What happens when the worlds creatives are given equal access to the tools of their trade? The full-length documentary PressPausePlay, which premiered at SXSW earlier this year, explores the digital revolution of the last decade and how the ease of creating what used to be difficult has unleashed a storm of creative talent upon the world. The film includes interviews with some of the worlds most influential artists, sharing how new media and technology have effected their art. Insightful and timely. [Read more...]
This vintage footage from the dawn of film takes us on a trip through the original New York Subway system. Filmed May 21, 1905, on the Interborough Subway as it travels from 14th St. to Central Station, the silent movie captures the subway just 7 months after it first opened and reveals glossy new trains with clean columned stations filled by victorian attired commuters. It must have been an exciting time.
The film was transferred from 35mm film taken from what appears to be a train following the one filmed. On the parallel track another train pulls a car lighting the dark tunnels for the film. Be sure to watch the end of the film as passengers, unsure what to make of the camera, depart and enter the train. [Read more...]
This groovy classic film looks at the creative process through a series of fun, explorative shorts. Created in 1970 by the legendary graphic designer and film maker Saul Bass, the highly regarded film avoids pigeonholing the process of creation with explanations, but instead explores the varied experiences of different individuals through visual storytelling. Be sure to check out more on Saul Bass, creator of many famous company logos, film titles and movie posters. [Read more...]
This will get your travel juices flowing: 3 creative guys, Rick Mereki, Tim White and Andrew Lees traveled to 11 countries and created 3 inspiringly beautiful short films. Each of the shorts follow a simple yet cleverly conveyed linear concept: movement, learning & food. What these pieces of art seem to convey the strongest though, is a deep appreciation and enjoyment of life lived fully. [Read more...]
What will the world look like in the 2100? I don’t know about you but I hope to have a very slick bubble car just like the Jetsons. This graphic looks at the far reaching and (as 1984 would suggest) often incorrect predictions of futuristic films. His first attempt at an infographic, Michael Hobson’s future looking timeline is entertaining and even a bit thought provoking. Where do you think we’ll be in 100 years? [Read more...]
In a dismal, black and white world of number crunching, three rotund characters lead an angry depressing existence… until one day a mysterious splash of color changes everything and infects the land with fun and happiness. Stop motion animator, David Bell created this short animation ‘Crank Balls’ all the way back in 2007 but it has only recently been released to an online audience. We’re sure the bright film will put a smile on your face. [Read more...]
From historic uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East to the Telecom mergers in the States, 2011 has already proven to be a pretty tumultuous year for the Internet… and we’ve still got 6 months to go.
Enter the new documentary #killswitch. The filmmakers at Akorn Entertainment aim to make the case that a free and open Internet is essential for democracy and they launched a kickstarter.com campaign to prove it. Topics of the film include: the special relationship between Internet Service Providers and the United States Government; media consolidation; Julian Assange and WikiLeaks; and the revolving door between governments and big media. [Read more...]
This might be one of the most creative uses of GoPro cameras yet. Fittingly titled ‘Extremities,’ skater Aryeh Kraus was covered with 5 of the tiny cameras, one per knee, one per arm and one on his head… and a bonus camera underneath his board. We’re pretty sure capturing kick-flips from multiple synced angles has never been done before… but we’re more sure this is utterly captivating. The video was directed and edited by the talented Eli Stonberg of music video fame, with the music track ‘Pure’ provided by Blackbird Blackbird. [Read more...]
In the middle of the night in Oslo, one is taken on a light journey in sync with the sounds of Norwegian band, Cold Mailman. The music video is creative and soothing, 3D projections of lighted rooms create sound bars, water drops and messages as the music moves throughout the city. [Read more...]