Tuesday, April 7, 2009

So, the year starts nicely...

Effie 2009 key visual competition

The Organizing Committee of Effie 2009 has announced the winner for the key visual competition which took place between 23th of February and 20th of March.

The winning proposal was created by the team made up by Andreea Dragomir, copywriter at Scala JWT and Ioana Sandru, Art Director at Graffiti BBDO.

Being asked what made them participate, they stated: „Because it is a challenge for your creative ego. What does this mean? It’s simple. As a creative I feel very good knowing that I have done the visual for the most important festival in Romania that awards efficiency. Moreover, we like competitions and we like even more to see our work published. The Effie visual competition was an opportunity for both pleasures.”

Da, deci stiu...

... ce vreau sa fac in viatza. Vreau sa fac filme cool sa inovez in regie, sa "entertain" oamenii si sa ma "entertain" si pe mine in timp ce fac chestiile alea. Pentru ca functionez relativ simplu: cu cat imi place mai mult ce trebuie sa fac, cu atat chestia aia imi iese mai bine. Deci role-modelul:)

"Michel Gondry, born May 8, 1963, is a French film, commercial and music video director and an Academy Award-winning screenwriter. He is noted for his inventive visual style and manipulation of mise en scène. Gondry is often cited[citation needed], along with directors Spike Jonze and David Fincher, as representative of the influx of music video directors into feature film. Gondry made his feature film debut in 2001 with Human Nature, garnering mixed reviews. His second film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (also his second collaboration with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman), was released in 2004 and received very favorable reviews, becoming one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. Eternal Sunshine utilizes many of the image manipulation techniques that Gondry had experimented with in his music videos. Gondry won an Academy Award alongside Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth for the screenplay of Eternal Sunshine. The style of Gondry's music videos often relies on videography and camera tricks which play with frames of reference.

Gondry participating with The 1 Second Film art project.
Gondry also directed the musical documentary Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) which followed comedian Dave Chappelle as he attempted to hold a large, free concert in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. His following film, The Science of Sleep, hit theaters in September, 2006. This film stars Mexican actor Gael García Bernal, and marked a return to the fantastical, surreal techniques he employed in Eternal Sunshine.
According to the Guinness World Records 2004, Michel Gondry's Levi's 501 Jeans "Drugstore" spot holds the record for "Most awards won by a TV commercial".[2] The commercial was never aired in North America because of the suggestive content involving purchasing latex condoms.
In September 2006, Gondry made his debut as an installation artist at Deitch Projects in New York City's SoHo gallery district. The show, called "The Science of Sleep: An Exhibition of Sculpture and Pathological Creepy Little Gifts" featured props from his film, The Science of Sleep, as well as film clips and a selection of gifts that the artist had given to women he was interested in, many of them former or current collaborators, Karen Baird, Kishu Chand, Dorothy Barrick and Lauri Faggioni.[3] A leitmotif of the film is a 'Disastrology' calendar, Gondry commissioned the painter Baptiste Ibar[4] to draw harrowing images of natural and human disasters.
His brother Olivier "Twist" Gondry is also a television commercial and music video director creating videos for bands such as The Stills, Hot Hot Heat and The Vines.[5] He was asked by French comic duet Eric and Ramzy to direct Steak, but declined.[6] The film was subsequently directed by Mr Oizo.
Gondry was an Artist in Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2006. Later directing the music video for the Paul McCartney song "Dance Tonight", in which Gondry makes a cameo appearance.[7] His most recent work was the directing of "Unnatural Love," the fifth episode in season two of HBO's Flight of the Conchords (TV series).[8]
He is currently slated to direct Seth Rogen and Stephen Chow in the motion picture adaptation The Green Hornet."

Sunday, April 5, 2009


... Skittles si ma simt bine. Sparg fiecare bombonica intre dinti cu o placere aproape feroce, savurand fiecare particica din bomboana colorata, foarte misto advertizata. Bag Skittles la greu si nu ma simt deloc vinovata nici fatza de voi care stiu ca ma uratzi ca n-aveti de unde sa cumparati Skittles, nici fatza de mine ca Skittles nu ingrasa, ma rog nu vad cum ar putea din moment ce sunt facute din curcubeu.

Am o relatie de love & hate...

... cu telefonul meu mobil. Adica el suna mult si tare iar eu ma fac ca nu-l aud. Si nu. Nu e nimic premediat in tot ce se intampla. E atat de natural ca-mi vine mie sa urlu de nervi in locul persoanei neglijate de la celalalt capat al... antenei de telefonie mobila Orange.
Si nu, nu o fac nici din ura, nici din impertinenta crasa, desi unii ar putea considera asta. Si da! Am Nokia Tune, dar nu pentru ca as vrea sa-l confund cu alte sute de telefoane din jurul meu, ci pentru ca mi-a fost lene sa-i modific soneria de cand l-am luat. Am preferat - si asta recunosc indubitabil - sa-mi duc poseta la ureche ori de cate ori auzeam celebrul refren al tipilor aia din Finlanda pe care si Moga ar fi invidios