Archive for

August, 2010

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August 30, 2010 10:09 pm

Esquivel

A beautiful, macro-style video about the process of making shoes. Directed by David Hubert and Olivier Staphylas. Shot on location at Esquivel Shoes, California.

August 28, 2010 3:10 pm

goodbye Vienna!

Today I will be leaving Vienna. I have been living here for 4 years, but the time has come to begin a new chapter in my life. Flying to London today will be the first leg on a long journey across Europe and back again, twice, culminating in my relocation to Bournemouth, England, to begin a Masters degree in Digital Effects at the NCCA.

Thanks to all of the amazing people who have made the last 4 years such an amazing experience! I will miss you all!

August 27, 2010 3:07 pm

TELEPHONEME

MK12‘s new release, a fusion of live action and animation, a nostalgic asthetic with a contemporary style and rhythm, explores the idea of “language working as a double-agent, carrying a hidden meaning with it for reasons yet-unknown”.

MK12 co-founder Ben Radatz explains:
"TELEPHONEME came about after we’d begun writing a short about how the alphabet was actually a “trojan horse” with coded messages and symbols, designed by a shadow group intent on keeping the rest of us down. While writing the piece we came across a Bell Labs-funded educational film called “The Alphabet Conspiracy,” which had pretty much the same content we were writing into our version. So we instead appropriated the voiceover and re-mixed it into a slightly darker version of itself. The voice is that of Frank Baxter, aka Dr. Research, a well-known figure in the educational film world. And, he tweets! We developed a typeface called “Chadwick” which we envisioned as a “root font” of sorts – a theoretically perfect and balanced font that concerned itself more with technical execution than visual aesthetics. This was the font that we used throughout the piece, and we set up a pretty rigid set of guidelines for it’s use. It’s not something that’s likely to be picked up on, but it made a good foundation for the rest of the piece. While voiceover is borrowed from the original film, the sound design was done in-house, borrowing from analog sources and mixing them into a very sight-for-see composition."
   – from motionographer.com

August 26, 2010 3:01 pm

Thing Pit

Taras Hrabowsky’s Thing Pit is a travelling guerrilla art projection projected on innocuous walls in cities across the US. The piece attempts to create:
  a. a concealed danger or difficulty
  b. guerilla projection made in opposition to a static view of our surroundings
  c. a re-presentation of a coming together / an envirotron of differentiation
  d. the commonly overlooked exultation in between.

2:58 pm

DC Universe Online Trailer

A war wages between heroes and villians in this high-octane trailer for the upcoming DC Universe Online video game. Featuring many of the favourite DC characters, battling in a post apocalyptic world. Produced by Blur Studio.

August 25, 2010 2:57 pm

Mr Pipik – Global Warming

A simple but funny flash animation from BigFish.tv in which Mr Pipik sings us a song, explaining his views on global warming.

2:50 pm

Stuff vs Stuff

In this stop motion animation from Aardman Animations, a store room becomes the site for a gladitorial battle-to-the-death, between a Walkmann and a Hover.

August 22, 2010 2:48 pm

EJC 2010

This personal view from the European Juggling Convention 2010 in Joensuu, Finnland, is one of the most beautiful representations of the juggling community that I have ever seen. It is great to see this community, which is so important to me, in a well photographed and crafted video.

August 15, 2010 3:25 pm

VFX breakdown – HP Commercial

HP commercial from Digital Domain, in which an actor’s environment and clothing rapidly changes while his movement remains consistent. This VFX breakdown shows the process from previs to final product.

August 14, 2010 2:43 pm

Words

A sweet conceptual video, using sequences of images to signify words. Produced by Everynone.