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Best of Staff Picks: January 2016

January brought us resolutions, presidential races, and weird iterations of hot chocolate flavors — but perhaps most importantly, it gave us heaps of new, piping hot things to watch. Videos have come at the curation team from all directions and we couldn’t be more pleased to shine another light on 12 of the best Staff Picks from the past month. If you watch any videos on Vimeo from January, these picks — ranging from documentaries about first love to music videos about evil villains looking for affection — should be them.

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HOLORAMA: An Optical Theatre

from Jeff Desom 

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“HOLORAMA: An Optical Theatre” from Jeff Desom

Jeff Desom offers his tribute to cinema classics by using a “simple” holographic process and incredibly detailed miniature sets. If Twin Peaks and The Big Lebowski fit within your taste wheelhouse, be sure to press the play button on this one, as your favorite films are now displayed in a third dimension.

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“THE CHICKENING” from Nick DenBoer

Fresh from Sundance Film Festival (and our ready-to-watch collection) comes Nick DenBoer’s remix of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and … chickens. “THE CHICKENING” displays impressive 3D compositing, as familiar characters and scenes blend into a horrifyingly humorous chicken-themed world that will stay with you just as long as “Here’s Johnny!”

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