All posts tagged Videos

  • ‘Why principals matter’ – Mott Hall Bridges Academy principal

    I don’t know if you remember the viral Humans Of New York post of a little boy who was asked who the most influential person in his life was that was going around, but I was happy to come across this little video about his answer: Ms. Lopez.

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  • Iris Apfel documentary (trailer)

    I ran across this trailer shared by the 99PercentInvisible and would love to see it when it comes out. Thought it was cute change of pace from my normal videos.

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  • New York City & a PSA

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    Neat stop motion of some of some of the most famous New Yorky things.

    And I’m posting two today because, I think I think this is super important but I also realize that people are not into PSA’s. But, man, don’t text and drive and don’t text someone you know is driving.

    Your moms will thank me.

  • My 5 favorite talks from Interaction15

    Didn’t get to go to Interaction15?

    Wouldn’t even if you didn’t know about it because you’re not an interaction designer?

    Never fear! here are my favorite talks in a nutshell (and why). I will preface with telling you that there were usually three talks going at a time and so I certainly didn’t attended all of them, but I still really liked the ones I ended up at. They’re each about an hour long.

    Mike Monteiro: Keynote from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.

    This is a great talk for any creative to learn how to talk about themselves and Monteiro is a super engaging lecturer. He’s talking about how important it is to be able to see your work with conviction and why you need to. Something that a lot of people working in creative industries struggle with.

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  • Movies over winter break

    I’ve taken the liberty of re-entering society and learning about pop culture over winter break via film. Here are the movies that I’ve watched (and liked!) over winter break (so far):

    The Graduate

    I just saw it on Netflix and thought that I should finally watch this classic movie that I’ve heard so much about. 

    Burt’s Buzz

    I really loved this documentary about the co-founder of Burt’s Bees, as I already told you. It’s really not so much about an entrepreneur, but looking at life through someone who never wanted to be start a business. He just found some bees and was in the right place at the right time. I want to be him.  

    Cutie & The Boxer

    Documentary about two Japanese artists who have lived together for years. It was a pretty sad story because being an artist isn’t easy and sometimes the person you marry isn’t easy either (is the diplomatic way to put it). I love stories of families in struggle. 

    Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

    I saw and exhibition by Ai Weiwei when I went to Toronto last year and have been meaning to watch this documentary about him for ever. It was really wonderful to learn more about him, his history, and the projects that drive him. Really articulate artist. I really liked listening to his perspective. It was another sad movie for me. 

    Populaire

    After watching a bunch of sad movies, I thought I should cheer myself up a little since I was already down to begin with. I indulged with Amélie. I remembered how very much I liked that movie and Netflix recommended this movie next. It wasn’t as quirky, but I still really liked it. Old (time period setting) French romanic comedy.

    Sidewalls

    Then after watching Populaire I was like, ‘more foreign movies please!’ This was also recommended. It was darker and I was starting to get frustrated because I found myself rooting for a happy ending (I won’t spoil it). Regardless, I thought the way they told the story and the pacing was super interesting. It had a different quality than most movies, I think. 

    Ida

    I didn’t know this was a foreign movie, but it also was. It is a gloomy movie, but good in it’s own quiet way. The main character has such a dower expression throughout. Her black eyes kind of pierce the scenes. I liked it, but it has a slower pace than people might enjoy. 

    Into the Woods

    This was actually not netflix! I went to see this yesterday with two of my old friends. I really enjoyed it. I didn’t know anything about it and I didn’t even know it was a musical (I love musicals). I liked it, but I also felt like there were so many separate stories happening that it felt a little unsatisfying at the end. Like you don’t get that feeling of resolve. Despite that, I like the humor of the movie, it juxtaposed bright musical acts and with the darker plots of the Grimm Fairy Tales.

  • “The Look of Saul Bass” (aka, More Saul Bass)

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    I was on Art of the Title this weekend looking for inspiration for an upcoming moving project we have. It’s such a terrific resource for looking at the design of title sequences as art. And more than just talking about Saul Bass, this video discusses how Bass changed movie titles into the designed form we see today. Take a look around!

  • 40 Days of Dating

    Day 33: Hand-holding from 40 Days of Dating on Vimeo.

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    I know I’ve mentioned this 40 Days of Dating project before, but at the time I was busy and couldn’t really spend the time reading each of the days. Now I’m busy-but-procrastinating and so I obsessively read all the posted days they’ve but up so far (36).

    It was so fascinating to me to read through their different emotional states as the time progresses and to be consumed by dating and relationships so much. It makes you think about your own history in comparison to theirs. As a project, I’m also so impressed with how candid they can be with the whole world by posting this project. One of the luxuries of being already being settled into your career, I guess. I am excited to see where they end up at the end of 40 days.

    I’ve had 3 serious relationships in my life. Whatever that means.

  • Speaking of Saul Bass…

    I know you were all as happy as I was to see the Google doodle today (May 8th) which celebrates graphic designer Saul Bass. And I know you know about him because I mentioned him before, albiet briefly.

  • No, No, No, No, No, Yes

    No, No, No, No, No, Yes: Gideon Amichay at TEDxJerusalem

    I found this video because I read this really great interview with Matt Eastwood on greatthinkers.com which made me to go the DDB website (the agency where he works) where I found this video in a blog post Matt wrote.Which made me think, I wonder if I should do a regular post on all the inspirational articles, video, and media I ingest on a weekly basis. Mostly because I want to catalogue them myself.

    I thought this was a great video and especially pertinent to me as a I just started redirecting my New York efforts and feel like I’m starting all over. And at the bottom. But I have to believe that my passion and sincere interest has value. Here we go!

     

    Addendum: I just found this article. amirite? AMIRITE? Your Attitude is More Valuable than Skill

  • A Short History of the gif

    A Short History of the Gif | Moving the Still from LEGS MEDIA on Vimeo.

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    Maggie shared this Jezebel article with me and I just thought is was so neat. I think I want to do a research project on gifs.