Archive for the ‘video’ Category
As part of the presentation for this year’s SXSX Title Design Competition, Ian Albinson of the excellent website The Art of the Title put together this two and a half minute compilation of outstanding title-sequence design in films and television shows.
While this clip is admittedly a brief history of the craft, it’s a neat glimpse into an essential aspect of films and television shows that most of us probably overlook.
Google’s Zeitgeist 2010: Year in Review gets extra points for using my favorite word in the English any language ever in its title. But besides vocabulary excellence, this video is simply just a cool, nicely edited reminder of what went down in 2010.
In terms of straight search, the fastest rising terms of the year were Chatroullete, iPad, Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj, while the fastest falling were Swine Flu, WaMu and New Moon. More stats can be found on Google’s press page.
[Via NY Times]
Mel Gibson has been persona non grata for as long as I can remember. First it was his racist, anti-Semitic post-DUI rant, then his series of irate, threatening, misogynistic hilarious voice recordings, made by then-wife Oksana Grigorieva, hit the web, and finally, just as he was maybe going to make a comeback, the cast of the Hangover 2 protested Mel’s would-have-been-awesome cameo, resulting in his removal from the film.
Luckily (I guess?) for Gibson, his friend Jodie Foster directed him in a forthcoming movie called The Beaver, in which an overwhelming depression leads to him wearing a beaver puppet on his hand in an effort to “create a psychological distance between himself and the negative aspects of his personality.”
Unluckily for Gibson, yet so very pleasing to us, people have started recutting The Beaver’s trailers so that each time the puppet speaks he spits out various obscenities Mel screamed at Grigorieva from the aforementioned recordings.
This video above is the best version, and one of my favorite mashups ever. I love the Internet.
*Warning: Language is NSFW, unless you work at somewhere as cool as The Jailbreak Collective.
During New York Comic-Con 2010, Jailbreak’s founder Jason Feinberg sat down for this in-depth interview in which he discusses the company’s origins, our current and upcoming products and how we’re continuing to work with talented artists, designers & creative people from all over the world.
A puppet that looks like a combination of Steve Jobs – who it’s supposed to be — and Bob Saget — who it certainly isn’t — explains why the unicornian white iPhone 4 hasn’t been released yet. He also rants hysterically about Apple’s advertising philosophy, Android having only five users, and Google’s Eric Schmidt being a dick, among other things.
Written and directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, INFLUENCERS is a wonderfully shot short film that explores what it means to be an “influencer” in popular culture today. Through conversations with influential New York City creatives, the 14-minute snapshot discovers how trends & creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.
[Via Rue Archimede]