210 seconds to tell you the history of basically everything. That is quite a task. For such creative people as Carla Veldman, Andrew Wilson, Andrea Nesbitt and friends everything is possible. Scissors, ideas, glue and a lot of paper with camera assistance creates miracles as these. We see the greatest events of history of which we know already from school history lessons. It begins with the Big Bang. Earth and prehistorical animals, people fighting for food, aliens, pyramids, of course the atomic bomb and the first man on the Moon. Enjoy the video.
Words have sounds. previously we presented you the concept on sound switching. Now the story continues with a very talented designer Ji Lee, former art director for Google Creative Labs. This promo-video is a presentation for his new book “Word as Image“. You can find there more than 100 illustrations words becoming image. And remember – words have sounds.
The Nokia advertising campaigns can’t stop amusing us. Three Nokia 8s and a whole sea of sand, as a result Sumo Science and Aardman created Guinness Record for largest stop motion animation. .The film Gulp tells a story of a fisherman swallowed by a giant fish. It was being filmed with the Nokia N8 phone from start to finish.
Three different video clips each around 1 minute long are somehow using the principle of Elizabeth Gilbert book “Eat, pray, love”. Only now it is “Eat, learn, move”. In 44 days they have visited 11 countries, took 18 flights, crossed more than 38 thousand miles. They took 2 cameras with them and made a lot of video tapes creating a unique pattern of experiences, emotions, colors.
Tea candles are useful for many ideas because of their specific design. Doesn’t a tea candle remind you of a pixel? The author of this viral idea found out that and placed tea candles in a proper order. Then with a photo camera a stop motion animation was created.
You can see motives of many popular games or pictures on that “Tea Candle Screen”. It is interesting – how many hours did it take to create this stop motion fire animation. Just remember – don’t try this at home for your own safety.
To pop a balloon is a dream of every kid. The sound is great and pieces of rubber flying all around. A balloon has also a very good surface for writing something with a marker or a highlighter. So MTV presented an ad idea using all these great balloon opportunities. They took hundreds of them, drove images on each, then popped them fast (with a sharp object) and videotaped that. This is what they got!
Stopmotion video for Dutch artists Kraak & Smaak (which means “Crunch and Taste”) overlays the background with a simple, but clever gimmick – a flipbook for animating the foreground elements. Nice way how to catch a moment and make them flow like river.
Check out the video, which was created over 3 days by 3 animators across 450 pages. It uses no animation software, no special hardware, just Google Docs’ presentation app.
The story of a man told through the facebook’s interface.