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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)
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Digital projection continues to get more sophisticated as more artists play around with the possibilities of this new medium. One of the latest projects is from artist Skertzò who transformed a regular tunnel into a fantastical world at Lyon's Festival of Lights. Writes PSFK, "The artist played with scale, creating illusions that made visitors feel both bigger and smaller than real life as they passed through the tunnel, helping them forget themselves and their surroundings for one moment." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/10/13 03:12:12 PM
Tom Hingston directs the music video for David Bowie's "I'd Rather Be High," which paints an anti-war message with the use of archival footage. Says Hingston to Creative Review, "We wanted it to feel like a found relic, discovered, as if from another time. In early conversations, Mr Bowie and I discussed exploring archival footage that brought to life another side of war - footage that featured soldiers celebrating; young servicemen and women, in moments of jubilation and euphoria - drinking, dancing and partying…these moments of total euphoria, juxtaposed with extreme violence, serve as a powerful reminder of the futility of war." Watch below and read more here.
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Psyop directors Kylie Matulick and Fletcher Moules wanted replay value when they created the colorful, animated spot for Toshiba's Encore tablet. Says Moules, "We worked to define four key themes of the tablet to be characterized throughout the spot: film and music, productivity, gaming and connectivity. We wanted to articulate each function in a way that was fun and silly, yet informative and worked well with our overall design concept. There is a lot to see in this project and we needed to be sure to strike the balance between content and viewing speed. We hope audiences will find something new every time they watch it.” Watch the spot below. (via Stash Magazine)
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Ben Shirinian directs the striking new promo for the National Ballet of Canada, which features dancer Heather Ogden twirling atop a dark and stormy cliff. The soundtrack is Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche." Says Shirinian, "It’s about showcasing a universal take on where any artist retreats to in their mind when they expose themselves and their work. I wanted to create a setting that truly embodied and visually represented feelings of vulnerability, loneliness, danger, and beauty all at once. Guillaume and I came up with the physical environment of a lonely, eroding cliff top in the sky surrounded by looming, full, dark, clouds and prominent wind, rain, thunder and lighting, to represent the inner turmoil and feelings experienced by an artist.” Watch below and read more here on Creative Review.
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Vine star Ian Padgham directs the stop-motion music video for LeAnn Rimes and Rob Thomas' "Gasoline and Matches" which was shot entirely on an iPhone. The charming video incorporates live footage of Rimes, Thomas and Jeff Beck but lets an array of anthropomorphic toys take the spotlight. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/10/13 11:12:43 AM
The notoriously silent Teller of Penn & Teller breaks his silence to speak to NPR about his documentary Tim's Vermeer, which explores the theory that 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer may have used a camera obscura to create his astonishing photorealistic paintings.
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Daniel Savage talks to Motionographer about his inspired Yule Log 2.0 project, which saw 65 animators re-imagining the classic holiday trope. He says about starting the project, "I think if the idea is good enough, and there is some sort of proof you will deliver, people will respond. When I wrote up my brief it felt similar to giving my students an assignment. As professionals we miss those fun school assignments where we can experiment without a client. Personal projects are great, but having a micro brief to react to sparks ideas you might not normally come up with." Read the full story here.
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Nine Inch Nails have made a large portion of their recent critically acclaimed concert available to view online. Nine Inch Nails Tension 2013 was filmed at the Staples Center on November 8th and features 14 songs. Watch it below.
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From Wednesday through Friday of last week, 24 hours of live-streamed footage showed an elderly "cat lady" hanging out with an elf in a festively decorated living room with a whole lot of cats. Called Christmas Cats TV, the made-for-the-Internet stunt was for a good cause: to get the rescued cats featured on the show adopted. The show also featured Christmas music available for purchase from Sony's Legacy Recordings. You can still watch the previously recorded show here. (via NPR)