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ipad and iphone app
android app
_what
mobile app for comedian, actor, director + writer, louis CK.
_how
louis CK asked us to develop a mobile app for iphone, ipad and android so that fans would be able to obtain his increasing body of work and view it offline more easily, where necessary. working closely with long-standing collaborator tony ash and his team at hipcheck interactive, we designed and developed an app that would be as easy to understand and use as louis's website had been thus far. 
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    iphone, ipad and android appscomprehensive onboardingincorporation of louisk.com user accountsnotifications + video updates from louisairplay, google cast and chromecast streamingtour dates + ticket purchasemailing list sign-up
_link
itunes.apple.com/us/app/louis-ck/id1113090945
_awards
apple's app store 'new apps we love'
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home page
episode purchase page
ticket page
news page
_what
website for comedian, actor, director + writer, louis CK.
_how
over the years we've remained the web development team for louis CK, advancing his website's capabilities and aesthetics in small increments with each new release. this felt like as good a moment as any to put a flag in the ground and celebrate that.
_features
    responsive designuser-friendly purchase flowuser accountsone-off + episodic show functionalitytech support backendprintable DVD artworkHTML5 + flash video playersmp3 + FLAC audio filesgifting optionsintegration with independent ticketing solutionpaypal, amazon, dwolla + bitcoin payment systemsapple TV + chromecast compatibility
_link
louisck.com
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filmmakers page
reviews page
_what
website for the paramount pictures feature film, not fade away.
_how
paramount pictures asked us to put together ideas for a website for a new film by david chase, creator of the sopranos. the film is called not fade away, and is a rock 'n' roll coming-of-age story set in the 1960s.

taken by our suggestions, paramount requested we move forward with a concept we were calling 'living photographs'. this meant we were taking stills from the film and animating them in a unique fashion that embellished the moment, rather than giving away too much of the story.

the site utilizes a relatively new process of animating PNGs as well as GIFs, allowing us more control and a greater level of overall compatibility.
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  • html5 / JS / css driven interface
  • PNG and GIF animation
  • custom soundscapes
  • ipad / iphone compatibility
  • retina display image resizing
  • CMS
  • audio player
  • ticketing system
  • 'remind me' sign-up form
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versionindustries.com/archive/nfa
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_what
film posters for the feature film, beyond the black rainbow.
_how
there are very few films that have you staying up the rest of the night after a screening just to make posters for them. beyond the black rainbow is one of those films. these posters were not commissioned by the filmmakers. they were created purely to promote and support what we believe to be a unique and quite brilliant piece of filmmaking.
_link
arboria.org
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home page
carnegie hall
ticketing
carnegie record cover
beacon theater streaming page
beacon theater home page
dvd cover
_what
website for the new york-based comedian + filmmaker, louis CK
_how
like most people we've been a fan of louis CK and his work for a while and so when the gregory brothers very kindly recommended us to him and his team a couple of months back, we were stoked. as if that wasn't cool enough, it turns out louis was looking for much more than a website. he was looking to revolutionize his approach to releasing his material to his fans. always up for trying new things, we set about pulling together a small dream team to get the task done.

everyone worked day and night on this from various locations both in the US and europe and its fair to say that the results far exceeded anyone's expectations. louis himself published a report on the whole project on the website, which you can read here.

you can read an in-depth article about our process and everything we learnt from working on this job here.

following the success of the beacon video, louis released audio downloads of the beacon + two additional shows. since then the site underwent further revision as we integrated louis' ticket sales into the site, all the while maintaining the highest standards of security and ease-of-use.
_features
  • amazon server integration
  • user-friendly purchase flow
  • user accounts
  • tech support backend
  • printable DVD artwork
  • HTML5 + flash video players
  • mp3 + FLAC audio files
  • gifting options
  • integration with independent ticketing solution
  • paypal + amazon payment systems
_link
buy.louisck.net
_awards
2012 webby awards honoree for best practice
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