Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/14/14 01:02:25 PM
Sarah Salovaara of Filmmaker Magazine explores the attraction of injecting live performance into a cinematic experience, especially when it comes to short films. She writes, "It’s a half-written rule that short films make their investors no money, that after they play a handful of festivals, they end up on Vimeo or YouTube and drift off into “calling card” ether. Yes, you can sell them for a premium online or license them to branded content, but outside of the festival circuit, is anyone paying to go see short films in a theatrical setting? Would anyone pay to see them, say, if they were accompanied by a live, supplemental performance? Maybe. There should be a way to make money off of films, in a theatrical setting, regardless of runtime." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 05:02:06 PM
Opening yesterday, New York's New Museum is hosting the first solo museum presentation in the United States of the work of artist Laure Prouvost, featuring a new, immersive installation for the New Museum’s Lobby Gallery.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 02:02:54 PM
Creative Review spoke to studio Universal Everything's Matt Pyke and Mike Tucker about how they made Radiohead's new audio/visual app, Polyfauna. Says Pyke, "[The app is] not supposed to be used at a desk but while you're stood up and moving around, like you would with a pair of binoculars." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 01:02:13 PM
You couldn't ask for a better bit of free, topical promotion for The Crash Reel than the Winter Olympics. Lucy Walker's snowboarding documentary is taking advantage of the Sochi Games, and hoping to reach its young target demo, by being released as a bundle on BitTorrent. So far, it seems to be working. The bundle, which features extra features like deleted scenes and an alternate ending, has been downloaded 3.4 million times.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 12:02:27 PM
The Los Angeles Times profiles the work of polemic documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald, whose company Brave New Films consistently tackles tough political issues. Says Patricia Aufderheide, director of the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University's School of Communication, "Greenwald's a major advocacy figure on the left. Brave New Films is not pretending to be nuanced, and it's not pretending to make great art … Greenwald's intent is to engage people to take some kind of action. He's relentlessly experimental." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 12:02:43 PM
The entirety of season 2 of House of Cards will be released on Netflix tomorrow and to prepare for more political intrigue, Netflix has released three short teasers. Watch them below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 12:02:58 PM
Director Michel Gondry participated in a public Google Hangout and the whole thing is now available to watch online. Gondry joined Metronomy's Joseph Mount to talk about the music video he directed for the band. Watch it below to get tons of bon mots from the whimsical French director.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/12/14 04:02:50 PM
Michel Gondry talks to IMVDb about his charming music video for Metronomy's "Love Letters," which marks the first music video he's directed in several years. He explains of the concept, "For this video I built a simple model of the set to test the idea and I showed it to Joseph [Mount, founder of Metronomy]. I went to visit him in his Paris apartment and, he had a poster on his wall that was exactly in the spirit of the drawing that I needed for the video. So that made my job easy." Read the full story here and watch "Love Letters" below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/12/14 04:02:25 PM
Mark Romanek's music video for U2's "Invisible" not only showcases the veteran band in performance mode but also a groundbreaking interactive LED screen from Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) that translates live movement into abstract imagery. Says MLF director Robin McNicholas, "Cameras track the movement of the band and audience and feed that information into the Punkalator, an application developed specifically for this project by MLF. This then interfaces with a Green Hippo Media Server and works in sync with Protools and a GrandMA lighting console.” Watch below and read more here on Promo News.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/12/14 01:02:01 PM
Art of the Title talks to Elastic art director Leanne Dare about their opening titles for Masters of Sex, which uses a ton of stock footage to capture the wit and subject matter of the show in a cleverly euphemistic way. Says Dare, "The initial concept originated from days of collecting and staring at visual research. Of all the images, I found myself fixated on a photograph of a flower. It had no direct implications to sex, but it kept calling my attention. From there it gradually developed into asking, 'How could I show sex without showing it?' So I started to collect some images, and after a bit of shuffling and playing, some pretty funny things started to emerge. It was a really simple idea — but it just clicked."