Ad Chat - Vincent Vella

Running a bit late this week, but what else is new in this biz? This week we hear from Vincent Vella, ECD, who previously worked at Grey, Euro RSCG and Publicis.

What's your favorite funny story about yourself?
I'm not funny at all

What piece of art (movie, book, music, painting, etc) has influenced you most? How or why?
Undoubtedly the work of Marcel Duchamp. When I discovered his Readymades, I was about 13 years old. Suddenly I understood what a "concept" was. How a simple idea could grow, live outside and beyond of a vehicle, and be truly subversive. This is probably the trigger that made me turn to contemporary art, and then to advertising.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Amps Up Stock Footage Collection

Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that Sony Pictures Stock Footage (http://www.sonypicturesstockfootage.com) has introduced a first-of-its-kind stock footage collection featuring motion picture quality clips with custom-designed, studio-produced 5.1 soundtracks.
Sony Pictures Stock Footage’s unique new "5.1 Collection" includes car chases, explosions, helicopter shots and other types of stunts and pyrotechnics, all drawn from recent studio film and television productions. The soundtracks were designed, edited and mixed in 5.1 surround sound by industry award-winning artists from the Sony Pictures Sound facility.

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PETA strips George Clooney's ex-girlfriend naked.

Elisabetta Canalis, actress and the ex-girlfriend of George Clooney, would rather go naked than wear fur. Man, they could have made some really handsome babies those two. Is there something else I should deduce from these ads? Oh, right. Fur is bad, mmm-kay?

Bonus, they made a film asking her about it too, so we get to see her frolicking with her cute dogs intercut with images of chinese fur farming which isn't pretty at all.

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Cut&Paste NY 2010
 

Cut&Paste Launches 12-City Live Design Competition: Call For Competitors Is Open

Cut&Paste, the global digital design competition known for its lively onstage battles and reputation-making performances, will return to 12 cities this year, this time with Adobe as the event's Platinum Sponsor. The contest, which will culminate in a championship event in New York, is open immediately to potential competitors.

What is Cut&Paste? Watch here: Cut&Paste Global Champs 2010-11 from Cut&Paste on Vimeo.

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Herman Cain 9-11 tribute ad - "God Bless America"

Herman Cain's presidential campaign are currently airing this ad, in which Cain croons "God Bless America" over footage of the 2001 attacks and their aftermath. There's even several shots of the second plane hitting the twin towers, from several angles. Nice. Not morbid at all. /sarcasm

Does he take requests? I'd like him to sing America the Beautiful over footage of people getting killed during hurricane Katrina next.

If you on over in the US wish to avoid seeing this ad, don't click read more and do not turn on your TV for this entire weekend.

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We are Red on 9/11 - automagically change your twitter avatar

We are red on 9/11 is created by creative team Arild Orholm & Rafael Andrade with the help of Arik Fraimovich. It's an easy one-click button that changes your twitter avatar to wear a red 9/11 banner today.

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9/11 Memorial ad: Reflect

"Reflect. 2001-2011" The twin towers are reflected in the water.

One-off ad created by 'Extra Credit Projects', which is Rob Jackson & Joshua Best.

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Animation artists from around the world remember 9/11 in short films

Aniboom Virtual Studio, partnered with leading Communication Artist Gideon Amichay to honor the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11 by bringing together animators from all over the world. Amichay envisioned that each participant would create a ten-second animation inspired by the title: 9/11. It’s been ten years. To see all the clips, which vary greatly in mood and style, head over to Aniboom's youtube channel and browser from there.

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RAW like the sashami of RUM
Filtered once for every finger you got
 

Bundaberg Five - Dolphin Sex / One Arm - print , Australia

Forget Old Spice's sea captain, the truly wild men of the sea have stories that will make your toes curl, dolphin sex, and lost limbs to sea creatures too horrific to be mentioned. These manliest of men (and zoophiles to boot) are clear spirits with character so of course their drink is as well. This ain't no nancy drink.

Remember the site www.dolphinsex.org? The creator let it lapse and the domain now redirects to a Groupon-ad. Seemed appropriate.

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