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5 Things We've Been Watching: February 2021

5 Things We've Been Watching : February 2021

We love video here at PEG (obviously) and talk about it pretty much non-stop. So, we wanted to share with you five things that caught our eye, started a conversation or gave us a little inspiration over the last month.  

Because Of This

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Why it’s a thing: These are beautiful simple spots (that had an accompanying out-of-home campaign) created for Pfizer and a network of healthcare associations and are very clearly here to promote vaccinations. Simple text over user-generated footage are used to show people of all the moments that we are missing out on while in quarantine. Hugs, grandchildren, nights with friends - we can have them again once we are vaccinated and these spots remind us that science is there, but we all have to choose to do this together to make it a reality.  

Designing Live with Bradley Jack Design

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Why it’s a thing: This is a fun live-look at Bradley Jack creating a multi-layered sports graphic from scratch. He goes through his assets, photoshop techniques and details how he takes simple photographs and builds them into a unique piece. It is a longer watch, but if you are interested at all at seeing how he goes from 0-100 here, it's worth it. Definitely some interesting things to learn and try out yourself.  

Life in a Day 2020 | Official Documentary

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Why it’s a thing: This is a full, feature-length film that was created from 325,000+ videos submitted by people from over 192 countries with one twist. All the footage was filmed in ONE day – July 25, 2020. It is so fascinating to see how people in 192 countries live and what they were doing on that one specific day. The happiness, the sadness, the pandemic, the year that was 2020 transcended all boarders and touched everyones lives. These editors managed to tell a beautiful story that shows the connected nature and how the narrative of humankind can be told as one, even from 325,000+ points of view.  

How We Made An Epic WW2 Movie On A Low Budget | The Making of Turning Tide

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Why it’s a thing: Not every film has a blockbuster budget. This behind the scenes look at short WW2 film, Turning Tides, shows how with some creativity, attention to detail and a love of what you are doing can produce amazing results – without all the money. From pre-production to shoots to post, you can see the ways the film makers used what they had to bring their vision to life. Then, watch the full film here.  

Reference and Shot Comparison | Into the Spider-Verse | Pei-Hsuan (Emma) Shih

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Why it’s a thing: Animation is not easy. Not only do you have to be able to draw, but in order to make it real and believable for the viewer, you have to be able to bring humanity and life to your characters. This animator from Into the Spider-Verse shows a side-by-side of her own reference materials she created in order to capture the right facial expressions and body language for her animations. Her commitment to the craft is impressive and makes for an incredible final result!  

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