This is a great book for any web professional who wants to gain a better understanding of how to successfully manage web projects.
Breandán Knowlton goes through the entire process from beginning a web project to deployment and evaluation, offering great insights, advice, checklists, guidelines and references for further reading to guide you along the way.
With hundreds of people rocking their best 50s attire and settling down on picnic blankets to watch Grease, dance and sing along, this event took immersive cinema to a new level, making the most of the sunny weather and bringing the era back to life.
The fairground rides, Frosty’s Cafe, a National Bandstand, candy floss, mac & cheese, and plenty music, made this one of their best productions yet!
Last week I went to see Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom at the Greenwich Picturehouse, which was the perfect venue for this wonderfully quirky film.
Moonrise Kingdom starts with an opening sequence of tracking shots through the family home and continues to be beautifully shot throughout. The story follows two pre teens that run away to the woods together in 1965, causing a local search party to look for them.
I loved this film. The acting was great, especially the kids Suzie (Kara Hayward) and Sam (Jared Gilman) that together portrayed an accurate and deeply heartfelt depiction of childhood. The music was spot on and the alternative approach to filming, which is discussed in FastCoCreate’s interview with Wes Anderson put this film miles ahead of anything else I have seen so far this year.
After noticing the event on twitter I downloaded my free ticket and went along to Café 1001 to get an insight into the making of the hugely successful Prometheus virals.
The Q&A session was with the RSA producer Casper Delaney and Director Johnny Hardstaff. Using non traditional platforms including social media and the internet meant that the viral films have been immensely popular with the right target audience. The PR department claims that in just 36 hours after the release, 55 million people were aware of the movie.
What is interesting is that these viral films created a buzz without any scenes or references to the movie itself. Johnny Hardstaff was the creative lead on ‘David’ and ‘Quiet Eye’ with his intentions being to create timeless sci-fi films. Johnny and Casper read the script, however, they didn’t see any of the movie before making the virals and went on to tell us that this worked in their favour as it allowed them to create something different that didn’t give anything away.
It was revealed that the initial idea for creating viral films was to challenge traditional methods of advertising. We were told that the virals were not abundantly funded, however this led to finding new ways of doing things. For example, ‘Quiet Eye’ was created by using Noomi Rapace’s original screen test for the movie.
These virals were not the first. Yet their success has subsequently opened up opportunities for more of this type of work to be made in the future. It is a medium that respects the audience and encourages interaction, as well as debate and intrigue. With traditional forms of advertising becoming more and more irrelevant I am excited to see what the future has in store for viral films.
Last week marked the launch of Fat or Fiction, a collaborative personal project between myself, David Rosser and Anna Brooks. We wanted to explore a new way of visualising data that would stand out amongst a vector dominated art form.
Fat or Fiction is a series of data visualizations, created to bring to life the often overwhelming and complicated nutritional content in food. It showcases the content through Infotography – The relationship between Information and photography. This site is not intended to make you feel guilty about your food habits but to help you make the choices between your guilty pleasures.
We have had great press since the launch last week and have had over 100,000 page views already with the average visit duration being over 5 minutes. It has also been featured on some of my favourite blogs such as It’s Nice That and FormFiftyFive, which we are really excited about.
You can view the website here. Stay tuned to our @Fatorfiction twitter page for future treats!