What an achievement, one guy working on this over weekends for four years. Cool to see Star Wars given that anime feel and with a Thundercats style electric guitar solo throughout. So cool.
Just started reading Becoming Steve Jobs this morning, and it's already showing insight and great writing. Loved these two quotes particularly, which I imagine set up the rest of the book.
His was a truly Shakespearean tale, full of arrogance, intrigue, and pride, of perceived villains and ham -handed fools, of outrageous luck ,good intentions, and unimagined consequences.
We can learn as much, if not more, from failure, from promising paths that turn into dead ends. The vision, understanding, patience, and wisdom that informed Steve’s last decade were forged in the trials of these intervening years. The failures, stinging reversals, miscommunications, bad judgment calls, emphases on wrong values— the whole Pandora’s box of immaturity— were necessary prerequisites to the clarity , moderation, reflection, and steadiness he would display in later years.
Wow. Another great video from Tony Zhou, this guy should start his own film school. I wish I had films like this when I was studying film. Boils everything down so simply and with perfect examples to illustrate his point.
Really makes me want to watch some Kurosawa all over again. Vividly remember some big movement in Kagemusha, all that rage expressed in a sudden violent move.
What a great idea, to compare the first and final frames of films. I love observations like this, really shows the beauty of these films and also highlights how much detail great directors go into with their work.
This is so well put together and with some fantastic film choices by Jacob T. Swinney, who I linked to before with his film Evolution of Batman in Cinema, and is reflectingly scored with Thomas Newman's "Any Other Name" from American Beauty.
I picked out some of my favourite stills from the edit below.
Thought this pretty much summed up the whole conversation around using YouTube creators in branded content, whilst also summing up marketeers seeming obsession with speaking to millennials (who don't really buy much yet!).
Via Marketing Week (Paywall)