As the first true standalone story in the Star Wars saga, there was a whole lot riding on Rogue One. But the story surrounding the film is almost as interesting as the one we watched on the big screen. From axed cameos to the film’s humble beginnings, there’s a whole lot more to Rogue One than just Jyn’s quest to snag the Death Star plans…
The Lighthouse is a black and white stop motion short crafted by filmmaker Simon Scheiber over the course of 7 years and made up of over 14,000 photographs! A lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory. Yes, I know… 7 years!
By now, I am sure you’ve witnessed the coverage and hype around the titles for Stranger Things. Movie Titles have always played a significant role in films, depicting the genre, mood and sometimes quality of the product. In this great mini-documentary, title designer Dan Perri explains how he designed movie titles for films such as “Star Wars,” “The Exorcist,” and “Raging Bull.” Enjoy!
It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer. Graphic Means will explore graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. Can’t wait for this one!
The Academy Awards are the Hollywood version of your High School prom. Celebrities play dress up and try to behave – even the trashy ones. And like any other prom or I-spent-money-on-this-dress-so-I-better-get-some-photos event, there are many photo ops and photos I am sure you’ve seen around, including red carpet, winners gallery, etc. But the one gallery that caught my attention and that I enjoyed was this series of photos taken by the talented Mark Seliger at Vanity Fair’s Oscars Party. Check out the series after the jump and learn your pose for the next office party…
You don’t have to be a Star Wars geek to love Stormtroopers. We all do! But in case you were still on the fence, thinking they are evil and mean, these freakin’ brilliantphotos by Stockholm based Kristina Alexanderson might make you reconsider and appreciate them for how cool, caring and ‘real’ they are. After all, it’s just a job… Check out this great collection of photos after the jump!
Johnnie Walker Blue Label has followed up last year’s great ad spot featuring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini with a second part, a second wager. This time, featuring a lovely vintage car and Jude Law racing around Monaco. These ads are brilliantly produced and beautifully executed – a bit too good for an ad some might say – but I say NO! If you’re going to work in advertising and create a campaign or ad, go all out! So kudos to Johnnie Walker and Anomaly (agency) for continuing to raise the bar. Oh, and if you didn’t catch the first ad, don’t worry, you can watch it after the jump…
Because you already know I am a big Back to the Future geek and because October 21 is approaching, here’s another BTTF post :) The guys at College Humor released an animated version of the film with a small twist – replacing the cool and advanced future we saw in the movie, with a more accurate version of what really happens in 2015. Enjoy!
If you are looking for some inspiration and to learn a thing or two from the people who are building the products we interact with everyday, then this documentary from InVision called Design Disruptors is for you. Today’s most disruptive companies have a new guiding principle: a fierce focus on customer-centric product design. DESIGN DISRUPTORS features an elite group of 15 disruptive companies—valued at one trillion dollars combined—who share the perspectives and sacrifices necessary to upend age-old industries and disrupt the status quo.
While some studios think leaked trailers ruin their plans, I believe they help films get tons of publicity, promotion and traction (Just look at what happened with Deadpool). Frustrated about not being able to stop the leak and insane web exposure of the secret Comic Con intended trailer for Suicide Squad, Warner Bros. president Sue Kroll decided to release the trailer in HD, to make sure that people share it and watch it the way it is supposed to be enjoyed. And let me say, it looks like it’s going to be a fun film! And for the record, again, I truly think that Jared Leto will be a GREAT Joker! Yes, I said it…
When it comes to boxing and showmanship, there’s only one name that comes to mind. Apollo Creed, baby! Remember that extravagant pre-fight ring party featuring James Brown… Until the Russians came and well, the rest is history. But if you grew up in the 80s and 90s, you should be as excited as I am because Creed is back! Well, not Apollo, his son is. Along with the man and legend, ROCKY! Pardon my excitement but I was a huge Rocky fan – who wasn’t? Anyway, here’s the trailer…
I know some of you might be too young to remember or understand the magic that is David Hasselhoff, so I’ll just say this, he’s kind of a big deal – In Germany mostly. So, if you’re launching a web-backed Kung Fu film and need a track, an 80s track, to make it pop, The Hoff is your man! Check out this amazing video and get a little taste of Kung Fury.
I’m going to say this post is mostly dedicated to my kids since they love Big Hero 6 / Baymax, but I also know that many of
you us, love this guy (for the record, my favorite is still Wall-e). Demetria Skye really likes Baymax. How much you ask? Enough to draw awesome versions of him dressed up as Buzz, Wreck it Ralph, Aladdin, Elsa, Lilo and many other Disney, Dreamworks or Pixar characters. Check out Demetria’s great work after the jump and get ready to say awww at the office.
As most of you probably know already, the award for best animated short film during this year’s Oscars deservedly went to Disney’s FEAST, directed by Patrick Osborne. Now, for those of you who don’t have any kids and didn’t catch it in theaters (it launched along Big Hero 6), FEAST is the story of one man’s life seen through the eyes of his dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. Whether you love dogs or not, I guarantee you this short will make you smile and make your day a lot better. If you want to learn more, check out a great interview with Director Patrick Osborne after the jump! – Disney keeps killing video links, so let’s just watch the interview for now…
With all the ignorance and stupidity regarding music coming out of Twitter - yes, I’m talking about the people who have no idea who Paul McCartney, Missy Elliot or Beck are - I thought it is important to share this upcoming movie I just stumbled upon this week, you know, before someone thinks Dr. Dre is trying to be the new Pharell. What’s the movie you ask? Well, it’s the story about the roots and rise of N.W.A. I know!!! Check out the great trailer after the jump!
If you look back or think about your favorite childhood movies, chances are Star Wars will always make your top 5 list. I mean, how could it not? It was a movie that not only changed the film industry, but also became one of the most popular and profitable cult film. Inspired by his 8-year-old memories, Toronto based photographer Thomas Dagg released a lovely and subtle collection of photographs featuring Star Wars elements on different everyday settings. Check them after the jump!
We all love to travel. And from each new place we visit, we always bring home something to remind us of it. But how can we get a souvenir of a place that we’ve only visited in our imagination? That was the challenge for this great project by Martín Feijoó, in collaboration with Miguel Sousa, and Sara Enriquez. The result, a beautiful collection of fictional animated magnets featuring different books, movies, cartoons and video games. Check them out (and buy your favorite) after the jump!
Whether you have heard about it, or you have experienced it, LA’s infamous traffic is iconic as the city itself. Now, imagine a desolate LA where skaters can freely roam… That’s exactly what Russell Houghten did, and the results are stunning! Russell collaborated with RED and The Berrics, to create a brilliant skateboarding video and lovely prints that are being sold, with all proceeds being donated to LA county animal shelters.
What happens when you combine beautiful, elaborate photography with a hint of Wes Anderson inspiration? Pure awesomeness! Today I want to share the lovely work of Todd Baxter, a very talented photographer from New Mexico, who shares Anderson’s similar passion/obsession over perfectly decorated and staged sets, props, tones and characters. Check out some of his series and best photos after the jump!
Whether you are stressed or bored, nothing beats the joy of riding your motorcycle and exploring nature. At least that’s what I’ve heard, because I’m not a biker. So, what happens when you are famous and living in the spotlight like David Beckham, and you want to have some alone time to refresh and reconnect? Well, Becks decided to travel to Brasil (rainforest, to be specific) with a couple of his best friends, their Triumph bikes and cameras, to document their adventure and to show-off how he can still manage to look cool and hot (my wife’s words) even in the middle of a muddy jungle. Check out his documentary on Showtime.