For its SS16 campaign, sharp Belgian accessories label Komono takes to Tokyo for its “Lost in Tradition, Found in Translation” editorial campaign. Using the contrasting pulls of the Japanese capital as backdrop, Komono’s sumptuous film highlights key pieces from the label’s new collection while played out against a city known equally for its tradition and simplicity as much as its breakneck speed, progression and overwhelming complexity.
Still Photography: Guillaume Lechat
Female Model: Chloe Blanchard
Male Model: Cesar Casier
Hair and Make Up: Kim Maes
Styling: Deborah Bloemen
Production: Initials L.A.
Thank You: Raf Maes, Kiara Schwartz
Marshmallow Laser Feast designed an interactive course made entirely out of light for this insane commercial with our friends at the Brooklyn Brothers and Logan. Four of the world’s top drivers - Ken Block, Marc Basseng, Adrian Zaugg and Augusto Farfus pushed their skills and their nerves to the limit guided through the darkness by our minimalistic kinetic lighting design. The adrenal rush of a race into the unknown created an atmosphere of vast, bold aesthetics, the likes of which have never been seen before. Fruity!
Lighting Concept: Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF)
Creative Directors: Barney Steel & Robin McNicholas
Producer: Mark Logue
Exec Producer: Adam Doherty
Production Manager: Kristin Rathje
Lighting Designer: Matthew Button
Lighting Programmer: Matt Waterfield
BTS film: Sandra Ciampore
CAD: John Rogers
Ray Barbee is a legendary professional skateboarder from San Jose, California. He made his first appearance in the skate film "Public Domain" and followed it up with his most iconic video part in the movie "Ban This". Barbee's passion for music and photography was made accessible through skateboarding. Ray's short film illustrates his passion for creativity and the importance of passing those values on to his children.
Production Agency: Helio Collective
Director / Cinematographer: Christopher Murphy
Producer: Zach Johaneson
Line Producer: Chad Dawson
Editor: Sam Hedlund
Assistant Editor: Katie Roberts
Colorist: Jim Menkol
Sound Engineer: Jeremiah Slovarp
Additional Cinematography: Adam Kirschhoffer / Greg Hunt / Sam Hedlund
Camera Assistants: Nick Weber
Motion Designer: Josh Davis
Music: Ray Barbee and the Mattson 2 "Yeppers"
Memorex is the advertising industry's collective wet dream. The sequel to Smash TV's critically acclaimed "Skinemax", Memorex is a 50 minute VJ odyssey, a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for a babysitter.
Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It's a re-contextualization of ads - cultural detritus, the lowest of the low - into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful.
Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time.
The audio provides a perfect accompaniment to the warped and weirdly nostalgic footage, like finding your favorite cassette from childhood after it’s been baking in the sun for 25 years. An authentic audio/visual package, Memorex was designed to look and feel like the real deal. The ultimate VHS tape.
Is it a lost cultural relic, melted to the dash of an '83 Nissan Sentra?
Is it a sinister government experiment, designed to brainwash children into becoming consumer slaves?
Is it the pinnacle of blipverts, sent back in time from 20 minutes into the future?
Is it the holy grail of unlabeled VHS tapes, tucked away in the back room of an abandoned Blockbuster?
Is it live, or is it Memorex?
We didn't create your childhood, we just organized it for you. How to brainwash an entire generation.
OBEY. CONSUME. THIS IS YOUR GOD.
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VHS Head - Ident
Boxcutter - TV Troubles
Cuticle - Towel
Leyland Kirby - Neon Lit Atoms
Peaking Lights - Synthy
Hype Williams - Mitsubishi
Boards Of Canada - On A Rolling Sea
LA Vampires Featuring Matrix Metals - So Unreal
Rene Hell - Bordes Of Heaven
Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Smash TV Rewind)
VHS Head - Seen Enough
Outer Limits Recordings - Julie
Boards Of Canada - Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)
Ford & Lopatin - Rock Center Paranoia
Hype Williams - Businessline
LA Vampires Goes Ital - Tons Of Love
Boards Of Canada - Iraq Says / Nine-Rubber Wisdom
Niggas With Guitars - Milky White
Loverboy - When It's Over (Brian E Remix / Smash TV Rewind)
Thompson Twins - If You Were Here (Smash TV Rewind)