Vogue Original Shorts - Lena Dunham and Hamish Bowles

"The cover shoot is happening tomorrow and i don´t know how to Pose!" an exasperated Lena Dunham yells nervously at Vogue´s Hamish Bowles through the phone. Proving that your very first Vogue shot is far from easy, the Girls creator and the magazine´s editor-at-large star in an endearing short film (directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman), that reveals just how she came to be yanking her polka dot collar from her neck on this month´s cover.

Notes on Blindness

"In 1983, after years of deteriorating vision, the writer and theologian John Hull lost the last traces of light sensation. For the next three years, he kept a diary on audio-cassette of his interior world of blindness. This film is a dramatization that uses his original recordings. Recently, John Hull responded to the diary entries in the film, reflecting on his memories of sight, alarm at the onset of darkness and his eventual discovery of beauty."

HAPYY NEW YEAR!

Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss Slowly. Love truly. Spank the monkeys. Laugh uncontrollably. And never forget anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we´re here WE SHOULD DANCE. So let´s start the New Year with the new music video by Metronomy.

The video directed by Edouard Salier has a distinct 2001:A Space Odyssey/Gravity-vibe to it. It features frontman Joseph Mount travelling the universe in a spaceship, before running into some sort of cat-goddess. It’s a song about star-crossed lovers, horoscopes and break-ups.

Happy Holidays - Greetings from Chuck

Wishing you all a very happy and hearty Festive Season. See U in 2014.

The Great Transformation - FIFA

FIFA World Cup 2014 fever is quickly ramping up. Last week Adidas unveiled the game’s official ball Brazuca and now, Itau bank, another sponsor of the games, has created this big production film that shows the country of Brazil undergoing a massive transformation: it becomes one spectacular football stadium. The effects-heavy film was created out of Brazilian agency Africa and directed by Claudio Borrelli.

The Killers - Christmas in LA

The Killers have shared their latest Christmas single, Christmas in LA, whose proceeds will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. This is the eighth year that the Killers have partnered with RED, the AIDS awareness organization founded by Bono & Bobby Shriver, to produce Christmas single.


Directed by Kelly Loosli, the mixed media five minute video casts Owen Wilson as a melancholy out of work actor who is dreading December 25th in Los Angeles. The lonesome video features also actor Harry Dean Stanton and animation by Loosli´s students at Brigham Young University.

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Have a wonderful weekend! You´ll be happy to hear this awesome performance of Pharrell´s hit.

If you want to be grinning for the next 24 hours you better get happy — or, rather, “Happy.” Yup, Pharrell has released a stunning 24-hour-long interactive music video for his “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack offering, and it’s just crammed with dancing.

The video is really 360 separate clips of smiling men, women and children freestyle-grooving to the song as they walk towards the camera in ordinary city locations including footpaths, parks, hotels, laneways and building foyers. Here’s how the user-controlled video works: A corresponding clock face overlays the day-long video. Viewers can choose to watch in “real-time” or choose a different time of day.

Pharrell has undeniably made genuine video art with heart and humour, so this has to be considered a landmark for the music video.

"CASTELLO CAVALCANTI" BY WES ANDERSON

Bääähm! Director Wes Anderson directed this stunning short film for Prada. Called “Castello Cavalcanti,” the eight-minute short stars frequent Anderson collaborator Jason Schwartzman as a race-car driver who crashes in a small Italian town in 1955, only to find that it’s the birthplace of his ancestors. It tells the story of Formula race driver Jed Cavalcanti, and follows him during the Molte Miglia rally. 

Shot by Darius Khondji(The Immigrant, Amour, Midnight in Paris), this feels like it was shot on a diorama, almost like a mixture of Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic.

It looks typically great.

The Record Breaker

In this fascinating docu by Brian McGinn we meet Ashrita Furman, a singulary driven character, as he is about to attemt to climb Machu Piccu on stills. Furman has set more world records than anyone ever has: three hundred and sixty-seven.” He holds this official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual, including marks for “Largest Hula Hoop,” “Most Apples Sliced in Mid-Air with a Samurai Sword”, and “Longest Distance Bicycling Underwater.” A health food store owner and devotee of meditation, Furman travels the world creating new categories for record achievement.

'Less than a feature and more than a short, it wins hands-down as the funniest documentary of the year.'
— Marianna Torgovnick, TED

Louis Vuitton - Venice with David Bowie & Arizona Muse

David Bowie makes a very special appearance in the second chapter of Louis Vuitton’s “Invitation au voyage”,in the stunning short movie directed by Romain Gravais. Within the setting of a lavish masquerade,The White Duke is not just waiting for Miss Muse but he is also meant to serenade her, playing a special version of ” I’d Rather Be High” song coming from Bowie’s last album, The Next Day.

Dolce & Gabbana - Street Of Dreams: Martin Scorsese

Check out Martin Scorsese’s new Dolce & Gabbana ad, starring the beautiful likes of Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey. The short film, entitled “Street of Dreams,” finds the duo driving the streets of a black-and-white and enchantingly empty New York City. The 2-minute 35-second clip sees McConaughey’s character pick up Scarlett Johansson’s beauty, before the pair shoot pithy lines at each other about love and life in the spotlight, and then romance each other on a rooftop.

Sony 4K

Jaron Albertin directs this picturesque commercial through McCann London for Sony Bravia TV. This ad features millions of colorful petals exploding from a volcano, rushing through exotic locations to a Costa Rican village. Shot in surroundings that offer dramatic nature, landscapes and composition. Sony estimates that 8 million real and biodegradable petals were used in the making of the commercial (based on the weight), connecting with the 8 million individual pixels contained in the new Sony 4K screens.

RATIO

This is something of a visual treat. Ratio was created by Murat Sayginer (CG, Editing, Music), a visionary artist who works in the fields of art photography and computer graphics, and is also known as a digital artist.

Killing Kennedy / Director´s Cut

Awesome visual piece from Rama Allen that got inside the last few milliseconds before a nation’s collective insides flipped. Right before the disorienting lurch of the ground beneath our feet, somewhere between disbelief and comprehension, between cheering and horror. Allen wanted to find that disconnected weightless feeling when something of immeasurable and uncontrollable importance happens right in front of you, and then run it backwards to the decisive moment that initiated it. The VO is built from JFK’s final speech, given that morning in Ft. Worth before traveling to Dallas. They used primarily Phantom and a few old 8mm cameras.

8,336,615 New York

A visual monologue with beautiful shots. The paradox of feeling lonely in a city of 8 million. Directed by Paul Riccio.