[Dailies] Mad Men, Sam Mendes, Paris, and IMDb
Part of a series of posts about great film, web, or design artists and their work abuzz online and in-person.
- Creative Bloq’s Karl Hodge compares “Mad Men” lessons to the world of freelancing, such as moving with the times and to sweat the small stuff.
- Director Sam Mendes shares his rules for fellow directors with Vanity Fair. Some favorites include choosing collaborators who disagree with you, having confidence not ego, and never forgetting how lucky you are to do something that you love.
- Location scouting and geotaggin has been taken to another level in Paris with a project called Cinemacity, which “geolocates film excerpts throughout Paris, exactly where they were shot. Different cinewalks are available to users, enabling them to discover the city through the lens of cinema.” Be sure to check out the trailer that was made by a local production company in the French capital. (Side note: check out our article from 2008 on this very topic, Location Based Mobile Cinema.)
- Software engineer Kevin Wu imports data from IMDb’s user ratings for television shows and graphs them season by season, showing where shows gained momentum (e.g. Breaking Bad and House of Cards), lost clout (e.g. New Girl and Dexter), or stayed consistent (e.g. Game of Thrones and Sopranos).