Friday, March 25, 2011

Deving goes big in Hawaii

Big Waves with just a little camera

It makes you really want to count your blessings.


I suppose that death comes to us all.

It makes me wonder if there is a video game out there that has any pathos in the death. They are all bright spurts of light that quickly get out of the way so you can live again.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Feris Bueller's day of longing and angst

This has been doing the viral rounds

If you need any more evidence of the difference an editor can make check out this:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More Beauty

Here are some more beautiful images from Hawaii

Now, I would just love to talk Devin into using his beautiful images to tell a story.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Content is King

Sometimes if you have something amazing people will watch it, no matter how you shot it or what camera you shot it on. The video below has like 70,000 hits (and climbing) it's AMAZING.

watch this first and then answer my question below:

Now would you watch that again if I could adjust the camera angle up about 5-10 degrees?

Even if content is more important than form, it doesn't mean you should stop trying to make stuff look better.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Worth Sharing

Interesting collection of 10 ads worth sharing from TED (you know that guy with all of the interesting talks).

Which begs 2 questions:

1)Is 3 minutes the new 30 seconds? (the spots vary in size from 30 seconds to 5 minutes, but most are around 3 minutes)

2)Why does TED use such an awful video player if they are trying to show off beautiful video? (you can find most on Youtube).

Love this

Not just because of the story it tells, but what it does:

Typography is powerful

Typography animation is a simple and powerful way to tell a story. We trust the words more and the focus is not on flash, but on the story.

For it to work well, you have to have a compelling message.