|Top Spot of the Week: Kimpton Hotels' "Meet Mat"|
Creative production company Portal A turned out this video which depicts a woman overloaded with work on a business trip, her hotel room serving as an office. But a hotel amenity--a yoga mat, which becomes a talking character--gets her to break out of her room and enjoy life a bit. VFX house was Cinesaurus.
|The Best Work You May Never See: Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's "The Lonely Dodo"|
Director/writer/animator Matthew Walker of Aardman Animations in Bristol, U.K., turned out this short which depicts the plight of an endangered species through the loneliness of a character--the lone dodo bird left on Earth. Advertising agency was TheFrameworks in London.
|New Trailer: Bethesda Softworks' "Wolfenstein: The New Order"|
Psyop and AKQA teamed on this ominous announcement trailer for the game "Wolfenstein: The New Order." While the game isn't slated for release until this fall, this teaser trailer is designed to whet appetites by depicting an alternate 1960s' "Wolfenstein" reality universe where a Nazi war machine has taken over the world.
Steven Soderbergh Discusses Decision To Step Away From FilmmakingHis "Behind the Candelabra" debuts at Cannes
By Jake Coyle, Entertainment WriterNEW YORK (AP)
, May 20, 2013 -- Steven Soderbergh has said that "Behind the Candelabra"--— a $23 million HBO movie starring Michael Douglas as the flamboyant pianist and Matt Damon as his lover, Scott Thorson, airing Sunday in the U.S. — will be his last film, at least for now. The 50 year-old's career in film — 26 protean features including "Out of Sight," ''Traffic" and the "Ocean's" franchise — will effectively conclude in Cannes, the same place it was internationally launched.
Reset Signs Director Joseph Kosinski For Spots, Branded ContentSANTA MONICA, CALIF.
, May 20, 2013 -- Joseph Kosinski, director of commercials, films and TV, has joined Reset for worldwide representation in advertising. He thus reunites with long-time colleagues, executive producer/managing director Dave Morrison and filmmaker David Fincher--the three were previously together at Anonymous Content.
Cinematographers & Cameras: Fiction Feature; Festival FindsLensing Disconnect, Connecting With Sundance; Profiles of Ken Seng, Bradford Young and Marc Silver
By Robert Goldrich
May 17, 2013 -- In this latest installment of SHOOT's
Cinematographers & Cameras Series, DPs make their mark on a couple of fronts. First, a cinematographer spanning multiple disciplines reflects on lensing the fiction feature film debut of a director known for his commercialmaking and documentary acumen; and then on the film festival circuit, we focus on a pair of DPs who gained high-profile recognition by winning Cinematography Awards at Sundance 2013.
Jay Zasa Returns To R/GA In New RoleNEW YORK
, May 16, 2013 -- Jay Zasa has returned to R/GA, this time in a new role as sr. VP, executive creative director, campaigns. He will serve as a "connector," coordinating across the disciplines that concept, create, and deliver campaigns and working in conjunction with department heads, R/GA group leads, and ECDs.
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