Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/26/13 03:11:04 PM
In anticipation of its live Sound of Music concert broadcast, NBC has released a music video showcasing fans from across the world singing along to "Do Re Mi" along with star Carrie Underwood and musician Chester See. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/26/13 02:11:46 PM
Director Andreas Johnson's new documentary Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case picks up on the artist's story where last year's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry left off.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/26/13 02:11:02 PM
Pro Media Conference at GV Expo Spotlight: Mini, Mobile and Modular: Which Encoder/Production Unit Is Best for You
Introduced at last year’s Government Video Expo, the Pro Media Conference offers the latest information and techniques for those working in government-related media operations. The excellent lineup of presentations will include discussions of new technologies, as well as targeted looks at creating, managing and delivering content for government agencies. Developed with both government-operated and private production organizations in mind, the Pro Media Conference will explore the media needs of government and ways to fulfill those needs. Just one of our many sessions include:
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/26/13 02:11:59 PM
Toy company Goldieblox's now-viral video, which shows a bunch of girls turning their girly princess toys into a Rube Goldberg-esque machine, has shared how they made the spot with Wired. Says creative director Beau Lewis, "We made the entire machine out of toys to show [how] these girls who are inundated with princesses and dolls, which perpetuate one stereotype about what they should grow up to be, [can] invert that… They take all the things they’ve been force-fed by these commercials and repurpose them to make this amazing machine.” Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/26/13 01:11:28 PM
Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski has directed 11 short films for the New York Times Magazine starring the likes of Cate Blanchett, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Redford and more. He says in a behind-the-scenes video found below, "Most of the vignettes are a little bit whimsical and slightly off-center. So we've worked with thrillers, we've worked with a little bit of comedy, we've worked with French New Wave. As well as we did some very conventional stuff." Watch one of the videos below and see them all here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/26/13 01:11:10 PM
MPC and director Rob Blishen worked with 180 Amsterdam on an unconventional spot, creating a paper world of adventure for the launch of Tearaway, the new platforming game from the award-winning studio behind the LittleBigPlanet franchise, Media Molecule. The new game, made exclusively for Sony’s portable PlayStation Vita console, is set in a 3D world made entirely of paper. The team took this one step further in creating a real-life paper world at 1:12 to scale which was integrated with green screen and shot elements. MPC collaborated with Rob to create the miniature sets and scaled paper puppets, subsequently using stop motion and a live action shoot with matched moves. The elements were integrated with discreet 3D and 2D work and set extensions.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/26/13 01:11:17 PM
Jacob Gentry directs After the Disco, a sci-fi short film set to tracks from Broken Bells' new album of the same name. The film stars Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin and is being released in installments. Says Gentry to Complex, "[Frontman] James Mercer was sending me images of Barbarella and Logan’s Run, that sort of late ‘60s/early ‘70s science fiction. The same way we mixed all those visual styles is the same way Broken Bells mixed all the musical styles from every era to make something unique. It has an otherworldly feel." Watch the first two installments below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/26/13 12:11:58 PM
Don't miss your chance to pre-register for a free exhibit hall pass to this year's GV Expo.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/25/13 05:11:32 PM
Watch the first trailer for season 3 of Sherlock, premiering on PBS on January 19th. In the heartstopping season 2 finale, Sherlock had seemingly plummeted to his death. In this episode we see a crowd of strangers excitedly checking their phones as they go on social media with the hashtag #SherlockLives. We also get a glimpse at John Watson's reaction when he sees Sherlock alive and well for presumably the first time. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/25/13 04:11:05 PM
The Weather Channel has hired strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) to re-launch the brand as the world’s most immersive and knowledgeable source of information and inspiration for the weather enthusiast. "Our goal with The Weather Channel relaunch was to create a completely new and fresh visual presentation for all of our weather content, allowing us to present much more weather information yet in a simple, elegant and uncluttered way," said David Clark, president, The Weather Channel network. "The Trollbäck team really understood our vision and was able to bring it to life beautifully."