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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 05:04:00 PM

Hanly Banks on Her Music Documentary 'Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film'

Hanly Banks talks to Cool Hunting about shooting her music documentary Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film, which was shot over a year of the musician's tour. She says, "I couldn't really capture—and no one could, unless if you're doing a posthumous documentary—the entirety of Bill's work. I really wanted to focus on what was happening at the moment, rather than encapsulate everything. You can go so many places when making a documentary. I kept it specific to this tour as it gave me leeway in terms of focusing." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 03:04:20 PM

Paul Kelly Creates 'Anti-Nostalgic Nostalgia' Film 'How We Used to Live'

Paul Kelly's How We Used to Live is created with archival footage from the British Film Institute. Says co-writer Travis Elborough, "It’s been talked of as an ‘anti-nostalgic nostalgia film. We tried to make a portrait of the past but one that you can swim around in, as if you’re living it." Watch a preview below and read more here on NOWNESS. How We Used to Live on Nowness.com  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 03:04:00 PM

ESPN's '30 for 30' Series Takes on Soccer Stories In Lead-Up to World Cup

As part of its 30 for 30 documentary series, ESPN is releasing Soccer Stories: a series of stories related to the World Cup. Jeffrey Plunkett's "The Opposition," airing on April 22nd, is about the politics behind a 1973 qualifying match between the Soviet Union and Chile.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 03:04:23 PM

Rachel Beth Anderson on Shooting in Combat Zones

The Credits talks to documentary cinematographer and director Rachel Beth Anderson about her penchant for filming in combat zones.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 02:04:05 PM

Beck's Interactive Performance Becomes Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Chris Milk's "Hello, Again" was originally conceived of as an interactive website that allowed users to get a 360-degree view of Beck's live performance of David Bowie's "Sound and Vision." Now the experience has been transformed into a true virtual reality experience via Oculus Rift. Explains PSFK, "With the Oculus headset, viewers can find themselves right smack in the middle of the audience. With the Oculus Rift, the head movements are tracked by the sensor of the device.They can view and hear the show from any angle, thanks to the 360° video and audio system that looked like a giant head covered in ear-shaped microphones and cameras." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 02:04:12 PM

Bjorn Johansson Creates Interactive Website Inspired by 'Her'

Bjorn Johansson's interactive website, Him, was inspired by Spike Jonze's Her and allows users to interact with it via speech recognition. Johansson tells Cool Hunting, "Due to the fact the there’s a pretty high threshold to enter the site—Chrome only, no mobile, mic required—I consider this project a very elaborate proof of concept. Speech-recognition is a very nascent concept on the web, and I think it'll take a few more years before it breaks through and becomes mainstream. When that happens though, hopefully people will remember this project." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 12:04:53 PM

Watch the Season 2 Trailer for 'Orange Is the New Black'

Watch the trailer for season 2 of Orange Is the New Black, which features all of your favorite inmates, from Red to Crazy Eyes to Taystee and more. The critically-acclaimed show premieres on Netflix on June 6th.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/21/14 12:04:30 PM

600 Hand-Drawn Sketches Create Sabina Music Video

Oliver Clegg directs the hand-animated music video for Sabina's "Viva L'Amour," featuring work from creative agency, eyeball. Writes Animation World Network's Jennifer Wolfe, "Working from a self-shot home video of Sciubba dancing in her living room and painstakingly illustrating every frame, based on sketches and a treatment from Clegg, the resulting video features over 600 individual illustrations and was completed in one month." Watch below and read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/14 02:04:57 PM

Silent Films Inspire Jonas Akerlund's Coldplay Music Video

Jonas Akerlund directs the stylish music video for Coldplay's new single "Magic," which stars Zhang Ziyi as a circus magician and Chris Martin in dual roles as her lovesick assistant and jealous, villainous husband. The look of the video is inspired by silent films. Akerlund tells NOWNESS, "I came from music and thought there was nothing more compelling until I discovered filmmaking and realized what real magic is." Watch below and see more images from the shoot here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/18/14 12:04:35 PM

David Gordon Green on Challenging the Audience with ‘Joe’

Director David Gordon Green’s résumé is eclectic to say the least. From the romantic indie All the Real Girls to the raucous Pineapple Express, Green is not content to stick to one genre. His latest is the dark drama, Joe, which tells the story of an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) who becomes a stand-in father figure to a young, homeless boy.