Make you smile

This is a video I did for a campaign we did “Make you smile” for a new app by Wacom called Bamboo Loop. I did this together with Circus Family, a great young agency from Amsterdam.

The concept of Bamboo Loop is very simple, at Wacom we believe communicating with others could be more fun and even easier if you would not have to type. Being able to draw and write like you do on paper not only sparks your creativity and makes your message even more beautiful and personal.

Come…but not as you are

To gain beautiful or valuable memories you should be surprised or bewildered once in a while. Sometimes things should not come the way you think they are or expect them to be. Seeing Flying Lotus at the Lowlands festival in 2010 was one of those moments. I remember the first 10 minutes, they were awkward, strange…I actually briefly considered going. I didn´t, I stayed and I was amazed the rest of his performance. Nothing came as expected. 5 months later me and my wife traveled through New-Zealand for about three weeks. NZ is one of the most fascinating countries you can travel to, but I never imagined these two Islands surprising me over and over again…every single second of our road trip. The smell, the nature, the solitude, the light, the nights…it just never stopped. The Bow, a conceptual visual artist from NZ, produced this great video Phantasm for the Flying Lotus track “Phantasm” (Until the quiet comes). It was filmed on Desert Rd., the north Island of New-Zealand. This video captures all of that. It´s peculiar, kind of strange…just beautiful.

Stainless: An endless row of living sculptures

One of my colleagues at Wacom made me aware of this video of photographer Adam Magyar. Stainless is a series of stills and slow motion videos shot while riding into Grand Central New York, Alexanderplatz Berlin and Shinjuku station Tokyo. Besides shooting the footage he spent two years writing custom software to improve image quality and reduce noise (via petapixel). As restless I am I was almost sure I would never make it to the end of the video, it´s a slow motion and it exceeds the 11 minutes. But I loved every second of it. Do not forget to check out the stills of his project Stainless on his website.

Symmetry, a sketched video

This is one of the great videos of the Everynones, Daniel Mercadante and Katina Hubbard, also known as The Mercadentes. No impressive sets, actors or effects that needed days or weeks of rendering. Shooting your scenes or using images and videos you stumble upon you think fit your story. The Mercadentes show it´s the simple things you can relate to that make you feel awkward, happy, sad, shocked, surprised or angry. The beautiful simplicity of this video, every time I see it, makes me stand up and get away from things for a few minutes.

The best press conference ever

To me Tom Waits is not just one of the greatest artists ever lived, he also is a master agitator, an actor, a lovely mad man and somebody who understands that all we see is mostly theater.

“I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites”

Tom Waits