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Together with director of photography Eric Treml, Jonathan and the BNS team used the ARRI Alexa digital camera system to capture their HD source footage during three days of production on-stage.
"We essentially painted animation on people's skin, using a fusion of digital and practical techniques," Jonathan explained. "After exploring different ways of accomplishing the desired effect, we filmed people with real paint on their skin, then we animated artwork using traditional cel animation techniques, where we matched the practical paint used in the live-action shoot. The animation was then composited onto their skin using seamless digital visual effects."
BNS artists tracked the form of the human body using mocha, then animated what they wanted on the body using cel animation with hand-drawn artwork. They then projected their animation onto the tracked body and composited the work in Nuke to make it feel like actual paint. Final color was handled in Autodesk Flame.
May 27, 2011
The Pool was more than a BMX comp, it was one of the most extra-ordinary gatherings of the BMX community this century.
From the draining of a soon to be demolished local authority swimming pool in Dagenham, East London, into a world class park in less than two weeks was a feat in itself, but to see the diversity and level or riding on display at the launch event was truly remarkable.
40 international riders with a brand new team format saw non-comp riders, veterans, street destroyers and park animals all throw down into something far better than we could have dreamt of.
May 26, 2011
"A full confession regarding this piece is that it was initially motivated more by a tool than by a story, and my goal as a story teller is to of course not make a habit of this. So call this project a guilty pleasure if you will, but since it’s a non-narrative work I suppose I’m off the hook." For the full story go to Niles Heckman website.
Ever wondered why cats stare while you're pouring milk? It's because they know that it is only a matter of time... That time is the only thing between them and opposable thumbs. An army of cats with thumbs is forming and they are after your Cravendale...
May 22, 2011
May 21, 2011
If you don't know the work of Bradley Munkowitz aka GMUNK than I might just ask you if you ever watched latest Tron movie. GMUNK was part of the team that delivered the astonishing visual effects all throughout the movie. Have a look at the snapshot of his 10 year career at his freshly launched website.
Sehsucht™ says: "Our latest car porn introduces Lamborghini's new super sports car Aventador with its 700 HP bull power - powerful and classy just like his namesake, Spanish bull legend Aventador - relentlessly fighting the forces of nature in a 3-minute special effect thunderstorm, shot in the Californian desert Coyote Dry Lakebed and directed by Ole Peters."
The second video is made by Weareflink from Hamburg in Germany. They invent, direct and guide.
While tablet computing may in future transform the whole computer industry, it is already changing the way we look at augmented reality. And this is not only because of the big display. More and more different devices for multiple OS platforms are expected to appear on the market, equipped with advanced sensors such as high-resolution cameras. The cost of data roaming is likely to drop and considering the millions of people expected to buy such a device in the next few years, there are incentives enough for optimizing augmented reality (AR) tablet software and to start creating really useful and fascinating applications taking full advantage of the promising, new capabilities. metaio, with its junaio 2.6 release, a junaio plug-in for third party app integration, and the revised mobile AR SDK Unifeye 2.5, is well prepared and ready to go for the next generation of AR applications.
May 17, 2011
"3 Dreams of Black" is Chris Milk's new interactive film, created in WebGL with some friends from Google, for Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi's ROME, featuring Jack White & Norah Jones. The project is a Chrome Experiment that showcases some of the latest web technologies in modern browsers like Google Chrome.
In building "3 Dreams of Black", we've had the opportunity to build many tools, libraries, and models. We've fully opened up the source code and made it available for web developers to tinker with us at ro.me/tech. In addition to the code, a few other highlights include eight WebGL demos, a fun model viewer for interacting with some of the animals from the web experience, and the Three.js 3D library used for building the experience. In addition, a big part of the project was to define a good pipeline for getting all the animals and environment models right in WebGL -- for this, we extended Blender with custom plugins so we could manipulate and export the data with ease.
May 13, 2011
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Animation made with mixing each Kubrick's movies. Typography, colors, patterns and symbols are re interprating. The old man is watching behind his life, nostalgic and the young one is thinking about his future to write.
Here is an exclusive new film for Audi A1,directed by Sam Brown for Rogue Films. This short minimalistic video reveals lines and parts of the Audi A1 set in the black / white and red environments, much like Jay-Z's hit "On to the next one".
May 5, 2011
Melbourne’s already vibrant cultural and arts scene is about to receive a fresh new feel and perspective with the launch of its first digital festival. Pause Fest, which will be held from the 7th-13th November 2011, is about the new, innovative, interactive, exciting, creative and contemporary in the digital, advertising and creative industries featuring some of the world’s most creative minds of the 21st century.
This exciting addition to Melbourne’s cultural landscape has launched their impressive website which provides information about the amazing local and international artists and agencies that will be taking part in this years inaugural festival. The website features profiles, interviews and show reels from the likes of industry heavyweights such as Tronic Studio (USA), Fantasy Interactive (SWE), Director Kobayashi (UK), Leviathan (USA), Plenty (ARG), Physalia (ESP) as well as talented solo artists making waves in the industry: Dima Grubin (BLR), Andrey Muratov (RUS), Ronaldo Tozzi (BRA), Antonis Zagoraios (GRE), Dante Nou (AUS) and many others.
Pause Fest’s mission is to transform the city into an open gallery and create networking opportunities as well as dazzling visual and interactive experiences for both artists and the general public. That’s why Pause Fest has a number of opportunities for creatives to get involved and welcomes all submission whether from agencies that are looking to expand their scope and be part of something truly unique and innovative, or from solo artists who would like an opportunity to have their work showcased to an international and national audience.
Pause Fest is looking for a range of different types of talent to be involved, from local agencies and artists, production houses to musicians, performers and VJs to truly show off the plethora of creative activity that Melbourne offers. The festival will be an amalgamation of open exhibitions, interactive displays, live musical performances, visual projections, brand and product launches and new technologies.
Submission forms for show reels, animation, anything that moves and is at the cutting edge of the creative industries or blurs the creative boundaries can be found online on the Pause Fest website as well as submission for their world wide open poster contest for graphic artists. Submissions close September 1st 2011.
The type of submission Pause Fest is looking for are:
• Show reels of animations, anything that moves or is 3D
• Interactive displays and exhibitions
• Product and brand launch events to be part of the festival - anything that is new and innovative from concept cars to new technologies and communication devices
• Visual projections that truly dazzle
• Musical and live performances of any kind and any genre
• Poster graphics for the Pause Fest poster
• And anything to that is digital and kick’s ass!
May 3, 2011
Touch, mobility, and Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 software—how's that for a creative combination? Adobe and the developer community can now create apps that communicate with Photoshop CS5 via a range of devices and platforms. Explore new Adobe Photoshop Touch apps for iPad, the first to tap into this new connectivity.
May 1, 2011
"The Node" is a project of time-image represented as pixels, which is connected to its reinterpretations done by various frequency artists. Here is the list: Audionerve, Box of Toys Audio, Calvin Markus, Combustion, Cypheraudio, David Della Santa, David Kamp, Drasko Vucevic, Ece Pak, Echolab, Jeff Dodson, Mutant Jukebox, Studio-Takt, Taprikk Sweezee, Wiener Music