Hula Cam.

If your impression of Burning Man is that it’s populated with scantily-clad, hippie-esque coeds who are probably a little overly, um, “ripe” from being out in the hot desert over a long weekend, this video probably wont dissuade you from your notions. It will, however, possibly change your perception of what’s possible with today’s micro-cam video recorders. Watch this insanely interesting video and you’ll depart wanting to push your next film project to ever greater lengths. Via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea3RAkGqYC8

The Bearded Brigade.

I will admit it: I don’t “get” ironic facial hair. But just because I don’t get it, it doesn’t mean I refuse to study the cultural phenomenon of it. I am, after all, part of the provocative posse and a culture-loving ad guy at heart. To that end, this video, by a band appropriately named The Beards, best sums up the attitudes of beard-wearers. It’s one part humor, one part post-ironic irony, and one part defiance for defiance’s sake. I think you’ll enjoy it. Via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlgbKIswpzI

Projecting Greatness.

Just for the provocative fun of it, here’s a new music video from Willow for the song “Sweater.” Check out the film technique: three projectors were used on two walls and a floor. That and some clever propping and a device to allow the artist to walk in place is all that was needed. Pretty unique! Via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl8ptneR1Kk

Creepy-Cool.

Just to Provoke Daily-you (and possibly creep you out at the same time), here’s a music video from We Have Band. The song is “You Came Out,” and it was directed by David Wilson in very special collaboration with Fabian Berglund and Ida Gronblom. Produced by Blinkink, it was shot over 2 days and stop frame animated from 4,816 still images without a single moment of video footage. Enjoy the creepiness. Via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANKjz-7uZIc

Insane in a Squid’s Membrane.

What happens when you hook a squid’s caudal fin up to an iPad via a suction electrode, pipe Cypress Hill through your iTunes and film the result at 8x magnification? Awesomeness, that’s what, and all in the name of neuroscience. Via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-OVrI9x8Zs

Tracking the Sun.

People love a good long tracking shot. It’s an art form that’s been explored to memorable effect in feature films and advertising for years. So, when British newspaper The Sun hatched the idea to do a single take spot, they knew that they needed to raise the bar. And by raise the bar, they meant lower it. That is, create a spot that looks like an eye-popping feat of precision planning and camera work, but that, on closer inspection, winks at itself with some purposefully clunky transitions. There are more obvious scenic lacunae–for example, where the actor walks into the back…

Are You Over-Sharing Online?

Need to convey a metric butt-load of information in an easily-digestible, visual format? Go the way of the Infographic. They’re hot right now, and everyone’s doing them so, for a little bit of Provoke Daily fun, let’s make this an InfoGraphic swarm day. This one: are you over-sharing on Facebook? Yeah, probably. Via http://socialmediatoday.com/aronms/571171/are-you-sharing-too-much-online

INFOSWARM: Pro Championships.

Need to convey a metric butt-load of information in an easily-digestible, visual format? Go the way of the Infographic. They’re hot right now, and everyone’s doing them so, for a little bit of Provoke Daily fun, let’s make this an InfoGraphic swarm day. This one: infographics of basically every professional sporting championship ever played. Cool. Via http://thechampionsring.com/