Archive for the 'Favorite Videos' Category

Sid’s New Film at the Pickford

August 5, 2010

Yo – I’m back after vacation and totally happy to announce that one of our interns, Sidra Villasana, has her new film opening at the Pickford Film Center.  Something Happened to Him, Something Happened to Me is a compelling story about the affects of radical change to a simple life – and we encourage everyone in the Bellingham area to check it out. Opening night is Tuesday, September 7th.

Congrats, Sidra! Check out the trailer here.

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The Beauty of Simplicity

July 9, 2010

File this under ‘Cool Stuff We Are Watching – and Learning From’. Open to wide screen to view:

This is a brilliant spot that doesn’t use a lot of trickery or special effects beyond a split screen. Instead, the story is told beautifully, slowly, elegantly. Oh yeah, and the music helps too.

Hats off to Radiohead, MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking), and Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale and director Steve Rogers. Some serious major props here.

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TV Spot Shot on an iPhone 4

July 2, 2010

Here’s an interesting test by FLF Films: check out what is being billed as the first national TV commercial shot on an iPhone. What’s especially interesting is the shot taken from a remote control helicopter.

You can only see 360 video on the iPhone itself, but connect it to a PC and it outputs full 720p.  (Hat Tip to Tim Wilson on the Creative Cow Blogs):

The verdict? The iPhone’s not going to replace the RED or even the Canon 7D anytime soon, but it’s a fun experiment, especially with a piece of hardware you can carry in your hip pocket. And make a phone call with. And…….

Yes, Virginia, there is an app for that. What do you think?

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3D as Art: Samsung

June 4, 2010

3D is the next holy grail for filmmakers. Samsung is on the cutting edge of this technology for home use, and this piece does an amazing job of capturing the spirit of things to come. Plus, we learned a few things as well.

Both the end of the commercial and ‘Making of’ piece seem abrupt – but the rest is pretty unreal. Check it.

Maybe best ad ever

December 23, 2009