Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/13/13 02:12:21 PM
Know someone who knocks on aquarium walls hoping to get a response from the fish? There's an interactive experience just for them. Dominic Harris' "Deep Blue" is an interactive aquarium that responds to users who touch its screen. Read more about it here on PSFK and watch it in action below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/13/13 12:12:44 PM
Beyoncé has stunned the music world by dropping a brand new, previously unannounced album today that comes complete with music videos for each of its 14 tracks (plus 3 bonus videos). The music video directors include the likes of Hype Williams, Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Terry Richardson, @lilinternet, Francesco Carrozzini, Jake Nava, and Todd Tourso. Thirty second previews of all of the videos are available to view on YouTube but the full-length versions are only available via the album. Watch a clip from the Akerlund-directed "Haunted" below and read more here on Promo News and here on Dazed Digital.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/13/13 12:12:51 PM
Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite recently spoke at a luncheon about the powerful effect her documentary has had, garnering celebrity endorsements and leading several musicians to cancel their shows at SeaWorld. She also spoke about what she believes is the right model for keeping sea animals in captivity. Read the full story here on Variety.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/13/13 11:12:55 AM
All that glitters is gold in the new film created by Sibling Rivalry for Jay Z’s new signature men’s fragrance Gold Jay Z. The film was commissioned by agency KSB+P as a centerpiece for its innovative launch campaign that includes an interactive Macy’s window, in-store displays, and digital. "This is Jay Z's signature fragrance, so we wanted to capture the power and style of the man but also the sensuality of the fragrance at the same time,” explains Izzy DeBellis, KSB+P’s Co-Chief Creative Officer. “We needed to find the right balance of personality and product to make it all work, since it's easy for anything associated with him to be dominated by the mere mention of Jay Z's name."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/12/13 06:12:31 PM
Director Picadilly Circus created an adorable series of holiday-themed animated idents for BBC One, which shows wrapping paper themes coming to life. He says, "Everyone involved was keen to explore a number of different and varied styles that reflect the enormous variation found on real wrapping paper designs. This meant I got to explore and try my hand at a range of design sensibilities, without repetition." Watch then below and read more here on Digital Arts.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/12/13 04:12:09 PM
Undervolt & Co. is a new venture from digital artists Yoshi Sodeoka, Johnny Woods and Nicholas O'Brien that seeks to present video artists in a new and comprehensive way. Explains The Creators Project, "Undervolt & Co has aspirations of being more than a label--it would also like to establish itself as an unparalleled database of video art. The archival part of the project is important in its effort to centralize the world of video artists who hail from distant and scattered parts of the globe, creating a central platform of video creation in the digital age." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/12/13 01:12:07 PM
YouTube Rewind pays homage to the year's top trending videos by enlisting the help of some its own biggest stars to reenact them. Advertising on the video site is also massively on the rise. Writes L.A. Times, "YouTube's video advertising is on the rise — up 75% this year compared with 2012. Companies in the consumer packaged goods space, such as the conglomerate Unilever, whose brands include Axe, Dove, Ben & Jerry's and Skippy, have increased their spending on display advertising on YouTube by more than 75% in the last two years, according to corporate parent Google Inc." Read the full story here and watch YouTube Rewind below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/12/13 01:12:23 PM
Edward Norton stars in an action-packed 90-second spot for Verizon Droid which provides high entertainment value and shows off the capabilities of the phone at the same time. It was directed by MJZ's Matthijs van Heijningen. Writes Adweek, "It's one of the better 90-second spots we've seen, with enough action packed in to justify the running time and agile enough cutting and writing to make everything clear." Watch it below and read more here.
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.