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Michael Fagans July 6, 2010, 6:06 p.m. permalink

I am always looking for interesting ideas, techniques, thoughts that will influence my storytelling or get me to think outside the "box."

Yes it is stop-motion, but it tells a very nice story:

The intro gets your attention. Listen to it without the music and what do you learn?

This short film illustrates how much you can tell without words:

Can we do this in journalism. Probably not, but it gets me thinking:

A great interview by Bill Moyers:

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Michael Fagans Aug. 27, 2010, 9:21 p.m. permalink

Brian - I like that series very much too.

Little Dragon - Twice, thanks RKH

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Michael Fagans Sept. 1, 2010, 7:52 p.m. permalink

Interesting interface and storytelling:

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Michael Fagans Sept. 8, 2010, 2:55 p.m. permalink

This is a documentary, so it might not fit this category, but this is a fascinating collection of just under 1 hour pieces.

It helps remind me of why I enjoyed art history, what I can learn from some interesting artists and the back story is more often more fascinating than the art.

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Michael Fagans Sept. 20, 2010, 5:46 p.m. permalink

This is very cool and scary. Pulls your friends info off of Facebook and puts it into the movie trailer.

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Michael Fagans Oct. 7, 2010, 4:47 p.m. permalink


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Brian Immel Oct. 8, 2010, 12:38 a.m. permalink

OK I tried the Lost in val sinestra trailer thing and it was pretty cool. FYI if you are scared of using your Facebook friends (like me) you can click below and manually add people. I made up a bunch of names but it was still fun. Make sure you use mugshots.

And of course, wingsuit videos never get old. So crazy.

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Michael Fagans Feb. 10, 2011, 9:44 p.m. permalink

Nice, simple storytelling. And good looking food.

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Michael Fagans April 13, 2011, 5:45 p.m. permalink

Good advice for creative types. Sorry about the language for those of you who might be bothered by it. Sound advice:

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Michael Fagans April 26, 2011, 9:17 p.m. permalink

Looks like a 5D or something Nikon comparable:

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Pat Shannahan April 28, 2011, 12:18 p.m. permalink

My boss emailed me this link today and I thought I'd share. The link is  to a collection of cinemagraphs, moving photographs. I think it's a really interesting approach to fashion photography and I'm going to keep any eye out for an opportunity to give this a try. What do you think? Have you seen this before? Some of them appear to be done using After Effects.

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Adam Wisneski May 1, 2011, 3:08 p.m. permalink

that's pretty cool. I thought they were just videos, but then looked closer to see how they animated. How would you do that? 

I've seen a couple things sort of like that. 

Like this video by dai sugano

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Michael Fagans June 21, 2011, 9:21 p.m. permalink

Colin Stetson doing some things with a saxophone that will blow your mind away (pun intended) if you watch long enough.

When they recorded his latest album they used up to 24 different mics and you can really tell. Here they have a mic on the instrument, one on his neck and I cannot tell how many in studio.

A nice mental challenge to figure out how you might shoot and record this.

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Michael Fagans July 13, 2011, 11:44 a.m. permalink

Something fun:

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Michael Fagans Aug. 17, 2011, 3 p.m. permalink

Sci Fri:

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Michael Fagans Aug. 31, 2011, 2:39 p.m. permalink

An open letter to Canon:

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Michael Fagans Oct. 17, 2011, 9:51 p.m. permalink

iPhone 4s video:

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Michael Fagans Oct. 31, 2011, 3:04 p.m. permalink

Interesting piece on declining use of video, by TV:

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Michael Fagans Jan. 25, 2012, 2:45 p.m. permalink

Just a little something fun shot, edited and produced on an iPhone:

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Michael Fagans Feb. 28, 2012, 8:49 p.m. permalink

These are four really sharp videos on remix and the creative process:

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Michael Fagans April 11, 2012, 2:14 p.m. permalink

Just a fun story:

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Michael Fagans June 1, 2012, 4:14 p.m. permalink

Well shot and nice sound design:

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Michael Fagans Aug. 24, 2012, 8:55 p.m. permalink

Strap on yer Go Pro:

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Michael Fagans Nov. 28, 2012, 7:48 p.m. permalink

Who doesn't want to watch a cheetah run in slow motion. Shout out to an RIT alum:

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Michael Fagans Jan. 16, 2013, 1:28 p.m. permalink

Really cool-

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Michael Fagans Feb. 6, 2013, 9:17 p.m. permalink

Bird ballet:

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Michael Fagans Feb. 11, 2013, 10:06 p.m. permalink

This is just cool:

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Michael Fagans March 7, 2013, 1:20 p.m. permalink

Pixar's rules of storytelling:

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Mariana Pereira March 13, 2013, 5:22 a.m. permalink

Adam Westbrook has a great list of six collaborative projects:

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