Weiden + Kennedy have consistently delivered awesome ads for the nearly defunct mens grooming brand, Old Spice. Since Isaiah Mustafa first exploded onto a horse and onto our screens in 2010, Old spice has experienced continuing commercial success (yes, we’re ignoring Fabio). The latest Old Spice manly manifestation, Terry Crews, has just released Vimeo’s first (as far as I know) interactive music video!
Watch carefully as Terry manipulates the instruments with his rippling muscular physique. Did you enjoy that? Well now it’s your turn. Hit (nearly) any key on your keyboard to smash cymbals, blow flaming saxophones and drop strings of sausages .
Watch me jam solo, then use the special interactive player to record your own remix. Go ahead, show me what you got!
[This was partially an experiment to see if the interactivity worked when embedded.]
This is awesome cool!
Performed by Nieto
Over a year ago a tiny little shell named Marcel came out of his… well, he introduced himself to the public. An instant viral sensation with his sweet understated voice, innocent questions and adorable stories.
Well now he’s back, with more stories questions and inimitable charm:
Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Written by Jenny Slate & Dean Fleischer-Camp
Jenny Slate as “Marcel”
You may like having a good lunch in a quiet place like a park… But what if your lunch doesn’t?
In the street everyone can hear you scream, but honestly who cares?
I really like the way this turns from a fun cutesy animation to a Troma style blood bath in just 2 minutes.
Also, make sure you stick around through the credits to see some great homages to such movie marvels as Aliens and Braindead.
To be honest, when I heard about these videos I didn’t think it would interest me. An apparently inspirational figure repeating a tired formula whilst highlighting many of the worlds wonders I may never see. Great.
ALAS! Yet again, much like the first time I watched Where The Hell is Matt, I was enraptured, inspired and left with an irremovable smile upon face.
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..
See the rest of the series and more of Rick Mereki’s stuff here.
Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover
These films were commissioned by STA Travel Australia: youtube.com/watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8
Thanks heaps to Adam Fyfe, Brendan, Simon and Crissy at STA.
All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Soundtrack available here:
Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips
Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
Online Edit : Peter Mirecki
Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman
Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness…..
Mac’n’Cheese, yes indeed…
This awesome animation (as posted by One Cool Thing A Day) has taken me on an emotional roller coaster.
The story so far:
Before 'Well that's a strange name, do I really want to be watching McDonalds animation that has nothing to do with Ron English?' During 'Actually this is quite a nice style and... Woah!' After 'Must... blog... now'
So here it is…
Mac’n’Cheese, with Mac’n’Cheese:
Mac ‘n’ Cheese is an animated short directed and created by four students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. This roughly two minute animation took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches.
Synopsis: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!
– Autodesk Maya
– Eyeon Fusion
– Pixologic Zbrush
– Adobe Photoshop
Inspired by Team Fortress 2 and Meet Buck.
Gijs van Kooten
– Music & Audio Design:
Stop cocking around and get serious about your sports wear:
Dildo Sport – the first strap-on athletic accessory that helps you play hard and win big!
Directed by Lucia Aniello
Written & Produced by Paulilu Productions
Tennis Player #1: Lucia Aniello
Tennis Player #2: Elaine Carroll
Swimmer #1: Sarah Jayne Jensen
Swimmer #2: Jillian Leigh
Wrestler #1: Paul W. Downs
Wrestler #2: Seth Weitberg
Director of Photography: Chris Westlund
Sound: Rafael Kajatt
This fell into my feed over the weekend and I didn’t want to watch because, well honestly… who’s not had enough of cats? Really?
But against my better judgment I watched it anyway and ho hum, this ain’t that dumb.
The Whitehouse editors present you with a fine specimen of Friday Films – watch what happens when cats commandeer tanks. Watch and learn and prepare for the Catocalypse.
The question it leaves me asking myself is; LOL Cats were a low-fi instant response to (slightly) comical emails, is this post produced mini-movie pushing the furry (or in this case not so) feline too far?
Only time will tell, I’ve already seen it doing the rounds a few times.