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Spec Ad – Feuchter Traum (Wet dream)

Here's a new spec ad created by a brilliant young director, Djawid Hakimyar who currently attends Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. The spot is for the German building society LBS entitled Feuchter Traum...yes, it does translate to wet dreams.

Title: LBS - Feuchter Traum (Wet dream)
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Co-Production Company: Leithaus Filmproduktion
Writer & Director: Djawid Hakimyar |
Producer: Dominko Gudelj & Finn Neubert
Director of Photography: Simon Drescher
1st Assistant Camera: Florian Schuster
Highspeed Operator: Benjamin Müller
Gaffer: Max Wallstein
Electrician: Adrian Huber, Anselm Hannemann, Pedro Dannemann & David Finn
Dolly Grip: Jens Spöri
1st Assistant Director: Jasmin Luu
2nd Assistant Director: Fränzi Heinrich
Set Manager: Alexander Pietzsch
Assistant Set Manager: Felix Weyers
Assistant Producer: Teresa Kloos, Massimiliano Laier & Benni Tomoff
Production Designer: Iris Schilhab
Assistant Production Designer: Irai Amana Martins de Souza & Johanna Maul
Costume Designer: Pascal Seibicke
Assistant Costume Designer: Oliver Schultze
Hair/Make-up Artist: Hanna Pfeiffer
Assistant Hair/Make-up Artist: Alexander Ernst
Runner: Oliver Mahn
Catering: Dschingis Can
2nd Unit Camera: Jonathan Heidrich
Making Of: Mario Schützle, Friedemann Sels, Fabian König & Felix Weber
Storyboard: Kim Nguyen
Editor: Henning Nolte
Post Production: Acht Frankfurt
Digital Artist: Mark Dauth
Digital Colorist: Bernd Güssbacher
Music & Sounddesign: German Wahnsinn
Composer: Philipp Feit

Desire Begins Change Through the Streets of Rome – Martini

MARTINI is gearing up for a global renaissance with the launch of its new brand platform - BEGIN DESIRE.

#BEGINDESIRE is a stunning new vision for the world’s most celebrated vermouth and sparkling wine brand that aims to engage a new generation of MARTINI drinkers. It communicates a sense of possibility at the heart of the MARTINI brand, its Italian roots and the brand’s core values of artisanship, unstudied sophistication and living with passion and authenticity.

The platform is being driven by a captivating new film, directed by Jake Scott of RSA Films, that recently launched on YouTube and on TV in Italy on 26th October, before featuring across Europe from November. Shot on location in Rome, it opens with a white-clad waitress, who is clearing tables when she discovers a message scrawled on a napkin by a mysterious stranger, which reads “BEGIN DESIRE”. The stranger, whom she spots standing on a roof top by a vintage MARTINI sign, guides her to an alleyway, where she is swept along by a crowd which appears from nowhere.

Like a single white flower floating on a rushing river, the waitress is carried by the throng through the streets of the Italian capital, where further invitations to BEGIN DESIRE catch her eye. Her journey continues until she arrives at a train station, where the crowd mysteriously vanishes, leaving her with nothing but a suitcase at her feet. Picking it up, she boards a waiting train – and sets off to her future.

In a case of art imitating life, the lead role is played by beautiful newcomer Elena Mirela, who was working as a real-life waitress in a bar in Rome, when she was spotted by Jake Scott and his crew, and cast immediately!

The film – part of a multi-million Euro cross-media campaign encompassing outdoor, social media, digital, television and public relations – will be seen across Europe from 26 October 2014, as MARTINI proudly reaffirms its position as the world’s most celebrated vermouth and Italian sparkling wine.

Watch the all-new, agile Audi Q3 Attempt an Extreme Parking Stunt

Audi Canada has just launched its newest urban SUV. It was engineered to conquer the city and city life. To illustrate this, the new Audi Q3 and incredibly conquers an impossibly tight spot created by Toronto ad agency Zulu Alpha Kilo.

Creative Credits:
Title: “Tight Parking”
Agency: Zulu Alpha Kilo
Chief Creative Officer: Zak Mroueh
Creative Director: Ari Elkouby
Art Director: Shawn James
Copywriter: Sean Atkinson
Agency Producer: Tara Handley, Clair Galea
Account Director: Dic Dickerson, Nevena Djordjevic
Account Supervisor: Alexandra Potter
Strategy: Ebrahim El Kalza, Emma Brooks, Jamie Cuthbertson
Clients: Christian Schueller, Jo Figueiredo, Marie-Claude Simard
Media Agency: MediaCom
Production Company: Descendants
Director: José Avelino Gilles Corbett Lourenço
Line Producer: Luke Bryant
Executive Producer: Tasha Litt
Editing, Online, Transfer: Crush, Kevin Hobbs
Sound Design: Michael Headford
Stuntman: Blair Johannes
Stunt Coordinator: Randy Butcher
Engineering Company: Performance Solutions

Nvidia FlexISP Promises Image Quality Improvements

Nvidia Research publishes its paper and presentation "FlexISP: A Flexible Camera Image Processing Framework" by Felix Heide (UBC), Markus Steinberger (TU Graz), Yun-Ta Tsai (NVIDIA), Mushfiqur Rouf (UBC), Dawid Pająk (NVIDIA), Dikpal Reddy (NVIDIA), Orazio Gallo (NVIDIA), Jing Liu (UC Santa Cruz), Wolfgang Heidrich (KAUST), Karen Egiazarian (TUT), Jan Kautz (NVIDIA), Kari Pulli (NVIDIA), to be presented at SIGGRAPH Asia in December 2014.

While conventional ISP pipelines are usually defined as a series of cascaded modules, each responsible for addressing a particular problem, FlexISP promises to achieve everything in a single step. Vimeo video explains:


What Is GamerGate? Here’s An Explainer For All The Confused Non-Nerds Out There. Uggg... Against my better judgement, here's a bunch of bullshit on GamerGate. If you haven't been following the GamerGate scandal consider yourself lucky. It's 99.9% trumped up bullshit and an excuse for bullied nerds to in turn do some bullying of their own. If you really need an example of how people on the internet can be awful for the stupidest of reasons just show them anything related to GamerGate...

The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate. Double uggg... If something as stupid as Video Game Journalism can devolve into the shitshow that Gamergate has turned into imagine if it was a more relevant topic like politics or religion. Are you for gun control? Well I hope you're ready for your address and phone number and credit history to be leaked to the interweb. You don't think 9/11 was an inside job? Hope your blog can handle a ddos attack. You don't want to hear about our lord and Savoir the flying spaghetti monster? Don't worry in 5 minutes we will have someone at your F'ING DOOR READY TO SPREAD THE WORD!

What Happened To Felicia Day Is Everything Awful About #GamerGate. Triple ugggg... I've been to the GamerGate subreddit, I hear it's where all the "real" GamerGate is happening. Not the trumped up sexist lies the lamestream media is reporting to make these real GamerGate warriors look bad. They have NOTHING. At most they have been able to point out that video game journalists are dependent on big video game companies for access to do their jobs and that can sku their reporting. Guess what dipshits, that's the problem with journalism everywhere. If a reporter for Road and Track dumps all over Ford guess who's not getting invited to the next Ford media event. ESPN pulled out of a report on head trauma in the NFL because they're in bed with the NFL and didn't want to jeopardize that relationship. Politics in DC have always been like this. If a reporter is too critical of the powers that be they can have their White House media pass pulled.

But no, lets ignore all of that. In the grand scheme of life the fact that IGN gave Call of Duty too high of a score is a big fucking deal and totally worth ruining peoples lives over. Get bent GamerGate.

140 up-close photos of ship and vehicle models constructed by ILM for the Original Star Wars Trilogy (1977-1983)

Why I Love Speed Wagons (And You Should, Too). Before I inherited my Passat Wagon I thought wagons were kinda cool but now that I've had one for a full year I can 100% say wagons are awesome. Don't get me wrong, my car still kinda sucks but that has everything to do with early 2000s German "engineering". The actual functionality of a wagon is second to none. I love it and I wish more auto manufacturers would make a traditional wagon. None of this crossover nonsense. Low and boxy is how I roll.

The Future of TV Is Great If You Hate Sports. I tweeted about this a few days ago but you probably don't follow me on twitter (@KevinNewburn) so I'll repeat: The idea of switching from your regular cable service to 10 different a'la cart streaming options doesn't sound very appealing to me. Not to mention that cord cutters are just fooling themselves when they still keep the cable company around for their internet provider. I'd much rather see Cable companies provide more varied options when it comes to subscriptions than have to subscribe to a dozen different aps. I have this feeling that net nerds keep thinking that there's some magical streaming TV option out there that's going to provide everything you want on demand for a ridiculously low monthly fee but there's not.

Kindergarten teacher quits to make six figures twerking for a living. This article sounded sexier than it ended up being.
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