Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/12/14 01:02:01 PM
Art of the Title talks to Elastic art director Leanne Dare about their opening titles for Masters of Sex, which uses a ton of stock footage to capture the wit and subject matter of the show in a cleverly euphemistic way. Says Dare, "The initial concept originated from days of collecting and staring at visual research. Of all the images, I found myself fixated on a photograph of a flower. It had no direct implications to sex, but it kept calling my attention. From there it gradually developed into asking, 'How could I show sex without showing it?' So I started to collect some images, and after a bit of shuffling and playing, some pretty funny things started to emerge. It was a really simple idea — but it just clicked."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/12/14 12:02:37 PM
The music video for "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie soundtrack is filled with as much joyous reckless abandon as the title of the song. Sung by Tegan & Sara and featuring The Lonely Island, the video is (expectedly) filled with delightful original Lego sequences as well as clips from the film. It's also filled with hand-drawings from a six-year-old named Markus Jolly. Watch below. (via VideoStatic)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/11/14 04:02:31 PM
A beautiful piece of old-fashioned, hand-painted scenery takes centerstage in Michel Gondry's music video for Metronomy's "Love Letters." A 360-degree camera takes in all the intricacies of the set which, in typical Gondry fashion, is filled with whimsy. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/11/14 02:02:28 PM
In anticipation of season 4 of its mega-hit Game of Thrones, HBO has released a 15-minute behind-the-scenes teaser which not only shows fans what they can expect from the story but also talks to the actors about what they think about the various characters and storylines. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/11/14 11:02:26 AM
If you've been watching NBC's primetime coverage of the Olympics, you've probably seen this striking GE commercial in which a little girl explains all the wondrous things her mom does at work. The spot, directed by Dante Ariola, features an impressive array of CGI along with a concept that tugs at the heartstrings (which is, of course, perfect for the Olympics). Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/10/14 03:02:57 PM
Disney has opted to release its new 38-minute short film, "Blank: a Vinylmation Love Story," exclusively on Google Play. Explains Margie Gilmore, VP of Disney Interactive's originals studio, "We always look for Disney IP that doesn’t yet have a narrative, and we wanted to build this mythological back story to the creation of vinlymation. Initially we were developing this story as an episodic, and as it came together, we all agreed the best way to view it [was] in one sitting.” Read the full story here on Adweek.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/10/14 02:02:11 PM
Aaron Rose animates the word of illustrator Niki de Saint Phalle to create a lyric video for Soko's "Love Letter." The video is part of Rose and MOVAtv's new series of art-inspired lyric videos. Says Rose, "The whole idea is to package an artist’s writings in a pop format. Sometimes their words are only heard in lectures or read in the pages of academic catalogues; I thought it would be fun to reframe them and turn people on to writings that they would never have read before.” Watch below and read more here on NOWNESS. Soko: Love Letter on Nowness.com
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/10/14 02:02:44 PM
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is encouraging its patrons to become artists with its new interactive installation Your Line or Mine. The project asks users to create an image by connecting dots on colored sheets of paper, which they then scan in. Explains PSFK, "Each piece of paper has a barcode that links it to the specific movie and frame it belongs to, so the computer knows exactly where it needs to be placed. The exhibit uses a Mac Mini to process the sheets and project the whole film with the added frame, which is then added to Vimeo." See how it works below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/10/14 01:02:55 PM
Grainy Super-8 footage makes up the joyous music video for The Julie Ruin's "Goodnight,Goodbye." The band is fronted by riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna and the video is directed by Silly Cinnamon. Watch below. (via Stereogum)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/07/14 05:02:12 PM
No trickery, just good old-fashioned planning and choreography create the whimsical new spot for the UK's Sunday Times Culture. The one-take spot celebrates art (Rodin's The Thinker, Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam), music (Daft Punk), film (Forrest Gump, Reservoir Dogs) and TV (Mad Men) by recreating iconic images from each of the former. Watch it and a making-of below.