Videos of the week

4th May 2013

Our colleague Todd MacDonald offers another selection of videos that caught his eye during the past week. His selection also appears on his personal blog.

Todd MacDonald: The long awaited new album from Bonobo emerged very recently along with the first promo for single ‘First Fires’ – and I love it. Great job by Young Replicant who are also responsible for the equally impressive video ‘Chained’ by The xx which is also hosted on their site via the link above.

Bonobo ‘First Fires’ from Pulse Films on Vimeo.

Another short instalment from Lonely Leap and then I should probably leave them alone for a while for fear of them feeling web stalked! What can I say, except that they’re very annoyingly clever over there. This short looks at photographer Chris Burkard and is directed by Jeff Taylor.

Chris Burkard – Photographer from LONELYLEAP on Vimeo.

This is quite something: when the volcanic ash cloud fiasco happened back in 2010, your first thought probably would not have been to try and get over to Iceland in an attempt to capture some cinematic footage of it unfolding. Well, Sean Stiegemeier did just that. Was it worth it? Hell, yes.

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull – May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

This next video is via one of my regularly visited blogs, Dezeen. ‘Tweets sent to this machine are transmitted from one form of media to another and cannibalised at every stage until they emerge as distorted, printed headlines.’ (With some quite amusing results, I might add.) You’ll need to watch via this link because of embed permissions.

My admiration for the work of Diego Contreras has been no secret on my blog and his latest video shows his first experiment with the much discussed Black Magic Cinema Camera.

Lastly, if you’re at a loss as to what to do this bank holiday, why not get Lost in Manhattan with Gunther Gheeraert?

Enjoy the Bank Holiday.

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