Hilarious SmartWater Video Exposes Jennifer Aniston's Secrets

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In a feat of brilliance, SmartWater has released a faux-security tape - introduced by Ryan Seacrest, no less - that offers us an inside view into Jennifer Aniston's life.

In line with last year's "sex tape," her recent engagement to Justin Theroux and speculations of pregnancy, the video hits on all cylinders. Even Jimmy Kimmel makes an appearance as one of Aniston's kids.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-18-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Video



Missing Child Scenario Promotes Social Network For Moms

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A missing child is no joke. And it's certainly not the smartest scenario to evoke when promoting a mom-focused social network. But that's exactly what Paris-based La Chose did for HubWin-mamans.com.

The PR touts the work as something that, "highlights the solidarity between mothers. It tells a universal story, experienced by all mothers at one time or another, all over the world."

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by Steve Hall    Sep-17-12    
Topic: Social, Video



Lavish Elegance Fills Fashion Film As Woman Seeks Man

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In this masterful, single shot, steadicam film directed by Ryan Hope for William Tempest's Design Forum fashion collection, we are drawn into the life of the obscenely rich and the sumptuously elegant.

A lamborghini pulls up in front of a stately brick mansion that, on the outside, doesn't look as big as it seems once we're inside. A woman gets out of the vehicle and we follow her through room after room as she hunts for the man of her dreams. As we are slowly brought the home, we see a lavish gathering of one percenters enjoying themselves as if there weren't a care in the world.

The film is beautiful. The added subtitles ruin i's elegance. The film, itself, tells the story without need for narration. But we watched the entire eleven minutes. It was that captivating

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by Steve Hall    Sep-17-12    
Topic: Video



Canadian Hottie Chops Wood, Guts Fish For Fashion Brand

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Canadian fashion brand Smythe is taking a decidedly different approach to marketing its wares. In a campaign created by Toronto agency Open and production company Sons & Daughters, two videos feature a woman in the woods chopping wood and gutting a fish while dressed in attire otherwise reserved for a more elegant setting.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-13-12    
Topic: Strange, Video



'Football Expert' Sean Astin Advises NFL Rookies

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Even though he doesn't even like football or play the game (at least in real life), actor Sean Astin - who played underdog Notre Dame football player Rudy Ruettiger in the 1993 film, Rudy - is a football expert in this Pepsi Max-sponsored video.

In the video, Astin sits down with this year's crop of rookies for some innocuous and sometimes funny banter.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-12-12    
Topic: Celebrity, Video



Texans, Rams Get Pre-Kick Off Video Hype

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The Famous Group has created a couple of promotional videos; one for the Houston Texans and one for the St. Louis Rams. In the Houston Texans video, players are seen as high-tech superheroes using futuristic touch-screen technology seen in most every action movies these days. The 80-second game-opening segment will be shown on in-stadium screens before kickoff of every home game.

In the St. Louis Rams video, 10 St. Louis players re-enact actual plays that are then cut together with actual highlight footage. The production included a nearly 100 percent steadicam shoot bringing the viewer close to the action.

Check out both video below.

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by Steve Hall    Sep-12-12    
Topic: Video



iPhone 5 'Rubberband' Feature Expands Screen to iPad Size

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As we get closer and closer to the September 12 launch of the iPhone 5 and fanboy fanaticism runs amok, the rumors regarding the new phone's features have reached fever pitch. Aatma Studios, which routinely releases predictions for yet to be released Apple products is out with very Jerry Bruckheimer-ish movie trailer-style video that celebrates some of the expected (and only dreamed for) features everyone hopes to see on September 12.

This one is worth watching full screen with the volume turned way up.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 6-12    
Topic: Spoofs, Video



Environmental Concern Gets 80,000 to Skip Behavior, Not Ad

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Chili-based environmental concern Sodimac et La Casa Eco has made brilliant use of YouTube's newish ad skipping feature. A two minute video illustrates how the entity incorporated the ad skipping feature into their creative by adding a Skip This Behavior button which would appear just above and at the same moment as the Skip Ad button would appear.

Messaging would ask viewers whether they wanted to skip a certain behavior (using too much water, for example) or skip the ad. It worked. In one week, 80,000 people clicked the Skip This Behavior button.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 6-12    
Topic: Video



Anna Dello Russo Says 'You Need the Fashion Shower'

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H&M has hooked up with Vogue Japan Editor-At-Large Anna Dello Russo for a Colony-created, Alex Turvey directed video in which Russo struts her stuff and offers up a "fashion shower" of fashion commandments to honor the launch of her new accessories collection for the retailer.

In the 2:46 video, set to tunes from Producer/DJ Emiliano Pepe, Russo prances about in a grand wink to the over-the-top, very silly world of high fashion.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 6-12    
Topic: Brands, Strange, Video



Mad Men Cast Sing Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

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It's not the most musically pleasing experience but you've got to give credit to the video's creators for culling through four year's worth of Mad Men episode to editing together just the right lyrics to verbalize Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up.

The video was created for Richard Sandling's Perfect Movie, a monthly stand up comedy show about films at The Leicester Square Theare, London.

In a way, the Mad Men cast have Rickroled Astley, himself.

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by Steve Hall    Sep- 5-12    
Topic: Cable, Video










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