It’s that time of year, when DJs pull together their mashups of the best music hits. One of my favorites always comes from DJ Earworm. For over a decade – this is his 11th annual mashup – he’s pulled together the top 25 songs into a catchy pop remix. Check out this year’s mashup, “United State of Pop 2017 (How We Do It)”.
DJ Earworm – United States of Pop 2014 – “Do What You Wanna Do”
As we enter December it’s time for retrospectives of the past year. A particular “year in review” that I always look forward to is DJ Earworm’s United States of Pop. His 2014 United States of Pop is titled Do What You Wanna Do. This annual collection is a mashup of the 25 biggest hits during 2014 in the U.S. as determined by Billboard’s weekly Hot 100 charts.
The science of spice
When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire — because that’s essentially what you’ve told your brain! Rose Eveleth details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people continue to pay the painful price for a little spice.
Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by Flaming Medusa Studios Inc.
Norway – A Time-Lapse Adventure
This stunning time-lapse video is the result of a 15,000 km (almost 10,000 mi) road trip and tens of thousands of images taken over five months. Covering all of Norway’s 19 counties, this video takes us from the far south to the Russian border in the Northeast.
The aim of this 5 minute short film is to show the variety of Norway, everything from the deep fjords in the Southwest, to the moon landscape in the North, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and the settlements and cities around the country, both in summer and wintertime. The video shows some of the most scenic places in Norway, such as Lofoten, Senja, Helgelandskysten, Geirangerfjorden, Nærøyfjorden and Preikestolen.
Filmed and edited by Morten Rustad
Video soundtrack composed by Jogeir Daae Mæland
Fireworks from a different perspective
Brian Williams Raps Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Brian Williams Raps “Rappers Delight”
Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” team put Brian Williams and a couple of his pals (Lester Holt and Kathie Lee) into “Rapper’s Delight,” the 1979 classic by the Sugar Hill Gang. Watch Brian rap – extremely well, I might add – below.
Many times we tune out commercials and the products/services that they’re advertising and pushing us to consume. Sometimes a company and/or their advertising agency creates a commercial that is moving and causes us to feel something during the clip. While the emotion may not have anything to do with the product, the commercials below are quite moving and I applaud the agency and companies for such excellent ads.
Enjoy these with a bit of caution – you may need to stop cutting onions. Seriously. 🙂
Brilliant Thai Pantene television commercial. The story of a deaf and mute girl who learns to play the violin against all odds. The product isn’t revealed until the end, but now knowing that it’s for Pantene, it makes that her long, beautiful hair was whipping and blowing in the wind inside the concert hall. The use of Pachelbel’s Canon throughout the spot was brilliant.
The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, “Giving,” which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.
TC Bank- Dream Rangers – Created by Ogilvy Taiwan, this three minute spot shows a group of friends in their 80s, who return to riding their motorcycles for a cherished spot and relive the memories of kinship and experience an active life. They are living!
Best Job in the World – P&G London 2012 Olympic Games – Wieden & Kennedy won its fourth straight commercial Emmy Award, this time for its heartstring-tugging, mom-centered “Best Job” work for Procter & Gamble, created out of Anonymous Content and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez-Innaritu.
29 Ways to Stay Creative
29 simple ways to stay creative.
From Love to Bingo
BBDO Brazil and director Cisma created this clever stop motion video that tells the story of life “from love to bingo” for client Getty Images. Patient research work involving more than 5 thousand photographs from the Getty Images library of 38 million images resulted in this 1 minute film. Six months were spent in the process and creation of this clever video.