August 25, 2009
Tailor-made animation for IdN 15th Anniversary
Creative Directors: Jason Cook & Bryan Lee
Executive Producer: Joe Montalbano
Producer: Jason Kirkham
Designers: Bryan Lee, Jason Cook, Brian Castleforte
3D Animator: Brian Castleforte
Compositor: Jason Cook
Sound Design: Braincloud
What Barry says animation to the polemic written by Barry Mcnamara in 2003 and is still relevant today.
Best animation Brooklyn International film festival
Portobello film festival 2004
In a virtual photo-realistic 3d world, an emperor penguin is fused with Gothic architecture, creating a new life form that is both organic and synthetic. A subverted narrative develops which attempts to reveal something about an uneasy and uncertain relationship with nature.
Done with 3dsmax and Vray
"new. (now)." Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.
"Vox V" Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
"LORE: Legends of a Different Kind" Penn Brick Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
August 24, 2009
PUMA, the official sponsor of Women’s Professional Soccer, also known as WPS, is proud to announce the beginning of a campaign that showcases the greatest female soccer players in the world. Leslie Osborne, Amy Rodriguez and Marta serve as the ambassadors for what will surely become one of the most celebrated female sports leagues ever. The launch campaign from Syrup and PUMA is not about comparing women to men. It’s not about protesting for equal salaries and media coverage. It’s about recognizing great play on the field. It’s about celebrating the joy of exceptional performance and teamwork. When great players play, they take their rightful place on the world stage. Awesome doesn’t beg for attention or ask for permission. Awesome is self-evident. Rolling out across TV, print, online and OOH the “Recognize Awesome” launch will introduce the unique personality, performance and style of each of our awesome stars.
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Big up to Duracell staying relevant to the times on this one. MyGrid is a brand new drop-and-go charging pad for all of your wireless devices without the mess of multiple chargers. Just plug in the MyGrid, fit your MP3 player, iPod, Blackberry, iPhone or whatever with a Power Sleeve or Power Clip, place it on the mat and go. It can charge up to 4 devices at once, shuts off automatically with one touch, charges as quickly as your devices’ standard chargers, and is obviously slim and packable. Available in the Autumn for around $85!
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August 21, 2009
August 20, 2009
This video records the recent relocation of their design firm to the Platinum LEED Terry Thomas Building in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. Nice touch!
The story revolves around an old vietnam veteran, who suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder, and finally has to face his memories which haunt him in the form of surreal mutations. but it's also about "agent orange", the defoliant used by the united states army, which accidently contained dioxin, which causes disfigured children even today, alomost 40 years after the war. the company that produced the dioxin-contaminated ingredients is still active today and famous for producing the world's best-selling herbicide, being one of the leaders in genetic engineering of food plants and for extremely ruthless behaviour.
the film won the first prize in the "mediencampus bayern e.V." competition 2008, munich, germany.
it was also screened at emergeandsee festival 2009, berlin, germany.
Crazy cool controllerist Moldover has released one of the best limited edition album covers I’ve ever seen. It perfectly represents his reliance and mastering of the technology he produced the album on. Moldover has put up a youtube video to demonstrate the CD…check it out.
August 19, 2009
This is the next step!
LICHTFAKTOR goes live, here are some pictures and a video about our visual live Performance they do with the guys from Optix effekthascherei.com. It is just a little teaser - stay tuned for more...
August 18, 2009
A trailer for a 6-minute short film I made undertaking a masters degree in 2000 at the AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School).
Synopsis: A boy journeys into his own dark underworld where he is confronted by the vengeful father of his imagination.
Ars Electronica (Austria)
Australian Film Institute Awards (Australia)
Cannes - Cinéma des Antipodes (France)
Arcipelago Film Festival (Italy)
Granada Film Festival (Spain)
Ben: Louis Westgarth
Father: James Hagen
Young Ben: Humphrey Westgarth
Director: Mike Daly
Producer: Isabel Perez
Writer: Lynne Vincent McCarthy
Cinematographer: Denson Baker
Production Designer: Isabel Zardian
Editor: Thom Corcoran
Sound Designer: Liam Price
Composer: Bob Scott
Title: Hollow Man
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Production Company: Crush, Toronto
Crush Creative Directors: Gary Thomas, Stefan Woronko
Executive Producer: Jo-ann Cook
Producer: Stephanie Pennington
Shot, designed and animated by Crush, Toronto
We first spoke to Michael Stipe at the end of February. He heard about us through the work we did last year for Doug Coupland’s new book, The Gum Thief. He wanted a video that was frantic and dense and not overly polished or fretted over. Michael has great instincts about what visuals are right for the song, but really allowed us to run with the clip, adding really good, insightful comments at the right times, even as the band began a punishing press tour to launch the new album.
When we first started talking to Michael about the meaning behind the lyrics, the song really struck a chord with us. We all fear losing who we are or getting so far down a path, either in career or personally, that we can’t get back. We wanted to build on that as our theme. The idea of isolation, the universality of that and to see how that moment of realization, the explosion of understanding changes your path.
From there we took a page from R.E.M.’s approach to writing and recording the new record. We wanted to take the “punk” aesthetic and represent it for 2008. We wanted to see the Hollow Man as a person (or in our case three people), as a digital avatar, or as a roughly drawn representation. We wanted the lyrics to stand out front, plain and confronting without losing their layers of meaning. We felt that the moment of understanding needed to feel like an explosion, and that dictated the rush of images, punctuated by moments of clarity (the falling man).
Crush works a bit like a band. We all have our roles but we collaborate, sometimes leading each other and sometimes following. The creative process was liquid and constantly changing. We knew where we wanted to go, but didn’t constrict ourselves early on, adding and subtracting until sometime around lunchtime on the day the video shipped. We started out feeling like typography was going to be the main device, then felt a hand animated section would give it the humanity the words needed, then as we explored, thought a live action representation would connect all the elements. The digital “avatar” came from Michael Stipe's comments about performing the song at SXSW, and it went on to becoming the symbolic heart of the video.
We used every toy in the building, shot footage in Stephanie (our producer’s) apartment, in our grubby stairwell, just generally got back to a place where all creative people start and then slowly get away from, to try to make pictures work like music.
- Gary Thomas, Creative Director, Crush
In the age of opulence,
I lay a choppy lake.
Poisonous mistakes will over take this current I make,
unless I steer clear,
my fate will overtake.
The Dueling fool of greed, wants more than it needs,
I beg for your lead.
Give me a sign,
show me you're mine.
Production Pix: new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=122651&id=56917361702
Written and Directed by Justin Harder
Executive Producer: Pierre Nobile
Director of Photography: Florian Stadler
Sound Design: Keith Ruggiero
Talent: Kelly Thiebaud, Keith Ruggerio (Top hat), Pierre Nobile (Driver)
Line Producers: Pierre Nobile, Mike Silva
Gaffer: Mike Silva
Wardrobe: Maud Cruvelier De Warren
Make Up artists: Kathleen James, Tanya Arce
Duel Choreography: Alex Kudo
Set Photography: Ariel Vardi, Tsugu Wada
Production Assistant: Rasi Delgado
3D Egg: Tim Salikov
Owl: James Rydesky
Design/Animation/Compositing/Color: Justin Harder
Editor: Justin Harder
Remember Mahalo Daily host Veronica Belmont? She's back with her top 10 Best Videos of the Week. Guest host Veronica Belmont hi-jacks the Digg Reel this week with a collection of some of her favorite funny internet videso, including a tribute to John Hughes and Shatner / Kirk shenanigans!
Audio d-touch is a collection of applications for real-time musical composition and performance, with very special user interfaces. The collection includes a drum machine and a sampling sequencer, both are controlled by spatially arranging physical objects on an interactive table surface. Each object represents a sound, and its position with respect to the surface is mapped to certain playback parameters. For example, the horizontal position of an object represents the timing of the sound. The system is extremely low cost and now it can be freely and fully downloaded from http://www.d-touch.org/audio. All is needed to get audio d-touch to work is a standard computer (PC or Mac) with a webcam and a printer.
August 17, 2009
Seimens unveiled the first custom electric motorcycle dubbed the “Seimens Smart Chopper.” The bike was designed and built by the prolific motorheads at Orange County Choppers. The chopper sports the signature OCC style but being electric it lacks the ground rumbling roar. OCC founder Paul Teutul Jr. admits that everyone loves loud pipes but points out that this bike is the future (check out the interview below).
Siemens Smart Chopper
The Smart Chopper rocks a 27 HP electric motor that has a max speed of 100 mph. You can go 60 miles on a charge but then will need about 5 hrs to recharge and hit the road again. On top of the energy efficient motor the bike is made with many recycle materials and adorned with water based paints. Daryl Dulaney, President & CEO of Siemens Building Technologies explains:
“We wanted to build this unique chopper to raise environmental awareness and reflect what the 69,000 employees of Siemens USA are doing to help America stay on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s green economy. Siemens is already very much a part of the fabric of America, and our portfolio is one of the greenest in the business. Green is not marketing hype for us; it is in our DNA.”
The bike will go on tour across the US then will be auctioned off in 2010 and the proceeds given to an environmentally focused charity. For more information check out the Siemens press release.
August 14, 2009
347 frame shot on Canon 5D Mark II and Sigma 12-24.
15 seconds exposures at f8, at 17 seconds intervals.
UPDATE: Sound was captured separately at the time of shooting this, on a ZOOM H4n.
More than 70,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this “Great Recession.” Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives.
August 13, 2009
Amazing smokey animation inspired by the wonderful music of Olafur Arnalds.
Here is Esteban's reel for 2008.
August 11, 2009
An experimental film, carried out in time-lapse and exploring the town of London at the various hours of the day and the night. It was turned in order to show the rush and the ceaseless movement of the cars and the population.
After working on the latest cover for Macworld Magazine I wanted to show what is involved in making a cover. I focused on the three main areas: the photography, photoshop and design. I chose a time lapse format to convey lots of information in a small amount of time. The only drawback of time lapse is that since half a day goes by in 30 seconds, the whole process seam so easy! Lots of details were left out of the design process (like the cover meetings and rounds of layout options). I began to photograph the design process after the layouts had already been narrowed down to just three cover designs.
On the technical side, for the time lapse video, I used the Canon 5D Mark II with a 24mm-70mm zoom. I chose the 5D because of its great image quality with high ISO's. Canon's sRAW1 gave me the flexibility of a RAW file with the file size of a jpeg. The actual Macworld cover was taken with a Phase One P65+ digital back attached to a 4x5 Sinar X camera with a 65mm lens.
Many thanks to Rob Schultz for allowing me to invade his office and literally shoot over his shoulder.
The music was used with permission by The Brokenmusicbox.
By Peter Belanger
August 10, 2009
c4real made this film just to showcase their CG abilities. Cince they...just..love Porsches!
In house production took 4 weeks, rendering on a 8 core MacPro took 4 months non stop. All frames rendered at a minimum of 1 frame an hour, some took 24 hours per frame (the door opening took that long because of the blurry reflections). Everything was rendered in 1920x817 in Cinema4D. No Radiosity was used, only some area lights and a nice environment based on an EMC room.
Part 2 of this film is currently in production and is going to look even better than this one :D !
Audio was created by Maarten from m-works.nl
For more work check out site:
Muzorama is a short 3D animation film based on the universe of french illustrator Muzo.
Produce in 2008 with a six weeks production time.
Directed by Elsa Brehin, Raphaël Calamote, Mauro Carraro, Maxime Cazaux, Emilien Davaux, Laurent Monneron and Axel Tillement.
Softwares used are Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects.
Siggraph 2009 official selection.
August 7, 2009
Currently in the prototype stages, this technology demo by researchers at the University of The Future Tokyo are using ultrasound technology to give holograms a solid feel. Sensors detect when you’re touching the hologram making the whole experience truly interactive. These interactive holograms are going to take those augmented reality demos you see in shopping malls and in stores to a whole new level!