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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 05:04:15 PM

Discovery and Science Channel Planning a Live Broadcast from the Moon

Discovery and the Science Channel have plans to beam back a live broadcast from the moon in 2015. The stunt will be the final episode of a series documenting the Google Lunar XPrize competition, which will see private companies battling to land an unmanned craft on the moon for a $30 million dollar prize. Says XPrize president Robert K. Weiss, "More than half the world's population has never had the opportunity to experience a live broadcast from the moon. Partnering with Discovery Channel and Science Channel will allow us to engage the public around this milestone event, creating an ‘Apollo Moment’ for the next generation.” Read the full story here on TheWrap.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 04:04:24 PM

Short Animated Film Celebrates the Importance of Design

Director Johnny Kelly and designer Scott Burnett's short animated film "Shape" promotes the importance of design in everyday life without the use of language. Says Kelly, "We thought quite a bit about who the film was for, and what they might get from it. For instance my wife is from a rural part of Ireland, and although she is now a very talented (if I may say so) interior and product designer, I think I speak for her when I say she didn’t really have an awareness of what design was when she was growing up – what it meant, that it could be a career. In a way the goal was to reach out to people like that, it would be lovely if a ten-year old watched this, and afterwards thought a bit more about the chair they were sitting in, or the pen they were using, or how hard their phone is to use."

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 04:04:28 PM

Watch Three New Promos for FX's 'Fargo'

Ahead of its April 15th premiere, FX has released three promos from Fargo, its TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers movie of the same name, featuring snippets of scenes and dialogue. As star Colin Hanks says in a behind-the-scenes featurette (also found below), "It's one of the most well-written things I've ever read. It's not like a normal TV show, it's not a sequel per se, it's all new characters, it's all new story. But the way that it intersects with the film just expands this incredibly rich universe." Watch below. (via Indiewire)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 04:04:34 PM

Watch Three New Promos for FX's 'Fargo'

Ahead of its April 15th premiere, FX has released three promos from Fargo, its TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers movie of the same name, featuring snippets of scenes and dialogue. As star Colin Hanks says in a behind-the-scenes featurette (also found below), "It's one of the most well-written things I've ever read. It's not like a normal TV show, it's not a sequel per se, it's all new characters, it's all new story. But the way that it intersects with the film just expands this incredibly rich universe." Watch below. (via Indiewire)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 03:04:49 PM

Watch a Music Video Set in the Virtual Streets of 'Grand Theft Auto'

Johnny Agnew directs NO's latest music video almost entirely through the virtual streets of Grand Theft Auto's San Andreas. As can be expected, given its source material, the video contains a lot of virtual car crashes, explosions, and violence too. Watch below. (via The Creators Project)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 03:04:51 PM

Linkin Park Releases Music Video as Xbox Video Game

Linkin Park has released an interactive, re-mixable music video for their new single "Guilty All the Same" through Xbox's creation game "Project Spark." Explains Variety's Andrea Seikaly, "The highly customizable, interactive video’s basic premise is that guilt follows the main character through his or her run through the game space, though everything else is pretty much up to the users and can be catered to their preferences." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 03:04:50 PM

Music Video Creates Mechanical In-Camera GIFs

The music video for Pains of Being Pure at Heart's "Simple and Sure" brings the GIF trend full circle--by recreating their endless loops mechanically in-camera. It's a charming concept and an impressive feat to pull off for its actors, who sometimes repeat some pretty complicated movements. The video was made by collective BANGS. Watch below. (via Fast Company's Co.Create)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 01:04:52 PM

Nike Releases First World Cup 2014 Commercial

Though not an official sponsor of the World Cup (that would be Adidas), Nike has nevertheless released its first spot teasing the football tournament. The spot stars soccer stars Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. It was directed by Jonathan Glazer. Watch below and read more here on Creative Review.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/02/14 12:04:12 PM

Errol Morris on the 'Infernal Grin' Behind 'The Unknown Known'

Film Journal International talks to director Errol Morris about his complex documentary The Unknown Known, which initially sought out to humanize former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and maybe seek out some justifications for the Iraq War. Says Morris, "You look for depth, you look for someone connected to history, and you find nothing. You find this infernal grin. Having made this film, I would have to say I know less about why we went to Iraq than I did going into it. And I think there's something very important to be learned from that." Read the full story here.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/01/14 02:04:34 PM

Richard Ayoade Explores Loneliness in 'The Double'

Den of Geek talks to Submarine director Richard Ayoade about his latest film, The Double, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.