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The Great Gatsby Character Map

10 May

gatsby infographic

$13,238.86 left in a NYC taxi

21 Aug

“A love letter to New York City, totally true story. Before you call me an asshole for forgetting my stuff in a cab consider I’d been traveling for 10 days straight always with a producer who was responsible for the gear. This one time I offered to take it. Was distracted with my cell phone, the bags were in the trunk and I was dead tired. These things happen in life.”

– Casey Neistat

See the original New York Times OpDoc posting by Casey Neistat here — http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/opinion/taxi-lost-and-found.html

THE FUTURE IS OURS

29 Jun

“The future excites me so much, that is why I made this video. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit. Help inspire others by sharing this video and tagging any interesting content on twitter with #TheFutureIsOurs. ” ~ Michael Marantz

 

 

Created by Michael Marantz:

michaelmarantz.com

twitter.com/michaelmarantz

Produced by Already Alive alreadyalive.com

Text from the Launchgram Manifesto: launchgram.com/manifesto

Music by Michael Marantz: soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/the-future-is-ours

Special footage credits:

Variable – wearevariable.com
Infinity List – infinitylist.com
Patrick Lawler – vimeo.com/patricklawler

Getty Images – From Love to Bingo

24 May

Patient research work involving more than 5 thousand photographs resulted in a 1 minute film that AlmapBBDO created to advertise Getty Images, the world leading image database for creating and distributing visual contents. The film is surprising when showing 873 images in 15 images per second, sufficient speed to transform the series into a video that, without any text, tells a beautiful story. All photos, without any exceptions, are from the Getty Images archives.

 

 
Copywriter Sophie Schoenburg and art director Marcus Kotlhar worked 6 months researching images, improving the script and building each scene so they would not only be understood, but would also touch viewers. Sometimes, for example, a scene would look perfect on paper, but the images chosen to depict it were not sufficient or did not perfectly match up to offer the right movement and sense. And hence the research had to be restarted. The film was directed by Cisma, via Paranoid BR, along with Marcos Kotlhar, the art director at the agency.

For this creation team, the purpose was to adhere to the concept that Getty Images has so many images that anybody is capable of telling any story they want by only using their archives. In the film “Do amor ao Bingo em 873 imagens” [From love to Bingo in 873 images], a storyteller in the corner of the screen describes the images used. The Getty Images logo appears at the end of the story, but the storyteller continues to turn until reaching the exact number of images in the Getty Images archive.

Credits — Film

Advertiser: Getty Images
Title: From love to bingo in 873 images
Product: Getty Images
General Creative Director: Marcello Serpa, Luiz Sanches
Creative Director: André Kassu, Marcos Medeiros, Renato Simões
Art Director: Marcos Kotlhar
Copywriter: Sophie Schoenburg
Producer: Paranoid BR
Executive producer: Egisto Betti
Direction: Cisma, Marcos Kotlhar
Animation: Split Filmes, Marcos Kotlhar
Rtvc: Vera Jacinto, Gabriel Dagostini, Diego Villas Bôas
Soundtrack / Voice-Over Artist: Kito Siqueira
Editor / Assembler: Marcos Kotlhar, Jonas Brandão
Finishing Editor: Split Filmes
Service: Cristina Chacon, Marina Leal
Media: Paulo Camossa Jr
Approval: Renata Simões

SKYFALL teaser

21 May

James Bond is back for the 23rd time, with Daniel Craig returning as 007 to take out his latest villain, Javier Bardem.

 

In theaters November 9, 2012.

The City Dark

1 Feb

A little (un)known fact about me….I am utterly fascinated by the celestial.  Though, I have alluded to this fascination through previous postings on Aurora Borealis time-lapse videos.  With that being said, it makes perfect sense that The City Dark,  is  one of the most anticipated documentaries for my personal viewing in 2012. The City Dark highlights the human race’s loss for the wonderment of space by way of the effect urban sprawl and the almost 24 hour day has had on human life. I cannot wait to see this documentary, enjoy the trailer!

 

 

 

More information on this highly awarded film can be found here: http://www.thecitydark.com/

 

 

The Art of FLIGHT

17 Feb

The Art of FLIGHT follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Müller, Gigi Rüf, DCP, and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport of snowboarding to unimaginable levels. Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive filmmaking technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions. Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and many more exciting locales, The Art of FLIGHT brings the viewer along for the perfect blend of adventure/travel drama and high-energy snowboarding action. The following teaser definitely has me counting down the days until its released! Enjoy!

http://www.artofflightmovie.com/

See Within

9 Feb

When I first watched the following video, See Within, I was instantly intrigued. I followed this man. Where was he going? He moved so eloquently with the music (Big props to Piers Burbrook de Vere and Jeremy Yang for the original score) and came across so many interesting situations. However, it wasn’t until the end of the video, that I realized that through Hugh Miller’s incredible cinematography skills there was an underlying message. This was a promotion. A promotion for the Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF). At this point I finally understood the symbolism. This man takes us through a journey, meeting new people, seeing new places, experiencing different situations and at the end he shares it with the world. We, the viewers, are the film maker and the man is the lens. It is simply beautiful! Feel free to let me know if you interpreted this differently or have any other thoughts. Enjoy See Within!

Directed by Kiku Ohe
thesilentlights.com

Produced by Paula Smith and Emily Green
Original Score: Piers Burbrook de Vere and Jeremy Yang
Cinematographer: Hugh Miller
Camera Assists: Maxx Corkindale, Ben Margritch
Art Director: Tony Cronin
Grip: Marcus Bosisto & Mike Smith
Gaffer: Graeme Shelton
Casting: Angela Heesom
VFX: Rising Sun
Agency: Clemenger

 http://www.adelaidefilmfestival.org/

RUNAWAY by Kanye West

14 Jan

Love him or hate him, musically, Kanye West, fits perfectly in the genius category. His newest album, My Dark Twisted Fantasy (Deluxe Edition) comes with the below 35 minute video entitled Runaway. The video was written by Hype Williams, directed by Kanye West, and produced by Jonathan Lia. Some of the inspirations for the video include Prince, Picasso, Matisse, Karl Lagerfeld, and Stanley Kubrick.  Runaway was filmed over a four day period in Prague in the summer of 2010. The video received high praise from many, including Entertainment Weekly and The Wall Street Journal. Enjoy!

RESTREPO

10 Jan

Restrepo is a feature-length documentary directed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington in partnership with Outpost Films and National Geographic. The film chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. At the time of filming, the Korengal Valley was considered the deadliest place on earth and one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The film focuses on a remote 15-man outpost , ” OP Restrepo,” named after a platoon medic who was killed in action, during a 15 month tour of duty. The film is entirely experiential, as the cameras never leave the valley and there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal of this documetay is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90-minute deployment. This is war. After months of being {highly} encouraged by numerous friends to see the war documentary entitled Restrepo, I finally watched it. It is nothing short of amazing.

Director’s Statement: “The war in Afghanistan has become highly politicized, but soldiers rarely take part in that discussion. Our intention was to capture the experience of combat, boredom and fear through the eyes of the soldiers themselves. Their lives were our lives: we did not sit down with their families, we did not interview Afghans, we did not explore geopolitical debates. Soldiers are living and fighting and dying at remote outposts in Afghanistan in conditions that few Americans back home can imagine. Their experiences are important to understand, regardless of one’s political beliefs. Beliefs are a way to avoid looking at reality. This is reality.”   – Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

http://restrepothemovie.com/

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