How many pics does it take to get to the center of a stopmotion video? For the latest Adidas Originals collection – 7500 …give or take a few.
I have to admit it was a little – ok really – weird to be invited to participate as a blogger, but really cool to see how they put this whole thing together.
The breakdown :
Adidas’s (kickablog kickass) community manager Brice got together some bloggers, models, artists, breakdancers, rope-skippers, and the like to put on multiple pairs of the new collection to come out with this video highlighted by Beat Assailant‘s What did you do.
Thanks to Guillaume for putting the video on DailyMotion. I was actually surprised to find out that the original version couldn’t really be shared..
The end result?
Something that made me think of Rob Walker’s murketing (i.e. spreading word-of-mouth via people that already love the brand)..but a little more slap-you-in-the-face – Literally.
Could you call it guerrilla marketing? (Only produced for online, and if you go to the Adidas site to watch it you can zoom in on specific shoes)
Video-wise, I definitely have to appreciate the time and effort that went into this. For each 20-30 second clip it took an entire afternoon of shooting, plus all of the backend post editing. On Apple though stopmotion can be fairly easy if you get the iStopMotion video editor specifically for that. And I have to admit that the shoe-changing effect is pretty cool 😀
..so I’m going to have to try this stopmotion game 😉
Have you? What problems did you have? What did you like best about it?
Oh and – Happy Monday :p
One of my favorite things recently that lets you add subtitles that can be translated into different languages automatically by Google Translate. It’s not perfect, but it’s great for now, because ..we don’t all speak English..
FYI You might have to go to YouTube to see the sub-titles until they’re loaded up :p
Any other cool tools you found for videos?
It’s been almost a year and a half now that I’ve been working online, and I have to say, sometimes I just get tired.
I don’t know what it is, if it’s the constant strain on your eyes to focus on a computer screen, or the fact that it’s so easy NOT to disconnect in the evening that has become troublesome.
Don’t get me wrong – I love being here and talking with everyone and having this as my workspace and playspace. It’s just that for some reason it’s hard to turn off the computer and actually turn it off in my head.
I’ve thought perhaps it’s also because this is my first “real” job that I’ve been having trouble shutting my brain down at night. I leave work physically, but I’m still thinking about things I can do, people I’d like to contact.
And here’s the crazy part – I live in the land of the 35-hour work week!
You’d think I’d be able to give myself some slack and relax..
And I know I do sometimes. Maybe it’s still the perfectionist thing catching up with my butt again. Yeah, no, actually it probably is.
Here’s to the perfectionists in the room :
Flickr image credit
Overheard on the street :
Bloggers don’t even get up til 10, they’re too busy..blogging or something..
Wait – WHAT ???
Personally I get up at 7:30 7:45 every weekday morning to get to work on time. And the majority of bloggers I know have steady jobs that also require them to get up and about well before 10am.
I’m not sure why, but this comment struck me.
Do people really not “get” bloggers? Can you, if you don’t blog yourself?
But then, who am I to “defend” bloggers? Maybe some of you do roll out at 10 am..
Darth likes champ
So I decided to compile a list of all of the reasons I’ve seen or heard about for why people blog.
Just to clear things up.
Some of them apply to me ; many do not. Please add your own (whether they apply to you or not 😉 ):
- I’m a creative spirit that has to get some thoughts out
- I want to bounce ideas around with others
- I want to expand my social network, personally or professionally
- I want to share my art – writing, photography, video, web design, etc
- I want to comment on things that bother me/that I like
- I want to challenge stereotypes
- Copy-paste is the best invention ever
- Hyperlinks are the best. invention. ever.
- I love pictures or videos of myself
- I want to share my latest finds – online or offline
- It helps me keep up my crack addiction
- It helps me beat my crack addiction
- I was pushed into it (willingly or not) by a friend or colleague
- I want to share/develop a certain expertise
- I’m already famous and want to connect with the peeps
- I’m a fanboy and always will be
- I want to share a part of me that I can’t share offline
- I have nothing to hide
- I live through my online personality
- I wanted to better understand others in a given blogging community
- I was born to blog, I can’t imagine anything else
- Sharing my own thoughts helps me learn
- Money, gifts, and backlinks, oh my
- I want a record of things I’ve done/seen/visited
- I want to be a part of the latest trends
- I am the latest trend. duh.
That’s all I’ve got so far
What are your reasons ?
And if you don’t blog, why ?
**sincere tone here, not the “why?! dammit — why don’t you blog?!?!” ;D **
The title of this post comes from one of my favorite blogs that talks about psychological phenomena that are so common yet not mentioned as often as they should be.
The subject for this post though —
who are you trying to fool????
In the land of the Internet, there are certain experts that man you do NOT want to cross. They are the experts in what they do.
you ain't no Van Damme throwin some white powder in my eyes
(for the Jean Claude reference feel free to watch the Bloodsport finale and remember how epic the 80s were. Epic. fast forward to 3:00. Stop watching after 5:00). Ha-mazing. Right – back to the post :
Pour son cadeau d’anniversaire, William Rejault a demandé à ses amis de faire parler autour d’eux d’une école qui mérite bien de l’attention
Ils étaient tous des bloggeurs, mais quelle bonne idée d’utiliser cette connaissance sur le web pour aider les autres
Alors je vous présente:
Une école de chiens guide pour aveugles et malvoyants de Paris qui donne les chiens gratuitement – OUI, c’est pas si cher que ça d’adopter un petit chien qui pourrait faire du bien et aider à mieux circuler dans Paris.
Nous avons pu faire le test pour voir comme c’est formidable d’avoir son guide, son ami, qui t’amène là où il faut pour la récompense des croquettes, d’un bon carnet de santé, et de beaucoup d’amour.
Ils recherchent des familles d’accueil qui pourraient accueillir un chiot lors de son éducation (1ère année) et qui pourraient possiblement prendre les chiens retraités, parce qu’eux aussi ont besoin du repos 🙂
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Dixie (soeur de Dasty), Labrador noire, a donné naissance à 6 chiots croisés Golden retriever: 5 mâles (2 noirs et 3 sables) et 1 femelle sable le 16 avril 2010.
LETTRE OUVERTE à chacun des donateurs de l’école de Paris- (cliquer ici)
Musique: Elvis “Walk a Mile in my Shoes”