Another Cool Timelapse…San Francisco

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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.”

The City from WTK Photography on Vimeo.

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Carlsberg Beer Gets It

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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.

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Three Cheers for “Plot Device”

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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.

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Crazy Rube Goldberg Video…WOW!

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I’ve always been fascinated with Rube Goldberg contraptions. I think it’s something about the combination of creativity and engineering skills put to use purely for the enjoyment of the creators and the audience. This is a particularly impressive example. It’s also a great example of inbound marketing for the corporate sponsors. How much did they have to pay to get nearly 100,000 views in the first two days on Youtube? Probably not that much.

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Blip.tv…1 Billion Views Per Quarter

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Via TechCrunchTV, CEO Mike Hudack discusses how Blip.tv works. His video site is booming with 1 billion of the site’s 3 billion views occurring in the last quarter.

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Awesome Time-Lapse Video

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Props to Dominic Boudreault for this really well done time-lapse video starring Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, New York, City and Chicago.

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Orabrush the Movie

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This is my new favorite marketing video. Honestly, I had never heard of the product before I saw this and I almost want to buy one just to support them for making a great corporate video.

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Just Another Really Cool Video

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Who knew JELL-O gelatin was so beautiful?

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A Day Made of Glass

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Here is another example of corporate video really well done. Corning obviously spent some money on this, but it shows. The ironic part of the story is that their intent was merely to impress some of their big investors in regard to the potential of Corning’s glass products down the road. A few months later and they have over 12 million views on YouTube. Check it out…

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Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens

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This is really cool.

Artefact, a design, research and technology company has re-envisioned the idea of photography and come up with WVIL (Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens). This is only a concept camera right now, although the videos make it seem like a new product (a bit of clever viral video production).

Check out the product video…

While this video looks cool for still photography, I am already extrapolating the concept to video. By having one wireless controller with multiple lenses set up around the room, a single person could oversee what is now called a multi-camera shoot. And the entire camera setup could fit in a backpack.

Here is another video for the WVIL. This one takes place on the show floor at CES. Keep in mind, this is not real…they used CGI to show what it would be like.

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