Cassius ft. Pharrell and Cat Power – Go Up

Check out Cassius’s “Go Up,” featuring Pharrell and Cat Power. The video for this laid back track finds some amazing visual juxtapositions that fit together unexpectedly.

Directed by Alexandre Courtes

Ladies First! – Opening night

LADIES FIRST! is a fierce all-girl graffiti/lettering/character exhibition ending summer with tropical good vibes at BSIDE Gallery

Featuring artwork by fly girls such as Indie184, Poise, Dirty Bandits, Paper Jam Press, Toofly, Sear, Toots McGee, and Muriel Ann Ricafrente!

Get down to BSIDE Gallery on Thursday 23rd from 6-9pm to enjoy this vibrant show and kick back with some Young Henrys Lager and Cider!

The exhibition will run 11am-5/6pm Wed-Sun until March 5th 2017
To preview available artworks or for any enquiries please contact Ariana Leane at info@bsidegallery.com

Check out the FB Event here https://www.facebook.com/events/365890110476621/

“The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries – Book Summary

If you’re a budding entrepreneur and haven’t checked out The Lean Startup by Eric Ries yet, we suggest you do and do it fast.

The Lean Startup movement is taking hold in companies both new and established to help entrepreneurs and managers do one important thing: make better, faster business decisions. Vastly better, faster business decisions. Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the process of innovation, the Lean Startup helps companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk. This book shows you how.

Eric is the author of the popular blog Startup Lessons Learned and the creator of the Lean Startup methodology. He co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup, which has today has over 40 million users and 2009 revenue over $22 million. An entrepreneur in residence at Harvard Business School and a frequent speaker at business events, he advises startups on business and product strategy using the Lean Startup approach.

Michiyo Yasuda, Studio Ghibli Colorist, Dies at Age 77

The longtime animator and color designer, who last worked on Miyazaki’s final film The Wind Rises, passed away on Oct. 5 at the age of 77 due to an illness. Michiyo basically worked with the same two animators for most of her career. She met Miyazaki, along with animator Isao Takahata, on the 1968 production of Little Norse Prince and had worked with both ever since.

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Yasuda started working with Studio Ghibli from the beginning, when it was founded in 1985. She led the studio’s color department and animated on films dating back to Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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“What I like best is when I am building up the colors in my head, thinking of how to get the tone worked out,” she said in 2009. “Color has a meaning, and it makes the film more easily understood. Colors and pictures can enhance what the situation is on screen.”

Rest in paradise Michiyo

Walt Disney’s & Salvador Dali – Destino 2003

Salvador Dalí’s long lost collaboration with Walt Disney will take your breath away.

The film tells the story of Chronos, the personification of time and the inability to realize his desire to love for a mortal. The scenes blend a series of surreal paintings of Dali with dancing and metamorphosis. The target production began in 1945, 58 years before its completion and was a collaboration between Walt Disney and the Spanish surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí. Salvador Dali and Walt Disney Destiny was produced by Dali and John Hench for 8 months between 1945 and 1946. Dali, at the time, Hench described as a “ghostly figure” who knew better than Dali or the secrets of the Disney film. For some time, the project remained a secret. The work of painter Salvador Dali was to prepare a six-minute sequence combining animation with live dancers and special effects for a movie in the same format of “Fantasia.” Dali in the studio working on The Disney characters are fighting against time, the giant sundial that emerges from the great stone face of Jupiter and that determines the fate of all human novels. Dalí and Hench were creating a new animation technique, the cinematic equivalent of “paranoid critique” of Dali. Method inspired by the work of Freud on the subconscious and the inclusion of hidden and double images.
Dalí said: “Entertainment highlights the art, its possibilities are endless.” The plot of the film was described by. Dalí as “A magical display of the problem of life in the labyrinth of time.”
Walt Disney said it was “A simple story about a young girl in search of true love.”

PFLAG Make It Law

Please get with the times Australia and tell your MP and Senators to vote against a Marriage Equality Plebiscite.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is an international LGBTI peer support group that has been operating in Australia for over 30 years.

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Click the link below to make a difference. It only takes a few seconds
http://makeitlaw.com.au/

Suff Daddy feat. Mayer Hawthorne – Paper Proclamation

All round nice guy and good homie Suff Daddy drops his new track featuring Mayer Hawthorne – Paper Proclamation.

Video Produced by Peter Ekman / blackmambaproductions.com
Grading by Bernie Greiner / straik.net
Special thanks to Luyända Mfundisi

Taken from the album BIRDSONGS via Jakarta Records http://smarturl.it/SuffDaddyBirdsongs
Track produced by Suff Daddy @ Grubby Dumb Studio, Berlin

Catch him on his 2016 Germany / Austrian tour

Suff Daddy & the Lunchbirds (live):
Nov 16 Disitllery @ Leipzig
Nov 17 Kleiner Donner @ Hamburg
Nov 18 Skaters Palace Cafe @ Münster
Nov 19 Yuca @ Köln
Nov 22 B72 @ Wien-A
Nov 23 Milla @ München
Nov 24 Schräglage @ Stuttgart
Nov 25 Privat Club @ Berlin

One Sixth – Labyrinth

Check out this very powerful spoken word piece by the homie One Sixth

This piece was inspired by and in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. It’s purpose is to help raise awareness of the ongoing race issues happening not only in America but worldwide.

Filmed, Edited & Colouring – Dayne Edward
Spoken Word Written & Performed – One Sixth
Musical Arrangement – Dayne Edward

Matt Macduff – Loop Of Doom | The Rise MTB

After over 3 year of research, determination and hard work, Matt Macduff managed to find everything he needed to make his project happen.

On saturday March 19th, Matt sustained a terrible fall attempting to make his way around the Loop Of Doom.

Built in a month at the Garden Route Trail Park in South Africa, the gigantic structure rises up to 40 ft. in the sky. The crash left him with 10 fractures in his right wrist and 3 fractures in his right ankle. The story behind his stunt is as impactful as the structure itself. A real story of determination. After spending a week in a South African hospital, Matt is now home in Ontario, working on his rehabilitation. Just as he started to walk again, we catched up with him to get his version of this incredible story.

Read the full story here