Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 05/17/13 04:05:34 PM
Sarah Polley talks to The Credits about her intimate new family documentary Stories We Tell. She says about getting her start, "I really just had a vague idea of where it was going. I wanted to look at storytelling and why we look for the truth in the past, but I didn’t know how to accomplish that, so I just began with interviewing my father." Read the full interview here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 05/17/13 12:05:41 PM
Illustrator Ana Benaroya provides the colorful characters for National Geographic's out-of-character promos for their latest minisieries The 80s: The Decade That Made Us. Says Joe Burrascano, ECD for agency Nathan Love, to Digital Arts, "This is a completely different look for the network, and that’s exactly what National Geographic wanted. Because the series itself – which details the many unsung cultural revolutions ignited during that time – was such a departure from their traditional programming, the goal was to catch people by surprise, piquing their interest while connecting them to the light-hearted spirit of the 80s.” Read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 05/17/13 10:05:34 AM
Director Noah Baumbach narrates a scene from his latest film, Frances Ha. Baumbach reveals that it took 30 takes to get the scene, filmed in one long take, right. Watch here on The New York Times.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 05/15/13 05:05:28 PM
The adorable new animated spot for Oreos wonders if the iconic cookie would change the villainous fates of the Big Bad Wolf, vampires and great white sharks. The spot is set to a jaunty tune sung by Owl City. Says Janda Lukin, director of Oreo at Mondelez International to Fast Company's Co.Create, "[the commercial] celebrates the notion that something as small as an Oreo can bring about a change in perspective and help people see the world with fresh eyes.” Watch the spot below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 05/15/13 04:05:36 PM
Ad agency Campbell Ewald has decided to leverage a couple of nesting falcons on their office building's roof into a full-fledged and buzzworthy "campaign" -- one without a product to sell. Explains Christine Champagne of Fast Company's Co.Create, "When the folks at Campbell Ewald discovered a pair of peregrine falcons tending to a trio of eggs in a nest on the roof of their Warren, Michigan, office building, they couldn’t keep the exciting news to themselves and decided to share it with the rest of the world." Read the full story here. Follow the falcons' story here on their Tumblr.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 05/15/13 04:05:34 PM
Arrested Development's resident aspiring actor Tobias Funke auditions over greenscreen so that directors like James Cameron can simply cut out his performance and plop it wherever they choose (payment terms can be discussed at a later time). Explains Advertising Age, "Turns out the site [www.insertmeanywhere.biz] is part of Ignition Creative's latest effort to promote Arrested Development's tie-up with Netflix. The agency has seeded the site to various influencers and created a Reddit account for Funke (BLUMN). There, you can already find some curious Easter Eggs like this and this."
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 05/15/13 11:05:25 AM
VisualNews calls Alex Gibney's new documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks "riveting," saying, "The most compelling themes in the documentary are disclosure, truth, privacy and secrecy, which set up a show down of juxtaposed ideologies between the U.S. government and the whistle blowers they seek to prosecute in the film." Read more here. We Steal Secrets will be released on May 24th.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 05/15/13 10:05:42 AM
Watch the colorful video for Delicate Steve's "Tallest Heights," directed by animators Becky & Steve. As Rachael Steven of Creative Review explains, "The video uses 16mm, 35mm and super 8 film strips and is part of the duo's experimentation with drawing on top of live action film. The quirky, colorful visuals work perfectly with Delicate Steve's largely non-vocal and slightly psychedelic music, and we guarantee you'll be glued to your screen for the whole four minutes." Read more here.
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/13/13 11:05:35 AM
Richard Linklater’s Nine-Year Itch: The Before Midnight Director on Revisiting (and Revising) the Past
Tom Shone of Vulture writes: One of the first things director Richard Linklater did with money he had saved from his movies was buy a piece of land in Bastrop, Texas. He built a baseball diamond on it and a library in which he stored his collection of movie posters, a personal 35-mm. print of his 1996 film subUrbia, some paraphernalia from 1993’s Dazed and Confused, and writing going back 30 years, says Linklater’s frequent collaborator Ethan Hawke. When a forest fire tore through the area in 2011, it was destroyed. “Everything went up in flames,” recalls Hawke. “Thirty years of work. He lost everything. And when I called him to say how sorry I was, he was already thinking about how grateful he was for the fire for teaching him not to be materialistic. This makes him sound like Saint Rick. He’s not. He’s his own mysterious entity.”
Added by jzaccaria--Creative Planet Network, 05/13/13 11:05:27 AM
The Credits writes: Robert Redford’s most recent film, The Company You Keep, is about a former Weather Underground activist who has to go on the run when a pesky journalist has uncovered his identity. Redford knows a thing or two about translating the work of investigative journalism into great cinema—this is the man who played Bob Woodward in the legendary film All the President’s Men. Only in Company, Redford is now in the role the hunted, as a man wanted by the F.B.I. for his long-ago participation in a failed bank robbery that left a guard dead. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.