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H2Oil Animation Sequence

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Cool short digs into the oil sands.

Located under the pristine boreal forests of northern Alberta, Canada’s oil sands are America’s biggest supplier of oil and the single largest industrial energy project in the world. The powerful and provocative documentary H2Oil explores the impact of oil sands development on local water ecology and human health. This sequence from the doc, illustrated by James Braithwaite and......read more

Motorville by Patrick Jean

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Genius animation tells the story of a society addicted to oil

Talented director Patrick Jean, whose "Pixels" short set the 'net on fire a few years back, has another hit on his hands with this one. "Motorville" is an allegorical tale of an American city addicted to oil. Animated in Google Maps, the city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways and freeways. Packed with lots of fun details, the VFX......read more

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

Andrew Bird, "Eyeoneye"

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Fuzzy felt animation explores the human universe

For those of you out there who can't stop wondering what Andrew Bird's innards look like, you can find your answer in animator Yu "Ewan" Morita's psychedelic video for "Eyeoneye," from Bird's latest album, Break It Yourself. What you'll discover is that inside the singer-songwriter's body there is a fantastic world with churning gears that pump the heart, levers that release music to the brain,......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

Cat Power, "I Found a Reason"

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Surf flick trailer features Chan Marshall covering Velvet Underground

Spotted this one the other day on Quality Peoples. It's the trailer for Glass Love, a 2006 surf movie directed by Andrew Kidman, featuring Cat Power doing her beautiful, plodding version of Velvet Underground's "I Found A Reason". Along with Cowboy Junkies' rendition of "Sweet Jane", it's surely one of the best VU covers of all time, and pairs perfectly with Kidman's mellow longboard......read more

Felix, "Blessing"

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Hauntingly cinematic promo vid by Andrew Telling

With this clip for "Blessing" by Felix, London-based filmmaker Andrew Telling makes the move from short docs to music videos, and the results are gorgeous. Starring Marisa Beck as a lone girl wandering the woods and hills of rural England, the beautifully-shot video is nicely paired with the heavy and moving ballad. Not that we needed it, but Telling's piece offers more proof that you don't......read more

Colorful Commotion

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In Berlin, a guerrilla art project makes unwilling artists out of cars.

Last week a group of cyclists dumped 13 gallons of paint on the road at Berlin’s busy Rosenthaler Platz, creating a series of colourful lines as cars drove through.The various colours of paint were dumped onto the road in large puddles at different locations throughout the intersection. As traffic drove through, the paint was spread around creating lots of colourful lines. The whole action......read more

Planet Twelve

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Animation by Andy Martin

This is the twelfth and last animation from Andy Martin's year long illustration project 'Handymartian's Illustrated Aliens'. You see an archive of this project at illustratedaliens.tumblr.com/ where he uploaded a new alien illustration every day, building up to a monthly illustration of their planet. This planet was created during December 2013....read more

Andrew Bayer "Need Your Love"

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Gorgeous music video shot in the Tatras Mountains of Eastern Europe

Andrew Bayer's hypnotic downtempo jam "Need Your Love" gets an appropriately pretty visual treatment from London-based Polish director Michal Bolland, who traveled with his crew to the Tatras Mountains (on the border between Poland and Slovakia) to get the job done. The video's Polish slant is furthered by the casting, with the stunning Kasia Smolinska playing the lead role as a girl lost in the......read more

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