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One Belongs

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A SHFT original animated short from Liz Klein.

Surrealistic animation beautifully juxtaposes the undersea movements of a jellyfish and a plastic bag, offering some poignant commentary on marine pollution in the process. Made by SHFT collaborator Elizabeth Klein, the film makes use of rotoscoping, an age-old animation technique that involves tracing over live-action film movement, frame by frame, creating a dreamlike visual effect. Music by......read more

Rituals "Our Blood"

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This new clip for Toronto's Rituals looks like a moving painting

Newly signed to Toronto label One Big Silence, Rituals has released a video for "Our Blood," the lead single from the band's upcoming 12", Mesmerized. The track itself is a blistering slice of post-punk, here contrasted with some strikingly shot visuals from director Cameron Morse, with colorization effects executed by Rituals' frontman Adam Seward. "This was basically my first video project, so......read more

One Hundred and Eight

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Nils Volker's interactive garbage bag installation.

Nature, waste, design, and tech collide in One Hundred and Eight, an interactive installation made by German designer Nils Volker. Consisting of ordinary household garbage bags mounted on a wall, the display's elements are selectively inflated and deflated by a two colling fans behind. "Although each plastic bag is mounted stationary the sequences of inflation and deflation create the......read more

Lighten Up: The Honey Brothers Behind The Scenes

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Outtakes and extras from the Lighten Up feature.

Self-described as “the only hard-rockin’ pop band with ukulele," the Honey Brothers clearly don't take themselves too seriously. But, as we discovered on our first episode of Lighten Up, the playful New York City indie rock outfit is serious about at least one thing — the environment. In this behind-the-scenes look at the band, we catch them goofing off in their......read more

Lighten Up: The Honey Brothers, Part 2

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Brooklyn folk-rockers discover green touring ain't all that hard.

When the Honey Brothers took their new wave folk sound to the road, they made a commitment to minimize their tour's impact on the planet. Traveling in a biodiesel Sprinter van, the bandmates hit up local farmers' markets for grub and LEED-certified hotels for shelter. In this episode of Lighten Up, made possible by the good people at Stonyfield Farm, the Brooklyn five-piece inform us that touring......read more

Ah shoot, more evidence that Mark Ronson is actually THE dude. The video for "The Bike Song," off his excellent new album with The Business Intl, follows a story about bike gang spies set in swinging '60s London. The tune itself is a big, fun glorification of two-wheeled transport, featuring Spank Rock on pro-environment raps: "I can't understand it, but I can't really stand 'em, girls love cars,......read more

Yoriyos "The Pied Piper"

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Pop-up book style animated video tells a story of environmental renewal.

Judging from the lyrics of this song -- and the story of its beautifully conceived video -- indie-folker Yoriyos has the same values as his dad, Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens). Directed and animated by Ron Winter and Jon Watts, the video is a tightly wound narrative of environmental and spiritual reawakening. Great piece....read more

They Might Be Giants "Electric Car"

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Brooklyn sustainable furniture company launches new line crafted from an iconic material — reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk.

Animal friends going for a ride in a green vehicle is never a bad thing, in our opinion. Brooklyn's Tiny Inventions delivers the goods with a fun and fantastic multimedia interpretation of They Might Be Giants' "Electric Car". ...read more

The Presets "Fall"

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A divine sky-diving video for the latest single from Australia's electro-pop heroes

Director Clemens Habicht takes a literal approach in his video for "Fall," the latest single by The Presets. Filmed above the Costa Brava in Spain, Clemens put masks of Kim Moyes and Julian Hamilton from The Presets on members of the French champion free dive team. Then he filmed the pair taking to the sky, leaping from a plane, and performing an amazing aerial ballet to the sounds of the band's......read more

Ruby Suns "Desert of Pop"

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Director Samuel Kristofski eschews digital software in favor of physical craft

In a filmmaking environment where directors can do pretty much anything with digital tools, we always welcome videos that steer clear of software in favor of classic, handmade craftsmanship. This lo-fi clip for The Ruby Suns' "Desert of Pop," from NZ director Samuel Kristofski, does just that. Combining live action with ink-and-watercolor animation, the video is entirely handmade, with......read more

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