8 Rules, Awesome Videos and Inspiration Galore!

50 milligrams is not enough

Documentary filmmakers Bob Sacha and Scott Anger produce a powerful  series of  short films done for the Open Society Foundation

An H.I.V. Strategy Invites Addicts In

MTA.ME

At www.mta.me, Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.

20 Playful Interactive Website Design Inspiration

Some good ideas for engagement here.

10 Awesome Videos On Idea Execution & The Creative Process

At 99%, we try to demystify the creative process. To show you the real inner-workings of how ideas are made to happen by sharing the thought processes and creative practices of great achievers. Here, with the help of our readers, we’ve rounded up some of the best videos on idea execution from artists, writers, designers, storytellers, researchers, and chocolatiers.

by Jocelyn K. Glei

8 Rules of Multimedia

A blog with some great content, definitely worth following , including this post. Below is the mission of  The Digital Naturalist by Amy Marquis.

The Digital Naturalist is a forum for video, film, and multimedia with a cause. It brings together an elite panel of experts to analyze what makes digital storytelling successful, establish helpful guidelines for advocacy groups, and shine a light on the most effective and inspiring work being produced today. Through analysis, forums, interviews, and personal accounts, we hope to help nonprofit organizations and the creatives working with them better communicate the most pressing, complex issues of our time.

Arab spring: an interactive timeline of Middle East protests

Ever since a man in Tunisia burned himself to death in December 2010 in protest at his treatment by police, pro-democracy rebellions have erupted across the Middle East. Our interactive timeline traces key events

The Lottery of Life


Goodnight Moon from Margaret Cheatham Williams on Vimeo.

“First it was her face, and she always had a beautiful face.”

A story of my grandmother, who lost her courageous 13-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease in February.

Special thanks to Chad A Stevens.

April is Parkinson’s Awareness month.

Music by Thomas Gamble

TODAY from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo.

On August 27th, 2009 Jonathan Harris turned 30 and began a simple ritual of taking one photo every day and posting it to his website before going to sleep.

This is a short film about Jonathan’s project, made a few weeks after he stopped it, by Scott Thrift

TODAY by Jonathan Harris
http://www.number27.org/

video by m ss ng p eces
www.mssngpeces.com

Directed by Scott Thrift
Music by Julio Monterrey @ youthfaire.com

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3715m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (http://bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

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The Well: Covering Capitol Hill from Chris Gregory on Vimeo.

A rare glimpse into the way press photographers cover the politicians of the United States Congress and the problems they face. Leading political photographers in Washington talk about the perills of the 24/7 news cycle and the increasingly sparce access.

“It’s the genesis of the image as much as the ontological image itself that matters.”- Dr. Kerric Harvey, Media Anthropologist at GWU.

Visit my portfolio at: www.chrisgregoryphoto.com

SXSW: By the numbers from CNN on Vimeo.

CNN iReporters and Vimeo creators team up to show their view of Austin and SXSW.

Music- ‘Street Lights’ by Blip Blip Bleep

Published March 15th, 2011

Sub City New York from sarah klein on Vimeo.

It’s a short film – a visual poem – about that moment in New York when you emerge from the subway and find yourself in a new and sometimes unexpected world.

A film by Sarah Klein and Tom Mason
Concept by Jennifer McClory
Music by Erik Satie

© Redglass Pictures 2011, www.redglasspictures.com

Storytelling Series: “Remember Me” by Lesley Graham from Blurb Books on Vimeo.

Sometimes a story comes along that we just have to share. Meet Blurb author Lesley Graham as she shares the personal story behind her beautiful illustrated book, “Remember Me.”

| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

Pete Eckert is a totally blind person. But through his photography, he proves that he IS a visual person, he just can’t see.

Pete was the Grand Prize recipient of Artists Wanted: Exposure 2008, an international photography competition, and was awarded $2,008 with a formal reception at Leo Kesting Gallery in New York City on Thursday August 7, 2008.

Artists Wanted is proud to present this truly inspiring portrait of the artist.

Produced by www.ideagarden.org. More info at www.ArtistsWanted.org. Join us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ArtistsWanted

And Let’s finish everything off with a nice single malt, :)

The Masters of Photography – Behind the scenes of the Albert Watson Edition from The Macallan on Vimeo.

“The Macallan came to me with the incredible story of the Spanish sherry oak casks used to make their Single Malt and asked me to interpret this as a photographic art project. The freedom and encouragement given to me allowed the creation of a visual journey demanding complete artistic integrity.” – Albert Watson

Music by my friend: Ludovico Einaudi – “Nuvole bianche” with permission.
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One comment

  1. Sweet, thanks for the collection of videos. The OSI one you lead with, by Sacha and Anger, is a good one. OSI is doing a great series on this. I like that you’ve included some more interactive and artsy pieces too. Great to see what other creatives are doing out there!

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