Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 04/28/13 09:04:32 PM
Rae Ann Fera of Fast Company writes: Talking to a hardcore film buff about the lineup of any given film festival can be exasperating. You know the type: the die-hards that, as if playing to stereotype, seem to go out of their way to name-check the most obscure art house directors. While you have to admire their dedication to the most difficult films, theirs is not the common filmgoer’s experience. In an attempt to break down the perception of elitism around such fests, theSeattle International Film Festival has created the "SIFFcurious" campaign, celebrating the festival’s commitment to showing a wide variety of films--from the little known to the mainstream.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 04/28/13 08:04:07 PM
Mekado Murphy of The New York Times writes: In Jeff Nichols’s latest film “Mud,” Matthew McConaughey plays the title character as a man who is always on the move. The character is discovered hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River by two Arkansas boys (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland). To capture a constantly moving character, Mr. Nichols and his crew used a Steadicam camera to create sense of fluidity. In this video, Mr. Nichols narrates a scene where the boys bring food to Mud on the island. He discusses his camera choices and how they supplement his narrative.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 04/27/13 10:04:32 AM
Dan Koelsch of MovieViral.com writes: The viral campaign for Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium continues with yet another viral website. We already have a few viral websites at the moment, with ItsBetterUpHere.com andArmadyne.net, but now Sony has expanded the online world to include the Civil Cooperation Bureau. Get the details after the break.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 04:04:54 PM
Watch Joe Osborn's stop-motion music video for Helen Austin's "Lovely," which uses over 1000 images to show the song's lyrics being pasted into a scrapbook via magazine cutouts. Osborn tells Promo News, "The idea was to make a video about a young girls love of the song and I thought there would be nothing more fitting than a scrap book, where the lyrics are spelled out over images of the girl has stuck in of things that she loves, enjoys and places she would like to go." Watch below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 03:04:13 PM
A Tumblr called Google Street Scene is recreating famous movie scenes as they would look if viewed through Google's Street View. Featuring a scene and a line from the movie, you can try and guess which film each post is from and then click through to see if you're right. Check out the site here. (via Vulture)
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 03:04:29 PM
Christine Champagne of Fast Company's Co.Create writes: Coca-Cola has cornered the market on “ahh.” The company now owns 61 domains that are all variations on "ahh," each one adding an h. Think ahh.com, ahhh.com, ahhhh.com, and well, you get the idea. The domain-buying spree was in service of “The Ahh Effect,” a new campaign created by Wieden + Kennedy Portland. Seventeen of the domains are active now, but ultimately all 61 of them will host content--everything from videos to GIFs to games--designed to entertain and engage teens while subtly reinforcing the notion that Coca-Cola is “the ultimate in refreshment.”
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 12:04:07 PM
Alex Buono writes on his site: This is the second post in a series I’m calling HOW WE DID IT. In my last post I described how the weekly schedule breaks down at SNL, the gist of which for us in the film unit is: Prep Thursday, Shoot Friday, Broadcast Saturday. In this post, I’m just going to cut to Wednesday night at around 7pm when I got the call that a script called “Bathroom Businessman” was greenlit.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 12:04:29 PM
Joe Berkowitz of Fast Company's Co.Create writes: The history of Rube Goldberg contraptions in pop culture is long and convoluted, like the machines themselves. What it pretty much boils down to, though, is Peewee Herman’s breakfast and that OK Go video--two towering examples of the form. In order to get anywhere near the conversation with these two Hall-of-Famers, you’d better come out guns blazing or risk looking like the board game Mousetrap. A just-released music video manages to avoid being caught in such comparisons.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 11:04:07 AM
Neal Ungerleider of Fast Company's Co.Create writes: The future of storytelling according to the Tribeca Film Festival includes robots, crowdsourced films, and interactive self-confessional documentaries. Last week, Tribeca held its Storyscapes program--a collection of five handpicked installations that blur the boundaries between filmmaking, gaming, blogging, and art.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 11:04:58 AM
Graeme McMillan of Wired writes: Everything about a television pilot is stressful, because the entire future of the program rests on it. The people making them have to introduce the show’s characters, concept and voice without seeming like they’re trying too hard (or forgetting to entertain the audience). Networks have to bet on whether the show will succeed or, at the least, not flop. And viewers have to decide whether they want to actually invest the time to watch the show. For Amazon Studios, this stress is compounded because the company is making its first fourteen pilots available online so viewers can offer feedback that will influence Amazon’s decision on what shows become a full-blown series.