Friday, August 29, 2014

Casting The Root Films Movie Sequel

Might not be 100% accurate but it's pretty damn fun (and super difficult).

David Navarre = Haley Joel Osment
Chris Koelsch = Joel David Moore
Chad Dankert = Patrick Wilson
Jackie Lea = Rachel Bilson
Dave Ayling = Scott Grimes
Nicole Floyd = Lizzy Caplan

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Where's the pizza?

A combination of live-action and animation to help enhance the storytelling. Made me think of what we are doing with Hampton right now, although this one is really awesome. But I am starting to see this more and more.

Sony Northlandz

This piece of branded entertainment dives a little deeper - great character and message about following your artistic instincts.

Sony Northlandz from simpatico. on Vimeo.

The Most Quoted Man in News

The audio intimacy of a good NPR story and a great story overall. The close ups of the typewriter give great room for pacing.
Great way to have one person tell their story.

THE MOST QUOTED MAN IN NEWS from Andrew David Watson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How Beans Become Farts, because it's important to know these things...

This is an inspiring approach to a complex process story - which is a story we find ourselves helping our clients tell fairly often.  The use of simple characters to represent the elements really works for me, and the personification of them makes them memorable.

Men's Health // How a Bean Becomes a Fart from Giant Ant on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Podington Bear

I referenced in my last post, Podington Bear A.K.A. Chris Crouch, has been the Tree City Films Festival's sort of go-to artist in reference to the music we use for our demo reels, tutorials, and interviews. In the realm of royalty-free music, it's hard to come by great music created by great people and Podington Bear is one of the few artist that I like to think are indie-firendly and quality-oriented. His website is The Sound of Picture where you can find his library and pricing model. Below is and explanation of how the site works as well as some examples of how the TCFF has used his music in the past.

What Is The Sound Of Picture Production Library? from Podington Bear - Chad Crouch on Vimeo.

2013 Tree City Film Festival - Showreel from Tree City Film Festival on Vimeo.

Tree City Film Festival 2014 - Guide to Uploading to Vimeo from Tree City Film Festival on Vimeo.

This Is Radio

"This Is Radio" is a short web series that just started a few months ago. Not only does it feature some of my favorite people, it's very well produced, it features music from Podington Bear, and it deals with ideas that are not just limited to radio - things like storytelling, editing, and craft. This series just oozes the kind of stuff I love and these are just a few episodes that I found particularly inspiring. I'm looking forward to many more of these...

Jonathan Goldstein — This is Radio from This is Radio on Vimeo.

Roman Mars — This is Radio from This is Radio on Vimeo.

Glynn Washington — This is Radio from This is Radio on Vimeo.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Warlords of Draenor Trailer

I could be wrong, but I think any Blizzard Cinematic is a wonderful work of art. I am not sure if this one rocked my world, but still awesome. It's a good watch no matter what BUT if you want to know what is happening and why it's a big deal, look below the video. I kind of contains spoilers for the video.

What is happening?

(the bold words links)
This is a story of time travel and altering events. It's apparently a separate timeline so it won't mess with anything. Grom Hellscream (the main guy who refuses the cup) was supposed to drink the blood of Mannoroth (the big firey dude). This makes them super powerful, but also slaves to the Burning Legion.

Enter Garrosh Hellscream (the guy with the torch and tattooed chin guy), responsible for a civil war in the current Horde and only dreams of the old ways (blood and glory). He escapes a trial put on by the Pandaren for the destruction of the island and other horrific things he did there, and instead goes back in time to warn his father (the whole blood drinking thing) and helps create the Iron Horde who's main purpose is to conquer everything.

What is also interesting is Garrosh brings back technology. The giant spinning ball is something he used to fuel his war machines and it is neat to see it so crudely. So not only did he warn his Father, but he went back in time with a huge technology advancement.

Additional Information

Blizzard also wants people to know more about the enemies in the upcoming game and have created shorts to explain who they are. Here is a link to the trailer and also the first episode.

The amount of lore in the Warcraft Universe is crazy and if you read above, I hope you enjoyed it.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The FUTURE of 1957

A video explaining Disney's creation and use of the 'MultiPlane Camera' and how it creates a more 3D environment. It was used for Bambi, Snow White and others. The Little Mermaid was the final film to use this technique.