Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/12/13 06:12:31 PM
Director Picadilly Circus created an adorable series of holiday-themed animated idents for BBC One, which shows wrapping paper themes coming to life. He says, "Everyone involved was keen to explore a number of different and varied styles that reflect the enormous variation found on real wrapping paper designs. This meant I got to explore and try my hand at a range of design sensibilities, without repetition." Watch then below and read more here on Digital Arts.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/12/13 04:12:09 PM
Undervolt & Co. is a new venture from digital artists Yoshi Sodeoka, Johnny Woods and Nicholas O'Brien that seeks to present video artists in a new and comprehensive way. Explains The Creators Project, "Undervolt & Co has aspirations of being more than a label--it would also like to establish itself as an unparalleled database of video art. The archival part of the project is important in its effort to centralize the world of video artists who hail from distant and scattered parts of the globe, creating a central platform of video creation in the digital age." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/12/13 01:12:07 PM
YouTube Rewind pays homage to the year's top trending videos by enlisting the help of some its own biggest stars to reenact them. Advertising on the video site is also massively on the rise. Writes L.A. Times, "YouTube's video advertising is on the rise — up 75% this year compared with 2012. Companies in the consumer packaged goods space, such as the conglomerate Unilever, whose brands include Axe, Dove, Ben & Jerry's and Skippy, have increased their spending on display advertising on YouTube by more than 75% in the last two years, according to corporate parent Google Inc." Read the full story here and watch YouTube Rewind below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/12/13 01:12:23 PM
Edward Norton stars in an action-packed 90-second spot for Verizon Droid which provides high entertainment value and shows off the capabilities of the phone at the same time. It was directed by MJZ's Matthijs van Heijningen. Writes Adweek, "It's one of the better 90-second spots we've seen, with enough action packed in to justify the running time and agile enough cutting and writing to make everything clear." Watch it below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 06:12:27 PM
Director Anthony Mandler describes the meaning behind "Tropico," the 30-minute experimental short film/music video he helmed for Lana Del Rey.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 06:12:28 PM
Wired goes behind the scenes and the creative decisions that made up Nine Inch Nails' recent Tension tour, which pared down the band's usually intense, over-the-top visual elements to make a more coherent whole.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 04:12:20 PM
A silent, three-minute version of artist Isaac Julien's film PLAYTIME is now playing in Times Square as part of its Midnight Moment art initiative. Explains Times Square Alliance, "PLAYTIME explores current debates on the relationships between capital, the art world, and the individual. For Midnight Moment, filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien creates a three-minute visual impression of the full-length film, showcasing the diversity of landscape as highlighted by exceptional color, shot with 4K technology."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 04:12:03 PM
An interactive window display at Macy's Herald Square turns passsersby into liquid gold heralding Jay Z's new men's fragrance, Gold. Explains PSFK, the display "uses Microsoft Kinect and facial recognition technology to detect passers-by, even in the crowded New York square. The motion sensor triggers a ripple in the fluid gold field and when the viewer stop to look at the display, their silhouette emerges out of the liquid metal simulation. Viewers are then encouraged to share their experience using the hashtag #JayZGold." Read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 01:12:06 PM
Co-creator of web series Chosen Ryan Lewis talks about making an online action thriller series work with a limited budget. He writes on Indiewire, "Our biggest challenges in our first season actually provided some of our strongest pieces in the entire show. Because of the restrictions we faced in terms of budget, time and format, we developed a scrappy and adaptable mindset that allowed us to rethink tension and even action in a simple, highly personal sense. So big sequences became long, intense character interactions and action pieces transformed into 'When will it happen?' beats of extended tension." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/10/13 05:12:43 PM
Directors Adam Gualt and Ted Kotsaftis created a series of very short promos for FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Gault explains that the promos consist of "a series of random one-second scenes that could be shuffled around to make custom IDs and toolkit elements as needed." Watch a supercut of them below. (via Stash Magazine)