Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/20/14 12:02:47 PM
The concept of sweding, remaking a film with very low-budget aesthetic, was made famous in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind. Now Gondry has put the concept into practice again with a short remake of Scorsese's Taxi Driver, which he also stars in. Our favorite part just might be a curly-haired Gondry saying "Are you talkin' to me?" in French. Watch below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/19/14 03:02:02 PM
PASADENA, CA — NewBay Media, the leading publisher of digital content creation media, has announced that its annual Digital Video Expo event will be rebranded as the Next | Video Conference and Expo. This year’s event will take place October 1-3 at the Pasadena Convention Center, which is easily accessible for California-area Video, Broadcast, and Production Professionals. Next | Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution, and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor that features new content pavilions, Next | Video will also include a new multi-day, multitrack conference, offering the latest in available technology, best practice usage, tools, and techniques. This year's Next | Video will excite returning attendees as well as new attendees with streaming and enterprise interests.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/19/14 12:02:03 PM
15 years after their break-up, '90s alt-band The Afghan Whigs are back with a new album and a new music video for leading single "Algiers." The cinematic video is an unabashed Western, replete with frontman Greg Dulli riding in on anachronistic limousine. It was directed by Phil Harder, who first worked with the band in 1989. Watch below and read more here on Fast Company's Co.Create.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/19/14 12:02:41 PM
Design and animation studio Brand New School teamed up with The Martin Agency for Oreo’s multi-screen campaign which played across screens in Times Square over the holidays. The “Wonderfilled” campaign celebrated the 100th birthday of the famed cookie and Brand New School’s whimsical animations creatively got across the concept that everyone loves Oreos. A variety of hands (and, in some cases, paws) were seen passing around and dunking the cream-filled cookies, depicting everything from princesses and aliens to astronauts and reindeer. The concept became larger-than-life when seen playing across multiple screens in one of the world’s biggest advertising meccas.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/18/14 06:02:41 PM
Christoph Koetti of PBS' MediaShift writes a powerful and throughtful piece on what social media and citizen journalism have done for human rights issues and international conflicts.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/18/14 04:02:32 PM
The Guardian profiles 21-year-old Andreina Nash who, on last Thursday, learned Adobe Premiere Pro and by Friday had posted a YouTube video that has now gained over 1.7 million views. The video documents the violent student protests that have been going on in Venezuela to little international coverage. Says Nash, "I woke up, and from 10am to 10pm I made the video. I skipped class and everything. Usually I am not good at technology. I don't know how to check my computer for a virus. When I made the film, it was like God was moving my hands." Watch below and read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/18/14 01:02:04 PM
The directing/design duo of Sheppard Webster (consisting of Charlie Sheppard and Rosanna Webster), present the highly romantic interactive music video for French band Petit Fantome L. Consisting entirely of vintage archival footage, most of them depicting dapper couples, the video allows users to click around to change colors, layouts and more. See it here in either Chrome or Safari. (via It's Nice That)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/18/14 12:02:57 PM
Inspired by the time-honored tradition of double-exposure photography, Paul Trillo's music video for The Peach Kings' "Be Around" features dusky landscapes superimposed on the band's silhouettes. Says Trillo, "The effect is relatively simple, emulating the look of double exposure photography. Like much of my visual work, it experiments with perception and simple illusion." Watch below and read more here on The Creators Project.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/18/14 12:02:53 PM
Jill Soloway talks to HitFix about her new Amazon pilot, Transparent, which has already generated considerable buzz and is likely to get a full season order.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/18/14 11:02:07 AM
The interactive music video for Majical Cloudz's "Love Soul" lets the user essentially play the part of editor. The black-and-white video plays as a series of looped GIFs that only move on to the next clip once clicked upon. It was directed by Mitch Moore. Watch below.