A new campaign is being seeded for Microsoft 7. The campaign takes the form of a video competition (on a site which currently doesn't seem to work...at least with Firefox...which might be why) which seeks seven second videos from filmmakers who could end up having their submissions shown at this year's 54th BFI London Film Festival. Video's should reflect the budding filmmaker's favorite film or genre.
Here's the first promotional clip which will soon be followed by four others.
Erik Proulx, creator of Lemonade: The Movie, in which I had the great honor and pleasure to appear, has released the trailer for Lemonade: Detroit, a documentary that looks deep inside Detroit and what a few individuals are doing to transform that city from an industrial wasteland into an idea-fueled metropolis full of vibrancy and life.
Ford social media guy Scott Monty figures prominently in the film. Along with Scott, others tell their stories about how they lifted themselves up, headed in a new direction and enriched the city with their new endeavors.
Check out the trailer below and the movie's website. I have no doubt the finished product will be amazing.
A just launched Dominoes campaign, For Real, includes clips from such famed videos including Chris Crocker's Leave Britney Alone, the elephant on the trampoline, car skating, the puking Swedish hostess and, yes, 2 Girls 1 Cup. (Don't worry. Not the gross part)
Not all of these videos are "official" of course as some are not on the Domino's YouTube channel nor anything the brand would approve. We suspect some YouTubers are just having a bit of fun with the campaign inserting whatever they choose into the commercials doughnut hole.
So remember that Shards O' Glass Truth commercial that came out back in June? It's the one where a company makes freeze pops with shards of glass in them and says they're for adults only. Well according to kat62296 on YouTube the approach may have backfired a bit.
In a video, she takes a look at the commercial and comes to the conclusion that, with a little adjustment, those freeze pops could be really tasty. Hmm. Not exactly the message Truth was going for.
It's not a Matt Harding but, in this day and age of all things video, we guess it's a passable means of promoting a product. So just watch as this little girl in a dance studio does a little dance that turns out to be not so little and not so confined to the dance studio.
What's it promoting? Samsung's Galaxy phone. The Viral Factory created and is seeding the work
- Philips has released a romantic comedy called Nigel & Victoria. The first three episodes are on YouTube.
- Ladies with iPhones, want bigger boobs? Check out the iAugment app from Dr. Kinsley. Upload your photo and then choose your implant size to see what you'll look like.
- The Lingerie Football League is coming to MTV2.
- Intimate Interactive is now following us on Twitter. Intimate Interactive? Seriously? Is that like an interactive agency for lingerie clients?
- Well here's an interesting way to sell cars.
Teased in early July, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York is out with its latest short film for Absolut. This one's called Lemon Drop and it stars Ali larter whom we've loved since she first starred in Varsity Blues. Playing a character named Lemon Drop, the movie's plot, which never takes itself too seriously, revolves around Larter using both sides of her personality to solve a caper involving missing kittens, an evil crooner, and a set of mysterious vials.
Directed by Traktor, the ten minute video can be seen here and also on YouTube and can be seen at where it is accompanied by a downloadable movie poster and wallpaper.
- Who needs billboards when you can mess up the nautical landscape with branded sails?
- How do women climb to the top of the creative ladder?
- Have fun with this hunter and a bear in a choose your own adventure video series for Tipp-Ex.
- The deadline extended to September 7, 2010 for the ADC 90 CFE Cube Design Project.
- Yea. Here's that Greenpeace deforestation ad. I you can't guess what it's all about before you view, you need help.
- In Sidewalkgate, Zynga may end up owing San Francisco more than clean up costs for its sidewalk advertising stunt.
Kinda like the idiocy of that car that can break a glass with its engine noise, Orange is out with a commercial during which an opera singer breaks a glass with her voice delivered through a cell phone connection. Yea, that's exactly what we want. Don't you think mobile providers should concentrate of the important stuff first like, oh, calls that don't drop and service that is everywhere?
Of course we love the tagline of the commercial which reads, "Don't believe everything you see" thus, basically, negating the entire point of the ad.
This contributed article is written by Jaffer Ali, CEO of Video Snack Network. He lays out the facts regarding video pre-roll advertising and why it's a bust.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. --Sigmund Freud
This article is likely to irritate a lot of people. Of course that is not the goal, but an expected byproduct nonetheless. Let me first begin by stating in absolute terms that I wish I were wrong about what follows, because my life would have been rendered easier.
Here is the conclusion and the rationale will follow:
Pre-roll video is a terrible DR and branding vehicle!