This site (and the Iowa creative community) would sure suck a lot less if you would share! We're getting close to 200 unique visitors to the site every day now - mostly Iowa creatives. We're sure you like to see some of the great creative coming out of big shops in NY, LA, SF, Portland, etc ... but it's more interesting hearing about the local work, buzz, news and rumors. We've made it really easy to share ... and we're posting just about every local thing submitted right now - so get your PR mojo working and send us something about your company, your agency, your people, your work, whatever. Here, we'll even make it easy - so you don't even need to move your cursor to the top right of the page: www.thedesmoinesegotist.com/submit
From the release (cuz we're too freakin' lazy to write something clever today):
Finders Creepers and Modern American Cinema present “Four Rooms”. Four new films by Kristian Day featuring exclusive new art from Frank Hansen, Brent Houzenga, Van Holmgren, Chris Roberts & Alyssa Harder. On February 5th at 7 PM Kristian Day will unveil four new films: Inside a House, Animal, I Lost You to the Beach, and The Process.
Each room of the four Finder's Creepers Art Gallery Rooms will be themed with one of Kristian Day's new films, created specifically for this exhibit. Each artist will be doing his or her take on each of the films in their assigned Gallery Room! All the artwork will be for sale as well as the Limited Edition, thumb-stamped movie stills will be available for purchase!
From the director:
“These films are very different what I have done in the past. Each one has it’s own atmosphere and personality. Where one film will bring to a very relaxed state with calm imagery and warm music, another will attack with psychedelia and noise”
For the opening reception, there will be a meet and greet with Kristian Day and the artists plus painted girls from Bodies by Svec.
We got a recent follow by anonymous twitterer @DSMTweetCops, so had to check it out. Funny. Obnoxious. Shall we say egotistical? We can't disagree that twitter can be a junkyard of personal garbage, so it's good to see someone's mission is to clean it up. If you're on Twitter, it might be worth checking out. Not quite as funny as @ShitMyDadSays, but we'll give it time.
Des Moines Egotist member Josh Becker, a producer from Marshalltown wrote, lit, shot, edited and designed the graphics for this local spot for Fuji Japanese Steakhouse in Ames. It's not the Apple 1984 spot, but the production value beats the hell out of most of the local station-produced crap we've seen lately. And, he says he spent a total of 5 hours on it. That's haulin' ass.
Feb. 16 AMA Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting, “Getting Personal: QR Codes & Personalized Printing.” Direct mail experts Sherry Francisco of the USPS and Steve Schneider of Strategic Imaging plan to share insider secrets to direct mail success.
Who: Sherry Francisco, USPS, and Steve Schneider, Strategic Imaging,
What: AMA Iowa presents “Getting Personal: QR Codes & Personalized Printing”
When: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Johnston
Cost: $15 AMA Iowa members / $20 non-members / $15 students; Walk-ins add $10
On Feb. 9, area professionals are invited to attend “After Hours with Foursquare.” This networking and learning event will include an open-forum discussion of the Foursquare social media tool, presented by two experts from Des Moines agency Innova Ideas & Services.
Who: Innova's Sam Schill and Corey Johnson
What: AMA Iowa presents “After Hours with Foursquare”
When: Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Dos Rios Cantina & Tequila Lounge, Des Moines
Cost: Members - $5 | Non-Members - $10 | Students - $5
Feb. 2, 2011 AMA Iowa will host “Being Digital: Adapting to the New Marketing Landscape.” Aki Spicer, is director of digital strategy for Minneapolis-based Fallon Worldwide. In his talk, Spicer will discuss new and evolving applications and technologies, including QR codes and TV 2.0.
Who: Aki Spicer, Director of Digital Strategy, Fallon Worldwide
What: AMA Iowa presents “Being Digital: Adapting to the New Marketing Landscape”
When: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Des Moines Golf & Country Club, West Des Moines
Cost: $20 AMA Iowa members / $30 non-members / $15 students; Walk-ins add $10