Posts by: lw

HOURS OF FUN

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This is AWESOME! yooouuutuuube enables you to take ANY youTube vid and turn it into a moving film strip – you can also stop and pan thru all the frames.

Here’s a look at a music vid that was shot on law enforcement flashlights. Yep the cops have flashlights that can shoot vid with nightvision. I shot the following vid for Hail Social. CLICK the pic to play.

hat tip to yvynyl

RADAR SEASON ONE

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As we close in on the final episode of RADAR season one, I’m struck by the number of amazing creative people that we’ve been able to meet and cover.


@ deep six studios with comic artist Dean Haspiel

We’ve honed the process over the course of shooting the first season. The footprint of RADAR is quite small. Usually, a crew of 4 shooting with digital SLRs (2 Nikon D90s which I have a love / hate relationship with but more on that another time) and some Chinese lanterns with dimmers and practical bulbs. Sound wise we’re using a tascam digital recorder, 2 wireless mics and at times a shotgun. I love the size and speed at which we can work, It’s very organic and fluid.

To see the results of everyone’s hard work and to learn more about some of the creative folks we cover visit www.radar.workbookproject.com. And if you happen to know of some interesting people or projects please let us know – we’re looking for subjects for season two.

Black Moth Super Rainbow

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Play of the day:

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Black Moth Super Rainbow’s “Born On A Day The Sun Didn’t Rise” – Brings to mind the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev which makes sense since producer Dave Fridmann is behind the knobs. The new album “Eating Us” comes out 5/26

@AWESOMEBANDNAME

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Every thought that you had an awesome name for a band? I stumbled upon @awesomebandname on twitter. There are some entertaining names BUT the real find is this link to a visual mapping of metal band names. The visualization includes categories such as deadly things, pleas for help, foreign sounding and badass spellings.

Worth a Bookmark – HAMMER TO NAIL

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Looking for something beyond the summer blockbuster? Hammer to Nail is a champion of films that fly under the mainstream radar. Written by those who love film, Hammer to Nail offers a breath of fresh air by covering what is “truly” independent film. So before you download, rent, or head out to the cinema check out HTN.

Worth a Bookmark – YVYNYL

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mark “poverty jetset” schoneveld is the man behind yvynyl, a cool music discovery blog. yvynyl is full of cool tracks, awesome photos, old album covers, and tips for musicians. And my personal fav is when schoneveld weighs in on interesting forward looking new biz models. If that weren’t enough – soon yvynl will expand to include original podcasts and live music videos. Definitely worth a bookmark and/or feed sub.

Building Storyworlds

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I’m a big proponent of transmedia / cross-media storytelling. It’s something that’s changed the way I approach the stories that I tell. One company that’s been doing interesting work in the area is Fourth Wall Studios. Variety has an interview with its founders who’ve been behind such groundbreaking work as The Beast and I Love Bees.

Events, not ARGs: Interview with the founders of 4th Wall

“It’s a little bit video games, a little bit Internet, all 21st century storytelling.

That’s the idea of Fourth Wall, the interactive “event” company formed by three of the founders of 42 Entertainment, makers of Microsoft’s famous “I Love Bees” alternate reality game to promote “Halo.”

All of their projects so far have been marketing campaigns for films like “Eagle Eye” (above right) and “Watchmen” (below left) and the short-lived NBC TV show “Kings.”

But they’re aggressively looking to start producing their own original content and are starting to connect with partners for just that purpose.” Read More

RELATED: I spoke with Fourth Wall co-founder Elan Lee for an episode of WBP’s TCIBR

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