Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/25/13 01:11:40 PM
The Tumblr Music Video Generator creates GIFs that move along to the beat of whatever song you decide to drag into its interface. Meaning if you've been dying to recreate Miley Cyrus' singing cat performance of "Wrecking Ball" from last night's AMAs, this might just be your lucky day. The app was created by Adam Amaral. Check it out here (it only works in Google Chrome). (via The Creators Project)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/25/13 12:11:03 PM
Fast Company's Co.Create delves into the making-of Pharrell Williams' ingenious and infectious 24-hour music video for Despicable Me 2 track "Happy." Says Mimi Valdes, VP of Parrell's production company, "Turns out [directors] WAFLA had always wanted to do a 24-hour video and were waiting for the right project. They sent their proposal, and I remember that I had to close my computer before I finished reading because I had this overwhelming feeling of excitement, which Pharrell obviously shared. It felt big. We had absolutely no idea how we were going to pull it off, but we instinctively felt it was too good an idea not to work.”
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/25/13 12:11:20 PM
In a film with very little dialogue, the sound design became even more of a key factor to convey the ominous tone of lost-at-sea adventure, All Is Lost.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/25/13 11:11:19 AM
Sarah Silverman talks to Fast Company's Co.Create about her HBO stand-up special Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, giving an insight into her creative process and the dedication that goes into making a killer stand-up routine. She says about perfecting her routine, "It's just lots of stand-up sets, lots of bombing and figuring out what works and what the stuff that doesn't work is missing. You gotta get in your 10,000 hours, right?" Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/25/13 11:11:41 AM
Katy Perry has released the second music video off of her new album, Prism, the follow-up to the smash hit "Roar." Unlike the tongue-in-cheek video for "Roar," this video matches the more sincere lyrics of the ballad "Unconditionally," and presents some beautiful and high-fashion imagery. It's more of an exercise in pretty pictures than a clip that provides a narrative, but features some gorgeous slow-motion and a fantastical CGI sequence. It was directed by Brent Bonacorso. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/25/13 11:11:34 AM
In the below interview from IDA News, Tim's Vermeer producer Farley Ziegler explains how they cut down 2400 hours worth of footage into a 90-minute feature-length documentary about the painter Johannes Vermeer's uses of optics. She says, "[The length] happened very organically because the film, no matter what we did, it seemed to live at around this length. And it was really more carving the story rather than focusing on the running time." Watch below. (via Indiewire)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 04:11:57 PM
Sarah Silverman talk sto Splitsider about her first televised stand-up special, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, premiering tomorrow on HBO. She says about returning to standup after a long hiatus, "It's been a while, and I had a special in me." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 03:11:25 PM
George Tsioutsias directs the campaign video for Vivienne Westwood Loves, which combines high fashion with political messages. Writes Digital Arts, "Displaying gloomy and melancholic scenes of a couple - both dressed in the recognizably British grungy Westwood style - the film sporadically cuts off to show scenes of protests. These short fragments briefly depict posters in favor of Kieron Bryan and Bradley Manning’s liberation, among others. The film embodies everything Westwood: her turbulent manifestos and elegant nonconformity, as well as the traditionalism of her collaborators." Watch below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 01:11:41 PM
After repeatedly delivering the wonders of the world to the comfort of the living room for Discovery, Radley has launched its most ambitious collaboration yet: a complete rebrand of the network. The agency handled all design, animation, sound and production for seven on-air 3D packages totaling more than 400 deliverables: vibrant graphic explosions centered upon an ever-changing globe careening through snakes, sharks, ice, flames, hails of bullets, and other unreal elements of the constantly changing world at the heart of Discovery’s identity.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 12:11:30 PM
Pro Media Conference at GV Expo Spotlight: Challenges with Supporting DASH and Adaptive Streaming Video
Introduced at last year’s Government Video Expo, the Pro Media Conference offers the latest information and techniques for those working in government-related media operations. The excellent lineup of presentations will include discussions of new technologies, as well as targeted looks at creating, managing and delivering content for government agencies. Developed with both government-operated and private production organizations in mind, the Pro Media Conference will explore the media needs of government and ways to fulfill those needs. Just one of our many sessions include: