Category Archives: Video

An experimental short by Toronto based filmmaker Jonah Haber featuring dancer Niamh Wilson shot against a huge glow-in-the-dark backdrop as a strobe light creates a shadow trail of her movements.

The film is the official video for ‘Working for the Future In The Interlake’ by Canadian groovers Yes We Mystic

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A riderless motorcycle  filmed on the A4 motorway near Paris on May 28.

It turned out that the bike had continued moving after a collision that unseated its 20 year old rider. Suffering only an injured arm, the rider was given a lift by the driver of the vehicle that hit him. Finding no trace of the bike, they wisely continued on to hospital.  

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(H/T: Jon Gannon)

Wired invites four sound designers to explore the psychoacoustics of vintage video games. To wit:

As the games got more complex, so did the audio, and the theories behind it. A loop, or short, repeated section of audio, acts as a recurring cue. Dissonant sounds communicate failure, while consonant ones—think of the sympathetic vibrations of Super Mario Bros.—encourage players to continue. The tones can even mimic human sounds—a modulating synthesizer approximates laughter, like the “wawawawawa” in Duck Hunt.

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A fond but by no means all-inclusive tribute to 40 years of hip hop by Chicago based masher The Hood Internet. To wit:

Over 150 songs from more than 100 artists representing 40 years of hip hop all crammed into 4 minutes. It’s not a chronological history of hip hop. It’s rappers from different eras finishing each other’s rhymes over intersecting beats, all woven together to make one song.

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