24 September 2009
Have you ever wanted to pick out a clip from a film but can’t find the exact moment? Or you’re not quite sure of the scene you’re after, but it’s vaguely familiar – there’s a guy wearing sunglasses, an inflatable dog and a pink cadillac with no wheels? Well, if this scene exists, Neil Evely chooses anyclip, the first ever movie clip search engine, which claims to be able to find it for you.
Though still in private beta, you can watch their demo at the TechCrunch50 conference by clicking on the link above. Ultimately, anyclip claim they will have a search engine that allows you to find “any moment, from any film ever made.” Quite an assertion!
Neil is on the membership waiting list for the live launch, and can’t help but be excited by the the site’s potential as a reference tool for mood films.
15 September 2009
For the third in our series featuring web stuff we find inspirational, funny, entertaining, thought-provoking, clever and funny, Nick Bennett chooses Google Fast Flip.
“Google Labs are currently working on a new way to read the news, they’re calling it Google Fast Flip and it’s pretty easy to use and can be put on mobile. It looks like they’re adding more sources/publications on a regular basis.
“Of course the big question is, what will this do to Murdoch’s proposed tier-costing/tiered membership for News International’s publications as recently reported in WIRED magazine?”
14 September 2009
www.ogilvy.co.uk presents the second in an occasionally regular, regularly occasonial series featuring great stuff we’ve found on the web. Stuff we find inspirational, funny, entertaining, thought-provoking, clever, funny… Some of the work will have come from Ogilvy, most of it will been created by other people.
Alexandra Mecklenberg chooses this thought-provoking piece from today’s Guardian. The ad agency as a true one-stop shop?
10 September 2009
www.ogilvy.co.uk presents the first in an occasionally regular, regularly occasional series featuring great stuff we’ve found on the web. Stuff we find inspirational, funny, entertaining, thought-provoking, clever, funny… Some of the work will have come from Ogilvy, most of it will have been created by other people.
Kevin Whitlock chooses: IKEA Heights (pictured above) , a brilliant spoof soap/thriller series, shot entirely within the confines of an IKEA store somewhere in California. It’s brilliantly done - it’s of decent quality, competently shot and the staff don’t seem to know a TV series is being shot within their store. Best of all, it makes full use of the environment of the store and of the cultural resonances that surround the IKEA brand.
Watch on Vimeo, on the IKEA Heights Channel. And find out more here and here.