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Music video: Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance

Oren Lavie is a singer/songwriter from Israel. The video for his song “Her Morning Elegance” is a beautiful stop motion film, starring Oren himself and Israeli actress Shir Shomron. I came across this video a while ago, but just thought of it. This stop motion video is situated on a bed, filmed from above.

Some additional information from Daily Inspiration:

Filming was shot over two days in the studio of Tel Aviv photographer Eyal Landesman. The video is made up of 3225 still photos shot using one camera hanging from the ceiling for the main body of the movie. An animated computer generated storyboard for the video, using 3D dummies, was produced over the four weeks before filming started.

More information on Oren Lavie can be found on his MySpace.

Film It Yourself: Kyteman at Pinkpop

Dutch hiphip artist Kyteman played the tent stage with his Hiphop Orchestra at Pinkpop this year. The Film It Yourself initiative invited people to videotape this show with their mobile phones and digital cameras, and then upload it to the FIY website. This resulted in a unique grid of different videos, which were uploaded to YouTube

Film It Yourself also made their own montage of all the footage that was available, turning into a full registration of the concert. That video can be found here: http://stunst.com/fiy/.

The result is amazing, especially when watching the montage. It feels like standing in the crowd yourself, seeing the performance from all different angles.

This technique is not new though, Beastie Boys released a live DVD called “Awesome! I Fucking Shot That”, working with almost the same concept. For this particular DVD handycams were given to a group of visitors before the concert started.

Guerilla: The Axe effect

Funny little guerilla advertisement by Axe. The well-known Axe effect is applied to exit signs in public places.

Leuk stuntje van Axe by dutchcowgirls.
Via Flickr

Campaign: Reverse Graffiti Project

The reverse graffiti project is developed as a promotinal campaign for a new cleaning product. The concept of reverse graffiti is very simple: instead of adding stuff to a wall to make graffiti, you remove stuff. By removing dirt in different places on a wall, you get contrast. These incredible works of art are made by Paul Curtis. Check out the video below:

The campaign won a Gold Media Lion, a Silver Outdoor Lion and a Bronze Design Lion at Cannes International Advertising Festival. The project, based in the entrance to San Francisco’s Broadway Tunnel, was based on Paul’s earlier work in Leeds and London in the UK, sponsored by companies such as Smirnoff.

More information can be found on the Reverse Graffiti Project website.

Via Daily Inspiration

Baby commercials

Babies are an excellent subject for commercials. Look at these talented babies from Evian water and E*Trade.

Both commercials are very well made. Too bad the E*Trade baby starts puking at the end of the clip. Obviously that was done on purpose, but it makes the baby a lot less cute.

Via kottke.org