Favorite Videos of 2013

Synkroniciti is closing up shop for 2013 and I would like to leave you with my favorite featured videos of the past year. Please enjoy them and the rest of our lists for 2013. Happy holidays and I will be back here for you next year!

Full Speed Ahead: Eye of the Storm by Lovett

© OcularFracture with CCLicense

© OcularFracture with CCLicense

A traveller steers into the storm of a love gone wrong in this beautiful steam punk video featuring black light and blue screen technology.

Cheer Up: Masitéladi by Amadou and Mariam

© Jerome with CCLicense

© Jerome with CCLicense

Rollicking song by Amadou and Mariam with an incredible video. Amadou’s guitar is smokin’!

Illuminating Architecture: Projection Mapping and O(Omicron)

© Poland Ministry of Foreign Affairs with CCLicense

© Poland Ministry of Foreign Affairs with CCLicense

Celebrating architecture with a glorious light show.

Weaving the Willow Wand: Baskets of Lise Bech

Lise Bech's Baskets  Image © Zoe Rimmer with CCLicense

Image © Zoe Rimmer with CCLicense

Basket weaving, sustainability and the wisdom of cooperating with nature. This intimate video was a runner-up for the most popular list.

Sing and Dance to End Violence Against Women: Break the Chain Video

© Steve Rhodes with CCLicense

© Steve Rhodes with CCLicense

The other runner-up was this inspiring music video made by the V-Day One Billion Rising Campaign. Earworm alert!

In Memoriam: Taffety Punk’s Interpretation of Sylvia Punk’s Tulips

CCLI by art schoolgirl27 on Flickr

© artschoolgirl27 with CCLicense

A very moving recitation and performance art piece on Sylvia Plath’s Tulips by the Taffety Punk Theatre Company.

Still Growing: “Get Old” Hy Snell, 94

Some things are best with age.

Some things are best with age.

With only 5% of his vision remaining, artist Hy Snell pursues the best work he has ever done, a smile on his face and a song on his lips.

For the Kid in You: The Impish and Heartwarming World of an Eye for Annai

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Delightful animated story of a one-eyed monster looking for his missing eye.

Exploring Life, Death and Collectivism: Vocalise for Nine Voices by Kostika Çollaku

Fabrika Yfanet © Xbio with CCLicense

Fabrika Yfanet © Xbio with CCLicense

Haunting unaccompanied choral music video shot in an anarchist collective squat in Greece.

Alien Birds of New Guinea: The Birds of Paradise Project

© Ivan Teage with CCLicense

© Ivan Teage with CCLicense

Quirky birds with unusual habits, beautiful plumage and strange voices.

Not Your Average Game of Cat and Mouse: Armor by Jeff de Boer

© Solarbotics with CCLicense

© Solarbotics with CCLicense

Armor made for cats, mice, and collectors with ingenuity and imagination.

Living Dots and Glorious Dust: The Human Form Revealed in Unnamed Soundscape by Daniel Franke

© Ars Electronica with CCLicense

© Ars Electronica with CCLicense

Multidimensional recreation of a a dancer’s body using three cameras, advanced software and a cool soundtrack.

Painting the Face of the Arab Spring: Street Art of Tripoli, Beirut and Cairo

Tripoli, Libya © Panoramas with CCLicense

© Panoramas with CCLicense

The importance of the street art or graffiti movement in the Middle East. Eye-opening.

For Love of Sun and Moon: Kiss: A Love Story

© Ivanip at en.wikipedia with CCLicense

© Ivanip at en.wikipedia with CCLicense

Interpreting a solar eclipse as a kiss between sun and moon. Poetic animation.

Peace and goodwill to all of you and best wishes for a wonderful 2014!

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