It's been a little while since our last Netflix Recommendation, we have one for you now. It's 40 minutes short documentary I watched last Sunday during a casual cold day in Canada. The documentary is all about surfing as we are following the adventure of five adrenaline junkies on a journey to explore the unknown of Iceland and its conditions. They will have to go through many brutal & windy storms, freezing temperature and a lot more to reach success. This documentary has a collection of amazing drone footage and filmed in areas that I've personally never seen. It's quite inspiring seeing them tackling down all the obstacles together. With three hours of light each day, brutal winter storms and freezing temperatures, Iceland is far from the ideal surf trip. However, this didn’t stop photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland from rounding up a crew of surfers to seek out unknown waves in the islands remote north… all during the worst storm to hit Iceland’s shores in 25 years. Watch Trailer Credits Directed by Chris Burkard Starring: Chris Burkard, Sam Hammer, Heidar Logi, Eli Thor Magnusson, Ingo Olsen More Links Learn more about Under an Arctic Sky at underanarcticsky.com Watch it now on Netflix Photo Gallery Behind the Scenes
Trying out a different formula for our regular schedule on Abduzeedo. How about we share Netflix recommendations? We would focus on subjects surrounding design, photography, cinematography and more. For today, we are taking a look at this sublime and beautifully shot documentary entitled: Given the Movie. It's an exploration through a child's eyes named Given of his family traveling around the world, going through many cultures across their journey and surfing. I just loved the photography direction by Devin Whetstone, it is earthy, warm and makes you feel part of the entire movie. In their words Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experience of a 6 yr. old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through 15 different countries in the quest for surf and to fulfill a calling handed down through generations. Set in wave after wave of stunningly visual earthscapes, Given blooms into a tender yet stirring exploration of a young boy’s understanding of life through his familial bonds and their reverence for nature. Deeply moving, Given gives us the humbling contrast of a small voice voyaging through a big world as it finds its way home again. Watch the Trailer Movie Stills More Links Watch Given the Movie on Netflix Find out more on Given the Movie Follow Given the Movie on Instagram
Today we are delightful to share this Kickstarter project that every single designer should be aware about. This project is about a documentary filmmaker named Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized) making a movie about Dieter Rams. The industrial designer that revolutionizes the approach and belief of Less is Better. You will definitely recognize his work on designing consumer products for Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. The main focus on this documentary is about showcasing his mark on the field of design but also the idea of passing down his knowledge to future generations of designers through this film. Join me in making the world’s first feature documentary on legendary designer Dieter Rams, and in helping preserve his design archive. The documentary will include in-depth conversations with Dieter, and detail the process behind some of his most iconic designs. We want to get past the legend of Dieter, and get into his philosophy, process, inspirations, and even his regrets. About Gary Hustwit Gary is a director of the documentaries: Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. He had the pleasure of having conversations with some of the most creative designers in the World. Really lucky for him! He has also long been an advocate for the ideas of environmental consciousness, sustainability, and long-lasting products. "There are too many unnecessary products in this world." We hope to dig deeper into Dieter’s untold story––to try and understand a man of contradictions by design. I want to let Dieter tell his own story, but I'll also be interviewing other people to give that story more context and plan to announce the list of the other interview subjects later this year. Check out their Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1019019367/rams-the-first-feature-documentary-about-dieter-ra.
It's COMING! The kind folks over Invision will be releasing their anticipated Documentary called: DESIGN DISRUPTORS on August 1. A solid documentary where we get to enter the World of 15+ companies and learn about their way of transformative power of design. As much we are excited for this date, there will be premiere events all over the World, be the first see the film. Make sure to watch that trailer and request your premiere ticket! Film screenings of "Design Disruptors" are free with RSVP. All proceeds from future sales of the film will benefit the AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship Fund, benefitting minority and economically disadvantaged students studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the U.S. Design Disruptors offers an intimate look into the processes, perspectives and approaches of the design leaders at the world’s most disruptive companies including Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Dropbox, Etsy, Eventbrite, Evernote, Google Ventures, HubSpot, MailChimp, Netflix, Spotify, Pinterest and many more. InVision produced the film, and will host multiple screenings in cities internationally, with online release on Monday, August 1, 2016. Watch the Trailer DD Premiere Schedule Wed, June 29th - Castro Theatre in San Francisco *World Premiere Special Screening Thurs, July 7th - London Palladium Thurs, July 14th - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York Tues, July 19th - Crew Collective and Cafe in Montreal Thurs, July 21st - The Imperial in Vancouver during the Design and Content Conference Thurs, July 28th - Chicago Late July TBD - Boston in partnership with HubSpot Wed, August 3 - The Sugar Club in Dublin More screenings forthcoming in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Madrid, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney In Design Disruptors, we're uncovering what so many of the best companies already know—that the screen is the most important place in the world, and that design has become the new language of business," said Clark Valberg, CEO of InVision and executive producer of the film. "The user's experience on that screen has become the new front line in the battle for the hearts and minds of the consumer For more information and request your ticket: https://www.designdisruptors.com.
I'm a user of InVision app it's been a while. The tool and the service it's quite amazing and the company is always doing a great job with its blog, always bring excelent articles for the web community. Now they are making something even more awesome, a documentary called Design Disruptors, featuring companies like Twitter, Google, AirBnb and more! The 21st century has seen massive change in the world of business. Traditional industries have been shaken to their foundations by startups that seem to spring up out of nowhere. How are they doing it? with design. In design disruptors, you'll meet top designers at the world's smartest companies, and discover how design has become the new language of business. Some of the people you will see on the film: “Design is human. it’s not about “is it pretty,” but about the connection it creates between a product and our lives.” - Jenny Arden, Google — UX Design Lead Stay tuned and be notified when Disruptors release to the public at www.designdisruptors.com. Also, below is alink to the trailer, it's definitely worth to watch.
Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to firstname.lastname@example.org with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring an awesome line-up of videos ranging from short documentary to stop motion music videos. Enjoy!
Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to email@example.com with "video inspiration" in the subject line. This week I'm featuring some rad videos I've found around the web. Enjoy! Doomed from AllaKinda on Vimeo. Troll Slayer from Jullien Brothers on Vimeo. Network from Michael Rigley on Vimeo. Skinner's Hell Dream from Eighty Four Films on Vimeo. One Plastic Beach from High Beam Media on Vimeo.
Video Inspiration is a weekly(ish) post where we either feature a specific artist or show a sort of "best of" list of videos we've discovered during the week. Everything here may not be brand new, but we felt it worth sharing with the community. If you have good finds that you'd like to share, please feel free to send your links to firstname.lastname@example.org with "video inspiration" in the subject line. It seems like lately the vidoes that I've been drawn to the most are the ones that take me behind the scenes in an artist's life. I enjoy getting to know the people behind the work and observe them going through their own process - or in the case of Chris Rubino in Love Kills Demons - discovering their process for themselves. I found this series to be immensely inspirational and I highly recommend carving out enough time to watch all the videos. You can also head on over to their main website and view the film in it's entirety as one video. Love Kills Demons is 12 short films by Jim Helton. Much like Bertrand Russell's definition of electricity these films are "not so much a thing as a way things happen." They are a window into the spirit of an artist looking for change. Over the span of one year filmmaker Jim Helton documented New York-based artist Chris Rubino while he searched for a new direction in his work. In the process we see screenprinting, drawing, painting, wandering as well as a peak inside the workings of a studio and an artist's process. The final 12 part film that is Love Kills Demons takes a look behind the proverbial curtain exposing some of the mystery of creation supported by the otherworldly sounds of Big Blood. 01 | Love Kills Demons | Studio from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 02 | Love Kills Demons | Lightbox from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 03 | Love Kills Demons | Nation of 2 from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 04 | Love Kills Demons | Repurpose from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 05 | Love Kills Demons | Embrace Chaos from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 06 | Love Kills Demons | Answers from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 07 | Love Kills Demons | Breaking Point from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 08 | Love Kills Demons | Breaks from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 09 | Love Kills Demons | Sleeping Time from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 10 | Love Kills Demons | Screens from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 11 | Love Kills Demons | Mountain Tops from Jim Helton on Vimeo. 12 | Love Kills Demons | Title from Jim Helton on Vimeo.
"God Went Surfing With The Devil" is a documentary about surfing and life in Israel and gaza. It documentates 50 days of a area filled with hate and war, where in middle people are surfing. According to Juxtapoz.com the film will be ready in almost a year. GodWentSurfing.com is a blog where Alex Klein daily blogged about interesting experiences. And with awesome pictures from Bryan Derballa the blog is more than worth taking a look. Mysterious occurrences in the apartment… “Would you like to shoot something?” our gracious host asked. “Like what?” we replied. “This teacup!” came his retort. A wife frowned. “Perhaps not,” we countered. Our host became distracted, then excited. “There! A bird!” He took aim. [sound of rifle discharging] “Missed!” he shouted, rueful. Relief wafted over us. We like birds just as much as we like cats.