Very excited for the release of Woodkids full length album. Stumbled on this video today going through my RSS feed and totally forgot how good his first EP was. If you are not familiar with Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine) you might now his videos that have been floating around the web for some time now. He has also directed for such names like Drake, Rihanna, Lana (duck lips) Del Rey and Katy Perry. The guy has some serious vision and talent.
Hillman passed away at home on April 18th at 6:03 pm in the presence of his loving wife, two children, his sister, sister in law and brother in law. He was 51 years old and died after a long and fiercely fought battle with colon cancer.
Hillman deeply loved his work, all of it — film directing, graphic design, all aspects of new media — and he especially loved his talented mentors, friends and students in these fields. His favorite topic was inspiration and he made sure to surround himself with it and find it in everything — his colleagues, his family, New York City, art, film and all of you.
He loved you all and took energy from those with whom he corresponded, exchanged ideas and with his fans.
Sweet Prince Hill, true gentleman, good dad and passionate artist, Rest in Peace.