Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

The Rip Tide

July 3, 2012

Beautiful song by Beirut and an absolutely breathtaking video if you watch past 2:33…

Remember When This Video Blew Your Mind

June 26, 2012

Almost ten years ago, Mo and I made a music video together (she produced; I directed). Then it won a College Arts and Television Award (student emmy, yo). I’ve worked with Mo many times since then and see her almost every weekend because we’re friends!

But not until last night when we attended an event for the CTA and their other programs did I know SHE HAD NEVER SEEN THIS MUSIC VIDEO.

This one’s for you, Mo.

A/V Catharsis

June 13, 2012

This 1.5 minute  “expressionistic piece of 3D abstraction” from Takuya Hosogane was created using cutting edge software After Effects, Cinema 4D and iModeller 3D. The animated clip has shifting shapes and landscapes that vibrate, twirl, swirl and twitch in synch with equally entertainingly “skippy” electronic sounds. It’s way cooler than anything I saw at Mike D’s Moca exhibit. Enjoy the “A/V catharsis” named Vanishing Point.

Mister Rogers Remixed

June 7, 2012

Mister Rogers Remixed by Symphony of Science‘s John Boswell. Let the garden of your mind grow!!!

Live The Language – Los Angeles

June 3, 2012

I’m getting obsessed with Gustav Johansson, the director behind this imaginative, fun, heartfelt series. Spent an hour watching his work online. You should too. I’m posting the LA one and HAVE TO SHARE the Paris one too b/c it’ll make you swoon.

I Love this MAKE IT COUNT Vid

April 12, 2012

Let it rev you up!

I Forgot She Could Dance

April 4, 2012

Rita Hayworth Is Stayin’ Alive – YouTube

This is the only online ad I’ve actually watched all the way through…

April 4, 2012

I had the choice to stop watching… but I didn’t. This is magical and beautiful and perfectly realized. L’Odyssée de Cartier – YouTube

I Want to Put a Cinemagraph in My Next Movie

April 3, 2012

I’m just waiting for the right moment in the right story to do something like a cinemagraph in a film. “These moments that can exist forever” liberate a frozen moment by giving life back to one small, magical component of the bigger stilled image. “It allows a moment to live on.”

These animations are so small in their movement and/or in their focus but embed so much enchantment and meaning to a frozen moment. “Whatever that one thing that is alive is what your eye is going to go to. It sets the emotional impact of what the cinemagraph will be.”

Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium by Off Book by PBS Arts is fun and informative but go to 4:19 for more on Jamie Beck and Kevin Berg‘s tutorial on the magic and beauty of cinemagraphs.

Smart, sometimes overreaching, cinematic

April 2, 2012

Smart, sometimes overreaching, cinematically-minded pic ‘n prose breakdown of Mad Men’s premiere.

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