Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Alchimie de Courvoisier

A very interesting way to demonstrate process.

Traveling Lights

Josh and I were talking about how great Samurai Jack was back in the day. We cited the an episode where there was a lot of creative minimalism to help drive home the notion of quiet and power.

This piece deftly utilizes iconography, a minimal color pallet, and artistic (as in knowing when enough is enough) usage of motion, shifting perspective, and immersive sound design.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Living Moments - Lumia Arc of Wonder - #LumiaMoments

Cool video created with a wheel of 50 smart phones.

Rodents on Turntables

I don't really know what else can be said about this...

Rodents on Turntables - @LiveNation from Division of Labor on Vimeo.

The Chasing Tool According to Gijs Bakker

I was thinking about the properties of the Cartoon Network Rebrand post from Chris and wondered "what would that look like on film?" Not only is this an example of what a similar technique would look like on film but what it would look like used with an interview. Do you think it works?

On Design: “The Chasing Tool According to Gijs Bakker” by Stefan Heinrichs - NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Quiet Ones - EKG

So Philip Bloom has been plugging this thing on his blog and, while the film look is normally not something we worry about day to day, I thought the example below was by far the most convincing. It's not that it looks like "good" film, it's more like a caricature of film. Nicole - if I didn't hate horror so much, I would definitely use FilmConvert in my horror movie.

The music video is pretty cool too.

The Quiet Ones - E.K.G. from atwobear production on Vimeo.

Ten Commandments of Making

Adam Savage's Ten Commandments of making. The audio kind of sucks and the shoot is super wide, but all that doesn't matter in comparison to the message.

Monday, May 19, 2014

43,000 Feet

This piece reminded me a little bit of a radio program; something like This American Life, Wiretap, or The Moth. While there are some really-really-awesome visuals, the sound has a life of it's own. There are also some fun animations and sharp writing. This piece has something for everyone.

43,000 Feet from Campbell Hooper on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bible of Barbecue

Totally innovative, memorable, tangible, and experiential, this is a "book" like no other. The book itself is a guide to BBQ. I can see applied to the physical delivery of our deliverables.

Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercial

23 minutes and 20 seconds of bewilderment. I have no idea weather what Im seeing is marketing genius or the misguided dismantling of society as we know it. As evidence by the masterwork, heaven has a place set aside for Juggalos.

Cartoon Network Rebrand 2002

I guess this must be old if it's from 2002, but I had never recalled seeing it before. At first I thought I was entertained by it simply for nostalgia's sake. But as I watched more and more I realized there was a lot more to it than that. These cartoons WERE all a very important part of my childhood, but what I loved so much about them was their ability to make me laugh without a single line of dialogue. Call me simple, but I can't help but laugh out loud at some good ol' fashioned slap stick. Nothing's funnier than a cartoon slamming into a wall and crushing like an accordion. If nothing else, this serves as an amazing reference for various types of animations (I particularly liked the three panel one where each character sneaks on their tiptoes across the frame).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Locke stars Tom Hardy and only Tom Hardy. It's a guy in his car on the phone. What's unique about this film is their process. They basically filmed a play. For six nights Tom Hardy performed for 80 minutes in a car with mic'd actors in hotel conference rooms on the other end of the phone.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Iron Your Shirt Like a Pro!

Not sure why I find this so interesting, but it kind of makes me iron shirts right now.

I Don't Wanna Be A Slave

Everyone here is familiar with the work we do surrounding "purpose." During the last all company event, on the heels of Gary's new book, I started thinking about the potential of a documentary that explores the topic of higher calling, purpose and meaning in your work.

At a high level, I think it's a story about our relationships with working. Another way to look at it is the difference between something like Mike Rowe's nation PR campaign about celebrating trade jobs and disscussing the widening "skill gap" and the oppinion that there are some jobs that are just "useless."

Does anyone have thoughts on the topic?

I don't wanna be a slave from NOIR Films on Vimeo.

Wes Anderson Remix

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