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The Future Is Ours

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If this video doesn't give you goosebumps, best check your pulse

Feeling a little down about the state of the planet? Here's a two-minute slice of techno-optimism for you. Filmmaker Michael Marantz assembled "The Future Is Ours" from a bunch of clips he found on the net, and the result is this stirring tribute to the people pushing humanity ahead into the future. According to Marantz, "We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and......read more

Walking

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This beautifully shot film takes us on a four-day jaunt through the woods of northern Spain

Based in Valencia, Spain, Juan Rayos is an accomplished filmmaker/photographer/artist who has created work for an impressive list of clients that includes Moleskine and Abengoa. But Juan's "Walking" film is of a more personal nature. Shot during a four-day hike through the forests of Navarre in Spanish Basque country, the clip has all the serene beauty you need for inspiration to head out for a......read more

Prospective Mobility

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Is this the future of urban transportation?

Battery-powered semi trucks? Trains that pick up cars full of passengers without stopping? Personal mobility capsules that attach to planes, trains, and boats? Sound a little far-fetched? Well it may be less sci-fi than you think, according to this video commissioned by Alstom. The animated clip, produced by Paris-based studio Le 7e bureau, envisions a prospective transportation future......read more

Hypnotizing Skateboarding Tricks in Super Slo-Mo

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Witness some time-stretched skating sorcery in this video from Adam Shomsky

As any non-skater attempting to ollie can attest, skateboarding is hard. There's nothing remotely natural about operating a mobile plank with your feet. This two-minute video from Adam Shomsky shows just how truly insane skateboarding really is. Shot with a Redlake N3 high-speed camera at 1,000 frames per second, Shomsky captures skaters throwing down rare flat ground tricks in suuuuuuper......read more

Aesop Rock, "Zero Dark Thirty"

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The indie rap hero returns from long absence with this time-lapsed graffiti vid

After a five year silence, Aesop Rock is back with a new album, Skelethon, hitting stores this summer. In advance of the release, the backpack rap vet dropped this video for the lead single, "Zero Dark Thirty" (that's military speak for half past midnight -- hat tip to Yahoo! answers). Always true to the OG elements of hip hop, Aesop remains so here, as he leans against a wall rapping away......read more

Bowerbirds, "Tuck the Darkness In"

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Melancholy vibes abound in this beautiful new video for North Carolina folk trio

Bowerbirds' uniquely pastoral folk sound gets an appropriately-themed video in this clip for new single "Tuck the Darkness In." Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, the video finds a doe-eyed boy considering the lives of fish after he catches a couple and feels terrible about it. He goes on to observe the sea creatures in a variety of habitats, mournfully coming to terms with what he did. It's......read more

Jack White, "Sittin' on Top of the World"

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Detroit rocker plays some raw blues piano in this clip from 'It Might Get Loud'

"Technology is a big destroyer of emotion and truth," says Jack White at the start of this clip from Davis Guggenheim's 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud. The doc explores the history of the electric guitar through the eyes of White and fellow guitar legends, Jimmy Page and The Edge. In the clip, White and a fedora-clad kid portraying his earlier self cruise through the countryside in......read more

Back to the Start

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In this sweet stop motion video, Willie Nelson sings about returning to a more sustainable form of farming

Longtime farming advocate Willie Nelson lends his voice to Coldplay's "The Scientist" in this charming piece of stop motion from Johnny Kelly. The story follows the plight of a farmer who, in an effort to modernize his farm, turns it into an industrial animal factory. Seeing the error of his ways, he reverts back to a small-scale, sustainable farm. The film was commissioned by Chipotle "to......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

Monster Rally, "Surf Erie"

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End-of-summer vibes abound in this vid from Tyler Coray, shot in the Pacific Northwest woods

Ever been to Lake Crescent? Us neither. But now we want to... badly. The lake, found on Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, is where director Tyler Coray shot this newly-released Monster Rally video, a short and sweet clip of young people romping around the Northwest backwoods. It's a beautiful, vaguely melancholic reminder that summer is over. "Surf Erie" comes off of MR's Deep......read more

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