1. Mike Edel's The Closer

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    Mike Edel's The Closer Created by: Mike Edel, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Thanat Sattavorn, Cesar Martinez, Breno Licursi Produced with the support of TELUS & Public Records Get 'The Closer' on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/kr8sb7d Get 'The Closer' + Mike Edel's entire discography on Noisetrade: http://tinyurl.com/myrza9r In Alberta, on the plains north of Calgary, the winters are long and cold they bite with big white teeth. These rural, simple and hardworking people sit patiently by their fires and wait for summer, a summer that is always short and hot. When I was 6, I would jump into the backseat of my dad's pickup truck as he would drive my brother, Jamie, all over the country to his baseball games. I loved baseball. I loved baseball almost as much as them. I would stand beside my friend Ryan and we would watch the game and watch our brothers and look through the chain link fence with our young keen eyes. We saw the balls, the strikes, the out's and the coach's walk to mound; but what we waited for was the foul balls. If a foul ball flew over the fence, Ryan and I would sprint like outfielders to track it down in a race that was always even because we both got our fair share of foul balls as far as I can remember. With the ball in one of our gloves, we would saunter over to a little white shack that always needed a paint job and the old Mrs. Claus looking lady at the concession stand would hold out her big soft hand and we place the ball into it like we were at a carnival. With her other hand she handed us a quarter. We would hand it straight back to her for 2 licorice's and chew them all the way back to the chain link fence. I loved baseball. My dad also loved baseball. He would be the guy that sat on the bleachers holding one of those baseball scorebooks, the one with the coils all down one side and with a thousand little baseball diamond pictures inside where he would translate the game into this picture language. He must be really good at remember pictures because he would keep the score in this book game after game, and there were lots of them, and now at 67 years old he still remembers all these plays in the baseball game. My brother hit a triple down the right field line to drive in 3 with the bases loaded in Oyen to win a Provincial game. Another time, with runners on first and second Jamie caught a line drive, stepped on second and overthrew the neighbor kid (Shawn Gorr) at first only to cover the bag and get all 3 outs by himself. My dad remembers this. I wrote a song called The Closer. It's a story about a pitcher in a small town, a lot like the one I grew up in, who is pitching a perfect game into the 9th inning. But his mom runs onto the mound and tells him that he needs to leave the game because his dad has had a farming accident. So the coach brings in the closer with a 2-0 lead in the 9th inning. He gives up a walk. Then a single. Then a home-run. They lose the game 3-2 in the 9th. I think that sometimes we think that these small moments in small towns don't matter, but the truth is that they do. The baseball diamonds, and the hockey rinks and the community centers are the theaters where life takes place for these people. They are the stages that hold the metaphors for the joys and the tragedy's of simple life. Everybody comes in the heat of a short summer and sits there, cheering and groaning and feeling joy and heartbreak together. And they all love baseball. www.mikeedel.com instagram.com/mikeedel twitter.com/mikeedelmusic facebook.com/thelastofourmountains www.jrcanest.co www.henriquebarone.com behance.net/eldiablo www.armmotion.com instagram.com/brnemo

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    • I Like Snowboarding Because...

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      We put together this edit, recapping much of our season here in Edmonton for King Snow to play at the Village Lounge in Whistler last week during the festival. It was fun and we got some free beers and some high fives so what is better than that right?! Anyways, this season was the best that we've had and the filmer/snowboarder/photographer combo that the two of us had worked great, except for the most part of the year it was difficult to pull bungee with a two person crew, but we managed to still get er done. If you don't get it, this video kind of makes fun of snowboarding and how difficult it is, inspired by a rough 2 months of -45 degree temperatures, and hauling around winches and bungees. Sometimes you just wanna let the hair flow and rip down your street doing some power slides like the freedom you get skateboarding. May be a lot of work, but definitely worth losing the feeling in both your big toes some times. A lot more bangers went down, especially from Dylan and Craig, that you MUST check out in this years Nuulife video. (It is going to be off of the chain I tell you.) Anyways thank you all for such a great season and for doing cool tricks and for watching our videos! Please keep in mind that whenever you don't danish... you should have... Keep an eye out for our first skate edit starring Josh and Stefen from Kelowna, laying down some back to back tricks at Ben Lee. SDP skating begins!

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      • Mike Edel's The Closer (Teaser)

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        from Mike Edel / Added

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        Mike Edel's The Closer Created by: Mike Edel, Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Thanat Sattavorn, Cesar Martinez, Breno Licursi and funded by: Public Records and Telus. www.mikeedel.com instagram.com/mikeedel twitter.com/mikeedelmusic www.facebook.com/thelastofourmountains http://jrcanest.co/ www.henriquebarone.com behance.net/eldiablo http://armmotion.com/ instagram.com/brnemo

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        • TRAILER NATURE 365

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          from FollowFocus / Added

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          Nature 365... A day to day web documentary. One moment of nature everyday, from January 1 to December 31, 2015. A video journal filmed by Jim Brandenburg and directed by Laurent Joffrion. A naturalist and poetic vision of the northern wild biotopes. http://www.nature365.tv

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          • J + C Feedback Factory - Video #2 for "In The Mix"

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            from Carrie Gates / Added

            This collaboration between Jon Vaughn (audio) and Carrie Gates (video) is an intimate, yet risky, dynamic, and colourful presentation of live video and audio mixing using "no-input" techniques. The audio and video are created live, without using any external sources, such as cameras, microphones, or source tapes and CDs. The audio and video affect one another in surprising ways, but the intensity of the matrices of the complex feedback system are carefully controlled through delicate physical interactions with the machines. Aesthetically, the work pulsates with both human warmth and mechanical error-surfing, creating a sort of psychedelic, synaesthetic effect that hypnotizes viewers in a new world of relationships that are at once alien, but also suggestive of the secret micro-world of electricity and its fluid interactions behind everyday phenomena.

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            • Kid Council

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              Our friend, Kid Koala asked us to do a few animated "Canada" interstitials for a project of his and we were only too happy to oblige. it was a really fun project, making it the first time we had to animate a wall of Post-its, broccoli, poutine and while upside down. Animation and direction: Sylvie Trouvé and Dale Hayward Music: Kid Koala Sets/props: Odette Johnson "North" paintings: Florian Fiebig http://flofiebig.blogspot.com/ Suitcase "Theatre" and puppets: Tyson Bodnarchuk http://tysonbodnarchuk.com/ http://seecreature.ca/

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              • Oil & Water

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                from Adam Docker / Added

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                We had filmed some great stuff with Bob, a truck driver hauling water in the oil fields for a feature doco called "Columbus, Oil Rigs and American Dreams" but unfortunately he made the cutting room floor and it was a shame to see his part go to waste. This film is a fascinating insight into working far from home in the oil fields up in the forgotten prairies of North Dakota. Music by the ever-so-talented http://www.nickharveycomposer.com/ "Columbus. Oil Rigs and American Dreams" will be broadcast on Channel 4 and Film 4 sometime this summer. It will also TX in Denmark and Norway.

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                • The Art of the Board

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                  from Dale Bailey / Added

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                  The other day at rabbit I strapped on the telephoto lense to really capture the art that flows through the park there on the daily, after a few scantily aerial maneuvs since it was so delightful out that day.

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                  • J + C Feedback Factory - Video #1 for "In The Mix"

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                    from Carrie Gates / Added

                    This collaboration between Jon Vaughn (audio) and Carrie Gates (video) is an intimate, yet risky, dynamic, and colourful presentation of live video and audio mixing using "no-input" techniques. The audio and video are created live, without using any external sources, such as cameras, microphones, or source tapes and CDs. The audio and video affect one another in surprising ways, but the intensity of the matrices of the complex feedback system are carefully controlled through delicate physical interactions with the machines. Aesthetically, the work pulsates with both human warmth and mechanical error-surfing, creating a sort of psychedelic, synaesthetic effect that hypnotizes viewers in a new world of relationships that are at once alien, but also suggestive of the secret micro-world of electricity and its fluid interactions behind everyday phenomena.

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                    • Alberta

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                      from Robert J. Scott / Added

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                      A longer version of my previous timelapse video, Alberta is pieced together from a series of timelapse clips taken throughout the breathtaking province. Known for it's Rocky Mountains, Alberta has many more wonders to explore apart from her majestic wintery peaks. Mostly shot on the prairies and foothills, I've attempted to capture the peace and solitude Alberta has to offer off of a secondary highway.

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