Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lake Champlain Bridge Destroyed

30 seconds of the Lake Champlain bridge being demolished (rated PG).

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cinema 2009

1 Year, 342 Movies, 12 Months of hard work, 7 Minutes; all the films of 2009 as a trailer (rated PG).

Magicland Trailer

Trailer for a film about two brothers, confusion and terror (rated PG).

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Connection Can't Be Detached

We are all faced with clients that want to know ROI, that don't "get it" and I know that when I'm looking to educate these types of clients, every piece of data and every quote that supports my point of view comes in handy. So, here are the pieces I think will help me, and hopefully you in future decks and meetings:
  • Simply put, digital brand experiences create customers.
  • Our findings lead us to believe that marketers need to be dramatic...and not simply settle for awareness or impressions: engagement = affinity

(from she dorks out). Off the cuff, by the way, and without fully thinking it through I'll say this: "engagement" is often another word for connecting with an audience, and "affinity" is a way to keep at arms length the idea of people liking you (or your brand). In both cases they seem to be accepted ways to gloss the audience's desire for human connection, and intimacy. While I understand the corporate reluctance to embrace things like intimacy, moving people emotionally can't really be done from a distance. Someone must take that risk, and if companies aren't willing to, perhaps they just choose to hire someone who will and hope it will still work.

Santa the Fascist Years

Who knew that he has a dark hidden past that's very un-jolly (rated PG-13).

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bicycle Throw Stops Thieves

A man throwing bicycle at thieves to stop them (rated PG-13).

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Let's Enhance

Sequences of characters asking for image enhancement in TV and movies (rated PG).

Saturday, December 26, 2009

TV Show ChromaKey

Impressive montage of green screen use in television shows (rated PG).

Friday, December 25, 2009

Carol of the Bells Christmas Lights

Christmas light show synchronized to music (rated PG).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jack Bauer interrogates Santa

From 24, Jack Bauer interrogates Santa Claus (rated PG).

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Animaniacs Noel

The Animaniacs mis-sing Noel (rated PG).

Monday, December 7, 2009

Steppenwolf Flash Mob

Flash mob to promote Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2009-10 Season of Belief (rated PG).

Dog Water Slide

A dog, home alone, plays on a water slide (rated PG).

Happy in Paraguay

Extraordinary Star Trek redub (rated PG-13).