Posted July 25, 2014
I miss vinyl. I like the little bit of nostalgia in this spot to promote Bombay Bicycle Club’s new album, So Long, See You Tomorrow.
The clip expands on the band’s phenakistoscope inspired artwork by taking the concept and creating it in-camera, with no post except edit and grade. It’s directed by James Henry of Love Commercial.
Found via Creative Review’s Best of Feed.
Posted July 4, 2014
The short film, “Whoever We Are” by Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter/rapper Timbaland and featuring Rachel Assil, serves as the score for the enchanting short film. To Bring this sweet football story to life, The Kolton Brothers use live action cinematography and animation, blending traditional hand-drawn rotoscope animation and digital motion tracking. View a behind the scenes video below.
Posted April 15, 2014
Greenpoint Pictures grows its creative offering with eight new signings and a fresh online look.
Brooklyn-based full service production company Greenpoint Pictures has jumped into Spring with a string of new signings and a brand new website. More than doubling its talent pool, the creatively-driven company has diversified its roster with eight new directors and a boost to its in-house post production facilities.
The new signings are pictured above from left to right:
Row 1: Evan Dennis, Tank + Bunker (Judah Lev-Dickstein and Justin Liberman), Alex 2tone
Row 2: We Are Not Pilrgims (Chaddy Chad and Sam Sneed), Logan Roos
Row 3: Olivier Agostini, Aleysa Young, Va$htie
Posted March 19, 2014
And here for your spring wedding fashion inspiration is Chromeo’s latest, Jealous (I Ain’t With It), off his new album, White Women, out on May 12th.
Posted March 13, 2014
Toronto-based directorial duo Leblanc + Cudmore, AKA Michael Leblanc and Scott Cudmore, are the inaugural recipients of the Arthur Lipsett award at Prism Prize, a national, juried award established to recognize the artistry of the modern music video in Canada.
Arthur Lipsett was a Montreal-born director of short collage films. Arthur was pre-occupied with sound and meticulous in the editing room. You should check out his Very Nice, Very Nice.
Leblanc + Cudmore have spent the better part of the decade making videos together, collaborating on a number of thoughtful and hazy pieces with the likes of Metz, Bahamas, Fucked Up, and Timber Timbre. A collection of their work can be viewed under the Announcement Reel above.
The duo are repped by Revolver Films in Toronto. Congrats guys.
Posted February 25, 2014
Coldplay released a new video today for Midnight, which hints at a new album in the works – the band has not released an album since 2011.
Posted January 28, 2014
It’s Super Bowl madness in Adland. Take a break and chill to this soothing and sultry video for Timber Timbre’s “Hot Dreams” directed by Leblanc + Cudmore, who have just signed with Revolver Films for international representation.
Leblanc + Cudmore is the creative collaboration of the award-winning team of director Scott Cudmore and cinematographer Michael Leblanc. Together they have created unique and innovative videos for artists such as Fucked Up, METZ, Bahamas, Stephen Malkmus among others. Timber Timbre’s Hot Dreams launched today. View their music video reel.
In addition to their music videos, the duo has also created commercials and PSAs for clients such as VISA, Mitsubishi, and AMI. View their commercial film reel.
Posted November 12, 2013
How can you not love this? In Red Urban’s latest for Pet Trust, Dogs and cats fight cancer – with a song. Check out the homepage on pettrust.ca, there are dogs manning the phones, waiting for your calls. Super cute.
While animal cancer is an increasingly prevalent disease amongst dogs and cats, it is a frequently overlooked cause. In fact, although 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 8 cats currently die from cancer, the awareness of pet cancer is extremely low. Until now, that is. Pet Trust, Canada’s first charitable fund dedicated to cancer cure and prevention in dogs and cats, is raising awareness, and donations, with a “We Are the World”-style song and video featuring an entirely canine cast. And one cat.
The video is directed by Untitled Films‘ Curtis Wehrfritz.
Posted November 12, 2013
SourceEcreative is presenting Presents tonight at the Revue Cinema in Roncesvalles. Doors open at 6:30, the screening starts at 7 and it’s licensed. Oh and it’s free and there are still about 40 tickets left – get yours here.
“Presents” compiles the very best work submitted to the SourceEcreative archive and includes films and promos from signed as well as unsigned directors. The films come from all corners of the globe – so expect to find some undiscovered gems. A sample of what to expect is packaged above.
The night is hosted by SourceEcreative’s Worldwide Editor Jamie Madge, and I’m told that it’s in two 30-minute sections with drinks before, in-between and after. “The screenings are rollercoaster rides though moving-image delights designed to inspire your creativity and entertain your socks off,” says Jamie. So maybe wear some tight socks.
See you tonight.
Posted October 29, 2013
Double Platinum-selling Canadian band, Walk Off The Earth, who are also known for the 150 million views they garnered on YouTube for their “5 Peeps 1 Guitar” cover of the Gotye song, “Somebody That I Used To Know”, collaborated with Volkswagen Canada to release a new, interactive music video for their latest single, “Gang of Rhythm.” Only instead of all sharing a single guitar, this time they play a Volkswagen Beetle.
The video, directed by Untitled Films‘ Wendy Morgan, features three different versions of the song, in three different locations, with three different models of The Beetle. The annotation buttons in the video let viewers seamlessly jump between locations and songs, making it a three-in-one interactive experience. Each song version has its own distinct feel, inspired by a different Beetle model. One is a more soulful, acoustic rendition to go with The Super Beetle; another is an instrumental version, featuring soaring, electric guitars, matching The Beetle GSR; and a third pairs musical instruments with real car sounds, recorded and looped from The Beetle Convertible.