In honour of Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration, a neat music video with polished moving typographic treatment.
More Michel Gondry breeding his DIY, home-crafted aesthetic: Be Kind Rewind site has Sweded home movie versions of blockbusters.
Like with previous feature The Science of Sleep, Michel Gondry has an accompanying installation project for Be Kind Rewind, recreating the video store from the film at the Deitch Projects gallery.
Those wanting to test their acting chops will be able to make their own cinematic odes in the gallery’s back lot, which will feature a variety of movie sets. All videos made during the exhibition will be on view inside the gallery. Gondry says, “I don’t intend nor have the pretension to teach how to make films. Quite the contrary. I intend to prove that people can enjoy their time without being part of the commercial system and serving it. Ultimately, I am hoping to create a network of creativity and communication that is guaranteed to be free and independent from any commercial institution.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. will turn anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s six-volume graphic novel masterwork Akira into two live action feature films, the first of which is being fast tracked for release in summer 2009.
WB, which had the Akira rights several years ago, only to let them lapse and then recapture them in a spirited bidding battle, is planning a twin-bill that the filmmakers have described as “Blade Runner” meets City of God.
“De Montfort University’s Institute of Creative Technologies will host the 2007 European Machinima Festival, the first Machinima festival to be held in Europe. The festival, which will take place at the University’s campus centre from 12 – 14 October, will show case the latest Machinima films and will attract Machinima makers world-wide.”
Volkswagen’s Night Driving site offers a commercial remixing tool. Quality of content/film makes this compelling.