Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a really cool combination of some brand new OpenCV and FFMPEG functionality. On a poetic level, it is a tool for focusing on what is important in the record of your life rather than the ubiquitous messages that advertisers want you to focus on.
As a special Friday treat henceforth, a new playlist, curated by our musical insider, will be available through Radio Ego for your listening pleasure. This week's theme: Shows We'll Be Attending This Month that You Should Hit Too. Help Friday suck less (if that's possible) and click here to play now.
When this film was shot in the late 1940s, The Alexander Film Company located in Colorado Springs – "famed for scenic grandeur and bright sunshine" – was the world's largest producer and distributor of short-length screen advertising. This video shows some of the work they were up to back in those days. The company's tagline is pretty amazing and we're going to steal it for our own use before you do: "Advertising that talks as it demonstrates as it sells." Sheer genius.
INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music and fashion. Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today's pop culture.