HelloFlo Feels the Vagic
Director Paul SG Boyd shares his favourite web videos from the past week. Any theme, any format – it’s a web video free-for-all!
HelloFlo – “The Period Fairy”
In the magical world of menstrual marketing, Tampax pretty much has things plugged up.
This progressive approach is clearly on display in HelloFlo’s “The Period Fairy”. Joining a teenage girl shortly after her first period, the video walks viewers through the story of the The Period Fairy.
Now if only Lubriderm would do something similar for teenage boys…
San Cisco – “Magic”
We go from spotting to full-on bloodsucking with our second video, “Magic” from Australian indie-pop darlings San Cisco.
A bizarrely light-hearted look at undead romance, “Magic” follows a moonwalking Nosferatu as he wines and dines an unsuspecting blond victim.
From romantic dinners to picnics in the park, our pointy-eared heartthrob pulls out all the stops when romancing his lady – so much so that he even refrains from butchering the animals during a trip to the petting zoo.
Director Zack Spiger subverts typical vampire narratives by pulling in elements of awkward teenage romance, and we frequently find our undead lead unable to seal the proverbial deal – missing on multiple first bite attempts, and coming up short trying to put his arm around his date.
As an added bonus, “Magic” features the first vampire waterskiing sequence ever captured on film – now that’s magical!
JT Singh – “Walk In Shanghai”
When it comes to doing things for art, “walking backwards through teeming hordes of Shanghai foot traffic” is certainly commendable.
Created for the Shanghai Municipal Government, JT Singh‘s “Walk In Shanghai” tells the story of the “lively, multifaceted and above all else, very human experience unfolding at the street level of this massive city.”
An interesting combination of slow and fast pacing, as well as forward and reverse motion, “Walk In Shanghai” offers viewers a hypnotic tour of the Shanghai streets.
Our personal favourite part? Singh’s awkward “I’m walking backwards in Shanghahi and trying not to die” gait.
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