The Slo-Mo Guys do this type of stuff all the time, but seeing paint move at 2500 FPS is pretty neat.
M83 has been one of my favorite groups for some time, and in recent years their music has found its way into commercials, movie trailers and more. The moods that are built in the music are undeniably excellent, and so it was with great pleasure that I came upon their latest official video, for the single “Wait”. The epic video is a collaboration between Intel and Vice Magazine, and it really is cinema quality stuff. A friend posted this week that he thought it was some of the best sic-fi of the year, and its a five minute video! Make sure to watch it full screen, with the volume turned up.
At first glance, this quirky music video by Eran Amir doesn’t really seem all that impressive, until you realize that it’s completely captured in camera, with no post-production colorizing. And then it’s like, “whoa. How’d they do that?”
ParaNorman is a new stop-motion film due out this month by the animation firm Laika. Based in Portland, Laika has gotten critical praise for its first foray into feature films, Coraline. With their second film, Laika ups-the-animation-bar, using the first ever 3D printed pieces for a stop motion character. As you can see below, there are so many steps in just assembling the model that it makes the head spin.
A nicely shot and edited piece about canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters. A beautiful place indeed.
The idea is not new. As much as I love Apple’s work, they did not invent the videophone. Not by a long shot. True, their iPhones and iPads help usher in a relevant and elegant solution to the age-old idea, but going back over a century, people have envisioned calling others using imagery as well as audio. Oobject has a cool collection of vintage videophones, both the real, clunky versions, and the make believe.
Painters have their new canvases, writers have their manuscripts, videographers have their reels.
I put together a quick collection of scenes I’ve filmed over the last year or so, specifically the scenes that show my eye as a cinematographer. These aren’t narrative content as much as visually interesting clips that show a range of places and experiences.
I hope you like it!
The Clinton Global Initiative is happening now.
“Building on President Clinton’s lifetime in public service, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) reflects his belief that governments need collaboration from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other global leaders to effectively confront the world’s most pressing problems. After attending thousands of meetings during his career in which urgent needs were discussed but no action was taken to solve them, President Clinton saw a need to establish a new kind of meeting with an emphasis on results.”
A great, powerful video about business, the environment, and our future on this planet we call Earth.
If you want to know the stuff that really gets me excited, it’s this.
Imaginary Forces beautifully and artistically pays tribute to one of Graphic Design’s most cherished figures, Paul Rand.
Rand was a powerhouse in the world of design, creating iconic identities for IBM, UPS, ABC, Yale University, among many, many others. The video uses interview footage with Rand, and shows great deft at animating his work to life.
He has been posthumously inducted into The One Club Hall of Fame. This is a fitting look at this inspirational man.
Oh, a classic of our age.