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Groundswell: Trailer

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New documentary follows surfers on a journey along British Columbia's unspoiled west coast -- a region threatened by oil pipeline development

Slated for release this coming fall, "Groundswell" follows surfers Peter Devries, Travis Gordon, Dan Malloy up the west coast of British Columbia, where the delicate coastal ecosystem faces a major threat in the form of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta's tar sands. The film, a collaborative production of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Patagonia, and Woodshed......read more

Gorgonzola Grape Toast

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SHFT Lessons in organic appetizers

Anna Getty, sustainable local organic chef, prepares a delicious appetizer for us. Once again our friend Brendan Hines is a handy sous chef and plays straight man to Anna - or is it the other way around? SecondSHFT holiday cheer recipe from Anna's cookbook, I'M DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMAS....read more

Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, "Christmas Eve Can Kill You"

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Holiday-themed Everly Brothers cover gets a down-home video that has nothing to do with Christmas

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, everyone's favorite Will Oldham alias, has teamed with frequent collaborator Dawn McCarthy (of Faun Fables) on a holiday-themed 7″ featuring a pair of Everly Brothers covers. The video for “Christmas Eve Can Kill You” eschews typical holiday symbols -- snow, presents, lights -- in favor of the good vibes that come with......read more

Circle Squared

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Todd St. John's NYT-commissioned animation explores the theme of giving

Here's an old but great holiday-themed animation by HunterGatherer (aka Brooklyn-based artist/designer Todd St. John). "Circle Squared," originally released in 2007, was commissioned by T Magazine for the Christmas season. The story is told through stop-motion animation, using toy-like hand-made wooden forms, which interact similarly to the way Russian dolls nest. These cube-animal shapes......read more

Christopher Smith, "Gently Gently"

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Splendid snow globe animation by Vancouver's Salazar collective

With much of the country caught in the midst of a summer heat wave, it's a good time to post this snowy, year-old video for "Gently Gently," a winsome track from Vancouver singer-songwriter Christopher Smith. The snow globe-esque animation was made by Salazar, a film collective with a bunch of stunning videos under its belt. Check out these making-of pics too. Cool. ...read more

Alaska

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Christopher Baker documents life in the Copper River watershed.

Photographer Christopher Baker traveled to Cordova, Alaska to provide this glimpse of the salmon fishery that drives the local economy. The Copper River ecosystem, "one of the last pure watersheds in North America," is threatened by overfishing, so the state of Alaska and various agencies are working to ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations....read more

Mimi Goese & Ben Neill, "Cusp"

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Who knew watching ice melt could be so entertaining?

With 36,000 photos, 40 blocks of ice, and 40 timelapses of 4 hours each, French filmmaker Christophe Thockler manages to make the humdrum process of ice melting look rather incredible. The poetic clip, made for the Mimi Goese & Ben Neill song, "Cusp," features ice-blocked objects melting and, er, unmelting in stop motion. The objects are taken from the special edition......read more

Black Books, "Favorite Place"

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An awesome stop-motion video threaded together by Christophe Thockler

Christophe Thockler is one talented dude. The French designer/animator is responsible for the this bit of stop-motion genius for "Favorite Place" by Austin, TX-based band Black Books. The video features "10 000 photos, 1 km of thread, 350 reels of thread, 73 000 embroidery stitches, 6 kg of fabric scraps, 100 needles and sewing pins." From the creator: A playful and (I hope) creative video for......read more

Chris Cohen "Optimist High"

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Breezy backyard summer vibes from a Californian transplant in Vermont

Chris Cohen's solo debut Overgrown Path was one of the highlights of 2012, full of bucolic, lopsided pop songs he recorded by himself in a cabin in Vermont. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cohen previously played with a number of high profile indie acts (Deerhoof, Haunted Grafitti, Cass McCombs) before moving east to write and record the album. In the breezy, melancholy "Optimist High,"......read more

Phantom Water Edit

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Jaw-dropping water cinematography by Chris Bryan

There are only 150 Phantom HD Gold cameras in the world. The ultra-advanced, high-speed vid camera can shoot 1000 fps at 1920 x 1080 and 1500 fps at 1280 x 720. Aussie filmmaker Chris Bryan is one of the few lucky cinematographers who has his hands on one, and he puts it to stunning use in Phantom Water Edit, which captures the power and nuance of rolling surf in breathtaking detail.......read more

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