"Darn, there goes my ankle again". One of my long time unsung heroes, car stunt driver Ken Carter documented in a National Film Board of Canada Film, Directed by Robert Fortier, This film may be old, but there is something so charming about a guy with a dream, and ready to go for it no matter what, even if it breaks every bone in his body. The dream: to jump the St Lawrence River with a Lincoln off a massive ramp. Does he do it? Snuggle up and take a spin...
Well I guess you can see that I am a big fan of OK Go! I think I like their videos more than the songs, but then again, they couldn't be one without the other.
From their description: The new music video from OK Go, (was) made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they'd play the right note no matter where they were struck.
Official music video for OK Go's 'White Knuckles'.
Directed by Trish Sie and OK Go. Produced by Shirley Moyers. Just love it. Simplicity Rocks!
zZz is playing: Grip, is the first video of Roel Wouters aka Xelor. As stated in its description, and AMAZINGLY, it's a one take, top shot music video with trampoline gymnasts simulating typical video effects. The video has been recorded live, as part of the opening 'Nederclips' at the Stedelijk museum 's-Hertogenbosch SM'S (curated by Bart Rutten).
Cake sculpture above is by artist Will Cotton.
Possibly due to my sweet tooth, and the gorgeous lightness and joy candy can provoke, I am posting a cotton candy artist in China. I am also looking forward to curating my own "Sugar Orgy" at Mediamatic, Amsterdam in the new year! Will keep you posted!
Although filmed in Morrocco, M.I.A's video of an amazing tune is based on the drifting practice of usually poor and bored teenagers in Saudi Arabia. Drifting is extremely dangerous to do, but these teens inspire the use of a car outside of conventional ideas of beauty and use, and indeed the redefining of what a car is. The "making of" is a must see.
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