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Archive for July, 2011

OK GO, Pilobolus, Trish Sie: All Is Not Lost


It was only a matter of time until OK GO got into the Chrome experiment game. They’ve partnered up with dance company Pilobolus, longtime collaborator Trish Sie, and Google Japan to create All Is Not Lost – a music video and love letter to Japan that allows you to send messages using either roman characters or katakana.

The HTML5 version is a bit processor intensive (took a couple false starts on my machine), but worthwhile for the window movement and typographic play. The regular music video still features their trademark clever visuals. Making of here.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 | 6 Comments »

The Mill: Pantech


Love that wave rendering…The Mill does their take on skate video meets stylized design, for Pantech.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

James Levy updates

Designer and director James Levy updates his online portfolio.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 | 4 Comments »

Carine Khalifé: Young Galaxy — Blown Minded

I’m so happy to be able to post this up on Motionographer. Finding an artistic collaboration of such beautiful execution that’s off the beaten track is a rare gem.

Months of work have gone into creating this wonderful film. In the YouTube description, creator Carine Khalifé describes the process of making the film. I’ve copied in the whole of her text below. She talks of the exploratory process of animation, the evolution of the image over time, and how the creator’s mood and environment affect the outcome so heavily. It’s wonderful to hear her describe that meditative process and how looking at the completed film is like waking up from a dream.

This is one of the most beautiful animated films I’ve seen all year. The fluidity of the oil paint and connection with the music just wash over you. Despite working at frame rates as low as 8 fps, the motion never really feels jerky. You are aware this piece is an oil-paint animation, but at the same time you’re transported into the world of the film — you accept and get wrapped up in the texture of the piece almost immediately; it really is like sinking into a different mind state.

Please read Carine’s text below. It’s one of the best summaries I’ve read on how rewarding and spiritually engaging animation can be. You live, breath and feel the music by watching this beautiful piece of work.

Today you are being spoilt with a truly exceptional film.

Read YouTube description

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 | 10 Comments »

Sexy Fingers


Thanks to Jon Berkowitz for tipping us off to this very ridiculous and very NSFW piece for HIV awareness.

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 | Comments Off

Synple: A History of the Title Sequence

A History of the Title Sequence, 2011 graduation project by Synple (a.k.a Jurjen Versteeg). More on the concept & process at Watch the Titles

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 | 3 Comments »

Synple: A History of the Title Sequence

Beautiful 2011 graduation project on title sequence history by Synple (aka Jurjen Versteeg). More on the concept & process at Watch the Titles.

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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