Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Johnny Cash Project

See the full project at The Johnny Cash Project

This is a project by Aaron Koblin, with director Chris Milk, that is, of course, completely amazing. He's the brillant mind behind The Sheep Market, Flight Patterns, Radiohead's House of Cards video, and Arcade Fire's The Wilderness Downtown video, among others.

This latest project again uses the crowdsourcing method of The Sheep Market and Ten Thousand Cents where participants are asked to create small bits of the project, that when put together create something spectacular. The Johnny Cash Project is a collective effort to create the final Johnny Cash music video for his final studio recording - Ain't No Grave. Participants draw their own portrait of Johnny Cash from a still within the video creating an always evolving video and images are always able to be added. Over 250,000 images have been drawn by people from 172 countries - and this number is always growing.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


A beautiful story of the first year of life of 4 babies born around the world, you watch them grow and learn, in radically different environments, essentially all the same things. Located in Japan, Namibia, Mongolia, and the United States, the babies have nothing in common except for the fact that they all must learn the same basic essentials - crawl, walk, talk, play, explore, etc.

Centered strictly around the 4 babies, the filming is spectacular. It creates a more personal feel for the viewer and leaves the sterile qualities of some documentaries far behind. The shots are close and really focus on the baby. There are no scenes of parents talking, no subtitles, no parenting advice. You are introduced to life at its purest.

Babies is available for instant play on Netflix. See the official movie site here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

OFFF 2009 Main Titles

Main titles from Prologue for OFFF 2009
by Kyle Cooper, Ilya Abulhanov and Elizabeth Newman

Spectacular imagery paired with crazy sound and great vector animation

Similar aesthetics to the intro for Stranger Than Fiction with typography and vector imagery laid over video, just with the added elements of weirdness and suspense - love it

OFFF 2009 Main Titles from Prologue! from OFFF, let's feed the future on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fage - Plain Extraordinary

A rare gem in the jumbled mess that is commercial advertising today, this is both stunningly beautiful and marvelously simple. Fage engages the viewer with a lovely and intriguing voice-over paired with imagery that looks nothing like any yogurt commercial you've seen before.


And on a side note...greek yogurt is amazing...if you haven't tried need to.
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