It’s been almost two weeks so here’s a few, next week expect a Cannes Lions special.
Good Books – Metamorphosis
A fantastic Hunter S Thompson inspired animation
Where Things Come From
Just love the whole message of this one
Beyond: Two Souls
Trailer for the game starring Willem Defoe and Ellen Page, story telling in games takes another leap with David Cage
A great way of using social media and today’s technology to get people interested in the past
Lou Marco- Don’t Care
Cats in Tanks
Great idea for a showreel from a post house
The wonderful sounds of Postmodern Jukebox, also loving their Daft Punk – Get Lucky cover
Haven’t seen this yet but looks interesting, a film made by the most timid man in hip hop which uses all of the songs off his current album as a soundtrack and focus
Here’s something I’ve been using for ages and I haven’t mentioned it here. It was only when I told my brother about it and he’s never heard of it I thought it deserved a mention.
Basically user generated radio is where you give an example of some music you like and then it will play you other stuff it thinks you like. You then Decide if you like it or not and gradually it gets more and more attuned to your tastes. You can also have different stations for different mood.
To give you an example I just created a Chick Rock station on Pandora by choosing a number of bands I’m into at the moment that all just happen to have female lead vocals.
The Gossip, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and CSS (Who are just FANTASTIC). So as well as playing songs by those bands it chose some others for me, some I liked some I didn’t but as it went on there were less songs I didn’t like.
Anyway try it out for yourself the two most well known ones are Pandora and Last FM. If you are outside the US I’ve found that when Pandora asks you to register and asks for a zip code just type in 12345 and it works. Another thing I should mention is that these things are completely legal, this is because you can not choose a specific song to listen to and you can not rewind a song.
I love this song, heard it ages ago on X-FM and I stuck it on the Test the nation trail on BBC One, reminds me a little bit of St Etienne at the end, check out the video simple but cool
Fantastic animated music video for creep featuring the characters from Low Morale, an online Flash animation series. I think but I’m not sure that these are the same guys that did the JCB music video.
Big thanks to Ilias for posting this on his blog.
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Check out Director-file for the most in depth info on the above two directors links to all the promos and music videos. A lot of effort has gone into this site but it’s a little hard to navigate at first. Hopefully they’ll be expanding it to include more directors soon