Its been a while since I last shared what I've been watching... I've been stumbling across some great content, but here is a little snippet of some of my favourites!

Remember to comment if you have any videos to recommend! :) 

 

1. GOPRO 360 DEGREE SURF BY GOPRO X FACEBOOK

One of the coolest things I've ever seen in the video world. GoPro 360 and Facebook have collaborated with a Facebook page that allows viewers to experience completely 360 degree footage. Find yourself captivated by the Manhattan skyline from a helicopter or travel through Alaska's melting ice mountains. But my favourite, and the first I watched, is this amazing surf video filmed in Tahiti!

 

2. MEXICO 4K BY JOSH COWAN

Young JacksGap videographer Josh Cowen recently released a stunning 4k video of his trip to Mexico. Up until this point sombreros and desperados where all I associated with Mexico, and this video has opened my eyes to how rich in natural beauty the country actually is. Lush green landscapes, caves, coves, beautiful culture. Thanks to Cowan's video, Mexico is now officially on my travel bucket list.

 

3. WE ARE #WOMENNOTOBJECTS BY WOMEN NOT OBJECTS

Having studied gender and identity in my media and comms course at uni, I had written about representations of women in the media quite a bit, touching on exploitation, sexualisation and the male gaze. With exploitative photographers like Terry Richardson still in business, it frustrates me to see how often women are over sexualised within the media. This was a great visual campaign, which is still on going on twitter and instagram!

 

4. WOODS BY TIM KELLNER

Similarly to Cowan, Kellner is part of a young elite group of filmmakers that run in the youtube circle that. He curates short and unique films with original music and posts them online. This particular one caught my eye recently. I love how its imagination and how it's framed and composed. To think that one dude with an idea just went out into a snowy forrest and shot this whole thing alone is incredible to me.

 

5. DAVID FINCHER'S EXTREME CLOSEUPS BY JACOB SWINNEY

David Fincher. Director of Fight Club, one of my absolute favourite films of all time. Undoubtedly one of my generations most recognised auteurs and a creative whose work can be immediately identified through style and composition. His notorious close-ups are known for making the audience feel completely overwhelmed with discomfort. Director and film buff Jacob Swinney has skilfully created a compilation in homage to Fincher's unique work. Check his vimeo out for similar videos - the Spike Jonze compilation is especially good!

 

6. TOKYO, IPHONE 6 PLUS BY JOSH COWAN

ANOTHER Josh Cowan video, but i just love the diversity in this guys work! So the last video was a gorgeous introduction to Mexico filmed in 4K with aerial shots and glorious landscape footage. This piece however, presents the emergence of mobile videography. The work was featured on FStoppers online magazine, commended for its style and vision, regardless of being filmed on an iPhone. I think its pretty amazing, and if it wasnt in the title I wouldnt have guessed this was filmed on such a basic peice of kit. To see more of Josh's work, check out his website at www.joshuacowan.com

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