Impressive Stuff From The Purchase Brothers

The Purchase Brothers are 23 and 25-year-old commercial directors David and Ian Purchase. They’re live in Toronto, and created this short film based around the hit game Half-Life, for under $500.

Originally envisioned as a project to test out post production techniques, as well as a spec commercial, it ballooned into a multi part series.

Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on their budget of $500.

Have a look at their spec work on Coke Babies too.

These lads look pretty impressive.

More info is posted on Youtube.

Spotify. Share And Stream Music On Demand

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There’s been a lot of hype about Spotify recently, even how it could make the current iTunes music model obsolete. One of Spotify’s best features is the ability to share playlists between friends.

I’ve started using Spotify a lot more recently but this is great.

A user has posted his entire Spotified CD collection on his blog. He’s taken a photo of his entire CD collection and linked each jewel case to that artist in Spotify.

Several similarly-named sites have appeared offering you the chance to share your tastes with other users, and discover new music. It’s the new mixtape.

http://www.spotifylists.com/

http://spotylist.com/

http://www.spotifylist.com/

http://spotifyplaylists.co.uk/

http://www.spotyshare.com/

http://www.yourspotify.com/

You get the gist.

Download it here:
http://www.spotify.com/en/

PATACHROMO. LED Installation Lights Up Parisian street

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http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3239192&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=FF7700&fullscreen=1
PATACHROMO™ from SUPERBIEN on Vimeo.

PATACHROMO, is an installation by French artists Superbien. Presented as a succession of animated light frames lasting about 2 minutes each, the PATACHROMO program is provided as a tool for passers-by to face the grey Parisian winter weather with more serenity.

via PSFK.

Scintillation. An Experimental Film by young director Xavier Chassaing.

Ahhh… I love it when you come across something like this.

The film stands on it’s own purely for its visuals, but the technique and craft that went into the production sets this film apart. What looks like film is in fact 35,000 photographs with a mix of 3d mapped projections.

Amazing.

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3114617&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=ecf000&fullscreen=1
SCINTILLATION from Xavier Chassaing on Vimeo.

Read more about how they did it over at Motionographer.