Can you believe you’re reading the blog post about our favorite videos from June already? This year is shooting past like a wet bar of soap.
It’s no wonder 2013 is passing so quickly, as everyone's been very busy, you know, making stuff. Summer in the northern hemisphere is in full swing and, while you’d be forgiven for thinking we're all off filling our faces with strawberries and surfboards, we've actually been agog in wonder, as the site has been as riddled with brilliant videos as ever. We can only assume that you’ve been ignoring the excellent weather to stay inside to shoot and upload more videos, and if so, good for you.
For all the sunshine, there was definitely something scholarly going on last month. With Kogonada’s excellent essay on neorealism, insight into Richard Mosse’s stunning Enclave project from Frieze, and Giovanni Braggio’s brilliant animation tutorial, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenesy brain food on the list. We also must point to Jamie Benning’s outstanding "filmumentary" on the making of Jaws, which didn’t make this list because it’s an epic two and a half hours long, but was definitely a very noteworthy Staff Pick.
We also loved the rather alternative ABC from Laura Sicouri and Kadavre Exquis, thoughts on life from Jim Whitaker via Eric Becker, and thoughts on death from the lovely Eoin Duffy. If that all feels a bit heavy, there’s also a pig/chicken romcom, some stellar music videos, a spot of sightseeing, and Victor Carrey’s extraordinarily amusing multi-award-winner, La Huida.
So let’s get down to it. Check it out in glorious full screen and let us know what you love!
See you next month!