J.J. Abrams recently spoke at the MIT Media Lab. I didn’t want to burden the crowd with my niche and abstract question, but after they called for questions and no one was getting up I realized I might as well get things started. My question starts at minute 46 and we discuss creativity for a solid ten minutes, but I suggest watching the whole talk for better context and more stories.
My question was actually prompted by a recent paper I’ve been writing to overview the music industry, its’ history, and the impact of technology on creativity. I’ve been getting fairly philosophical lately and was curious about Mr. Abrams thoughts.
Only1noah did a cover of Adele’s Skyfall song shortly after it got leaked/released and I actually liked his version better. I’ve been inspired by so many musicians on YouTube lately (X-Factor too), I had to do something. It was Friday after all, so I figured I deserved a break from my startup work.
I knew Only1noah’s cover would be the perfect fit for this remix, but I didn’t know how awesome it would be until I started editing the Official Skyfall Trailer for the remainder of the song. Enjoy!
I saw the ‘silly/fun’ look Coke Zero was going for, but if they had done some more close ups and slow-mo’s it could have been more dramatic, rather than seeming silly at parts. I guess drama/suspense/thriller is more my style and that’s why I made the remix above.
Several redditors point out the Coke Zero video was likely all done with actors, but so what? I’m sorry it wasn’t authentic enough for you. But consider how poor the camera work and timing would be with random people and it would have also cost several times more to get enough good shots.
I don’t know what Coke’s budget was, but it seems like they were pretty effective; the video got close to a million views in the first day!
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted (or tweeted), so I wanted to give everyone a little update on the last few months and what I was up to over the summer. You probably noticed my new blog design. I decided to do something memorable and meaningful as my startup starts to take flight.
Rocketing into space was a little expensive, so I thought, why not learn to fly?
Besides creating a metaphorical memory, I also took a couple summer classes so I could graduate a semester early and with ease. Now I just have three online classes for the fall and a independent study for winter break. All of which Read the rest of this entry »