Creating powerful stories for audiences of the digital age. VERTOV is a creative agency that specializes in digital storytelling & visual PR - standout films, interactive multimedia and social media campaigns that connect today’s audiences with brands and businesses. On this website, we showcase inspiring digital stories: join us for the ride! You can email us

THE GAP by Ira Glass

From art-director Daniel Sax who pulled the audio from am already well-known (and terrific) interview with Ira Glass and transformed it into a beautiful piece of visual storytelling.

I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass’ message isn’t only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.

Get inspired!

Christmas shopping at Intratuin!

We had such fun yesterday evening, joining four charming bloggers during their Christmas-inspiration shopping spree! The lovely (yet huge) Intratuin in Zevenhuizen had something for everyone’s taste.

Stay tuned for the inspired results and probably some home-interior styling tips for the coming Christmas days…

The blogs to watch:

vosgesparisApril and MayInteriorator & Yvestown

M83 ‘Wait’

This is what happens when the band M83 collaborates with French directorial team Fleur & Manu: a dazzling, hallucinatory music video - not sure what it all means, but we love staring at these mysterious images… Last part of a Sci-Fi Music Trilogy featuring some extensive homages to the science-fiction cinema greats. Can you spot them?

In the age of smartphones, how can a phone booth be reinvented?
New York City 2012 – 11,000 public phone booths, down from 35, 000 15 years ago. When technology advances so fast, what is going to happen to public pay phones?
Yesterday, Michael Bloomberg, NYC’s mayor, launched the competition ‘Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge’, inviting everyone to submit ideas on redesigning the phone booths, with the only requirement that phone calls can still be made, especially in cases of emergency. For details on conditions of participating and deadlines, check out the contest website.
How would you transform the pay phones?

In the age of smartphones, how can a phone booth be reinvented?

New York City 2012 – 11,000 public phone booths, down from 35, 000 15 years ago. When technology advances so fast, what is going to happen to public pay phones?

Yesterday, Michael Bloomberg, NYC’s mayor, launched the competition ‘Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge’, inviting everyone to submit ideas on redesigning the phone booths, with the only requirement that phone calls can still be made, especially in cases of emergency. For details on conditions of participating and deadlines, check out the contest website.

How would you transform the pay phones?

coebergh:

The Silent History

The Silent History is a novel, written and designed specially for iPad and iPhone, that uses serialization, exploration, and collaboration to tell the story of a generation of unusual children.

Wired calls it “Entirely Revolutionary”. An immersive digital storytelling experience by a group of acclaimed storytellers indeed: Eli Horowitz (former managing editor and publisher of McSweeney’s), Kevin Moffett (author of Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events and Permanent Visitors), Matthew Derby (author of Super Flat Times), Russell Quinn (co-founder of digital studio Spoiled Milk), and contributors on five continents.

“As we move into the future, which is clearly going to be dominated by technology, it’s important that we bring culture along with us.”

If Aaron Koblin wasn’t already your hero, his insights on the future of storytelling will change that – a fascinating look at some of his most acclaimed projects.

Other thinkers’ thoughts on the evolution of storytelling, from the same series, here and here.

(via explore-blog)