Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/24/14 02:03:39 PM

Artist Transforms His Hometown with Beautiful, Ephemeral Projected Graffiti

Philip Echaroux has transformed his hometown of Marseille, Fance with an art project he calls Painting with Lights. The project takes the concept of street art and graffiti to new levels thanks to projection mapping. As actor Patrick Bosso says in the video below, "Ephemeral art is a concept I really do love. It transforms the city without damaging her. No holes, no work, no paintings; we don’t impose it to anyone because it can go. At the same time it gives colors to the town and in a way, it is kind of dressing her up." See it in action below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/24/14 02:03:49 PM

Chris Shier's Abstract Interactive Music Video Lets Users Paint on His Canvas

Chris Shier's abstract, interactive video for ingMob's "i/o" allows users to manipulate the trippy imagery that floats across the screen in time with the song. Shier tells The Creators Project, "I wanted to make the piece function both as a passive video, and as an interactive plaything. To that end, the piece should respond to the amount of energy and action the user puts in. If they want to relax and absorb it, they can, but if they want to play along and add their mark to it, they should be able to participate. I think people enjoy adding chaos to things, so they can mess up what I've made as much as they like." Watch it and read more here.    

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/24/14 11:03:30 AM

'Jodorowsky's Dune' Redefines the Concept of Failure

The Moveable Fest talks to director Frank Pavich about his documentary Jodorowsky's Dune which lovingly tells the story of the greatest film to never get made. Says Pavich, "There’s other great films that never happened. Kubrick’s Napoleon was a big one. It had that big Taschen book that came out recently and you can go through it and see all his research and that’s a great story, but it kind of ends there. That work didn’t influence anything else as far as I know. Jodo’s film was never realized as a film but everything still went out into the universe and all these people’s careers and lives were changed for the better. All those ideas still made it out into other films and comics. So that’s what made it interesting, it’s that 'Is it a failure or is it not?' I don’t know. Maybe this was what was supposed to happen."

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/21/14 09:03:11 AM

New PBS Promo Turns Boxes Into Multi-Platform Experience

PBS' new "Boxes" promo showcases the ability to watch its programming on whatever device you want by turning a simple box into a television, laptop, tablet, phone and more. The spot was directed internally by Carol Paik. Watch below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/21/14 09:03:56 AM

Updating a Classic 1970s TV Ident

Paul Sanni and Elias Mallette, part of the in-house Creative Services team at WGBH, spoke to Filmmaker Magazine about updating a classic TV station ident for their channel (found below). Says Sanni, "I’ve been working with animators for many years and we often work this way. They generate footage and then we play with it and edit it, just like you would edit picture footage. So you’re doing the editorial and sound design at the same time, and then to really polish up the sound at the end, I bring it into ProTools and in ProTools you can do a lot more automation on the tracks, you can do selective EQ for little spots." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/20/14 02:03:32 PM

HBO Delves Into the Process of Acting with Anna Deveare Smith Documentary

Celebrated actress and teacher Anna Deveare Smith talks to The Credits about her upcoming HBO documentary, Anna Deavere Smith: A YoungArts Masterclass, which follows her intensive three-day workshop with 6 young actors. Says Smith, "The classroom is where process can really happen. I’m sort of addicted to process, that’s why I’m addicted to teaching. In fact, I’ve gone so far I’ve become more interested in teaching arts educators, because that’s even more about process.” Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/19/14 04:03:20 PM

Frank Pavich on Making a Documentary About the Greatest Movie Never Made

Frank Pavich's documentary Jodorowsky's Dune tells the epic story of a 1970s mega-film that never got made. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky's adaptation of the famed sci-fi novel, Dune, was supposed to be 14 hours long, involve the talents of Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Pink Floyd (to name just a few), and had over 3,000 completed storyboards when it was scrapped.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/19/14 01:03:44 PM

Short Computer-Animated Film Explores the Wondrous World of an Atom

ATYP Studios animates the journey of a computer generated "atom" as it's hit with a variety of forces and environments in their short film "XxDr." Explains ATYP co-founder Chris Angelkov to Creative Review, "The chain of events that unfold are one constant simulation that we are observing, primarily from a single camera locked in proximity to the ‘atoms.' The simulation happens from top to bottom in our 3D software as objects fall to the ground, so we rotated the camera head through 90 degrees to make the atom appear to be travelling sideways. Yes there are a few occasions where we break out from this locked position but for the majority we chose to record this from a surreal, and physically impossible, viewpoint." Watch below and read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/19/14 01:03:44 PM

Music Video Achieves Unique, Stilted Stop-Motion

Directors Santiago and Joe create an unusual stop-motion animated music video for Gabriel Garzon-Montano's "Everything Is Everything." They achieved the video's stilted imagery by uploading hours of live footage to an iPad and then scanning screenshots as the film played out. They then put the images back together again. It's almost like a high-tech way to harken back to the days of early, low frame rate filmmaking. Watch below. (via It's Nice That)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/19/14 11:03:03 AM

Viral Video Shows the Emotional Side of Science

On Monday a viral video with an unusual subject matter was making the rounds: it was about the discovery of gravitational waves, which essentially proves the the Big Bang Theory and the concept of cosmic inflation. What would lead everyday laymen to share this video? The emotional reaction of scientist Andrei Linde, who has been working 30 years to prove this theory. In the video, fellow physicist Chao-Lin Kuo broke the news to him that his life's work now has irrefutable proof and Linde's reaction is both powerful and uplifting.