Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Art Film - Between

Came across this -

Between from Via Grafik on Vimeo.

Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Editor: Tim Bollinger
Cinematographer: Daniel Meinl
Sounddesign: Michael Fakesch

Monday, November 9, 2009

Advice on Producing Promos

Came across this while researching jobs. It's from Charely Holland, who is a guru at TV promos. It's old but still pretty funny. He made it back in '99 for a promo conference.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

the Kut - Doesn't Matter Anyway

New Video which I create. It was realesed on the 2nd of Nov and has apparently made it into the UK charts.

Here's some pics from the making of it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Another Interactive Video -

A mate sent me this link.

And possibilities for this new camera and technology for it blew me away.

Admittedly the resolution and image qaulity are fairly poor, but do remember when the internet first started? It looked completely crap.

If interactive technologies continue this way, possibly all entertainment and creative industries will have to reconsider their processes for the way they create for their audiences.

I can't wait to get an opportunity to make a music video with this.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Internet (There's nothing wrong with Love )

New Video from Juxtapose

Track:The Internet (There's nothing wrong with Love )
Artist: Michael Ashanti

Director: Tom Norton (me ;-))

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Art installation or science experiment?

The following was copied and translated from the German Festo website

The InteractiveWall shows a new architecture, which is dynamic and interactive. It combines the advantages of the bionic Fin Ray® structure with newest automatic control engineering of FESTO. The interactive wall can follow both a headed for operational sequence, and interact with humans before it. In real time the behavior of humans in movement, light and music is converted.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Silent Films = Silent Advertsing

"Language is much closer to film than painting is." - Sergei Eisenstein - a pioneering silent filmmaker in early twentieth century.

Silent films are brilliant in their simplicity. Good ones communicate meaning, story and artistic references, while at the same time they try to transcend language, but keeping in mind there can always be the odd cultural misinterpretation of an image.

When music videos came to the forefront in the 80s, critics and academics had a tendency to liken them to silent films for the obvious reason that they lacked dialogue (and also critics often held them in disdain because compared to the traditional forms of films, these failed to tick most of their establish boxes.)

Now 30 years after music videos and about a hundred years after the birth of silent films, advertising is revamping the silent film for it own means.

I'd like to go out there and say this prediction, over the next few years we're going to see more and more online video advertising without any dialogue. It's going to be the Plat De Jour.

Because while the big corps have known for a while their market places aren't confined by language or borders, they have tended to use targeted regional advertising that is culturally specific.

Fair enough too, because pushing a homogeneous global campaigns isn't always the most effective, but economics may be the reason for the new direction.

So anyway, check out this cool advert for a playstation game.