I was tapped into the wonderful work from the master found-footage manipulator Jamie Harley late last year with his work with Memoryhouse and recently included a video he made for their new “For the Years” EP. Jamie simply searches for perfect visual counterpoint to the songs he loves. He does this by deconstructing old films and remolding them to harmonize with contemporary indie music.
I really held myself back from including all of his videos in this post. This video for local Sacramento band Ganglians really brings the visual elements up to par with their stellar music. If you haven’t heard of this band I don’t know a better way than this to be introduced with this remarkable video for “Bradley.” The altered minimal color palette produces a cold feel of the film which, in its beautiful imperfection, projects the music and visuals in a harmoniously. Makes you forget that the film and music were originally separate entities. It is absolutely lovely that almost every frame/scene could be a stopped in any moment in time to create a photographic gem. Now let it soak in your vision and dissolve in your memory.
Check out more his work here.
I featured this Brandt Brauer Frick in a post a long while back but I recently discovered there music video for the song “Caffeine.” The video was created by Danae Diaz and Patricia Luna based off of Diaz’s cover art for the Brant Brauer Frick’s album “You Make Me Real.” The video is very minimalist, which I love, and has a very simple yet engaging storyline. Reminds me a lot of the contemporary society of Japan, THX 1138, and a little bit of Kraftwerk’s “The Robots.” Drone!
Abstract motion visuals designed by Russian company Andrey Muratov. The music complements the stop motion quiet well and the washed out colors set the appropriate mood for the video.
Via Design Collector.
Bad design sucks, let’s face it. We made a cultural manifesto about it. About how much it sucks, how much could it suck less, and, more importantly, how much we could do to change it. Change the way design is perceived. Change it with heart, passion, attitude and intelligence.
That’s the real revolution, baby.
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Amazing remix and such a rad video of Crystal Castles’ “Not in Love” featuring Robert Smith of The Cure. I love the analog feel. It looks as if they distorted VHS footage to create the music video.
I’ve overlooked James Blank for almost a year now but when I saw Jakub’s post last night on ISO50 there was no ignoring this time. I immediately got his self entitled album after watching his powerful live performance of ‘The Wilhelm Scream’ on BBC. Wow…Such a hauntingly beautiful performance. Listening to the track on it’s own I would never expect such an otherworldly experience as this. The entire album was the exact inspiration I needed last night for designing. ‘The Wilhelm Scream’ is definitely my favorite track but ‘Limit to Your Love’ is also amazing.
My good friend Liz posted this on my wall today on Facebook and I made sure to grab a cup of warm tea and to shut off any noise in my house to watch it. I’ve been a follower of Scott Schumman‘s blog The Sartorialist for over a year now and his work has been so inspirational for me. I’ve actually gifted his book at least three times already. As a photographer, this video is a breath of fresh air. Scott talks about how he came to be a photographer and why his work is so significant to our culture and especially our future. Oh and he uses the same camera as me; the good ol’ Canon 5D. Thanks for sharing this with me Liz.