Forget the Golden Globes and the Oscar’s – this year’s awards season is all about who’s got Game. Nola Pictures’ Bruce Hurwit recently teamed up with longtime partner, Cartoon Network, to create “Training,” a clever spot starring Shaquille O’Neill and Nick Cannon for the Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards. The fast-paced and off-the-cuff ad jumps from a delightfully left-field introduction to a slapstick training montage, allowing the two co-hosts show off their comedic chops with a madcap workout.
A woman returns from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and realizes the sad truth about her husband's own comedic abilities. The blue gloves are a nice touch. The woman's bad acting is also a nice touch.
How do you shill a film called "Dead Man Down"? Easy, arrange an attempted murder in an elevator and have people witness it. Film them with hidden cameras as they scuttle away, dial 911 and walk off muttering "sod it, I'll take the stairs". If this isn't staged all the way through, it's a miracle nobody shot the attacker, there are still a select few people that are allowed concealed carry in New York. What if they had run into Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel or Donald Trumps and his sons?
They call this the first trailer made out of Gifs, lifting the inspiration and clips from the microsite Letters to India where all sorts of repeated movement occurs in beautiful pictures. Repeated movement is the key here, of course it's not a gif that you will see on Adult Swim this weekend, it's a cinemagraph. Graphics Interchange Format isn't ready for prime-time TV yet.
Selling the idea with the wrong word might rub geeks like me the wrong way, but I'm sure the unsettling effect of repeated movement will entice the right crowd to watch the film.
Huby Harton does a spoof of the Southern Comfort Beach ad, but on a cold beach in Ireland. Where nipples are hard, mens legs are pale, beach bums sleep in thermo-wear and even that wee dog looks like he's freezing his tail off. Props for the nice touch with the rainbow too. This is all set to the song "Ghost Riders in the Sky", sung by Huby Harton. You can pick up Huby Harton's Irish Country and Western album anywhere and the ladies who did this spoof at Tailored Films.
Peeps from a bunch of bands formed a super group of sorts called Here Comes the Here Comes. Most notably Mark Tester from Burnt Ones Adam Finken from Blasted Canyons Brigid Dawson from Thee Oh Sees, and director Brian Lee Hughes' thirteen-year old daughter Cisca.
So how did Duval Guillaume follow up TNT's "Dramatic surprise on a quiet square?" Buy doing a sequel but setting it in the cold.
This is a rebrand of CBS' portfolio of TV channels across EMEA. The strange machine in a large room is connected to all colors of the rainbow, making a splatter-image on a spinning canvas like we used to do at amusement parks as kids. The different colors represent a different channel or genre, showing CBS to be a kaleidoscope of entertainment. Nice ident idea.
The premise reminds me of Bing Crosby and David Bowie's unlikely meeting to sing "Little Drummer Boy," from way back when. Except this is Cee Lo Green, which means it sounds less schmaltzy and more like Outkast meets Phil Spector. In other words, a Cee Lo Green song. With production that will never be described as "subtle."
Last week, the team at My Active Driveway (MAD) joined Alicia Keys, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Bonnie Raitt, Oprah Winfrey and other celebrity philanthropists for the Black Ball, a charity fundraiser organized by HIV/AIDS non-profit Keep a Child Alive (KCA). MAD contributed to a fully integrated show-wide experience for the event, delivering a series of luminescent visualizations, an animated title sequence and a unique interactive design solution allowing event organizers to track the evening’s donations in real time.
BBC One wishes us all a merry christmas with a run of the mill celeb-packed song edit, a happy new year, and a fantastic bit in between the two. Bless their hearts.
If I had been born a red/blue - they rant, and their rants show how similar fans really are at the heart of things. They both have parents, a broad named Becky, and are both convinced that the other side sucks. It's not crazy, it's sports. That's how this works, mate. The split-screen used here is a great idea. Yikes Wayne Rooney really let himself go, didn't he? *squints*
PS - a proper minger is an unattractive or malodorous person.
"This little film, "Fuel for Fans", was created as an ode to that incomparable joy football lovers feel while watching a great game." explains BETC and yeah now that they put it that way, people skidding along on their knees like motorcycle bandits along highways makes total sense.
I love it when they meet other knee-skidding fans.
New Zealand is going Hobbit crazy. Not just Air New Zealand who made their new Safety Feature film all Hobbit themed, but all of New Zealand. First, when you land at the airport you will be greeted by a very large Hobbit themed baggage carousel. Then you'll find a giant Gollum, marching dwarves and a giant Gandalf sculpture.
Google Chrome to the rescue, when you need to find your way, compare prices, impress a lovely date with your knowledge of french films or friends with your art-smarts... Google Chromes is there. Faster internet. Useful.
Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', stars in the best movie since he died, his own life story called A LIAR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. He wrote it and voiced it, and now the film reunites the brilliantly funny members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus for the first time in nearly three decades. 15 companies that specialize in animation contributed animation segments to the project, and Süperfad was the only American company so honored. Eric Idle is still pissed about something so you won't hear him in it, but the others play with Graham Chapman's recording and from it comes a very interesting animation feature.
When the brightest minds in the film, broadcast and videogame industries took their seats at this year’s motion 2012 in Albuquerque, they encountered a graphically charged show open produced from start to finish by Nice Shoes. This marked the second consecutive appearance at motion by Creative Director Brian Bowman, who also spoke at the event in 2011, discussing the studio’s work with VDMX software controlled by iOS to create musically driven interactive events.
Watch out for goo! Yep, it's the directors cut, longer than the aired Bomb Squad, and I still think that this may or may not be based on the proposition "Gus is da bomb".
More trivia: “To help build the tension in the spot, MassMarket added ever increasing amounts of smoke and sparks to the shots of Gus, building up to the big explosion,” noted Jones. “MassMarket also provided the stadium crowds seen out the window of Gus and Charles’ pressbox.”
Bouffant's Jeana Theron directs the video for SA pop-sensation Toya Delazy's latest single "Heart". There's an ocean and a heart fishing for love, and dancing braids.
Clearly a labour of love for Jeana, her background in Fine Arts shines through in this cute video which was conceptualised and planned to painstaking detail by the director herself.
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