Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/25/14 05:02:10 PM
Animator Bill Plympton teamed with the Napoleon Group to create a stylized digital short for New York utility Con Edison. Titled “The Benefits of Converting from Oil to Gas,” the 1:16 film details the economic and environmental advantages of switching from heating oil to natural gas for Con Edison customers. The message is lightened by Plympton’s signature style, an instantly recognizable combination of constantly morphing characters and objects.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/25/14 03:02:24 PM
Director Noah Harris talks to Creative Review about the labor-intensive process that went into making his symbol laden stop-motion animated music video for Julio Bashmore's "Peppermint."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/25/14 03:02:42 PM
Felix Faire's "Contact" is a projection mapped art piece that allows any surface to become a playable multi-instrument orchestra. Explains PSFK, "Contact translates recognized impulses into melodic notes using contact microphones, passive sonar and waveform analysis. Sounds picked up by the contact microphones are digitally 'resonated' in audio form, which can be recorded and played back with a custom built loop pedal that is connected to Processing via an Arduino uploaded with firmata. The mics process frequency information in Ableton Live and Max/MSP, and volume adjustments are mapped to X&Y." Watch it in action and a making-of below. Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/25/14 02:02:38 PM
Indiewire's Luke Slattery gathers together 10 of the most fascinating conversations that came out of the Reddit AMA session with executive producers Werner Herzog and Errol Morris and director Joshua Oppenheimer about their documentary The Act of Killing. Said Herzog, "The key insight during this work and other films that I made, was that murderers and executioners are human beings, not monsters. The crimes are monstrous, but the killers still remain human. This is the great and devastating lesson to learn from The Act of Killing." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/24/14 05:02:02 PM
Katy Perry's new "Dark Horse" music video is pretty much everything you've come to expect from the pop superstar: beautifully shot, candy-colored, and just a little bit goofy. Perry plays a technicolor Cleopatra with a voracious appetite and a thirst for revenge. The video, her third from her Prism album, was directed by Matthew Cullen. Watch the fun confection below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/24/14 04:02:10 PM
Patience must have been the name of the game to put together Matthew Riggieri's music video for Bosley's "Just Like You." The seasons change behind Bosley as he belts out his song because the video was actually filmed over the course of 9 months. Riggieri and DP Micheal Patrick O'Leary set the camera up in concrete and built an outhouse around it to protect it from the elements. Then they filmed Bosley (wearing the same pink shirt and bomber jacket) to achieve a cool, low-budget concept. Watch below. (via VideoStatic)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/24/14 12:02:45 PM
Showtime's new Victorian-era horror series Penny Dreadful brings to gory life famous literary characters such as Dorian Grey and Dr. Frankenstein and stars the likes of Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Billie Piper. The production crew have started a blog which takes us behind the scenes of the set design, make-up, props, screenwriting and more. Five episodes have been released so far. Watch them below and check out the blog here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/24/14 11:02:42 AM
Adding to the list of limited series centering around a brooding mystery (such as BBC America’s Broadchurch, HBO’s True Detective and Sundance’s own Top of the Lake), Sundance’s The Red Road will premiere this Thursday.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/21/14 05:02:52 PM
A lot of thought and care goes into creating the sounds of racing cars, especially in a film that is centered around them. In the below featurette, muffler developer MagnaFlow explains how they got involved in creating the evocative sounds of Need for Speed. They say, "It was critical for us to identify the right sound for the right cars. That muscle car needs to sound like that traditional muscle car." Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/21/14 04:02:17 PM
The Creators Project goes behind the concept of Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson's Moon, which is a collaborative, interactive Internet art project that allows users to explore and add illustrations to a moonscape. It brings to life the concept of a "shared, endless canvas." Says Elliasson, "The moon is interesting because it’s a not yet habitable space so it’s a fantastic place to put your dreams. Creativity defies boundaries. Ideas, wind, and air no one can stop.” Read the full story here.