Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 06:12:27 PM
Director Anthony Mandler describes the meaning behind "Tropico," the 30-minute experimental short film/music video he helmed for Lana Del Rey.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 06:12:28 PM
Wired goes behind the scenes and the creative decisions that made up Nine Inch Nails' recent Tension tour, which pared down the band's usually intense, over-the-top visual elements to make a more coherent whole.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 04:12:20 PM
A silent, three-minute version of artist Isaac Julien's film PLAYTIME is now playing in Times Square as part of its Midnight Moment art initiative. Explains Times Square Alliance, "PLAYTIME explores current debates on the relationships between capital, the art world, and the individual. For Midnight Moment, filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien creates a three-minute visual impression of the full-length film, showcasing the diversity of landscape as highlighted by exceptional color, shot with 4K technology."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 04:12:03 PM
An interactive window display at Macy's Herald Square turns passsersby into liquid gold heralding Jay Z's new men's fragrance, Gold. Explains PSFK, the display "uses Microsoft Kinect and facial recognition technology to detect passers-by, even in the crowded New York square. The motion sensor triggers a ripple in the fluid gold field and when the viewer stop to look at the display, their silhouette emerges out of the liquid metal simulation. Viewers are then encouraged to share their experience using the hashtag #JayZGold." Read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 01:12:06 PM
Co-creator of web series Chosen Ryan Lewis talks about making an online action thriller series work with a limited budget. He writes on Indiewire, "Our biggest challenges in our first season actually provided some of our strongest pieces in the entire show. Because of the restrictions we faced in terms of budget, time and format, we developed a scrappy and adaptable mindset that allowed us to rethink tension and even action in a simple, highly personal sense. So big sequences became long, intense character interactions and action pieces transformed into 'When will it happen?' beats of extended tension." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/10/13 05:12:43 PM
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)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/10/13 04:12:51 PM
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.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/10/13 02:12:06 PM
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)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/10/13 02:12:46 PM
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.