I never gave much thought to the names like Caslon, Bodoni, Didot and Gill, but this illustrated history of typeface styles made me look at them in a whole new way. Anybody that works regularly with typeface designs will get a kick out of this.Leave a Comment
A great corporate video. Simple idea. Relatively inexpensive. Excellent potential to go viral.Leave a Comment
I know there are dozens (if not hundreds) of these out there, but this version made me laugh out loud a few times…Leave a Comment
In this TED talk, YouTube’s Trend Manager Kevin Allocca gives his take on the common thread between all viral videos.
In my business, I have had many opportunities to engage in conversations about how to make videos go viral, and I think that Kevin’s analysis is correct. And ultimately, that means that you can’t really plan to make a viral video. I would suggest that anybody who tells you different is not being straight up with you.Leave a Comment
“A Day Made of Glass 2″ is an impressive follow-up to Corning’s “A Day Mad of Glass.” Both of these videos are very successful at showing the public and Corning’s investors the potential uses for a variety of Corning glass products. Clearly, many of these applications are not practical and will most likely never be realized, but the viral nature of the videos helps the Corning brand and helps Corning’s customers realize the possibilities of their technologies.Leave a Comment
Thanks to the folks at Google for creating this way cool look back at 2011. One hell of a year…and not all good.Leave a Comment
Great use of tilt-shift and timelapse techniques in this video that makes Moscow look very vibrant and inviting…Leave a Comment
Very cool video titled “The City” from WTK Photography on Vimeo.
an excerpt from his page…
“This timelapse is about a year in the making. I started sometime in June of 2010 and finished it on August 19, 2011. It wasn’t constant work of course, just working on it every now and then. I’d estimate I have invested anywhere between 250 and 300 hours on it. Most of this was time I spent walking, biking, or riding the bus to locations I was shooting. There are very few locations I used a car to get to. Total frame count is about 28,000 frames and 85 different shots. All the frames weren’t used in the final product as I edited down the clips. You will notice that some of the shots were shaky. San Francisco is a very windy city and even my heavy tripod couldn’t remain still. In hindsight I should have bought a different head. All photos were shot in JPEG and then some light editing in Lightroom. Compiled into .mov clips in Quicktime Pro and then all brought together in Final Cut Pro.”
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I love the fact that marketers are getting creative with their inbound marketing campaigns. We will see an explosion of rich media content on the web in the next few years and marketers are only limited by their own imaginations. It appears that the team at Carlsberg put their thinking caps on for this one. Very clever.
At the time of this posting, it has been viewed over six million times on YouTube.Leave a Comment
Seth Worley of Nashville just hit the jackpot. His short film, Plot Device, is getting lots of buzz and The Hollywood Reporter says this in a recent post -
“When it hit the web at the end of June, the video started making the rounds at film studios and agencies, and calls started coming in. Now the 27 year old is planning an August trip to Los Angeles and has lined up meetings with CAA, UTA, WME, some management firms and producers.”
Seth just happens to be really into making TV and movies and a short he created for a contest got noticed by Red Giant. The maker of Magic Bullet and other software apps for visual media asked him to create a promo for Magic Bullet and Plot Device was the result of that. Sounds like he might be someone to keep an eye on.
Check out Plot Device…
By the way…his budget was $10,000.Leave a Comment