Lego Pop-up Kinkaku-ji

I grew up with legos….as a kid, i thought i made some awesome stuff but this just blows everything out the door.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYlA3NV0rFA[/youtube]


Nike + HIFANA

Some where in a top secret location in Tokyo, break beat music duo, HIFANA (composed of KEIZOmachine and JUICY) discovered that Nike Free Run+ running shoes can drop beats like realtime samplers and no other. HIFANA eschewed a part of their regular break beat set up and hooked up the mixers and sound systems to Nike Free Run+ shoes. When bent or twisted, the ultra-flexible Nike Free Run+ drops different tunes and sounds.

Furthering proving that every pair of shoes is different and there is a pair for everyone, and that the great performance Nike Free Run+ is flexible enough to fit any feet and running style or activity, the Nike Music Shoe video is not just about shoes as instruments. Check out the hopping performance from HIFANA which is signature of their creative and original live performances, and see how Nike shoes can sing different tunes. Just take note, the actual Nike Free Run+ sold in stores is absolutely and exclusively a running shoe, and will not sing when bent or twisted, so don’t rush to throw out your mixers just yet.
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[youtube width=”400″ height=”300″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS1exujG3cY[/youtube]

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Pixels in NYC

I am generally pretty tired of pixel based art because of its saturation in pop culture, but there are always exceptions to the rule, and this very well crafted execution is one of them. The integration into the live action tracking wise is really well done and the colors are very well adjusted to match the setting. And its playful and fun to watch!
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[quicktime width=”474″ height=”372″]http://ikuzih.com/videos/PIXEL_WEB.mov[/quicktime]


24 Visual Effects

A video showing the before and after on some of 24’s visual effects (green-screen backgrounds) in the first nine or so episodes of 24 Season 8.

Despite the show being set in New York, the entire season was shot in Los Angeles with skylines and such being digitally replaced by Stargate Studios.

The music in this video is from 24 Season 7, Alan Wilson’s theme.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLVXWVCekJk[/youtube]


NY-Z

Continuing to collaborate with creative visionaries, ABSOLUT Vodka presents this new 15-minute short film featuring Jay-Z. The documentary, titled NY-Z, was directed by Danny Clinch and paints a rare portrait of the global hip-hop icon. With unprecedented access to Jay-Z the days and moments leading up to, and after, his legendary September 11th benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, Danny Clinch gives us an intimate glimpse into Jay-Z: his childhood, his motivation as an artist, his passion for music, and his muse, New York.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6zVR0SgSOM&hd=1[/youtube]


Milky Way Over Hawaii

Check out this unreal time lapse video of the sky over Mauna Kea. I haven’t had a chance to visit the summit, but it is on my list of things to do.
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[vimeo width=”630″ height=”300″]http://vimeo.com/8918647[/vimeo]


OK Go - This Too Shall Pass

Wow!  They have one of the best videos.  This one is amazing. Directed by James Frost, OK Go and Syyn Labs. It would have been crazy if they messed up at the end or forgot to roll the camera.
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w[/youtube]


Die Antwoord - Zef Side

Wow, I don’t know where to start on commenting about this video, are they for real? and is that a mullet mixed with a Vanilla Ice Hi-top? “Well DJ Hi Tek makes, like he owns a pc computer, k he makes next level beats, and basically I got some seriously like gangsta skill on the mic.” Cracks me up every time.
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q77YBmtd2Rw[/youtube]


Shaun Boothe - Poor Boy

Who in the world is the Team behind Shaun Boothe, I haven’t seen many people with their internet game and presentation so up there.

Plus come on, how many years did it take for hip-hop to cover this Queen classic, seriously we should have had a Bohemian Rhapsody remix ages ago?
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[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/8176059[/vimeo]


3D Graffiti Animation

Here’s a very interesting image piece done outside Parisian musician Serge Gainsbourg’s home. The short film shows graffiti that was painted continuously between a five year span on one wall in the street of Verneuil, Paris. The footage took thousands of photographs to create and was transformed into 3D effect seen in this video.
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[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/6704105[/vimeo]