There’s so much going on here today – sites launching, SOWs due, coffee to drink, people to harass, that I’m not sure where to start. I’m always fascinated by other interactive agencies’ sites. Ours is so boring and corporate I want to throw up every time I see it. But this one for Deadline Advertising is so very nice – love the way they incorporated video. I can see why they have an impressive list of film/tv studios on their client list. Take a look.
Funktrip did this microsite (below) for Dior Midnight Poison. The videos are absolutely stunning (directed by Wong Kar-Wai), the sound design is perfect, but I think the site could have been so much more. Seemed a little compartmentalized – maybe should have expanded to fit your screen, full screen streaming, etc. In the bonus section, you have the option of downloading a widget for your desktop, which is basically…wait for it…a clock. And it will let you know if there are site updates. It looks pretty (by the way, design is very nicely done by Funktrip), but I thought widgets were supposed to help you be more productive and save time. Maybe I’m wrong. Go out and propose widgets to all your clients because they’re neat. Soon everyone will have a desktop full of crap they don’t use, but you’ll have a fat bonus in your pocket.
At least once a week someone’s video camera comes out at our office and we shoot some dumbass footage of ourselves doing the most idiotic things. Third graders have more imagination than us. And each of us has a page on Vimeo where we upload the hot mess we shoot. However, JWT seems to plan their in house videos and they have much, much better results than our paltry efforts.
(via The Good Stuff)
Great little spots by Leo Burnett Cairo for Melody Tunes, an all-English music video channel. But they also confuse and scare me on other levels. Does the whole world really need to be singing, “I’ll let you lick the lollipop”? Just asking. There’s a few versions – check out YouTube if you want to see them all.
Seems everyone I know in the biz is going to OMMA Video in Hollywood in November. I’m definitely going to be there. I was thinking about staying at the Viceroy in Santa Monica again, but then I read on Dlisted this morning that Britney Spears stayed there this week, and now I think it’s contaminated. Hope you see you there – I’ll be the drunk girl.
Or, a Stella just tastes damn good with a plate of overcooked fries. Glad I stopped at 2 last night, I’m attempting to keep to my promise at least twice a week. Brand New School has done the most amusing shorts for DDB Chicago for the site Here’s To Beer. Premise is you’re having a beer with various historical celebrities. I quite like the Earl of Sandwich. Or maybe I just like sandwiches. Mmmm. I’m hungry. Either way, nice job by DDB to engage Brand New School. Check out the shorts at the microsite or at BNS’ project page.