Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/23/14 04:04:56 PM

BigStar Teases Growing Turmoil in 'Game of Thrones'

HBO once again called on the artists at BigStar to create a teaser campaign for the season premiere of Game of Thrones. Promoting season four, the teasers “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at dangers around every corner in Westeros, with character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die.”

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/23/14 04:04:49 PM

Picture Mill Creates Special Edition 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Open

Picture Mill collaborated with ABC to create the show open that took Jimmy Kimmel Live to Austin, Texas, during SXSW in March. Picture Mill’s production team traveled to Austin to capture some of the city’s most distinctive locations, as well as moments that embody Austin’s unique spirit. The Picturemill team returned to Los Angeles for postproduction, adding texture, animation and typographic treatments to the live-action footage. The modular show open for flexible programming updates was delivered with additional material to be used as a palette for bumpers and interstitials, creating a complete thematic treatment for Kimmel’s Austin residency.    

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/23/14 12:04:43 PM

Documentary Filmmaker Ondi Timoner Advises Sharing-As-You-Go Work

Documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner has a unique approach to her craft: the idea that documentarians should share their work as they go (something she does via her online portal, A Total Disruption). She tells Realscreen, "If you’re going to be making a documentary and it’s going to take you three, four or 10 years, it’s an option now to go ahead and share some of that material, and maybe make a [webisode] about different characters or a scene that you did. Or make it like gonzo journalism where you literally are taking people through the work." Read the full story here.  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/14 04:04:48 PM

The Art and Science of 'Particle Fever'

Fast Company's Co.Create talks to physicist-turned-filmmaker Mark Levinson about his science documentary, Particle Fever. Says Levinson, "In art and science we’re trying to represent the world around us. In physics, the language we use is math. But painters and musicians also represent the world in a way that moves you and gives you insight.” Read the full story here.    

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/14 03:04:32 PM

Katy Perry Promos New Music Video in Transformative Video

In the lead-up to the release for her latest music video for single "Birthday," Katy Perry has released a fun and silly video highlighting "The World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers." The catch? It's actually Perry underneath a load of make-up as she turns into a grandma, a clown, a spoiled princess, and a joke-cracking rabbi. This is the second promo Perry has done for "Birthday." The first was a lyric video which featured the words of the song spelled out in cake from Charm City Cakes (of Ace of Cakes fame). The official video for "Birthday" will be released on April 24th.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/14 03:04:42 PM

Watch a Clip from Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves'

HitFix has an exclusive clip from Kelly Reichardt's new movie Night Moves, which opens on May 30th. As they explain it, "It's tough to sell this kind of slow-burner with a single clip, but this a pretty precise indication of the indie thriller's brittle, nervous tone, with every exchange between the characters from a certain point building the fractious tension." Watch below and read more here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/14 02:04:27 PM

Director One9 Talks Tribeca All Access Program and His Nas Documentary

Filmmaker Magazine talks to director One9 about his Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/14 02:04:47 PM

The Director of 'In Your Eyes' Talks Joss Whedon Involvement

Vulture's Jennifer Vineyard talks to director Brin Hill and the cast of In Your Eyes about how much involvement writer/executive producer Joss Whedon had in the final movie. Says Hill, "We did the table reads at Joss's house [where Whedon last shot Much Ado About Nothing]. So we were walking on the ghosts of Much Ado. He watched dailies every day. He was weighing in on things. He was in and out of the edit room." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/14 01:04:02 PM

Live Stunt TV Is Having a Moment

Realscreen's Manori Ravindran examines the risk and rewards associated with a new wave of live stunt television (such as Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump). Says Sharon Scott, president and gerneral manager of Peacock Productions (currently producing an upcoming live special about the first attempted wingsuit flight of the Mt. Everest summit), "There was a time in cable where live was expensive and perishable and not worth the money, because everyone was building brands and successful strands, and live is a big chunk of money just for one night. But now, given that there are so many different ways to view, and no one views in real time, the only way to get people to do something as a group and talk about it the next day at the water cooler is to go live.”

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/14 01:04:35 PM

Joss Whedon Distributes 'In Your Eyes' Ahead of Theatrical Release on Vimeo on Demand

Simultaneously with its premiere at Tribeca Film Festival, Joss Whedon has released his latest film In Your Eyes (which he wrote and produced, Brin Hill directed) exclusively on Vimeo on Demand. The film is available to rent for $5 about three months ahead of its wider theatrical release. The film is available exclusively through Vimeo for 72 hours. See Whedon introduce the offer below and rent it here. (via Engadget)