Category Archives: Video

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Sketch Three: Avant-Garde (R.P.M. 2)

A car wheel + a tiny crash cam + several inches of duct tape = instant avant-garde headtrip, courtesy filmmaker Ryan Fox. 

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The Adobe Illustrator Story

"Everybody said, 'You're going to ruin good design because now anybody can do it,'" recalls Adobe co-founder John Warnock 12 minutes into this video history of Adobe Illustrator design software produced and directed by Ami Capen. "But the cream rises … more »

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Roof Studios for US Cellular

In this new short film for US Cellular, Brooklyn's Roof Studios highlights simple, summertime pleasures with a blend of paper cutout-style 2D illustration and 3D animation, bringing a refreshing hand-crafted feel to a typically VFX-infused landscape. Roof co-founders Vinicius Costa, … more »

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Why Are We All Doing YouTube Preroll Wrong?

Do you reflexively click the "Skip Ad" button every single time a pre-roll ad plays in front of a YouTube video? The creatives at Providence, RI agency Nail Communications wondered if it would be possible to make a pre-roll ad … more »

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Ben Burtt on Lightsaber Sound Design

Hear the unlikely story behind the Star Wars lightsaber sound, as told by renowned sound-effects wizard Ben Burtt in this excerpt from the special features that originally appeared on the 1993 laserdisc release of the Star Wars trilogy.

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Lily Allen “As Long As I Got You”

English singer-songwriter Lily Allen wandered the grounds of the Glastonbury Festival near Somerset, England, last month, interacting with concert-goers and turning her latest music video into a spirited mini-documentary. Christopher Sweeney directed.

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Washington, D.C. Silver Line Ad

The Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority debuted this TV spot in advance of this Saturday's long-awaited opening of its new Silver Line. The dance moves (set to "Escapee" by Architecture in Helsinki) were choreographed by D.C. resident Michael Stokes, … more »

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Out of Print

Watch this trailer for Julia Marchese's upcoming documentary about L.A.'s New Beverly Cinema, its clientele (including Joe Carnahan, Joe Dante, Rian Johnson, Mark Romanek, Kevin Smith, and many more), and their ongoing love affair with 35mm film.

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Aaron David Gleason “Mastermind”

New York-based filmmaker Jeremiah Kipp directed this fever-dream of a music video for artist Aaron David Gleason with appearances by Chris Sarandon and Tony Award-winners Alice Ripley and Joanna Gleason. It's edited by Patrick McGowan and the DP is Kenneth … more »

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The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels

This video essay by Adam Westbrook of Delve.tv looks at the work of Claude Shannon, "the most important man you've probably never heard of" — an information theorist who was among the first to imagine the possiblity of encoding and … more »