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Friday, Oct. 21, 2011
Short Takes
Actor Jason Schwartzman and conceptual artist John Baldessari discuss art but it's an atypical dialogue in that the former is talking to the latter who's taken the form of a giant head that appears on buildings, following Schwartzman who is trying to flee not only Baldessari but the Los Angeles...
Friday, Sep. 23, 2011
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Reading from a storybook to a classroom full of youngsters are tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf who also happen to be husband and wife. As they read, the pages of the hand-drawn storybook are brought to life in animation as we hear about a girl named Sophie who tried to play tennis but...
Friday, Aug. 19, 2011
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People tell tall tales, after which a voiceover confirms that each is "full of bologna," just like the Hardee's Fried Bologna Biscuit. In one :15, a man proclaims that three of his cats speak English, with one fluent in Cantonese. In another, an offbeat gent tells us of a tap-dancing leprechaun who...
Friday, Jun. 17, 2011
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We open on a young man athletically blocking a shot in a pick up basketball game. We cut to the man facing the camera and declaring with gusto, "Welcome to my 'block' party. Glad you could make it!" Our next b-ball prodigy is a young woman in a gym, smoothly sinking two points over her opponent...
Friday, May. 6, 2011
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We open on a de-saturated, darkly lit shot of an office interior. A solitary, fatigued executive labors quietly over paperwork, accompanied by only the faint ticking of a wall clock marking the increasingly late hour. Suddenly, the executive is smashed into his desk with the force of a head-on...
Friday, Apr. 15, 2011
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Giving your computer screen the finger isn't as ornery or ill mannered as it sounds. Instead a simple placement of a finger on a strategically positioned dot enables you to play a participatory role in video fare for Skittles as it unfolds on the Internet, compliments of BBDO Toronto . In one...
Friday, Mar. 25, 2011
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We open at a Starbucks shop where a cup has the name "Sue" written on it in black marker. We soon find out that this cup of espresso was destined for Sue some time ago, as we see the planting of a bean stalk in the soil accompanied by Sue's name. Sue is also written on the hand-operated bean...
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011
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Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone, along with Lexus' LStudio have launched web series The Three Minute Talk Show, which premiered last month on LStudio's Broadband Channel. The series, which debuts a new episode every Wednesday at www.lstudio.com , features everything that audiences have come...
Friday, Jan. 21, 2011
Short Takes
Calum deHartog's not like most commercial directors. He moonlights as a Toronto police officer. Seeing firsthand the ravages of the drugs and violence that run rampant in Toronto's inner city communities, he became inspired to help inner city youth tell their often harrowing stories through film...
Friday, Dec. 17, 2010
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To the strains of Mozart's "Requiem D Minor V Sanctus," we see various spectacles leap through an elegant frame--connoting a TV screen. Among those breaking through the frame are a tiger, a football receiver extending himself to make a catch, a skier, a pair of martial artists in combat, a fire-...

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