Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I adore these. The simplicity and the knowing that you know, you know? Wonderful reminder that the best ads are most often the simplest. Jung von Matt Spree, Berlin, Germany

Fifty People, One Question

Check out this great video that won a webby for Best Editing in the Online Film & Video category by Fifty People, One Question. By the end of the day what do you wish to happen?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

News on the iPhone

Great insight, if not positive. Marcel, Paris, France.

The 2009 Awards

ADCD Annual Award Show Judges from Don Cudney on Vimeo.

Thanks to our friend, Don Cudney, we were able to share a little of the behind the scenes. We will be releasing some of the insights from the judges as we get ready for the Show in September. Keep an eye out and a mouse click away.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Amnesty International

Brilliant. Works by tracking eye movement. Brilliant.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Award Winner of the Denver Film Festival Sita Sings the Blues is back for an encore at the Starz Film Center this Friday! This is a chance to get together to watch some unique animation.

Nina Paley is a comic-strip artist for “The Hots” and “Nina’s Adventures.” She decided to reflect on her personal tragedy in a Hindi-inspired cartoon, and spent the next 5 years single-handedly animating these images on her laptop.

I hope all of you take the time to check it out. It’s an award-winner for a reason!

Sita, the goddess in the Hindi epic The Ramayana, is the devoted wife of Rama, god and prince banished from the throne for 14 years.

Nina, an animator, is a loving wife living in San Francisco with her husband. Just what do an epic goddess and a modern-day woman have in common? Both get dumped!

Animator Nina Paley pulls humor from personal experience with the help of colorful stop-action cutouts, animated shadow puppets, and a Betty-Boop-like portrayal of the goddess Sita, who sings the ‘20s blues with Annette Hanshaw’s voice. It’s a handmade, heartfelt romp that’s original and guaranteed to be the greatest break-up story ever told!

Group discounts!! If 10 or more tickets are bought on a single transaction, it’s only $7.50 each (compared to $9.50).

Shauna Intelisano - Local Photographer

Take a look at her work, there's a good range here.

Evolution of Technology

Client: SATURN Advertising Agency: Scholz&Friends, Berlin, Germany

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Indy Art

We are now in the age of do what is fun and wild for you and people will find it. Also known as Viral. Oh, and if you can film it, do. That will add to the frenzy.

I only wish they filmed it with a Digital SLR and in several angles, that would have been even more stunning.

The Future

This is it, this is the future and it is what I believe to be the first sign that our world is about to change. Viseo is soon to launch a series of HDTVs that are internet connectable.

Sure, there are PCs that play TV, there are computers like Apple TV that connect, heck, you can even just connect your PC to your TV. So why is this the future, because it is a new form. Remote/keyboard.

Does it seem to anyone else that Viseo is the first to completely remove the line between TV and Computer. Simple change, a single feature, new possibilities. This one will catch on and it will change Viseo's place as the bargain HDTV.

" Vizio is upping the game by equipping its soon-to-be-released HDTVs with an impressive suite of Internet applications and video streaming sites. So much so, that this portfolio will place them on top of many people’s wish list as these TVs will be better equipped than a TiVo or even Windows Media Server."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Life's Lessons

Red Rabbit from Egmont Mayer on Vimeo.

I do believe that all I need to know I learned from short films. This one is about the things you hide keeping you from living. See, know you know, you are smarter, and it was in a pleasing format.

Mama took the Kodachrome away

Kodak announced today that they will discontinue the most senior of their color slide film: Kodachrome. Kodachrome amounts to less than 1% of the color slide film sold today, but it is a huge majority of the "nice bright colors" of the National Geographic archives and of many photographic collections. Check out a slideshow tribute to Kodachrome (including the photo of "Afghan Girl" on the cover of National Geographic in June 1985 by Steve McCurry) here.

Little Pinkie Campaign, RTA Australia

In Australia the RTA launched a "little pinkie"-campaign including women crooking their little fingers at young men in fast cars (the 'little pinkie' hand gesture infers the men have small penises).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Very Much

This may be my favorite song ever. Video post production is also great. Found it over at Fubiz. Yes it's in French but you don't need to read it, the video is three images down and in English. Have your speakers low, you've been warned.


Despite the first time ever release, the video for the cards is great, nothing better than putting something up you can't look away from, card tricks and slight of hand is definitely one of those things. The photography on the site isn't bad either.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One Hot Shop to Watch

Spillt 2009 Summer Reel from Spillt on Vimeo.

These guys are doing some truly amazing work with motion design.
The ‘09 Spillt reel is jam packed with new work, created with tender love and animation goodness. Hope you enjoy and give us a holler for all your motion design/animation needs. We manage everything from concept to final delivery.
The judges for this year's Annual Show loved 'em and we do too.
Check Spillt out here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Scream Scram, Call for Art

The Scream Scram is a chance for your artwork to be displayed. Illustrators and designers, here is your opportunity to design for a non-profit, 5k annual race held to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and other charities. Your artwork will be displayed on t-shirts, entry forms, in PR materials and on a mobile billboard at the event.

Award Show - Judging Blitz

I want to take a moment to personally thank everyone who took time to help us this weekend with the judging of this year's entries for the Annual Award Show. With close to 450 entries, it was a daunting task, but we had a great team and the judges were awesome and insightful.
If you haven't taken part in this, we should talk about next year. 

So, a round of applause goes out to:
The Judges
Ty Hutchinson, Bryan Jessee, Bart Cleveland and Chase Jarvis

The Volunteers
Leigh Anne Dunbar
Don Cudney
Nick Mucilli
Jay Roth
Tonya Roth
Yvonne Kroenke
E. Y. Spritzer
Russ Markowski
James Pelz
Bryce Boyer
Matt Ingwalson
Craig Korn
Scott Lary
David Pahl
Mark Stevens
Steve Sokolik
Jeffrey Nelson

and RMCAD for use of their wonderful facilities and staff. Thanks everyone, couldn't do it without you.

Meaning of Life

I was first put-off by the stop motion, but I think they will bring added dimention. This does look to be really good.
The film's first special engagements will show on June 19th at the Landmark Nuart in LA, and the Landmark Sunshine in NYC, with more cities and dates to follow. I'm really looking forward to seeing this new collaboration between director Tatia Rosenthal and writer Etgar Keret. The use of claymation and stop-motion animation juxtoposed with a unique storyline gives me much promise that this will be a memorable film (and best on the big screen).

Check out it's site here.

Fallen Pricesses

Really love this idea from photographer Dina Goldstein.

I began to imagine Disney's perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues.
Check out more shots at her site.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chase Jarvis Reminder

A couple times each year I tear myself away from making stuff and blowing it and getting run over by cars for long enough to do a couple keynote talks. One of those times is this Friday in Denver. Open to the general public. Focus is on creativity.

What: Chase Jarvis Keynote Address
Date: Friday, June 12
Time: 6pm gather, 7pm start
Location: Denver Newspaper Auditorium
Details: www.ADCD.com

ALSO wanted to let you know Chase is having an expressly casual Chase Jarvis SOCIAL Thursday 6/11 (tomorrow) in Boulder. All are welcome. Fan him on Facebook or follow me on Twitter to find out time and place.

Lastly, in case you missed 'em, he made some fun of himself and did some laughable (er..dubious) teaser vids for this talk here and here. Low and behold, an ol' pal McNally followed it up with this funny parody.

Hope to see you at one or both.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This Sums It Up

Bad graphic and really long, but on point and very informative. I will continue to see this as an opportunity, as soon as someone can figure out how to use it.

Good Dogs Gone Bad

Prolam Y&R Santiago, Santiago, Chile

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Oooohhh, the bloggers are just gonna love this. Since when did browsers need to advertise?

A Vodka Movie by Zach Galifianakis, Tim and Eric

These have been out a while, but they are genius. I think. "The audience will be talking about your product!", the agency says. Either way, found these while listening to NPR's Talk of the Nation. As I understand it, they were commissioned by Absolut, and Zach had full creative license. Enjoy, or ingest. Either way. They are popular, or at least, when was the last time you were approaching 1 Mllion hits for your video?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Poker, Had to Post

The images are great, the idea is a bit older. Either way, very well executed. DDB, Paris, France

Bug Eyes

Not sure why i haven't seen this before, it seems so simple and clean, not to mention the target of children. I imagine it works very well.

Final Teaser for Chase Jarvis

June 12th, RSVP NOW!

Friday, June 5, 2009


I believe this to be good advertising, unless you consider completely interrupting someone's experience by advertising bad. Either way the visual seems staged to me for some reason. Fischer Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

Social Media Venn Design

Finally, laid out in a clear manner of where to place your brand. It's so simple now. Get the T-shirt from Despair for $19.99.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Scenes from a rooftop

Scenes from a rooftop from Paul Johannessen on Vimeo.

This isn't new, but it is pretty. Besides, I couldn't look away, which must mean it is at the very least interesting. I'm just sitting here waiting for someone to put a concept to it instead of it just being pretty to look at. But until then... I'll still enjoy the art.

Tea Time

This is where the future of augmented reality is going, no not bad video, but surprises in packaging. Would have liked to see more of this, better song though.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Give a little more

Simple idea with a wonderful execution. AUFBRUCH, Duesseldorf, Germany

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What have you done today?

Ask yourself, what have you done today? Direct? Produced? Animate? Compose? All the above? The Dead Pirates track, Wood, directed by Mcbess & Simon and produced by The Mill. Mcbess, whose real name is Matthieu Bessudo, did not simply co-direct this animated promo with fellow director at The Mill Simon Landrein – he wrote and recorded the track under The Dead Pirates moniker, and he also provided the illustrations for the video too.

Love Hate, The Ever Changing Book

Brilliant concept, implementation. New thinking.

Warmer, Fuzzier: The Refreshed Logo

Sunday, 5/30/09 New York Times by Bill Marsh

The world economy is in mid-swan dive. Wallets are in lockdown. So how does a company get people to feel just a little bit better about buying more stuff? (And perhaps burnish a brand that has taken some public relations lumps?)

Behold the new breed of corporate logo — non-threatening, reassuring, playful, even child-like. Not emblems of distant behemoths, but faces of friends.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Brilliant, sexist, sure. But when has talking about personal hygiene ever been about anything else.

Island Adventure

This has a lot going for it. Stop Motion, vintage signage, typography. All the right ingredients to help a rainy Monday Morning. Director Chris Gavin

Twelve Hours

New thinking in a highly attractive medium.