Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/05/13 11:06:08 AM
Artist Garson Yu's newest installation -- running through June 16th in New York City's Pier 57 -- is an interactive experience that allows viewers to manipulate projected video with their voices.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/04/13 05:06:52 PM
Art of the Title talks to Marc Chartrand and Sai Selvarajan of Lucky Post about their dreamy opening titles for Chasing Shakespeare, which won the Audience Award for Excellence in Title Design at the 2013 SXSW Film Design Awards.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/04/13 05:06:26 PM
Nico Cassavechia talks to Motionographer about creating the world's smallest movie: IBM Studios' animated short "A Boy and His Atom" which literally animates individual atoms. He says, "This was by far the most interesting commission in my career. Everyday we found a new, beautiful challenge. Before even starting to define the limitations of the project, we had to establish a common language between the scientists and all the other teams. It took us a lot of work to be on the same page." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/04/13 02:06:55 PM
Primo Kahn directs the music video for Vampire Weekend's "Diane Young," inspired by The Last Supper, but hipster-style and featuring guests like Santigold. Watch below. (via VideoStatic)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/03/13 12:06:34 PM
Director Panteros666's music video for I Am Un Chien!!'s single "Humanity" juxtaposes short clips of animals with the band members recreating the exact same movements. The oddly simple concept is executed to hilarious results. Watch below. (via PromoNews)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/03/13 11:06:11 AM
The East filmmakers Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij talk to R. Kurt Osenlund of Filmmaker Magazine about the importance of collaboration and of surrounding yourself with a strong creative support system. Says Marling, "If you wanted it to be yours, you’d write a novel. Because that would be yours. I think you become a storyteller in the world of film because you get great pleasure out of working with a tribe of people. You get pleasure out of harnessing that energy. Otherwise you’d do a solo endeavor." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 05/31/13 04:05:57 PM
David Rosen of Filmmaker Magazine dissects the findings of a recent study on video consumption and smartphones, He writes, "A recent study by Harris Interactive for Telly, a social networking video service, conducted with 2,000 smartphone users projects that 78 million mobile device owners watch videos on their smartphones. One of the study’s surprise findings is that Apple’s iOS devices do not dominate the mobile video viewing market. Rather, Android devices are viewed by nearly one-half (46%), while Apple captured only a little more then a third (36%) while a little more than a tenth (12%) viewed videos on a Windows phone and just 3 percent ran on a Blackberry.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 05/31/13 03:05:39 PM
Filmmaker Anita Doron talks to Karen Eng of TED blog about her first feature film The Lesser Blessed. She says of directing her debut, "I'd worked with big crews on music videos and on short films and I was comfortable with that. When you know what you want, and you understand how to get it — a tiny crew or 60 people makes no difference — you get to the film you want to make. Every project brings its own chaos and challenges. So what you’re used to is knowing that there will be chaos and insanity and challenges, and knowing that you have to be unwavering with your vision but still flexible and able to think in the moment, and never show any weakness or doubt. However much you’re freaking out inside and wondering if this is the right decision or what’s going to happen, you cannot show it." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 05/31/13 12:05:57 PM
Working on Digital Video magazine and the conferences for Digital Video Expo, I know I'm distracting you from your work (Read this! Watch that! Go here!), but I promise, it's for your own good. Sometimes you need to look up from your monitor or viewfinder and read an article or join a conversation or attend a conference. Looking up expands your knowledge, refines your skills and connects you with your community--so consider investing some time to learn about new technologies, hear about new applications and try out some new tools.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 05/31/13 10:05:52 AM
Director Marina Zenovich and producer Jennifer Lee Pryor talks to Joel Keller of Fast Company's Co.Create about the difficulties of making a documentary on Richard Pryor and how the two women didn't always see eye-to-eye. Says Zenovich, "It’s not the easiest type of film to make. Although it is a celebration of him, we wanted to go deeper. I mean those are the kinds of films that I make. I mean [Jennifer Lee Pryor's] trying to be protective of him, and I’m trying to get to the bottom of something. So it’s hard but I’m happy with the film. What can I say?" Read the full story here. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic premieres on Showtime in May 31st.