I love film making teams. Mainly because I’m part of one. You never make the same kind of movies alone; when you come up with an idea it’s not as much fun jumping up and down yelling in excitement by yourself. I get that warm fuzzy feeling when I see other teams going about it – like DANIELS. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert met while studying 3D animation in Boston. Now they live in LA.
Their work is making me so happy right now. You can feel the fun they had making these clips – it’s like the dust in the air – breath in and breath out. Apart from the vibe their work is clever, imaginative and downright original. Check out a few of my faves below. And some more of their unbelievable work here.
Collabs are the new black.
Surfers are everywhere. And they all seem to be the cool creative types. Or people who are generally just set on doing what they love. Seriously. I don’t know if it’s because I’m more sensitive to it now after having started surfing and making a surf movie – or if it’s because the surfing culture is bigger than it’s even been. Prob both.
Andrew Field has found a way to fund his surfing lifestyle by creating ‘Rockaway Taco’. A business he believes in. He spends his summer doing this, and then surfs his way around the world for the rest of the year. Check out this video from The Selby.
Whereas Metallica’s Kirk Hammett says that “surfing is the only thing that brings me that feeling, that rush, that’s similar to being on stage and playing in front of people.” Check out this vid by Creative Destruction.
People all have different reasons for surfing, whether it’s winning, that rush when you drop down the face of the wave or that zen feeling of a sunset surf – but what’s most important is that you do it because you love it. No matter who you are, whether you’re a rockstar, a politician, or a an average joe blow, the one thing that surfers have in common is that they’ll do anything to continue doing what they love. Hearts on fire.
It’s been a year since I bought a pair of jeans and I underestimated the effect a new item of clothing would have on me and my wardrobe. It was like when you’re craving food and you just don’t know what it is… you keep eating but nothing ever satisfies – until you hit upon the flavour you desire. I didn’t realise why I was feeling so lack luster until Dr Denim and his Jamie Olive Jeans jumped out and slapped me in the face while I was in General Pants on Saturday.
Dr Denim, you gave me and my wardrobe that adrenaline injection that we needed. And then I visited your website and fell in love with your brand. Dr, your website is cool, your photography is even cooler and you make my arse look rounder and perkier than Cheap Monday. You’ve got me. Aaahhh. I’m going to go down the street in my new jeans.
Ampersand Dan put me on to SHE IS FRANK the other night. And I like her work. A lot. Lots of on flash – but turns out she can shoot without it too. Which is always a relief. I’m sick of big Australian brands employing international photographers. There’s clearly enough talent here.
is for fabulous. And C is for Chameleon. Jessica Hische hasn’t designed a drop cap for L yet, but when she does I’ll know. And so will you if you keep an eye on her Daily Drop Cap Project. Rockin.
Thanks to BTP Blog for the hook up.