July 23, 2007
Stop motion, painting with light, & more
- Fredo Viola’s Sad Song Video was "created entirely using 15 second JPEG movies from my Nikon Coolpix 775 camera and composited in After Effects." Haunting and rad (and–not to worry–not so sad). [Via]
- Ollie Larkin makes super cool timelapses. Love that Ferris wheel! [Via David Clifford]
- Sprint’s new ad campaign features terrific animation done with flashlights. (It’s lovely enough to forgive the awkward copy writing. No, I did not, as a child, dream of fancy cell phones.) I wonder whether any of those Pikapika or Lichtfaktor kids were involved.
- If any of that leaves you too chilled out to work, spool back up with this thermonuclear techno freak-out. [Via]
- How do you visualize a flavor? Michel Gagné talks about his concept art for Ratatouille*, depicting what each character is tasting. [Via]
- Factory Films gives a beautiful, Gondry-esque treatment to dice in Fuyija Miyagi’s Ankle Injury video. [Via Maria Brenny]
- Speaking of Gondry, with Daft Punk is Playing At My House, LCD Soundsystem creates a great homage to his Around the World video.
*Tangentially related: Last week we had a great visit with the Pixar folks, discussing how they use Photoshop today & how they’d like to see it evolve. In talking about creating the lifelike rat movements in Ratatouille, they said, "Yeah, it was really tough gluing tiny ping pong balls onto those guys for the motion capture! We tried marshmallows, but they kept eating ‘em…"