Look at the state of these ads on YouTube

How cheap does it make YouTube and the video content look.

1/ Join Free, Flirt Now.
2/ I built a Free website.

The be fair the “flirt ad” is the main offender here, it’s pretty shocking.

At least the Yola ad has some design around the stock photo.

The only bonus is that someone has written a great little spoof “link building” comment underneath. 🙂

ILM meet the Canon 5D. “36 Stairs” trailer

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7177975&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

36stairs trailer from grzegorz jonkajtys on Vimeo.

Two guys from ILM, a Canon 5D camera and some beautiful FX work. Behind the scenes photos and more at http://www.36stairsfilm.com.

“36 stairs” trailer
Starring Rodrigo Lopresti. Directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys. Written by Grzegorz Jonkajtys and Philip Koch. Produced by Philip Koch

More links:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/36-Stairs/159997447661
http://blog.planet5d.com/2009/11/lucasfilm-filmakers-use-canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-for-sci-fi-36-stairs/

Nice takeover example on Vimeo

Feels like an age since I wrote about a nice “MPU” or “expandable”. The online ad world has moved so fast and into so many different areas that it’s nice to see to a piece of work that restores my faith in the art. I love the craft in it.

Showing that Vimeo will let you get a bit creative on their site too here’s a nice “takeover”.

There’s no snazzy interactivity jut sit back, press play, and enjoy the animation/code razzle dazzle.

Screenshots:

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To experience it properly you need to view it on Vimeo (hmmm. I’ve thought of a new ad format).

Right-click and it’ll help you figure out how they do it.

There’s a couple of little things missing, like a website link in the description underneath. Plus I’m not sure how people are finding it.

I find Vimeo a bit less social than YouTube. That’s not necessarily a bad thing on some occasions. But It’s made its way to me OK (3-times in fact) so I guess they’re doing something right!

Open it in a New Windowhttp://vimeo.com/9194146

Here’s the core video:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9194146&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

“And Then There Was Salsa” from Frito Lay Dips on Vimeo.

Anyone know the agency?

About to go stellar. OK Go “This Too Shall Pass”

via YouTube

Filmed in a two story warehouse, in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. The “machine” was designed and built by the band, along with members of Synn Labs over the course of several months.

This is the Rube Goldberg machine version. In other words, a video depicting complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways.

Currently at 679 views. Expect a jump soon.

Stop-motion promo for Nobody Beats The Drum – Grindin’

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9625370&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1

Nobody Beats The Drum – Grindin’ from nobody beats the drum on Vimeo.

This is not done in 3D. It’s a stop-motion sequence with 400 blocks of wood and nearly 4085 images. Directed by Rogier van der Zwaag.

Making of here:

via youtube.com