Who would like their creations to lack gravity? The astonishing video, called “Gravity: Un Reve De Demain” makes that dream come true. Continue reading … Gravity: A Dream Of The Future
“The Joy of Books” is a wonderful stop-motion animation in which the books in a small bookshop come alive at night. The animation is by Sean Ohlenkamp and quite a large number of volunteer book wranglers. The fantastic short motion picture is set in Toronto bookshop Type. Books come alive after a shopkeeper leaves for the night, much like the toys in Pixar films spring to life as soon as humans leave the room. Continue reading … The Joy of Books
This is a video that embodies a challenging and superb idea, directed by Us and produced by Liz Kessler, labelled the new music video for Benga’s track ‘I Will Never Change’. To bring the astonishing idea to life, first of all, the number of records per second against the frame rate had to be calculated. This stop motion video employs the use of 960 pieces of vinyl to create a straightforward and creative way to let the music speak for itself and create a mirrored image of the digital waveform. Each record had to be individually cut to a specific size, hand labelled, hand numbered and then finally polished.
According to the authors, this process alone took seven full working days. To animate the wave form, they have built it and then carefully removed each individual record. Once the sculpture was finally built, the animation process took about 30 hours. You might say, that the final video came out great and features some incredible animation. See for yourself.
In this post I’ve concentrated on art where the pins are the main focus, rather than a way of art. Fortunately there’s a short video, where we can see a fantastic pin artist in action. He uses push pins to make large-canvas portraits and they are stunning. It is a real challenge to create faces with the quality of something digitally produced. By the author’s own confession it took the most time, the most patience, the most research and the most money to create. This portrait required approximately 15,000 push pins. The final portrait weighs about 19 kg, which includes the cork board. The author has built a wooden frame to support it, so it wouldn’t break under its own weight. The soundtrack in the video is a song by the author, called “Time Catcher”.