Paul Mignot Launches the Galaxy S6

Everybody’s been wanting a peek at Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 phone for some time, but they weren’t going to know or see a thing about it until March 1st at Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung’s globally-live streamed premiere event for the S6 phone. Before Unpacked, Samsung asked director Paul Mignot to swell the fervor for the Galaxy S6, with a teaser film promoting the event, and he delivered something astounding. Paul Mignot poured his signature aesthetic of dark atmospheres and sleek, lustrous surfaces into the Galaxy Unpacked promo film; in the 45-second piece, a symphony of marvelous colors and shapes erupt from a black abyss. No actual Galaxy S6 phone is shown in the teaser, yet the enigma generated by Paul’s film brought Galaxy Unpacked to the attention of the whole world, netting 3 million views on YouTube in just a few days.

Bruno Aveillan Whisks You Through L’Oreal’s Color Riche Spectrum

From director Bruno Aveillan comes a polychromatic, sensual journey that telegraphs each bold, enticing color from L’Oreal’s new Color Riche line of lipsticks, eye shadows, and nail polishes. In Bruno’s “Color Riche” film, world-class models like Karlie Kloss strike poses in elaborately designed rooms with vibrant single-color schemas, each scene evoking the mood of a color from L’Oreal’s Color Riche palette. Each set design in “Color Riche” perfectly embodies its color, and everything in the 4-minute film is so elegant, a still pulled from any moment befits a framing upon a wall.

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HELP! Robert Freeman is a Legend, and His Life’s Work is in Danger of Utter Ruin

P.I.G. director Dean Freeman’s father Robert Freeman was a trailblazing photographer, best known for the portraits and album covers he shot for his good friends, The Beatles. Beatles beatles-for-sale (1)


That’s right, Robert shot THIS one.

Tragically, Robert is currently in ill health, and unable to personally protect his portfolio—a photograph collection of tremendous cultural value, featuring the first ever Pirelli Calendar: Pirelli Plus canonical stills of the 20th Century’s greatest icons, from Muhammad Ali to John Coltrane to Andy Warhol. Screenshot 2015-04-03 17.57.52 Robert’s son Dean, with some assistance from Robert’s friend Sir Paul McCartney, is raising money here to help preserve Robert’s life’s work: pmtweet Dean is selling a piece of very rare Beatles memorabilia: a limited batch of prints of the exclusive above photo of John Lennon, taken by Robert inside Lennon’s home in Surrey. The high-quality, C-type metallic paper prints of this photo will be scanned from the original photograph directly and only upon order, and no more of these expert reprints will be made after May 15, 2015. Buy soon, to help the great cause of protecting both Robert’s and the world’s pictorial legacy.

Pigpen Cinema Presents: Indie Game: The Movie!

Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Doors at 9 | Movie starts at 9:30
65-4 Maoming Bei Lu (Weihai Lu/Yan’an Lu)

Drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails
Free “Grumpy” movie popcorn snacks
Space is limited to 35 seats
First come first serve

More on the film: Indie Game: The Movie (2012, 103 min., dirs. Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky) The late Roger Ebert claimed that video games are not art, but even he found Indie Game: The Movie to be “fascinating,” and a strong counter-point to his statement. This Sundance Award-winning, fully Kickstarter-funded documentary gives ode to those most trivialized and dismissed of all modern craftsmen, video game designers, and sheds light on the stress, heartbreak, and genius that go into making a playable video game.

The four subjects presented in Indie Game: The Movie are all independent game designers, who riskily finance, conceive, code, and lose sleep over their single-and-multi-player labours of love, in hopes of placating the notoriously vocal gaming community, and producing the next Xbox Marketplace mega-hit. Indie Game: The Movie is not only a demystifying look into the game-design process, but also an engrossing drama about the thought and sacrifice needed to make anything of significance in this world, whether it’s art or not.

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