In what is good news for literally the whole entire world, M83‘s Anthony Gonzalez provided the score for the Tom Cruise-starring sci-fi film Oblivion. The track “Oblivion”, features Norwegian singer Susanne Sundfør. Anythony himself has confirmed via Twitter that it’s from the films End Credits.
According to Rolling Stone, Gonzalez collaborated with Joseph Trapanese on the soundtrack; Trapanese previously collaborated with Daft Punk on the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy. The soundtrack arrives April 9 via Back Lot Records. The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski, apparently pays homage to the science fiction films of the 1970s, which is just peachy. It will be released on April 19.
I get a lot of inspiration from vintage pulp cartoons and sci-fi films from the 30′s—60′s, it drives a lot of what of the design choices of films and print work I do. I also love the people who nod to this bygone era of hope for the future, like Sky Captain director Kerry Conran. I recently came across this old Superman animated short from 1941 and couldn’t believe the quality and smoothness of the animation in it, on-par with some of ’80s greats like Akira. I can definitely see the similarities in the 1990′s Batman Animated Series to this original comic. The colour, lighting and futuristic technologies in this are just fantastic.
We make assumptions based on what we see on the surface, will we ever know our true Wild Heart?
Through Awesome Okanagan, I’ve been working with some colleagues (Mya and Carly) on “Wild Heart,” a 2012 Fall/Winter Fashion Show with Nikki and local salon Loyal Hair Therapy. It will be in support of local charity H.O.P.E. Outreach. This is the promo video I made for the fashion show, a stripped-down version of the nearly 20 minute visuals that will accompany the fashion show. The video will be synced to music.
It started out as a hashtag but it quickly became our mantra. A battle cry in the middle of the night, the quickest way to ward off bad vibes and hard times. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had this kind of feeling where you aren’t able to truly express exactly how you feel at a given moment, but I have that pretty often. Sometimes I get really effing excited, like so excited I think my eyes might pop out of my head, and that isn’t even hyperbole. I literally had that happen to me last weekend.
But sometimes you feel a love, or a passion, or just an amazing feeling that you want to share or explain but you feel powerless to do so. It’s frustrating. I’m not always that great at speaking or writing to express fully myself, or at least, I don’t feel what I’m saying can adequately deliver the soul of what I hope to convey. A lack of or failure to communicate.
I feel that video has become that medium for me. The mix of motion pictures, sometimes funny quotes, visually tender moments and just the right song are—what I can only assume is—the best way to spell out how I feel about something.
#summer2012 became more than just a hashtag. It was a thousand million moments, rigorously lived and completely embraced. It was challenges, and refusing to give up. It was seizing the day, and often annihilating the night. It was fake bands, road trips, swimming, live music, sunshine (and more than a few sunrises), surprises, animal costumes, pool parties, and saying “Yes.” #summer2012 wasn’t even only ours.
Early in the year my friends and I found ourselves bumping into people who felt the exact same way. “There’s something different about this year. Something in the air.” People could feel it and #summer2012 had a wonderful sound to it, almost eloquent. #summer2011 didn’t look as nice written down, and no one much cared for the sounds of #summer1992, everything just seemed to line up. Maybe it’s because we’ll all be dead by December 21st (right?!), maybe it was a fluke.
But maybe #summer2012 has been one of the best summers of our lives. And just maybe you felt the same way too.
A video series for Awesome Okanagan and Wet Ape Productions covering their new indie Music & Arts Festival, Keloha. One of my favourite parts of my job is how often I get to hang out with friends. Filming on-site in the sun for all three days interviewing your buddies hardly seems like work sometimes.
Vimeo’s Featured Videos is often the first place I’ll go when I’m looking for some kind of motion or video inspiration. Earlier in the week I came across this 3 part vignette by director Riley Blakeway of Taj Burrow while in Fiji. The footage is gorgeous, the location equally so, it doesn’t hurt that Riley had access to what I can only assume is a helicopter for some amazing shots.
“All of the surf vision was shot with the EX1.” says Blakeway, which is more than I was expecting from the Sony PMW-EX1. This was sorta the step before the Canon DSLRs came out and started trending, (5Ds and 7Ds mostly). The colour grading is perfect. The intros/outros were on super 8mm.
Just got this treasure in my inbox, the new Cut Copy video for “Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution” was just released… right now! To quote the email:
The video was found in a rusty chest in an ancient grotto in Saint-Maximin, France, and from what archaeologists can ascertain from the hieroglyphic-like scribes inside the chest, it was directed by Emile Sornin, and produced by Jules de Chateleux at Division. Because of its age, it took a lot of time to unlock said chest.
I also see that they’re performing in Vancouver two days after the final PEAK Performance Project Showcase… so maybe I’ll have to stick around…
I’m happy to see Cutting Edges, curating these contemporary takes on vintage (found) imagery, featuring a new take on old design. Incidentally, I’ve come across some of these pieces on fffound before, I would love to get my hands on a copy of this tome for myself. With work by Jelle Martens, Anthony Zinonos, Eduardo Recife and more, the book is pure eye candy.
A video & a few shots from a new San Diego-based line, Favorite Pastime. So far, there isn’t a whole lot to show for the line, which isn’t to say they lack the essentials. It’s short and sweet, almost minimal which is always something I can appreciate. Started by Mat Crossan and inspired by the nostalgia of care-free days of skating, surfing and generally being in the sun until the street lights came on, but updated for those of us who are old enough to not be called for dinner. I’m looking forward to more from this line.
I’ve been listening to this record on repeat for the last few months, so tight. Last night was the first time I really explored the iTunes LP of it that I got and watched the three music videos attached. JEALOUSY.
TRON: Legacy arrived on Tuesday for our home-viewing pleasure. Today, Mogi Grumbles shared with ISO50 his take on the first TRON film, above is a teaser video, he made a tribute album of all ORIGINAL songs and his friend recut the whole movie to fit this new soundtrack to it. Download this new track for free for the ISO50 readers. The album will be available next week as a name your own price deal / free, i’ll link it once its available.