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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 12:04:34 PM

Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster on Shooting Antarctica in 3D

Chronogram talks to Jon Bowermaster about being the first filmmaker to capture Antarctica in 3D for the documentary Antarctica, On the Edge. He says, "This was the first time I'd shot in 3D. I knew it was going to be more difficult, but I thought it might be two or three times more difficult, more time-consuming, that normal shooting. Instead, everything right through post-production, seemed to take 10 times longer. In the field, the two big cameras that create the 3D were kept outside on the deck of the boat the entire trip. If we had brought them in they risked condensation which we'd never be able to dry out. Each morning it would take the director of photography two to three hours to calibrate, his head under a dark cloth as he tinkered. The result was that nothing was shot spontaneously." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/16/14 12:04:26 PM

'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' Tells Story of Identity & Cultural Impact

Bill Siegel’s documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali, which aired as part of PBS’ Independent Lens series this week, is a film that has been 23 years in the making and addresses the cultural and political impact of the famed boxer. “As a storyteller, I'm driven by the question, ‘How do you get to be to who you are?’” Siegel tells Documentary.org. “Everyone comes into their own differently, and in doing so comes to establish their identity.”

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 05:04:13 PM

David Attenborough Filming Nature Documentary for Oculus Rift

Veteran nature documentary filmmaker David Attenborough is about to give the latest cutting-edge technology a whirl. He is filming his newest film for a virtual reality platform. Writes The Verge, "The upcoming Conquest of the Skies is currently filming with a special eight-camera rig to deliver 360-degree video for users of the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. While we don't actually know the subject matter of the film, you can expect some airborne footage, as the eight-camera rig was recently used in a flight over Borneo." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 05:04:57 PM

Phillip Phillips Gets Turned Into Living Art in New Music Video

Ethan Lader directs the new music video for Phillip Phillips' "Raging Fire," which partially features the singer/songwriter being incorporated into a painting of, what else, a raging fire. Watch below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 05:04:36 PM

Watch a Signing Big Blue Monster in Hudson and Troop Music Video

Darcy Prendergast and Andrew Goldsmith direct the music video for Hudson and Troop's "Frameless" with Prendergast pulling double duty as the video's big blue monster, signing his way through the song's lyrics. Watch below. Hudson and Troop - Frameless from Oh Yeah Wow on Vimeo.  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 04:04:27 PM

Watch a Nostalgic Take on Juvenile Delinquency in New Eels Music Video

Brian and Brad Palmer direct the nostalgia-ridden music video for Eels "Mistakes of My Youth," which follows a teen boy partaking in a misty-colored take on juvenile delinquency. Watch below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 01:04:50 PM

Morgan Spurlock on Leveraging the Power of Multiple Platforms

As he gets ready to launch the second season of his TV docuseries Inside Man, Morgan Spurlock reflects on how he easily bounces around from film, to television to web. "You realize that with movies, you can’t do them all," he says. "It’s just too difficult to make as many films and with TV, it enables us just to kind of tackle certain issues or tackle topics in a way and get them out faster for people to see while they’re still timely." Read the full story here on Indiewire.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 01:04:45 PM

Watch the First Trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

The first trailer for David Fincher's hotly anticipated next film Gone Girl--based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn--has finally been released. The film stars Ben Affleck as a man (Ben Affleck) suspected in the disappearance of his beautiful wife (Rosamund Pike), and seems to be crafted in the dark vein of Fincher's last bestselling novel adaptation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Watch below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/15/14 10:04:39 AM

Literature and the Macabre Unite in New 'Penny Dreadful' Promo

The latest promo for Showtime's upcoming horror series, Penny Dreadful, combines literature (Bram Stoker, in this case) with the viscerally macabre, binding book pages in human skin. The series premieres on May 11th.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/14/14 02:04:23 PM

Michael Palmieri Channels Experimental Filmmaker Agnes Varda for Music Video

Artist Sharon van Etten and director Michael Palmieri bonded over the influences of experimental filmmaker Agnès Varda to create the music video for van Etten's "Taking Chances." Says Palmieri, "When I first heard the song the lyrics immediately made me think about the opening sequence to the great Agnes Varda film Cleo from 5 to 7, one of my favorites." Watch below and read the full story here on It's Nice That.