Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 12:12:47 PM
The Last Days on Mars director Ruari Robinson talks to Moveable Fest about the trials and tribulations of making his debut feature film after a much bigger budget studio film fell through. Liev Schreiber in The Last Days on Mars. Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing. He says, "Basically, when I worked on a studio movie for almost three years a few years back, it fell apart, and I was only working on that film, so I realized you have to have like three projects at once. It comes down to financing it actually. The one that gets the money first is the one that goes. That’s just the practical reality of it."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 12:12:33 PM
Artist Yayoi Kusama has turned her mental illness into gloriously breathtaking art, including two infinity mirror rooms filled with glittering lights, now showing at New York City's David Zwirner Gallery. Says Wired about I Who Have Arrived in Heaven, "For most people, being inside Kusama’s glimmering universe is simply a brief reprieve from a dulled world they left on the other side of the door. For a moment, you can almost forget about the line waiting outside, the 360 degrees of mirrors and ultimately, yourself." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 12:12:46 PM
How do you make a scientific documentary essentially about physics into a tense thriller? Director Mark Levinson and veteran editor Walter Murch explain to Realscreen how they stretched their storytelling muscles for Particle Fever. The Large Hadron Collider at the center of documentary Particle Fever. Says Murch, "That’s always the trail that you’re walking down: this border between what actually happened and what you need to put together to convey the essence of what happened. In documentary, you’re clearly obligated to not bend things too much."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 12:12:54 PM
Narrating a scene from his new film Out of the Furnace, director Scott Cooper explain his process directing veteran actors like Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck in tense scenes. He says, "When you have two actors who play off of one another like Casey and Woody, you never quite know what you're going to get. And I would whisper direction into both ears in between takes, both men, to make certain that they were pushing one another." Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 11:12:57 AM
Creativity is the name of the game at Adobe, so it’s no surprise that many of Adobe’s own employees are creative types themselves. Dave Werner is one example. By day, Dave is a senior experience designer, using video and animation to help design new Adobe products. In his free time, he turns his attention to personal projects that leverage the same creative tools. Dave’s popular Extraneous Lyrics videos are verbose versions of pop songs from the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Gotye, One Direction, and Taylor Swift. The acoustic send-ups feature him playing his guitar and singing—and have gotten more than one million views on YouTube. We grabbed Dave to talk about the intersection of his personal and professional passions.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/04/13 05:12:21 PM
Young Replicant directs the music video for Lorde's latest single "Team," which pictures a bleak but hopeful world run by teenagers. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/04/13 03:12:39 PM
AMC has released the first trailer for its new Revolutionary War series Turn, which is about America's first spy ring and stars Jamie Bell. The series debuts in 2014. Watch it below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/04/13 02:12:47 PM
Directors Grant James and Magdalena Wosinska mix together archival and new footage for an ode to Los Angeles in the music video for Jonathan Wilson's "Love to Love." Says Wilson about the video's concept, "I envisioned a classic Hollywood coming-of-age story, with literal images and iconic ideals. Lights, elation and heartbreak—all the things I felt drawn to when I first moved there as a teenager from my small town in North Carolina.” Watch below and read more here on NOWNESS. Jonathan Wilson: Love to Love on Nowness.com
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Agency 180 set out to promote HP's new tablet/laptop hybrid Split with an innovative campaign that allowed fans to collaborate in real-time with two up-and-coming artists. The results were three original tracks and a music video. Says 180 CCO William Gelner, "We knew that if we were going to make HP relevant to this crowd we needed to behave the way they behave, to do something to prove we weren’t just going to message them." Read the full story here on Fast Company's Co.Create. Watch the resulting music video below.