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Ken Burns on Story Telling

Posted in film, inspiration, Media, quality by aldorf on July 21, 2012

What makes a great story? For legendary filmmaker Ken Burns, the answer is both complicated and personal. In this short documentary about the craft of storytelling, he explains his lifelong mission to wake the dead.

Ken Burns: On Story from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo.

Stop Kony – This Is Powerful Social Media

Posted in film, innovation, internet by aldorf on March 7, 2012

This is how to utilize social media!

KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Pledge your support by donating here: bit.ly/konydonate and continue to share this story. GOAL: 500,000 shares

Citizenside – Journalism At Play

Posted in film, Media, photography, web by aldorf on August 3, 2011

Citizenside’s goal is to create the largest online community of amateur and independent reporters where everyone can share their vision of the news by uploading photos and videos for fellow reporters to see.

sell photos videos to the press and media around the world.

If you have an interesting news-related image or video, Citizenside will contact media outlets on your behalf and offers you a much higher percentage of the sales price than those offered by traditional agencies (up to 75%).

Citizenside has around 10.000 regular contributors. In 2008 it sold the first public video of french trader Jerome Kerviel–whose illicit trade cost French bank Société Générale billions of dollars. The video was syndicated to several publications for around EUR 100.000

Citizenside was created in 2006 by three young associates passionate about the news (two cousins and a friend!) whose complementary experience offers you the best representation when it comes to selling your content.

In November 2007, Agence France-Presse (AFP), the 3rd largest news agency in the world, and the IAM company became shareholders in the Citizenside agency (formerly Scooplive). Primary shareholder of the IAM company and ex-CEO of France Televisions, Xavier Gouyou-Beauchamps, then became president of Citizenside.

Arts & Crafts in 2011

Posted in Animation, film, ideas by aldorf on June 2, 2011

Amazing work by Physalia Studio

15 Key Facts About Digital Today and 2015 by Neo Lab

Posted in Animation, design, film, internet by aldorf on June 1, 2011

15 Keys Facts About Digital Today and 2015

  • 01) It takes 100 years to have 1 billion fixed lines & only 20 years to reach 5 billion mobile subscriptions
  • 02) More consumers will access the Internet by mobile devices than by desktop or laptop by 2014
  • 03) 2015 forecast of annual global mobile data traffic (75 exabytes) is equal to 19.000 million DVDs
  • 04) Mobile-only Internet population will grow 56-fold up to 788 million by the end of 2015
  • 05) In 2015 mobile devices will exceed the home PC base installed
  • 06) 500 million mobile using mobile health Apps in 2015
  • 07) In 2015 revenue mobile Apps will be an amount near to 40.000 million dollar
  • 08) M2M revenues will grow more than 3,5-fold from 2010 to 2015
  • 09) The TV experience will be more personal and social but less familiar
  • 10) Traffic generated by 20 homes will be greater than the total traffic of Internet in 1995
  • 11) New services in the cloud: “ Your Desktop Wherever You Want”
  • 12) Social Networks revenues will grow more than 4-fold from 2010 to 2015
  • 13) By 2015, it is expected that 500 million people worldwide use their mobiles as metro and bus tickets
  • 14) MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) is expected to reach 20.000 million dollar by 2015
  • 15) It is expected that in 2015 it will exist 2,5 Internet connected devices per inhabitants worldwide

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Interactive Film “ROME” – Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin Did It Again!

Posted in Uncategorized by aldorf on May 14, 2011

Experience “3 Dreams of Black” at http://www.ro.me/

“3 Dreams of Black” is Chris Milk‘s new interactive film, created in WebGL with some friends from Google, for Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi’s ROME, featuring Jack White & Norah Jones. The project is a Chrome Experiment (http://www.chromeexperiments.com/) that showcases some of the latest web technologies in modern browsers like Google Chrome.

In building “3 Dreams of Black”, we’ve had the opportunity to build many tools, libraries, and models. We’ve fully opened up the source code and made it available for web developers to tinker with us at http://www.ro.me/tech. In addition to the code, a few other highlights include eight WebGL demos, a fun model viewer for interacting with some of the animals from the web experience, and the Three.js 3D library used for building the experience. In addition, a big part of the project was to define a good pipeline for getting all the animals and environment models right in WebGL — for this, we extended Blender with custom plugins so we could manipulate and export the data with ease.

An Investigation Into Flow and Pace by Paul Octavious

Posted in art, film, inspiration by aldorf on May 4, 2011

A 60sec experiment with the color Indigo.
Music: John Brion – Spotless Mind

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Paul on vimeo

Gold! 14 Actors Acting – Great Web Special by NYT

Posted in fashion, film, internet, photography by aldorf on April 28, 2011

I know 36 hours are like a month on the internet, and this here is a bit older but a real keeper. Beautiful and intriguing films. From New York Times Magazine Hollywood Issue “14 Actors Acting”. Shot by Solve Sundsbo. The New York Times photography feature has won a Gold Cube for photography at the Art Directors Club global awards held in New York.

The fifteen actors are Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Lesley Manville (Another Year), Jesse Eisenberg (Solitary Man, Holly Rollers, The Social Network), James Franco (127 Hours), Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Robert Duvall (Get Low), Annette Bening (Mother and Child, The Kids Are All Right), Anthony Mackie (Night Catches Us), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest), Tilda Swinton (I Am Love), Matt Damon (Green Zone, Hereafter, True Grit), Vincent Cassel (Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Black Swan), Michael Douglas (Solitary Man, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

A.O. Scott provides the introduction…

“It goes without saying that acting is a matter of discipline and craft, and that what the best performers do is always subject to analysis, criticism and argument. They say their lines, hit their marks, suffer through retakes and rehearsals, and they trust that an artisanal collaboration with writers, technicians, directors and other actors will somehow yield a work of art. But acting is also an art by itself: alchemical, mysterious, at times almost magical. A person transforms into someone else — a dancer, a Texas Ranger, a wife exiled from her native country, a young vampire, a former militant, a mogul in old age — and in the process reveals something basic and essential that is his or hers alone. In the past, we have invited the year’s great performers to be themselves for the camera and, on video, to talk about what they do. This year, we asked them to do it: to show us — in a few gestures and with a few props but without dialogue or story — what acting is. And here they are, striking some of the classic attitudes of cinema, turning their bodies and faces into instruments of pure, deep and enigmatic emotion. You will, of course, recognize them immediately and admire their grace, daring and skill. But you also may be startled to see how thoroughly themselves they are in the midst of pretending otherwise.”

Mark Ecko’s Powerful New Campaign Using Foursquare And Mobiles To End Corporal Punishment

Posted in blog, ideas, Media, your take on... by aldorf on March 11, 2011

In the United States, every class of citizen, from prisoners to soldiers, is legally protected from corporal punishment–except for children.

Unlimited Justice, campaign by Mark Ecko to end corporal punishment in schools. Students become real life activists, game-like heros by using foursquare and their smartphones. A novel way to bring home the otherwise abstracted feeling of a national problem.

The final step of the campaign encourages an army of young citizen journalists to curate striking images, compelling stories, and local reports of corporal punishment in the 20 states where it is still legal.

 

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Wow – 1 in every 13 People on Earth are on Facebook. Great Stats Video

Posted in Animation, internet, Media by aldorf on March 2, 2011

Thanks Alex Trimpe for putting this video together. Brilliant work and a helpful source in terms of Facebook stats.

The world is obsessed with Facebook, but it’s hard to fathom just how obsessed until you’ve seen the numbers. Video wizard Alex Trimpe lays bare our collective Facebook-loving souls in a new video called, appropriately enough, “The World is Obsessed With Facebook.”

The stats are beautifully laid out and animated. 500 million active Facebook users. 750 million photos uploaded in one weekend. 48% of us checking Facebook right when we wake up. And if that’s not scary enough, check out Trimpe’s snapshot of the activity on the site every 20 minutes. It’s insane. (via urlesque.com)

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