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[17 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Children Influencing Culture through Media?
We always talk about media influencing children and culture, but how about children influence culture through media!?
A creative speech video that has been making the rounds a few months ago is the video of a young Canadian 12 year old Lia who chose the topic of abortion as her topic for a school speech contest. Her teacher wanted her to pick a different topic but she chose to continue. As you’ll see below she was an excellent speaker and crafted her arguments with thought and …

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[4 Mar 2009 | 40 Comments | ]
Creativity: Amazing 3D Building Art

3D Building Chalk Art
By Paul Lee
Following are some incredible 3D Building Art drawn on the side of buildings and other large structure. The 3D paintings look fantastically real forcing those passing by to stop and gaze in awe, of course if they even notice it!
I’ve also added one more 3D Chalk Art below due to it’s popularity on this site. Enjoy!
3D Building Art – Building Tunnel
3D Building Art – Building Tunnel
This 3D Building Art is by far the most intricate and my favorite. Amazing details and the depth of the …

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[9 Feb 2009 | 12 Comments | ]
Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part II

The Long Awaited! 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part II!
This batch of 3D Chalk art is even more amazing then the ones you saw in the previous post. Huge list of amazing pictures below. Pick your favorite at vote at the bottom!
3D Chalk Art – Batman & Robin
By Paul Lee
– How in the World…
3D Chalk Art – Batman

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[30 Jan 2009 | 52 Comments | ]
Creativity: 3D Chalk Art in the Streets Part I

This is the first of four posts highlighting the beautiful 3D chalk art of Julian Beever and other famous chalk artists. Julian is famous for his incredible 3D chalk art he draws in the streets…

It’s stunning. Check it out. Links to all the wonderful posts after the jump!

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[29 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s that time of the year again. Superbowl! Though most people don’t care too much about who wins the big game, everyone wants a reason to get together and enjoy some good food and good company.
Another tradition of the Superbowl is the million dollar TV commercials in between the coverage. Advertisers spend several million dollars and pour hundreds of man hours try to capitalize on the large Superbowl viewer base. Due to the expensive nature of these TV Commercials, these TV advertisements get critiqued and scrutinized on how creative and …

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[7 Jan 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

 
 
Electrabel Happy New Year TV Spot
Can you believe the picture above is made with small tiny tea candles? Amazing.
A company called Electrabel, a Belgium based energy company created this TV spot to wish a Happy New Year to their customers. The light show effects are done using small tea candles transforming an underground car park the attic area of one of the production company’s (CZAR) office locations, into a night sky full of cityscapes, fireworks, stars and other beautiful images.
This video was done in Famous, Brussels by creative director Christophe Ghewy, art director …

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[18 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

New Testament Bible Illustrated: The Book
The Book New Testament: Bible Illustrated
The Bible is one of the oldest and best selling books in human history. What people may not know is that it is a book full of historically reliable and verified information utilized by archaeologist and historians around the world. But of course the Bible is most well known for being the the Word of Christianity, full of past events that covers everything from man’s purpose, the state of humanity, God’s interaction with men, and the gospels covering the life …

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[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

What happens when you take the a great TV Commercial idea and add athletes? A wonderful TV Commercial with, you guessed it, athletes. Companies take great care to only use the most clean cut of athletes to promote their brand.
Mastercard “Priceless” Commercial: Peyton Manning
Below is one such example of using Peyton Manning, the quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, in one of the most creative campaigns in TV history – the priceless Mastercard series. Following that is two very well made TV series by the NBA.

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[8 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

Nokia’s Recent Bruce Lee Ping Pong Viral Commercial has been making the internet rounds. I would have to assume this is a TV Commercial being shown in China? It’s one of the top viral videos online and it is not surprising. Take a look as “Bruce Lee” as he plays Ping Pong with a pair of nun chucks. Throughout the video you have no clue what the commercial is for, but it ends with a note referring to the phone. How effective is it? I am not certain at this …

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[21 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

As always, Clean Cut Media is always looking to bring the latest news, reviews and insightful articles in media influence on our culture. Clean Cut Media will also periodically post excellent pieces of advertising, well made videos and overall creative pieces of work. Considering so much of advertising these days resort to cheap emotional grabs, vulgar non-relevant references to sex, as well as send subtle messages that is detrimental to the way we view the world, the only true requirement to show on this site is that it is Clean …

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[17 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

This advertisement was shot using 300 Gigashot Cameras, the highest number of moving image cameras ever used to film a sequence. Utilizing full looping action in 360 degrees view, this involved 20 Terabyte (that is 20,000 GB) of data which took 4 weeks of 24 hours a day video processing time. New editing software was built just to carry this out. The Cost? Word is going around that it costs nearly $4.7 million dollars. The music is originally by Crystal Castles called “Air War” but remixed by Advert Shock Remixes …

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[16 Oct 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Below are TWO Nike “Leave Nothing” Commercials. Both really get your adrenaline rushing and are great pieces of work. Click into the entry to see the rest!
Leave Nothing Nike Commercial – FATE
Director: David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en, The Game etc.,)
Song: Ecstasy of Gold
Follows the life journey of NFL players LaDainian Tomlinson and Troy Polamalu from the moment they were born running to the point where they meet on the football field. Fate.