Archive for April, 2012
“Remember the beginning of the “Black Or White” video, where Michael Jackson is dancing on the African veldt? Well, that’s pretty much Rihanna’s video for the Talk That Talk club-jam “Where Have You Been,” except that Rihanna’s video is (obviously) way, way sexier, and it sadly doesn’t feature an airborne George Wendt.
In the video, Riri plays some sort of desert warrior princess, and she looks extremely good, which is sort of the point of a video like this one.” If that isn’t enough for you, take a look at the behind the scenes of “Where Have You Been,” the singer showcases some sick dance moves. Watch the singer’s rigourous routine courtesy of choreographer, Hi-Hat.
This great video for Josh Ritter’s Love Is Making Its Way Back Home was directed by Erez Horovitz and involves the meticulous animation of over 12,000 laser-cut pieces of construction paper. Via Etsy:
A team of nearly twenty artists, editors, directors and product assistants ushered the video into being. The group started with storyboarding and computer animation before converting the digital graphics to paper cutouts (frame by frame), photographing those 12,000 cutouts and then stitching them together into four minutes of paper animation.
Tons of people from my home state of New Jersey, ask me about the difference between there, and the Bay Area. Contrary to popular belief, there’s many more types of people than just the Oakland gangsters you hear about on the news, and I found a humorous little collection of pictures that breaks them down. “Your Scene Sucks“, a nice set of illustrations that helps you to never make a mistake, recognize and know the clothing styles, among hipsters, punks, emos, the indies, the post-rockers, nerds, the hardcore geeks and others. The “Your Scene Sucks” are made by Rob Dobi, who just published a book.
I never took to knitting. One reason may be that it is accepted that you will have to rip out rows at some point in the process. This alone drives me up a tree. I never let perfection be the enemy of the good and knitting just doesn’t work that way. I’d never have made it on the prairie. Mexican artist Gabriel Dawe spins a yarn with these exciting sculptures. Beautiful and precise. Homeboy’s just got a gift.