Composer Makes Music From A Bicycle

March 3, 2014

Proving that you don’t need a Stradivarius or a Stratocaster to make a rich sound, composer Johnnyrandom makes great use of everyday objects in his musical compositions. Watch as he reinvents the bicycle and prepare to be amazed.

Seeing Sound Through Stop Motion

March 1, 2014

In this brilliant short, Polish filmmakers visually conceptualize sound through imagery. From the creators: “[Noise is] inspired by the theoretic work of George Berkeley and basics of synesthetic perception. It’s a game of imagination provoked by sound. Individual sounds penetrating into the apartment of the main character relieved of their visual designates evoke images distant from its origins.”

The Curious Life Of A Poodle Trainer

February 25, 2014

With puffs of bleached hair not unlike her beloved poodles, Irina Markova truly embodies the idea of how one event–positive or negative–in childhood can inform one’s future. “The Poodle Trainer” has made its rounds at several film festivals, with critics praising it for its ability to “[pack] humor and tragedy into a subtle and perfectly paced seven minutes”. Watch and see if you agree.

If Instagram Were Invented In The 80′s

February 23, 2014

It was the decade of shopping malls, material girls and Duran Duran. It was a time when we swapped substance for superficial shine. In other words, Instagram would likely have been just as popular in the 80s as it is today. Aware of this, the folks at Squirrel-Monkey have devised Instagram as it might be understood then.

What Happens When People Try Their First Burger

February 21, 2014

While its origins are contentious, today’s hamburger is essentially an American gustatory institution. Watch what happens when burger virgins are introduced to the classic sandwich.

Jamaica’s Delightful “Bobsled Song” Cheers On Olympians

February 19, 2014

Invoking the timeless charm of the 8-bit track, the Jamaican tourism board sponsored the production of “The Bobsled Song” as a way to galvanize its Olympic hopefuls. While Jamaica is trailing behind (as of Sunday they were in 30th place), the song is tops.