In this instance, it’s J.K. Rowling’s plot spreadsheet for “The Order of the Phoenix”. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper, people!
Sean Christensen brings a simple memory to life. Makes me think of all the dumb, violent stuff I’ve done with my brother on the farm and what nice little films they’d make. I’m surprised we’re both still alive.
I was planning on doing something like this on an adventurous trip I’m planning for next year. But this is much better executed than anything I could ever wish for. Everyone has a story – you just have to know how to bubble it out of them. I love these little snippets of life, of person history and the journey. I’m a fan of life. And story. There’s a new episode every three days. Tune in and feast on the lives of your fellow humans.
From the David Lynch Interview Project blog:
Interview Project is a portrait of everyday Americans filmed during an extensive road trip throughout the United States. Beautifully shot and edited, Interview Project captures the ups and downs of the human experience through the meaningful accounts of these people.
While the premise of this project is simple – its scope and contents are expansive. Austin Lynch and Jason S. Interviewed 121 people on their 70-day, 20,000-mile road trip across the United States. The interviews, which ranged in length from one hour to two, were then edited down into succinct 3-5 minute portraits.
Via a David Lynch tweet
Dude can talk. Super interesting to hear someone talk about their body of work and career. I must say, he’s a bit hung up on dying young. Regardless of whether you love or loathe his films, this interview is great stuff.
Part 1 – Selling out and Salty Language
Part 2 – Writing and Filmmaking (That’s it above)
Part 3 – Change, Death, Legacy
Part 4 – The Dark Side of the Internet
Part 5 – The Curse of Chasing Amy
Part 6 – Bright Side of the Internet
Part 7 – Talking to People He Wrote
Part 8 – Gretzky, Gratitude and God
Part 9 – Risking His Life and Starting a New One
Via Russell Davies
Love. The story of Little Red Riding hood done in infographics. Nice work, Tomas Nilsson
The only time in my life – ever – where I have enjoyed a dog fart.
Stop the regurgitation and go eat your own story with a big spoon. Let it dribble down your chin a bit – that’s good juice right there.
This video is part of quite a few from Matthew Modine over at Big Think. It’s the first time I’ve actually run into Big Think. It’s a little TEDish but with a talking head in a box flavor. It seems a little broken in many places (I had a lot of video play issues) but I hope they fix it. I might have potential.
I’m trying to remember which one of my friends confessed to me that they hadn’t seen Star Wars. I wonder if they’d do a similar job describing the plot. Nice narrative style.
Music vid for The Breeders song “Walk it Off”. Basically, you can change your camera as the video is playing to see a bunch of different shit going on, while it’s all connected. Loosely. Interesting approach.
I like how people are starting to think of different ways of making video online less passive and tell more of a story. Case in point, YouTube annotations. And here’s an example of it in action for a Samsung campaign.
You need to know it’s 55 minutes long. You need to know you might learn something. If you’re into that, dig in, it’s an Anthropological Introduction to YouTube.
I’m always looking for people who tell stories in interesting ways. The above animated was created by the Brothers McLeod. It’s a short, sweet and sticky story. Not all their stuff is made from sticks though. Check out their channel for other animations.