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!
STRAFE – Kickstarter Trailer
Reviving this proud tradition is STRAFE® – a rehash of classic first-person shooters developed by Pixel Titans. Featuring a liberal dose of guts and gore, STRAFE’s Kickstarter video is a shockingly hilarious take-off on these cheesy relics of video games past.
Lars Andersen – “A New Level of Archery”
Quick: name your three favourite archers. If you’re anything like us, your list starts with John J Rambo and ends with Katniss Everdeen (but mainly Rambo).
This video from Lars Andersen just might change all that, as the “World’s Fastest Archer” puts on an archery clinic in his latest YouTube video.
Demonstrating a series of ancient techniques favoured by Native American and Chinese archers, Andersen blazes through six minutes of high-speed history while showcasing sublime skills that likely would have scored him mad babes in the Middle Ages.
Of particular note are the sections where Lars demonstrates how classical archers solved barstool disagreements, and how they kept themselves amused in the centuries before tossing around the old pigskin was a viable option.
She & Him – “Stay Awhile”
Paranormal romance has come a long way since a spectral Patrick Swayze straddled Demi Moore and made a flower pot in 1990’s “Ghost” (or something like that).
Case in point: this amazing video for She & Him’s “Stay Awhile”.
Directed by CANADA, “Stay Awhile” shows Zooey Deschanel being whisked around a 60’s-style bungalow by a ghostly dance partner, while producer M.Ward plucks away on an invisible guitar.
Known for mixing classical visuals with contemporary effects (not to mention their liberal attitude towards full-frontal nudity and fireworks), check out CANADA’s Vimeo account for more vintage video vibes.
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