STARGATE STUDIOS shares compilation: “I bet you never know that these were filmed with green screen!”

Check out this compilation of shows and movies that you may not have realized used green screen.  Nowadays in our industry, if done well you can save a ton on your budget by using green screen properly, like creating an entire film that takes place in Alaska…in Massachusetts.  Hope this gets you thinking. (Thanks John for the post)

“The Oscar protest that you didn’t know happened”

If you haven’t done so already, and you like movies, visual effects, artists etc…read the article below…

http://thebigsocialpicture.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-oscar-protest-that-you-didnt-know.html

GLASSWORKS AMSTERDAM creates new GSTAR RAW commercial!

This is an exceptional motion graphics piece titled “THE ART OF RAW” by GLASSWORKS AMSTERDAM.  Dealing with incredibly fine detail, and accurate mechanics makes this commercial a success.  The concept behind the journey of the thread is awesome, and I like the non traditional ending too.  Check it out below!

TENDRIL created STYLE FRAMES NEW YORK conference open!

From what I have seen from TENDRIL, this open for STYLE FRAMES is way out of the box from their usual.  It seems like they were able to just be flat out creative on this one, with little restrictions.  I first saw this the morning of the STYLE FRAMES conference before the first speaker of the day, and certainly blew me away.  Check it out below, along with some awesome concept art!

STYLE FRAMES NEW YORK CONFERENCE

Sorry for the lack of activity, I was traveling to NYC for the STYLE FRAMES conference during the blizzard “NEMO”.  I made it though, and was able to see some amazing work, and meet/listen to incredibly talented people around the industry.  The concept behind the conference was to “jump-start an overdue conversation, presenting us with a real opportunity to examine, debate and find inspiration in the challenges and opportunities of the creative pitch process.”  Companies such as SUPERFAD, PSYOP, FRAMESTORE, IMAGINARY FORCES, THE MILL and many more incredible studios shared their thoughts behind the pitch, their positive experiences as well as many failures.  When I get some more time I will try and write more in depth about the conference. Oh yeah, and check out the “PITCHING IS LIKE” board attendees were able to fill out during the industry party! photo copy 2 photo copy 3 photo copy 4 photo

72andSunny creates hilarious new SAMSUNG GALAXY SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL featuring PAUL RUDD, SETH ROGEN AND LEBRON JAMES!

You probably have seen this by now, mainly if you watched the Super Bowl last night.  SAMSUNG spent a pretty penny for this spot, bringing in the superstar names of Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Bob Odenkirk and Lebron James!  This is relevant to post because it’s called, “The Big Pitch”, where Paul and Seth have to pitch ideas for the new Samsung commercial.  Not quite how we do it but still entertaining!  Check it out below.