If you love clever illusions that mess with your mind, then you're going to get a kick out of this new guerrilla advertising for Mercedes-Benz. To launch their new 2012 C-Class Coupe, they worked with BBDO Toronto, Canada to come up with this creative idea. A Benz was parked in front of a motion blurred wall, sidewalk, and billboard that read: “Looks fast. Even in park. The 450hp 2012…
This funny video by Google is flying around the web today and for good reason. "More than 80 percent of our communication is body language," says one "expert." And Gmail Motion will "free the Gmail user from ... the constraints that modern society ... put on the human body," says another. Nice one, Google. Way to make April Fools' Day fun!
Got to love this retort on YouTube:
"I prefer to type my emails with Morse Code 2 techology or dance dance revolution pad… Continue
London-based commercial photographer Dirk Rees knows how to capture the perfect moment. Having worked in film, Rees takes photos that have a cinematic feel to them which he accomplishes through careful lighting and thoughtful storytelling. Movement, shape, body and motion are all taken into consideration when he snaps a shot.
"A single image can represent everything; it’s the most… Continue
Why do we love stop motion? As Slashfilm's put it, "In the day and age of everything being whipped up in CGI, it’s really a testament to see people work in a medium that requires hours of tedious work on films that can take an extremely long time to produce." Not only does stop motion take an enormous amount of patience, it's unique and interesting, proving that with… Continue
Just how does a phone company show off its latest gadgetry? Well, if you're Nokia, you team up with Aardman Animations and create the smallest stop-motion animation character in a film. It stars a 9mm girl named Dot as she battles her way through a microscopic world.
Shot entirely on the new Nokia N8, the film shows us just what you can do when you combine the smartphone's… Continue
Added by alice on September 17, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Dancers are admired for the way they move. Fluid and graceful, they are often seen twirling and spinning across an open stage.
Photographer Bill Wadman wanted to capture these movements, but in an unconventional way. Instead of taking boring still shots, he decided to go with long-exposures, allowing us to track the movements of these modern-day… Continue
Intrigued by what he could not see, Harold Edgerton made it his life's mission to analyze motion and extend our perception of time. He was an inventor as well as an MIT professor who was credited for taking the stroboscope from the lab to the forefront of our creative consciousness. Combining the stroboscopic process with the camera’s flash,… Continue
I am Beautiful is a short and sweet stop motion film that should have you laughing this morning. Created and animated by Joshua & Nathan Flynn, it stars Commander Worf giving himself some much needed TLC. This funny piece won the 'Best Stop Motion' award category of the 2009 University of Glamorgan Glammies Awards. Loved… Continue
Easily one of the best stop-motion videos of the year so far. 355 pictures were taken, printed in billboard size and shot again. The video was produced with the Olympus PEN itself. No tricks or computer animation at… Continue
The world seems to pass us by at a million miles a minute. All we want to do is to stop and catch our breath, to try and freeze time and enjoy the present moment. Motion blur photography tries to captures this idea of movement through time. The most interesting… Continue
This exciting new demo from Viv magazine is making the internet rounds, showing us some exciting ways magazines are going to use the iPad. I was actually more excited about the behind-the-scenes video than the demo. Check it out (above) and see how magazines will soon come alive!
"Together with co-directors Cory Strassburger and Ming Hsiung, we produced a motion magazine cover and feature spread for Viv… Continue
This epic lightsaber battle is one of the coolest stop motion videos I've seen in awhile. Jordan Johnson of Fancy Pants Productions created this as his entry to the animation challenge on Bricks in Motion, a website specializing in stop motion animation using Lego bricks.
The special effects, such as the lightsabers and blaster effects, were done in Photoshop. The rest was done one frame at a time, moving Lego men around, and capturing every single… Continue
Randomly browsing through Flickr I stumbled upon this picture taken by bba. I think it's a great pic. (Also, notice the great pictures on the wall?) It's on The Wii Motion pool. I liked it, so I stuck to that pool and browsed some more. Take a sneak peak. ;)
The Lisa tipped us onto this cool new video entitled Parkour Motion Reel. The short animated piece was done with a technical pen, frame by frame. Tracing back to the old flip book style in a new way, Parkour Motion Reel does an excellent job with classic animated… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 3, 2010 at 10:30am —
Completely obsessed with the works of Russian artist Maxim Zhestkov. Visit his wesite!!! Growing up, he was an avid video gamer. His interest in graphic design and CGI has influenced him to making his art. Now he has already done amazing artwork for Sony Playstation,… Continue
Peter Jansen must have watched the slow motion parts in The Matrix thousands of times. A student of physics and philosophy, the Dutch artist captures sequences of human movements within a single frame of space and time. The result is quite stunning.…