If you thought getting to know your ABC's had to be boring, then you must check out this video, called The Alphabet 2, by n9ve. Released less than a week ago, it's been zipping through the web for good reason. They describe it as a "video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself. Playing with different techniques and materials into little and big spaces, but always focusing on Helvetica font's proportions. A collection of words in a… Continue
If you're a fan of retro video games and you love art, you're going to get a kick out of this new sculpture by Aled Lewis. Called Double Discount, it pays tribute to the Game Boy title, Double Dragon II, and was made for the Old School Video Game Show coming on September 16 to Gallery 1988 in Venice,… Continue
While we'll always be a fan of underwater photography and motion, that's not the full reason why we're showing you this music video. José Lourenço, a a writer and director based in Toronto, recently reached out to us to tell us about Muscle Relaxants, a new video he created for the indie rock band, The Rural Alberta Advantage.
This song is the second single from their second LP, Departing, which was released on Saddle Creek Records in the… Continue
This short video from WWF, titled The World is Where We Live, simply and artistically shows us that we are all connected. Wonderful.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an organization whose mission is to halt and reverse the destruction of our environment. Among other issues, it's concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate… Continue
If you ever thought about making a music video but stopped short because you thought you needed tons of money for all that equipment (lighting, cameras, etc), then let us show you something. More and more, we're starting to see really high-quality videos shot entirely on that little gadget we all hold near and dear to our hearts...our smartphones. (Really, how great was… Continue
I've seen a lot of time-lapse films in the last few years, and I have to say, this one by Terje Sorgjerd could be the best.
The footage was captured about a week ago from atop El Teide, Spain's highest mountain. At one point, a large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert, making it nearly impossible for Sorgjerd to see the sky with his own eyes. Surprisingly, his camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look… Continue
About 17 days ago, photographer Dan Chung put up this video, on behalf of the Guardian news organization, that showed images of what remains of Shintona in Miyagi prefecture, one of the towns worst affected by the tsunami. What followed was a vigorous debate on whether he had crossed a line in photojournalism. Should Chung have used melodramatic music? Did his use of a slider take away from or perhaps add too much to the drama?
Ready to get your heart pumping? Tick Tock is a student short film made for 2011 Emory Campus MovieFest that is as suspenseful as you can get! It won Best Picture at the Emory finale and will be competing internationally at Hollywood in June.
Before you read any further watch the film.
The synopsis: What would you do if you had five minutes to live? Trace a young man's few minutes of trying to fulfill his highest… Continue
Rip Curl recently collaborated with Timeslice Films to create a surf video that's out of this world! Shot over two days on Malaysia's Sunway Lagoon Wavepool, the video features the world's four best surfers, Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Owen Wright and Matt Wilkinson, as they show off their sick skills in front of 52 different DSLR cameras. The freeze action is called bullet-time.
As Ripcurl explains, "The revolutionary campaign captures surfing in a way… 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 —
You've just got to love this Rushmore inspired recruitment video from the people over at Twitter. The footage is of actual Twitter employees. As they explain, "The employees are the stars at Twitter, and that’s who we focused on in the video (which was conceived, scripted and directed by employees).”
Sign me up for The Finer Things Club!
If you'd like to compare it to Rushmore, you can do that,… Continue
Added by alice on August 10, 2010 at 9:00am —
Dwell presents their first video in a three-part series about color. Senior editor Aaron Britt drops by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to discuss the life and work of German-born American artist Josef Albers, who is often referred to as the 'Father of Color Theory'. Will give you a great appreciation not just for color but for Albers - his values, beliefs and incredible passion.
For the #112th episode on ArtBabble, Jeff Koons describes how he likes to “communicate with other artists” by making art historical references, from Classical to Modern, in his sculptures and paintings in this Jeff Koons Art History video. (… Continue
Added by Felix Stork on July 11, 2010 at 7:57am —
The VitraHaus in Rhein, Germany is one of my favorite structures that we've covered this year. This video by Pedro Kok gives us a better look at the furniture factory designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.
If you've been waiting for the next generation of iPhones, wait no longer. Steve Jobs just unveiled the iPhone 4 which includes FaceTime or video calling (like in the Jetsons!), an incredibly high-resolution screen, dual cameras, multitasking, and a 5 megapixel camera with built-in LED flash. Of course, she's all wrapped up in a beautifully designed body. In fact, check out those nicely squared off corners!
Madrid Check out that crash! In order to promote the new Activision Game BLUR, The Viral Agency set up some eye-catching pieces of 3D-perspective street art with the help of internationally renowned artists. Displayed across a selection of European cities including Madrid, Berlin and London, the…
Photographer Joseph Ford and his team digitally render our favorite video game consoles into real-life buildings. The series, titled “If I Were President,” was created for Amusement Magazine and takes inspiration from the Nintendo DS Lite, Sony PS3 and the old-school NES console. Adding solar panels on the Nintendo DS's dual screen was especially clever...…
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