• #ShitToHit TONIGHT: Flix in 6 Vine Film Fest & Award Show by @MomentumWW

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    Free admission and a drink for the first 100 attendees to the second annual Flix in 6 competition at the Duck Room in Blueberry Hill tonight. And like most STL creative events nowadays, there will be Strange Donuts on hand.

    The St. Louis office of Momentum Worldwide will stage and host the Flix in 6 film festival for the second year. This is an opportunity for people from the advertising and marketing community to submit fun, six-second videos via Vine. The winners will be announced and
    celebrated at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 24 from 7-11 p.m. at the Duck Room (located at Blueberry Hill in the Loop).

    Participants have seven categories to choose from, including:
    • Another Day in the Life
    • Fight Scene
    • Illusion
    • Animals Not Being Animals
    • NSFW
    • Animation
    • Strange (category sponsored by Strange Donuts)

    Here's the winners/best of from last year.

  • #LocalKick: First Ever Crowdsourced Beer Dispenser - @SynekSystem

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    Pretty clever idea to standardized the home-tap system that beer brands have been attempting for years. The best part is that you can fill up your home dispenser with any beer in the world. They may be taking a risk on the price ($299 backing level to receive a dispenser) but there's probably enough enthusiasts out there to make this happen. Maybe even in St. Louis alone. Oh and yes, this is a local kickstarter believe it or not.

    The video is no Dollar Shave Club, which you can tell is what it was inspired by, but it succeeds in explaining the product pretty straightforwardly.

    Fund it on Kickstarter.
    Check out their site.

  • Kegs With Legs #16: Claim @WorkatClaim

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    We're getting you ready for America's birthday the proper way, with an eagle screechin' keg party on the eve of the 4th. You all will most likely be in party mode anyways; looking forward to that extended weekend of BBQ's, fireworks and flag waving. So head on downtown and come check out one of the newest coworking spaces in STL on July 3rd. We pledge allegiance to Kegs With Legs and to the Republic for keg stands.

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  • Legendary Posters That Traveled the World - @Heineken

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    A set of unique posters that traveled the world, met extraordinary people and lived through amazing experiences. Each poster came back with its own story to tell, and was then exhibited and auctioned off. Love this idea of making the ads the hero of the campaign.

    View all the posters and how they were made here.



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  • Now Hiring Locally: Content Strategist - CCA Global Partners

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    Description:
    CCA Global Partners’ Franchise Division has an excellent opportunity in their St. Louis Office for a Content Strategist. This position leads content development from concept through production and delivery, and is responsible for assessing content opportunities and recommending content strategies that meet business goals and deliver excellent user experience.

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  • Modern Love: A New York Times Animated Article

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    We can't quite remember seeing animation set to a newspaper article before. We're sure it's happened, but this is our first time coming across it. There is a real beauty to the work filmmaker, designer and animator, Freddy Arenas, has created. We hope this actually becomes a “thing” because it adds so much more context to the story and really engaged us much deeper than we would have just reading the article itself.

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  • Local Documentary @SpanishLakeFilm is Extended at Tivoli Thru June 26th

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    We hadn't heard much of this film until a recent bubble of press as the film extended it's release at Tivoli for another week – it's also apparently the number one film at Tivoli at the moment.

    Spanish Lake is a bold and uncompromising documentary focused on economic oppression in the suburb of Spanish Lake, Missouri. Operating without a local government, the lack of community leadership has disastrous effects, including a mass exodus of the white population in the late 1990's. The themes of the film parallel America's growing political divide, underlying racism, and rise of anti-government sentiment. Highlighted in the film is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case from 1971, spearheaded by then HUD Secretary George Romney, which changed the course of public housing for the nation.

    We'd by lying if we said it doesn't feel just a wee bit sensationalized: implementing the tag line "THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR" and showcasing a lot of white hoosier racists in the trailer. We're not doubting that there is a story to be told, but it definitely seems there is a bit of riding the wave of success from the Pruitt-Igoe Myth, released in 2011.

    Has anyone seen it and have a review? Let us know in the comments.

  • Art is Trash

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    Spanish artist Francisco de Pajaro was tired of “the negative mood that garbage put people in.” So he started adding humor to these unsightly items thrown on the streets by transforming them into quirky animated characters. He uses sticky tape to create limbs and paints exaggerated expressions onto old discarded furniture, cardboard boxes and garbage bags. Great stuff. See more shots here.

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