Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/04/13 11:11:45 AM
Video art pioneer Joan Jonas talks to The Huffington Post about her long career and her most recent multimedia/performance piece, Reanimation. She says, "I think it's great, that this form called performance art has been embraced by museums, for example. It's the language of YouTube and Facebook, and a form of communication for younger artists and older ones as well. I think that it's very important to have a wider audience. Of course times have changed and the work has changed. The initial experience of the 60s and 70s, when we first saw ourselves in our video monitors, is gone forever, but the memory exists in the recordings. Something lost, something gained." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/04/13 11:11:30 AM
LCD Soundsystem's former frontman James Murphy has stepped behind the lens as part of Canon's Project Imagination campaign. Using 10 user-submitted photos as inspiration, and under Ron Howard's guidance, Murphy has created the short film "Little Duck." Watch it below and go here to see the original photographs (and the 9 other short films in this year's Project Imagination campaign). (via Indiewire)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 11/01/13 11:11:03 AM
Director Carl Addy was tasked with creating not only a music video but a branded visual language for new band We Are Shining with his clip for "Wheel." He says, "The band needed more than a video, they needed a back-story. Working alongside the band, the Mill+ team conceptualised the idea of creating both a tumblr of influences and a video. These could be viewed both ways, simply as a site full of visually resampled gifs or as a single narratively connected promo. The band provided us with a vast collection of stills and video that represented their influences and inspiration and from this we clustered the material around common themes such as tribalism, consumerism, destruction, sexuality and modern symbolism. The task was then to restyle these into the band's aesthetic and fit them into a cohesive narrative." Watch below and read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 10/31/13 12:10:54 PM
Virgin Atlantic is attempting to get passengers to pay attention to their safety video by releasing a lively musical version directed by Jon M. Chu. They are also holding auditions via Instagram for dancers who want to be a part of the next edition of the video. Watch below and read more here on PSFK.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 10/31/13 10:10:45 AM
In celebration of its centennial, Vanity Fair has kicked its online presence into high gear with The Decades Series, a set of ten short videos from ten high-profile filmmakers that explore the eras of Vanity Fair’s history. Overseeing the series of online videos is deputy editor Dana Brown, who admits that the whole production was something the magazine staff and filmmakers worked out as they went along. How did the Decades Series come about?
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 10/30/13 05:10:25 PM
Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street is officially coming out on Christmas Day and the humorous tale of '80s excess seems to be chock full of tour-de-force performances. Watch the film's second trailer below.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 10/30/13 01:10:42 PM
Cool Hunting writes up Kenneth Schlenker's newly launched web platform, Gertrude, which seeks to create art salons for the digital age. They write, "Schlenker realized that you don't need Gertrude Stein, Picasso or even Paris to host a salon. Instead, a salon from Gertrude comes with a simple list of ingredients: 40 people, 10 works, a curator, an artist and one hour. With the help of Gertrude, curators can choose an artist, propose a salon and find attendees. On the other end of the interaction, art enthusiasts can browse from dozens of salons and pick one to attend. The idea is to give wide-spread access to small-scale events on a recurring basis. Attendees may choose to purchase art, but the emphasis is on the experience of the evening."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 10/30/13 01:10:52 PM
Nat Geo Wild recently called on entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to create a new network refresh and soup-to-nuts branding package. It included comprehensive promo toolkits, print collateral templates, as well as a type identity and a variety of custom logo treatments. Following the design lead of National Geographic Channel creative director of design Brian Everett, loyalkaspar creative director Anna Minkkinen and her team created a graphic system that takes the iconic National Geographic logo and remixes it. The graphic architecture of the "Yellow Border" in the package was inspired by the diagonals in the “WILD” wordmark in order to maintain emphasis on defining Nat Geo Wild's sub-network personality.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 10/30/13 11:10:04 AM
Even 43 years after his untimely death, Jimi Hendrix is still considered a rock ‘n roll god: a larger-than-life figure that oozed raw talent, charisma and an unmatched stage presence. Veteran rock documentarian Bob Smeaton (The Beatles Anthology) had already made three films about the famed guitarist before embarking on his latest, American Masters: Jimi Hendrix—Hear My Train A Comin’, which premieres on PBS on Tuesday, November 5th. We spoke to Smeaton about what makes this film special and what makes Jimi himself a subject to which he keeps returning.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 10/29/13 01:10:38 PM
Apple's 60-second spot for its about-to-be-released iPad Air spends most of its time zooming in on a pencil and seemingly extolling the virtues of the common tool. Only at the end, does it reveal what the pencil has been obscuring the entire time: the ultra-thin new tablet. Writes Forbes, "Apple ads at their best connect with us viscerally because of their optimism, and appeal to our self-esteem. They encourage us to dream and follow our dreams. What can be cooler than technology enabling the possibility of creativity and innovation? Bravo Apple. With 'Pencil' you write a new chapter in a legacy of great advertising." Watch below and read more here.