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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/28/14 03:02:33 PM

Floria Sigismondi Plays with Light in New Perfume Commercial

If veteran music video director Floria Sigismondi is making a perfume commercial, you can bet it will be a little bit rock 'n roll. The spot for Thierry Mugler's Alien features a glowing model posing as a solar goddess in a Tuscan castle. Watch it and a making-of, which shows both the lighting set up and the LED-infused dress that went into creating the unique look, below.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/27/14 03:02:06 PM

Olafur Eliasson on the Cross-Section Between Art and Social Responsibility

Artist Olafur Eliasson, whose recent interactive project Moon with Ai Weiwei allows users to add their own work to an eternal canvas, is interested in the cross-section of art and social issues. His latest project, Little Sun, consists of small, solar-powered LED lights that he hopes to distribute to parts of the world without access to electricity. He calls it, "A work of art that works in life."

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/27/14 12:02:38 PM

Speak and Be Heard at Next|VIDEO: Call for Proposals

We are in search of cutting edge, thought-provoking presentations for Next|VIDEO Conference + Expo, taking place Oct 1st-3rd at the Pasadena Convention Center. Next|Video will significantly expand the coverage of video streaming, distribution and enterprise-level creation and acquisition. With an expanded show floor featuring new content pavilions, Next|Video will also feature a new multi-day, multi-track conference, offering the latest in available technology, best practice usage, tools and techniques. Program Content we are looking for include:

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/26/14 06:02:02 PM

Disappearing Body Parts Dance in Magic Man Music Video

Mimi Cave directs the music video for Magic Man's "Paris," which starts out with vignettes of dancers and acrobats and eventually takes a turn for the absurd when heads disappear and various body parts start moving on their own. Watch below. (via VideoStatic)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/26/14 05:02:16 PM

Director Edgar Barens on Going to Prison to Film His Oscar-Nominated Short Documentary

Indiewire talks to director Edgar Barens about the unusual lengths he went to in order to film his Oscar-nominated short documentary, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall. Barens spens six months in a maximum security prison to tell the story of its hospice program. He says, "Most people want to get out of prison, but I couldn't wait to get in...I pinched myself every day when I knew I was going into a maximum security prison. It was good too good to be true." The film debuts on HBO on March 31st. Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/26/14 04:02:57 PM

Alice Dunseath Hunts for David Hockney in Sweet Animated Short

Alice Dunseath turns a sweet anecdote into an animated short film called "Hunting for Hockney." The 3-minute video tells the story of Alice and a friend searching for artist David Hockney's house in the midst of grief and trying to plan a funeral. Watch below. (via It's Nice That)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/26/14 04:02:16 PM

Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth Talk Innovative New Nick Cave Rocumentary

Rock star Nick Cave and directors Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth talk about their new rock documentary 20,000 Days on Earth which focuses on Cave's creative process. It takes an unusual approach to a music documentary by filming Cave going to a psychotherapist as well as driving around and talking to other musicians like Kylie Minogue and Blixa Bargeld. Says Pollard, "I don't think you can even think about making an ordinary kind of rock documentary about an extraordinary musician. There's no point in filming and showing gigs, because you can go to them. The astonishing experience that you can have there is never going to able to be replicated on a screen, but we could find ways of letting you into his head." Read the full story here on Dazed.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/26/14 02:02:32 PM

Behind the Stop-Motion Animated End Titles of 'The Lego Movie'

Fittingly, of course, the end credits of The Lego Movie uses the titular building blocks (and is accompanied by Tegan & Sara's "Everything Is Awesome.") One key difference from the rest of the film is that while the movie is done in CGI, the end titles are actually stop-motion.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/26/14 01:02:22 PM

Stop-Motion Animated Music Video Gets Released as DIY BitTorrent Bundle

Cut Copy's stop-motion animated music video for their single "We Are Explorers" was created with over 200 UV-reactive 3D-printed figurines that were filmed under a blacklight. What's more, the band released the video as a BitTorrent Bundle that includes the 3D-printing files so that users can create their own adventures and upload them with the hashtag #WeAreExplorers. The video was created by creative lab PARTY, and shot by Sesse Lind. Watch below. (via PSFK)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 02/26/14 01:02:11 PM

New HAIM Music Video Is a '90s Throwback

Warren Fu directs the music video for HAIM's "If I Could Change Your Mind," which throws back to '90s girl groups with its synced up choreography and coordinating outfits. It was even choreographed by Aaliyah and Backstreet Boys choreographer Fatima Robinson. Watch below.