Check out this sick interactive splash page for Adobe’s Creative License site for CS3 created by Goodby and Flash genius, Mike Kellog. Have to say, it’s been ultra-astounding to watch Goodby, Silverstein & Partners evolve from one of the best TV and print shops in the country to the new media juggernaut they are today. Emulate them at all costs.
Maybe you all know this already, but YouTube has recently added some new features to the site, under the rather dry title of YouTube Annotations, which allow you to add interactive commentary to your films. Another possibility is to add hyperlinks from your film to others, as is demonstrated in this sweet videoblog byRupert Howe.
YouTube Annotations is still in beta which means you can only get the “choose your own adventure” feature when watching the video on their site (not through embedded videos like the one below).
Remember the controversial “F#*@ It” Heineken viral ads we posted last week? (See ‘em here if you don’t.) Well, Quiet Glover did an exclusive interview with the creators to find out what’s behind the spots, and they were kind enough to send the link our way.
Did they imagine their work would be such a buzz on the internet? Do they think their work has a good or bad influence on the Heineken brand image? Do they agree with the fact that their work may be shocking or unethical?
A pretty nice way to call attention to a new car launch.
According to an article on the London se1 website:
A strange crater appeared in Potters Fields Park on Saturday as part of the launch of Vauxhall’s new Insignia car range.
The large object had ‘landed’ on the grass next to City Hall and was emitting smoke and a strange noise.
Men in dark glasses were guarding the crash site and refusing to explain to passers-by what was happening.
From what we can ascertain from our web search, (or at least the way we envisioned it going down) the object remained in the field all weekend, and was extracted via crane on Monday. The tubular object opened and “dropped” the car 45 feet. The women playing instruments are pretty cheesy, and you can tell it was actually lowered via cables, but it was still a pretty novel introduction.