Coraline, directed by The Nightmare Before Christmas stop-motion master Henry Selick, is the first film to be released by Laika Entertainment, run by Nike co-founder and legendary marketing man Phil Knight. Knight, 70, a longtime film buff, seems to have an eye for edgier fare than the typical Disney fuzzy-talking-animals stories. Looks great via Brandfreak
This real commercial for Microsoft’s new Songsmith software (you sing at it and it creates horrible music to accompany you) is completely insane.
Sony Japan have launched a new site to promote it’s Handycam range. The site uses a lot of video and simple interactivity to document a child’s growth. Visually it’s nice, but what’s really interesting is that you can embed the entire site in your blog. Have a look. You don’t have to speak Japanese to… Continue reading Cam Fly With With Me
The soon-to-be 44th president of the United States, who addresses citizens via YouTube (here and here) and Twitter, is also a Mac user who has been spotted flashing an iPhone, keeps up with his family via iChat, whose “O” logo was designed on a Mac and whose campaign was powered by MacBooks. Obama has said… Continue reading Obama. A New Media inauguration?
More niceness from Dopplr: “We’ve generated what we call the Personal Annual Report for all our users. It’s a unique-to-you PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about your travel in 2008, that we’re delivering over the next week via email to every Dopplr user who travelled in 2008. To give you an example, we thought… Continue reading Your Personal Annual Report
I’ve was watching a few short films last night, but these from Crush + Lovely really grabbed my attention. The idea is simple. Go to a place. Ask fifty people the same question. Film their responses. New Orleans http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1737450&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 Fifty People, One Question: New Orleans from Benjamin Reece on Vimeo. Brooklyn http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2540216&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 Fifty People, One… Continue reading Fifty People, One Question
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=764015&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 Huoratron – $$ Troopers from New Judas on Vimeo. Smell up!!
At CES Microsoft introduced Microsoft Tag, a system that enables users to instantly access mobile content,, videos, music, contact information, maps, social networks, promotions, etc. simply by pointing the device’s camera to a custom tag. If this makes you think of QR codes, you’re not the only one. Like QR codes, Microsoft Tags are unique… Continue reading Microsoft Gets Into Mobile Tagging
You’ve got quite a bit of “stuff” you need to load. You wanna keep people entertained and on the site, but it’s gotta have a light file size. Welcome to the world of the pre-loader. The guys over at Big Spaceship have started up Pretty Loaded, a museum dedicated to pre-loaders. There’s a Twitter account… Continue reading Loading 99% – The Fine Art of the Pre-Loader