venerdì 12 dicembre 2014

Wonderful stuff of the day. Soundscape: The Physical Sounds of Manhattan

Soundscape: The Physical Sounds of Manhattan from John Davies on Vimeo.

Soundscape is a project by Art Director and Graphic Designer John Davies. It focusses on the physicalization and visualization of music by shining a light on the rich and vibrant history of New York City ingrained in the various neighbourhoods of Manhattan.

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Animal Spot of the day. SNIFFERS: Dogs find STIs

SNIFFERS: Dogs find STIs. New public service tackles rise in sexually transmitted infections
Supported by, the home testing kit that checks for 10 STIs
We train dogs to detect sexually transmitted infections like herpes, chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhoea - patrolling streets and clubs around the UK and ROI to safeguard public health.

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About the STI Detection Unit
In July 2014, Public Health England published a report expressing concern over the explosion in rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with 446,253 new cases diagnosed in 2013 alone []. As part of an initiative to counter the rising epidemic of STIs, the STI Detection Unit was created.

Making use of dogs’ incredible sense of smell, the unit trains ex-service dogs to detect 10 of the most commonly occurring infections in the general public. Notably, the unit cannot detect HIV. After a person has been identified as having a potential infection, they are referred for specialist treatment.

It is hoped that the presence of the unit will encourage the public to take greater care of their sexual health, for example by having regular STI tests.
Creative Agency: Langland
Director: Chaplin & Forbes
DOP: Benedict Spence
Producers: Claire Jones, Nigel Foster

Smart campaign of the day. Moto 360 - A watch for our times.

credits via agencyspy
Advertising Agency: Droga5
Creative Chairman: David Droga
Chief Creative Officer: Ted Royer
Executive Creative Director: Neil Heymann
Creative Director: David Gibson
Creative Director: Nathan Lennon
Creative: Bryan Stokely
Creative: Martins Zelcs
Creative: Spencer LaVallee
Creative Mutant: Jen Lu
Designer: Mark Yoon
Executive Producer: Matt Nowak
Production Business Manager: Librado Sanchez
Global Business Director: Bryan Yasko
Account Director: Brian D’Entremont
Account Manager: Kate Behne
Associate Account Manager: Lucie Kittel
Group Brand Strategy Director: David Gonzales
Brand Strategy Director: Dan Wilkos
Communications Strategist: Elsa Stahura
Production Company:  Believe Media
Director: Floria Sigismondi
Executive Producer: Liz Silver
Executive Producer: Luke Thornton
Executive Producer: Jannie McInnes
Head of Production: Vitaly Kashman
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Editorial: Cutting Room
Editor: Chuck Willis
Executive Producer: Melissa Lubin
Color: The Mill
Finishing/FX: Light of Day
Audio Post: Heard City
Music: Barking Owl

Automotive ad of the day. Open Your Eyes - Lincoln

Open Your Eyes from The Lincoln Motor Company on Vimeo.
Open Your Eyes — a tale of new-found hope. Through Contreras' lens, we’re launched into the deep and dark thoughts of an elderly man who struggles to adapt to his recent blindness. His wife has passed and his daughter has moved into the city to chase after her dream career, leading him to live an isolated life in his secluded Louisiana farm house. When, for his 70th birthday, his daughter plans a surprise journey to all the places that marked his childhood, he attempts to regain the hope and joy for life he once knew. Narrated through a thank-you poem written by the father to his daughter, we’re left to see the world through his eyes, even as he can’t see for himself.
Director: Diego Contreras
Cast: Lafair Hebert, Jessica Swopshire
Writer: Diego Contreras
Director Of Photography: Khalid Mohtaseb
Producer: Brendan Cochrane
Co-Producers: Diego Contreras, Khalid Mohtaseb
Production Designer: Joseph Sciacca
Location Manager: Julie Bordelon
Editor: Adam Rudd, Final Cut
Edit Assistant: Nicke Hupp
Edit Producer: Suzy Ramirez
Colorist: Diego Contreras
Sound Design & Mix: Defacto Sound
Original Score: Ryan Taubert
Gaffer / 2nd Unit DP: Daniel Stewart
1st AC: Jared Knecht
Steadycam Operator: Mike Wilson
Key Grip: Aaron “Otter” Moore
Prop Master: Madison Hatch
Art Assistant: Brooke Taylor
Aerial Photography: Aerial Imagery Works
Behind-the-scenes: David Gamboa
Key Grip: Aaron “Otter” Moore
Stylist: Saury Contreras-Armenta
Hair/Makeup: Diana Solano
Production Assistant: Robert Tarleton, Albert Dat Tim Johnson
Production Company: NYLAHD
Voiceover Writer: El Jefe
Voiceover Actor: William Bryan
Additional Cast: Michelle Jeanmard, Chubby Carrier, Jovan Williams, Gabriel Perrodin, Emmett Carson,
Patricia Hebert, Ora Hebert, Rachel Bruno, Melena Naumann, John Naumann
Tech Sponsors: Red Digital Cinema, Glyph Hard Drives

Nice ad of the day. State Farm® - "Never"

For all the nevers in your life, State Farm is there.
Agency: DDB, Chicago
Chief Creative Officer: John Maxham
SVP, Group Creative Directors: Barry Burdiak, John Hayes
Creative Director, Art Director: Brian Boord
Creative Director, Copywriter: Chad Broude
Chief Digital Officer: Joe Cianciotto
SVP, Group Strategy Director: Gustavo de Mello
SVP, Group Business Director: Penn French
EVP, Director of Production: Diane Jackson
VP, Executive Producer: Scott Kemper
Executive Producer: Kent Smith
Production Business Manager: Ryan Hentsch
Director: Matt Aselton, Arts & Sciences
Editing: Arcade Edit - Geoff Hounsell, Editor; Sean LaGrange, Asst. Editor
Finishing: Filmworkers Club - Rob Churchill, VFX Artist
Music: Elias Music​​

Social ad of the day. Last Days Film - by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow

via adfreak

Visit to get informed and take action. 
Either we come together now to make these the last days of ivory-funded terrorism or we witness the last days of elephants in the wild.
Created by Director Kathryn Bigelow, Writer Scott Z. Burns and Annapurna Pictures and in collaboration with WildAid.

giovedì 11 dicembre 2014

Storytelling of the day. Home is in the Air - AirWick

via adfreak

Watch as we bring a military dad closer to home using the power of scent. For 11 months, Kearen’s been away from his wife and kids in North Carolina. So we partnered with his family to create a special gift to make him feel at home even while he’s away.
Agency: Droga5

Greetings of the day. La letterina di Babboh Natale by HiComunicazione

Stop motion video of the day. Submarine Sandwich by PES

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For the first time ever, single edition fine art prints from PES's films are now available: 
Submarine Sandwich:
Fresh Guacamole:
Western Spaghetti:

"Submarine Sandwich" | Written and Directed by PES | Animated by Dillon Markey and PES | Director of Photography: Eric Adkins | Edited by Sam Welch | Produced by Sarah Phelps | Production Design by Hannah Alpert | Sound Design by Sam Welch and PES | Final Audio Mix by Nathan Ruyle | Co-Producer: Gregory Stern | Associate Producers: Michael Z. Gordon | Eric Svenson | Alfredo Tanaka | Corinna Vigier | Fabrication/Prop Alterations by Melissa Bloom | Sub Model Fabrication: Pretty in Plastic | Lead Carpenter: Ben Richards | Additional Set Dressing: Nate Lay | VFX Supervisor: Cam Leeburg | DCP: Chainsaw Edit | Special Thanks: Mark Soares, NIKON, and our 1114 Kickstarter backers | Filmed in Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA

Idea of the day. IKEA Bedroom Cinema

IKEA Bedroom Cinema from Instinct on Vimeo.
As a part of an integrated 'Wake Up Love' campaign, IKEA Russia has converted one of the cinema halls into bedroom, completely replacing standard seats with cozy beds.
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Creative directors – Roman Firainer and Yaroslav Orlov
Senior Art Director – Nikolay Pere
Senior Copywriter – Maria Borzilova
Digital Creative Director – Nikolay Fabrika
Digital Strategic Planner – Matvey Choudnovsky
Client Service Director – Marina Vershinina
Account Director – Natalia Ametova
Senior Account Manager – Vera Ulitenko
Digital Account Manager – Ekaterina Krasina
IKEA Russia
Marketing Manager – Nicolas Jonsson
Deputy Marketing Manager – Anna Nizhnik
Web and Digital Manager – Alex Ovechkin
PR manager – Julia Prygunkova
Interior Designer – Ivan Nyrkov
Web manager – Svetlana Kotsyganova
External Communications Manager – Anna Fokina
SM specialist – Sergey Rodionov
Pelican event agency
Head of Project - Elena Novikova
Account Manager – Karina Kuleshova
Production Manager - Igor Serebryan

Mint BBDO Group
Head of Marketing Department – Anastasia Pogorelova
Account Manager – Ksenia Kuznetsova
Project Manager – Maria Kirienko
Project’s Coordinator – Anjela Mazaeva
Social Media Manager – Konstantin Mosalov

Weird ad of the day. STRUCK by a RAINBOW – A Skittles Documentary

STRUCK by a RAINBOW is a real, made up documentary extravaganza that dives into the world of a man whose life was transformed forever after experiencing an unknown and unexplained meteorological, multicoloured phenomenon.
BBDO Toronto

Funny ad of the day. Message in a bottle – Cerveza Andes

Cliente: Andes

Título: Mensaje en una botella

Agencia: Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi

Directores Generales Creativos: Mariano Serkin, Maxi Itzkoff, Juan Pablo Lufrano, Rafael Santamarina, Ariel Serkin.

Directores Creativos: Diego Gueler Montero/ Fernando Militerno 

Redactor: Tobías Tercic / Carlos Lanus

Director de Arte: Hernán García Dietrich / Javier Agena Goya

Productores por agencia: Camilo Rojas / Juan Manuel Cuervo / Adrián Aspani

Directora de cuentas: Ana Bogni 

Ejecutiva de cuentas: Manuela Sorzana 

Productora: PRIMO

Directores: Nico Perez Veiga 

Productor ejecutivo: Caro Cordini

Postproductora: Sin Sistema / Pickle

Productora de sonido: Notdeaf Sound Design

Editor: Manuel Dondas

Productora de música: Circle of Sound

Responsables por el cliente: Diego Belbussi, Juan Francisco Zarattini, Ignacio Bosch

mercoledì 10 dicembre 2014

Ad of the day. YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014

YouTube Rewind 2014. Celebrating the moments, memes, and people that made 2014. Can you spot all the refs? #YouTubeRewind
Music mixed by DJ Earworm: 

Action Movie Kid
Aichi Ono
Amanda Steele
Andy Raconte
Anil B
Ape Crime
Apollos Hester
Barely Political
Bart Baker
Bethany Mota
Big Bird
Brett Nichols
Brittani Louise Taylor:
Carrie Fletcher
Chris Hardwick
Colin Furze
Conan O'Brien
Conchita Wurst
Connor Franta
Corridor Digital
Devil Baby
Dodie Clark
Ella Caney-Willis
Enjoy Phoenix
Epic Rap Battles
Evan Edinger
Freddie W
Gabriel Valenciano
Gal Volinez
Grace Helbig
Hannah Hart
Hello Denizen
How It Should Have Ended 
Ingrid Nilsen
Jenna Marbles
Jimmy Kimmel
John Oliver
Kacy Catanzaro
Kid President
Kurt Hugo Schneider
Le Floid
Luke Cutforth
Manako (Q'ulle)
Matt Bittner
Max Murai
Michelle Phan
Mika Shindate
Niki Albon
Raphael Gomes
Rhett & Link
Rosanna Pansino
Sadie Miller
Sam Tsui
Sami Slimani
Sammy Albon
Sasaki Asahi
Sione Vaka Kelepi
Sir Fedora
Stephen Colbert
Steve Kardynal
Stuart Edge
The Fine Bros
The Gregory Brothers
The Slow Mo Guys
Troye Sivan
Tyler Oakley

Rewind 2014 created by YouTube & Portal A
Full credits:
Special thanks to Koda, the beloved pup of Rewind's lead editor, who made her debut as Spider Dog.
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