Semi-Permanent is a leading global creative conference that has hosted over 300 speakers in nine cities spanning five countries. The 2013 series of events kicks off hours from now in Sydney before moving on to Auckland by next weekend. I hope you enjoy the Semi-Permanent titles presented above from Danny Yount and thought you might like to see some more details about the upcoming events (below). Ever wanted to know how something like this begins? If so, you’ll love this personal interview with Semi-Permanent’s co-curator: Incu Edition: Murray Bell.
Over the past year, creative production company Shilo and director Jose Gomez took on the challenge of creating a great deal of stunning cinematic content for Qatar TV, as you can see in the montage featured above. After traveling to Qatar to learn more about the culture and people – and make a lot of new friends – Shilo crafted this original HD content and much more for Qatar TV’s on-air identity.
“We were asked to make each promo a metaphor for different aspirational subjects such as education, business, environment and family,” Jose explains. “The main creative challenge was to render these stories in artistic and simple ways that didn’t require further explanation or language. We focused on conveying a feeling and tone for each subject in ways that are abstract and metaphorical but still understandable.” Read more
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Doug Pray‘s exuberant portraits of subcultures and maverick individuals have led him to three Sundance premieres, critical raves, numerous awards, and worldwide distribution. His feature documentaries include the Emmy Award-winning “Art & Copy,” a film about creativity and advertising, “Big Rig” a 40,000 mile road film about independent, long-haul truck drivers, “Infamy,” an intense journey into the lives and art of six notorious graffiti writers, “Scratch,” a celebration of hip-hop DJs and turntablism, his first film, “Hype!,” which told the story about the emergence and explosion of the early ’90s Seattle music scene that remains on Rolling Stone’s Top 10 list of best rock DVD’s of all time – and “Surfwise” the amazing odyssey of the Paskowitz surfing family.
Doug has directed dozens of commissioned short films and documentary-style commercials for a wide range of major clients, including Read more
It has been almost two years since fate connected me with Elizabeth Kiehner, Scott Matz, Justin Meredith and their colleagues at the award-winning NYC-based design and digital production company Thornberg & Forester, and as time marches on, their story just keeps getting better. Most recently, they collaborated with the gentlemen behind Paris-based creative agency VERSUS for a new global campaign for Bisquit Cognac.
When the international next-generation creative studio Transparent House launched in 2004, it began as a design visualization firm, creating 3D architectural renderings and animated walkthroughs of residential and commercial buildings. That led to 3D renderings of products, and producing videos for launch events and keynotes, which led to the studio offering complete branding services to a diverse client-base, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Firmly believing that art makes the world a more gratifying place to live, the firm’s principals continue bringing refined aesthetics to each and every studio project. They also maintain an art gallery at their San Francisco studio, which attracts visitors from all over the world. You are invited to stop by any time, and also to visit them online at www.transparenthouse.com.
Brain Pickings is the brain child of Maria Popova, an interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UK and The Atlantic, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.
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Jason White, the executive creative director of design-focused production studio Leviathan, recently returned from a very successful trip to Australia, where he participated in events with Autodesk in Sydney as well as the Pause Digital Festival in Melbourne. At Pause, Jason presented “Moving Masses: The Art of Transformative Visual Experiences” as part of the PauseStage premiere conference event, and he hosted the world premiere of the dramatic short “Lilith,” Leviathan’s first original narrative film. The film was very well received, and so were Jason’s presentations. Here is some of the feedback. Read more
The principals of Architizer.com believe the internet can transform the way architects do business. Since launching in 2009 with the mission of connecting architects to a vibrant network of peers, fans, and potential clients, the open community has become the largest and fastest-growing database of architecture online. A vital resource for news and information on competitions, job listings, and events happening around the world, Architizer’s blog also publishes the most relevant design content on the web, attracting an audience of millions who discuss and share through social media. Architizer is designed to transcend its editorial-based peers and empower the architecture. Check it out at www.Architizer.com.
Charlotte Cheetham is a french curator in graphic design: her publications & exhibitions projects, about graphic design and art relevant issues, are thought like spaces for experimental proposals. Manystuff.org, the blog she runs since 2006, proposes one possible reflection of a landscape and promotes a contemporary adventurous and transversal practice of graphic design that comes closely with art, curatorial practices, publishing practices, etc.
Her practice, constantly redefined, is based on an experimental approach embodied in publishing experiences, in exhibition moments, and in a flow of information over the Internet. Working on interpretation, on reinterpretation, she is interested in the thinking process – multi-disciplinary, poetic, experimental and surprising – that leads to the final “form.”
Slide Shows is a landscape of Contemporary Independent and Art Publishing, curated by Charlotte for Fillip’s Print Centre. To see more, please visit slide-shows.tumblr.com.
I’m not sure of its exact origin, but I’m indebted to ESPN SportsCenter star Stuart Scott for introducing me to this phrase: “Clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose.” Today is Thanksgiving Day here in America, and on the occasion, I am feeling deeply grateful.
Like many other entrepreneurs in America and elsewhere, I find a great deal to be thankful for in my occupation. Writing for OnStartups.com, Dharmesh Shah has posted an excellent short article entitled “12 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Thankful For,” which I encourage everyone to read.
Among the story’s growing list of comments, here are a few of my favorites.
. Sean Rosensteel: “I’m thankful for the small (but meaningful) windows of freedom you experience while being an entrepreneur and blazing your own trail.”
. Kathy: “I’m thankful for the folks I’ve met that are willing to help me out, even though the returns for them will be a couple more years down the road!”
. Artin Youssefian: “It’s nice to stop and be thankful once in a while. It reminds us all about why we started down this path to begin with. I’m thankful for everyone that has come before me and being able to stand on the shoulders of giants.”
. Chris Wachowiak: “Another reason I’m thankful for being an Entrepreneur: Giving me the ability to be the change I want to see in the world around me.”
I hope you also have lots to be thankful for today and in every day to follow. With clear eyes and full hearts, together, I believe we can achieve anything, and that optimism is just one of the many blessings I am counting today.