Cool Stuff for April 2014

A catch up post here as it’s been a while, here’s some things that have caught my eye in 2014 so far

Young by The Paper Kites

Using 4,000 images from 350 people this is stunningly simple idea you can’t take your eyes away from

Lookup – British Airways

Fantastic idea for taking digital outdoors and integrating it into the real world.

Icons – Sunday Times

One shot, 50 seconds, 6 iconic moments of popular culture from US and Grey

True Detective Title Sequence – Patrick Claire

A beautiful and haunting title sequence as visually striking as the show itself.  Be sure to check out the article on Art of the Title for details on how it all came together

ANAR – Secret Message

This is absolutely amazing, a fantastic use of outdoor technology for an amazing cause, very smart, very effective

Formula 1 on Sky Sports

Beautifully directed spot for Sky’s coverage of the new F1 season

Unsung Hero

It’s not often an ad for life insurance can make you smile and bring a tear to your eye but have a look at this

Canon – No one sees it like you

If you have any interest in photographer this beautiful spot for Canon will have you wanting to go out and capture the world with your lense

Waitrose – Carrot

A stunningly simple and moving ad by Waitrose, with fantastic use of The Cinematic Orchestra.  This was directed by Tom Tagholm who made the best sports spot of the last few years in Meet The Superhumans for the London Paralympics, certainly a change of pace.

Cool stuff for October 2013

It’s been one of the most hectic months I’ve ever had so a short one for now I’m afraid.

Radium Showreel

Sound is one of the most overlooked areas of filmmaking, and also one of the most important as evident in the latest reel by the fantastic team at Radium

http://radium-audio.com/directors-reel/

Carn

Stunning animated short,this is a great example of a short powerful script with a fantastic visual treatment

Box

Great example of projection maping

Myosis

Another animation,and a very distinct style, besure tocheckout Guillaume Dousse’s website http://gdousseportfolio.blogspot.fr/

Cool stuff for September 2013

Things are finally getting back to normal, the shoot is over, the edit nearly done, so here’s a few things that I’ve been watching that have impressed me

12 O’Clock Boys Trailer

Stunning trailer, fantastic use of sound, can’t wait to check this one out

Everybody Street

Another trailer, another documentary and as a lover of photography, another I’ll have to see

IBC Trailer

Beautifully shot and edited

Yahoo! 30 days of change

Interesting take on a rebrand and the power of a font, full article at Creative Review here

ITV Where Drama Lives 2013

A stunning walk through of ITV’s drama output, taking real ownership of each series.

G-Star presents Raw 2013

Cool Stuff for the week ending 21/07

It’s been a few weeks due to moving and a lack of internet so here’s some of the things I’ve been looking at and liking.

Best of the Web 5

A whole mashup of all that is cool and slow mo, and actiony, and very well edited

Travis – Moving

Very interesting music video using breath

Luna Corona

I was describing this in a meeting last week at a media agency and we both came to same conclusion, this must have been an insane pitch and an awesome marketing client.

The Art of Logo Design

Great little documentary about logo design

Ólafur Arnalds – Ljósið

Beautiful music video for Ólafur Arnalds

About Pogo

A short doc about DJ Pogo, who’s remix of films you may well have seen.

Cool stuff for the week ending 21/06

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

Facebook 1914

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

Postmodern Jukebox

The wonderful sounds of Postmodern Jukebox, also loving their Daft Punk – Get Lucky cover

Cool Stuff for the week ending 09/06/13

Better late than never, here’s what I’ve been looking at for the last week

Kittens on the Beat

Angry angry kittens.

Irritable Bowl syndrome

A fantastic use of infographics to show the links between US Football and Communism

Everyday Choices for NSPCC

Powerful piece, wonderfully shot.  Head over to Vimeo to view it in full

Dumb Ways to Die

A fantastic safety ad, that is rumoured to be on course to clean up at Cannes and D&AD

 

Things Come apart by Todd McLellan

Check out more of his work on The Guardian and his book is now out