Category Archives: Videos

The Manhattan Project

Such a nice time-lapse video; The Manhattan project by Cameron Michael who filmed various locations throughout Manhattan.

The Manhattan Project from Cameron Michael on Vimeo.

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A Dramatic Surprise on a Quiet Square – Genius Advertising

What would you do if you passed the square in your town and saw agiant red button with a sign that says “Push to Add Drama”? Would you push it?

That’s the idea behind TNT Belgium’s brilliantly executed live-commerical. It’s absolutely genius. Check it out below. Thanks to my dear friend malinaldi who brought this to my attention.
 

Secondella- Favourite Vintage Store for Exclusive Designer Brands

Secondella is one of the best vintage and secondhand stores there is, if you are after high-end design brands. They carry clothes and accessories from all top brands such Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Dior etc. The store is over 300 square metres and is a joy to hang around in, even though some of the stuff there still might be too expensive for one’s wallet.

Edit: I can’t turn off the autostart of the Secondella video, so instead of embedding a video with autoplay, here’s the direct link to it instead.

It’s located on Hohe Bleichen 5 in Hamburg
Official Website

Slaves for (y)our entertainment

Bill & Tom Kaulitz for PETA

Celebrities endorsing products/brands (a la Brad pitt in his hundreds of Japanese commercials) are rarely clever, useful, smart or for a good cause. However I fully approve of this latest PETA campaign speaking up against the use of animal shows in the circus industry. The tagline “Slaves for the Entertainment Industry” and using two celebrities as illustrative examples is brilliant. Animals live their whole lives like that. Kudos to Bill and Tom Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel for bringing aawreness to the issue by letting themselves get covered in dirt, fake (albeit real looking) bruises and blood, get chained up and locked into a small cage.

Pics and video courtesy of PETA.de. The campaign will run in Europe, Asia and USA.

Now it Really Rocks

In 2009 Alice Cooper became a bartender in a space bar for German electronics retailer Saturn, in a highly succesful and hilarious ad campaign. This year he is joined in space by Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel, and in the first commercial which premiered today, we’ll see the two generation of rockers not only getting introduced to eachother but also managing to poke fun at their stereotypical fanbase; hysterical teenage screaming girls respective lazy overwintered fat guys in their 50s.

Much more is promised to come where it is said that the two rockstars reveal quite an impressive dose of self-irony while poking fun at themselfs.

The campaign, which goes under the fitting name Jetzt Rockt’s Richtig, is the brain child of the Berlin ad agency Scholz & Friends and was filmed in Los Angeles by Markenfilm Hamburg.

Project Natal

Impressive how far technology has come now. Now animated screen characters can respond and interact with real people. And this isn’t even a new video. It was one year ago. It reminds me that I need to be better at 3D animation.

The Real Mad Men of the Past 50 Years

Art and Copy
Director: Doug Pray
Genre: Documentary
Year: USA, 2009
The documentary Art and Copy tells the story about the greatest advertising geniuses behind some of the world’s best known campaigns of the last 40-50 years. We all know these campaigns because today they are rooted deeply in our pop culture;” I love NY” or Nike’s “Just do it!” but hardly anybody knows the people behind those ideas. Well, I certainly didn’t.

Doug Pray masterfully explores those creatives in his film and it’s so refreshing to actually watch something that depicts the ad industry in a good light for once, because it’s so often associated with manipulations, dishonesty, twisted truths and people who are more into showing off and taking clients on expensive excursions and nights out. Well, that side is unfortunately also true, but what most people don’t acknowledge or perhaps even realise is that in the best examples of advertisting there are true creativty behind it. And like with all creativity, whether it is writing novels, painting, graffiti, fashion design, sculptures, there is something profoundly humane about it.
I might be biased, because of my own occupation, but Art and Copy is definitely worth looking up, even though as with most documentaries it might not be the easiest to find.

Grade: 4/5

The official Trailer (in HD).