December 29, 2010
Train of Thought from Leo Bridle on Vimeo.
Train of Thought was made as our graduation film from The Arts Institute at Bournemouth. Although Leo Bridle & Ben Thomas used digital compositing software, all the animation and models were done by hand, not with CGI. The film took approximately 9 months to complete, from storyboards through to the final edit.
DJ Light (DJ Luz), Lima 2010 from Cinimod Studio on Vimeo.
DJ Light is an immersive public sound and light installation that gives visitors the power to orchestrate an awe-inspiring performance of light and sound across a large public space. It was created for energy company Endesa by the Cinimod Studio London as the cornerstone of their Christmas celebrations in Lima, Peru.
The installation consists of 85 giant globes of light, each capable of displaying millions of colours. As the "guest DJ" assumes their position on the podium, they can use their arms to point and gesture. These movements are translated in real-time into beautiful movements of light and generative sound across the space.
A short reel of generative art & animations created for the Perth Arts Festival by the Brighton based studio FutureDeluxe through Agency 303 / Richard Berney & Melissa Radman.
FutureDeluxe is currently on the outlook for some digital creatives at all levels, so make sure you visit their website and send your application in.
December 26, 2010
Race After 1977 is a high-paced racing experience for iOS platform devices. Set in a post-apocalyptic world of scorching wastelands and nuclear winter, Race After 1977 will provide hours of fun as you race against your opponents, sliding through sand and ice, slamming opponents out of the way, and jumping onto walls to seize the advantage.
Driven by a custom built full-physics 3D engine and adorned by high-end graphics, Race After 1977 delivers a gaming console experience to the world of mobile device racing games.
Race After 1977 is a leap from the industry standard flat-surfaced and walled-in routine that has plagued the mobile racing games for so long.
The full physics experience of the custom engine will let your car slide on gravel, drive on dam walls, leap over opponents, slam them into walls, jump across ruined bridges, swerve on uneven grounds and skid into oblivion… All that while trying to compete against an AI that adapts to your skills and will not hesitate to run you off the road.
Coming out soon!
December 22, 2010
I don't know what to say on this video as there was not much info with it. It was filmed on Mt Superior in Utah by Marshall Miller and it looks amazingly beautiful and deadly scary at the same time. Well done guys with no fear!
A video case study outlining the success of an unprecedented social media experiment - allowing users to control the actions of a man through Twitter and view the experiment live via 24/7 video streaming through his webcam. A never before seen look into the Cannes advertising festival.
Word Lens can instantly translates printed words from one language to another using the video camera on your iPhone. No network delay, no roaming fees, and no reception problems.
Word Lens is a dictionary -- evolved. It looks up words for you, and shows them in context. You can use Word Lens on your vacations to translate restaurant menus, street signs, and other things that have clearly printed words.
Word Lens has its limits. Sometimes the translation will have mistakes, and may be hard to understand, but it usually gets the point across. If a translation fails, there is a way to manually look up words by typing them in. Word Lens does not read very stylized fonts, handwriting, or cursive. Try it, and tell us what you think!
In 2010 MTV WEEK encompassed a series of events across 4 days ranging from 50,000+ people outdoor concerts to VIP lounge parties, indoor private concerts and club parties, celebrating Madrid’s hosting of the MTV Europe Music Awards.
MTV approached Binalogue to art direct, design, and animate as well as develop part of the concept for this year’s MTV WEEK broadcast, outdoor and print campaign.
With over 50 deliverables, this campaign was featured across a broad range of media and had some of Madrid’s hottest spots displaying our work throughout October and November.
This is a montage of the various pieces developed for the broadcast campaign.
December 21, 2010
AKQA San Francisco asked PostPanic to help create a unique 10th anniversary thank you film to more than 1 million Google AdWords clients worldwide. The agency's idea was to individually address each of the clients by incorporating their company name in the film visuals. PostPanic took on the challenge of creating the main film which would then be handed over complete to Google's customization agency for clients' name integration. Director Mischa Rozema developed AKQA's script to include a fictitious Google research department trying out ambitious experiments to feature each advertiser. A combination of live action and vfx, the footage was filmed by PostPanic in around Google HDQ in California, before being brought back for post in Amsterdam.
Today junaio announced it is teaming up with eBay Classifieds to help smartphone users in the U.S. discover local listings by simply scanning the area around them with their onboard camera. eBay Classifieds provides buyers and sellers a free, local marketplace to trade goods and services backed by industry-leading standards in trust and safety, customer service and user experience. Now, with junaio`s keyword and pinpoint geographic filtering, users can discover eBay Classifieds listings around them through an augmented reality viewer.
Old-time skaters ENESS jumped at the chance to bring skateboarding into the future by blending interactivity and high-tech mastery for the Tron Legacy premiere.
Each rider is equipped with an ipod and our custom-built app to measure their air time and trigger graphics whilst in the air and on landing.
Made with no money, just a little time and a lot of passion. Amazing!
D.O.P: Richard Mountney
Lighting and Camera assistants: Simon Mountney, Tom Mountney and Robin Mair
December 20, 2010
The German agency brand.david has launched an augmented reality (AR) campaign for the „Frauennotruf München e.V", which is a local non profit organisation against domestic violence. In cooperation with Augmented Reality (AR) specialist metaio the advertisings have been enriched with multimedia content that can be discovered by anyone using a smartphone.
December 11, 2010
TikTok and LunaTik simply transform the iPod Nano into the world's coolest multi-touch watches. The idea to use the Nano as a watch was an obvious one ever since the product was announced. But Scott Willson at MNML studio wanted to create a collection that was well designed, engineered and manufactured from premium materials and that complemented the impeccable quality of Apple products. Not just clipped on a cheap strap as an afterthought. Scott wanted to create a product that your friends and strangers would stop you and ask "WTF is that??? And where can I get one?!"
TikTok will retail for $34.95 and LunaTik will retail for $69.95. iPod Nano not included. iPod Nano, Apple logo and Apple are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
The all-or-nothing funding site Kickstarter has another big hit on its hands — and an iPod nano watch on its wrist.
December 9, 2010
Award-winning animation studio Nathan Love is delighted to share news of its recent contributions to the December issue of Esquire, the leading men's lifestyle magazine, for its holiday gift guide feature presented by contributing editor and world renowned filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld.
"Producing this holiday animation for Esquire allowed us to explore more of the world of traditional 2D animation and illustration for print," added Mike Harry, Nathan Love's executive producer."Collaborating with Esquire's art director Darhil Crooks was a great experience, and working with filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld was both an honor and a lot of fun. We hope our enthusiasm comes through in the feature, and invite everyone to please stay tuned-in as our adventures continue."
Don't forget to visit Esquire.com to check some of the 30 stylish presents for this Christmas for you or your man.
The Malibu Rum's DJ Music Mixer app allows users to create custom tracks, like a professional DJ, by mixing songs from dual decks, adding sounds from the freestyle board, recording, saving, and sharing their songs via social media. Creating the app, Malibu worked with a handful of influential artists including Major Lazer, Mastiksoul, and Mowgli who are all featured on the app's pre-loaded and downloadable tracks. The Malibu Rum's DJ Music Mixer app is FREE to download and very user-friendly so that all music fans, no matter if they're novice or expert, can navigate. Groovie baby!
Metaio´s developers and the renowned German Magician Simon Pierro have teamed up to bring you an extraordinary mixture of classic magical skills and real-time visualization technology. The story about love, peace and of course some reindeers was captured in a single shot and contains no post production or editing except sound and some on air design (credits). Simon Pierro and metaio would like to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a lot fun with finding out: what is real and what is an illusion?
It is Kooaba's ambition to make billboards more interactive through Paperboy and Posterplus apps. In Switzerland, Kooaba teamed up with APG media to bring you Swiss billboards interactive using Kooaba’s image recognition platform Paperboy. Have a look how it works in this promo video.
December 8, 2010
Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.
Thought of You - Behind the Scenes Preview - ROUGH CUT from Cambell Christensen on Vimeo.
The birth of 'Thought of You' came from my desire to unite several of Ryan's passions into one art piece. Figurative works, 2d animation, EFX animation, and contemporary dance. Put all three of these forms together to support a theme centered around the complexities of intimate relationships…and whalaa, Thought of You is born!
Rather than creating a narrative animated piece that communicates a well defined story, this piece allows for each individual who views it to to experience something unique and personal that touches their own sensibilities.
'Nowhere Near Here' is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with over 200 stencils and 300+ long exposure photos to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, in Coventry, on the 7th October 2010.
December 6, 2010
GE Aviation designs wanted to share the intricate choreography of flying in all its glory. So they captured all the take-offs and landings that happen over the course of one day and combined them into one short film. Watch, and see the hidden beauty of flight reveal itself.
Director Michael Bay takes another fantasy-inspired turn in this extended 90-second spot—which aired only during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Featuring Supermodels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Erin Heatherton, Katsia Zingarevich, Lily Aldridge and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Is this from planet Earth?
Sneakerpedia Trailer from Sneakerpedia on Vimeo.
Foot Locker has launched a new project through its agency SapientNitro that aims to be the biggest archive of sneakers in the world ever. The Sneakerpedia, as it will be known, is hoping to gather the collections of sneaker obsessives from around the world into a hub, run by collectors for sneaker community and powered by Footlocker.
December 5, 2010
Urushi Musical Interface from Yuri Suzuki on Vimeo.
Urushi Musical Interface was designed in the UK by Yuri Suzuki and lacquered in Japan. For now it is exhibited at Embassy of Japan in the UK organized by Emiko Oki
Touch panel style musical interface which uses principle of gold inlay. Interface Logic Design by Matt Rogers and Yuri Suzuki.
FLUD for iPhone v1.0 Down and Dirty Demo! from Bobby Ghoshal on Vimeo.
FLUD is a great place to follow your favorite sources of content in a highly visual, categorized format. It has a huge community behind it in only 3 months of being in the app store and we have a lot of support from our lovely users.
The app is completely FREE along with the iPad app, so I hope you enjoy this demo enough to download and use it :)
December 3, 2010
At the invitation of Olympikus 32 moviemakers got together and produced a movie "The People's Cup" whose setting is the world. More specifically, the 32 countries that competed in the World Cup 2010. It is a movie that deals with emotion and the people and not the soccer and the games themselves. It is a movie that talks about the emotions and thrill in a broadest and most collective sense. A movie to show the real emotions and the true colours of the World Cup 2010. A movie that will inspire Brazil for 2014. Designed by Icelandic illustrator Siggi Eggertsson, this is a beautiful packaging design coming from Brazil.
December 2, 2010
ESPN Monday Night Football Interactive Storefronts from Brand New School on Vimeo.
International production company and design studio Brand New School(BNS) is proud to announce the founding of its new School of Interactive Media, a fully integrated design, media, and digital development practice within BNS, as well as the realignment of its management structure. Both strategic initiatives are aimed at better serving the company's high-profile clientele.
Over the past several years, BNS has collaborated on many major interactive projects, including their 2009 interactive storefront installations for ESPN produced for Wieden+Kennedy, which won a 2010 Cannes Outdoor Silver Lion in Ambient/Digital Media, as well as being named Best Experiential Project in the 2010 Next Awards, and winning Best Use of Interactive Technology honors in this year's Digital Out-of-Home Awards from MediaPost Communications.
You can find here some examples of the amazing projects put to practice from talented creatives from BNS.
Silent Writings Installation from Barbara Kruger from Brand New School on Vimeo.
December 1, 2010
AixSponza is a German studio from Munchen, correct me if I'm wrong, that is specializes in development, design and production of motion design. AixSponza's focus is on communication solutions for broadcast, advertising, events, fairs, presentations and more. Mad reel, although not much of a written info can be found on their minimal and stylish website, only great images and videos.
For their sponsored project held by RIM Blackberry at the Art Center College of Design, designers Kiki and Daniel had to incorporate an interface that integrates human emotions with the concept of social networking. The result of this exercise was the Empathy concept. The phone is used in conjunction with a biometrics ring that is worn by the user to collect “emotional data”. Spec-wise it features a transparent OLED screen that becomes transparent when not in use and opaque during interaction. The front is all touch surface, while on the back there is a physical keyboard.
Via Yanko Design.
On December 1st, Hollywood dies a digital death. The world's top celebrity tweeters are sacrificing their digital lives to give real life to millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Watch their full last tweet and testaments and buy their digital lives back at buylife.org
Drinkspiration iPad app helps party hosts create cocktails perfected for home through a fully interactive drink-mixing guide.
ABSOLUT® VODKA launches Drinkspiration Home Edition by ABSOLUT – a free drink application for the iPad. With more than 3,000 drink recipes at your fingertips, Drinkspiration Home Edition is the perfect application to get your party started. Tap around to discover new, exciting drinks, and share your customized drink collections on Facebook.
Drinkspiration Home Edition also offers shopping list functionalities, a mixing assistant tool “How To” mixing videos, step-by-step mixing instructions, and a drink randomizer to take any house party to the next level. Drinkspiration Home Edition for the iPad is available on App Store now.