The Brewster Parsons Next Reel Channel on Vimeo presents the latest work from Brewster Parsons, the Venice, California-based A-level visual effects studio specializing in photoreal imagery, extraordinary color and brilliant design solutions.
Established in 2007 by Darcy Parsons and award-winning VFX supervisor Simon Brewster, the artists and producers of Brewster Parsons Read more
In the ongoing aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, where the survivors are now facing new difficulties including disease and infections, the United Nations World Food Programme continues mobilizing to help millions of people with emergency food relief. Funded entirely by voluntary donations, WFP counts on our support to be able to provide food where and when it is needed most. Donations to help children and families in need in the Philippines can be made at http://www.wfpusa.org/emergency or by texting the word AID to 27722 to instantly donate $10.
Monday is Veteran’s Day here in America, and it’s a day of honor and celebration that has its roots in “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918, when Germany signed the Armistice to end World War I. I have written before about what this day means to me personally, and since America’s businesses are made up of its citizens, it’s natural that our esteem for our military veterans is the inspiration for many types of related cause-marketing campaigns, including those detailed last year at this time by Stuart Elliott of The New York Times.
Although my military service was during the relatively peaceful era of 1985 to 1990, it still was not all that easy. I know firsthand about the dread of boot camp, and the difficulty of enduring even basic training… but to me, my motivation was clear: I wanted to serve my country. Through those experiences and others, I came to have ultimate respect for those who have gone far beyond “basic training” to become the Marines, the SEALS, and other elite members of our special forces… whose bravery and daily commitments are seemingly made of granite. It is nearly impossible to duly honor them and express the appreciation they deserve.
Below, I am very proud to share the touching personal message I received from my cousin, whose son graduated around this time in 2011 as a Navy SEAL. Throughout the ordeal of her son’s training, we received updates of the harrowing experiences — one after the other — that this young man, and others like him, were willingly facing in order to serve our country. He was literally knocked back time and again, and each time, he stepped back up with even more determination; he never gave up, and today, his dream of being one of America’s finest and best trained specialists is a reality. And like everyone who wears a military uniform, ultimately, he did all of this to serve us.
As you read this and otherwise participate in Veterans Day in your chosen ways, please think of those young people who have dedicated their lives to the military, and consider reaching out somehow to let them know you appreciate them. Also, I invite you to learn more about the Wounded Warriors Project, and consider making a donation. Thank you! Read more
November 4-6, join the talents behind Event Marketer Magazine and the Event Marketing Summit for the third-annual EventTech, the world’s only conference and exposition focused on using social media and technology to optimize events and trade shows. Join hundreds of marketers from across the Fortune 1,000 and the best marketing agencies in Las Vegas for quick-dives into the latest technologies, the hottest trends and the most important digital+live best practices, including the following. Read more
For the sixth year in a row, 50 “Fireflies” will soon take to the coast of California to ride their bikes a grueling 550 miles in benefit of cancer research. They will depart San Francisco on September 27, and arrive into Los Angeles on October 2.
Cancer affects us all. Please consider helping the fight by making a donation here. Alternately, you can view the project on Vimeo and make a “Tip Jar” donation using PayPal, where all funds will be directly transferred to the City of Hope research hospital.
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The video appearing with this story is your personal invitation from Ozioma Egwuonwu to participate in the second annual International Day for Dreamers, a global celebration of the power of dreams to change our lives and the world. The inventor of this global event, Ozioma is also an instructor at Columbia University, and the CEO/Founder of BurnBright Lifeworks, Inc. The above video was shot at the MLK Memorial in Washington D.C., as part of Ozioma’s tribute to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Now celebrated on every continent, International Day for Dreamers is a much-needed rallying cry for people to bring forth their vision for what is possible and move it forward, no matter how big or small that vision may be. Everyone from around the world is invited to participate in free live and virtual events, and encouraged to create their own events by bringing family, friends, colleagues and communities together to dream, then do, together.
Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999 that is building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, the firm brings design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. Each year 100,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by Architecture for Humanity. Its advocacy, training and outreach programs impact an additional 50,000 people annually. Working with a long list of clients that includes community groups, aid organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions, and foundations, Architecture for Humanity works from conception through completion to channel the resources of the global funding community to meaningful projects that make huge local impacts.
Design is the ultimate renewable resource. Join us in building safer, more sustainable and more innovative structures—structures that are assets to their communities and an ongoing testament to the ability of people to come together to envision a better future. Learn more by visiting www.architectureforhumanity.org.
As media, marketing and technology continue to rapidly transform the world, genuine invention has become crucial to advancing brands. The Adweek Project Isaac Awards were conceived to cast a celebratory light on invention across all areas of the venerable publication’s coverage. Submissions are now open (the deadline’s in two weeks: April 8) in 35 categories across four brackets: Advertising & Marketing, Media, Digital and Best Practices. Winners will earn the right to use a custom Adweek Project Isaac seal, and will appear in an invention-themed issue of Adweek to be published on May 13, just ahead of the CLIO Awards in NYC on May 15. The judges will also select one overall “Gravity” award winner who will be revealed and honored during the CLIO ceremony’s Adweek Project Isaac presentation.
Founded in 1978 and fully relaunched and redesigned in 2010, Adweek delivers vibrant, insightful and forward-thinking content via the traditional weekly print magazine, Adweek.com and Adweek on the iPad for the advertising, media and marketing industries. For further information please visit www.isaacawards.com.
In honor of World Water Day, it’s my pleasure to share this video from charity: water documenting the organization’s latest efforts to get people around the world clean and safe drinking water.
More than 780 million people on our planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. For $20 a person, non-profit charity: water funds clean water solutions like shallow wells, deep wells, rainwater harvesting systems, and spring protections to provide people in need with clean and safe drinking water. Find out how you can help give one person clean drinking water at www.charitywater.org/donate
Innovators in Design is a seven-week series focusing on people who are reinventing the way we live presented by ARTINFO.com, the online destination of Louise Blouin Media, the world’s leading cultural media group. Part seven will be arriving soon – in the meantime, click the ad to find these fascinating entries posted over the past several weeks.
. Part 1: 5 Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Build
. Part 2: 5 Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Interact With Nature
. Part 3: 5 Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Experience Art
. Part 4: 5 Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Raise Our Children
. Part 5: 5 Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Communicate
. Part 6: 5 Figures Who Are Redesigning the Way We Travel