Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Unfortunately, I could not post this video on my blog, watch it here. We Are Seventeen is a design and motion graphics studio based in London. Their plethora of work ranges from smooth 2D animations to in depth 3D renderings. This particular piece was made for BBC and the guys at We Are Seventeen "were asked to design and animate two spots that take us on a journey and explore how circles keep cropping up in the history of the earth." This is the beautiful result. I especially love their commitment to keep the piece overall 2D while focusing on solid transitions and animation. I urge you to check out their website, it has in depth looks at each of their videos and how they approached the client's needs.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A short and light animation about rebranding from Scott Benson. This work hits home for me because so often in my daily work I am helping companies brand themselves, and it is not always the most fun...
Also I suggest you check out more of Scott's work, it's pretty great. Here is a little taste...
The nerd in me will always be drawn to the 8-bit aesthetic. This new music video for Goldfish has cameos from great video games ranging from Pac-Man to Grand Theft Auto.
Check out the band here
Buy the song here
Monday, May 23, 2011
A piece I did for the Vimeo Weekend Project. This weekend it was a Haiku based project. This meant along with writing a haiku (which is 5 syllables, 7 syllable, 5 syllables) we had to have 3 different shots (5 seconds, 7 seconds, 5 seconds). After having such a hot weekend this was the only thing I could make.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I was listening to Bedouin Soundclash's "Light the Horizon" album in preparation for seeing them at the Shelter in Detroit at the end of June when I said to myself, why not post some music on here, that's the whole point right?
Hear some here
I feel like I have been so future focused lately that I have been forgetting the things that got me where I am. I recently stumbled across my old website from high school and found myself really enjoying a lot of my old photography. Lately I have been spending a lot of time on video that it made me really appreciate the subtle moments that photography can capture. So here is a group of my favorites.
Monday, May 16, 2011
“I am the humming in your veins, calling you my own as I pass every piece of life you’ve been through. I had been there for each, and they had latched on and embedded themselves in the tiniest corners of your bones; filling the cracks others had left behind. And shortly after I too will dispense from here, leaving strays of my silent murmurs in your skin.”
- little thing i wrote a 1 am the other day
oh and you have to view this in the original size to see all of the details! :**
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
This is an amazing tutorial given to us by the Tuts+ Network. Ben Mounsey takes us through the entire process of creating a vector art character in Adobe Illustrator and then animating that character in After Effects. For more vector inspiration check out Ben's website here.
Monday, May 9, 2011
An extremely interesting music video by Andrew de Freitas for artist Dan Deacon. I have seen a lot of videos involving old photo books and this is one of the most memorable. Andrew takes the process a step further by distorting the pages and combining several photos to create a whole new environment.
An extremely slick animation from director Ned Wenlock for the band Danger Beach on Dream Damage Records. I love the rotating device used to evolve the story along and it doesn't hurt to have a bad ass song to animate to. Download their album, Milky Way here. Also check out Ned's blog for an in-depth look at how Apache was made!
A wonderfully crafted video by Eric Power. He does a lot of stop motion work with construction paper and he is VERY good at it. Check out more of his work by visiting his site by clicking on his name.