Archive for the 'Videos' Category

Immersive 360° Videos With Motion

Monday, January 28th, 2008

360° images have come a long way in quality since the old days of Quicktime VR, but they never really did hit the kind of popularity you may come to expect from a 3D-ish approach. And really, maybe it’s just because they are static and thus mostly boring. That may change however. Immersive Media has specialized themselves on 360° films with a twist: the material is not static, but actual film footage playing. It does make for a much more interesting experience:

You can get a lot more demos here.

Incidentally, they are the same folks behind the Google Street View technology.

(Thanks, Datenvandalen)

Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Alright, so I don’t really like to put too many flash videos on the front page at once, but I thought this video is absolutely brilliant. Old school pixel art via dice.

Lovely song as well! Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries

Lodger – I Love Death

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Here’s a funny music video for the weekend, Lodger‘s song “I Love Death”. They seem to have a pretty coherent visual style es well, if you check their other videos on YouTube.

(Thanks, Datenvandalen)

Paul Rand Tribute Video

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

Without content, there’s no form. And without form, there’s no content. A work of art is realized, when form and content are indistinguishable.

Very classy Paul Rand tribute video. Bonobo fans (like myself) might recognize the beginning music (Marra Bossa by Jazz Juice, which he remixed on an album).

How Much Advertisers Pay For Your Attention in NYC

Friday, November 2nd, 2007 explores the various advertising rates in New York City, in a nicely animated video with precisely my current taste in typography and music:

TED Talk – “Simplicity Patterns” by John Maeda

Friday, September 21st, 2007

The MIT Media Lab’s John Maeda lives at the intersection of technology and art — a place that can get very complicated. Here, he talks about paring down to basics, and how he creates clean, elegant art, websites and web tools. In his book Laws of Simplicity, he offers 10 rules and 3 keys for simple living and working —
but in this talk, he boils it down to one simply delightful way to be.

Entertaining tidbit for a Friday, eh? Have a great weekend.
(Thanks, swissmiss)

PostSecret – Anonymous Secrets on Postcards

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Do you have a secret you need to get off your chest, but just can’t tell anyone? Well, here’s a solution: PostSecret. Completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they have never before revealed. Some revelations are funny, while others are just plain shocking or sad. What amazes me is how artistic these cards are. But hey, since pictures say more than a thousand words, just have a look at this goosebump-inducing trailer:

Nice to see such a display of humanity and art combined. initiator Frank Warren has published a number of books full of these amazing postcards:

For those wondering, the song featured in the video is “Breathe Me” by Sia, found on the album Colour the Small One.

Video: Smog – Rock Bottom Riser

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Hey kids, it’s video time again. As you may have noticed from a previous post, I’m currently getting in to Adobe After Effects, and on my search for inspiration, my friend Thomas sent me this beautiful music video for Smog’s “Rock Bottom Riser”, created entirely in After Effects from scanned paintings.

We’ve already figured out how to recreate those animated ink worm things. :) You can read a bit about the making of Rock Bottom Riser on Motiongrapher.

Adobe After Effects Video Tutorials

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

videocopilot.jpgI’ve been fooling around with Adobe After Effects the past days. It’s amazing what can be done with it, but for newcomers (like myself) it can be very daunting. Luckily, there are a number of very good tutorials around to help you get started, and I’d like to present one site that has been of good help to me.

Video Copilot has some easy to understand tutorials that help you achieve some pretty advanced effects, among others a rendition of the beautiful iPod Nano ad. The best part? All tutorials come with the project files, so you can just dig in and play around.

Please feel free to add links to good After Effects tutorials in the comments section!


Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

I usually try not to have two videos on the front page at the same time, but this one I just couldn’t leave out. Quoteth Phil Hansen:

30 different people that influenced my life were painted one on top of another on my torso. I either painted a picture of the person or an object that represents the person.

(“Influences” on YouTube)

Phil says he “spent about 20 hours painting” while standing in front of the camera. Very talented and persistent! For those interested, he explains why he drew certain motives on his website.

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