Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/14/14 03:02:47 PM
Digital agency Interlude, the creative minds behind the much-talked about Bob Dylan interactive music video, have done it again. Their creative music video for NightBus' "When the Night Comes" lets users control both the audio of the song (switching between two singers) and the visuals. Says the band's Jack Kennedy to Mashable, "I think this video is groundbreaking because, to my knowledge, this is the first time a combination of multimedia audio and video have been used together in this way."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/14/14 02:02:18 PM
Art and design studio United Visual Artists (UVA) have created a new immersive installation called Momentum at the Barbican Centre in London. Explains The Creators Project, "The installation.. includes pendulum-like pieces throughout the 90-meter-long gallery to yield an evolving composition of light, sound, and movement. The pendulums, however, are programmed to move in idiosyncratic ways, so that shadows and light surge across the room and disorient visitors in a captivating and individual manner. Every visitor's experience in Momentum will thus be unique, and could possibly help her understand her senses better." Read more here and here and see it in action below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/14/14 02:02:20 PM
Matthu Placek talks to The Credits about the technology behind his 3D, single-take, 7-minute film, "130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović." He explains, "It’s very rewarding to see a deeply embedded visual come to life so accurately. To achieve this shot in 3D, a fifty-foot techno crane was required with a fully wireless 3D rig using two Scarlet cameras. My crew consisted of forty-five people with upwards of fifty lights to create the necessary depth and color balance essential to telling Marina’s story in three dimensions." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/14/14 02:02:00 PM
So Yong Kim directs "Spark and Light," a short narrative film that's part of Miu Miu's Women's Tales series. The short stars Riley Keough as a young woman who gets stranded on her way to visit her dying mother in the hospital. The langorous storyline then oscillates between dreams, memory and reality. Watch below. (via Filmmaker Magazine)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/14/14 01:02:25 PM
Sarah Salovaara of Filmmaker Magazine explores the attraction of injecting live performance into a cinematic experience, especially when it comes to short films. She writes, "It’s a half-written rule that short films make their investors no money, that after they play a handful of festivals, they end up on Vimeo or YouTube and drift off into “calling card” ether. Yes, you can sell them for a premium online or license them to branded content, but outside of the festival circuit, is anyone paying to go see short films in a theatrical setting? Would anyone pay to see them, say, if they were accompanied by a live, supplemental performance? Maybe. There should be a way to make money off of films, in a theatrical setting, regardless of runtime." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 05:02:06 PM
Opening yesterday, New York's New Museum is hosting the first solo museum presentation in the United States of the work of artist Laure Prouvost, featuring a new, immersive installation for the New Museum’s Lobby Gallery.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 02:02:54 PM
Creative Review spoke to studio Universal Everything's Matt Pyke and Mike Tucker about how they made Radiohead's new audio/visual app, Polyfauna. Says Pyke, "[The app is] not supposed to be used at a desk but while you're stood up and moving around, like you would with a pair of binoculars." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 01:02:13 PM
You couldn't ask for a better bit of free, topical promotion for The Crash Reel than the Winter Olympics. Lucy Walker's snowboarding documentary is taking advantage of the Sochi Games, and hoping to reach its young target demo, by being released as a bundle on BitTorrent. So far, it seems to be working. The bundle, which features extra features like deleted scenes and an alternate ending, has been downloaded 3.4 million times.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 12:02:27 PM
The Los Angeles Times profiles the work of polemic documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald, whose company Brave New Films consistently tackles tough political issues. Says Patricia Aufderheide, director of the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University's School of Communication, "Greenwald's a major advocacy figure on the left. Brave New Films is not pretending to be nuanced, and it's not pretending to make great art … Greenwald's intent is to engage people to take some kind of action. He's relentlessly experimental." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/13/14 12:02:43 PM
The entirety of season 2 of House of Cards will be released on Netflix tomorrow and to prepare for more political intrigue, Netflix has released three short teasers. Watch them below.