Oh the trials and tribulations of post-college life. We’re led to believe that once we graduate everything will fall perfectly into place, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Life becomes exponentially more complicated, and the friends who were like family during college are now drifting in opposite directions. At times, it’s a struggle even knowing who you are or where you’re going. How do you continue on your own down the path you’ve foraged? And how do you keep your friendships together in the process? “Young Like Us” – a charming and thoughtful eight-episode web series on YouTube – asks these questions and more. The series features three ex-roommates, Mia, Ava, and Charlie, who start a fake band in order to sustain their bond after they’ve graduated and moved out of their Brooklyn apartment. Their band-practice room becomes a place of refuge, where they can escape together and share the tales of their daily struggles and triumphs. Through their music, the characters are able to explore feelings about relationships, sexuality, identity, and what the future may hold. In each …
Making of the Chanel Spring//Summer ’13 Haute Couture Collection This video may be from over a year ago, but it’s certainly worth reposting. The skill and detail that goes into a single haute couture gown is a spectacular thing. More than one gown and that’s nearly miracle status work. These artists and designers put their hearts and souls into their creations and it shows; you’d need a magnifying glass to notice a single flaw. Just as pretty as the Chanel designs in this video is the music, in particular, Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé suite 2. (FUN FACT) I adored the song so much that after I found this video I discovered a symphony in Scotland that was willing to let me use their performance of Daphnis et Chloé in my thesis project. Anyways, watch and enjoy. And in an ultra nerdy girl moment, see if you can spot Cara Delevingne on the runway.
Today’s ‘Video of the Day’ is Ruby, a short film by Emma Allen that depicts life, death and reincarnation through face paint. It’s a hauntingly beautiful stop motion piece that looks like it took over 80 hours to complete. Enjoy.
Written and directed by Philip Sansom, One Man’s Loss is a uniquely ironic comedy starring Hande Kodja, Tracy Feith, and Jeremy Mitchell. It has been screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner and LA Shorts Fest, and has been selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.