So the story goes.

Or, Old Spice, Mad Men and Jazz. Sometimes when you are looking for rocks, you find diamonds. A truly fascinating read here on the link between an iconic jazz photo and the advertising campaigns of today. Advertisements

Shopkick rewards customers for walking into a store

Check out Shopkick, a new free app that goes beyond check-ins to reward consumers for actually walking into a store. It dispenses “kickbucks” reward points for a variety of consumer actions, including standard check-ins at or near the store. Visit http://springwise.com/retail/shopkick/

Herding Cats

Behind the scenes of Mother’s cat experiment for Ikea. Enjoy it here.

Euan Preston

It’s Friday. The week is winding down and the serenity of the weekend approaches. Here is a beautiful piece of film from Euan Preston to rest your eyes on. Shot with a Canon 7d and the Glidetrack HD. Lenses: EF 50mm f/1.4, EF-S 10-22mm and the EF 70-200mm L IS f/2.8.

Friday Mix 9

The sun is out! Birds are chirping, but the jackhammers outside still play their tune on what’s left of the footpath. Silicone Soul comes to the rescue!

“He say you Blade Runner”

Douglas Trumbull talks about how he created the magnificently detailed opening sequence to Blade Runner. It is a testament to craft, detail and ingenuity. Watch it here.

So what now?

Facebook now has 50% of the words social media ad revenue at $1.76 billion in 2010, that’s up 165% from 2009! So what is next in the world of social media? Here is a great look at what’s to come.

No FX

All in camera. Just because they can. From the makers: Four month exhausting hard work in an abonded area, no sun just artificial light. The final result, a stop motion movie with no digital effects at all, everything is handmade. About 5000 pictures are processed with an average by 15 pictures per second. The music … Continue reading

Ikea cinema catalogue

A brilliant campaign in German cinemas for IKEA.

Lakai

Lakai Skate and Create 2010 Directed by Ty Evans, produced by Spike Jonzeand music by Ima Robot “Ruthless”. Shot on MX RED, and Canon 5D and 7D. “LAKAIROMANIA” from Marc Ritzema on Vimeo.