martedì 9 febbraio 2016

Video of the day. 1976

An exploration of sound and apprehension from Aggressive, Echoic and the Loop

Alex Topaller of Grammy Award-winning, New York-based director duo Aggressive talks about their atmospheric exploration of sound:

"The film meditates on presentiment and sound. It is a collaboration between myself and Dan Shapiro, Moscow-based art directors The Loop (aka Alex Mikhaylov and Max Chelyadnikov) and sound design studio Echoic's David Johnston and Tom Gilbert. A combination of live footage and CGI, we intended the soundtrack to drive the visuals. Everyday objects reverberate, twist and react to an oncoming pulse of events as they converge on a farm house in rural America.”

giovedì 4 febbraio 2016

Automotive ad of the day. Audi R8 Big Game Commercial – Commander – Extended Cut

Surrounded by memories of the Space Age’s golden years, a retired astronaut has lost his zeal for life. But when his son shows up and hands over the keys to the new 205-mph Audi R8 V10 plus, a rocket ride under the stars stirs newfound life within the Commander. It’s a universal reminder that amazing things happen when we choose exploration, technology and the moon.
Client: Audi of America
Agency: Venables Bell & Partners
Executive Creative Director: Will McGinness
Creative Directors: Tyler Hampton, Erich Pfeifer
Senior Art Director: Rich North
Copywriters: Rus Chao, Paul Venables
Director of Integrated Production: Craig Allen
Agency Executive Producer: Mandi Holdorf
Production Company: MJZ
Director: Craig Gillespie
Director of Photography: Masanobu Takayangi
Executive Producer: Emma Wilcockson
Producer: Martha Davis
Editing Company: Final Cut Editorial
Editor: Rick Russell
Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld, CO3
Music Company: Agoraphone
Featured Song: "Starman" by David Bowie.
Music Supervisor: Dawn Sutter Madell
Sound Design: 740 Sound Design
Executive Producer: Scott Ganary
Sound Design Producer: Jeff Martin
Lead Sound Designers: Chris Pinkston, Rob Marshall:
Final Mix : Formosa
Mix Engineer: John Bolen
Visual Effects: The Mill
Visual Effects Producer: Ben Sposato
Visual Effects Supervisor: Gareth Parr
Head of Account Management: David Corns
Account Director: Chris Bergen
Account Supervisors: Ally Humpherys, Alexis Lovett
Account Managers: Oliver Glenn, Faire Davidson
Assistant Account Manager: Bri Jones
Project Manager: Talya Fisher

Animation of the day. #NoLostGeneration, Some stories were never meant for children

7 year-old Malak is one of 8 million children whose lives are in ruins because of the Syrian conflict. She tells the story of her terrifying journey across the Mediterranean to safety. #ChildrenofSyria need our help.
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Client: Unicef
Film: "Malak and the Boat"
Ad Agency: 180LA
William Gelner, Chief Creative Officer
Michael Allen, Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Larkin, Chief Marketing Officer
Rafael Rizuto, Executive Creative Officer
Eduardo Marques, Executive Creative Officer
Dave Cuccinello, Creative Director
David Povill, Creative Director
Tamara Brown, Associate Account Director
Meredithe Woodward, Account Manager
Andy White, Social Media Director
Michael Allen, Account Planning Director
Natasha Wellesley, Director of Integrated Production
​Jason Lau, Art and Content Producer​
Meagan Phillips, Associate PR Director
Loretta Zolliecoffer, Director of Business Affairs
Florian Bodet, Irene Luevano, Bethlehem Herhane, Translators
Melvin Editorial
Dave Groseclose- Editor
Brian Scharwath- Post Production Manager
Animation House: House of Colors
Adhemas Batista, Designer Director
André Holzmeister, Script and Director
André Holzmeister, CGI
Adhemas Batista, André Holzmeister, Visual Direction
Edu Luke and Elisa Gatti for Hefty Audio, Sound Design & Music
Jonathan Marshall, André Holzmeister, Adhemas Batista, Character
Jonathan Marshall, Adhemas Batista, Concept Art
Jonathan Marshall, Adhemas Batista, Storyboards
Ricardo Almeida, Guilherme Neder, Animatic
Luiz Abud, Project Manager
Rodrigo Augusto, Render Wrangler
Rendering Sponsored by
RebusFarm GmbH / Reederservice
Edu Luke and Elisa Gatti for Hefty Audio, Sound Design & Music