Data + Design Project

Move, Learn, Eat: 3 Inspired Travel Films

Thursday 08.04.2011 , Posted by

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...]

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The Future According To Film

Wednesday 08.03.2011 , Posted by

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...]

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Crank Balls: A Dismal World Transformed by Color

Thursday 06.16.2011 , Posted by

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...]

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#killswitch: A Documentary About the Free Internet

Wednesday 06.15.2011 , Posted by

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...]

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Skateboarding: Filmed From Every Angle

Thursday 06.09.2011 , Posted by

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...]

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Nike Ramps Up Their Social Media: Video Contest

Wednesday 06.08.2011 , Posted by

Nike’s new ad campaign ‘The Chosen’ brings attention to a host of sports fields the company has long neglected. Their campaign launch video features some slick skateboarding, BMX, surfing and snowboarding, all filmed in the dark of night.

What truly sets this campaign apart, though, is it’s heavy reliance on social media by the large corporation. The campaign launch video (shown below) premiered 3 days before it’s traditional media air date during the NBA finals, clearly showing a significant investment by the company, financially and in focus, into the quickly growing social media market. More specifically it demonstrates one of the most recognizable brands in the world placing a higher value on new media than traditional media. [Read more...]

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Light and Sound in Norway

Tuesday 06.07.2011 , Posted by


Light. Music. Norway.

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...]

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Forget Digital! Photographs Taken With Eggs

Tuesday 05.24.2011 , Posted by

Francesco Capponi likes to create pinhole cameras out of anything he can get his clever hands on. From bird houses, to hats, to small seeds, he’s made cameras out of just about everything. His latest creation? Taking pictures using a chicken egg as both the camera and film. [Read more...]

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Memorable Movies: Piece by Piece

Friday 04.29.2011 , Posted by

These five posters buck the minimalist poster trend that has been all around the net lately. Rather than simplify all the details, Emma Butler takes the plot and puts in all the important pieces:

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Even Silence Won’t Hold Back These Actors

Wednesday 04.20.2011 , Posted by

The New York Times Magazine has put together 14 moments by 14 different actors. The project was directed by Solve Sundsbo and scored by Owen Pallette. Each piece is about a minute long and the silent film format allows you to focus on the actors pure emotion.

“You’re going from making iconic images to creating narratives,” Sundsbo said, “but there is less of a narrative capacity in 60 seconds, so you need to create something like a poem that can lead your imagination.”

The videos accompany black and white portraits Mr. Sundsbo captured for The New York Times Magazine piece “The Scene Makers: Actors Who Defined Cinema in 2010.”
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