Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 03:11:25 PM
George Tsioutsias directs the campaign video for Vivienne Westwood Loves, which combines high fashion with political messages. Writes Digital Arts, "Displaying gloomy and melancholic scenes of a couple - both dressed in the recognizably British grungy Westwood style - the film sporadically cuts off to show scenes of protests. These short fragments briefly depict posters in favor of Kieron Bryan and Bradley Manning’s liberation, among others. The film embodies everything Westwood: her turbulent manifestos and elegant nonconformity, as well as the traditionalism of her collaborators." Watch below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 01:11:41 PM
After repeatedly delivering the wonders of the world to the comfort of the living room for Discovery, Radley has launched its most ambitious collaboration yet: a complete rebrand of the network. The agency handled all design, animation, sound and production for seven on-air 3D packages totaling more than 400 deliverables: vibrant graphic explosions centered upon an ever-changing globe careening through snakes, sharks, ice, flames, hails of bullets, and other unreal elements of the constantly changing world at the heart of Discovery’s identity.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 12:11:30 PM
Pro Media Conference at GV Expo Spotlight: Challenges with Supporting DASH and Adaptive Streaming Video
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, 11/22/13 12:11:20 PM
Michel Gondry talks to Filmmaker Magazine about his unusual documentary, Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?, in which Gondry animates the musings of Noam Chomsky.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 12:11:36 PM
Cartier's famed panther gets cutesy for the holidays with a new animated spot from director Bibo Bergeron and visual effects company Dwarf Labs. Says DP and VFX supervisor Olivier Pinol that Dwarf Labs' in-house tools allowed "the artists to use advanced shaders which gave the commercial its unique look. This is particularly evident for the panther’s fur which mimics real fur behavior on a stylized design.” Watch below and read more here on Stash Magazine.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/22/13 11:11:16 AM
Touted as the world's first 24-hour music video, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" involves a full day's worth of footage on a constant stream at 24hoursofhappy.com. Users can also scrub through the timeline, share moments, and look for the bits with Pharrell himself. The entire thing has also been cut up into 4 hour sequences via XXL Magazine. (via Huffington Post)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 05:11:30 PM
Perhaps it's more appropriate to call the below video a short film than merely a music video. The 8-minute video is ostensibly a promo clip for Arcade Fire's single "Afterlife," but it also doubles as an 8-minute short film from Emily Kai Bock about the secret dreams of a single-parent family. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 02:11:45 PM
Ian Crouch of The New Yorker analyzes the recently released interactive music video for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone." In the video, users can flip through channels to see a myriad of characters, reality TV stars and more singing along to Dylan's hit. Writes Crouch, "What is going on here? What might it all mean? On a business level, the video is timed to promote the release, just in time for the holidays, of a massive, forty-plus-album boxed set that spans Dylan’s entire career. Yet Dylan has consistently showed that art can spring from commerce, and this video manages to be more than a just promotional tool." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 02:11:41 PM
Anyone who was around in the '90s should remember those ubiquitous "Magic Eye" posters that were being sold from kiosks in malls across America. Now director James Houston has used the optical illusion technique, known as stereograms, to create a music video for band Washington Irving. Explains Houston about how to get the video to appear in 3D, "You don't need any special lenses or a fancy television, simply de-focus your eyes and look 'through' the image. It works thanks to the horizontal repetition. Each of your eyes are looking at a different repeated element but your brain sees them as the same thing." Watch below and read more here on The Creators Project.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/21/13 01:11:12 PM
Vogue has released a new web series called Vogue Original Shorts which puts its cover girls in a short scripted film each month. The first two films star Kate WInslet and Jessica Chastain and are directed by Matthew Frost. Says Frost, "My film style is narrative. I come from a narrative place of stories and real moments.” Watch them below and read more here on Fast Company's Co.Create.