By Tom Spurgeon I like the strategy that Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover and Monkeybrain are employing with their series Bandette in providing free shorts featuring Tobin working with sympathetic artistic talent. Here's the latest.
We all have the same 24 hours to use each day, regardless of whether we spend them online or off. I hope the short bits of advice I've given you here can help you make the most of your time on the web… and to enjoy the precious moments you have away from it as well. read more
From Daisuke Kaneko: An animated short film about a covetous homeless and a mysterious mirror. This is my graduation project at Digital Hollywood University. [Daisuke Kaneko | Via IO9]
By Foggy Tom: Shutterstock (SSTK) is a $3.3 billion market cap digital image marketplace. Its technology allows image buyers to browse its database of over 30 million images, vectors and video clips for purchase online, either individually or on a subscription basis. Show More Summary
Maria Popova captions the above short film: From my friends at PBS Digital Studios and filmmaker James W. Griffiths comes A Solitary World — a breathtaking homage to H.G. Wells, with text adapted from five of his most celebrated works: The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The First Men in the Moon (1901), In The Days of the Comet (1906), The World Set […]
Over 200,000 people have applied to take a one-way trip to Mars. A new digital short interviews five of those prospective Mars astronauts to find out who they are and why they would want to become a part of history. "Mars One Way" documents the thought process of Cody Reeder, Casey Hunter, Will Robbins, Katelyn Kane, and Ken Sullivan. Show More Summary
At this year’s Dx3 digital business expo in Toronto, one of the highlights was a Seattle-based company called Hointer that’s aiming for nothing short of a complete revolution in the way we buy clothes in stores – and it’s using robots to make it happen. Show More Summary
Aside from a truly awful Super Bowl ad, we haven’t heard much from The Matrix over the last decade. But Warner Brothers is short on franchises, and the Wachowskis have arguably redeemed themselves, so it’s back to the digital well! Admittedly,...Show More Summary
Well, that took awhile. Remember Instacube, the purpose-built digital photo frame designed to pull images directly from your Instagram feed? The Android-powered photo screen found itself short on both funding and manufacturing options last summer....
Short Peace has finally been licensed -- it took long enough! Katushiro Otomo's anthology featuring his work along with several other skilled directors has been picked up by Sentai Filmworks. It'll release on digital outlets soon, with a bilingual DVD and Blu-ray release to follow. Show More Summary
Under Jimmy Fallon's stewardship, The Tonight Show programming has moved to approximately 75 percent SNL Digital Shorts and 25 percent interviews. The latest clip is a ditty called "Wastepaper Basketball" and stars LeBron James in a high-stakes garbage-basketball rap/challenge against Fallon. Lebron's face here is the best moment. Read more...
Philadelphia CBS owned station KYW is offering a short news brief available on the station’s website. A station spokesperson told TVSpy, the “Digital Brief” is “for viewers who may have missed the evening news but are looking for a quick recap of the local headlines in the evening.” The video is posted every night at around 7:30 p.m. Show More Summary
Even though Frozen is still raking in the bucks at the box office, the Blu-ray hits shelves in a few short weeks. It’s already on digital download, but leading up to March 18 release we’ll surely see some very cool behind the scenes content from the year’s biggest animated film. Show More Summary
In the last 10 years, photography has gone through the most radical changes in its short history. It?s the beginning of the sharp decline in Analogue photography and the explosion of Digital. The average person takes 4 times as many photos as they did 10 years ago and 10% of all photographs were taken in the past 12 months. Show More Summary
Shorts International’s channel ShortsHD is making this year’s Oscar nominees in the categories of Live Action Short Film and Animated Short Film available on VOD and digital platforms beginning today. The lineup already has gotten a release in more than 400 theaters nationwide. Show More Summary
Last month I was in Bangkok delivering a talk at the Spark Conference. During the startup panel discussion at the end of the day, there was a short discussion of “stickers.” Panelists were enthusiastic about the potential for early stage...
Division of Labor created a pair of fun, short videos for Live Nation, which are shown as pre-show entertainment at venues such as Shoreline, The Palladium and Roseland Ballroom to show off the capabilities of their digital screen network. The above “Rodents on Turntables” is…well, exactly what it sounds like. Show More Summary
Suppose you are a chief executive or run an ad sales team. One of your top performers is hitting his quotas, but he's not up to date with the latest digital advertising streams. Short term, he's doing great. Long-term prognosis is terrible. Show More Summary
Last month we posted about mesmerizing experimental videos by artist Dennis Hlynsky that use digital processing to make the flight paths of birds visible. Today The Atlantic released a mini documentary about Hlynsky, in which he discusses his experimental videos and how they came about. In addition to his bird videos, Hlynsky has also created [...]
All this week's new digital content. Nintendo has confirmed a short list of new content arriving via the US Wii U and 3DS eShops this week. Click here to read the full article