David OReilly "Alien Child" for Spike Jonze's HER

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
If you remember, Spike Jonze's film "HER" had a bunch of really fantastic artistic touches, not to mention some fantastic film sequences shot in Shanghai. Juxtapoz cover artist Geoff McFetridge covered office walls with his drawings, and today, we wanted to take another look at David OReilly's animation work that coincided with shots inside Joaquin Phoenix's apartment. The "Alien Child" hologram sequences were all designed, 3d modeled, and composed by the former Jux feature artist OReilly. Another great example of how great filmmakers like Jonze are including the best of the best in art to help create his films.

Arcade Fire "Afterlife" directed by Spike Jonze (Live at the YouTube Music Awards)

Music // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The YouTube Music Awards premiered this past weekend, streamed live, and was so... well, random, that we couldn't quite pinpoint if we enjoyed ourselves or found ourselves waiting for a disaster. It didn't come, and we really did enjoy the Arcade Fire portion, where they played Reflektor highlight, "Afterlife", done in conjunction with Spike Jonze directing Greta Gerwig to dance. And dance she did. 

"Her": A Spike Jonze Love Story

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 08, 2013
We haven't heard from Spike Jonze in a bit, after the beautiful Where the Wild Things Are and the excellent Arcade Fire film, Scenes from The Suburbs. Now, he is back, and from the looks of it, the feel is another sublime, subtle piece of filmmaking and writing. Her is being billed as the Spike Jonze love story and a take on modern life, love in the face of technology and anonymous communication. The fill features Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, and the voice of Scarlett Johansson. And it appears that Arcade Fire have done the film's score... check out the trailer after the jump!

RIP: Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys

Music // Friday, May 04, 2012
We felt we would be doing a disservice today if we didn't mention the immeasurable loss of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died today at the age of 47 after a long battle with cancer. Of course, the Beastie Boys played a pivotal role in fronting a cultural fusion of hip-hop, skate, art, film, punk, and activism, and Yauch was at the forefront of socially conscious celebrity.

Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side) Stop-Motion

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Spike Jonze’s just creatd this "tragicomic" stop-motion animation for designer Olympia Le-Tan. What makes us excited, besides the fact that Spike Jonze always makes interesting films, is that this animation takes place at Paris' famed bookstore, Shakespeare and Company. A skeleton and felt woman then have a love story to make.

Spike Jonze for the Beastie Boys "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 19, 2011
In the works for quite some time now, Spike Jonze and the Beastie Boys have teamed up once again for an epic music video tale, this time for the new track, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win." If you like action figures, Santogold, and Inception, you make really like this video.

Levi's Film Workshop presents "Skate Video Night" at Vista Theatre Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tonight, Wednesday April 27, at the Vista Theatre in Los Angeles, Levi's Film Workshop at MOCA will present, "Skate Video Night," with noted photographer and producer Patrick O’Dell (Epicly Later’d) presenting a special compilation of seminal skateboard videos from the 1980s to today. . .

Spike Jonze captures Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma in Collaboration

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 14, 2011
It's not evertday that you wake up to find a video titled Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma. Jonze posted this on the Opening Ceremony blog, and wrote, "Someone who knows Yo-Yo Ma had seen Lil Buck on YouTube and put them together. The dancing is Lil Buck's own creation and unlike anything I've seen." Enjoy after the jump . . .

Rob Abeyta and Patrick Martinez Open Solo Shows at Known Gallery this Weekend

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Los Angeles-based artists Rob Abeyta, Jr (Juxtapoz n73) and Patrick Martinez (Juxtapoz n118) both open respective solo shows at Known Gallery in Los Angeles this weekend, Saturday, March 19th. Abeyta's All Necessary Means and Martinez' Hustlemania both feature new works from the artists. More after the jump . . .

Watch the Trailer of the new Spike Jonze x Arcade Fire Film, "Scenes From The Suburbs"

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 14, 2011
This week at SXSW, Spike Jonze will screen his short film based off of Arcade Fire's Album of the Year The Suburbs, "Scenes From the Suburbs." The short expands on Jonze's video for the lead track, "The Suburbs," where it follows kids in, you guessed it, the suburbs, as they deal with all things suburbia that the Arcade Fire album covered very well. Watch the trailer after the jump . . .
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