Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A great opening

Watched a really interesting movie on the weekend - JCVD, starring Jean Claude Van Damme. I can't recall ever watching any of his movies. But this is a great performance. He plays himself, a 48 year-old washed up actor who suddenly finds himself in the middle of a real life robbery. It's a really raw, honest performance. He can really act.

This is the french trailer. What I also loved was the opening credit with the boy and the balloon. It's brilliant. It's just a little thing - but I always think it's a great sign of what's to follow if they've put time and effort into a creative opening.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The joy of sharing

More great stuff from T-Mobile and Saatchi & Saatchi. Awesome what can come from bringing people together and giving them something to do.

First they send out an intriguing invite via YouTube. The result, 13,500+ people turn up at Trafalgar Square. They hand out 2,000 microphones so people can join in, and away they go - kicking it off with a rousing version of Hey Jude. The final video is wonderful. They clearly thought it through, numbering all the microphones so they could capture and isolate those individual "solo" performances.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Double Happiness

Beautiful images from the Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo (that opening image is something special). It just seems so wonderful that they have such a visual symbol of a passing moment in time - and even better that they stop, celebrate and appreciate it. Wish I was there.

Found over at Alexandre Gervais, via @Alexgervais

Sakura in Tokyo from James T. Kirk on Vimeo