The Little Apple – New York as Toytown in The Sandpit

We first showed a tilt shift movie with the video Little Big Berlin and this film, which makes shots of New York seem like a toy town is also a must-see. Surely it’s only a matter of time before this technique is brought to wider public attention in a music video, advertisement or film – it’s an innovative, charming and quirky way to show a city at work.

Masterful teaser trailer for The Social Network

I know, a film about the origins of Facebook sounds like nothing more than a TV movie of the week, but when it’s directed by David Fincher and scripted by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin you have to take notice.
Like all the best teasers, this one manages to completely grip you without actually showing you anything. Nice, if obvious, movie logo at the end too.

Hollywood loves this newspaper

We all know that every phone number in US movies and TV shows contains the digits 555, but did you also know that everyone reads the exact same newspaper?

Desperate Housewives 2007


Married With Children 1997


No Country For Old Men 2007


Lucky Louie 2006


Scrubs 2008


Dallas 1991

Movies in 6 frames

Little White Lies magazine just held a competition for readers to draw their favourite movies in six comic book frames. There are some humorous results, but I particularly liked the few below. You can view more at the Creative Review Blog site here and subscribe to Little White Lies here.


“Seven” by Mat Bond (runner up)


“2001” by Rich Johnston


“The Wicker Man” by Hurk

Innapropriate children’s books – The Book!

Pixar story artist, Josh Cooley, has been creating his collection of Innapropriate Golden Books (a beloved US kiddie book range – think Ladybird) for the last two years. What has he done with this collection? Made a book of course. Check out some samples…





Couple announce pregnancy via the medium of mashup

I know, I should have posted this yesterday (May the fourth etc).

Star Wars opening credits (if they had been created by Saul Bass)

The movie title stills collection

Someone very geeky is collecting opening and closing title stills from classic movies. This is shaping up to be a great resource for movie logos and motion graphics. They are gathered here for your pleasure

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Art & Copy trailer

Even though this documentary is about US rather than UK ad creatives, it’s still a big screen documentary about creatives. A rare thing and it looks good! Here’s the HD trailer followed by the official blurb…

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?,” “Got Milk,” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion.

More mystery boxes please

ALL. CREATIVES. MUST. WATCH. THIS.

J.J. Abrams brilliantly traces his love of the unseen mystery back to its own magical beginnings, which may or may not include an early obsession with magic, the love of a supportive grandfather, or his own unopened Mystery Box.
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