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A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids (20 photos) If there was a prize that could be given out to the most creative father, I'd hope that it was awarded to Jason Lee. A wedding photographer by day, he's used to capturing some of the most important moments in a couple's lives. As a longtime fan of Jason's photos on Flickr however, I think the real magic happens when he turns the camera onto his daughters. Sure, his children are adorably cute in their own right, but that's not what makes his photos so interesting. It's when he puts his own spin on their everyday moments that we not only get to experience our own childhood again, we're able to see a father's pride shine through.

Video Pick: Stop-Motion Spaghetti Stop-motion filmmaker known as "Pes" turns candy corn into flames and bubble wrap into boiling water in his latest short, "Western Spaghetti." Pes takes everyday objects like Post-it Notes, a Rubik’s Cube and dollar bills and morphs them into key ingredients for a very unconventional meal in the clip (embedded). "The ‘western’ refers to this endless supply of worthless, disposable modern junk that populates so much of our world," said Pes in an e-mail conversation. "There is beauty to be found in these objects." The animation auteur’s work can also be seen in commercials, like a recent Coinstar advertisement that featured coins wriggling and shimmying their way to an overflowing change jar. But the real fun comes when Pes unleashes his creativity in fun, one-off shorts, which he frequently uploads to his website.

The Forty Story by Pentagram It’s been a while since we’ve featured branded content, even though we’re on the record as being big supporters in the past. For me, it’s a simple case of few films standing out. With the creative talent and budgets that big companies are able to muster, is it wrong for me to hold branded content to a higher standard than pieces by film students and indie do-it-yourselfers? I don’t think so. This latest piece from reputable design firm Pentagram, does stand out though, and demands notice. While I love brands like Absolut who give artists free reign to make films of their choosing, I also deeply admire films like Plot Device which are great films, but function as great advertising as well. Abbott Square Open House ← Back to All Events, Art Events, Evening Events, Family Events, Free Events, History Events, Volunteer Opportunities Note: This event has passed. We are starting a process to transform Abbott Square into a center of creative activity Downtown. Our goal is two-fold: to create a welcoming, interactive space for families, and to create a platform for cultural activities, festivals, and art events downtown. We expect a revitalized Abbott Square to energize artists, increase retail activity, and draw County-wide residents Downtown for exciting family-friendly experiences.

17 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 7) Salvador Dali's Melting Train Tracks These funhouse-mirror railroad tracks are a reminder that Mother Nature pretty much laughs at the things we build. What you're seeing is the aftermath of a recent earthquake in New Zealand. We feel sorry for those two guys in orange who apparently have been tasked with re-straightening the tracks with their bare hands. Hurry up, guys! The train will be here in 10 minutes!

This is awesome News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - io9 The Good: AMAZING effects and character design! The battle droids actually *looked* like devices built for live combat situations—heavily-armoured, heavily-ARMED, and just...heavy! The Bad: Online Marketing Done Right – the Case of HBO’s True Blood If you’re a vampire aficionado, it’s almost certain that you’re hooked on HBO’s popular TV series True Blood. Even if you aren’t into the pale bloodsuckers, it’s still pretty likely that you’re addicted to the show all the same.Without getting into the reasons why True Blood manages to keep people glued to the TV following the hazardous antics of a perky, half-fairy waitress and her pulseless nightwalker friends, I’m going to look at exactly how a fantasy series, so often of marginal interest, became so popular and mainstream. The buzz around True Blood has been phenomenal. Many people working in the advertising industry have referred to True Blood as having one of the most well thought out marketing campaigns to date.

48 Hours in Byron Bay “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.” – Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 And stuff my eyes I did. No sooner had I landed in Gold Coast in Queensland after a sleepless night on the plane, was I whisked off on a whirlwind tour of beautiful rivers teeming with fish, sandy beaches with perfect surfing conditions and lively farmers markets offering a feast for all senses – and a glimpse of the outdoor life that Byron Bay offers. Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 11 list I really dig this IMDB plot summary, it paints a mysterious picture to get you interested while not giving away anything crucial, it's like a good trailer: A psychiatrist, Richard Burton, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.

Welcome to 'Dropped', Heineken's social experiment where only legendary travellers need apply Amsterdam, June 3rd, 2013- Are legends born, or made? To find out Heineken®, as part of its latest global campaign 'Voyage', is undertaking its most daring experiment yet. It is testing what men are truly made of when taken out of their daily lives and dropped into the great unknown.