Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 11:04:58 AM
Angel Tagudin of Art of the Title writes: After centuries of reflection, the oft studied character of Leonardo da Vinci continues to reign as the genius and archetypal Renaissance Man that we’ve always known him to be. Yet as familiar as the man may seem, the opening to Da Vinci’s Demons illuminates new facets of his feverishly inventive and enigmatic mind. Beginning with Bear McCreary’s driving score, the sequence descends from painterly clouds and a Florentine horizon to reveal reams of hand sketched notes — a collection soon recognized as masterworks from da Vinci’s own hand. Paul McDonnell manipulates the hand-drawn illustrations to remind us of da Vinci’s ambidextrously rendered triumphs and musings while suggesting that there’s more to the prolific artist and polymath than even he may have known. Da Vinci’s demons seem to lurk behind each drop of ink, in each scratch upon the scroll.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/24/13 11:04:05 AM
Watch the full trailer for Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring which features quite a bit of Emma Watson acting like a spoiled brat along with her teen thief cohorts. The Bling Ring comes out in June.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/23/13 04:04:58 PM
Postproduction house Click 3X delivered a four-spot campaign promoting this year’s MTV Movie Awards, continuing a long run of successful collaborations with the network. Postproduction master Mark Szumski, who acted as Click 3X creative director, senior VFX artist and colorist on the campaign, teamed up with Backyard director Kim Nguyen and MTV on-air producer Kris Walter to deliver edit, graphic effects, visual effects and color grading on these action spoofs starring 2013 VMA host Rebel Wilson and actor Channing Tatum.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/23/13 11:04:00 AM
Photo credit: Carol Rosegg Mark Wilson of Fast Company's Co.Design writes: One moment it’s the Egyptian desert. Another it’s somewhere deep in space, and another an ink drop unfurling in water. Then, the illusion of environments shrinks away completely, framing two people lost within their own emotions. This isn’t a movie. This is the opera.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/23/13 11:04:38 AM
Io Echo's interactive music video lets you use your cursor to maniplate the scenes by changing colors, unblurring imagery, adding in band members and more. The video was created by the developers behind Arcade Fire's The Wilderness Downtown. Read more and see the video here on NOISEY.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/23/13 11:04:11 AM
NOWNESS writes: A furry beast cavorts on the shoreline as Hawaii becomes a psychotropic paradise after being given the CocoRosie treatment in the band's newest video release. Filmed by Mike Basich in the island state, “After the Afterlife” is taken from the forthcoming album Tales of a Grasswidow. “It was exciting to be given so much creative space when working with CocoRosie,” he says. “It was a special project filming it in a place where the girls grew up in their younger years; adventuring through nature, dreaming of other lives in the land of Hawaii.” READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/23/13 10:04:53 AM
Ian Parker of The New Yorker writes: Noah Baumbach, the writer and director, has been more willing than most to think of his films of the past decade—about disappointment, broken families, dying pets—as comedies. When Greenberg opened, in 2010, the spectacle of Ben Stiller as a sour, haunted man—an asshole in a down vest—was so off-putting, to some people, that one cinema posted a sign reading, “We must limit refunds to an hour past the start time.” A few years earlier, during a panel that followed a screening of Margot at the Wedding, an audience member compared Nicole Kidman’s character, a self-involved fiction writer, to Hitler’s mother.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/13 05:04:50 PM
Amy Chozick of The New York Times writes: Next week, Comedy Central will host a five-day comedy festival that includes a lineup of legends like Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner alongside popular young comics like Amy Schumer and the director Paul Feig. But there will be no smoky comedy clubs. No lone microphones and stools positioned on stage. No two-drink minimum. The festival will take place almost entirely on Twitter, with comedians posting video snippets of routines and round tables and posting jokes using the hashtag #ComedyFest. READ THE FULL STORY HERE.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/13 05:04:27 PM
Mike O'Toole of Forbes writes: I’m flying from Boston to Atlanta on a 7:15 Delta flight, barely awake. We’re just taking off. Right now people should be fidgeting or stealing a last-second peek at their phones. Instead, I notice people are looking at the seatback monitors and laughing. It’s the in-flight safety video. The thing that you never, ever pay attention to is making people smile.
Added by Sarv Taghavian--Creative Planet Network, 04/22/13 03:04:59 PM
Brian Brooks of Film Society of Lincoln Center writes: It is hardly an overstatement to describe actress/singer/performer/tour de force Elaine Stritch as a sage of stage, screen and life. At 87, the living Broadway legend still commands the spotlight and she is not afraid to use it to tell anyone exactly what she thinks. In director Chiemi Karasawa's spectacular doc Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, the Tony and Emmy Award-winning Stritch is revealed through heavy doses of laughter, her thunderous personality, sass and steadfast determination. Still working, the film captures her performing at New York's posh Carlyle Hotel, which she also calls home, as well as on television on the set of 30 Rock.