Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 12:11:36 PM
Cartier's famed panther gets cutesy for the holidays with a new animated spot from director Bibo Bergeron and visual effects company Dwarf Labs. Says DP and VFX supervisor Olivier Pinol that Dwarf Labs' in-house tools allowed "the artists to use advanced shaders which gave the commercial its unique look. This is particularly evident for the panther’s fur which mimics real fur behavior on a stylized design.” Watch below and read more here on Stash Magazine.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 11:11:16 AM
Touted as the world's first 24-hour music video, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" involves a full day's worth of footage on a constant stream at 24hoursofhappy.com. Users can also scrub through the timeline, share moments, and look for the bits with Pharrell himself. The entire thing has also been cut up into 4 hour sequences via XXL Magazine. (via Huffington Post)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 05:11:30 PM
Perhaps it's more appropriate to call the below video a short film than merely a music video. The 8-minute video is ostensibly a promo clip for Arcade Fire's single "Afterlife," but it also doubles as an 8-minute short film from Emily Kai Bock about the secret dreams of a single-parent family. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 02:11:45 PM
Ian Crouch of The New Yorker analyzes the recently released interactive music video for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone." In the video, users can flip through channels to see a myriad of characters, reality TV stars and more singing along to Dylan's hit. Writes Crouch, "What is going on here? What might it all mean? On a business level, the video is timed to promote the release, just in time for the holidays, of a massive, forty-plus-album boxed set that spans Dylan’s entire career. Yet Dylan has consistently showed that art can spring from commerce, and this video manages to be more than a just promotional tool." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 02:11:41 PM
Anyone who was around in the '90s should remember those ubiquitous "Magic Eye" posters that were being sold from kiosks in malls across America. Now director James Houston has used the optical illusion technique, known as stereograms, to create a music video for band Washington Irving. Explains Houston about how to get the video to appear in 3D, "You don't need any special lenses or a fancy television, simply de-focus your eyes and look 'through' the image. It works thanks to the horizontal repetition. Each of your eyes are looking at a different repeated element but your brain sees them as the same thing." Watch below and read more here on The Creators Project.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 01:11:12 PM
Vogue has released a new web series called Vogue Original Shorts which puts its cover girls in a short scripted film each month. The first two films star Kate WInslet and Jessica Chastain and are directed by Matthew Frost. Says Frost, "My film style is narrative. I come from a narrative place of stories and real moments.” Watch them below and read more here on Fast Company's Co.Create.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 12:11:34 PM
Neil Berkeley of BRKLY talks to Brief about how he created the paper-shredding promo for ABC's Scandal. He says, "We actually built a paper shredder. We took a paper shredder and ripped it apart, and rebuilt it using mounts so we were able to take the camera and put it above and next to and underneath the paper as it was being shredded. If you look at a shredder, it’s not just scissors. It’s these wheels that grind against each other and shred the document, and it looks really dramatic, almost Medieval. We treated that shredding of the paper as a real dramatic transitional device. We shot it all high-speed, 120 frames-per-second, using a lot of slow-motion stuff. [ABC] loved that there was paper everywhere, little pieces of paper floating in the air, light popping through.” Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 12:11:44 PM
In a scene from Michel Gondry's documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, Gondry provides behind-the-scenes commentary on a scene from his unusual animated/live action film about Noam Chomsky. Gondry did many of the hand-drawn animations himself. Watch it here on The New York Times.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 12:11:43 PM
Pro Media Conference at GV Expo Spotlight: Leveraging Technology and Automation for a More Efficient Government Facility
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:
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/20/13 06:11:06 PM
NEP Trio Video has completed its seventh successful year as the exclusive provider of mobile video production facilities and services for the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival, held Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Stretched to two weekends this year for the first time, the ACL Music Festival offered more than 30 hours of live HD video coverage over its two YouTube channels, all of it captured by NEP Trio Video’s trucks and crew. In addition, NEP Trio Video partnered with its sister organization, NEP Screenworks, to supply content to the ACL Festival Network — a private on-site network that delivered the live video to VIP areas and to large-format on-stage screens and monitors throughout the venue. NEP Trio Video and NEP Screenworks were under contract to festival video producer Springboard Productions and C3 Presents.