The last patron of an abandoned observatory takes on an impossible task to show the surrounding city something incredible. A short animation about conflicting existences, natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale. This film was directed by Olivia Huynh.
Watch more animated shorts: Chicken or the Egg, Paper War, Asthma Tech, 38-39°C, Bat Man of Shanghai, The Chinese Violin, and The Friends of Kwan Ming.
Borrowed Light : short film
Video Game High School Season 2 continues with episode 3 for some 8 bit action. Ki Swan’s dad, Ken Swan, visits the VGHS campus, but the intent of his visit is to pull Ki out of school. Ki’s boyfriend Ted Wong tries to put his smarts to good use to impress her dad. Will Ted be able to win over Ki’s father? Meanwhile, the PTA awards Coach Matrix Parent of the Year and Coach Matrix wants Jenny to write the intro speech by the next day. Brian D tries to help Jenny, but can she come up with a speech even with her tumultuous relationship with her mom? While at the breakfast before the award ceremony, the Duchess lays down the strict guidelines for parent of the year. She gets Coach Matrix to commit to benching anyone on the FPS for dating. How will this affect Jenny Matrix and Brian D’s relationship? The Law also learns a little more about himself paying Ki’s new video game “High School Video Game” Video Game High School’s video game.
Video Game High School Season 2 Episode 1
Video Game High School Season 2 Episode 2
Video Game High School Season 2 Episode 3
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” — Henry David Thoreau
A short visual essay b Bao Nguyen about what inspires us everyday.
Awake : short film
Rapper jCrizzy released the music video for “Dream” off his “Late Night Shift” album. Shot in San Francisco, the video is a very human depiction of the everyday struggles we all go through. It also delves into jCrizzy’s past and the path he took to get here. We all have stories to tell, and we’ve all lived through many things in this complex life. This song and the whole album focuses on the lighter side of life, the things we do to “let go”.
Dream by jCrizzy (contains explicit lyrics)
Rapper 2Fatt dropped his music video for “Coolin” reppin the East Coast. In the video, he chills with his homies playing cards and driving through the hood. Everyday is a day off and everything is paid off. He goes hard on the flow keeping it hot. You can cop the track for FREE here.
Listen to more 2Fatt : Clutch Time
Coolin by 2Fatt (contains explicit lyrics)
Rapper XL Middleton released the music video for his single “Keep It Funkin.” He delivers a modern take on the sound of 1990’s g-funk, the sound perfected by producers such as Dr. Dre, Warren G, DJ Quik, and Battlecat. Instead of resorting to outdated “gangsta” lyrical cliches, XL Middleton keeps the focus on the relentless funk of the instrumental, allowing a generous peppering of vocoder (performed by himself) to serve as the only vocals heard on the track. Complementing the music are visuals of thee funky robots. This single release is designed to whet the appetites of modern funksters as XL prepares a full length EP, to be released 2014.
Listen to more XL Middleton: Chink, You Can’t Train Me, Low Key High Note, The Four Loko Theme, Round & Round, Mathematics, Only In Cali, and Vossi on the Rocks.
Keep It Funkin by XL Middleton