Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze started his career making skateboarding videos and is co-owner of skateboard company Girl Skateboards with pro-skate dudes Rick Howard and Mike Carroll. It's been a while since Jonze set his camera on the wheels of notable people in the sport, but a new video has surfaced via Slash Film that features Eric Koston, Guy Mariano, Sean Malto, Marc Johnson, Elijah Berle, Jesus Fernandez, Brian Anderson and others.
Pretty Sweet is available on iTunes and was created with Fully Flared team Ty Evans and Cory Weincheque.
Experimental electronic act Flying Lotus (aka Captain Murphy aka Steven Ellison) features Frodo in the video for his song "Tiny Tortures" from the album Until the Quiet Comes, which dropped in September. Between playing a hobbit for Peter Jackson's upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, launching his own horror production company, and becoming a violent madman in Maniac, Elijah Wood found time to play a one-armed man for the trippy music video.
It's no Twin Peaks, but it's an oddball little clip that's dark enough to please genre fans. Give it a watch, below. Then see how it was all made in the second video. [Spotted via The Playlist]
Lawless director John Hillcoat created a video for Trent Reznor's side project, How to Destroy Angels, which features the singer's wife and creative collaborator, Mariqueen Maandig. The track is called "Ice Age," and if this is your first time listening to HTDA, you might be surprised by the softness of the song compared to Reznor's other work.
It's cool to see Hillcoat return to the music video world again, since he's done work for acts like Depeche Mode, Nick Cave's Grinderman, and Muse. Watch Mariqueen stare out a window at the ocean, and catch a glimpse of Reznor strumming away in profile in the seven-minute clip from The Playlist.