Toshiba advert

Honestly I don't watch television often. Mostly because it always lags a season or two behind in compression with America or the United kingdom. And the television shows are filled with annoying ringtone/jamba commercials.
So I don't know if any of the readers have seen the advert before. This amazing new commercial shows off a new use of this camera technique. Supported by a track of Nowave darlings called Crystal Castles - air war.

And the making of.


a cure for the Twitch

Sometimes movie effects can annoy me. My newest object of annoyance is Twitch from Video-copilot, Twitch is a plugin for a video editor called adobe after-effects. When I had a look at their tutorial it seemed pretty cool. To get a idea what Twitch exactly does I have a little movie for you. don't listen to the actual content, just watch the distortion and video effects it uses.

At first they look cool, but when you can spot them everywhere it becomes cheap.
It all started when I watched some of the new episodes of the car show Topgear. They started to throw in cheap effects like that all the time.
You think that the group editing the episodes should have more creativity and knowledge of editing to come up with something different?

Well you may think that was the end of Twitch but it just started.

The new Kanye west Clip... The twitching strikes again @ 0:47 or so...

KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Well if you think that's the only "cheap" effect that video clip uses you are wrong.
The Image bleeding effects isn't that state of the art. Released some weeks before the Kanye west video

Oke I'm not saying that chairlift was the first movie doing it.. Let's look to one of my personal favourites: the knife - heartbeats. (at 0:45 in)

Whooo more image bleeding.
So where is the creativity? Is all we hear and watch today only a meme? Do we ever get sick of stopmotion or are video effects tend to just as much to return as fashion?

Early Stopmotion.

"new" stopmotion

So what oldschool Video effect would you like to see return to the masses?


Welcome to 2009

Holy fuck


Animal Colletive



Only cool ppl wear masks...

Knife - Heartbeats Live

Antony & The Johnsons: Epilepsy Is Dancing (mild LSFW)

Bat for lashes - what's a girl to do?

We will all die in 2012

A lovely small movie about how the earth will end in 2012. Lets hope that France will not discover how to clone sheep ;).


None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Its the metric cover of the Elliott Smith song, between the bars. Somehow I found it fitting with the goethe quote. cute song...


Nin Live concert

To be fair I'm not the biggest Nine inch nails fan out here. But I'm a fan of cool concert supporting visuals. Most band nowadays lack a good live show. (yes I'm talking to you bands: overproduced cool albums but crap as hell to listen live to). oke, not every band needs to go daft punk/Flaming lips style. But at least make sure you can actually play the songs ;0

Flaming lips concert in august of 08

Our dearest Trent Reznor posted this on his site last night.

1.7.09: your gift!

The internet is full of surprises these days.
I was contacted by a mysterious, shadowy group of subversives who SOMEHOW managed to film a substantial amount (over 400 GB!) of raw, unedited HD footage from three separate complete shows of our Lights in the Sky tour. Security must have been lacking at these shows because the quality of the footage is excellent.

If any of you could find a LINK to that footage I'll bet some enterprising fans could assemble something pretty cool.

Oh yeah, you didn't hear this from me.

So you may think why should you care? Well Nin's visuals on this tour are top-notch. Have a look to this video!


So what can we expect in a week? a hour long Nin concert with extreme cool visuals.

Looking forward to it, and will keep you posted ofc.