Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Clash of Heroes: NYPD vs FDNY at the Annual Fun City Bowl



There it is, folks. Our spot for the annual football game between the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York. Who will win? The NYPD Finest or the FDNY Bravest?

You must choose your side, because for this game they are perfectly clear: "I respect what they do, every single day of the year, but for this day, there is no fun, no banter, it's all about winning this game."

#nybravest or #nyfinest - There can be only one winner.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

PickBoXX and AeonAv at the 42nd Annual Fun City Bowl

FDNY vs NYPD. Bravest or Lawmen?
New York's finest clashing against each other.
AeonAV joins the PickBoXX Crew to register this amazing event.

Saturday, May 31 at Mitchell Field - Garden City, NY.
Wait for the spot and interviews in the following days.

Learn more about PickboXX here.

See what lies both teams say about themselves and join the fun at: FDNY vs NYPD.







Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Aerialism: Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground

Aeon Audiovisual is now flying high. Or hanging high. Well, it all depends on your point of view. 

Carla Carvalho, an young prodigy of the acrobatic arts has given us the opportunity to create and produce her next aerialistic performance for the stage. Aerialism involves acrobatic performances in the air with a suspended apparatus such as a trapeze, rope, cloud swing, aerial cradle, aerial silk and aerial hoop.

The possibilities fascinated us. And on to research we go. Curiosity is a key word for us.

But don't hide your mind under the circus tent, guys. Aerialism explores several other concepts.  And one of the most perfect examples is The Slipper Room. Located in New York City's Lower East Side, it's an amazing venue for performance artists to showcase their work and to nurture emerging talent, pushing performers to reach their true potential.

Wait for good things to come, folks.

Wait, are we at the Moulin Rouge?! 
AeonAV crew. Research is fun. 
Aerial hoop performance.
Aerial silk performance.
Trapeze.
Goodness gracious! Is it a Dryad?
No, it is our star, Carla Carvalho
practicing outdoors.
Flying high.
Jean Claude Van Damme is a loser.
It's Christmas time. 
Pictures by Aeon AV crew: Priscila Velho, Rodrigo Bahls, Thabata Vidigal and Edward Olivier.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Batman, The Animated Series Intro in Live-Action

One of those stop-everything-that-you're-doing-and-watch-this moments.

We have a deep admiration for the old Batman, The Animated Series. One of the best explorations of the Dark Knight universe ever produced.

And now you can see how it would be like in live-action. if Fox's Gotham were something close to this, we'd love it.

Via IGN.

TNT Ad: Push to Add Drama

We never get tired of watching this ad.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Salem, MA: A Quest For Inspiration

Edward Olivier, Thabata Vidigal
and Rodrigo Bahls. 
This one goes to Arthur Miller. 
A few days ago, the Aeon Audiovisual crew went on a Journey. A travel through history. A quest for inspiration in one of the most mythical places of the New England: the city of Salem in Massachusetts.

Salem became famous because of an infamous episode. A dark and medieval tale set in the New World. While still under the rule of the British Empire, the city witnessed the Witch Trials and the execution of 20 people accused of witchcraft.

Today the city has learned from its tragic past, creating a whole lot of museums and memorials that study, discuss, analyze and explain the origin of myths and the causes behind such horrible events. The true story behind the Witch Hysteria in the 17th century has nothing to do with the supernatural. It was rooted in human emotions and erratic behavior fed by fear, envy, greed and superstition.

But of course that an ancient place like that with such a bizarre history creates a highly charged environment. A perfect spot for ghost stories, hauntings and ghost hunters. And the point here is: It doesn't matter if the hauntings are true or not. The stories, the metaphors behind them are more important.

If you like a good ghost story, tales about the darkest aspects of human beings and you want to know more about the origin of witchcraft myths, Salem, MA may be the perfect spot for you. A place where you can take a tour through haunted spots, or visit a 17th century graveyard at 5 in the morning. A city where horror lovers can gather and feel like home.

In a city that once inspired Edgar Alan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, you'll certainly get pretty inspired. We know we did.

17th Century houses.
Lots of ghosts stories, of course.

Sign at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial.

The New England feeling. 

Strolling among the graves.

Night walks. Beautiful streets. 

Creepy alley.

A rare picture of Priscila Velho.
She's tougher to get on camera than a freaking ghost.
Better than that, only Edward's hair. 

Legends all around.

17th century graveyard.

Crew standing in front of 128 Essex, St.
The address of the famous murder
that inspired the board game 'Clue'
and the short story 'The Telltale Heart'
by Edgar Alan Poe.

Capt. Joseph White's House at 128 Essex St.
And in case you're wondering:
The original murderer was
Richard Crowninshield
in the bedroom with a cane or bludgeon.
Pictures by Priscila Velho, Rodrigo Bahls, Edward Olivier and Thabata Vidigal.

Find out more about the 128 Essex St. house here

Find out more about the history of Salem's Witch Trials watching 'The Crucible', the 1996 movie based on the play by Arthur Miller.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Semper Ebrius: The Beer Party



Anyone is up for some fun?

Creative BloQ: 5 graphic designers who became famous filmmakers

Interesting post from Creative BloQ about five graphic designers who became famous filmmakers.

As they state in the article, some of the designer qualities  - and principles followed by them - transfer well to the big screen.

Akira Kurosawa used to make true art pieces when painting his storyboards. He also used to paint the set of some of his movies himself.

It appears that one art form isn't enough for some creative minds.

And we certainly appreciate that.

Read the full article here.

Cadillac CTS Ad: An Inspiring Idea

We really like the spirit behind this commercial. Take a look.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Robert Mckee: HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR GENRE?



Great post from Robert Mckee's Story Blog about a very important question for aspiring writers: How to choose your genre? Or in other words: in what kind of story do I fit best?

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Is there a recommended genre that a new writer should begin with to learn the principles of story?

After choosing your medium as a writer or story creator, your second greatest decision will always be genre. That decision will determine your audience, your platform and – in many cases – the course of your career. Each story genre has a distinct purpose. To write well you must first understand the reason for your genre and its conventions. Why? Because the audience is smart and knows their genres. Read on

The Iron Curtain in NYC


It took us 10 seconds to walk across this wall... for some people, it took 30 years.

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"This 12 foot high, 8 foot wide, 2.75-ton section of the Berlin Wall was given to the Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority, by the German Consulate, in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall."









"This segment once stood in downtown Berlin in the area between Potsdamer Platz and Leipziger Platz. It was part of the inner wall designed to prevent East Germans from escaping."



"Today, it stands as a powerful symbol of the strength of democracy - teaching and inspiring all who visit Kowsky Plaza of the importance of freedom."



"Erected by the East German regime, the Berlin Wall for almost thirty years helped to hold millions of people captive under communism. On November 9, 1989 the Wall was finally brought down by the yearning of the people of East Germany to live free."


Pictures by Edward Olivier


Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day... with Homer J. Simpson


Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone. Cherish the meaning of this day: Celebrate the memory of a holy man, of course... now shut up and get the booze.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Brand Logos with Hidden Symbols


artentertainments.com has made a great selection of logos with hidden meanings and symbols. Can you spot them all?

Check them out here.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Skateboards and Booze

 

We all know what a Monday is all about, right? Skateboards and booze, of course.

Here goes two great articles by CreativeBloQ on skateboard and spirits packages design. 

Have fun.