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Cass McCombs "Morning Star"

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Patrick O'Dell's breezy skateboard montage for new McCombs album standout

"Morning Star," the lead single Cass McCombs' 7th (!) album Big Wheel and Others, is a contemplative cut, with a lilting organ line that seems somehow nostalgic for simpler times. Epicly Later'd director Pat O'Dell embraces the nostalgia vibes in this clip for the song, which he assembled from a bunch of old skate and surf films. Among the sampled films is "The Devil's Toy," a 1966 NFB short that......read more

Morning Commute

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Adam Celt offers abstract interpretation of his everyday journey to work

There is something special about the morning commute to work on public transit, coffee in hand, mellow tunes on the headphones, with the low sun warming you out of your sleepy haze. With "Morning Commute," St. Paul, Minnesota native Adam Celt offers up an abstract video that captures that feeling well. "Most mornings I put on headphones, close my eyes and look at the sun as I ride the......read more

Morning Teleportation, "Expanding Anyway"

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Warning: high risk of acid flashback.

Our new music video for MORNING TELEPORTATION. Created with a vast array of materials, found objects, and crayola marker drawings, this pile of nonsense mixes stop motion, live action, motion graphics, and a little bit of 3d all within one gypsy invention of a carnival ride. Check out the making of here: phantasmic.tv/​makingofexpandinganyway.html   If you are at all prone to a......read more

Star Slinger, "Mornin'"

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Surreal summer vibes for a cold winter's day.

Short of traveling somewhere tropical, you're not going to find a better dose of winter escapism than this Alan Jensen-directed video for Star Slinger's "Mornin'". Jensen's sunny, kaleidoscopic interpretation of the UK beatmaker's soulful sound has us wishing we owned a pair of 3D glasses. It's a Vimeo staff pick, a first for Jensen, who has made equally dreamlike visuals for the likes of Toro y......read more

Upcycled Bikes by Starling & Hero

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Busted down bikes given new life by South African company

Okay, so we know that biking is the most eco-friendly mode of transport. But what's the most eco-friendly form of bike? Starling & Hero have your answer. The South African startup restores is building a business on restoring old, beat-up bikes into beautiful cruisers and racers.  Starling & Hero founder Emile Kotze scours thrift stores, garage sales, and friends' basements for......read more

Murmuration

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In this viral hit, a massive starling flock twists and turns over an Irish river

One of nature's most fascinating spectacles, a starling murmuration is a large, swirling, cloud-like formation made up of thousands of starlings flying together. We know because we looked it up. Out canoeing on the River Shannon in Ireland, two British women caught some spectacular footage of the phenomenon. The video has gone viral in impressive fashion, catching four million views on Vimeo......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-28-11

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Giant pink snails, epic Hasselblad photos, 12 dumb ugly jerks blocking climate change progress, and more.

Attack of the Giant Pink Snails: No, not an invasive exotic species, but a killer public art project in Florida, featuring oversized pink snails made of recycled plastic.  Purty birdies: Every night at dusk, a cloud of starlings do the tango in the skies above Sterte, England. Mark Sigler caught them in the act in this lovely one minute video.  The Big......read more

In this brief video, artist Garip Ay creates an interpretation of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting using a paper marbling technique—or more specifically the Turkish method called ebru. Marbling involves the careful process of floating colors on the surface of water or a slightly more viscous solution called size, before transferring the design or pattern to a special......read more

Star Trails by Don Pettit

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NASA astronaut depicts the final frontier in suuuuper slow motion

These stunning space photos started circulating around the web back in the summer, but I guess we were too busy having a great time to notice. The images were shot in spring 2012 by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, who was on a mission aboard the International Space Center. Shot at long exposures from 240 miles up in space, the photos show the paths made by stars and earth lights......read more

Losing Our Way in the World

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In the wake of tragedy, a Harvard physics professor undertakes to learn navigation through environmental clues

In 2003, John Edward Huth was kayaking off the coast of Maine when a thick fog rolled in and obliterated all sight of land. With no compass, he was forced to use natural clues--wind direction, the sound of waves hitting the shore--to guide himself back to safety. A few months later, he had a similar experience kayaking through fog in Nantucket Sound. The next day, news broke of a......read more

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