by shooting in 4k resolution. To get a sense of how intensely detailed that is, regular old......read more

Diego Stocco: Music From A Tree

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A sound designer and composer jams out with nature in his garden

Italian-born, California-based sound designer and composer Diego Stocco is Internet famous for making music using random sounds from natural "instruments." This video, "Music From A Tree," is our fave. Looking outside at an oddly-shaped tree in his Burbank garden, Stocca decided to mic it up and make music from it: To tune the tree I picked a fundamental note and tuned the twigs by......read more

Rick Rubin: Music and Spirituality

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The esteemed record producer discusses art and nature in this inspiring video from Nowness

Rick Rubin is near the top of the list of the famous people who like to chill with. The legendary record producer, who famously launched Def Jam with Russell Simmons from his NYU dorm room, is not only one of most important architects in the history of popular music, but also a sage-figure on the path to spiritual enlightenment. In this short film, created by Alison Chernick for Nowness, Rubin......read more

Crystal Stilts "Star Crawl"

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Nature meets psychedelia in new video for Brooklyn post-punkers

Crystal Stilts have shared a tripped-out video for "Star Crawl" from their latest full-length, Nature Noir. In the clip, director Daniel Fetherston catches images of nature up the Hudson River and warps them in hallucinogenic hues. It's a fitting look for the track, which sticks to the Stilts' hypnotic, downcast psych-garage sound. Watch above. Nature Noir is out now via Sacred Bones....read more

Into the Atmosphere

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Magical time-lapse depicts Californian in a surreal light

It's been a while since we featured a time-lapse video, and what better way to mark the return than with a stunning depiction of SHFT's home state. Into the Atmosphere, from San Diego photographer Michael Shainblum, shines a heavenly light on epic natural spots around California, from Santa Barbara to La Jolla to Marin County. But the clip isn't about the state's famed blue skies; Shainblum......read more

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