01.31.13

This is the official video for Monarchy & Dita Von Teese’s single ‘Disintigration’.

Credits
Director: Roy Raz
DoP: Roman Linetsky
Set Designer & Visual Consept: Samuel David Ben Shalom
Editor: Ornit Levy
CG & VFX: Gravity
Creative Director and VFX supervisor: Asaf Yeger , Gravity
Head of Art & Design: Israel Breslev, Gravity
Head of 3D & Online: Yoav Savaryego,Gravity
2D Animation: Yosi Lagzeal
Production: “We Do Production”
Producer: Hamutal Peles
Executive Producer: Yuli Urbakh
Hair & Make Up: Eran Pal
Styling: Gustavo Matias Franco
Choreographer: Tamir Eting
Husband: Angel Bonanni (for ADD Content Agency)
Voiceover intro: Eric Szmanda

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11.30.12

“A collaboration between creative director Anna Burns and the photographer Thomas Brown. Through the use of various mediums the pair have curated an exhibition that explores the masculine world of B-Movies and juxtaposed it with the traditional British landscape. Using the themes of said movies – girls, guns and explosives – and twisting it against a very British backdrop these two challenge not only the premise of each subject but also the use of their chosen medias. The duo created a wall of umbrellas displaying elements of the classic B-Movie and located them within three landscapes – one being the forest, then London’s docklands and finally the grounds of Suffolk Manor house.”

Director – Thomas Brown
Creative Direction/ Concept – Anna Burns

Music – Meanred
DOP – Ryan Hopkinson & Tom Turley tomtdop.com
Editing – Ryan Hopkinson, Mariana Delellis, Alex Berry and Thomas Brown
Colorist – David Andrews @ Phoenix Bespoke, Alex Berry @ Ladoja & Sons
Camera assistant – Sam Hofman, James Bryant, Anthony Prothero
Rigging – Karmer Set building Ltd

Compositing and Title Design – Mari Delellis Lopes, Laurie Gibbs
Art Department Assistants – Cera Macy, Glenda Goldschmied, Katherine Webb, Robert Eaton, Louise Porter, Michelle Yarham, Nicole Grey, Gemma Banks
Logisical Support and show installation – Karmer Set building
Huge Thanks – Tim Sillis, Abi Hodson @ 167 Productions, Location Partnership, The Crossleys at Somerleyton, FCP students at Saint Martin’s, David Payne and Trevor Smith.

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“We can’t believe anyone has made it to adulthood without seeing at least one of his flicks, but in case you grew up in a cult, for sheer power of iconography alone, Kubrick deserves his place in the pantheon of greats…”

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a notable retrospective exhibit of the life and work of Stanley Kubrick. It sounds cliché in creative circles but 2001: A Space Odyssey is my favorite film of all time and several of Kubrick’s other works rank in my top 10.

It looks as thought the exhibit will be up for a while and I may actually try and head out to LA at some point just to see it. If you live there then you have no excuse.

Read more about it here.

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06.25.12

The IMP Awards has amassed an impressive collection of movie posters and yes there is a lot of Photoshop going on (bring back illustration!) but there is also a wealth of inspirational work on display that finds and walks that rare bridge between art, commerce, design and popular culture.

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05.18.12

I am really digging the pop/movie inspired digital paint works and portraits of Alice X. Zhang who must be keeping busy since all she has to say for herself in her about section is ‘yada yada’. Fortunately her work says much more.

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04.11.12

Okay I’ll be honest when I first heard about this movie and the premise of it all I thought, ‘I don’t know, sounds like hype and potentially crap’ but I do love Seth MacFarlane so I figured I better give it a chance. Well all of those thoughts were totally obliterated after I saw this uncensored trailer. Opinion upgrade: this looks awesome.

A little background on the movie:
“Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.”

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01.25.12

Nick Cross is apparently animating an entire feature-length film titled Black Sunrise. This is the second trailer he has released. It looks promising.

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Peter Stults was inspired by this equally fantastic series of re-imagined movie posters by Sean Hartter to push the concept even further and generate a series of ‘alternate universe’ film posters from different eras, featuring alternate actors helmed by alternate directors. It’s an incredibly fun treasure trove of images to sort through between the two and a brilliant idea.

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11.22.11

“Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km. All credit goes to them. I intend to upload a FullHD-version presently.

HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc. All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible, avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.”

Is space amazing or what? Why can’t well go there for a visit. Could someone make that possible already?

Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal
janjelinek.com | faitiche.de

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
eol.jsc.nasa.gov

Editing: Michael König | koenigm.com

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11.10.11

The art of making movie posters has gained an insatiable following lately amongst the design and illustration set and there are very few you could call masters of the genre. Akiko Stehrenberger is one of those few with a mass of drop dead gorgeous posters under her belt.

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10.13.11

Olivier Trudeau brings you a pretty fun little stop motion video all about ninjas and who could possibly resist that? Y’all got nuttin’ but love fo tha ninjas.

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08.14.11

I was totally consumed by Schwarzenegger as a child. I even competed in bodybuilding as a teen I wanted so much to be like him. So I was pretty jazzed by this animation piece paying homage to the now dethroned king of manliness by Brainbow.

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05.26.11

Apparently this is a teaser for a full length animated feature. It looks pretty amazing and is being released by Blacklight Movies and is being produced by Guillaume Ivernel. Wow.

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05.09.11

Director Kristoffer Borgli gives F5 a little slice of his stark, evocative and emotional style and of course the result is a memorable piece of direction.

Credits
Woman – Inga Longvastøl Flem
Thief – Inge Alexander Karstensen
DoP: Jon Gaute Espevold
Editor: Mikael Svartdahl
Sound design: Daniel Angyal and Bård Farbu
Online: Ivar Rystad

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04.27.11

Silver Screen Society is a group of designers and friends that work toward creating art and designs honoring the many stories told through the world of cinema. The project’s roots lie in the book clubs of yore, with each month bringing a new film and cast of contributors that carry with them their own unique interpretations and ideas.’

Hopefully these will someday be printed although rights issues associated with film are notoriously sticky.

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‘The Mountain’ was filmed between the 4th and 11th of April 2011 at El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and the home of the Teide Observatory. “The goal (of Terje Sorgjerd) was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide.” We may toil and labor after our complicated creations but nothing ever comes close to nature doing as it does.

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04.17.11

Sam & Sam is a London based production company who are focusing on smaller budget projects for web-based film projects which they shoot on digital DSLR. One of their first projects is an interview with illustrator Jake Blanchard who talks about his latest exhibition, Hylozoism, and reflects on the life of a freelance illustrator.

It’s a smart positioning that Sam and Sam are taking up and our studio at Changethethought have actually been pitching the same kind of project work lately.

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03.22.11

In a post-apocalyptic ‘Mad Max’ like world created by the director duo the Trost Brothers problems are solved ‘Dance Dance Revoloution’ style. All you need is a bench, the backing of your crew and a bad ass eye patch. We feel strongly compelled to see this movie and maybe throw a big crazy video game dance party right afterward.

PS: This trailer is NSFW. So now you must watch it immediately.

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