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”.
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.
What is your dream? A big house, a big family or something more different? For many traveling is the thing. Just imagine riding in a car along ocean on a sunny day with your friends, singing and joking. Still for many this dream is far beyond their possibilities. Also for a very sad office toy. But the world belongs to the reckless ones. So the sad toy decides to use Google Street View and a toy car to travel, but where to go? Somewhere sunny and beautiful – the Pacific coast. Continue reading … Google Imaginary Trip
Take a photo. How difficult is that? Now imagine doing that for almost 4.5 years – from 26th september year 2006 till 12th may year 2011. One of many amazing internet projects presents us a daily photo compilation of a young woman. We clearly see how time passes away but she doesn’t changed a lot. Maybe because of the cosmetics? It’s for you to decide. Hm … maybe they have such videos for some 40 years?
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.