I hate the fact that movie promotion these days consists of hundreds of "viral" marketing pieces and thousands of teaser trailers. I pretty much avoided the internet for 3 months before the latest Batman movie came out so it wasn't ruined for me. I much preferred it when we got one trailer and a poster then got to actually watch the movie.
Having said that, this "official trailer #3" for Looper is one of the coolest pieces of movie promo I've seen in ages. The whole thing was made using the artwork of Zachary Johnson, who then worked with Noah Fisher to animate it.
Every now and then I enjoy a fun trip down memory lane. This time, my travels were courtesy of Danny Martin and his movie characters drawn on US Postal Service stickers. I'm loving the texture the stickers added to the black and white drawings of some of my favorite movies from when I was a teenager (The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Ghostbusters) as well as a recent favorite (There Will Be Blood). Go take a gander, no postage stamp required.
I just found this video on Vimeo (haha, that rhymed!) by Brainbow and enjoyed it immensely. It's three short hand-drawn 1,600 frame animation composed into one. It's very simply drawn, which I absolutely love, partially colored in with highlighters.
The first video '5 4 3 2...' is a series of continuous Hollywood explosions edited into a simple beat. The second, "Galleria" is a cut from Terminator 2. And the third, which is my favorite (and starts at 2:25), is an original gangsta rap with lyrics provided by the Governator himself and arranged by Harry McGowan.
Get your headphones on. Enjoy the pops of color, fun sound effects and some of Arnold's infamous lines.
The movie poster for The Pleasure of Being Robbed got my attention while I was looking at trailers for upcoming movies. Did a bit of research and discovered the company behind the movie is Red Bucket Films.
Not only did they commit to a promotional poster made up of an illustration, their own company website is doodle heaven. The entire site's content is represented through the pages of a sketch book. Impressive and fun all the same... giving us high hopes for the movie of course.