Sunday, 30 September 2012

Stanley Kubrick - a filmography - Short animation ( Dir : Martin Woutisseth ) 2011


Stanley Kubrick - a filmography from Martin Woutisseth on Vimeo.
very pleasant & well done  , Kubrick's masterpieces illustration .........

Message à caractère informatif - Working girl tart ( Funny French TV Short )


( No subs , sorry )..... stupid & cynical ( as most of bankers ) executive
..............

Datarock - Computer camp love ( Dir : Pascal Forneri & Antoine Bouillot ) 2007


Norwegian boys , good electro pop  , simple & good fun , no fuss vid ......

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Half Moon Run - Call Me in the Afternoon ( Dir : Człowiek Kamera ) 2012


Awesome video , with simple but very effective effects ,
there's a lot of inventivity, Montreal band , good song too ........

R.E.M. - Imitation of life ( Dir : Garth Jennings ) 2001


One of their best video , very clever closeups , reverse Fx
and shots deconstruction , luv it

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

John Cale - Mr Wilson ( Audio track & Fan slide-show ) 1975


Hommage to Brian Wilson , one of my favorite song ever 
( inspired a lot by " God only knows " see the final vocals in canon ) , amazing arrangement .....

Hugo Cabret - Making of ( Dir : Martin Scorcese ) 2012


astonishing inside work , matte paintings , Digital FX's  .....when technology become almost poetic .....9 minutes of
pure pleasure ....
                                                       Watch it   HERE  !

Mayer Hawthorne - A Long Time ( Edited 80's TV Show )


superb " classic " soul song , fun & nostalgia (?) vid ....

Monday, 24 September 2012

Hanayo - Joe le taxi ( Dir : Alexandliane ) 2003


XLent electro cover , Vanessa P. , Japanese-American ..... another amazing Alexandliane vid .....enormous synth bass hook ...    
                                         Watch it  HERE    !

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Man on Fire (Little Daylight Rmx) ( Dir : Chloe Aktas ) 2012


superb Ariel Blake , simple and moving , great " anthemic " pop tune .... grace ....

Animated Tower ( HESAV s'anime ! ) Short ( Dir : NOTsoNOISY / Guillaume Reymond ) 2012


Stop motion , " pixellised " entire building , concrete fun 
windows on the world ! + making of at 2:24 !

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Teenage Fanclub - Ain't That Enough ( Dir : ? ) 1997


   the vid is just OK but the song is SO GOOD .... a  Scottish MASTERPIECE ...
                        Watch it    HERE !

R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts ( Dir : Jake Scott ) 1992


Wonderful classic song & video .....it's just so good to watch it again ...   HERE !

Alt-J (∆) - Something Good ( Dir : Brewer ) 2012


Amazing visuals , incredible framing , supa slow motion
another great tune & vid by this band .........

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy ( Dir : Baillie Walsh ) 1991


               What a f..king masterpiece !

                                                        Watch it  HERE !

Pepe Deluxé - A Night and A Day ( Dir : Phillip Van ) 2012


Hilarious , 50's-60's TV ad pisstake , Moog/Oberheim/ARP synth era , Hi-Fi , perf' prod , Finland , electro trio........

Telepopmusik - Breathe ( Dir : Jordan Scott ) 2001


Directed by Ridley Scott's daughter , South-East of France ,
models/statues/bodies , a varnish of glamour hiding ......
one of my all time fav' vid ......
                                                      Watch it  HERE !   ( Click on directors then director UK , then on Jordan Scott & just choose the vid  )

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Heart of Coppola ( Short made of cuts ! ) ( Edit : Brian Carroll ) 2012


mix of Orson Welles' reading of Heart of Darkness, Apocalypse Now and the doc Hearts of Darkness  ......A Filmmaker's Apocalypse .... fascinating .....

Basement Jaxx - Oh My Gosh ( Dir : Mat Kirkby ) 2005


XLent vid/track/prod/humour etc, etc ......DANCE !

                                             Watch it  HERE !

Monday, 17 September 2012

The Coral - Pass it on ( Dir : Laurence Easeman ) 2003


Marvellous band from Liverpool , marvellous song and pleasant/natural vid ....

135 shots that will restore your faith in cinema ( Edit : Flavorwire ) 2012


I still have faith in cinema !....If you want to know the ID of
each movie  and  cinematographer , here's the link :
http://vimeo.com/46697843

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Joseph Arthur - Can't Exist ( Dir : Noaz Deshe ) 2004


....amazing editing & superb song  ... New Orleans  before the flood ..... one of my all time fav' ( vid too ) ....( sorry , can't find better Q for now ... )

Max Linder - A Farm-house Romance (Idylle à la ferme) 1912 Restored


1912 -2012  a century of cinema ..... genius pioneer
......celebration ....

Sparks - This town ain't big enough for the both of us ( Live Musikladen TV Show ) 1974


GIANTS ...XLent live band  & the song is perfect ..............

Skrillex & Damian Jr. Gong Marley - Make It Bun Dem ( Dir : Tony T. Datis ) 2012


subprime tragedy , native Indian spirit , woodoo , very good
cinematography , + track ........

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Sigur Rós - Varúð ( Valtari Mystery Film Experiment / Dir : Jeff Ray) 2012


Beautiful .... everybody is welcome to bring it's own dreams ..........successful experiment

Message à caractère informatif - Choucroute à midi ( Edit : Nicolas & Bruno )


Ah , la choucroute aux fruits de mer ... et la moquette au mur ...l'envie de mâcher un Mentos ....
le graphique ! .....hilarant .....

Samsara - Theatrical Trailer ( Dir : Ron Fricke ) 2012


Amazing shots from the cinematographer of Koyaanisqatsi .....  if we like our earth , let's protect it ......

Friday, 14 September 2012

ALMEEVA - Strobe ( Dir : Grégoire Orio ) 2012


Superb B&W shots , inspired by " Into the wild "  ? , very convincing & hypnotic instrumental electro track ......

Kemar - La musique ( Excerpt ) Daahhhh....


Michaël Jackson dans sa cuisine  ..... j'adore le
lifting 3M Scotch tape  ......

Watine - Book & lovers ( Dir : Sandrine Belmont ) 2012


Watine's got friends at court , we are FB friends ! Joking aside .... charming french accent , lovely song &  London's  recreation  in the animation .....

Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau - Invention 2012


Fantastic possibilities , beauty , fun, eco-logical  , from a small
& creative team : Digitalarti Artlab , Angers ( France ) .........

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Goodwolf – Last Year ( Dir : Geoff Hoskinson ) 2012


Good as a short film , perf' match with the song , touching
character slacker/loser .....

Gloria Jones - Tainted love ( Audio track - Original version ) 1964


Northern Soul , The Real Stuff , FANTASTIC song & version .....  Listen to it HERE !

Message à caractère informatif - Le sosie de Francis Cabrel ( Funny TV short )


On ne s'en lasse pas ....... ( sorry no subs  ) ......
 80's German corporate motions,  Nicolas & Bruno ........

Cass McCombs - You Saved My Life ( Dir : Eric Fensler ) 2009


Superb heart breaking song .... don't miss it ......

Alt-J (∆) - Fitzpleasure ( Dir : Guillaume Cagniard ) 2012


Smashing video  , marvellous aesthetic & prod , great vocals & tune , sex & religion ( Madonna tried but never succeed like that .....)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Jehovah's witnesses telling deaf people not to masturbate ( Ignition Remix . R. Kelly ) 2012


Nothing to add really .......is it 2012 or the Middle Age ? ....
hilarious ( the vulgarity of the wanking gesture )  and mainly frightening .....

Eastern Stereo - Desert Song ( Dir : Gilbert ) 2012


First Saudi Arabian band to make it , fresh and enthusiastic , very pleasant .....

Les Deschiens - Les terreurs de banlieue Funny TV short


Jean-Marc Bihour , Bruno Lochet , Atmen Kelif  in another masterpiece , human beat boxes .....street credibility ..... no subs needed , they just played the bullys

The Thrills - Big Sur ( Dir : Bucky Chrome ) 2003


XLent Irish band , California girls, surfing , Beach Boys
lads fantasy .........supa song ......

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Elliott Smith - Son Of Sam ( Dir : Autumn DeWilde ) 2000


Reference to " The Red Ballon " by Andre Lamorrisse , here :http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/10/grizzly-bear-two-weeks-unofficial-dir.html
    ..... We miss you Elliott .......
      " Every junkie's like the setting sun " ( Neil Young ) ........

Metronomy - Hypnose (Late Night Tales) ( Dir : Daniel Brereton ) 2012


Cats , dogs , hedgehogs , hamsters , iguanas lovers , this is for you ....cuties , cuties ......they are good actors , very expressive....good vid' & instrumental track .... take your time , the stars of the show start to appear at 1:12 .....
& :  http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/05/metronomy-thing-for-me-dir-megaforce.html
&: http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/04/metronomy-bay-dir-david-wilson-2011.html
 & : http://leschicsclips.blogspot.fr/2012/03/metronomy-look-dir-lorenzo-fonda-2011.html

Kraftwerk - Musique Non-Stop ( Dir : Rebecca Allen ) 1986


A classic now ;.. a revolution at the time ...first computer art video to reach this level of " finesse " ... and the band who invented most of  modern types of electronic music ..... Boing Boom Tschak ! Tsss Tsss !

Monday, 10 September 2012

Electric 6 - Dance commander ( Dir : Jimmy P. ) 2003


Good fun , NRG , my son Robin's all time FAV' ,
a mess , a  " bully " dream !......

Orgstep Dubgasm - Orgasm & Dubstep Mashup ( Edit : Eclectic Method ) 2012


Very enjoyable , Meg Ryan , Julianne Moore , Katherine Heigl great scenes and many more ....( even  Amelie Poulain ) ....have fun .....

The Coup - The magic clap ( Dir : Pete Lee ) 2012


The kind of " natural " funk-rock that Lenny K. wish
he could make , DOPE !, let's dance  .... very good & pleasant BlackXploitation style vid ..... ( for the story , The Coup released the cover of their album in June 2001 showing the Twin Towers exploding while a member of the band is pressing the remote control for the bomb ....... you can imagine the destiny of this record .....)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Grandaddy - Now it's on ( Dir : Jake & Jim ) 2003


Awesome band ! supa song ! go to see them live , buy their records , they're back ! .... Jason Lytle ...Modesto ....

Daniel Avery - Taste ( Dir : Daniel Brereton ) 2012


Kraftwerk inspired electro , XLent ID FX's , great
direction & editing ..........

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Les Deschiens - Moquette beige bouclée - Funny French TV short


.... nobody can beat blah blah & platitudes debited daily ... amazing comedians .. sorry , no subs available ...

Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended As Lovers ( Live at Ronnie's Scott - London ) 2007


Amazing line up : Jeff Beck , Tal Wilkenfeld ( 20 ! ) on bass  , Vinnie Colaiuta & Jason Rebello , mythical club , perfect sound  , music at it's best .....Stevie Wonder's cover ....

Björk - It's all so quiet ( Dir : Spike Jonze ) 1995


A classic ..... song , singer & amazing direction .....

Thursday, 6 September 2012

James Brown - It's Man's Man's Man's World ( Dir : Xavier Fauthoux ) 2012


Biopic ..... a good occasion to listen to one of the J B's greatest song ....

Le ballet - Funny animation ( Dir : Louis Thomas / Les Gobelins ) 2012


Charming & funny animation , Sempé , opéra garnier , Faizant , loads of references & plenty of cameos ! ( game , try to find their names before the end titles appears ....)

Skryptcha - Dance ( Dir : John-Paul McElwee ) 2012


Good mood vid & track , 70's prod ( the brown curtains !... ), funny , soft ,catchy & groovy .....very pleasant ....

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Tarantino - From Below ( Edit : Kogonada ) 2012


Contre-plongée ( low-angle shot ) , if you like this type of shots ,  check out Falstaff ( or any other Orson Welles movies ) & Ozu , XLent edit ....

Mouse on Mars -They Know Your Name ( Dir : Charles Baroud & Pfadfinderei ) 2012


"A few weeks ago, our friend Charles Baroud (Laboratoire d' Hydrodynamique (LadHyX) / Ecole Polytechnique) told us about his newest experiments: He is now able to color drops and stretch surfaces in a way that the colors don't leak and the drop keeps its form, even if mixed with other fluids. Those experiments are used for cell biology research, but also create - as a side effect - really esthetic and crazy patterns. When Charles sent us a few clips of his experiments, we immediately thought that those images would match our track "They Know Your Name" perfectly. Charles then bought a high res camera (he, as the boss of his lab, is allowed to do so) and recorded some really cool video clips of the red drop, which we lovingly babtized "Steve Verlaine". We then asked Berlin based visual artists Pfadfinderei to get this material to swing." ( Comments written by the band )
    Brilliant , new aesthetic & poetic , really good solid electro band .....

Kid Koala - '8 bit Blues (Chicago to LA to NY) ( Dir : Kid Koala ) 2012


XLent old school style hop , DIY friendly , one shot , no edits 
no fuss .........

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Kwon Soon Keun ( South-Korean Drummer ) Steals The Show - My way 2011


Extravert & funny character ! Keith Moon meets Liberace meets Claude François ( " My way "first performer ! ) ..... real fun start at 1:12 .......

Ummagma - Lama ( Dir : BBC footage ) 2012


Canadian - Ukrainian electro duet , patchwork of footage , loads of emotions so .... that's what we need , isn't it ? ....

Yu Miyashita - Mimic ( Dir : Lucio Arese ) 2012


Is it a music video ?....  experimental , pixellised
Dante's Inferno , it's strong , aesthetic , violent , fascinating ....
&/or disturbing .....

Hill & The Sky Heroes - Doctor, Doctor ( Dir : Hill Kourkoutis ) 2011


  Awesome new singer , future stardom ? .....what a voice  ( remind me a bit of Siouxsie )  .....

Monday, 3 September 2012

The Death Set - They come to get us ( Dir : Guillaume Panariello ) 2012


They are genuine furious rappers & godzilla lovers & B-movie & horror & rock & ..... everything you can melt in a 2:52 vid , HAVE FUN !

Beardyman Vs. Doorly - Vampire Skank ( Dir : Gawain Morrison ) 2012


Hilarious vid , Marylin Manson's puppet as Dracula , Igor , Beastie Boys Sabotage cops reference , Klezmer turn electro , highly enjoyable ....

Her Vanished Grace - Car crash ( Dir : B.A. Miale ) 2012


Strong indie rock track & band  + nice & tasteful  people 
( I know they appreciate this blog ) , ....

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sounds of Aronofsky ( Edit : Kogonada ) 2012


Thumbs up ! great work of a passionate artist ......
Darren's great !

Diplo ft Lazerdisk Party Sex - Set It Off ( Dir : Ryan Staake ) 2012


This is not " strippers " pole dancing  but genuine pole fitness dancing in slow motion , amazing body control  , beautiful & sensual ....

Ryan Hemsworth - Charly Wingate ( Dir : Octave Abaji & Hector de la Vallée ) 2012


Absolutely brilliant Canadian wonder , original/creative modern hop track and perf' match vid , don't miss it , it's so fresh ........

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Groovers - I've never realized ( Dir : Philippe Appietto ) 2004


Garage rock by my friends Sergio (  bass ) and Olivier (  vox & guitar )
                Groooovy babYYYYY !

Kubrick - One-Point Perspective ( Edit : Kogonada ) 2012


Perfect frame sense , photography & composition , a focus on one of the Master's touch ....

Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital ( Dir : Handheldcineclub)


Amazing vid about violence/rape/abuse , very emotionnal
and cinematographic , nothing to add , it's worth watching it .....

Terry Crews - Old Spice Muscle Music 2012


To start fresh and roll your tanned muscles in a clever machinery, here's something to watch and play ! It's interactive ! Watch it directly on Vimeo and then have fun with the man muscles just pressing the keys on your keyboards when you'll see the sign " record "on the bottom left .......