Tuesday, November 29, 2011

GYMKHANA, EXPLOSIONS, ZOMBIES AND GORILLAS

 DC and Ken Block present Gymkhana FOUR: The Hollywood Megamercial.

  Enjoy the video:

  Filmed over the course of five days, director Ben Conrad (Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less) and his team at Logan deliver a Hollywood caliber production complete with pyrotechnics, massive stunts and a series of unbelievable tricks. Featuring robotic sharks, deranged zombies, and a hilarious cameo by the Epic Meal Time guys, Ken Block and his Hybrid FunctionHoon Vehicle (H.F.H.V.) bring the magic of Hollywood and Gymkhana together.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Have you Hugged a Giant Bear Today?

  Here is a great spot for Pro Infirmis called "Get Closer"

  Enjoy the video:

  A wonderful spot with a great message... 
... After you've found some tissues, and properly composed yourself,...

Bonus Feature:
Dare To Fight?
  And now for something a little different, with possibly less merit then the last video, but much fun, from Improv in Toronto (Canada) comes a challenge to fight!

  Enjoy the video:


EXTRA Bonus Feature:
Nature's Fix: Kingpin
  One more, following up on the bear theme, here is something fun, for Arrowhead Spring Water, from Elastic.

  Enjoy the video:

What Inspires Creativity [and what does not]

   SO GOOD! --- This video entitled 'Deadlines' created by Hungarian ad agency Café Creative (shared by KreativMagazin), created for their clients, illustrates how innovation and creativity need time.

Awarded to the 2011 Golden Drum Shortlist

  Enjoy the video:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Plot Device

   This is simply brilliant!  --- A young filmmaker obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn.  --- Created for Red Giant TV, writer/director Seth Worley, executive producer/co-writer Aharon Rabinowitz... and what-the-what!... It seems my old friend Andrew 'Beans' Embury did some work on this.  Check it out...

  Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
Behind the Scenes of Plot Device
  See how the short film 'Plot Device' was made.

  Enjoy the video:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

TIME LAPSE OF EARTH... FROM SPACE

  Providing five minutes of child-like amazement,... edited by Michael König, and compiled using images from NASA, this time lapse fly-over-view from Space of our planet Earth is sure to be the envy of every timelapse photographer on the planet.

  The time lapse sequences are courtesy of astronauts aboard the International Space Station, more specifically the crew of Expeditions 28 & 29 operating from August to October 2011.

  Enjoy the video:

Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
Images Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Animators Rap!

  Showing how 2D do it... The Phineas and Ferb "Animatin" rap music video is a humorous take on a day in the life of the show's co-creators and producers, Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh as animators on the animated TV series Phineas and Ferb.

  Enjoy the video:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cinematic Storytelling with Brian McDonald


  Here is an incredibly insightful discussion about story and the art of cinematic storytelling, in which Warren Etheredge interviews author/teacher/comedian Brian McDonald at The High Bar --- Great for anyone who wants to write a script and/or is interested in storytelling with appeal that resonates.

  Enjoy the video:

  Brian McDonald is the author of two of the best books out there on storytelling that resonates: Invisible Ink, and The Golden Theme.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Title Design of Saul Bass

   To celebrate the release of the long-awaited book "Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design", editor Ian Albinson put together a brief visual history of some of Saul Bass's most celebrated work.

  Again, for those of you who aren't aware of Saul Bass (1920-1996) was not only one of the great graphic designers of the mid-20th century but the UNDISPUTED master of film title design thanks to his collaborations with the likes of such film legends as Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, and Martin Scorsese.

  Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
A Brief History of Title Design
  More from editor Ian Albinson

  Enjoy the video:

Click here to see related post: TRON vs. Saul Bass
And/or click here to check out the Art of the Title website - for more great titles and info

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Pixar Story

 Awe-inspiring and informative here is Leslie Iwerks' award winning 2007 documentary...
... about the inspirational story of Pixar.
   Enjoy the video:

Available on the Wall-E 2 & 3 Disc Sets

Wünderful Stuff


See how it was made!
  Ad agency TBWA\London has just released a short film that shows how its recent multi-media adventure the Wünderful Stuff spot was made (which stars an unlikely cast of beloved fictional characters including Yogi Bear, KITT from Knight Rider and the Mister Men) for yogurt brand Müller...

  Enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
Müller Ad 2011 - Wünderful Stuff
  See the awesome power of yogurt in action... here in the original commercial
(Mmm... I'm kinda hungry for yogurt now, but am afraid I might turn into Betty Boop...)

  Enjoy the video:


EXTRA Bonus Feature:
Müller Ad 2011 - Music Making of Video
  A further look behind the scenes.

  Enjoy the video:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MOONSHINE: DreamWorks Artists... After Dark!


   DreamWorks first personal art publication, Moonshine, was conceived as an opportunity to highlight the breath of artistic development talent at Dreamworks.
   This short documentary gives you a sneak peek into the personal works from the artists. 

  Enjoy the video:

Directed by Alexis Wanneroy & Christophe Lautrette
Artists featured in documentary: Sam Michalp, Nicolas Weis, Griselda Sastrawinata, Christian Schellewald, Paul Duncan, Marcos Mateu, Nathan Fowkes
Special appearance from Jeffrey Katzenberg
Buy the book:

Click here to check out the official MOONSHINE: DreamWorks Artists... After Dark! website.