Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/21/14 04:02:50 PM
In the below TED Talk, high-speed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg introduces some clips from his gorgeous macro-cinematography, which gives a rarely seen close-up view of how birds, insects, and bats assist in the pollination process of plants. He says, "Rarely seen by the naked eye, this intersection between the animal world and the plant world is truly a magic moment. It's the mystical moment where life regenerates itself over and over again." Watch below. (via Huffington Post)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/21/14 02:02:40 PM
Instead of a lyric video, band Real Estate has released a guitar tab video for their new single, "Crime." The video allows guitar-toting users to play along to both the rhythm and lead guitar sections of the song. Watch below. (via Paste)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 06:02:57 PM
Users of 3D virtual reality gaming goggles Oculus Rift have just received some new, and probably unexpected, content to view: a documentary. Zero Point is a documentary from Danfung Dennis which examines the future of the virtual reality industry. Writes Filmmaker Magazine, "The virtual reality headset will allow the viewer to control the visuals through movement — effectively positioning the audience as a character, or even a real-time cinematographer, in the film." Watch the trailer below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 05:02:11 PM
Sundance's branded web series Single Stories shares intimate anecdotes with some of the top professionals in their respective fields. Sponsored by single malt whiskey brand The Glenlivet, the series features unscripted conversations with actor Bryan Cranston, director Ed Burns, chef Eric Ripert, designer Andy Spade, and Warby Parker founders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa. Says Lisa Eisenpresser of production company The Story Lab, "We wanted the experience to be just like the ones we have in our own lives when we sit over a drink with a close friend and process moments of our lives together. When you talk with an intimate friend, your guard is down and you are able to articulate things you may never have before. This is often when we connect to those moments of universal truth.”
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 04:02:21 PM
Pepsi is crowdsourcing Vine videos to use as part of an outdoor UK campaign. As part of thir "Unbelievable" campaign, users are asked to upload Vines that show off something incredible that they have done or accomplished. Videos uploaded with the #LiveforNow hashtag will be considered for inclusion in the digital outdoor billboards. Says Rich Simikins, innovations director of Talon Outdoor, "Social video and digital out-of-home have interesting similarities and short-form, entertaining Vine content is perfectly suited to the DOOH channel. We love it when our brave clients challenge us to close the gap between social and DOOH and, in this instance, Grand Visual’s versatile OpenLoop platform has helped make Pepsi Max’s ‘Unbelievable’ ideas possible." Read more here on The Drum.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 02:02:08 PM
Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) talks to the Creators Project about the realtime interactive LED lights that they created to provide the backdrop for the new U2 music video directed by Mark Romanek (found below).
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 01:02:06 PM
UK's Tate Museum has released an impressive 8-part web series called Unlock Art, which seeks to demystify the art world for laymen. Topics range from explaining genres like Pop Art to giving a primer on how to shop for art. Each video is hosted by a famous British face such as Alan Cumming and Peter Capaldi. The videos are being released once per month. Watch the series so far below. (via It's Nice That)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 12:02:47 PM
The concept of sweding, remaking a film with very low-budget aesthetic, was made famous in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind. Now Gondry has put the concept into practice again with a short remake of Scorsese's Taxi Driver, which he also stars in. Our favorite part just might be a curly-haired Gondry saying "Are you talkin' to me?" in French. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/19/14 03:02:02 PM
PASADENA, CA — NewBay Media, the leading publisher of digital content creation media, has announced that its annual Digital Video Expo event will be rebranded as the Next | Video Conference and Expo. This year’s event will take place October 1-3 at the Pasadena Convention Center, which is easily accessible for California-area Video, Broadcast, and Production Professionals. Next | Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution, and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor that features new content pavilions, Next | Video will also include a new multi-day, multitrack conference, offering the latest in available technology, best practice usage, tools, and techniques. This year's Next | Video will excite returning attendees as well as new attendees with streaming and enterprise interests.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/19/14 12:02:03 PM
15 years after their break-up, '90s alt-band The Afghan Whigs are back with a new album and a new music video for leading single "Algiers." The cinematic video is an unabashed Western, replete with frontman Greg Dulli riding in on anachronistic limousine. It was directed by Phil Harder, who first worked with the band in 1989. Watch below and read more here on Fast Company's Co.Create.